Payton is Afraid of Dirt

Do you have a child with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Check out this book, Payton is Afraid of Dirt. Payton is Afraid of Dirt written by Shanna Simpson and illustrated by Idmary Hernandez tells the important story of a young boy struggling with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). As a speech language pathologist for almost 20 years, […]

Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind

Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind is a perfect book to help open the discussion with your child about being a kind and true friend to others. Review Dr. Seuss’s You Are Kind is a picture book that features Horton the Elephant that captures the true qualities of a kind friend. What qualities do you find […]

How to Build a Hug

How to Build a Hug, Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeezing Machine is a wonderful book to raise awareness of Autism. As a fan of Temple Grandin’s work and mission, I was excited to find this book at my local library written by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville. About The Book As a young girl, […]

Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet

Are you looking for a spooky Halloween book that will help target literacy and language goals? Review Bobs and Tweets Trick or Tweet by Pepper Springfield and illustrated by Kristy Caldwell is another inventive book in the Bobs and Tweets series. In TRICK OR TWEET, the Bobs and Tweets are all set for a big Bonefish […]

Interview with Matthew Van Fleet, Author and Illustrator

Are you looking for interactive and educational books for your toddler or preschool aged child? How about your child with special needs that needs a book that is multi-sensory? Matthew Van Fleet’s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for more than twenty years. His multi-sensory books encourage toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift, […]

Little Justice Leaders

Do you want to empower your daughter to be a leader? How about teaching both boys and girls the power of standing up for your rights and equality? Little Justice Leaders caught my attention on Instagram a couple of months ago because I immediately connected with the mission of this company. What is Little Justice […]

Chocolate Milk, Review and Author Interview

As a children’s book author that has published three children’s books, I love supporting other authors that also have the same dream to publish their own children’s books. Chocolate Milk written by Alexandria Rizik and illustrated by Joey A Dimaguila is a sweet children’s book with a valuable lesson. The story begins with the scene […]

Eat Pete!

Eat Pete! by Michael Rex is a funny and engaging picture book to read with your young child. The story begins with a friendly monster who visited a boy named Pete. When the monster arrives, Pete wants to play with him but the monster doesn’t because he wants to eat him! However, playing cars looks like […]

Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover

Do you have a child that loves space? How about the planet Mars? One of my favorite books that I have purchased recently is the picture book Curiosity The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum. This book contains facts that both children and adults can learn from and be inspired by. The beautiful […]

Teaching a Growth Mindset through Children’s Literature

As a member of the International Literacy Association, I receive the magazine Literacy Today. In this last issue of Literacy Today, I read a wonderful article about the Growth Mindset and Children’s Literature. What is the growth mindset? According to the authors in the article, this is the “belief that one’s intelligence and skills can […]