Award-Winning Children's Book Author
THAT MONSTER ON THE BLOCK
Winner of the Northern Lights Award, Hindi's Females of Fiction Literary Award, Royal Dragonfly Awards, and Firebird Book Awards
Monster is excited to see what kind of creature will move into Vampire’s old house on the block. He even starts practicing his welcome growl for the new neighbor. But when the moving truck pulls up, it’s not a greedy goblin, an ogre, or a dastardly dragon that steps out. Instead, it’s something even more terrifying than Monster could have imagined! Monster quickly rallies the other neighbors to unite against the new guy on the block. But what if the new neighbor isn’t exactly as bad as Monster thinks? Join Monster as he confronts his fears in this charming and lighthearted look at what it means to accept others who are different from us. Click here for free and fun downloadables!
NOW I'M A BIRD
Winner of the Mom's Choice Award, Story Monsters Approved BOOK OF THE YEAR, and multiple Firebird Book Awards
Julianna didn't mean to be a bird. It just happened, feather by feather. It s a rare and beautiful condition, explains the note her mom sends to school, though it doesn't help with the teasing. But Julianna's wings take her to places she hadn't imagined, with a birds-eye view that gives her a new perspective and the courage to find a flock of her own. Told with kid-friendly humor and heart, this is a unique story about embracing the wild and wonderful parts of ourselves and others.
Selected for: Kirkus Prize Nominee, Kids' Indie Next List, Amazon Editor's Pick for Summer Reading, Apple iTunes Spring's Biggest Books (for Kids), San Francisco Public Library's Summer Reading Program Theme, Society of Illustrators for their Original Art Exhibit, Featured children's book by Google - Authors@Google, The Planetary Society's top of the list selection for space-themed books, Smithsonian Air and Space Notable Book, Scholastic Book Club Selection, Notable Cildren’s Recordings Committee Discussion List - ALA Midwinter Conference, Chicago, IL
Prepare young explorers to go boldly where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story illustrated by award-winning animator Shane Prigmore will have new kindergartners ready for liftoff!
PLANET KINDERGARTEN: 100 Days in Orbit
Star Log: Day 100. Base camp is lively. I greet my crewmates and admire their work. We have mastered many skills on our journey, but today brings a new milestone. There have been: 100 roll calls. 100 songs. 100 pledges. 100 challenging days full of exploration and triumph! Little ones will be over the moon as they celebrate school's 100th Day with this entertainingly illustrated book, and eager to suit up for another daring adventure exploring and conquering Planet Kindergarten.
The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Fairytale
Selected for: Editor's Choice Book List Award from Mennet Lee Consulting
Every queen knows that in order to find out if a princess is REAL, one must send the alleged princess to bed on a magnificent pile of mattresses, slip in a pea, and see how she sleeps. But when the royal kitchen is fresh out peas, the queen tries a peanut instead. The princess turns out to be as real as her food allergies. This vibrant and humorous tale inspires and educates children with allergies, as well as those who live in and around food sensitive kingdoms. Includes a food allergy guide for adults and kid-friendly allergy definitions.