Children's Books

Ready to Read: Level One Books for Summer Reading

Ready to Read books are great learning tools over the summer to prepare your child for independent reading or a head start. Ready to Read: Level One books are for ages 4-6 and the first independent readers. These will have fun stories with appropriate words children in this skill level can master easily. If you are looking for Summer reading, these 2 titles are a hit!

Hairy, Hairy Poodle by Marilyn Singer

Poodle coming, poodle going.
Poodle’s curly hair is growing.
Poodle’s eyes are hardly showing.
Like the grass, that dog needs mowing!

See Poodle’s hair grow and grow and grow in this rhyming book for beginning readers. Buy on Amazon.

Red Truck Monsters: Race for First Place by Candice Ransom

Monsters high five. Monsters grin. Monsters hope their truck might win!

A family of monsters enter a race with their beloved red truck. But soon they realize the race is for monster trucks, not monsters in trucks! Can they still finish in first place? Buy on Amazon!

These titles are published by Simon Schuster.

Children's Books

Masks: A Lift-the-Flap Book to remember our mask-up times

Masks: A Lift-the-Flap Book to remember our mask-up times

The mask mandate may be ending, but when will we be in this situation again? It very well could happen. And if it does not for a while, this board book is a keepsake for what was. When kids suddenly went from using queues and facial expressions to judge adults to us hiding our faces behind a mask that was a huge change. To ‘see’ who is behind the mask and to grasp the health benefits this brings, there is this fun Lift-a-Flap books, MASKS.

Each page features colorful and exciting masks that you can lift to discover a familiar face! Who’s behind that unicorn mask? Your best friend! And who’s behind the mask with teddy bears on it? Your doctor, of course!

Masks: A Lift-the-Flap Book is available on Amazon and book stores.

Children's Books

My Big Notebook helps kids navigate their emotions and offer coping skills

My Big Notebook helps kids navigate their emotions and offer coping skills

Winner of a Gold Mom’s Choice Awards and published by SPARK Publications, My Big Notebook: It’s About Me with a Little Help fromMy Friend JC is a coping tool. It is a notebook for children who may have experienced trauma situations, anxieties, isolation and even loss.

It is written by Carla A. Carlisle an author, child advocate, trauma expert, and TEDx Speaker. Carla adopted a boy to become her son through her fostering. Her son is JC and he helped her write this book.

What you get is more than a book, it is a tool! My Big Notebook includes:

  • real stories
  • healthy coping mechanisms
  • positive affirmations
  • coloring & journaling pages
  • resources for kids
  • techniques to help children express their feelings in a positive way
  • letter to parents from a child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • support for parents

Your child will learn to navigate small and big emotions and learn some coping skills along the way. My Big Notebook is available now at stores and Amazon.

Children's Books, Easter, Infant Toddler Products

2 Toddler Books Perfect for the Easter Basket

Crinkle, Crinkle Little Car 2 Toddler Books Perfect for the Easter Basket

Crinkle, Crinkle Little Car by Jay Fleck is just how you would imagine, but perhaps a crinkle car is not the best noise to fall asleep to. The moon and stars would love some sleep, but this car is making so much noise. This is an adorable board book for toddlers at bedtime.

Available at Amazon and other retailers.

Construction Site

Construction Site: Spring Delight by Sherri Duskey Rinker is an Easter Lift-the-Flap book. In this book, construction vehicles meet spring animals as they work through their day. It all ends in a fun Easter surprise. The perfect Easter Basket treat for a toddlers basket.

Available on Amazon and other retailers.