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March 4, 2020

I write because I want all children to feel at home in a book.

I want them to smile, laugh, think, and question.

Most of all, I want them to celebrate the diverse world in which we live.

  ~ Valerie Bolling

Valerie Bolling has been an educator for over 25 years and a writer since age 4. She i...

May 20, 2019

Have I got a treat for you!

During Storystorm, this January, Nancy Churnin mentioned the fact that she, Adah Nuchi, and Leslie Kimmelman had all released picture books on Irving Berlin within a two-month period. That even though all three addressed his immigration, entire life, and love of...

March 29, 2019

Have you ever been shy? Especially about performing or speaking in public. Ever wish you could retreat or disappear into another world? A world where everything would be perfect.

I love just about EVERY book that Erin has illustrated and/or Philip has written. Her style if so soft, gentle...

October 13, 2017

Change is a part of everyone's life. Whether that's growing up, going to school, moving, travel, or watching a grandparent age. It is inevitable. But it can be hard, confusing, and sad. Perhaps even scary, especially for a young child.

In this week's picture book, Rosie Pova, the auth...

October 9, 2017

First things first, the winner of Annie Silvestro's Mice Skating is:


Today, let's welcome Rosie Pova. Originally from Bulgaria, she lives in Texas with her husband and three kids. She writes primarily for children of all age groups, as well as poetry. Some of her poems have appeare...

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