Wonderful book that’s funny and poignant at the same time This is a perfect middle-grade novel for both boys and girls. Featuring the antics of three boys who are best friends as they try to win a bicycle contest in 1964, the book is hilarious at times, but also has some subtle lessons to teach. It will beautifully show young readers today how integrity was developed during an era gone by. Highly recommended.
Fiction, Grades 4-7
An engaging tale of a kid brother struggling to be cool enough to be accepted by his older brothers’ pals – and his own classmates. After he finds his own path and listens to his inner voice, respect, acceptance and friendships follow. This book also touches on the importance of community, and the value of people reaching out to care about and help others, and shows how, in the process of helping, finding personal benefit, as well. “The Garden Raid” is an enjoyable and valuable read with a message that will resonate.
Fiction, Grades 3 - 6
eLit Books Award 2020 recipient for
Children's Books (7 & Under)
"The Magic You Don't See shares a story that needs to be reinforced again and again with the youth growing up in the age of immediacy and instant gratification. It's quiet and calm story gets back to the core of what's important about growing up, finding the confidence in yourself. The illustrations were a perfect match to the mood and message of the story. I really enjoyed this book as much as the kids I shared it with."
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
If you could see beyond that wall, you’d know it all
You’d be amazed to see
The bright beautiful truth that lies in me
"Four and Four"
The sequel to "The Garden Raid"
The mischief continues as John attempts to hold onto his identity.
The Garden Raid Set to Songs
An Apple Interactive Edition
Shout Out to Country Music
Featuring 12 original songs, poems art, story trivia, and dessert recipes.
The Magic You Don't See interactive ebook Now available on Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle