Welcome to my obsession with children’s books–especially the ones that deal with everyday challenges in a fun and compelling way. I’ll share old classics, new gems, and everything in between to help support you and your kids (or just your kids if they like to read solo). Sign up and you’ll get my top-pick resources, delivered to your inbox each month on the full and new moon.


Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery (Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1983)

September 9, 2018

Is your child sensitive, feisty and independent?  If you thought Anne of Green Gables had spunk, L.M. Montgomery’s favorite character Emily Starr will knock your socks off.  Emily Starr, the heroine of the Emily trilogy, is a quick witted, ambitious and independent child who is not afraid to say… Read More

Do You Have a Child That Won’t Let Things Go?

May 29, 2018

Lilly’s Big Day by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books, 2006) Still feeling wedding fever from the Royal wedding this month? Wedding season is here and whether or not your child has any interest in weddings (or being a flower girl), this book will help you deal with a child who won’t… Read More

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte Press, 1999)

May 14, 2018

Set during one of the bleakest times in history, Bud, not Buddy, is about a 10-year-old African American boy living in Flint, Michigan. It’s the middle of the Great Depression, a time that was especially hard on African Americans. Bud’s all alone, searching for a father he’s never known or… Read More