4 Ways Authors Find Their Inspiration

One of the most mysterious parts of being a writer is finding the inspiration for your next story. Sometimes a bestselling idea will hit you out of nowhere, but more often than not you have to go out into the world and seek inspiration. But where do you go? And...

Top 4 Benefits of Journaling for Kids

As we've navigated such a weird, difficult year, one of the top recommendations I've seen for adults is to start journaling as a form of self-care. But have you ever thought about how journaling might help your kids as well? Here are just a few of the benefits journaling gave...

The #1 Social Media Platform Authors Need To Get On

If you haven’t yet heard of Goodreads, it's time to start learning! Goodreads is the #1 social media platform for readers and authors. Users have the opportunity to rate, review, find great book recommendations, and so much more! I’ve been a user of Goodreads for a few years now (if...

4 Books To Prep Your Middle-Schoolers for Back-To-School

I can't believe it's already back-to-school season! Whether your school is re-opening, or your kids are going to start the school year online, the first day of school this year might be even more nerve-wracking than usual. Here are a few books for middle-graders that will help them work through...

4 Stories That Will Help Your Kids Manage Stress

As adults, it feels like there is so much we can find ourselves worrying about this year. But have you thought about how this stress translates to your kids? It's important to help your children find a way to better understand, communicate, and cope with stress and worry. One way...

4 Benefits of Reading During Stressful Times

Do you remember the days you were a kid, falling asleep to your parents reading you a bedtime story? Well, it turns out immersing yourself in a good book actually has benefits that can improve your entire life! As tempting as it is in current time to constantly scroll through...

Managing Your Child’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Let's face it: keeping your kids safe AND happy during COVID-19 is more of a challenge than we all want it to be. Kids who are used to socializing miss seeing their friends, and kids who are natural introverts may be struggling with the idea of re-integrating back into their...

Activities to Keep Your Middle-Schoolers Entertained At Home!

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, it looks like we're about to embark on another month of at-home activities. I know it can be hard to keep finding ways to keep your kids entertained—especially now that it's summer break! If you're looking for new and creative activities to do with...

Did You Know There Are Children’s Books About COVID-19?

During scary times in the world, books often help kids to process their "new normal." Whether it's a cancer diagnosis, the loss of a parent or sibling, or any other life-changing event, you can probably find a book that will help you and your child start a conversation about it...

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How To Turn Your Child Into A Book-Lover

It's not easy to get our kids hooked on reading when there are so many entertainment options available to them these days. Between Tik Tok, video games, and endless TV shows, it might feel like books are your child's last resort rather than the first thing to turn to when...

Classic Stories Your Children Will Love!

Summer vacation is just about here! That means your kids are about to embark on months of free time...and us parents have to find ways to keep them entertained! My favorite way to entertain kids is with books, and these classics are sure to keep them hooked! Charlotte's Web, by...

Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity

One of the best trends to hit kid lit in recent years is the emphasis on diversity. For far too long, kids grew up reading books they weren't represented in. Now, you can find books that represent so many different types of people! Here are a few that you'll want...

Children’s Books to Read During a Summer At Home!

This summer may be shaping up a little different than usual for a lot of us. Instead of heading out on vacations across the country or the world, more of us are planning on staycationing in our own backyards. When you're getting the summer travel itch, here are a few...

How To Marie Kondo Your Bookshelves!

I don't know about you, but all of this extra time at home has been great for my spring cleaning! The one thing that always seems to get out of hand in my home are my bookshelves (you can never have too many books, right?). If you're in need of...

Top 3 Ways We Can Benefit From Creativity

Have you noticed that as our world has become more uncertain, more and more people are turning to creativity to express their feelings? Whether it's enjoying someone else's creation (like reading a book) or making their own creations (baking, painting, writing), it seems like creativity is finally starting to be...

I’m Giving Away The Night Buddies Series—For Free!

Looking for some new reading material for your kiddos? From now until midnight on April 30th, you can enter to win the entire Night Buddies collection! I'll be picking 5 winners to take home all three books to help you get through this extended time at home. Enter here to...

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