Get in the Easter Spirit With These Children’s Books!

Can you believe Easter is this Sunday?! We're at a weird time in the world, but the holiday must go on—social distancing style! Whether you're able to decorate Easter eggs, cook a nice meal, tune into an Easter service online, or just spend time with your loved ones (on the...

4 Children’s Books About Hope and Resilience

I think we can all use a little bit of hope during this time period, and what better place to find it than in stories! Here are four children's stories that will leave you feeling a little more hopeful about the state of our world. Enjoy! Malala, a Brave Girl...

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How To Talk To Your Kids About COVID-19

These days, news about COVID-19 is everywhere. Even if you don't think your child knows much about the situation, chances are they've seen and heard more than you think they have. Here are a few tips I thought of to best handle such a sensitive conversation with your kiddos during...

4 Free Learning Resources for Parents During Your Child’s School Closure

With schools closed because of the coronavirus, it's easy as parents to worry about your child falling behind on their curriculum. Luckily, we're seeing a ton of companies offer their learning resources for FREE so that students and parents can navigate this time together! Here are a few great offers...

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How to Use Stories to Combat Comparison

It's no secret that social media comparison has a massive effect on children today. Every time they open Instagram, your kids have the opportunity to see someone who is living a life “cooler” than their own. Your child can come home thrilled about an A on his math test, and...

4 Children’s Books That Will Teach Your Kids About Democracy!

2020 is an election year, which means it is the perfect time to talk to your kids about the fundamentals of democracy! While you don't need to get your kids involved in the nitty gritty of politics, it's never too early to start learning the basics of how our democracy...

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The 5 Essential Benefits of Reading With Your Children

It's no secret that building literacy into your child's developmental years can benefit them for the rest of their lives. But again and again I hear from parents who are concerned about how to get their kids as excited about reading as they are about iPads, phones, and video games....

Parents Make Awesome Writers—Here’s Why

There is a lot of debate around whether writers can also make great parents. Articles like this one often scare young parents away from following their writing dreams because they worry their kids will suffer for it, or scare writers away from having children (even if they originally wanted to...

Share Your Love With a Book This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! If you're anything like me, your love language includes books, books, and more books. The best way to show your love to a book-lover like me is by, you guessed it, giving them a book they'll love! Here are a few of my...

Join the BookTube Community and Watch Your Kid Turn into a Reader

Have you heard of BookTube? It's a community of people who make YouTube videos all about books! You can find BookTubers for children's books, YA fiction, adult literature...any kind of book you love. As YouTube grows in popularity, more and more parents are seeing how addictive these videos are for...

Best Children’s Books to Read in 2020

The world is full of so many good books, and so little time to read them all! That's why I wanted to make it easy on you by giving you a complete guide to the BEST children's books you need to read in 2020. Hope you enjoy! The Undefeated, by...

Make 2020 the Year You Write Your Children’s Book

Happy New Year! Can you believe we're already over halfway through with January? As always, the first month of the year seems to fly by and with it, so do our New Year's goals and resolutions. Today I just wanted to come on here and tell you that if writing...

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Night Buddies Holiday Special!

Happy Holidays! As my special gift to you, I'm offering a Night Buddies Holiday Special. Buy two books in the Night Buddies series for $16.98 and and get the third book FREE! I don’t want anyone to finish one of my books and have to go through the reader’s agony...

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Best Children’s Stories to Help You Get in the Thanksgiving Spirit

Can you believe it? Next week is already Thanksgiving! While most of our favorite parts of Thanksgiving include turkey, stuffing, and second-helpings, this time of year is really an important time to reflect on what and who we are truly thankful for. And what better way to help you and...

The Best Advice for Writing Your First Children’s Book

As an author, the question I hear most often is this: Sands, how can I write my own children's book? I don't blame these aspiring writers for looking for the secret. I remember the days of wanting to see my own words in print and not knowing where to start....

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The Best Bedtime Stories for Kids

Is anyone else having a hard time adjusting to daylight savings? I sure am! Did you know that the group daylight savings is the hardest on are parents? It's not easy for kids to adjust to a new sleeping schedule, which can mean long, sleepless nights for both kids and...

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