Start 2024 with Some Wacky Celebrations

Happy New Year! We’re starting the year by putting some fun, off-beat holidays on the calendar for January and February. So get ready to take a bubble bath (January 8), maybe read in the bathtub (February 9), measure your feet (January 23), and celebrate Superman’s Birthday (February 29).   Thanks to HolidaysandObservances.com for giving us […]

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More Wacky Holidays

Who doesn’t love a good holiday? It’s fun to look forward to special days and to plan special celebrations. But don’t limit yourself to the BIG holidays; pick some unusual, lesser-known holidays and observances and incorporate them into your 2023 plans. HolidaysandObservances.com offers hundreds of suggestions, but we’ve listed a few of our favorites for […]

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Tips for Writing Memorable Kid Lit

When a child finds a book that they love, he can become a reader for life. But what makes a good children’s book? What qualities should it possess to make a child hold onto its memory and message? If you’re an aspiring author or simply someone who loves kid lit, and you’re trying to answer […]

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How to Uncover Your Child’s Passions

As parents, one of the most fulfilling parts of our lives are getting to watch our children flourish doing the things they love. But what if your child doesn’t know what he or she loves? What if he or she is feeling unmotivated, or discouraged because they don’t know what their passion is? The good […]

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Why You Should Be Reading Kid Lit

It’s the common belief that children’s books are meant for…well…children. And while they often are filled with valuable lessons for children to learn, such as accepting one another’s differences and using your manners, there are some books filled with lessons for parents as well. […]

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Spring Clean Your Bookshelf

It’s officially the first week of April! And even though many parts of the world are still covered in snow, it’s never too early to get a head start on your spring cleaning. As someone who hoards the things I love, my bookshelf is always in need of a restart and a good clearing out, […]

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Night Buddies: The Origin Story

Have you ever wondered how the Night Buddies series came to be? Why the main character is a red crocodile, or how I came up with the idea to write them as children’s books? Good news! I’m back with another YouTube video this week explaining how John, Crosley, and the whole Night Buddies crew came […]

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Turn Your Child Into a Reader This Summer!

There’s nothing better than the feeling you get as a parent when you walk into your child’s bedroom and see their nose buried in a book, completely lost in a world between pages. Today most children spend more time on their iPads or watching television than they do reading books, but I know that just one […]

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