Bartholomew and the Oobleck

In the story Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss, King Derwin got angry at the sky.  He growled at the sunshine, rain, fog and snow.  He wanted something new to come down.  Bartholomew tried to reason with the King, that he can rule the land and people, but even kings can’t rule the sky. […]

Bravest Woman In America

Each time I read The Bravest Woman In America to my daughter, my eyes would well up with tears and my heart burst with emotion.  It’s the true story of Ida Lewis, born February 25, 1842, who made her first sea rescue at age 16.  One winter evening, she spotted four boys having a bit […]

Incredible You!

Incredible You!  10 ways to let your greatness shine through by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer with Kristina Tracy and illustrated by Melanie Siegel This is the children’s version of Dr. Dyer’s 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace.  Simple yet powerful reminders for both kid and adult. 1.  Share the Good There is good in […]

Planting the Trees of Kenya

Planting the Trees of Kenya:  The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola This is the incredible story of Dr. Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.  She became Africa’s first female Ph.D. and first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. When she went away to college in Kansas, Kenya […]

For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart by Elizabeth Rusch Everyone knows about Wolfgang Mozart, but only a few know about his older sister Maria.  She was five years older than Wolfgang and inspired him to play piano.  They were both considered musical prodigies and toured all over Europe.  She […]