WHAT ABOUT ME? Twelve Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister)
It’s often hard for young children to share mom and dad’s attention. Even in the most loving home, older siblings tend to hear comments like: “Be quiet or you’ll wake your sister.” “We’ll do that later-I have to feed [...]
All grandparents want to help raise a child who believes that they can become whatever they want to be. In order for children to strive toward reaching their maximum potential, it is important for grandparents to encourage confidence from the early years on. As Norman Vincent Peale once said, “Without a humble but reasonable confidence [...]
You can almost smell the sweet and salty stadium fare and hear the echoing roar of the crowd when you read She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story.
But this picture book is so much more than just a baseball story.
It is the true story of a pioneer.
As a child, Effa couldn’t understand [...]
The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting.
Carmella Van Vleet
I am a former teacher who has been writing full-time for the last ten years. History wasn’t my thing as a kid but I once I discovered a big part of history is “STORY,” I fell in love with all kinds of civilizations [...]
I love being a grandparent. I just wish that more of my grandchildren lived closer. How does a long-distance grandparent keep in touch and have a close relationship with those precious grandchildren? One simple, low-tech way is through frequent telephone calls. Even the youngest kids smile when they hear Poppa’s or Nana’s voice.
Each grandchild’s [...]
Out of This World offers grandparents the opportunity to change the way they and their grandchildren view the night sky and what might be “out there.” We’re in the midst of a scientific revolution on par with the time of Galileo. We’re searching for the first earth-like planet beyond our solar system, and there’s a [...]
Hugo’s mamá sends him to the store to buy soap. Of course, Hugo takes the long way there which gets him into loads of trouble and plenty of mud. With all his adventures, he keeps forgetting what he’s supposed to buy at the store. But through each mishap he’s somehow reminded he needs soap, soap, [...]