Is this a place Calvin can call home for a while?
Calvin is in foster care, and he wants to trust someone, anyone, but is afraid to open his heart. He has lived in a lot of houses, but he still hasn’t found his home. When he moves in with Maggie, she shows him respect, offers him kindness, and makes him see things in himself that he’s never noticed before. Maybe this isn’t just another house, maybe this is a place Calvin can call home, for a while.
HOME FOR A WHILE (Illustrated by Natalia Moore/Magination Press) moved into bookshelves February 2, 2021. It is is available at your local Indie bookstores such as Second Star to the Right Books, The Bookies, Tattered Cover, and Bookbar Denver, and Amazon.
"takes apart the fostering experience as few books have-from the newcomer’s point of view...VERDICT Most books with this much purpose fall down on the lessons. This one transcends them, for a true story of how a home happens."
— School Library Journal
"...the book is as much a model for foster parents as it is a story to provide validation of foster children’s experiences...Gentle and wise—especially as a read for foster parents."
Rosie the dragon and Charlie are ready to tackle bedtime—dragon-style!
Rosie the dragon’s bedtime routine has been a little bumpy lately. But not to worry! Charlie is prepared with his lists, rules, and fire extinguisher—everything a boy needs to help guide his pet dragon (and best friend) to a peaceful night’s sleep. But with bath-time bubble trouble, fiery-hot pajamas, and stuffed animal search-and-rescues, tucking this dragon into bed is not an easy task. And what happens when thunder strikes? Snuggle up with this adorable duo as they conquer bedtime the best way: together!
ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE SAY GOOD NIGHT (Illustrated by Nate Wragg/Two Lions) snuggled into shelves September 1, 2020. It is is available to purchase at your local Indie bookstores such as Second Star to the Right Books, The Bookies, Tattered Cover, and Bookbar Denver, and through Amazon.
"This humorous story is a sweet representation of caretaking and patience, with a parallel that can extend to older and younger siblings as well as to parent-child relationships, perhaps making young readers a bit more self-reflective and empathetic."
Make waves with Rosie the dragon and Charlie!
It's summertime, and you're invited to a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!) Rosie. But be careful, because swimming with a dragon is, um, challenging. Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure!
(Note: Fireproof clothing not included.)
ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES (Illustrated by Nate Wragg/Two Lions) is available at your local Indie bookstores such as Second Star to the Right Books, The Bookies, Tattered Cover, and Bookbar Denver and through Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
“The digital illustrations are bright, playful, and attractive, well suited to the story…There are some young dragon lovers and fans of mischief who will revel in this silly romp.”
“Kerstein’s playful story about friendship, patience, and responsibility for a pet is nicely matched by Wragg’s bold, colorful illustrations, rendered in blocky shapes and a vivid color palette. New pet owners are the natural choice for this one, but kids with younger siblings might appreciate it, too.”
A Week of Switching, Shifting and Stretching my Thoughts: How to Make my Thinking More Flexible so I Can Have Fun is a picture book designed to assist children with examining their own black and white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly and enjoy rainbow thinking.
My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children is an interactive workbook enables children to develop a better understanding of their sensory systems by helping their parents and teachers create an individualized sensory profile. This is a practical tool for both home and school.
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