Children’s Books

When I was small, I remember how cool it was to be able to have something personalized. Having a name like Liza was pretty rare when I was a kid and lets just say there really […]


This time of the year is my absolute favorite time of all. In my home, there is always some type of holiday baking going on. In fact, the tradition in our home is to invite […]


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I’m thrilled to announce that my first children’s book, The Pest Detectives, is published online and ready for you to download and enjoy with your children. You may be surprised to hear that “The Pest […]


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When you become an aunt, uncle, or grandparent, whether you like it or not, you’ve signed up for a life-long contract of gift giving. Parents of course have it the worst, because not only do […]


Every year in November, I sit my kids down with paper and pencil and ask them to create for me a wish list of what they want for Christmas. I started doing this because I […]


The Van Duren sisters are back with another wonderful Lake Alamo Mystery! This time the year is 1973. Six years have passed since Rachel, Haylie, and Kayla first started their school yard detective agency. And […]


My kids love telling me what they want to be when they grow-up. It is almost a daily conversation in our house. Granted, their career aspirations change almost daily as well. Regardless, my response is, […]


Carson-Dellosa Publishing provides teachers, parents, and kids with quality educational materials including supplemental books in math, science, social studies, language arts, and early childhood education. They also have interactive digital resources, games, charts, and other […]


Third grader Stella Batts has completely charmed my children. We’ve read the first two chapter books in the new series from Sleeping Bear Press, and when number three found its way to my house, my […]


When my kids were little, I loved getting new books from the book fair and sitting on the couch for hours snuggling and reading. The kids were relentless in bringing me book after book to […]