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The Allergy Fanatics

Haley and Kiley, the allergy fanatics! Who We Are We are Haley and Kiley, allergy finatics! Haley is a senior at Suffolk University studying political science and education. While Kiley just graduated Suffolk University Spring of 2022 earni…

Blue Finger Family

A rainbow peace sign similar to the ones that inspired me in the 1970’s as a teenager How it Started Several weeks ago, I had a deep injury happen to a couple of my fingers. It has taken time and tenacity to heal them, and I find this K ta…

Dinosaur Seasons

Since I was six years old, dinosaurs have fascinated me. I knew they had been extinct for 66,000,000 years (except for birds, as I learned much later) but they seemed so alive to me! The carnivores that I learned about as a child were so incredib…

Tales from an innkeeper’s daughter

It was 1973 when my family purchased a home in a hotel located in a crack in the mountains of the Adirondacks in New York state. We were a family of seven, with my mom, dad, dad’s life partner, dad’s illustrating partner, and my two sisters livin…

Why a disabled hero?

Since The View from the Fishbowl was first published, many asked why I chose a person with quadriplegia as the hero of the story. I’m not sure I have yet given a satisfactory answer but I’m gonna try.  I went to school to become a Special…

Soup Joumou: Not Just a Soup

Buy Now Book Context It is New Year’s Day and Alix and Annabelle are excited to help their Grandma Cleo make a traditional soup to celebrate the occasion. As they gather up vegetables, Grandma Cleo explains why Soup Joumou is so important t…

Just in time for Halloween!

| Debra Harkins | ,
Kids will be sweet on reading about the amazing and crazy history of their favorite candy and Halloween in the new illustrated chapter book, A Lil’ Twirly Story of Candy. What is Halloween? Did you know that Halloween is one of the biggest…

Zoomed Out Teaching

A quick internet search for “zoomed out teaching” brought us an unexpected moment of peace, an uncommon occurrence in our daily lives. For the first time in a year, there were words for what we were feeling and describing in our weekly meetings. …

Nothing from Nothing

Buy On Amazon Nothing from nothing tells the story of what happens between nothing. A Jewish tale of pain, thieves, lies, and rejection told from an artist with the dry and bitter wit of a survivor. Artist, lover of antiques, mother, wife…

Just in time for Thanksgiving

| Susan Lamanna | , ,
Buy on Amazon A heartfelt and lushly illustrated fairy tale portraying the importance of gratitude and family. Miles and his father, a poor but loving carpenter without much work, live in a modest hovel and are often hungry without enough f…

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