I’m a Haitian-American writer, a lover of nature, and an adventurer. I’ve spent many years learning about the land around me and exploring its healing capabilities. This discovery was so profound that I began leading hikes for local explorers and decided to distill some of nature’s teachings through my first-ever children’s book.
Meet Toby: a young monster who has skin like a fish, fur like a dog, and smells like cotton candy when he gets excited. He lives with his family in the basement of Marymount Mansion and once a year ventures out into the real world when everyone is dressed for Halloween. Toby becomes frustrated with hiding below ground and sets off on an all-important quest.
While walking home from school one day Sophia and her Mother stumbled upon a grassy field full of white fluffy dandelions. Sophia’s Mother tells her that dandelions are called wish flowers. They each pick one and take it home. Sophia finds that there is something else special about the dandelion. After blowing the puff and making a wish, she blows into the dandelion stem and discovers that it makes a sound like a horn. Sophia decides that she will call it a dandelion horn. What will Sophia do with her new horn?
This is a book suitable for readers 8-12+, told in verse, and illustrated by an artist who was a kindergarten teacher in the 1930s in Boston, USA. Her name was Beatrice Dvilnsky and a Google search revealed nothing about her.
What was Goldilocks like when she grew to adulthood? Did the encounter with the bears
affect the course of her life in any way?
I am a bilingual writer, writing across several genres, in Irish and English, and this year I was awarded “The Children’s Books Ireland Award”. Some of my books, including haiku books for children 8-12, are free on the FreeKidsBooks platform:
Allison, you are beautiful!
Three things Allison loves the most in the world are her friends, coloring, and riding her bike. Then her world gets turned upside by Billy the Bully teasing her about her freckles. With the help of her mom, teacher, and best friends, she soon learns that she is beautiful just the way she is. Even Billy learns a lesson along the way. Come along as Allison finds her confidence and sees that she is loved for simply being herself.
Megan is in middle school when she receives a fortuitous message that launches her into the world of competitive mountain biking. Her adventures on the undulating dirt ribbons are full of highs and lows, leading to her greatest challenge yet: the Junior Cup Championship. Will she have what it takes to cross the finish line?
When the Flatbottoms rushed to the hospital on the night of their baby’s birth, they never expected the apple to fall so far from the tree. Their newborn’s enormous butt is as hard as steel and packed with an array of explosive farts that can defeat any adversary. His superpowers have also attracted the attention of a crazed, evil doctor, who relentlessly seeks to discover the secret behind his ultra-powerful butt.
Judah and his class are given homework to find out what they want to be when they grow up. Super excited, Judah races home and discovers all of the amazing things he could be…In his dreams. When I Grow Up has a search and find aspect to it, which adds an extra element of play to reading. Reading can be challenging for some children, but adding an interactive spin keeps them engaged and opens up a world of creativity in their minds.