"I have been a stick lover and user my whole life. Brilliant concept and so well realized. Like I said, you are a Moonbeam superstar."
The Tapping Stick Wins Silver Medal 2021 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
"Thoughtful...unique...gorgeous illustrations...a splendid tribute honoring one of nature's greatest and most diverse gifts - trees...capturing the magnificence and ingenuity of children in their own imaginative worlds."
- Jennifer Padgett, M.ED., Education Specialist - Texas
"I read this book with my three sons, ages 8, 6, and 5. They liked reading about the different ways kids play and use their imaginations, and they were entertained by the illustrations as well. The building and fishing sticks were their favorites. We enjoyed the storyline and the flow of the book. It ended very well with the planting of the tree for future generations. It gave them something to think about."
Jim Barnes, Moonbeam Awards Director
"...a wonderful book that will spark any child's imagination...a fabulous addition to any classroom or personal library!"
Donna Harris, Retired Elementary Vocal/General Music Teacher - Maryland
"Beautifully written and illustrated...will connect your children to children and your children to the wonder of nature. It begs for a trip outdoors with a stick in hand."
Doris Hazlegrove, First Grade Teacher
Chesterfield Public Schools - Virginia
Lynette Tucker, Homeschooling
mother of three boys - Oregon
"...an inspiring must-read story for all ages. With the author's endearing words, it combines the creativity of what a simple stick can be in a child's mind along with the powerful message to be kind to our earth."
Colleen M. Hyde, Reading Specialist,
Churchville Elementary School - Maryland
"...wonderful story...shows how simple things such as a stick can draw out a child's imagination..no need to look beyond one's own environment for creativity, and adventure!"
Mercedes Alvarado, First Grade Teacher
Lujan-Chavez Elementary School - Texas
"Written with delightful descriptions and with a love for all types of trees, this book has a stick for every imagination."
Christine Johnson, Middle School Teacher Watersprings School - Idaho
Kip, the mischievous mouse is back! Causing chaos and learning what it means to be a friend
Friends are not always easy to find. If you’re very lucky, you may come upon someone special and different. Kip, mischievous as ever, finds a new a friend and together their imaginations soar through adventures, creating memories for a lifetime. Check out this award winning children's book.
The Adventure Begins
Story Monsters Ink 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner
Middle Grade Fiction
and Best Cover Design
“The content is rich with topics relevant to young children: love, friendship, forgiveness, bullying, loss, justice, and success. . .this book is ideal to use for literature circles and whole class readings.”
San Francisco Book Review
"Will Mia accomplish her journey without any fear? Or will she fail the trip and choose a different path? I recommend this book to someone who loves adventure."
Seize the Cheese
Meet Kip. A mischievous mouse who wears sunglasses, runs around with a knot in his tail, and carries with him the mystery of why he has part of his ear missing. He will wiggle his way into your funny bone, and have you pulling your hair out because of his pranks.
One Hundred Lives
Life and Nature Poured into Poetry
Open the book
Slip into shoes that walk
City streets or roam the fields.
Turn the page
Sit on the corner with arrogance.
Laugh about Neuticles and nose pickers.
Flip the page
Tip your hat to the brave.
Tremble at the monster under your bed.
Walk with strangers
As you live one hundred lives.
American Sports Legends: Your Turn to Score
A poetic sports trivia challenge to identify 68 sports legends from 1912 through 2015. This book is created for the enjoyment of individual readers, family, friends, and competitive groups.
"Unlike any other book I know. The 68 verse quizzes on the identity of sports figures are challenging, provocative, and fun, not to mention a clever way of introducing students to reading and understanding verse."
Nick Acocella, author of The New Biographical History of Baseball.
I can say with great certainty that sports lovers will enjoy every single topic found within this history packed book's pages and fans of poetry will love each section's meaningful prose. This is a book for the entire family - one that you can turn to for quick review time and time again. This book engages with the reader and allows them to have an active conversation with the material. A fast-paced and exciting journey through poetry and sports.
Some poems would challenge even the most knowledgeable sports enthusiasts. A great book
for sports enthusiasts – especially those who love trivia.
Unlike any other book I know. The 68 verse quizzes on the identity of sports figures are challenging, provocative, and fun, not to mention a clever way of introducing students to reading and understanding verse.
This book of poetry reads like a compelling quiz show as you are taken back in time to some of sports' greatest moments. The prose contains clues as to the events and athletes that you must decipher to figure out. I would highly recommend this book to all lovers of sports, especially sports trivia.