Be Kind: You Can Make the World a Happier Place! 125 Kind Things to Say and Do, by Naomi Shulman, illustrated by Hsinping Pan, Storey Publishing, $13, All Ages

SPEAKER, MAME 2019 

kim Childress

​PRODUCT DEVELOPER
GIRLS' LIFE BOOK EDITOR 
ZONDERKIDZ MIDDLE-GRADE EDITOR​

MEMBER, AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION​ (ABA)
MEMBER, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
SCBWI MEMBER 30 YEARS 
SCBWI-MI PAL
author
EDITOR
REVIEWER 
SPEAKER

  • Reading Rocks in Rockford, featured author and vendor, Krause Memorial Library, June 3, 2020: 10 am-1 pm, Rockford, MI 
  • Baltimore Book Fest, Nov. 1-3, Baltimore, MI 
  •  Speaker, Great Lakes Regional ABA Heartland 2019 Fall Forum, American Booksellers Association, Oct. 3-4, 2019, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH
  • MAME 2020: Michigan Association for Media Professionals in Education, vendor and attendee
  • Green Lake Art Fair, with Smoke on the Water BBQ, Aug. 3, 2019, 8 am - 5 pm
  • May TBD, PodCast Interview on Children's Publishing, 

  • Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, June 2, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Faculty Instructor, PENCON, May 3-5, 2018, Grand Rapids, MI  

  • The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Feb. 2-3, 2018, 10 am - 4 pm

  • Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, "How a Book is Made" & "Discernment in the Media," January 2018​ 

  • Kazoo Books Author Hop, Dec. 10, 2017, 11 am-1 pm

  • SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI, 2-4 pm

  • SCBWI-MI Merry Mitten Holiday event, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI, Dec. 1, 2017, 6-9 pm 

  • Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL), Aug. 5, 2-4 pm  

  • Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Aug 7, Grand Haven, MI
  • Kerrytown BookFest. Sept. 10, 2017, 10:30 am -5 pm, Ann Arbor, MI
  • SCBWI MI Conference, "Gathering at the Grand," Sept. 15-16, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI
  • ALA Summer Conference 2017, June 22-26, Chicago, IL
  • June 3, 2017, Reading Rocks Rockford, Krause Memorial Library, Rockford, MI
  • June 21-22, “Build-a-Book” & “How a Book is Made,” Brownsburg Public Library (Indianapolis)
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Dec. 10, 2016, The Bookman, SCBWI-MI PAL Merry Mitten Holiday, Grand Haven, MI
  • More events can be found on my LinkedIn page @kbchild

2019 reviews, Recommendations & Gift Ideas

Women who shape history, now and then
Michigan Association of Media in Eduction
Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear Press

Legend of the Fairy Stones receives Purple Dragonfly Award for Excellence in Illustration and Contribution to Children’s Literature in Art Education, Honorable Mention, awarded by Story Monsters Ink. Traditionally published by Morgan James Kids, division of Morgan James Publishing. Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com. #KidLit #KellyWhite #Cool #IllustrationAward #StoryMonstersInk

Reviews by ChildressInk.com intern extraordinaire

​​Trending: ABA titles tackling themes of faith

One Writer's Musings 

#ReadYourWorld2020

​Free book swag for you and your classrooms--all day long! Learn more at multiculturalchildrensbookday.com. Check it out NOW! 

Michigan Association of Media in Eduction

Author ~ Editor ~ Reviewer ~ Speaker

​Girls' Life Book Editor

january 31, 2020

#ReadYourWorld

Whether for yourself or a gift, the cool crafts, activities, and ways to be kind will keep “giving” long after you finish reading the book. With 125 kind things to do and say, like learning to say hello in several languages, being the first to say “good morning,” or helping someone without being asked. Read ​more.

​BLOGGER
SEO WHIZsocial media master

#CRAFTYGIRL/CRAFTYMAMA 
healthy living
Kombucha home-brewer young living ​HANDY-WOMAN CHRONICLES
HEALTHY LIVING
​WILD NEIGHBORS
BOOK FANATIC

KIM POSSIBLE​

MORE GREAT READS!

Storey Publishing

multicultural children's

book day 2020

Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake Publishing, Sleeping Bear Press, Kim Childress, events and inspirations

A must-read for everyone, any age, who loves “paying it forward,” sibs, teachers, babysitters, and more

Michigan Association of Media in Education
Storey Publishing
My Home on SCBWI

YA Fantasy roundup

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Be Kind: You Can Make the World a Happier Place! 125 Kind Things to Say and Do

By Naomi Shulman, illustrated by Hsinping Pan, Storey Publishing, $12.99, Ages 5+, All Ages, ISBN: 9781635861549

Michigan Association of Media in Eduction

FIND YOUR FUTURE IN ART
By Kim Childress
Cherry Lake (Sleeping Bear Press)

​Part of the Find Your Future in STEAM series

novelty gifts for book nerds

Book Love! ​  

2018 Childress Ink Book Roundup

The Legend of the fairy stones news

KIM cHILDRESS APPEARANCES, events & presentations 

2019 Recommendations

Love your library! 

 I lived at the library as a child, riding my bike there nearly every day. Check your local library for free events, story time, writing contests, technological and researching resources, and, of course, books.