Michigan Association of Media in Education
Wings of Fire, All-Time Fave series for all 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, Fan Page for Wings of Fire by Laurel Childress

​Small Press

Morgan James Kids

Spotlight Poetry

April is National Poetry Month

Wings of Fire

All-Time Fave

Author Feature

Ruta Septsy


Women who shape history, now and then

novelty gifts for book nerds

Book Love! ​  


Find Your Future in STEAM
Twitter Party 2020 #ReadYourWorld
Reviews by intern extraordinaire
Virginia Outdoors Writer Association

The legend of the fairy stones 

​​Trending: ABA titles tackling themes of faith

One Writer's Musings 


Barnes & Noble Bookseller Favorite Pick
Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Best Interior Design
Children's Bookwatch, Midwest Book Reviews
Gale/Cengage Learning’s Book Review Index
Readers’ Favorite Five-starred Review
Cool Book of the Week,
BookExpo/ALA Combined Book Exhibit at Summer, 2019
New Title Showcase, BookExpo America 2019 Featured Selection

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.


​JANUARY 31, 2020


"The Stars in April" Acquired by Iron Stream Media

"The Stars in April" Releases Worldwide in Spring 2021

Truman the Dog
Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear Press
Apple and Annie, the Hamster Duo

Find Your Future in STEAM 2020 Featured Series

TODASTW April 23, 2020 #WorkplaceSuperstars

Buttons the Kitten

April 23, 2020 #WorkPlaceSuperstars

Betty the Bearded Dragon

Truman the Dog, Book 1 in the My Furry Foster Family Series, by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Melanie Demmer

The Takano’s family’s first rescue pet is a dog Kaita name’s Truman—for tricks and trouble! Any dog owner will lough-out-loud as Truman goes through all the difficulties of being in a scary, new situation, and readers will cheer Kaita on as she win his heart and trust... read more on this and all four titles in the series.

2018 Childress Ink Book Roundup
Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear Press
Spotlight Feature on Morgan James Kids

​The Legend of the Fairy Stones Named "Outstanding Book" by the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association​ 

Maryland Author Honored with Virginia Writing Award for Picture Book, The Legend of the Fairy Stones