June 19, 2020.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Do you have a little one who tends to “wreck” other’s creations? Toddlers and preschoolers are often learning how to navigate emotional development and awareness. It’s one tough job! This book is a dinotastic way to help our young ones comprehend not only emotions, but empathy, self-control, and compassion.
April 27, 2020.Reading time 1 minute.
“Make sure to taste your words before you let them out of your mouth.” ~Amera’s Mom
This book is such an incredible tool to help children with emotional development, empathy and kindness. Especially in a quarantine—where there will be occasional bickering and misunderstandings between siblings.
This is a story about discovering that mean words leave a bad taste in our mouths while “kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul…”(Proverbs 16:24). Read More
June 16, 2017.Reading time 4 minutes.
The One and Only Ivan is a work of fiction, but the inspiration for this imagined tale lies in a true story. Ivan spent 27 years of his life alone in a cage. When I started to write about the grim facts of Ivan’s solitary existence, a new tale slowly began to take shape. At least on the page, where anything is possible, I wanted to give Ivan (even while captive behind the walls of his tiny cage) a voice of his own and a story to tell. I wanted to give him someone to protect, and the chance to be the mighty silverback he was always meant to be. ~Katherine Applegate