Featured Author February – C.J. Zachary

C.J. Zachary is a bestselling children’s book author who works exclusively with her illustrator husband, Zac. The husband and wife team is from Arkansas and work in elementary education. Zac is an art teacher while CJ is a Dyslexia Interventionist. She also has taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and has served as a Literacy Facilitator. Their first book, The Awkward Avocado, teaches the importance of acceptance and self-love. It has been a smash hit since its release in 2022. CJ and Zac just recently released the sequel, Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor.

Book of the Day 1/23/23

Sunny the Firefly is a wonderful new children’s book that teaches some of life’s most meaningful lessons. Thoughtful, creative, and tremendously illustrated, this is the perfect story to help children understand what it means to find their purpose and utilize their unique talents.

Book of the Day 1/3/23

The successful author/illustrator team of C.J. and Zac Zachary is back with another hit children’s book, The Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor. The Zachary author duo absolutely delivered with the introductory book of the series, The Awkward Avocado. And when I learned about the sequel, I was ecstatic. The authors have a beautiful ability to convey life’s most meaningful lessons in a charming, rhyming format that children can grasp. This new story certainly does that – and reminds us of the importance of sibling love.

Book of the Day 12/21/22

The Runaway Letters is a creative story that children will love. Geri Lyon’s book is fun, creative, and filled with stunning illustrations. If you are looking for a fun mystery for early readers, this is definitely a book that should be on your family’s list.

Book of the Day 12/13/22

A Christmas Cookie Musical is more than a book – it’s an experience that makes for a holiday family tradition. The book blends storytelling with both illustrations and music to share an epic adventure. Author Carissa Biele does such a wonderful job bringing the story to life in a way that will make your family excited to read it every holiday season. You’ll read, sing, and dance along as you follow a group Christmas cookies on their unforgettable Christmas Eve journey!

Author Spotlight: Cydnee Brady

Cydnee Brady is the author of the new Christmas children’s book, Undercover Elf. It’s a creative and charming story for families to enjoy this Christmas season, and many more in the future. With its wonderful storytelling and hand-crafted illustrations, this festive book captures the magic and joy of Christmas.

Timeless Illustrated Books to Read

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, what about a thousand words and a picture? Illustrated books represent creativity at its finest. There’s something so powerful about blending the visual with the written word to tell a story. Each of these three books are stunning examples of how impactful illustrations can be when coupled with thoughtful, strategic writing. Readers of all ages will be engrossed in these unforgettable, illustrated stories.

Children’s Books to Celebrate Spooky Season

With the end of summer drawing nigh, I can’t help but be excited for Fall and all it entails—the cooler temps, apple and pumpkin picking at a local farm, apple cider donuts, and Halloween! Halloween was one of my favorite holidays growing up, and I especially loved reading books to immerse myself into the spirit of the season. Now I’m able to share my love of this time of year with my son, and there’s no better way than snuggling up on the couch in the evening with him and one of these fun, spooky books!

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