FREE! Story for children (8-12 yrs or older) about the Corona Virus (Covid-19). What is the corona virus, how to stay safe and healthy and ways to be occupied during school closures. Here’s the link to my blog page: The Vironaut
Please check the following SCBWI site for great digital resources to remote learning for children who are at home during current school closures:
Children are totally dependent on adults for the fulfillment of their needs especially during the early years of childhood. The dependency makes children vulnerable when supportive adults are not around. As children grow they find themselves facing issues on their own. They have to find solutions on their own. Story books and poetry books for kids have played an important role not just in entertaining children but also in helping them deal with childhood related challenges. Stories and poems help build character and independence.
I write stories and poems that support and empower children by validating childhood experiences, the joys and the challenges. I occasionally write for grown-ups.
A homeless girl, 7 years old, lives on the streets but dreams of going to school one day. For 7-9 year-olds. Published by Waldorf Publishing.
Review by Readers’ Favorite
“Zebi’s Dream is an inspiring story that takes the young reader through the struggles of a young homeless girl who has no choice but to panhandle to feed her family instead of going to school … a very important relationship can begin with just a smile and a caring gesture. The author clearly points out that being homeless is a very difficult way of living and that sometimes all it takes is a helping hand to change someone’s life for the better…”
Read the full review here: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/zebis-dream
E-Book and Paperback: I See Things From Where I Am
I See Things From Where I Am: Jimmy and his dad disagree about many things. Jimmy enjoys chocolate chips and cheese in his noodles while his dad is disgusted by the idea ¬ and the list goes on. The good thing is that Jimmy and his dad have agreed to disagree. A fun poem about ‘differences in points of view’. US$2.99
A random collection of poems for ages 4-12 years that I have written over the years. The poems celebrate the joys of childhood such as getting caught in rain, consider the confusion when a child faces learning differences, speak about the heartache when children lose their anchors, talk about the fun and information that the world of reading provides and raise awareness of little matters such as following rules and being courteous – things that bring order and peace in life. I have written the poems from my heart for my own children, grandchildren and all children. Available as e-book, paper back and hard copy.
Poems That Empower Children is available at Amazon.com as a hardcover, paperback and an ebook. It is an anthology of poems I have written about matters that I consider important for children to know – matters I tried to make my children aware of. I want to share my thoughts and experiences with all children. The book has eight full length poems and a section with about 28 random rhymes. The poems range from the joys of getting soaked in rain to learning differences that impede children from reaching their potential.
Will appreciate a comment on the Amazon Book Review page.
…. an excerpt from the book, Poems That Empower Children
… All around is pouring rain,
I hear the waters thump and slide,
the scent of wet earth beckons me,
oh, how I wish I were outside.
I close my eyes and float away,
feeling the drops come down on me.
With arms stretched out like upturned wings;
like a bird in the sky—I fly free.…
I SEE THINGS FROM WHERE I AM
I See Things From Where I Am is available on Amazon.com. Children who are aware from a very early age of differences in points of view, are more likely to build good relationships with other human beings. They are more likely to grow up to be tolerant and empathetic. The book builds upon this theme in humorous verse. The poem is originally from my anthology of poems, Poems that Empower Children; however, I considered it important to publish it as a separate book. The poem is a conversation between Jimmy and his father – a warm and humorous exchange that will delight both fathers and sons. The book is available as a paperback and as an ebook. I have kept the font large for the visually impaired. A comment on the Amazon book review page will be highly appreciated.
…An excerpt from the book, I See Things From Where I Am:
The family dinner tonight will be absolutely boring.
Blah-blah-blah, ho, ho, ho, the entire table roaring.
Tonight’s family dinner will be so very exciting.
Uncles, aunts, and cousins, all roaring, munching, biting!
Dad and I see differently, but we’re okay with this.
I see things from where I am, he from where he is.