Interview with Author and Illustrator Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack (www.jeffmack.com) is a children's author and illustrator. I was introduced to his work a few months ago when my 4-year-old son Harry selected Frog and Fly from a library shelf. Now we are super-fans. Jeff's picture books, which can feel a bit like graphic novels for… Continue reading

10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism

Once upon a time, I imagined my twins inundating me with why? questions. “Ugh. Luke and Harry have entered the “why?” phase!” I’d complain, playing my part. My reality is a little different. My kids are now 4 year olds, with autism and language delays, and they've never once… Continue reading

International Book Giving Day 2017

In the United States, two-thirds of children from low-income families do not have any books of their own. Start a community-loving new tradition with your kids this year for Valentine's Day and wrap up some books to give away. International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February each year… Continue reading

Obsessed: 9 Picture Books for Kids Who (Really) Love Trains

Restricted interests. Special interests. Passions. Obsessions. Whatever you call them, it can be challenging when a child with autism is fixated on something all day, every day, to the exclusion of anything (or anyone) else. I knew the stereotypes about autistic people when my twins were diagnosed at 2. So… Continue reading

Interview with NY Times bestselling author (and former special ed teacher) Eric Litwin

If you aren't living under a rock, you are familiar with Eric Litwin. He is the # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and… Continue reading