Children's Books

Super Max and the Math Menace

A book about finding the super in you to overcome anxiety when the unexpected happens.

It was a regular school day for the students of Room 23, until the math menace arrived disguised as a surprise test ready to ruin the day! Anxiety grips Max’s friends and chaos ensues because they feel unprepared to pass this test. But Max has a little secret up her sleeve…she’s super! Super Max must help her friends overcome their test anxiety and take down the math menace one problem at a time, but can she make it to save the day and help her friends pass the math test?

Nearly 40% of children struggle with test anxiety. It’s this anxiety that prevents them from performing their best and can have longer effects of behavior, self-esteem, and avoidance of school. Experiencing test anxiety as a child was difficult, but watching my daughter experience these symptoms influenced me to write Super Max and the Math Menace.

Super Max helps children realize their true inner power to dig deep and pull the super in themselves out to conquer fear over test anxiety and take children and parents on an adventure of superhero discovery and the ability to help others overcome fears.

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Reader Review

"What a positive message to send kids about overcoming pressure and worry. This book is an inspiration to children that have trouble finding courage in overwhelming moments. Max put on her mask and mustered up bravery to overcome her fears. A great book for children to read right now that are needing to wear masks!" ♡
Tina MarieYoung
Author, The Mystery Puzzle series

Dino Deegan and the Unpleasant Class 

A wonderfully rhymed book about true friendship and its ability to take down bullying one act of kindness at a time.

Days at school are tough for Dino Deegan. Being included at recess is his dream, but his claws are so big that they get in the way. On top of that…Dino Deegan is made fun of for them.

But wait! There’s a new kid in class. She introduces herself to Deegan as Cass. Friendship sparks fly as they become immediate friends, but the classroom bullies have a different plan in mind and try to deter Cass from being Dino Deegan’s friend.

What will Cass do?
Will she follow the bullies and stop being Dino Deegan’s friend? Or will she stand up for her new friend and help the bullies see the error in their ways?

Join Dino Deegan and Cass on a transformative adventure, written in magically rhymed verse, with diverse characters and astounding illustrations. This book was created to help children understand that true friendship is key and taking down bullies one act of kindness is possible.

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Reader Review

"This is probably one of the best books we read in the last couple of months. And I’m not just saying that because of the main character being a dinosaur, the kids being very diverse, the rhymes flowing beautifully, or the illustrations being magnificent. What we loved most in fact was how the main character and the other kids in the book underwent a significant personal development that was visualised in the book through art (Spoiler: The dino starts out as being grey = mainly invisible to others, and turned colourful towards the end = having found a true friend and recognition for who he is). Overall, a great read that I’ll recommend to my sons’ preschool and school, respectively."
Dr. Jana Broecker
Scientist & Author

Super Max’s Hero Surprise

A heartwarming story about a military child separated from a loved one by deployment, and the love between them that holds no distance.

Deployment (definition): Any movement from a military personnel’s home station to somewhere outside the continental U.S. and its territories (source: Dept. of Veterans Affairs).

One day, during a class assembly, Max gets some strong “Super Max” vibes. A special visitor has arrived at the school, and all eyes are now staring at Max. Why is everyone looking at her, and who is the special visitor to the assembly?

Is this special visitor a brother? Cousin? Uncle? Father? Join Max as she discovers who this surprise visitor is, and why they are setting off her “Super Max” vibes.

Written in rhyme, Super Max’s Hero Surprise will take readers on an emotional journey as it captures the strength of family ties, the emotions of living through deployment separation, and the joyous feeling of re-connection.

Cover of Super Max's Hero Surprise. Image includes a children looking behind her at a service persons hand reaching out to her.

Reader Review

"I got a little teary eyed reading this and thinking how hard it would be to have a love one deployed and how hard it must have been for my family when our family members were deployed. I love this author/illustrator combo and the inclusive characters and beautiful graphics. Another great book for the kids library!"
Casey Lewis
Engineer and Mother

Gilly Ghost Loves Scaring the Most

A magically illustrated rhyme book about learning boundaries through friendship

Scaring Trick-O-Treaters is a skill Gilly has mastered. He even scares his friends when it’s not Halloween, and sometimes that makes them sad.

One day, Gilly’s scaring becomes too much for Maddy Mummy, Wanda Witch, Skel’ton Steve, Franky Stein, and Zombie Zane, and they decided to confront him.

Is this confrontation between friends going to leave Gilly a spooky wreck? Can Gilly realize the errors in his ways and do better? Or will Gilly ignore his friend’s plea and keep scaring like the ghoul he is?

Gilly Ghost Loves Scaring the Most teaches children the concept of boundaries, and how it’s important to establish and understand them. This book will be a wonderful addition to households and classrooms who are learning boundaries between friends and family.

Front cover image of Gilly Ghost Loves Scaring the Most. Image includes a ghost peeking over a brick wall.

Reader Review

I am a teacher, so I read a lot of books to my class. They LOVED this book!!! It is one of the cutest books that I have seen in a long time. Perfect for the Halloween season, as well as any other time if the year!!! It helps teach and illustrate some important values of friendship. The author brings the characters to life in a fun and child friendly way. My first graders loved it!!! They keep asking me to read it again!!! Do yourself and your children a favor. Buy this book. You won’t be sorry!!!
Gilly Scaring Witch Wanda
Amazon Customer

Super Max’s Ultimate Try

Being the new kid has challenges. Can Max handle the pressure of being the newest member on the team in a sport she’s never played?

Max wants to play the sport of Rugby, but fear grips her when she suddenly feels she’ll struggle to pick up the skills needed to do well.

Will she be able to tackle, scrum, and kick as good as the other kids on the team? Is Max’s coach, teammates, and family’s support enough to help her reach her full potential and succeed at this new and unfamiliar sport?

Or will her fears get the best of her, causing Max to give up? Written in rhyme, this book will teach children the power of digging deep and finding the super in you to overcome fears and doubts.

Cover Image of Super Max's Ultimate Try. Image includes five female children dressed in rugby uniforms, standing in a V formation.

Reader Review

This book is a great representation of the fact that rugby is for everyBody. Moreover, it addresses the very real fears of being new to something all while representing a happy young girl playing a contact sport! It is a wonderful showcase of teamwork and how sports help girls gain confidence.
Ruth DeMott
Rugby Enthusiast

Coming Soon: Super Max’s Big Move

In the final book of the Super Max series, readers will join Max as she engages her super self an adjusts to relocation.

Max’s family is relocating from San Diego to the Bay Area, which means moving away from her best friend Kaili and her loving classmates. In this new town, will Max be able to make new friends to help her overcome missing her hometown? Or will Max be left longing for the home she once had?

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Young Adult Books


The Juarez twins were inseparable until Jade’s untimely death at the age of seventeen. And after being catapulted into a new and unfamiliar world, Group sessions become Jade’s key to progressing and finding peace.

But one issue stands in her way—she can’t seem to remember any facts surrounding her death. Her journey to unravel these details meets her head-on as she experiences revelations about herself that she cannot fathom.

At the same time—in the living world—Pearl, who’s been left behind without her sister and best friend, spirals into an abyss of crushing grief and depression. Reluctantly attending a support group session, she meets a stranger who turns her world upside down and ignites a love within her that she has never felt before. But she wonders if that love is enough for her to heal.

Can the bond between the two sisters survive the throes of death, grief, love, and everything in between? 

Reader Review

Pain, loss, grief, is there any one way in which people react? No. Heather E Robyn's Group does a great job of portraying all the ways in which people can react to the loss of a loved one and the process through which each can recover. This book also delves into general mental health and red flags we can be looking for in loved ones who are going through traumatic times. Highly recommend it!
Amazon Customer

Activity-Based Journal

High of the Day Journal

It’s easy to get caught up in focusing on the negative moments of your day. This journal will help flip the script and focus on at least one thing that was a “high” of your day.

Along with documenting your high, this journal includes “Task” days. You can complete activities related to your high of the day such as drawing your high as a comic book and creating a haiku about your high of the day.

Filled with over 180 days of highs, this journal will surely help you see yourself, and your day in a positive light.
This is a great journal for kids, teens, and adults that are looking to improve mindset, and increase a positive outlook.

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Blank Journals

How Fancy is this Journal Supposed to Look?: A blank journal to gather your thoughts and inspirations.

Flowers? No. Pretty horses? No. Something else that’s super whimsical looking? No. Who needs a fancy journal to capture your thoughts when you’ve got this awesome, super unfancy and straightforward looking journal here?

This may look like your ordinary blank journal, but in reality, it’s your key to creative thought, personal transformation, and overall inspirational creation.

This journal consists of 200 blank lined sheets just waiting for you to give them life.

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Blank Journal: A creative space to gather thoughts and inspirations

Color ignites inspiration, and this journal is nothing shy of colorful.  Ready to jump start your creativity, inspirational thinking, and overall thought collection? Then look no further than this awesome journal right here. 

Complete with 200 blank lined sheets, this journal will help you open your mind and express your thoughts.

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Insert Inspirational Quote Here: a blank journal for creating your own inspirational thoughts

Journals always include some super witty inspirational quote…but not this journal. This journal will leave that up to you!

Welcome to your portal to jump starting your creativity thinking and put you on the path of quotation greatness. With 200 blank lined sheets, this journal will help you open your mind and express your thoughts and is ready for your scribbling.

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My Thought Collector: A blank journal to hold your thoughts

Who doesn’t enjoy collecting their thoughts in those (few) moments of the day when you actually don’t have anything going on? This is the perfect journal to capture those thoughts, and who knows, maybe they’ll turn into the next great story, move or documentary. Just saying.

Complete with 200 blank lined sheets, this journal will help you open your mind and express your thoughts. So don’t hold back, and get it down on paper.

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