Picture Books in the making

Brave Allie Mallie

When it comes to needles, Brave Allie Mallie is anything but brave. She's terrified! So when it’s time to go to the doctor, Allie must call upon her secret superhero powers to find the courage to "ZAP! ZAP!" those germs away. With science-based tips to help kids manage their anxiety, this humorous story fills a need in the marketplace.


Tucker's Reading Rescue

Can Tucker prove he’s the perfect reading therapy dog? After all, he has perfect listening ears. And excellent manners! But when sights and sounds distract him from his duties at the library, the job proves harder than he thought. The “real” Tucker is the inspiration for this story; he’s a certified Paws 4 Stories therapy dog. Back matter about therapy dogs.


Tilly Takes a Chance

Tilly shed her outer layer, ready to begin life as an adult beetle. It was time to forage for food, find a mate, and lay eggs. That’s what beetles do. But when she crawled along the thin stem and peaked over the leaf’s edge, she froze. Tilly was afraid of heights. Scary thoughts meant she couldn’t hang with the other beetles, until one day, Tilly takes a chance. Back matter on beetles.


The Most Special Gift

“Look!” cried Sachiko. Father’s almost home. But this time, the mysterious gift he brings affects Sachiko’s life forever. The Most Special Gift is a retelling of a heartfelt Japanese folktale that highlights the eternal, powerful bond between mothers and daughters, and a family’s deep love for their daughter.

Copyright©2020 Elaine Kachala

Illustration by Wendy Leach

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