Category Archives: Children’s Books

Episode 88. Little Ones Enjoy Personalized E-books



Michelle Booth is the founder and CEO of Make Momentos, LLC, a tech startup whose mission is to offer adults an easy-to-use platform to create keepsake e-books for the children in their lives.

Booth has been helping people tell their stories for more than 25 years. She has experience ghostwriting nonfiction manuscripts for a variety of clients including a former White House staffer in the Nixon and Ford administrations, prominent businesspeople and retirees wanting to preserve their stories for future generations.

Booth was selected to edit the memoir of a former NBA basketball player. She has written profiles on a state senator and a winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” for Oklahoma Sports & Fitness Magazine and was a regular contributor to the publication.

Prior to her work in the publishing industry, she worked with companies in a variety of industries on their strategic marketing efforts.

Booth relocated to South Florida with her husband in 2012. She founded Make Momentos, LLC in 2021. Her vision for the company is an extension of the work she does as a ghostwriter: to connect families through the power of storytelling.

mbooth@makemomentos.com

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Episode 85. Eugenia’s Books: True Stories about the Author’s Grandmother



Welcome to Episode 85 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry. Today’s guest is Jasmine Jimenez, the author of a new collection of children’s books based on true stories of her grandmother. Her first book, Eugenia Hunts for Gemstones, is available, and her second book, Eugenia and the Christmas Dress, is part of a Kickstarter program that needs to be funded by September 4.

Jasmine lives in San Diego with her partner of almost 20 years. Together they are creating a farm in Texas, where there are raising honeybees.
Please help me welcome Jasmine to the podcast and consider supporting Eugenia and the Christmas Dress.

To support the Kickstarter program, visit Eugenia and the Christmas Dress by Jasmine Jimenez — Kickstarter

To visit her website, go to Eugenia’s Books – Reading is exercise for the imagination. (eugeniasbooks.com)

E-mail: jasmineandsage@icloud.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eugeniasbooks/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIn93I4JjOg7_i2nqQ6sIvw/videos

 

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Episode 82. Breastfeeding is Best for Babies & Moms. Learn Why.



Welcome to Episode 82 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry.

Today’s episode is all about breastfeeding. Our guest is Dr. Amaka Nnamani, a pediatrician and the author of the children’s picture book titled Ziora’s Quest: Mommy’s Milk Rocks about breastfeeding written from the perspective of a 6-year-old little girl.

Dr. Nnamani practices medicine in Hershey, PA. She is a passionate breastfeeding
advocate. She is the Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for the PA American Academy of Pediatrics and the moderator for the DR. MILK Facebook group — an exclusive online community for female physicians that breastfeed and/or are interested in learning about lactation. She was one of the AAP’s Section on Breastfeeding abstract reviewers this year for the AAP’s National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) which will be held in October. In addition, she received two grants aimed at improving breastfeeding rates especially in the young and black community. She also is a member of the Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition and recently completed a Breastfeeding Policy course organized by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

My children’s book will be released August 27 to coincide with National Breastfeeding Month.

Contact information

https://www.dramakannamani.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amakannamanimd/

https://www.instagram.com/ziorasquest/

https://www.facebook.com/Mommysmilkrocks/

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Episode 80. Audio Theater Entertains Young & Old



Welcome to Episode 80 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry.

Sarah Beth Goncarova is today’s guest. She is an American writer, composer and visual artist known for poetry, children’s adventure novels, and writing for film and television.

Her company, CLAY GROUSE KIDS, is a groundbreaking indie press and animation studio that specializes in creating books, read-aloud videos, and audiobooks that inspire creativity and curiosity.

Its mission is to help all children, including emerging and reluctant readers, become better readers by creating books that kids want to read, see, and hear over and over again!

Her webtoon series is “Adventures with Abba, and her children’s chapter books are “The Secret Code of the Heartbeat Drum” and “The Curious Case of the Creepy Cave.” Her children’s picture book, “Super Sleuth,” will be available for preorder next month. Her book “Harnessing Light” won the 2020 N.N. Light Award for Poetry. Sarah tells her books through her website and offers signed copies.

As a visual artist, Sarah has been the grant recipient of the Puffin Foundation and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her visual work can be found in the digital archines worldwide, including at Danube University in Austria, the Brooklyn Museum, and Rutgers University Special Collections. She has been a practicing visual artist for more 20 years.

She graciously shared with us the audio version of her book: The Curious Case of the Creepy Cave, which we will broadcast for you today. Gather your grandchildren around. You are in for a delightful treat!

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You need not take notes; you can find each link we mention in the podcast in the show notes!

Let’s give Sarah a hearty welcome!


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Episode 72. Lily’s Poem — Dyslexia from a Child’s Perspective



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Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. I am your host, Carolyn Berry.

Episode 72 features Lily, a 13-year-old student who has dyslexia, and her mother, Alexandra. Alexandra posted a poem in a Facebook group for parents whose children have dyslexia Lily had written two years earlier. That poem and a second poem Lily wrote has been published in the May 2022 issue of Stone Soup, a literary magazine for children.

In this episode, Lily and her mother discuss their journey with dyslexia and Lily reads her poem she titled Dyslexia.

To contact Alexandra, send an e-mail to aekd47@gmail.com

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Episode 68. Help Your Children Discover the Wonders of Art Museums



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Episode 68 is a rebroadcast of Episode 12 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. This episode features Mehreen Tenvir, who is known as Mom at the Museum on Instagram.

This rebroadcast is timely because museums across the United States are opening their doors once again and welcoming visitors despite the ongoing threat of COVID.

A former docent for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Mehreen Tanvir shows us how to turn trips to museums into enjoyable learning adventures for children and adults. She carries a “bag of wonders” with her when she and her children visit a museum, and she reinforces the art they view by reading children’s books written about artists and their art. She says there is a strong correlation between art, music and children’s literature. They also says museum gift shops are her children’s favorite stops.

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Episode 55: A Chat with Author/Illustrator Dori Durbin



 

 

My guest for Episode 55 is author/illustrator Dori Durbin.  Her book series is titles Little Cat Feelings. She has published two picture books in that series: “Little Cat Needs Space” and “Little Cat Feels Left Out.” She will release her third book, a chapter book titled, “Little Cat & Dog’s Birthday Bake: A Recipe in Caring,” February 2, 2022.

The former teacher and fitness instructor lives in Michigan with her husband, son, daughter, three pampered indoor cats, and her old Great Dane.

A few days before our conversation, the Durbins were in Florida for her daughter’s soccer tournament. Before we talked about her books, Dori and I chatted about the trip.

Dori Durbin  https://doridurbin.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/dori_durbin

Dori Durbin, Author & Illustrator (facebook.com)

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Episode 41. Zen Pig teaches mindfulness



Episode 41 Zen Pig with children’s author Mark Brown

Please join me in welcoming to the podcast Mark Brown, the author of a series of books that feature Zen Pig as the main character.

Zen Pig teaches young readers the importance of gratitude, justice, empathy, compassion, and other soft skills that are important for people of all ages to embrace. Mark initially wrote the first book for his son, Noble. He wanted to ensure his son learned gratitude at an early age – not later in life as he had – and Noble’s behavior and curiosity have inspired the remaining titles.

Admittedly, mindfulness skills often prove challenging for adults to learn, but Mark says Zen Pig demonstrates mindfulness in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner.

Mark Brown’s vision is for families to enjoy the books and for teachers and school systems to incorporate mindfulness activities into classroom settings on an ongoing basis. To make doing so easy for teachers, Mark and his team have created free lessons plans teachers can download.

www.ZenPigBook.com

https://www.turnkeyteacher.com/

E:mail MarkBrown@ZenPigBook.com

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Episode 39. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids



Episode 39. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

How does a car move from one place to another? How do cranes lift heavy objects? Readers will learn this and more in Donna McKinney’s latest book, Engines!

From ancient times to now, engines have powered people’s lives. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 to 10 to explore engines and deepen their understanding of the history of engines, what makes them hum, and all the special jobs they do for humans. You’ll even learn a few science jokes!

Hands-on engineering projects include
• Constructing a rubber band heat engine
• Building a milk-carton conveyor belt
• Building a simple electric motor
• Demonstrating pressurized air
• Building a balloon rocket engine and
• Building a magnet-powered car.

The book, as of this podcast date, is available for preorder directly from the publisher and booksellers online and in stores. Links are in the show notes.

The author, Donna B. McKinney, has written almost 20 nonfiction books for children on topics ranging from science and technology to history to sports. Before she wrote for children, she wrote about science and technology topics, including chemistry, space science, and robotics, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. She has a BA in English from Campbell University and an MA in Professional Writing and Editing from George Mason University. She lives in North Carolina near her children and four grandchildren.

Donna was a guest on Episode 10 of the podcast and discussed her book about hiking and her trek through all the state parks in North Carolina.

In today’s episode we discuss her latest book and being a grandmother. I’ve even added a snippet from Episode 10 about hiking.

Welcome, Donna. Please tell us more about your new book and a bit about the other books you’ve written.

Nomad Press Inc. https://nomadpress.net/

Social Media: Donna McKinney
Twitter: @donnabmckinney
Instagram: @donnabmckinney

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Episode 38. This Bronx Girl Knew She Could



Episode 38. This Bronx Girl Knew She Could

Life was not easy for the little girl growing up in the Bronx. Alcoholic parents, domestic violence, a learning difference, wrong decisions, infidelity, and depression left Kimberly Yvette Griffin longing for a lifestyle for her and her three children that seemed beyond her reach.

Writing in her journal helped her cope with feeling isolated. It helped when her parents died and again after her son Joey committed suicide.

A harsh reality forged a resolve and transformed this mother of three and grandmother of two into an award-winning publisher, editor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, podcast host, public health advocate, author of seven children’s books, and founder of a non-profit organization.

My conversation with Kimberly Griffin will begin with a look at the non-profit organization, Support Joey’s Heart, and a discussion about depression. Welcome, Kimberly. Please tell us about Joey and the non-profit that honors his memory.

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