I feel that Valentine’s Day has become a Hallmark holiday over the recent years. It’s an excuse to buy cards, more chocolates, and give the rose industry a boom. There’s nothing wrong with that. But how do you teach your Continue reading Teach Your Kids About Friendship This Valentine’s Day
You may have noticed that every Beato Goes To book begins with a conversation between Ruso (the dog) and Beato (the cat). Ruso is Beato’s elder and “wiser” brother who offers him advise and disciplines him when needed. He knows Continue reading Ruso – The Wise One
It’s December, which means time to go shopping! As you make your rounds around the mall and online stores, do consider including Beato Goes To books in your shopping cart. Here are some ideas for who these books and apps would Continue reading Who Are You Shopping For This Holiday Season?
Frequently, during my interviews and talks, I asked this question a lot, “What did you enjoy reading when you were a kid?” so I thought I’d write a post about it. I have been an avid reader ever since I Continue reading My Favorite Books from Childhood
As you know, every ‘Beato Goes To’ book is based on real-life events and characters. I have traveled to Indonesia twice and have fallen in love with it’s peaceful atmosphere, natural beauty and humble people. I have also taken groups Continue reading Who is Putu?
What is your oldest memory of holding a book and beaming with imagination? Perhaps it was a fairy tale your grandma read to you, or you flipped through a picture book and got lost in it’s colorful imaginative characters? For Continue reading Why Kids of All Ages Should Read Picture Books
If you are a parent, you may have received a note from school announcing there will be a book signing, author visit or book expo. Kids are often excited about it and parents also come to learn of interesting authors Continue reading How Schools Can Benefit From Author Visits
I first heard about the Bali Children’s Project (BCP) when I was planning a Go Eat Give cultural tour to Bali a few years ago. I was looking for a local organization where our group can volunteer and give back to the Continue reading About the Bali Children’s Project
What do you see in a typical children’s book library? Books organized by different genre, reading levels, categories and grades? Have you found a section on “diversity” that has been particularly interesting? Before I started writing Beato Goes To series Continue reading Is Your Library Truly Diverse?
Beato Goes To series of children’s books are based on a real-life cat, Beato. Here’s a little bit about Beato… Adopted Kitty With No Identity In January 2010, I was browsing through websites, local newspapers and pet adoption sites, looking Continue reading Who is Beato?