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As someone who has taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades, I was obviously already swimming in children's literature well before I started this endeavor. Once becoming a mom, well, our bookshelves are buckling and I'm not one bit sorry! My husband, two daughters and I love nothing more than exploring the outdoors and reading together. Is there anything better?!

I stay at home during the day with my girls which affords me the time and capacity to focus on providing our public with high quality, diverse children's books. I am here to help us all find the books we need for any occasion. 

Picture books are the catalyst for the best conversations that happen in our classroom and at home, they can help start those discussions and teach us how to navigate new situations. Therefore, I want you and your children or students to find the best of the best.

We spend our days scouring our local bookstores and libraries to find books we love and hopefully you will love them too. 

You can email me at for collaborations and partnerships.

I no longer accept digital files for review.

Follow me on Instagram @whatsakidtoread for your daily dose of kid lit.


  1. Hi Holland. I'd love to send you a copy of my latest picture book, A RACE AROUND THE WORLD: THE TRUE STORY OF NELLIE BLY AND ELIZABETH BISLAND, but I'm having difficulty finding your email address. November 14 marks 130 years since Nellie and Elizabeth started their incredible race! If you're interested, could you contact me?


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