Picture Books

Day 3 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Nola The Nurse: She’s On The Go by Scharmaine Baker

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NolaTheNurse_TheGoNola The Nurse: She’s On The Go
Vol 1
by Scharmaine Baker

Paperback: 64 pages
Available at Amazon

Nola wants to be a nurse practitioner just like her mom. She has learned how to care for people of all ages and now visits her friends to heal their sick baby dolls. Along the way, she learns more about her culturally diverse world.

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Day 2 of 29 Celebrating Black Children’s Books – Broken Glass by Greg Burnham

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Broken Glass
by Greg Burnham

Is the truth worth the trouble? A six-year-old, baseball loving child with a vivid imagination has a tough decision to make. He engages in a forbidden act–baseball in the house, and breaks his window! His imagination runs wild as he tries to decide if he should tell his parents or hide the accident.  “Now I know why Mommy says ‘Don’t throw that ball inside my house!'”   Available at Amazon.com

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The Big Move by Latoyoua Topping

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LatoyouaToppingLatoyoua Gammage-Topping is a Navy wife and mother. At the age of twenty-seven, she took on the role of raising her younger brother. Since then, she has experienced four deployments and has relocated three times.  She has a bachelor of science from Virginia State University and is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in health service administration from Strayer University. She is the social media administrator at the local health department. She’s also a mentor to young girls at her church.




The Big Move
by Latoyoua Topping

Paperback: 24 pages
Available at Latoyouatopping.com
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The book points out challenges that children will face when relocating. It focuses on the key importance of talking about feelings, adjusting to changes, and making new friends. Amira has to move due to her dad’s promotion in the military. Although she’s having a hard time with the move, her parents are very supportive in helping her adjust to the new move.


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The Adventures of FireMan by Miguel Coppedge

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Miguel became a published author at 9 years old in October 2015. He is a 10 year old who loves school and learning new things. Miguel loves reading and writing. Miguel also loves video games and playing sports and basketball is his favorite. Most of all Miguel loves to have fun! Miguel has sold over 200 books and has donated a number of books as well. He will be making a monetary and book donation to St. Ann’s Infant Home in Hyattsville, Md. because that is where he was before he was adopted.



AdventuresOfFireManThe Adventures of FireMan
by Miguel Coppedge

Paperback: 32 pages
Available on Amazon
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The Adventures of FireMan is about a boy named Kris Schmoove from planet Krypton, who discovered he had super powers when he was 9 years old. His best friend Rico G. had super powers also. They decided to use their super powers to fight crime and take down their arch enemy “The Destroyer.”


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Churner Reid’s Books of Poems: Seriously Silly & Smiles and Laughter

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CharnoraReidCharnora is a licensed Registered Dental Hygienist. She has practiced for 20 years and still counting. A native of Columbus, Ohio currently residing in Virginia. She has two children, Charlayda and Lyneecia, whom she loves more than her next breath.  She also has a dog (Grady).  She is an unashamed chocoholic. She even goes by the name Duchess of Chocolate in the Red Hat Society.  Her poems were inspired by a combination of her children, dental patients and love of chocolate.


SeriouslySillySeriously Silly
by Charnora Reid

Paperback: 32 pages
Available at CharnoraReid.com

Seriously Silly is an anthology of 13 comical poems for children and the young at heart. The author wrote about familiar experiences that occur in the lives of children ranging from a hole in a sock, teeth brushing, the love of chocolate, and online friends. The author, a dental hygienist by day poetry writer by night, also encourages young children to be mindful of their dental habits…or the tooth fairy may not visit again.



SmilesAndLaughterSmiles and Laughte
by Charnora Reid

Paperback: 33 pages
Available at CharnoraReid.com

Smiles and Laughter is an upbeat collection of 14 poems with beautiful illustrations that captured the essence of childhood. The author rhymed about star gazing, candy eating, bugs flying and pig saving adventures.
Smiles and Laughter is the author’s second poetry book. Her work inspires and sparks the young to love poetry.




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The Adventures of Princess Summer by Crystal McKnight

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CrystalMcKnightCrystal McKnight was born and raised in Ahoskie, North Carolina. She holds a bachelor of arts in dramatic arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her college career, Crystal fell in love with writing after being exposed to an array of literary works, which inspired her to put her pen to paper. Although she continued to wrte throughout her college career, it wasn’t until she became a mother that she decided to write a children’s book. After earning her master’s in education, she became the center director of the Sylvan Learning Center in Durham.

She is the mother of two beautiful girls, Summer and Savannah, and the wife to a supportive husband, Anthony. Her daughters loved The Adventures of Princess Summer so much that she felt it was only right to share it with the world. Crystal’s goal is to inspire children to read books, learn, and cultivate their imaginations through this story and future publications.

TheAdventuresOfPrincessSummerThe Adventures of Princess Summer
by Crystal McKnight

Paperback: 18 pages
Available on Amazon
Princess Summer is a bubbly, loving little girl with everything at her fingertips—as long as she stays within the palace walls. She longs to explore the land of Savannah, which sits beyond her castle, outside the golden gates. Seems simple enough—but not according to her parents’ rules. Princess Summer is not allowed to leave the castle. But when boredom strikes and magic comes to the rescue, anything is possible. Journey with Princess Summer as she explores the land of Savannah with her newfound magic.



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Nelson Beats The Odds
 by Ronnie Sidney, II

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RonnieSidneyRonnie Sidney, II, MSW, is a father, therapist, author, app developer, professional speaker and entrepreneur. He received a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Ronnie was raised in Tappahannock, Virginia, and attended Essex County Public Schools (ECPS). While attending ECPS, he spent several years in Special Education after being diagnosed with a learning disability. The stigmatization of special education created a lack of interest in school.



NelsonBeatsTheOddsNelson Beats The Odds
by Ronnie Sidney, II

Paperback: 32 pages
Available on Amazon
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Nelson use to think school was all about playing around and talking with his friends. When Nelson learns that he has been placed in Special Education, he fears being teased. Consequently, he keeps his learning disability and ADHD diagnosis a secret. With the encouragement of his parents and assistance from Mrs. T., his Special Education teacher, Nelson pushes the boundaries and discovers his potential.


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