Important Updates!

Do You Want To Write A Book? Maria is offering a FREE Workshop on how to publish a book. It will be offered twice on June 6th. At 2pm EST and 8pm EST. The workshop will last 45 minutes over Google Hangouts. Sign up to learn more here. The Little Linebacker is now available! NFL … Read More


Virtual Book Tour

Hello “Be The Difference” readers! We are prepping for the BIG RELEASE of The Little Linebacker. Please join us in participating in some of these fun events. The Virtual Book Tour-where you can WIN a FREE copy of the new book! Bloggers will be reviewing the new book and sharing ways they use it in … Read More


#TakingCareThurs-The Kissing Hand

About the Book-The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn The Kissing Hand, used by millions of parents and children starting school or facing separation, is now brought to life in audio form. Package includes a paperback book and a reading of the story on CD, with and without page-turn signals. Also included on the CD, on … Read More


Summer Fun

Hello! I am thrilled to be sharing my plan for preparing our families summer fun! I share with you, step-by-step, how we create our Summer Bucket List. There are five videos in this series to watch (all under 5 minutes) to prepare for the best. summer. ever! I would love to stay in touch and … Read More


#TakingCareThurs-The Peace Book

About the Book-The Peace Book by Todd Parr The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr’s trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of tolerance. Along … Read More


Guest Blogger-Sarah Barnett

After researching for a speaking engagement at the Michigan Reading Association this year, I wanted to give readers advice on how they can help prepare their children for school. There are simple things that can be done at home that will make your child’s school experience a more positive one. I’ve asked teacher bloggers to … Read More