Children’s Books

We are proud to showcase these featured titles. Each of these books were either written by Maria or produced through her publishing company, Cardinal Rule Press.

buddy the bucket filler


Hot off the press this 2023! Buddy, a boy who lives in the city, can’t wait to visit his Uncle Frank, who lives in the countryside. Chicken coop and farm animals… there’s never a dull moment when hanging out on a farm. When Buddy’s dad drops him off at Uncle Frank’s, he gives Buddy his allowance. Buddy can spend the money on anything he wants! This will be the best week ever! How will Buddy choose to spend his allowance? Find out through this heartfelt story that illustrates the concept of bucket filling (co authored by Carol McCloud, the author of the Bucket Filler series of books) – acts of kindness that increases happiness for all.

There is a FREE Reader’s Guide for children. The guide contains interactive
lesson plans that deepen comprehension and encourage critical thinking skills.
The Reader’s Guide and coloring pages are available for FREE
download from Cardinal Rule Press.