Tag(s): middle grade fantasy

Adventure to Dragon's Isle- five star review


Hi lovely reader, I want to share this review that I tought was beautiful.
Book 2 Adventure to Dragon's Isle was so special to me, as I was not as focused to establishing autism awareness asI was in book 1 but here I dug deeper into my characters and established a magical land of fae. Also, I wanted to touch a lot more on Kaia's character, her feelings and emotions and how she begins to find herself.
I leave you with the full five star review.
"Fantasy adventures, spell casting, mystery, and mystical worlds are the stuff of any kid’s dreams–the fantasy elements may vary, but the magic and enchantment are present in all of the best kids’ fantasy books. Reading these children’s fantasy books is sure to enchant your child and transport them to worlds they can only dream of. Thankfully, there are plenty of fantasy books for kids out there. But that can also be overwhelming. My time as the young adult and middle grade shelver at work and as a middle school reading tutor showed me how hard it is for parents to find age-appropriate material for their kids but you don’t need to worry about it. I have figured it out for you. The book I am about to tell you all about is a fantasy read which is not just a kids read but I would give it a YA read too. When a reader like me can get engaged reading such a story the kids are going to love it for sure. The book I am talking about is called “Adventure to Dragon's Isle (Risho &...

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books give us knowledge & power


Hello dear friend, 

As you might know I am very passionate about autism awareness since I have am autistic son, and today I bring you a story that filled my heart with joy. I wrote my middle grade series Risho & Kaia based on my children in the hope that adults, teachers and children better understand what autism is. By the reader putting themselves in the main char...

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Books about autism #ownvoice


Picture this:

The school halls fill again with children at the beginning of the school year running, laughing and shouting to their friends “wait up!” as they push and shove their way through with laughter. Sounds echoing intensely straight into his ears. Tucked away on a corner a boy is covering his ears rocking back and forth and humming, trying to suppress the overstimulation. 

There are more than half a million school-age children with autism in the U.S., and nearly all of those children are now being educated in public schools, but still very little information is given to anyone on the outside, other teachers, nurses an...

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Adventure to Dragon's Isle


A boy with autism. A girl in danger. As two lost siblings travel to a magical land, can they find a way to save each other?

Risho is tired of being different. Even though he has fae blood and carries a powerful stone of protection, the struggling lad still feels trapped by mean bullies and the troubles of daily life. But after his younger sister is kidnapped by an evil wizard, he bravely vows to bring her home.

Kaia loves her older brother with all her heart. Yet the way everyone focuses on his problems makes her feel invisible. But when she’s abducted through a portal to a strange kingdom, the frustrated child finds more excitement than she ever desir...

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What is autism?



Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a difference in the way a kid’s brain develops. Kids with autism may have trouble understanding the world around them. Kids with autism might have trouble:

  • Talking and learning the meaning of words.
  • Making friends or fitting in.
  • Dealing with changes (like trying new foods, having a substitute teacher, having their toys moved or a change in routine).
  • Dealing with loud noises, bright lights or crowds.

Kids might also move in an unusual way (like flapping their hands or rocking), or do the same thing over and over (like saying the same w...

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The importance of creativity


Creativity, as I see it, is an important skill for any child and adult to have, as it is helpful throughout our lives. It is not only used or saved for “artistic people” but it is used in our daily lives. All children are born creative, we can see this in the way a child easily plays with toys or peers using their imagination without any sort of self-doubt.

But why is creativity so important:

It is a process of self-expression. Creative experiences can help children express and cope with their fee...

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Back to School!


Back to school!

Back to school can be exciting, but can also be mixed with so many different emotions! Maybe a little bit of sadness that summer is over, or anxiousness of what the school year may bring both academically and emotionally. Some kids adapt easily, while others might take longer, especially if moving to a new school.

One of my favourite ways as a teacher and parent to communicate with a child without them feeling pressured or in the spotlight, allowing us to see how the school year is going is through journaling. There are several ways this can be done, either through free writing or with the use of prompts, where we can guide their writing...

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