Tuesday, March 26, 2024

KidsRead2Kids Presents... Amazing Tales!



KidsRead2Kids Presents... Amazing Tales! Paperback – March 14, 2024

2024 Parents' Pick Award - Best Middle School Products and High School Products

"Superheroes and role models to help you love reading, writing, and communicating, no matter what learning challenges you may face. Fun story starters, STEM activities, puzzles, and lessons learned from relatable kids who know what it's like to struggle in school and let you in on their secrets for success. As a lifelong educator, I'd be hard-pressed to think of a more positive, proactive, compelling guide for young learners who will be motivated to realize their dreams once they've gotten hooked on "Amazing Tales!" Parents, teachers, and administrators take note! This book is a must-have for all the young people in your life." -Dr. Julie M. Wood, Former Director, Jeanne Chall Reading Lab, Harvard Graduate School of Education

“A must-read for kids (and caregivers) who want to feel empowered and understood!" ~Amanda Morin, Neurodivergent Neurodiversity Consultant and author of "Adulting Made Easy: Things Someone Should Have Told You About Getting Your Grown-Up Act Together."

"An absolute revelation and revolution. This book has everything in it that a young person with dyslexia will need. There are strategies, activities, confidence boosters, and personal stories shared by other young people! It's accessible, engaging, and beautifully put together! In short, this book is a fantastic, practical resource that young people (and their families) can dip in and out of as they move through school, further education, and life together," Dr. Helen Ross, Co-Vice Chair and Trustee, British Dyslexia Association.

Become an UNSTOPPABLE LIFE-LONG LEARNER, taking your future into your own hands! Let's face it: school is hard. For struggling learners, every day can feel like a marathon. But whether you are that learner - or the parent or teacher in their corner - you are NOT alone. No matter your challenge, we are here to help you conquer your fears and embrace your differences. That's why we created an interactive, inclusive book for ALL learners with our secrets for success - in and out of school. Learn the basics of nutrition, sleep, and active listening and how to make choices that leave you energized and empowered. Our workbook includes healthy recipes, crafts, games, quizzes, poetry exercises, STEM activities, video tutorials, and lessons on asking good questions, building a schedule, finding books you love, and identifying your passions and creative careers for your future. Hear from renowned experts and real-life superheroes who have overcome challenges like yours - such as Sesame Workshop's Creative Director of Character Design, American Girl's Executive Editor, and The LEGO Foundation's VP of Learning Through Play. You'll practice crafting an original story step by step through each feature. Meet inspiring kids changing the world, including Autistic Advocates: UN Young Leader Siena Castellon and World-Record Breaker Brynjar Karl. Best of all…through Amazing Tales, you'll see that MINDS LIKE YOURS HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD!


Alana, Co-Founder of KidsRead2Kids and Editor in Chief of KidsRead2Kids Magazine, is a creative writer (and playful learner!) at heart. As a child with Selective Mutism, she struggled to speak to anyone outside of her immediate family. Now, through her educational nonprofit, she hopes to use her voice to inspire and uplift those like her. A graduate of Oberlin College, Alana holds her BA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Education. As a Business Scholar and Writing Associate, she trained in cross-disciplinary teaching practices and created original curriculum and activities. She worked in the community through the Writers in the Schools (WITS) Program at Langston Middle School, and as a local performing arts teacher. Alana continued to write and publish, later working with SEEN Magazine, where she wrote five print and 30 online articles. She has dedicated the last few years to accessibility in education, by co-creating KidsRead2Kids Magazine, and speaking to international audiences for the benefit of underserved students, teachers, and parents.

Carol, Executive Director of KidsRead2Kids, is living proof that passion is key to success for those who learn differently. Growing up with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD, Carol often felt misunderstood by teachers and inferior to her classmates. But her mother believed in her, enrolling her in coding classes at Foothill College at 12. A spark was lit, leading her to earn an MBA and a BS in Economics, concentrating in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business, and a BS in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, where she was a Sharp Fellow and General Motors Scholar. Before joining KidsRead2Kids, she worked as an Associate Consultant for Bain & Company, a Senior Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and an Adjunct Professor of Management for Northwood University. Carol was also the radio host of Entrepreneurial Life. As a mother of five children with learning differences, Carol has immersed herself in interactive ways to learn and grow. Through KidsRead2Kids, Carol hopes to help educate parents, librarians, and teachers across the globe with lessons in mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and positive play. She takes the fun even further as a Genius of Play Ambassador!