“River” by Dr. Calvin James
“River” by Dr. Calvin James 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Highly acclaimed author Dr. Calvin James brings a new level of allegory to children’s literature with “River,” a tale about a child full of wonder named Renly and his mother Mary, who shares her wisdom with him. This story bursts with thoughts of nature; the animals and the world around Renly, and the concept that we are interconnected. read more
“River” by Dr. Calvin James
“River” by Dr. Calvin James 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
When Renly was a baby, he didn’t know of his own existence yet in “River” (Tales of the Mother & the Son) by Dr. Calvin James.  As he got a bit older and more cognizant of his surroundings, he gained a sense of what his existence was because his mother, Mary, taught him about the creatures that lived within their water currents, and the homes where each of these creatures lived. He learned that each one had a purpose to live, and each one had their own current that would play a huge part in how the environment survived. Each generation would pass their currents onto the next generation, and this cycle would continue indefinitely. read more
“The Day of the Ravens” by Bradford and Syria Ingram
“The Day of the Ravens” by Bradford and Syria Ingram 791 1024 Reader Views Kids
“The Day of the Ravens” is written and illustrated by Bradford and Syria Ingram on behalf of their daughter Ashleigh Grace Ingram who changed their lives in so many ways when she was born, and then again at her death.  The beautifully written foreword provides readers with a vulnerable moment, through the words of the authors, as we come to understand a little more about their daughter including the history and meaning of her name.  From the ash forest to the unmerited gift, Ashleigh Grace’s last name Ingram loosely means angel raven.  This story was written by a dad trying to teach his newborn baby girl the most important things. read more
“Life After” by J.C. Warren
“Life After” by J.C. Warren 663 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Life After” by J.C. Warren is a compelling narrative that follows six young adults grappling with the monumental task of surviving in the wake of a global crisis and the subsequent catastrophic forest fires that are ravaging multiple states. The story illustrates the unwavering resilience and indomitable spirit necessary to adapt and thrive in a world forever transformed by these harrowing events. Within the narrative, Winona and Jeremy’s poignant journey exemplifies acts of compassion, the willingness to take risks, and the power of forgiveness. read more
Meet the Author – A Conversation with BL Ryan, author of “Greystone”
Meet the Author – A Conversation with BL Ryan, author of “Greystone” 636 724 Reader Views Kids
Born in Saskatchewan, BL Ryan has lived in several areas across Canada, from Ottawa to Vancouver Island while growing up. Her fondest memory as a child is of her father building a tent trailer and her mother sewing yards and yards of canvas for the tent. The family traveled across Canada and down the eastern seaboard of the United States for several summer vacations. read more
“The Believer within You” by Tyrone Burnett
“The Believer within You” by Tyrone Burnett 757 1024 Reader Views Kids
In Tyrone Burnett’s “The Believer Within You,” Brenda Sue is a twelve-year-old girl and a beacon of curiosity. Her mother, Ida Jean, a Quality Control Auditor at the county government’s Tax Commissioner office, often finds herself amused by Brenda Sue’s inquisitiveness. Brenda Sue, who aspires to be a lawyer or an investigative journalist, is growing up in the fictional town of Northern Gainsville, Pamunkey County, FL, during the devastating financial crisis of 2007-2009. This was a time when over six million children lost their homes to foreclosure due to predatory loans, and the impact of the crisis was deeply felt in their community. read more