Interview with Carmen Ellis and Sarah Cullen – Authors of “Nellie the Narwhal”

Carmen Ellis and Sarah Cullen are the authors of this delightful book, Nellie the narwhal. Not only are Carmen and Sarah sisters but they also have a company that takes people swimming with whales in beautiful places all over the world called Majestic Whale Encounters. Nellie the Narwhal was created to spread joy and hope to all the ocean loving kids and parents around the world.

“Nellie the Narwhal” by Sarah Cullen and Carmen Ellis

“Nellie The Narwhal” is an engaging picture book for ages 3-7. There are several layers to this book which makes it useful to teach different lessons. On one level, it is a fun rhyming story about the experience of an adorable narwhal and her sea creature neighbors. But it is also a great book for emotional learning. And finally, it offers a brief introduction to different inhabitants of the ocean world.

“Walkout” by Tina Shepardson

In the picture book WALKOUT, experienced educator and author Tina Shepardson takes on the difficult and scary topic of school violence. Based on a true story, the author helps children see what they can do about a situation that feels out of their control. She also helps children understand that feelings that are different from their own are acceptable and valid.

What I Tell Myself First by Michael A. Brown

“What I Tell Myself First” by Michael A. Brown is a much-needed tool for educators and parents trying to promote the development of self-esteem in their students and children.

“In the Nick of Time” by Deedee Cummings

In the Nick of TimeDeedee CummingsMake A Way Media, LLC (2019)ISBN 9781951218201Reviewed by Eve Panzer for the Barefoot Librarian and Reader Views Kids (11/2019) I […]

“Laila and the Sands of Time” by Shirin Shamsi

Laila and the Sands of TimeShirin ShamsiSpork (2019)ISBN 9781946101778Reviewed by Eve Panzer the Barefoot Librarian for Reader Views Kids (8/19) I am very excited to […]

“100 Things” by Cindy Helms

100 Things Written and Illustrated by Cindy HelmsSet Free Publishing 2018ISBN 978-0996339759 Reviewed by Eve Panzer, Barefoot Librarian (2/20/2019) The 100th Day of school is […]

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