Category Archives: board books

This Saturday! Join me online at the RVA Booklovers’ Festival!

RVA Booklovers’ Festival Online festival hosted by Fountain Bookstore of Richmond, VA Three Stages! 60+ Speakers! Saturday, May 8 I’ll be sharing stories, songs, and signs with Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day on the Children’s Stage at 3:55 PM … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Nita’s Holidays Signs Storytimes on Facebook Live!

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Share stories, songs, and American Sign Language fun about family celebrations with Kathy MacMillan, author of Nita’s First Signs and Nita’s Day! Thursday, December 10 at 11 AM Eastern: Facebook Live Storytime presented in … Continue reading

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Nita’s Day named a Best Board Book of 2020!

NITA’S DAY has been named one of the Best Board Books of 2020 in the #Bookstagang Best of 2020! Thank you to all of the judges and to everyone who has spread the word about the book! See the complete … Continue reading

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THE RUNAWAY SHIRT releases one week from today! Win a signed copy!

How’s this for a nice surprise in these terrible times? I just found out that my newest picture book, The Runaway Shirt, which was originally supposed to release September 1, has been moved forward to August 12! That means that this sweet … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: Our Day

Here’s a fun-filled early literacy activity for your home or online classroom or storytime from the Nita’s Day Teacher/Librarian Guide.     Our Day: An Early Literacy Activity for the Classroom Using American Sign Language This is the latest entry … Continue reading

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New Little Hands Signing Video: Bathtime, Bathtime

  Here’s a fun bathtime song to sing and sing after reading Nita’s Day!   Bathtime, Bathtime: A Song to Sign This is the latest entry in my Little Hands Signing video series. See the whole series here and look … Continue reading

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NITA’S DAY launches today!

Happy book birthday to my newest book, Nita’s Day: More Signs for Babies and Parents! The second book in the Little Hands Signing series features Nita and her family using American Sign Language all day long! With adorable, bold illustrations by … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Win a signed set of NITA’S FIRST SIGNS and NITA’S DAY!

In honor of the release of Nita’s Day, the second book in the Little Hands Signing Series, on May 12, I’m giving away a signed copy of the set! This makes a great gift and may be personalized. Must by … Continue reading

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Coming this Fall: THE RUNAWAY SHIRT!

I’m so excited to announce that I have another picture book coming out this Fall from Familius Press. The Runaway Shirt is a silly story of mother-child bonding that was inspired by two things:  The delighted giggles of my own toddler (now … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS is a 2018 Foreword INDIES Silver Winner!

Nita’s First Signs has been named a winner in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year … Continue reading

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