Category Archives: Little Hands Signing series

NITA’S DAY now available for pre-order!

Nita and her family are back in an all-new adventure that teaches 10 basic American Sign Language signs for babies and their grownups to use throughout the day: wake up, change, clothes, eat, potty, go, play, bath, book, and bed. … Continue reading

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NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Named 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

Nita’s First Signs has been recognized as a finalist in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, in the Picture Book, Early Reader category! As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Little Hands Signing Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All are welcome! Free programs; no registration required. Location: Eldersburg … Continue reading

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40% off NITA’S FIRST SIGNS!

It’s a great big SALE! Order Nita’s First Signs at 40% off the cover price! Makes a great gift for the young children, expecting parents, and educators on your list! Go to https://tinyurl.com/NitaSale and enter the code ReadingFamily to order!

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So many updates!

This month has been a whirlwind, and the next one looks like it will be the same!  I’ve got lots of news to share! Dagger and Coin releases next Tuesday! Kirkus calls it a “riveting fantasy sequel” and “[a] fine balance of … Continue reading

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Reading with Your Kids Podcast featuring NITA’S FIRST SIGNS

I was delighted to be interviewed by Jedlie for his podcast, Reading with Your Kids. We discussed the benefits of signing with all children, the power of bilingualism, and how Nita’s First Signs came to be. Click here to listen to a … Continue reading

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Reviews and News

I’m heading off to the woods for one of my favorite weeks of the year – Deaf Camp. But before I go, here’s a roundup of some recent excitement and upcoming events. Reviews Earlier this week, Dagger and Coin received its … Continue reading

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ASL Poetry and a NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Giveaway at LauraShovan.com

I’m so excited to share a guest post at Laura Shovan’s Poetry Friday blog post! Laura is a poet and the author of Takedown and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, and she matches books with great poems when she posts … Continue reading

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Giveaway Time!

My co-author for the Storytime Magic series, Christine Kirker, and I each have new solo books out, so we’ve teamed up for a giveaway! Read about both books below, and enter a giveaway for a prize pack featuring signed copies … Continue reading

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Singing and Signing Fun in Libraries This Summer

I’m looking forward to sharing stories, songs, and signs with kids and families this summer at Maryland libraries! Join me for these FREE programs, where you can also purchase a signed copy of Nita’s First Signs! I’ll also be offering book … Continue reading

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