Welcome

Once upon a time there was a girl who lived in a cabin built at the end of a long gravel road with grass growing in the middle. She lived deep within the woods, her favorite place on the property a leaning branch above a small stream where she adventured to other worlds with her nose in a book. With every novel she read, she closed the book and came back to reality. Adventure. Possibility. She stared at the names on the front covers of those books and wondered about their lives and if she might be able to write books for children one day.

She wondered. Now she believes she can.

That little girl who grew up slow in wild, West Virginia is now living in a small city near Pittsburgh. Find her dream come alive and believe that yours may as well.

more about Shelby...

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Read

Four daughters of my own later and I've come to renew my love for the written word through children's novels. This is where I'll write about what we're reading, learning & imagining together as a homeschool family!

Watch

Start-up Youtube Channel for read alouds, nature study, writing tips and MORE for children. Join our family adventures while learning too!

Colorful Book Spines

Resources

Here you'll find a compilation of my favorite children's novels. You'll also find products within our home that we LOVE and recommend.

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