Will they like my sparkly style?

-Blossom Plays Possum


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Blossom likes to play possum when she’s shy. But that doesn’t help her win any popularity contests.

Mister Cool

*Named an anti-bullying book by Publisher’s Weekly! Coolness? Mister Cool has it. His secret relies on confidence when bullies get in his face.

Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook

*As featured on Buzzfeed’s “31 Magical Stocking Stuffers for Every Harry Potter Fan” & an Amazon.com best-selling parody! Got a magical bully on your back? These 101 insults will have them shouting, “Accio Mercy!”

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Birdy Love

What Birdy did for our students was priceless! Who knows who the next Birdy Jones will be because she took the time to connect with them as an author during our Author’s Showcase. She had inspiring messages for them. They were honored and so were we!

Frankie Harris - Literacy Supervisor

Blue Creek Elementary School

With it’s vibrant colors, diary doodles and bold confidence, Mister Cool is a cool read for cool kids!

Tara Lazar

Author of "The Monstore"

Birdy Jones has created a believable main character in her story about an adorable possum who “plays possum” so that no one will notice her. This lovable possum will help kids talk about their own fears and anxieties and show them there is nothing wrong with being shy or making mistakes.

Patricia Tilton

Children's Writer, Children's Books Heal Blog

I’m pretty sure the kids sensed Birdy is one of them (in the best way!) Birdy was just so easy to be with and the bonus? The activities she shared brought the stories to life in a way the kids will remember for a long time. I appreciate her messages and LOVE her characters! Thank you!

Denise Clark Priest

Owner/Teacher, The KinderGarden Learning Space

From the very first page of Mister Cool I giggled, chortled, and may have even snort laughed. And the last page? A big “Awww!” bubbled up and spilled out. Mister Cool is cooler than cool and I want to be like him when I grow up.

Donna Earnhardt

Author of "Being Frank"

Purchased [Harry Potter Insults] as a Christmas gift for my 16 year old cousin. She kept using the insults on me, but having never read the books or seen the movies I wasn’t terribly offended based on the fact that I had not a freaking clue what she was talking about. Although she did seem to get a pretty good burn in based on the laughter from some of my family members who are apparently more in the Harry Potter know than I am. Why did I have to be a Lord of the Rings fan? I just wanted to understand the jokes and be included. Why did you have to ruin Christmas Harry Potter Insults book? I was so upset that I couldn’t even eat my second breakfast.

Harry Potter Fan

Reading Activist

Mister Cool is such a delight. It’s inventive and playful, while still managing to pack a beautiful, but never didactic, message of inner-confidence. This fun book has encouraged me to find my own inner cool and I’m certain will do the same for many children!

Jasmine Warga

Author of "My Heart and Other Black Holes"

Unique, unexpected, and always charming, Mister Cool doesn’t hide his idiosyncrasies. This fresh look on celebrating our own individuality will certainly resonate with children who may sometimes feel like they are on the outside looking in — which is to say, all children, and likely some adults as well!

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Author of "Duck, Duck, Moose" and many others

Blossom Plays Possum is really cute. I was SUPER shy as a kid, so I can definitely relate to Blossom. Shy kids will empathize with Blossom and perhaps her experiences will help them be open to new opportunities as well.

Mom's Radius

Book Blog

I want to say I bought [Harry Potter Insults] for my kids, instead of my 30-year-old self, but that would be a lie. And as much as it is for me, this is absolutely something I can share with my kids and enjoy. My 4-year-old son & 9-year-old daughter absolutely love this book. Nothing makes my heart happier than hearing them lob Harry Potter insults at one another. Look, they are going to fight. This way, they are doing it in style.

Harry Potter Fan

Reading Activist