It’s that time of year again. Do you hear the school bell ringing?

By now, summer break has come to an end and most kids are back in school or returning to the classroom.

As parents and educators prepare for the new school year, these custodians of care for our children are facing new and unique challenges, from supporting students’ mental health to addressing summer learning loss.

And so, as the Back-to-School season begins, three of our fellow neighbors are here to provide empowering reads that will encourage parents, educators, and little ones alike to remember that they’re fully supported while helping them to better understand that by working together, they’re making a difference in this world.

We cordially invite you and your little ones to join David Newell (who played the beloved Mr. McFeely on Mister Rogers Neighborhood), along with our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest for Ep. #30 of PR From The Heart’s Neighborly Reviews Bookcast, as they share Mary Asaro’s Shelly and Friends, along with Shelly Becker and Dan Yaccarino’s One, Two, Grandpa Loves You (published by Abrams Kids).

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Mary, Shelly, and Dan by purchasing and enjoying these empowering reads with your little ones:

Shelly and Friends by Mary Asaro:


One, Two, Grandpa Loves You by Shelly Becker; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino: 

One, Two, Grandpa Loves You Text copyright © 2023 by Shelly Becker • Illustrations copyright © 2023 by Dan Yaccarino. Courtesy of Abrams Kids. All Rights Reserved.


Stay connected with Mary Asaro: 

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Stay connected with Shelly Becker:

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PR From The Heart’s Neighborly Reviews Bookcast is proud to support Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh chapter of the oldest and largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization in the United States, which helps to provide children from low-income households in the city with the necessary resources, motivation, and opportunities to develop a life-long love of reading. ✨

Last year, Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh helped to place over 100,000 books in the hands of over 23,000 children in Pittsburgh who needed them most.

Should you feel guided to make a contribution to Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, to support their wonderful organization and their mission for the children of Pittsburgh, you are welcome to donate via their official website:


Neighborly Reviews Bookcast Episode #30: Shelly and Friends | One, Two Grandpa Loves You