Children’s books possess the remarkable ability to open up discussions about tough topics, helping parents, caregivers, and educators navigate difficult dialogues with children while capturing their attention and curiosity.

And so, one noble Nebraska author is turning pages into a portal to new adventures, so that families and classrooms can enjoy shared learning experiences where emotions are explored, feelings are felt, imaginations are nurtured, and values are strengthened. ✨

We cordially invite you and your little ones to join David Newell (who played the beloved Mr. McFeely on Mister Rogers Neighborhood) and our John Masiulionis for Episode #32 of PR From The Heart’s Neighborly Reviews Bookcast, as they share Tammy Stuhr’s best-selling Jax and Friends Adventure series, Jax Dreams of Heaven and Jax Finds His Talent (published by Miriam Laundry Publishing).

As part of this special edition of The Neighborly Reviews Bookcast from Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation in downtown Pittsburgh, Tammy sits down in-studio with John and David to share her courageous journey, how she incorporates real-life experiences into her stories, why it was important for her to address sensitive subjects (such as death, grief, loss, self-worth, and self-love) in Jax Dreams of Heaven and Jax Finds His Talent, the adventures that Jax and his friends have planned for the future, plus much more.

A special thank you goes out to the hard-working team behind-the-scenes at the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University (Andrew Conte, Ph.D., Tara Maziarz Myers, Olivia Valyo, Tanner, and Wayne), who helped us to bring this in-studio Neighborly Reviews Bookcast episode to life for children, parents, families, and educators around the world to enjoy.

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

Jax Dreams of Heaven:   

Jax Finds His Talent: 


Stay connected with Tammy:

Official Website:    







We would also like to give a big shout out to Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Buffalo, NY: 


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 #32: Jax Dreams of Heaven | Jax Finds His Talent