Reading is not just a hobby; it is a portal to other worlds and a gateway to endless possibilities. 🌠📖🌠

By nurturing curiosity and creating a supportive environment for our kids, we, as parents and caregivers, can teach them to embrace reading with excitement. 👪🏻📚👪🏾

And so, one seasoned educator and ambitious author is empowering children across the country to cultivate a voracious love of reading, to not only create a profound impact on their emotional and intellectual development, but also provide them with wings to fly in the world of children’s literature. 👦🏿👦🏽👦✈️👧👧🏽👧🏿

Award-Winning Children’s Author, Shannon Anderson, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest for Episode #184 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series (as part of the program’s 5-year anniversary celebration) to share her new children’s books, Heroes Don’t Have to Fly: Scooter the Word Bird (published by Clever Publishing) and I Love Strawberries (published by Feeding Minds Press), why we need to empower our kids to spread kindness and make a difference, the importance of literacy, persistence, and developing a growth mindset in young readers, tips for parents, educators, and aspiring authors for staying motivated through challenges and finding purpose and success in their creative endeavors, plus much more. 🐦📚🍓

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Shannon by purchasing your copies of Heroes Don’t Have to Fly: Scooter the Word Bird and I Love Strawberries! and enjoy these empowering reads with your little ones:

🐦 Heroes Don’t Have to Fly: Scooter the Word Bird: 

Heroes Don’t Have to Fly: Scooter the Word Bird Text copyright © 2023 by Shannon Anderson • Illustrations copyright © 2023 by Olga Demidova. Courtesy of Clever Publishing. All Rights Reserved

🍓 I Love Strawberries!: 


We invite you to enjoy Shannon’s previous trolley stop on The Children’s Books Spotlight Series: 

🧍🏽‍♀️Episode #13: 


🖥️ Stay connected with Shannon:

📖 Official Website:  







Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #184: Shannon Anderson | Scooter The Word Bird: Heroes Don’t Have To Fly