Giving parents the tips and tools they need to develop future bookworms!

Hi there! I'm Ellen!

I'm a wife, mom to two high-energy boys (ages 7.5 and 4), I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and I'm a recovering reluctant reader myself. I excelled at reading when I first learned how, but over time I began to see reading as a chore and something I dreaded. Sound familiar?


As a recovering reluctant reader, I know that it's possible and what it takes to find that love of reading when all hope seems lost.


I can’t wait to share with you how you can begin engaging your reluctant reader today!

Why I'm Passionate About Engaging Reluctant Readers

When I became a mom something clicked for me. I realized I didn't want my son (now sons) to follow in my footsteps. I wanted them to learn to love reading and embrace the magic and joy the journey in reading can provide.


But helping my boys wasn't enough for me; I decided I wanted to be a literacy guide to help parents make reading exciting and engaging for their children too!


I strongly believe that having a reading routine that works for you, reading aloud as a family, and utilizing ideas that take you beyond the book in a fun and engaging way are all vital components to successfully building literacy, fostering a love of reading and sending them on their journey of life-long learning.


I am committed to teaching parents how they can help their children fall in love with stories and learning, because as the saying goes – “Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.”


My Developing Ravenous Readers Club gives parents the tools and support they need to identify and combat reading roadblocks while rediscovering family reading fun!


To learn more about the Developing Ravenous Readers Club (DRRC) and how to join, click the button below!


My First Reading Library

This comprehensive first reading library includes 50 books to guide your child through the first stages of reading and includes access to online resources.

Beginning with the first 22 books, your child takes the first steps in reading with your help, with each book focused on building select phonics skills. The other half of the set continues to increase in difficulty to stretch their skills, while building reading confidence and stamina as they develop into independent readers!


Check out what others are saying here!


Fantastic E-books and videos for kids! Their library of books is constantly growing, full of STEAM friendly options, they offer "follow along read-to-me" books, quizzes to test knowledge and motivational badges and awards to help gamify reading.


I prefer the unlimited option, you can try a FREE month here, only $9.99/month after that and you get unlimited access to books and videos that your child is sure to enjoy.*



*Full transparency, this is a referral link.

**There is a free version, however you're limited to one book per day. It's still worth it if the unlimited version doesn't fit your budget.

Explore! America's National Parks

This is a must-have treasure for all nature lovers out there! Complete with consultancy from a real Park Ranger, this book is organized by region, shares detailed histories, discusses local flora and fauna, and includes not-to-be missed sights and experiences.  In addition to all that there are helpful tips for what to pack when camping and hiking, highlights on environmental issues, endangered animals, park protection and so much more!


Oh and by the way...did you know that all 4th GRADERS get a FREE PASS to visit national parks across the country for a YEAR?


Fill out the contact form below and select “Info about National Parks pass for 4th Graders!” if you’d like to learn more, and don't forget to grab  a copy of Explore! America's National Parks to take with you on your adventures!

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