For 4th grade and up-and children of all ages.
This collection features delightful characters from the North Pole trying to help children in the real world deal with troubling events. Along with the serious subjects, there is a lot of humor, and the stories end with feelings of hope and good will. Parents and teachers can use this book to open discussions about how children are feeling and coping at a difficult time.
-Sherry Warden, parent, special education teacher, and president of the Washtenaw Retired Teachers Association
The Melodious Adventures of Molly Dolly (2022)
Molly Dolly has been working with Mistletoe Mouse for several years, but now his noisy old typewriter is getting on her nerves. She's also tired of sleeping on Santa's lumpy couch. So she sets out to get a home and office of her own, assisted by many friends. They include four beautiful new dollies, who are Black, Latina, Asian, and Indigenous. This book is sure to please children of all ages as they learn that what the world needs most is love.
The Meritorious Adventures of Molly Dolly (2023)
When the Real World turns violent and a child asks for body armor for herself, her classmates, and her teacher, Santa's workshop changes from humorous to serious. All hands are on deck as residents of the Imaginary World learn how conflicts begin and brainstorm zany ways to combat them. Junior Elf becomes a scientist ahead of his time, and Molly Dolly becomes a hero.
The Miraculous Adventures of Molly Dolly (2023)
The residents of the Imaginary World all want to make the Real World a safer place for boys and girls. After Santa learns that you can't please everyone, he disappears for a while. Everyone searches for him, and Molly Dolly prays for his safe return. She, the four dollies, and their fairy godmothers go on a musical tour. Junior Elf and Professor Huff N. Puff share creative ideas to interrupt and perhaps even stop the violence in the Real World.
Sequel to The Collected Misadventures of Mistletoe Mouse (2021)