Children love inspirational stories with encouraging words!
Teach life lessons!
Excite their love of reading!
Who is the first responder for struggling readers?
Parents! You are coach and team captain for your child’s reading success by monitoring reading growth frequently and providing tutoring help if needed!
What’s the first step on a child’s path to learn to read?
Read Aloud Books and Parents, reading aloud with their children!
Buckaroo Buckeye™ – A Little Nut with Big Dreams
This is a read aloud book to inspire, encourage, and entertain!
It is not your ‘size’ in life that determines success. Today, success is more commonly measured by the size of physical prowess, celebrity, or wealth. Buckaroo Buckeye™ is the inspirational story of a tiny buckeye-nut-seed that follows his dream of finding purpose and worth. He sets off on a life journey of self-discovery to prove the other nuts wrong when they said he was a “worthless nut just like they were.”
Hit the trail with Buckaroo as he dodges the bumps and bullies along the way. Be inspired by Buckaroo’s determination.
“Discouraging words … Discourage dreams, Encouraging words… Sprout dreams, Parents, Plant the Seeds.” -Kristin Anderson Cetone, Author and Reading Specialist
Nuts About Reading™
This is a supplemental, informal, reading assessment and online tutoring that offers children and their parents a Safe, Convenient, and Affordable way to frequently monitor their child’s reading level!
Learning to read is the foundation to education and key to building self-confidence. If a child can’t read, it is a major setback to their self-esteem. Low self-esteem acts out in many ways, not the least of which is through ‘bullying’. Bullying is becoming epidemic in America. As a Reading Specialist, I have personally witnessed the low self-esteem of struggling readers, as well as their experiences at the hands of bullies. Most struggling readers lack confidence in themselves.
Meet Mrs. C., Author & Reading Specialist
I am that buckeye nut. Buckaroo’s story mirrors my life journey of self-discovery as I overcame bumps and disappointments to discover my place of value as a Reading Specialist and helping struggling readers achieve. Born in Dayton, Ohio, I meandered many miles over the years before putting down new roots in the Arizona desert.