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By Heather Payer-Smith, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 26, 2012

What good is a little green umbrella with a hole? That’s exactly what Annabel wonders when her mother insists she take it to school with her, just in case it rains. At first she complains, but Annabel soon learns that even an umbrella with a hole can keep those in need safe and dry.

“The Little Green Umbrella” teaches children that while kindness is sometimes taken for granted, those who put others first can find unexpected rewards in a selfless act.

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By Heather Payer-Smith, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 11, 2011

Where do all the unwanted toys really go? Unfortunately, there is no island of misfit toys, so discarded toys all end up in one place – THE DUMP.

Santa and the elves are hard at work preparing new toys for Christmas… that is until Santa sees that children are throwing all their old toys away to make room for bigger, better presents! Saddened that perfectly good toys are being thrown in the trash, Santa decides to take action to save the toys and recycle them for children who are less fortunate.

By Heather Payer-Smith, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 20, 2011

The Nameless World by Heather Payer-Smith

Published June 16, 2011

While trying to escape the persistent class bully, Noah discovers several mysterious, metallic puzzle pieces lying on the ground. Beside them are the glasses of his missing science teacher and mentor, Mr. Porter. As Noah fits the pieces together he disappears through a portal into a mystifying world filled with creatures and adventures beyond all imagination.