Kara writes children's books that celebrate the joys of childhood. Her first book, Everybody Can Dance!, was released May 28, 2019 and made Amazon's #1 New Release in Children's Dance Books that first week. It has also been featured on BBC's Bedtime Stories show, CBeebies. It celebrates diversity. showing children of all cultures and abilities experiencing the joy of dance together.
Her second book "Maggie Discovers the Rainbow" launched on March 21, 2023. In this magical adventure a cautious girl learns the rewards of stepping out of your comfort zone as she flies through all the colors of the rainbow and experiences what all the colors feel like.
Join the fun on March 25 at the Ygnacio Valley Library - 11am.
Story time, art activity for kids, photo booth, refreshments, book signings and a special appearance by the illustrator Tracie Timmer. Free and open to the public.
Experience the Bedford's current show "The Sensation of Color" following story time with Kara and illustrator Tracie Timmer - Kara will read her book. Tracie will lead an art project and everyone will get a chance to experience the immersive show Erin Fong I The Sensation of Color. 11am -- $10 per family includes admission to the gallery and art project for all the kids. Register at the bedfordgallery.org - link is below
Community Day at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, including story time with Kara and an art project - Kara will read her book and lead lead an art project, then experience the gardens, a local treasure. 10:30 am
Now booking classroom visits (virtual or in person in the San Francisco Bay Area) - Kara will read Everybody Can Dance! and lead a dance party, discuss the writing/publishing process in kid-friendly language, or share Maggie Discovers the Rainbow and lead an art project and discussion of emotions and using color to express ourselves. Contact her to set a date: email@example.com
Everybody Can Dance was featured on BBC's CBeeBies Bedtime Stories. Read by Rose Ayling-Ellis, a deaf actress who won Britain's version of "Dancing with the Stars" (called "Strictly Come Dancing" in the UK).
The YouTube recording has had over 87,000 views as of 3/23!
The Pioneer newspaper March 23, 2023: " “Maggie Discovers the Rainbow” tells the tale of a cautious girl who finds the courage to jump out of her comfort zone."......read more here:
Lamorinda Weekly article from May, 29, 2019 "A Simple moment draws inspiration for inclusive new children's book"......read more here:
Concord Pioneer article from December 2019: "Children's Hospital gets book donation for the holidays" .... read more here:
Lovely Little Reads blogger says, " No matter your age, music preferences, costume tastes, this book explains how dance transcends all barriers..." Read full review here:
Laura Linn Knight, aka Mindful Ninja Mom, says, " If you have a little dancer in your life, this book is a must have!" Read her full review here:
Readers' Favorite Book Reviews says, "A highly recommended read for anyone with young children who need a reminder on acceptance and the power of fun." Read full review here: