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A Pediatrician Author

Posted on: January 6, 2014

My next featured book, Brady Needs A Nightlight, comes courtesy of TLC Book Tours. It’s a picture book about a bat who is afraid of the dark. The topic sounded so cute, I actually asked for a review copy.

The picture book is part of a series known as Fundamentales. The series is the brain child of the author Brian Barlics, who also came up with their title. One day while driving in his car, he was thinking about his books. The basic idea was that these were fun tales that dealt with some of the fundamental issues and experiences that children face. Out of this notion came the title Fundamentales.

Being a pediatrician and father of three children, Brian Barlics felt his background might give publishers a reason to pay extra attention to his planned books. He works closely with his publisher and illustrator to make his stories the highest quality.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Barlics now lives in California. He believes not only in the physical health of children but also in the enrichment of their minds and building of their character. He is a strong advocate of the well-supported idea that reading to your child encourages a strong parent-child bond, promotes literacy, and fosters their full inner potential.

Brady Needs a Nightlight is the first in the Fundamentales series. Check back tomorrow for review and on Wednesday for my interview with Brian Barlics. Save the dates: January 7-8!


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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee



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