Allison's Book Bag

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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I am focusing this year on other commitments. Once a month, I’ll post reviews of Advanced Reader Copies. Titles will include: Freddy Frogcaster and the Flash Flood by Janice Dean, One Two by Igor Eliseev, Incredible Magic of Being by Kathyrn Erskine, Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Robinson, and Wide as the Wind by Edward Stanton.



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