I am a stay at home mom of a lovely 15 month old daughter whose only major injury thus far was book related. While she was going through a stack of library books, she abruptly sat down, and the hardcover book she was holding hit her in the eye socket. After lots of tears and sniffles, all she wanted to do was to read for another 2o minutes! A love of books runs in the family; as an only child, I was an avid reader and have even gotten my engineer husband into reading for the first time in his life. I cannot count the ways that books have ignited, soothed, and given me a more creative and satisfying life. Children’s books are essential and can develop a lifelong connection. I want to create a place to inspire more reading of all the amazingly creative books that are out there for children. Please let me know if I have missed anything and I look forward to reading with y’all!