Award-winning author, Lisa Funari- Willever uses her own experiences as the basis of many of her 16 picture and chapter books. Often referred to as the New Jersey author, she has created the Nicky Fifth chapter book series that blends humor, fact, and fiction and uses real New Jersey locations as th setting. Her books have been displayed at the White House, featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, and named to the NJ Battle of the Book List three times. In 2009, she won the Benjamin Franklin Award for A Glove of Their Own and was the Runner-up with There's A Kid Under My Bed. Lisa spends 60-70 days each year, visiting schools across the Unied States and abroad. She is a former teacher and lifelong New Jersey resident. She lives in Mansfield, NJ with her husband and three children. <P>Debbie Moldovan was raised in New Hyde Park, New York. She attended Hofstra University where she earned a B.B.A. in Marketing and a M.S. in Elementary Education. She resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with her husband, Rob and their three children, Tyler, Austin and Cayla. <P>Keri Conkling was raised in Pequannock, New Jersey where her passion for reading and writing led her to major in English while attending Montclair State University. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Bill, and they reside with their children, Holly and Will, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Giving the gift of giving through an inspirational children's story, this story brings up memories for us old baseball players of the times of our youth, building the life skills... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Williamsen
This is just a great book with wonderful illustrations. This is a book that is fun for the kids to read, but for us old 'kids', it sure brings back fond memories.Published on July 10, 2011 by roaddog
A truly wonderful story about kindness. This book provides a lesson we can all benefit from during the holiday season... what a terrific gift it will make.Published on November 21, 2008 by Jean Donnellan
What a great story -- what a great lesson! Such a wonderful story for the upcoming season! Have read it over and over!Published on November 20, 2008 by Sue Jensen-Kendall
This is a great way to introduce children and grandchildren not only to the wonderful game of baseball but to the idea of helping others.Published on November 17, 2008 by P. baseball
This book is a rare find. While the story is very uplifting and relates to people of all ages, the illustrations in this book are a real treasure! Read morePublished on November 17, 2008 by Cheerful Karen