"LISTEN is a great book with beautiful illustrations! As a teacher I see a lot of children's books; this is one of the best I've seen!"
- Sophia, a special education teacher
Published in 2015, Listen was Kimberly K. Schmidt's children's book debut. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and a relatable storyline, Listen is an inspirational and uplifting story for children ages four to ninety-four.
Set on a horse farm, Anabel goes through the seasons listening for God's booming voice from above the clouds and discovers that when she does hear him, it is not what she was expecting at all.
Young children will enjoy the "Find the Cat" activity as they travel through the story with Anabel, getting lost in the illustrations and searching for that pesky calico cat that is hiding somewhere on every page.
This peek into the lives at Grayson Farm follows a goat named Henry who seems desperate to know what he is — only to discover that it's who he is that counts. After a long search, Henry finally comes to realize what he truly is. And that it is the best thing of all to be.
Henry’s Discovery is a charming and insightful tale featuring beautiful, detailed illustrations and a relatable storyline. The reader will be delighted with the many colorful farm animals with distinct personalities all their own.
Young children will also enjoy the "find the rabbit" feature on every page as they
travel through this beautiful book with Henry.
The Hen House is such a delightful book! It has so many lessons to teach to children, about friendship, loyalty, and patience.
The pace of the book is captivating for adults as well as young readers.
I love this tale and highly recommend it- A must read!
Released in 2016, The Hen House, is the first chapter book in the "Adventures at Grayson Farm" book series that is perfect for children ages 8 to 11.
The fast-paced story will keep reader's on the edge of their seat when the chickens face peril, but unexpected courageous acts change the course of events. The Hen House features five pretentious hens, including the main character, Freckles, one dignified rooster, a wily fox, a gentle broodmare and two brave farm dogs.
Readers will enjoy meeting Freckles, the not so common white hen, and a colorful cast of barnyard animals in this fun adventurous chapter book that teaches readers about curiosity, courage and friendship. The reader will explore the idea of acceptance–––and that being different is not necessarily a bad thing.
Lydia's Gift is the second installation in the inspiring chapter book series “Adventures at Grayson Farm” published in 2017 and features five young horses, including the main character, Lydia, one motherly broodmare, two delightfully fully crows, two brave farm dogs and one very vain calico cat.
Lydia is a beautiful chestnut filly and the youngest in the herd, but what sets her apart is that she was born half blind with only one eye. Lydia does not know she is different, only that the other young horses avoid her. All alone and struggling to fit in, she makes some unconventional animal friends who teach her important new skills she will need in unexpected times of peril.
Meet a delightful cast of animal characters. They are fun, realistic, and varied. They will all capture your heart. Lydia, most of all, will surprise you with her courage and grace in the face of danger.
It explores the themes that our greatest weakness may be our greatest strength and a disability may be a gift we just didn't know we had.