Great Gift Book Ideas by Local Richmond Authors

One of our cutest Richmond Rocks readers

It’s the giving season of the year for most and what’s better than giving books to children? And when those books are written by local Richmond authors, that’s even better! We just love all of the incredible books that are being published by our friends and neighbors. As the holidays approach, consider purchasing one or […]

Richmond Author Inspires Kids for World Peace


In 1978, John Hunter decided that he wanted to teach his inner-city students about global issues in such a way that “they could experience the feeling of learning through their bodies.” He designed the World Peace Game and for more than 30 years, Hunter has used it to introduce these issues to students from his […]

An Author Interviews an Author (Part 1 of 2)

Four Seasons for Charlotte

An author interviews an author: Nicole Unice interviews Rachel Reynolds  It was such a fun thing to connect with Rachel Reynolds. Right as I was releasing She’s Got Issues, she was releasing Four Seasons for Charlotte. We thought it would be cool to ask each other some questions, author to author. To read Rachel’s interview of […]

Local Author Meg Medina Creates Multicultural Books to Engage and Educate Richmond Children

Meg Medina is passionate about writing books that engage children of all ages.

Richmond authors continue to astound Richmondmoms with their incredible books that inspire, entertain, engage and educate our children. Richmond-based children’s book author Meg Medina, is one of the latest local writers to introduce great books for kids. Her books for young readers are fascinating reads, and she writes for a whole age range of children. […]

Skylar the dog takes kids on an historical adventure

Join Skylar on an historical adventure.

Looking for a great book for kids of all ages? Skylar and George Washington may be just what you’re looking for then! It’s a book narrated by an energetic, white Jack Russell with one blue eye and kids love her. She takes children on a journey of George Washington’s life, making it fun and entertaining, […]

Finding Thalhimers

If you’re a native Richmonder, Finding Thalhimers will warm your heart and resurrect memories from days of giant department stores towering in downtown Richmond, most notably the namesake of this new book by Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt.

The Rock People

The Rock People first struck me as a very different children’s book written by Sue Valiquett with illustrations by Kate Lazuka. The photographs offered fun insight into little Nae-Nae’s world in the city, and her long-desired trip to the family beach house. The black-and-white pictorial brought me back to childhood trips to the ocean, collecting […]

Review: A Year of Good Manners

When artist Jan Polk sent me a copy of this beautiful book with an equally gorgeous set of her notecards, I was intrigued, and to be quite honest–felt immediately guilty. I, who was always the child who sent a thoughtful, hand-written thank you note without being prompted by my parents has become an email-driven queen […]

The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors

Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors

May 16, 2010 Every once in a while you read a book that’s so damn good you need to tell everyone about it. The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors is one such book. Intriguing characters Buckley and Becca, both survivors of lightning strikes from two different worlds, grow up with dysfunctional, partial, interesting families that […]

Read about Richmond history and sights with your kids

Want your children to learn more about Richmond’s roots? You’ll find it in Richmond Rocks book for children. Ideal for children ages four and up, this is a beautifully-illustrated book by local artist Knox Hubard. There are also amazing photographs by Richmond’s own Hayes and Fisk, the Art of Photography.