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Picture book writer, skydiving glider, positive parent, always coherent, young children's teacher, self-esteem reacher, cooking, crafting and I've even been rafting.

Background Information

My love affair with children's picture books began over sixty years ago as I helped my mother turn the pages of "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton.  I always had a pencil and notebook handy so I could scribble down little poems and stories.  As a kindergarten teacher, I developed a program that used the messages in picture books to help children deal with the many challenges they face in those formative years.  While raising my own three children, I continued to write stories and utilized reading, crafting and cooking activities with my kids to help build their self-esteem and develop better literacy skills. 

In 2010, the book I wished I had had when my kids were growing up was published.  Show Me How! Build Your Child's Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking (MoneyPenny Press, Ltd. 2010).  This award-winning resource for parents and teachers has even been endorsed by national organizations like the JDRF.

I continue to write picture book stories and plan a sequel to the Show Me How book.  In addition, the Show-Me-How-Story-time Program has become very popular in local kindergartens and I also do literacy and self-esteem presentations for parent and teacher groups.   My mission is to help every young child become a reader and lover of books because books are a passport to the world.


Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Finalist in the National Indie Awards for Excellence in Books, Kidlutions Preferred Product Award

Favorite Links

Positive Parental Participation
Tips, tools and tactics for parents and teachers, picture books reviews.

Vivian Kirkfield
Show Me How! Build Your Child's Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking website with information and testimonials and reviews about the book and the author. Also other books offered for sale by the publisher.

Twitter account
I tweet about parenting issues and picture book reviews.

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