Teachers: Let’s get the conversation started!

How would you like to see your students become more engaged in class?

How great would it be if your students had something to say when you asked a question? That they were excited about the curriculum. Maybe, that they truly began thinking about what they were doing and saying.

They could be. With BeakSpeak, this fun, educational story brings to light social situations, moral bias and addresses bullying – all by focusing on the fact that ‘chickens’ should be more specific when communicating.

This is a perfect book for teachers and home-school parents to present to their classes and students. As the students read through the pages, the enclosed questions can be asked directly after reading that page or at the end of the story. It is designed to get the conversation started. Raise questions they wouldn’t have thought to ask and explain how important proper communication is.


My goal is to enhance critical thinking skills, build confidence and social awareness, and demonstrate how kindness defeats bullying.

BeakSpeak 3: Day of the Dead

When the chickens learn about the Mexican festival Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) they take a rewarding cultural journey marked by Spanish phrases, cemeteries, spirits of their ancestors, terror and joy.

New Chapter book for children available now!


BeakSpeak 2: The Dancing Chickens

Join the BeakSpeak flock as they dodge coyotes, almost get picked off by a hungry chicken hawk, and come face to face with the weirdest, most peculiar situation ever:  Dancing Chickens!

Educational Chapter book for children available now!


BeakSpeak: A Fable & Language Workbook

Meet the BeakSpeak characters, a diverse group of young chickens that learn how to understand each other better in this colorfully illustrated story.

Full-color Workbook for children available now!

What a delightful little story.  As I read, I could picture kids performing it as a skit.  It provides so many openings for children to explore their own feelings, and at the same time consider how their words might be affecting their classmates.  Lesson questions are suggested to guide young readers toward a discovery of just how much the right words cheer us and the wrong ones hurt us.  Each of the story’s actors becomes an endearing little creature because of the wonderful illustrations.  This book offers such a wide array of both language and life skills for teachers and parents to explore with their children.

Angela Dudley

I am excited about this book. There is a real need for something like this in our schools. Our youth don’t know have the critical thinking skills they need to benefit themselves in their adult lives, and they aren’t being taught this in schools. We need to teach them the proper way to communicate, otherwise, we’ll lose that skill forever.

K. Janette