Donalisa Helsley

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Donalisa is an award winning children's book author. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, David, her two daughters and son. She is Wild About Reading.
Donalisa has a Masters in Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and works as a family and children's therapist. She has worked in behavioral health with children and adolescents for over 15 years. Her mission is to encourage a love of reading in our children and re-ignite the love in you.

"As an author, I hope my books empower those who read them to make positive and healthy choices. As a therapist, I want to help children increase their overall well-being and resolve any mental and emotional disorders."

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Momster by Laura Jensen- Kimball    This is a book that parents and children everywhere will love and relate to. Momster is a humorous story of a boy who isn't listening and following directions. Soon his mother turns into something that scares him and he realizes the consequences of his actions.  Not only will  children learn from this book, it will opened parent's eyes to what we must look... Read more of this blog post »
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It Rhymes and makes me happy.

My 4 yr old son loved this story and the illustrations. He wanted to look at each page carefully. Even though he doesn’t have homework he said, “I love to play all day.” I really enjoyed the rhyme. It kept his attention
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Sweet imaginative book

An entertaining book about two twins that don’t like naps. My 4 yr old son wants to ride in a flying car now!
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Sweet imaginative book

An entertaining book about two twins that don’t like naps. My 4 yr old son wants to ride in a flying car now!
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So cute

This is a really cute book about a fairy who wanted to grow big and strong. She learns a secret that helps her grow. My 4 year old enjoyed it and my 10 and 15 year old got a giggle out of the secret to growing Big and strong. We enjoyed!
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This is a really cute book about a fairy who wanted to grow big and strong. She learns a secret that helps her grow. My 4 year old enjoyed it and my 10 and 15 year old got a giggle out of the secret to growing Big and strong. We enjoyed!
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Anne Fadiman
“If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.”
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Germaine Greer
“Reading was my first solitary vice (and led to all others). I read while I ate, I read in the loo, I read in the bath. When I was supposed to be sleeping, I was reading.”
Germaine Greer

Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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message 1: by Karen

Karen Tyrrell Hi Donalisa,
Thanks for friending.
Check my #5 signed book Giveaway for ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness,a teachers recovery from mental illness.
My memoir of HOPE
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cheers,
Karen :)


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