10 Jan 2022


by TIFFANY GRANTHAM {With illustrations by Benedicta Buatsie}

Kaycie is an exciting new series about a young girl with a grand curiosity about the world and self-exploration. Kaycie will expose young readers to new cultures, languages and real-life situations.

In this first book within the series, Kaycie overcomes the need to "fit in"; she embraces her unique talents and the possibilities they create for her. A story that will remind young readers that being different is okay. ... Back Cover Blurb

"Come on, Mom!" Kacie shouted, running into the kitchen. ... First Sentence {Page not numbered}

"I enjoy science, math, and reading. My interest in these subjects has taught me a lot of cool things. I understand why water freezes when it's cold, and ice melts when its hot. I can do math problems in my head. The stories I read allow me to go to my magical places all the time. ... Memorable Moment {Page not numbered}

MY THOUGHTS ... A wonderful celebration of the fact that we are all amazing human beings with our own 'talents' that make us special and unique ... even if, like Kaycie {a character who struck a chord with me in an unexpectedly big way, just as I know she will with others too}, we sometimes have to dig deep to discover just what that talent is. That Kaycie came to be proud of that which made her special, of that which made her her, made this a delightful, truly inspirational read that I know my local primary school will be so happy to receive from me.

Credit also to Benedicta Buatsie for the striking illustrations. Thinking back to my childhood I'm hard pressed to think of many books that featured children of colour, thank goodness that this is largely in the past, that today children of all nationalities can readily open a book and see characters who resemble themselves.
TIFFANY GRANTHAM has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in business administration. As a newly published children’s author, she enjoys creating stories that motivate, teach and uplift. After overcoming the many challenges of self-publishing, Tiffany aspired to create Brain Publishing to remove the obstacles that keep so many from getting their stories out into the world.

ABOUT BRAIN PUBLISHING ... MISSION: To increase minority representation in literature. We take the stress and uncertainty out of the publishing process ensuring more unique and diverse stories are shared with the world. Please review our website for a list of services offered


ISBN for print: 978-1736253816 

Style: Paperback, perfect-bound 

Size: 8x10 

Page Length: 24 

Genre: Children’s Fiction 

Price: $14.99 

Available to Order: 7/3/2021 

Source: Amazon.com


Kelly said...

This sounds like a fun book and I particularly liked the "memorable moment" you shared. Clearly the author enjoys math and reading, just like Kacie!

nightwingsraven said...

Kaycie sounds like a truly
sympathetic character, as
well as that the book sounds
delightful. I will add it to
my list. And thank you for
your enthusiastic and
excellent review.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Whilst he does not have an obvious difference to the other children, I think my great nephew would benefit a lot from reading a story like Kaycie's.

He somehow has himself convinced that because he is at least 5 years ahead in his reading age ability, that is all he is, and can be, good at. Everything else is a huge struggle for him, although it need not be, as it is just the mental block in his own mind. At six-years-old, that doesn't seem to me like a great place to be!

The illustrations would be a great in helping him sort his thoughts out into 'boxes' too!

Thanks for sharing and I hope that all is well with you :)

Literary Feline said...

I like the fact that she has to "dig deep to discover just what her talent is." Sometimes it doesn't seem very obvious to the individual. This sounds like a great book!

Gina said...

Oh I love the message that this one brings! Being yourself and finding your thing is the only way to be.