The Heart of the Matter

Everyday Brave: Our Brave Little Brother

My name is Molly Doyle, and I am the mother of two dark-haired baby boys: Grady is 2 years old and Garrett is 3 months old. Their blonde-haired cousin Leyton, who's close to 3-1/2 years old, is my older sister Bridie's son. These boys are blessed to have Gigi, my mother, Amy, who spoils them with children’s books for every holiday, birthday, or just-because. Recently, Gigi picked up copies of “Be Brave Little One” for the grandbabies, and honestly, she didn't even open them before purchasing. She just knew they'd be a great addition to their collection.  The final member...

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Be Brave Little One Activity Kit!

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Be Brave Little One Activity Kit!

In prep for my upcoming book tour (schedule on my home page), Sourcebooks and I put together a Be Brave Little One activity kit to “start a conversation about bravery in your  classroom, library or home.” You can download it here.  And if you want to pick up a copy of the book, you will can find it right now in store at Barnes and Noble as well as www.bn.com.  It's also available at many independent bookstore — find yours here —  as well as through amazon.com.  I was featured this month in Sourcebook’s Wonderland newsletter, answering Three Impossible Questions Before...

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Be Brave Little One -- my NEW BOOk is born!

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Happy Book Birthday to my newest book -- Be Brave Little One! TODAY, August 1, is the “official” publication date, the day when it is AVAILABLE here and here and here.  Sounds like a big deal, yes??   It is. This book is the culmination of hours and hours of thinking, writing, concepting, drawing, painting, designing, printing.   And for me, finally figuring out how to give voice to the journey of courage we all walk. It’s the message I’ve been wanting to put into the world for such a long time but didn't quite know how until a conversation last year with my...

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Dad Love

With Father's Day coming soon, wanted to share a couple of links.   I created this book, simply called My Dad Loves Me, a bunch of years ago. Recently, however, it's had a surge in popularity where it's now the 5th best-selling title in the “Children's Parents Books” category on Amazon.   Put me in the Story, offers a personalized version of My Dad Loves Me (above). Today.com recently included it in an article called 12 Sappy Father's Day gifts that dad will actually love!  Some fun ideas in there.    As you know, I'm a big fan of gifts that come from the...

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A short story about love

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A short story about love

My friend Deb left me a voicemail.  Deb’s college-aged daughter, Sam, was sad. Sam's roommate, Morgan, had just lost her dad. (l to r: Morgan, MC, KatBart and Sam)  Sam and her friends wanted to let Morgan know how much they cared about her and didn’t know exactly how to do that. “Will you mail Sam a copy of your Gift of a Memory book?” Deb asked me on voicemail.   I mailed Sam my book. And Sam, a typical teen who loves Instagram and SnapChat, carried the book around and asked people write notes to Morgan.   And they did.  Things like,...

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