Billy the Baaadly Behaving Bully Goat handles a serious problem with a light-hearted touch. With clever rhyme and engaging illustrations (also done by Staci), she gives a 360o look around bullying – the bully, the target, and the bystanders (adults and "kids"). As with humans, the solution to goat bullying is respect for all and a healthy dose of empathy – engagingly conjured with magic and help from Billy's family and peers. A great book for sparking classroom and bedtime conversations!

The New Bear on the Block is a lovely, light-hearted tale of a multicultural animal neighborhood, slightly shaken up by their newest bear neighbor. With clever rhyme and engaging illustrations, Staci shares some wise lessons for kids of all ages: things are not always as they seem, don't pre-judge your (new) neighbors or friends, give everyone another chance, and richness comes from the blending of differences, even with some challenges.

Acceptance and respect for all are the only solutions to bullying. Staci shows children, and the adults around them, what respect looks like in action, even during stress or conflict, and how looking for the best in others, instead of the worst, creates a far happier ending.

– Lorna Blumen, author, Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child's Play and Girls' Respect Groups: An Innovative Program To Empower Young Women & Build Self-Esteem! ( &



"A fun read for kids and parents alike!"

"This book is a wonderful reader for children and primary students to enjoy and learn from -- as individuals or in a classroom setting. The story also presents a strong message of acceptance of others, the problems with making premature judgments about people, and an appreciation of diversity, which are major goals of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education toward meeting the legislative mandate."
Dr. Paul B.Winkler, Executive Director
New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

"The New Bear on the Block is a book that all classrooms should actually have and be a part of the opening days of school ... it really sensitizes children to the feel and needs of being accepted into a new community, a new classroom."
Gayle Daniels, Principal
James Rhodes Elementary School, Philadelphia

"There are really deep themes here...that schools are trying to address in their classrooms÷the ideas of fairness...of welcoming new students...of not jumping to conclusions...of really getting to know people."
Ilene Appel Marker, Director
Drexel University Philadelphia School Partnership