eBooks for Kindle 

all the way from "read aloud" to "read alone"

Joan attended the University of Missouri and holds a B.A. from Texas Tech University. Her major was English, and as night follows the day, led to her 43 year career in publishing education programs for children.

  The Marshes live in Kansas City, Missouri,where they raised their two sons. Those sons and their families, including eight grandchildren, who live all over the world, were the inspiration for many of the children's stories known as

The CHARACTER EDUCATION PICTURE BOOKS for CHILDREN SERIES. The family motto is Carpe Diem. Seize the Day!


If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct...

If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth...

If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time...

Then these are the eBooks for your children ages 3-9.

Read WITH your children and grandchildren, discuss the concept and message...

and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our 
important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.

The Thoughtful Parent

25 short stories for kids teaching social skills for children  were originally published in hardcover by MarshFilm Enterprises, Inc. established in 1969 by Joan and Alan Marsh. Joan’s life work has been the publishing of health and guidance programs for elementary school children, including social skills worksheets and social skills lessons as well as social skills games for the home and classroom.


These beautiful eBooks are cleverly and skillfully written
 by published authors with a high level of literary talent 
and wit. 

The centerpiece of that work are her 25 short stories for kids  now available in eBook format for children ages 3-9.  Every story includes a few challenging words and so each story works very well as a read aloud eBook (ages 3-5) and then for the more advanced young reader, as a read alone eBook (ages 6-9).

The detailed enrichment pages are filled with interesting cultural and geographic information which greatly enhances the stories.

The timeless animal protagonists, the rich multicultural settings, the key character building messages, the enrichment materials in each story, make these eBooks blue ribbon winners for grandparents, parents and children alike.