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Literacy Chef Publishing, LLC

Dana Gambardella, President of Literacy Chef Publishing, LLC, is a Rhode Island children’s author, educator, and love-to-laugh Italian American. Her two passions, literacy and culinary arts, nurture her own story each day. As a Reading Specialist she celebrates the similarities between educating young readers and being a chef enthusiast; experts in both areas must combine the right ingredients, practices, and love to create a successful recipe that reaches many learners and palettes.

 Join @LiteracyChef in savoring a child's best ingredients through the power of story and growing families of readers as they embrace literacy, live to learn, and love their process. Her two children's   books below are available for purchase and can include a personalized message from the author herself.

Mama Bear's Magic  

  • Relatable to parents and children
  • Humor engages young readers and entices them to read more
  • Encourages the importance of independent self-care and hygiene
  • Highlights the bond between mother and child
  • Showcases older siblings as role models
  • Appropriate mentor text to support health education regarding hygiene delivered by nurses and educators  
  • Helps children realize that fears do not have to be forever (so current considering our current pandemic)
  • The perfect gift for mothers-to-be and/or adding to a child’s bookshelf

Grandma's House

  • The character’s thoughts and actions elicit emotion in readers of all ages
  • Encourages children to reflect on their own process and how experiences shape them
  • As a mentor text, supports educators with cross-curricular connections, i.e. the five senses, sensory imagery, memoir and descriptive writing, and social-emotional learning discussions.
  • A Read-Aloud for all ages
  • The perfect gift to honor a Grandmother’s birthday and/or National Grandparents Day

Dana offers virtual and in-person author visits to organizations/events that foster childhood literacy and book joy in young readers and their families. Visit literacychefpublishing.com to connect with Dana and create the perfect Reading Recipe for your child or group of learners.     

*** Receive a free coloring page with every book purchase. ***


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Mama Bear's Magic
$15.99

The perfect read aloud to help children realize that fears do not have to be forever.

By Literacy Chef Publishing, LLC

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$15.99

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Grandma's House
$16.99

Savor the sounds, tastes, smells and feelings that come to life only at Grandma's House - a memoir that transcends time and cultures.

By Literacy Chef Publishing, LLC

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