Kathy Stone Bio

Kathy Stone has been in love with words (and books) since she was a child. Kathy’s favorite books growing up were from the Sweet Valley High series, Nancy Drew, and the Goosebumps series.

Those books gave her a love of reading and writing, and one day she would love to pass that on to others through her own chapter books.

Kathy has been a part of the Hoosier Chapter Books family for a little more than a year and has loved every minute of it. She is a mother of one and is living in Indianapolis, IN.

Kathy loves a good book, loves a good laugh, and loves to see the smile on a child’s face when they read a good book.

Latest Blog Posts by Kathy Stone

Traveling with Toddlers: A Survival Guide for Literary Parents

Navigating new landscapes with toddlers in tow can be as much an epic tale as the most gripping storybook adventure. For the literary parent, the key to harmonious travel lies in a well-packed bag of narratives and a sprinkle of ingenuity. “Traveling with Toddlers: A Survival Guide for Literary Parents” aims to equip you with … Read more

Best 2023 Barbie Halloween Costumes: Margot Robbie

Step into Barbie’s world this Halloween with the most enchanting costumes from her latest cinematic adventure! From her debut on toy store shelves to her stellar presence on the silver screen, Barbie has been a beacon of style and inspiration for generations. Every film in her cinematic repertoire introduces a fresh wave of fashion that … Read more

Best Crawling Toys for Babies in 2023

A Guide to Promoting Healthy Development for Babies Learning to Crawl As your little one inches closer to mobility, you may be wondering how to best support their journey from wobbly attempts at sitting up to the world of crawling and exploration. Enter the magical world of crawling toys—designed not just for entertainment but for … Read more

How to Help Your Anxious Child: 4 Fabulous Tips

Just like adults do, it’s normal for children to feel afraid sometimes. The world is a scary place to be and children don’t have much in the way of experience. In fact, more than anything, children are right to feel anxious and afraid in life and it’s up to us as parents to do all … Read more

4 Tips For Teaching Your Child Self Discipline

Every single adult gets to the point where they know right from wrong, even with those small inconvenient things such as having to ditch unhealthy food and swap to something healthier, getting up even if you want to sleep in, or not buying something you really want. It takes years, so many years, to get … Read more

How To Be Happy As A Family

Do you ever wonder what makes for a successful and, perhaps most importantly, happy family or how certain families are able to connect so easily to one another, even when they’re not actually together? The good news is, this seemingly impossible scenario doesn’t have to be a dream – it can happen, and it’s not … Read more

20 Best Magnetic Toys for Kids: Keep Them Engaged

I’ve compiled an extensive list of the best magnetic toys for kids available online which will help keep your kid engaged while you catch up on some chores or rest. Toys are important tools that are used to keep kids engaged and entertained. These toys work well for kids who are very active and like … Read more

10 Ways to Deal with Pregnancy Blues and Come Out Smiling

The pregnancy blues can honestly be tough. Nearly every pregnant soon-to-be-mother is going to go through with this eventually. While many know about postpartum depression, you can still experience blues or even depression while pregnant. So, what can you do about all of this? How can you get yourself to come out of these terrible … Read more

Top Games for 10 Year Olds (Ultimate List)

Finding the top games for 10 year olds doesn’t need to be hard! I’ve put together a list of all the best. From card games to video games to board games, there are a few must-plays in a lot of different categories. If you’re looking for fun group games for your 10 year old, you’ve … Read more

How the Blended Family Definition is Changing

In 2022, the blended family definition is changing, and with it comes a few different approaches to how people from different generations can come together in one household. Don’t get me wrong. I think that the meaning of family changing isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The tradition blended family definition is a family made up … Read more

Best Buzz Lightyear Toys: To Infinity and Beyond (2022)

Whether or not you enjoyed the Lightyear movie in 2022, you can be sure kids love the best Buzz Lightyear toys. Whether you’re talking about the original Toy Story or the new Lightyear adaptation, Buzz is always a popular toy. While Buzz Lightyear isn’t the most complex of toys, there are many to choose from … Read more

Best Minion Toys on Amazon: 2022 Gift Guide

Hello! I’ve put together a great toy article about the best Minion toys on Amazon, so sit back and take a look at the toys that made it to my best Minion toys list this year! Rise of Gru came out this year, of course, and the kids that I know loved it. (And a … Read more

7 Tips for Taking Picky Eaters Out to Eat

Do you have picky eaters at home? Some of us have kids who will eat nothing but hot dogs and fries. I’ve got some tips for taking picky eaters out to eat. Some kids will only eat bread and cheese. Some kids are so picky that they don’t want to eat a single thing. Sometimes, … Read more

Child Discipline Methods: 7 Solid Rules for Parents

Child discipline methods are just as vital and important to raising a child as love. Children who are disciplined may learn more positive behavior than those who are not disciplined. Love is all the child needs, but discipline can help them develop in a positive way during their childhood. In this article, we’ll focus on … Read more

Kids Wagon with Canopy: Best in 2022 + FAQ

Are you wanting to buy a kids wagon with canopy? I’ve put together a list of the absolute best in 2022. You should also read the FAQ post to learn additional details on kids wagons in general. The kids and I are ready for whatever is coming next. We’ve got an awesome wagon with a … Read more

Face Painting for Kids: Ultimate Guide

When talking about face painting for kids, as a parent you should want something that is fun, easy to use, and, most importantly, something that is safe. Lucky for you, that’s the goal of this post! I’ve written this exhaustive guide dedicated to face painting for kids as a part of our fun play ideas … Read more

New Addition to the Family? 10 Tips to Make it Go Smooth

Have a new addition to the family? If you’re pregnant or have been recently (or if you know someone who is with child), I’ve put together an article with some great tips to make the experience go as smooth as possible. As a mother who has gone through this experience twice so far, I have … Read more

Developmental Toys for Newborns + FAQ

In this article, I’ll share my favorite developmental baby toys for newborns. Some of these toys are my own personal favorites and have been bought or given as gifts to family and friends. Some of these products are a result of my own research to find the best toys for my infant. Ready? Let’s get … Read more

7 Best Dinosaur Toys for Toddlers

Save time with our narrowed down list of the absolute best dinosaur toys for toddlers. If there’s one thing we know here at Hoosier Chapter Books, it’s that kids love dinosaurs. Many children start their love of the creatures at an early age. On this page, we’ve put together a list of the ten best … Read more

Does LeapFrog Help With Reading? Learn to Read in 2022

If you’re a parent who ѕtrugglеѕ while teaching уоur child to read, there’s good news. You don’t need to let them use your expensive tablet! LeapFrog learn to read solutions in 2022 have come a long way. On this page, we will cover absolutely everything you need to answer the question: Does LeapFrog LeapStart help … Read more