BOOKS – Young Adult and Children

Young Adult Book- COMING SOON in December!


Insightful, uplifting and often humorous, this young adult book is a memorable gift for graduations, birthdays, holidays or “just because”. The short stories enable bite-size reads and are a ready reference on how to make your way in life. A key message is:

“You are uniquely designed to create the life you desire

with your magnificent mind, heart and soul.”

COMING SOON- New Website for Adult and Kids – NanaSays.Com


Arrange for a NANA VISIT  with Program – Fly So High: Creating and Singing from the Heart

A children’s interactive program with movement, songs and creative activities to inspire imagination and joy for Libraries, Churches, Schools, Organizations. Want to schedule a program or learn more? CONTACT US

BOOKSMarshmallow Toast, Fly So High, Loving God Lavishly

Inspire creativity, determination and bonding between generations with imaginative text, beautiful watercolor illustrations and uplifting songs as you follow the adventures of Nana and Elisa-Kay in our Nana Says Book Collection.

One day this super-cool, creative idea just pops into Elisa-Kay’s mind. She is so excited to give it a try – the only problem is her friends and family don’t share her enthusiasm and even think her idea is just plain weird.

What will Elisa-Kay do as she faces people who say “No!” to her idea?

Will her enthusiasm be enough to make someone believe in her?

Will you root for her?

Follow along and find out! But don’t be surprised  if something happens you never even imagined!


32 Pages of Hand-Painted Watercolor Illustrations , Text and a Song

               $18.71 Hard Cover —   $9.41  Soft Cover  —  $2.99 E-Book
Click on BUY button to see ALL THREE books  in ALL FORMATS on Amazon.  $9.41 for Soft cover is reflected on Amazon.

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“As a proud Grandfather of five, I would wholeheartedly  recommend “Marshmallow Toast”. It was a fun read and filled with not only an engaging story, but beautiful illustrations. I can’t wait for more! With so many children’s books out today,  please feel good that, as I believe, this book will become a favorite with your kids, grandkids, and on to next generations!”  —  Ken Goldblatt, father and grandpa

“A delightful read that subtly helps kids explore a plethora of feelings and also encourages creativity and determination! Just be sure to have a few select ingredients on hand; kids will surely want to try marshmallow toast after reading this one-of-a-kind story!!” – L.B., mom and teacher



Elisa-Kay’s favorite place in the whole wide world is her family’s summer cottage. It’s on a lake so clear you can see the bottom, and it’s a wonderful, fun place where she and her cousins have many exciting adventures.

Will an ordinary summer day spent with Nana turn out to be an extra-special day when Elisa-Kay tries to fly so high?

Read and find out!

32 Pages of Hand-Painted Watercolor Illustrations, Text and a Song

               $18.71 Hard Cover  —  $9.41  Soft Cover —  E-Book $2.99
Click on BUY button to see all formats of ALL THREE books on Amazon.  $9.41 for Soft cover is reflected on Amazon.

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         Loving God Lavishly











What would you do if you had a BIG question – a question that stretches your mind and heart – an important question?

That’s what happens to Elisa-Kay when her Nana presents an idea that sparks her curiosity about loving and sets her on a day’s search for answers.

Where does she go? Who does she ask? Will her journey lead to the answers she seeks?


32 Pages of Hand-Painted Watercolor Illustrations, Text and a Song

               $18.71 Hard Cover  —  $9.41  Soft Cover —  E-Book $2.99
Click on BUY button to see all formats for ALL THREE  books on Amazon.   $9.41 for Soft cover is reflected on Amazon.

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Lauren Burnett is an author of children’s communication products, a former public-school teacher,  and a speaker who creates and presents educational programs to organizations across the nation. Lauren lives in Cleveland, Ohio as a real-life “Nana”  to two girls, Kaileigh and Elisa, and finds endless inspiration in their curiosity, creativity and adventures