SMARTBooks for SMARTERBabies
Accelerating Core Brain Development from 0-60 months by Talking UP to Children.

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Rebooting Children's Literature

  • Real Stories
  • Real Meaning
  • Real Application
  • Unrestricted Critical Thinking
  • Unlimited Potential
  • Open Source Solutions


I write+illustrate children’s literature with advanced literary+life concepts, and engaging satire to start-up critical thinking for application in the real world. My theory is by achieving this we can accelerate Core Brain development by Talking UP to Children.

A.Z. Riel teaches Creative Writing to teens, served in AmeriCorps, and is a sixteen-year-experienced honors teacher with two Education degrees, two children, and four Teacher of the Year awards.

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