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 from 0-60 months 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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