Pictures you have shared with us! They happy our hearts...keep them coming!
The twin sisters could not agree more; snowflakes taught me that no two people are exactly the same.
Abbie loves reading Reach for the Sky.
Todd Kitchin invited Allison to speak at the Swarthmore Rotary Club.
Allison read at Read Across America and was lucky to meet Cole; who is a third grader at NPE!
Allison sharing a heart to heart with Lexie!
Through the Years
Pictures from the early days of Inch by Inch.
Last 2 boxes of books in the first-ever delivery!
Letter from a student.
Books for Bama: We helped collect books from around the world for Tuscaloosa schools who lost all their books during the April 27, 2011 Tornado.
Jake and Madi selling “lemon aid for brest cancer funrazer” which inspired Allison to write What Can I do Today.
Allison's children Madi and Jake, guess who is in the middle? Marquis!
Allison’s Uncle Ira...Inch by Inch’s investor.
New Haven and Woodbridge Public School Visits
Allison has had the pleasure of visiting with the teachers and students at:
Stong-21st Century Communications Magnet and SCSU Lab School
Quinnipiac Real World Math STEM Magnet School
Beecher Road Elementary School
Allison sharing her story with students.
Allison and her new friend Rosie.
Rosie sharing her book with Allison and her classmates.
Allison enjoying the Fall Season in her childhood home state.
Visiting Michigan makes Allison happy because she called it her home for 7 football seasons. So many schools, and so many friends.
Allison with Pam Hodges, who teaches Language Arts and Science at North Rockford Middle School.
Allison being entertained by an Okemos, MI student.
Allison with Librarian Deb Woodworth of Cole Academy and her gorgeous grandchildren.
Bennett Woods Elementary School.
Driving back from a Michigan Collaborative Early ChildhoodConference, Allison happened upon a field of “Sunflours.” Get it...
Allison spent the entire day presenting to all the kindergarteners at Neff Elementary School in Grand Ledge.
Saying goodbye one on one is one of Allison’s favorite parts of her school visit days; hug, high five, handshake, fist pump or smile! They are all wonderful!
Chaska, Minnesota Visits
Allison and Cathy have made numerous trips to Minnesota and visited Elementary schools and spoke at the annual Hooked on Books Conference.
Allison and Cathy with a wonderful group of kids.
Cathy reaching for the sky with kindergarten students.
Cathy illustrated the flyer for the Hooked on Books Conference in 2009 where they were the featured speakers.
Nether Providence Elementary
Allison went to visit a neighborhood school and was deeply touched by all the wonderful thank you notes she received.
Allison meeting with students after her presentation.
The happy cake she baked for the school as a thank you.
Allison with few of her new friends.
Allison speaking to a class full of kindergarteners along with Persie and her birdhouse.
Ashlee baked beautiful happy cakes for her friends who live far away.
Warroad, Minnesota Visits
September 2018 I first spoke with the staff and then the residents of Warroad Senior Living Center. The following three days I spent at Warroad Elementary School. One day with teachers and staff and the other two with grades kindergarten-sixth!!! Best time ever!
Mark Bertilrud; Executive Director of Warroad Senior Living Center
Allison signing books for attendee
Off to Warhead Elementary School Rally
Hugging a student
Making a connection...
Saying hello and goodbye at the same time...
Endless teacher respect
"I'd love to hear what you wrote!"
This student sat attentively for over an hour and earned special screen time!
When you understand the real reason you visited the school in the first place.