Reviews & Awards

RAINBOW PANDA AND THE FIRECRACKER FIASCO gets a 4.5 point review out of 5!

REVIEW~ RAINBOW PANDA AND THE FIRECRACKER FIASCO by Eileen Wacker.. by tarenn98 RAINBOW PANDA AND THE FIRECRACKER FIASCO EILEEN WACKER https://oncekids.com Genre: Children’s books (ages 4-8 years) Series: Fujimini Adventures Series #6 Source: Received for an honest review from the author. Age Range: 4 – 8 years Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Once Kids, LLC (March 1, […]

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Events

Oncekids Focus Group at Punahou School’s 4th Grade


Location: Punahou School

Yesterday we had a great “Compelling Character Workshop” in Mr Reid’s (Awesome Runners) 4th grade class. They also gave us great focus group input on cover art and characters. Thanks for helping us bring Blue Penguin & the Sensational Surf to life!  

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Articles

Eileen Wacker: Electronics and Kids [The Moms Code Series]

Eileen Wacker is the acclaimed author of children’s books Fujimini Island Adventuresand the owner of ONCEKids Publishing.  This is a re-print with permission of her January article: We are officially recovered from the holiday season and hurling towards Valentine’s Day. The big gift requests from our four kids were electronics. My husband and I labored […]

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Articles

This Holiday: Joy of “The Gift”

This holiday season may be filled with reflection about what is really important. Home, family and services such as electricity will leave many thankful for the basics and others sad for their loss.  So how can we wrap our heads around the commercialization of the holidays?  I sent a survey to forty people and got […]

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Articles

Embrace Technology to Keep Kids Hooked on Reading

Developing a love of reading in our four children is of paramount importance to us and is critical to most parents. But “how to” is very elusive. Why doesn’t my second child love to read when it seems everyone else’s children are avid and engaged readers? When my son was 2, he would grab his favorite book (“We’re […]

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Articles

Is Technology Changing Modern Day Manners?

This summer we dined out with my extended family in Boston. In the middle of the meal, my mother remarked, “I’m sorry, I just have to say something. Ethan is wearing his hat to dinner and I find it disrespectful.” I was quite surprised but asked my 8 year old to take off his new […]

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Articles

Technology and Modern Day Manners

This summer we dined out with my extended family in Boston. In the middle of the meal, my mother remarked, “I’m sorry, I just have to say something. Ethan is wearing his hat to dinner and I find it disrespectful.” I was quite surprised but asked my 8 year old to take off his new […]

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Articles

An ‘Electronics Police-Mom’ Goes Digital

Most parents I know set rules around how their kids use “electronic devices” and try vigorously to enforce them. In fact, it has become a point of parental pride to have a policy. It’s like the new “my kids eat organic food” trend. Good parents set limits, limits, limits. I’ve heard parents say, “My child […]

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