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I Don’t Want to Move!

When Charlotte’s parents announce that the family is moving to a new home, Charlotte is scared. She does not want to leave her friends-or go to a “silly new school.” Join Charlotte on her journey as she discovers what it’s really like to be “the new kid” in school.

Let’s journey together to cross the bridge for emotional strength.

Carolyn Watkins is an award-winning author of children’s books. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a former elementary teacher and Special Education Assessment specialist. Her first book, The Knock, is the recipient of 12 International awards, including the Certificate of Excellence in Children’s Literature, Purple Dragonfly Book Award. Carolyn resides in New Hampshire with her husband and three grown sons.

The Knock

...a collection of childhood memories

It’s hard not knowing if Dad or Mom are safe and coming home. Why did they have to fight those men in the war? The Knock empowers those who are embracing deployment to understand those confusing reactions. It supports feelings of compassion and love, and is a coping mechanism for kids and adults of any age.

A short educational book for reluctant readers.

Grab your copy today. A great gift for military kids, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or any day we want to understand what it is like to be separated from a loved one.

Level 2 Reader


While The Knock, a true-life memoir, focuses on the 1960’s in Vietnam, its story is relatable to a conflict of any era. The information in this story can be used to open a discussion of the ways…

Level 1 Reader


The Knock…a collection of childhood memories is written as a memoir describing a difficult time in my life. There are two books with the same title,
written for two levels of readers.


The Knock empowers those who have to embrace the loneliness of an absent parent

“This guidance could help children feel safe to express their feelings and work through any emotional difficulties caused by missing the absent military parent or by fearing for their life.”
Kate Robinson
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The Knock

Teacher Manuals

Parents-grab these unique conversation guides free to accompany each level of the picture storybook, The Knock…a collection of childhood memories.

Teachers and Homeschoolers-here are the tools to help you as your child grows and learns from these award-winning books. Each guide is 20 pages of skill-based, common core, cross curricular activities.​

Some of the skills included in each guide

  • Vocabulary
  • Reading fluency
  • Text connections
  • Character analysis
  • Main idea and story details
  • Informative writing prompts

  • Handwriting
  • Cause and effect
  • Nonfiction reading
  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Concrete and inferential thinking skills

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