Mr. Maloof is an International Book Award winner: Children's Fiction Softcover!

Every kid is a bit goofy, and Mr. Maloof was no different. Until he grew up and became quite a grump. Then one day a little blue hair appeared right on the top of his head. With his new blue hair and the help of some neighborhood kids, Mr. Maloof is reminded the importance of staying young at heart.

Hardcover copies are now available! Click the link below to order your copy today. Don't forget to leave a review! ​




Christina Hill

This book is SO sweet!! It has a powerful message of harnessing your inner child and being playful no matter your age. My four year old daughter loves this book and has asked me to read it several times over. Seeing the blue hair sprout on Mr. Maloof's head brings the biggest smile from her.
My six and eight year old have also enjoyed it. My six year old was pretty ecstatic to see one of the kids in the book was wearing glasses like him!

Highly recommend this book and the message it shares!

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Danielle is originally from Seattle but has been living in the DC metro area for the last 15 years. While studying at Howard University she met her husband. And although Danielle has always enjoyed writing, she did not take it seriously until she spent hours on end reading to their three children. She writes for them.



Have you ever wondered what happens after Santa delivers the last gift? Join Santa, and his family, as they celebrate their traditions in the North Pole the day after Christmas.

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Jana + Koa

Who doesn’t love traditions! And Christmas in July? Sign me up. Danielle Marietta’s debut children’s book is out on July 1st and on track to be a family favorite for the season. From pancake contests to planting trees after the holidays to give back, Black Santa's and Family wisdom, this book is thoughtful and darling through and through. Reading it evoked the coziness and wonder filled comfort we feel all December. The pages are not glossy like books from major publishers but it doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the book at all. Koa says, "It‘s fun that they have a holiday after. I want that too!“
You can support a Black, female author and pre-order the book now.

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"You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say."

F. Scott Fitzgerald



Speaking Engagements


Reading is FUNdamental! Let's set up a time for Danielle to come meet your class virtually, or in person, and discuss children's books. She will not only read one of her books, but also come with an activity for the class to do, too! 

Select the Book Online tab at the top of the site to schedule a visit for your class or school. 

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Danielle is also certified in Diversity and Inclusion and committed to making sure all children are represented in books. If you are looking for a speaker to discuss diversity in children's literature, Danielle would love to visit.

Select the Book Online tab at the top of the site to schedule a visit for your class or school. 



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