Local Author Spotlight: Staci Hauk

We read in our home. A lot. And we’re always on the lookout for local authors. “Sawyer’s Two Cents” by Staci Hauk is our latest find!

This story is about Sawyer, and her jar full of pennies – pennies that represent the friends in her life. But are they all the friends that will truly be there for her? Sawyer experiences a sickness and tough days at school, coming to the realization that two true friends are worth more than a collection of acquaintances.

We’ve read many books on friendship. It’s definitely a popular topic! And for good reason – friendships are important to children. Staci pens a sweet story with a unique analogy of pennies that will help children navigate these friendships and hang on to what is true. In a world where life seems to be telling kids that more is best, this story is a refreshing reminder of how less can actually be of greater value.

Another aspect we loved about this story was that it was based in a Phoenix area city – Gilbert! The famous Gilbert water tower is featured. The illustrations also have a desert vibe. We’re excited to see other stories that Staci might bring to life, both in characters and possibly Phoenix based.

For more information about “Sawyer’s Two Cents, Staci herself, or to get updates on future books, visit her website at https://stacihauk.com.

Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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