Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Children's Book Author A. J. Cosmo's Mission Is To Set Kids Up For Success In Life Through Early Reading

Studies show that learning to read early in life impacts the future of children in a big way. A. J. Cosmo's mission is to teach important lessons through silly stories that engage children in powerful ways. This all begins at a very young age

A recent article by education reporter John Higgins in the Seattle Times detailed a study at the University of Washington on how kids learn. Children are not born with the skills needed for reading and writing. Those skills must be developed. The skills develop over time and dramatically impact future learning, success and ultimately happiness. The studies show that time spent reading aloud to children, asking questions and practicing 'serve and return' conversations can form neural connections that are extremely important.

Patricia Kuhl, co-director of UW's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences was quoting in the article, stating “It’s not a fancy toy or a television set; it’s you and your time. Your kid’s brain is not a turnkey system; it really does require you to talk and play and challenge cognitively.”

A very large part of A. J. Cosmo's mission is to encourage this early skill development though silly stories in the form of children's books that engage children. The kid's stories are carefully crafted to help parents teach their children simple everyday lessons in an easy to understand manner. By artfully marrying beautiful illustrations and language, children are challenged to explore his magical worlds. Written for the transitional reader, A.J.'s stories allow children to develop and master a new level of reading.

"When you read with a child you are creating the story with them. You are the actors, the director, the audience, and even the author. You decide what your child learns."

A.J. is the author & illustrator of over forty children's books for the Amazon Kindle including the best selling "The Monster That Ate My Socks" which spent almost two years at the top of the Monster category and in the top 500 books overall. While much of his work is centered around the concept of monsters, A. J. manages to create characters that are funny, unique and wildly engaging.

"I try to hide the morals in the stories and allow for flexibility. We are all storytellers, that's why this matters, when we read to a child we are helping them to tell the story of their lives."

A. J. Cosmo is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at All of Cosmo's works are available at Amazon. More information is available at his website at

About A. J. Cosmo:

A. J. Cosmo lives and works as a writer and illustrator in Los Angeles and has written over thirty children's books for the Amazon Kindle.


A. J Cosmo