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About my Books

All books by Sweetbeet Books and Alma Hammond grow with your child. They start as a cozy bedtime story, then a very first reader, and next an early childhood lesson in folklore and science. Each promotes positive messages of:

Acceptance of self and others
Fitting In
Friendship

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My name is Alma Hammond. I write children’s books not only to entertain the child, but also to awaken them to curiosity about far-off places and animals, and inspire them on a journey of self-esteem through reflection.

About my Books

All books by Sweetbeet Books and Alma Hammond grow with your child. They start as a cozy bedtime story, then a very first reader, and next an early childhood lesson in folklore and science. Each promotes positive messages of:

Acceptance of self and others
Fitting In
Friendship

From our blog

Pollination Lesson Plan

BY ALMA HAMMOND The Book Behind the Lesson In Book 2 of Catterfly, “Catterfly Grows a Garden,” our kitty with wings who has just sprung from her large, furry, and striped chrysalis in Book 1, “Catterfly is Born,” is super thirsty.  She and her butterfly friend go in search of sweet nectar from brightly colored flowers […]

Spain for Children: A Lesson Plan

by ALMA HAMMOND Our travel to Spain Four years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to trade homes with a family of four from Malaga, Spain. The father in the family had been invited to become part of a research project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD where we […]

Butterfly Lesson Plan

BY ALMA HAMMOND Can you say Chrysalis [kris-uh-lis]? Did you know butterflies are not “born” from cocoons? When metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly is complete, butterflies exit a structure they created themselves when they were caterpillars called a chrysalis. Cocoons are spun by caterpillars that will become moths not butterflies! How a chrysalis fits […]

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