Introducing Annie MacDonald & Poppo!

Spring is coming in fits and starts here in upstate NY, reaching out tendrils of sunshine across the area.  It’s a season of warmth and renewal, which makes our newest books that much more pertinent.

We’re pleased to welcome Annie MacDonald to the Reading Lady family of authors!  Ms. MacDonald is working on a touching series of books about Jenny and Poppo–a little girl and her grandfather, who contracts ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  They were inspired by the real-life Poppo, who was Ms. MacDonald’s graduate school professor and asked that she write something for his granddaughters to help them understand his illness.

Now in post-production are two new Reading Lady episodes featuring the first two Poppo books: What’s Up With Poppo? and Poppo’s Half-Birthday Wish.  Each of these books offers a look at the journey Jenny and her family take in learning to cope with the progression of Poppo’s ALS.  Presented with humor and gentleness, these stories are great for parents and kids to share.  We feel honored to be able to present them to our viewers.

For more information on ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, you can visit the ALS Association Website at

And give Poppo and Annie MacDonald a visit at!

  1. Hello and Greetings reading Lady. I am delighted to see that numerous new episodes have been added. May I mention here that electronic copies of the ‘ Magical Alphabet ‘ can now be downloaded free from



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