Deedee Cummings Writes Positive and Inspirational Books for Children

Deirdre “Deedee” Pecchioni Cummings is the founder of Make A Way Media, LLC. You may have seen her books under her other author name, Deirdre Pecchioni Cummings. Her new author name, Deedee Cummings, is easier for children to learn although it caused her much hard work to change everything in print. She focuses on sharing powerful, inspiring and uplifting messages which shine through her picture books.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well.

The person who introduced me to this author is Becky Flansburg, author of Sissy Goes Tiny, that I wrote about earlier this week.

DeeDee Cummings Award Winning Author

DeeDee Cummings is an Award Winning Author

She donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches, and the local school system. She and her husband Anthony, live in Louisville, Kentucky with their three children. She is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She also earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. Wow, that is one busy and generous woman!

With no further ado, here are the books and a little about each one that I received in the mail much to my surprise!

This is the Earth Book Cover

This is the Earth

This book has a positive and multicultural message appropriate for public schools and children everywhere. It has a message of peace. The words are lyrical to engage children who will listen to the words that every human being is our neighbor and family. Nice, full color images!

Love Is

Love Is

I like this book and think it would be very appropriate to stop some of the silly thoughts children have during Valentine’s season at school. The images in this book have a broader definition of love that can be appreciated even by the very young. This book is appropriate for public school children. Love is a gift meant to be shared by every being. The images show that even children are capable of these thoughts.

I Want to be a Bennett Bell

I Want to Be A Bennett Belle

This book is a tribute to the HBCU Deedee, her mother Andrea, her Aunt Penny, and her sister Amanda attended. They all graduated from Bennett College, and they each credit the school with changing their lives for the better. This school is all-female. It is never too early to think about higher education!

Kayla: A Modern Day Princess

Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess

This is a “chapter book” full of illustrations to be enjoyed by the intermediate reader. Kayla learns to be thankful for her blessings. Deedee is an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi, LLC, a behavioral health agency.

My Dad's Job

My Dad’s Job

Bet you can’t guess what this Dad thinks his most important job is! Of course children will guess all sorts of careers and occupations, which could be asked prior to reading. But the real job is revealed on the last page and is nothing the children will probably guess!


If a Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I?™

This book is a journal (and maybe a coloring book) which is a reminder that it is never too early for kids to begin working toward their dreams. Children will learn about self-reliance, establishing goals, and achieving their dreams. All people and ages enjoy this book, but the overall it is geared more towards women and girls.

Like Rain Water

Like Rain Water

This is a coloring book and journal. It was as a tribute to Deedee’s mother, Andrea Mast Pecchioni who passed away in 2003 from breast cancer. All about hope, love, kindness, and compassion- including the compassion you show yourself, this book will help children through tough times.


Thank you for reading!