About the Author

Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz (hi-doo-SHEV-its), M.S. Ed, is a bestselling author whose publishing credits include more than 100 children’s books; classroom books and materials; and over 400 poems and songs for children, parents, and teachers.

Babs’ bestselling picture books include Don’t Go Out in Your Underwear! (a collection of 64 kid-selected poems and songs), The Bridge Is Up! and Sputter, Sputter, Sput! Her bestselling home and classroom titles include Phonics Through Poetry and MORE Phonics Through Poetry in which carefully-prepared lessons use the rhythm and rhyme of poetry to develop children’s listening and speaking skills (phonemic awareness) and reading and writing skills (phonics). 


Other titles by Babs include:

Poetry Works!
Poetry Works! The First Verse
Poetry Works! The Second Stanza
A Mighty Knight
Bed Rest
Dainty Dinosaur Series of Beginning Readers
Gobble, Gobble, Munch!
Kenny’s Day Off
Listen! Listen! Letter Sounds in Rhyme
My Faces
Questions & Answers Series
Six Speckled Hens
The Big Hand-off
When I Grow Up
Who Went Up?
Video: Developing Oral Language

A frequent keynoter, Babs has been invited to speak at hundreds of schools, educational conferences, and parenting seminars. A former university instructor and teacher-training liaison, she has been an educator and author for five decades. Babs has taught elementary and special education classes at all levels and served as director of special education in school districts in both Indiana and Michigan. Babs’ professional specialty is oral language, the often-overlooked foundation for literacy.

Babs brings to every product at Babsy B her passionate dedication to reach and teach the community of every child so that, from birth, each child is immersed in spoken language through daily readalouds and talk. “Then,” says Babs, “every child has the foundation in language and literacy that shapes their future. And every child gets to realize the joy of success as a reader, writer, and lifelong learner.”

Babs’ series of eight board books for ages 0-3+, were released in 2015 by Reading Realm, Inc.