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Most of us grew up in a world without Smartphones, Nintendo Switch, and Netflix. We spent most of our free time just lying around, staring at the ceiling, and daydreaming about being grownups.

From picturing a romance with a dream partner, to being a superhero, to a profession we want when we grow up. 

Indeed, daydreaming can help us envision a better future. 

Those who daydream like us are hopeful persons.

We always see the glass being half full, and for us, things can always improve and thrive. Our lives are guided by our ability to imagine and see the bright side in every situation, to think of the rainbow after the storm. We always believe things can get better, and there could not be a more beautiful way to view this life than through our childlike wonder.

Let our little minds sojourn. Keep the positive attitude in our hearts and spread it around.

We all need some more daydream time and some more of that hope in our pockets.

And all the dreams that we dare to dream can and will  come true.

                                                      Mary Rose R. Agapito-Lagunsad /MPH Editor-in-Chief




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Our Excellent Contributors

FOREWORD      by  Carolina Duka

PREFACE     by   Dexter Amoroso

INTRODUCTION by Mary Rose A. Lagunsad

Cover by Eureka Robey

Artwork contributors: Sophia Mhae Dorupan p.19, p. 67.p 124, & p.154 

Julie Ann Ballon p.23, p.156

Annette Wengert Tarpley 

• Never Stop Dreaming (A short story)

Elsie C. Mapalad

  • Chasing Rainbows

Kathy Jo Bryant

  • Daydreams of Imagination
  • What Do You Think of a Rainbow?

Carolina R. Duka

  • A Child
  • My Special Nica ( A short story)

Bogdana Găgeanu

  • Children are Magicians

Cherie Leigh

  • Unicorn Galaxy

Farah Diba Pastor

  • Fairyland

Binod Dawadi

  • Children’s Life

A J Wilson

  • A Day at the Fair

Veronica Roma Pingol

  • Be their Smile

Greg Etsell

  • The Happy Little Cloud ( A short story)

Jill Tait 

• The Folklore Fairies    

• I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes!!   

• Ssshh Don’t Say a Single Word   

• Never in Your Wildest Dreams   

• Ten Tiddly Tadpoles    

Sarfraz Ahmed

  • At the End of Her Nose

Maria Evelyn Quilla Soleta

  • My Tala, My  Mayla

Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo

  • Childhood

Dexter Amoroso

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • You can Count on Me
  • A Parenting Experience
  • Toy Envy
  • What Fascinates a Child

Joyce Jacobo

  • At the Nexus Point

Rhodora G. Garcia-Medina

  • A Summer Without End

Mary Rose R. Agapito-Lagunsad

  • My Library Cat
  • Billy Bee Wants to Play ( A short story)
  • Mighty, the Unlikely Turtle ( A short story)

Gopal Sinha

  • A Full Rainbow at Bangalore

Alyssa Joy Manila Bagat

  • Friends

Jhemar C. Lagata/Mhardz Guivarra

  • Two Giants

Gino G. Sumalinog

  • The Lonely Guava Tree ( A short story)

Kalucharan Sahu

  • She Has A Pet
  • The Legend of the Old Couple (A short story)

John Lowell R. Perlas

  • Mumbo Jumbo

Rana Zaman

  • A Frog’s Wedding

Ren Ramirez

  • A Girl Named Sofia

John Mark Astorga

  •   The World Where I am Belong

Lady Margrethe

  • The Sky
  • Lessons I Learned from Dad

Lakshmi Ajoy

  • Eva on a Plant-a-Tree Mission ( A short story)
  • Inner Sparks

Meghraj Babita

  • Somewhere Above the Rainbow

Hanna Supetran

  • Sense of Wonder

Leizl Rosales a.k.a Ezssel

  • The Chocolate

Gloria Magallanes Loeb

  • Dogs
  • Melancholy

Maria Anna Aludia Flores-Young

  • A Hearty Plate of Gratitude

Davi Ramphal Rampersad

  • Dreams

Zaneta Varnado Johns

  • Daydreaming: We Have Enough

S Afrose

  • The Dreamy Kite

Sarah Rachel Ramphal

  • Pocket Full of Dreams

Maureen A. Villanueva

  • Here Comes, Mr. Sun

Maricel Padua Lopez

  • A Thousand to None

Priyalakshmi Gogoi

  • Our Healthy Friends
  • Golden Rays

Sunita Sahoo

  • That’s Me

Eftichia Kapardeli

  • Blue Eyes

Jhaira Mae G. Perez

  • How I Wonder

Anthony Crutcher

  • The Tree with the Face

Pratibha Savani

  • Sun, Sea, Sand

Jhenson Tyrone Villena

  • Vivid

Jacqueline Villoso Vento 

• Still       

Harsh Sharma

  • Play in Cradle

Karuna Mistry

  • Tatty Bear
  • The Lego Experience
  • A Trifle Matter

Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey 

• Read       

• The Face of Thee     

• She’s a Dearest Friend in Child’s Imagination

• Children      

• In the Eyes if an Innocent Soul

Posted in Announcement, Anthologies, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, Children's Book

“Rainbows & Daydreams”A Collection of Original Children’s Poetry and Short Stories by Various Authors is Now CLOSED for Submissions

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Our upcoming poetry and short story anthology is “Rainbows & Daydreams: A Collection of Original Children’s Poetry and short stories by Various Authors. We are on the lookout for unpublished poems in the English language. 


• Poets may submit one poem and/or one short story (400-600 words)

• Poems must be only 4 to 5 stanzas in the English language. 

• We only accept new works and will not accept any work that was previously published in any anthology (poems that have been posted on Facebook that have not been accepted by online or print anthologies or journals are eligible).  


1. Copy your submissions to an email as a single document and email it to or you may use the form below. The subject of the email should be [Submission: Rainbows & Daydreams]. All other titles will be considered and the anthology title (“Rainbows & Daydreams”) will not be accepted. In the body of your email, please include your bio of not more than 50 words written in Third person format ( if you submitted your Bio to previous Anthologies ,please submit your Bio again, a submission without a Bio will be declined, we won’t be notifying you as this is already written on our Guidelines.

2. The deadline that your poems should reach us is 10th August 2022. The anthology will be published by McKinley Publishing Hub and we hope to launch it by September 25th.

3. Please no pdf attachments. We won’t be notifying you if you submitted a pdf attachment, please know that it will automatically be rejected.

4. Those who completed the submission form will receive notification that the MPH team has received your submissions, via email within 48-72 hours. However, the review process may take up to four weeks. We will contact you once a decision whether accepted or rejected has been reached.

We look forward to receiving work that depicts eclectic styles and interests!

Submission Form Has Been Removed, We are in the process of Proofreading Editing the Manuscript.

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Posted in Children's Book, Published Author, Published Books

The Bird and the Dragonfly by MPH Authors Annette Tarpley and Rhett Cripps is Now Available on Amazon

From the imagination of Annette Tarpley and Rhett Cripps comes a truly beautiful story that is sure to capture the hearts and minds of children everywhere. ‘The Bird and the Dragonfly’ is a timeless tale of how friendship grows between an unlikely pair, delightfully engaging a true classic, captured beautifully by Alfonso Baleda, an award-winning artist whose illustrations bring to life the words of the poet. 

The Bird and the Dragonfly will be much loved by children worldwide, an exhilarating tale – the stuff that dreams are made of! 

Annette Tarpley hails from the United States, is a poet and writer globally renowned author of poetry books Poetry Potpourri and Two Hearts – a journey into heartfelt poetry, co-authored with poet Sarfraz Ahmed. She is the founder of one of the largest global Facebook poetry groups ‘The Passion of Poetry’. Her poetry has featured in many global anthologies, and has won many awards for her work. The Bird and the Dragonfly is her debut children’s book.

Sarfraz Ahmed/Poet UK

About the Author

Annette (Wengert) Tarpley was born in Marshalltown, Iowa.  She grew up mostly in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she attended most of her school years. There were two career paths she contemplated, Writing/Journalism, or Nursing.  She chose the later and has been a nurse for 40 years. She worked as an ER nurse for over 20 years, as a forensic nurse examiner for 15 years, caring for victims of crime and violence.

In 2003, she returned to school while working and caring for her family.  She had relocated to Virginia in 1993 and completed her BSN, and her MSN at Radford University.  In 2010 she started her career as a Nurse Practitioner and has worked in a variety of settings.  Board Certified in family practice, she has also worked in psychiatry and geriatrics.  She continues to practice as a nurse practitioner. 

In 2020, after much urging to have her poetry published, she published her first book, “Poetry Potpourri.” Also, in May of 2020, she started her own Facebook poetry site, “The Passion of Poetry,” which now has 23,000 members worldwide. She is very active in the poetry community and has hosted many open mic events for her group. Coming soon is a stand-alone website called, “Pop-Star Poetry,” where she, along with other POP administrators, will publish poets. Annette is an internationally renowned poet, and has won numerous awards and accolades. Her second book was published and co-authored with renowned poet Sarfraz Ahmed, “Two Hearts,” and reached #1 status on an Amazon best-selling list. Annette has many videos on YouTube, some of which she has recited for herself and others.  Some of the videos were published by The Sparrow, and some were narrated, and compiled by Alan Johnson of The Poets Lounge, a renowned narrator and musician who also composes, plays and compiles videos. Annette also has been interviewed many times and participates in live poetry events internationally.  In December of 2021, Annette began to write short stories, all four have been published in books.  She has been published in numerous anthologies and online publications and has been featured in literary magazines.  She has started on her lifelong dream, writing a novel based on bullying from a poem she wrote, “The Ballad of Ned.” Annette enjoys thriving in a community where she can grow, but also rejoices in the accomplishments of others, and also promotes their talents in the literary world.

Authors: Annette Tarpley and her 8-year-old grandson Rhett Cripps from the USA
Foreword by Dennis Brown (Author of “Reflections of Light”) from the USA
Blurb by Sarfraz Ahmed (Author of “Eighty Four Pins’, “Stab the Pomegranate”) from the UK
Illustrations by Dubai Based Filipino Artist Alfonso Baleda and his son Juan Paolo Eugenio P. Baleda from the Phillippines
Layout Artist: Eureka Robey of MPH

Beautiful Pages Inside the Book

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Posted in Children's Book, Published Author, Published Books

Finding God A Collection of Short Stories for Young Children by MPH Author Bam Dev Sharma is Now Available on Amazon

Finding God” by Bam Dev Sharma, is a collection of eighteen stories, meant for children aged eight to twelve years old. Stuffed with moral values and life lessons, the characters appear as human beings like farmer, boatman, merchant, hermit, king, woodcutters, and milkman. The children can easily feel and empathize with them. Humor, satire, irony, allegory, and fun abound in the stories to entertain young children in reading activities.  Furthermore, love, compassion, fellow feeling, and mutual coexistence are specifically highlighted so that children imbue values and try to live with them. In the world of artificial intelligence, these stories may be sources of enhancing human values that are declining in the contemporary world.        

About the Author

Bam Dev Sharma is a university assistant professor teaching poetry and children’s literature to graduate students. He has been teaching over the last twenty-two years at Tribhuvan University, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. He has published several collections of poetry internationally. Also, he has published three collections of children’s stories in the US.

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Favorite Things in My World by MPH Published Author Kathy Jo Bryant

I’ve been honored and privileged to be able to publish Kathy Jo’s poetry in four of the Sweetycat Press’s anthologies. Her poetry is always warm, charming, and delightful to read. In those books, her poems ranged from the beauty of the Lilies of the Valley to the music of the Bowed Psaltery,  to pondering the strain of carrying a jug atop your head. In Kathy Jo’s newest book, “Favorite Things In My World”, written for children of all ages, and the child in each of us, included is her fascination with bumble bees in “Bumble Bee,” a tribute to giraffes in “The Gamboling Giraffe,” and her affection for bunny rabbits in “I Love it So.” Take it from me, her poetry is pure magic. 

Steve Carr, Publisher/Editor Sweetycat Press

About the Author

Kathy Jo Bryant hails from the United States, originally from Texas, now residing in Missouri. She is a published author of Golden Glowing Mushroom, a poetry collection, available on Amazon. She is an avid genealogist, a member of a lineage society, and has authored a two-volume book on genealogy.  She writes poetry on quite a number of subjects. Even though she has intermittently been writing poetry since youth, she has had a positive surge in writing, since joining quite a few poetry groups, within the last several years.

She has had her poetry accepted on The Sparrow, a recitative YouTube poetry group, Writings on the Wall, a YouTube poetry readings platform, Trending Poets, an elite media Facebook group by Alan Johnson, and Poetizerdotcom. She has received a growing number of poetry certificates of various kinds, for Picture Prompts, and daily and weekly contests. She has themed poetry featured in online and printed anthologies for OpenDoor Poetry Magazine, Sweetycat Press, and quite a few other anthologies. She is a member of, and former moderator for The Passion of Poetry, a very large Facebook group with over 20 thousand members.

To purchase “Favorite Things in My World” book

This book has 115 pages, Paperback with Premium Color Interior

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Golden Glowing Mushroom by Kathy Jo Bryant on this link