Ashley Mills Monaghan graduated from Chapman University in 2005 with a BFA in Film Production and Music. Upon graduating, she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she received her Post Graduate Degree in Montessori Education from St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland. Her first children's picture book, 'A Little Goes a Long Way' received has received 4 awards so far including Honorable Mention in the concept category at the 2015 International Readers' Favorite Book Awards (former win by Jim Carrey) and was Runner Up in the Children's Book category at the Hollywood Book Festival, 2014. 

A Little Goes a Long Way

Join Fin and his little dog, Sausages, as they learn to use only what they need as they help with the chores around the house. Our little ones love to help out, but sometimes they just need a little reminder to be more mindful about how much they are using and that no matter what mistakes they make, they are loved no matter what.  Aimed at the 2-6 year old child, this is a great starting point to discuss the bigger discussion about the importance of conservation. For more information on the author, the making of the book and for free downloads, visit!

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I Can Do a Back Float 

"I Can Do a Back Float" is a #1 Best Selling children's picture book that will positively encourage and visually show your child the steps in learning to float on their back, which is an essential element to not only learning to swim but to staying SAFE in the water. 350 children under 5 will drown in a pool each year. Having the muscle memory and instinct to turn on the back is a lifesaving technique that will not only benefit your child while learning to swim, but can save their life if they fall into water. Teaching your child to float on their back is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure their water safety. Based on the highly accredited Jim Swain method, "I Can Do a Back Float" will show your child the steps in learning to float on their back. It is written in a simple, repetitive form that will get your kids involved in the learning process and the hand drawn illustrations will delight them as they 'dive' in to use this wonderful picture book [and song] as a helpful aid while attending swim lessons so that they can successfully learn to float on their back. 


An official release of original tunes just for kids. Will be streaming wherever you get your music! Stay in touch via instagram @ashleymillsmonaghan for up to date release info!


      Book Review FOR


                      Reviewed by 

   Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite

In A Little Goes a Long Way, written by Ashley Mills Monaghan and illustrated by Vivian Nguyen, Fin, along with his adorable dog, Sausages, tries his best to help his family out by doing some chores. From giving the dog way too much food to putting way too much laundry detergent in the washer, Fin quickly realizes, with the help of his parents and grandparents, that a little goes a long way.

I have read quite a few children’s books recently, and I have to say that this book is the cutest so far. There was something about it that just had me smiling from ear to ear throughout the whole story. It could be the fact that it is written in a perfectly simplistic way that children will understand and relate to. It could most certainly be the fact that the illustrations were absolutely adorable, unique, and incomparable. It could also be the fact that even though presented in a simple way, this story teaches a valuable lesson of conservation and love. Then again, it could be all of the above. I just absolutely loved this book, and I don’t have one single negative thing to say about it.

I read this book on my computer, but I will definitely be purchasing a paperback copy for my daughter, who needs to learn the lessons taught and who will completely love the illustrations. With a super cute story and fantastic images, A Little Goes a Long Way is a must-read. Ashley Mills Monaghan and Vivian Nguyen make the perfect team, and I hope to see more from them both. I will gladly add this book and any others created by them to my daughter’s growing library.