Children’s Books. School Visits.

Chrysa Smith

The only place that you must travel to, does not require a suitcase. Just a pen and an idea can take you almost anywhere you need to go.

I’m a double-decade writer who has turned a love for writing into loving what I write about–namely home, food, fashion, beauty and most recently, my pets and a world of magic in a garden.

My work allows me to be a perennial student; always learning something new including navigating this world of children’s books.

It began in 2007 with my first book in The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series, followed by Once upon a Poodle. I’ve stepped out of my wheelhouse for the newest release, The Upside-Down Gardener,  having been inspired by a thwarted attempt at gardening.

Many hours are spent in classrooms, talking to kids about my love for writing and encouraging them to move forward with theirs.


For PreK-1, storytelling from Once upon a Poodle, what makes it fun to be an author, a little comprehension follow-up and take-home activity


Programs based on grade level address the creative process, the fun of writing, interpreting ideas, building stories and a little storytelling. Created for those in grades 2-4

Writing Workshops

For those in grades 2+, writing exercises that build confidence and instill skills to make writing easier, more interesting and fun

What Teachers Are Saying

Paula Etgen, Literacy Specialist/Humanities Teacher, Wrightstown Elementary, PA

Chrysa Smith’s down-to-earth style is one that teacher’s just love.  The way she writes about her own experiences is a great lesson for young writers!  The kids thoroughly enjoyed the crazy puppy stories!

Colleen Pavlovec, Principal, Leola Elementary, PA

Thank you so much for the four wonderful presentations and corresponding workshops.You are so approachable, and the kids really took to you. I enjoyed seeing them engaged, even if it was sometimes silly. They had great fun. We’re so glad that you could be part of our school.

Janice Cirone and Karen Zlatkin, Reading Specialists, Oakview Elementary, NJ

Your presentation was amazing! It was well prepared and very age appropriate.  The students were engaged and loved hearing about your poodles! They thoroughly enjoyed the stories you shared.  We are truly grateful for your parent presentation in the evening as well. Our students and families will enjoy your books for years to come.  Thank you for a job well done! It tied in perfectly to our Read Across America initiative!

My Books

The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series

THE WELL BRED BOOK, Kicks for Young Readers
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Mom’s Choice Award Winner

Each year an esteemed panel of judges from various areas of expertise vote on children’s products that they endorse with their seal of recognition for excellence in their field. The Adventures of the Poodle Posse and Once upon a Poodle received silver awards.