About the Author

Best Selling Author

My Story

As a teacher, I wanted to be Mary Poppins and the Pied Piper all rolled into one person. I just wanted to give children a spoonful of sugar and that is kind of what my books are about…a spoonful of sugar to help them love reading. My books are designed to become favorite books for generations today and tomorrow because they incorporate the characteristics found in folk literature that have captivated children and adults through the ages. My books are designed to build vocabulary and knowledge while providing moral lessons.

My parenting books provide guides for parents and educators by sharing interactive reading techniques to be used with young children.  Parents and educators of young children learn how to encourage children’s participation during the reading process and how to make books have meaning through follow-up activities.



Reading Discovery Tutor Training Program


Research and Program design was validated by the United States Department of Education’s National Diffusion Network (NDN) as a Developer Demonstration Project.

Family Intergenerational Literacy Model (FILM)

Donna was recognized for effective and promising practices in United States Department of Education document "So That Every Child Can Read...”

Atoka Elementary School 2013 Author of the Year

Dr. Richardson will magically read and sign books at schools. libraries, and community events for children and present how to teach early reading strategies to educator and parent groups.

Best Sellers

The Teeny Tiny Tadpole

At the edge of a lake floated some little jelly balls with black spots in the middle. Out of one of the little jelly balls swam a teeny tiny tadpole. The teeny tiny tadpole doesn’t know where she is. She doesn’t know who she is. But she is changing, and fast! Join The Teeny Tiny Tadpole as she meets all the different fish in the lake. Will she find out what kind of animal she is before it’s too late?

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Little Lilly Ladybug

The excitement of change and growing up is the underlying theme of Little Lilly Ladybug. Little Lilly Larvae matures magically into a beautiful ladybug. The life cycle occurs as the Little Lilly Larvae meets other ladybugs and learns about sharing and manners while growing up in a beautiful herb garden. She discovers her purpose in life to help make things better around her.

“Little Lilly Ladybug is dedicated to my lovely mother, Margie Hamilton Castle Perryman, who will turn 92 year.”

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Birds Being Birds

I woke up one morning singing in my head, “I was walking in the park one day.” My thought of the music flowing through my head was the inspiration for this book, Birds Being Birds.

Combining the thoughts of a beautiful park scene with my goal to write a simple easy to read book for young children using a rhythmic pattern.

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How to read to Children- A Parenting Handbook

Books can be a catalyst for building stronger relationships by talking, reading, and listening. This handbook shares initial strategies for parents who really want to make a difference in preparing their child for reading with understanding.

This book evolved from a nationally recognized reading training program that was developed as a part of a US Department of Education tutor training grant. Dr. Richardson’s interest in literacy and children’s literature led to the writing and publishing of the Teeny Tiny Tadpole and Little Lilly Ladybug written with folk literature characteristics.

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11 months ago

Donna Castle Richardson
I hope you can come to this BIG event. I would love to see you.3rd Year Anniversary Celebration at Deer Clan Books with over 28 authors. I will be thrilled to see you there. July 28, 20236:00 0 8:00 p.m.3905 N. College AvenueBethany, Ok 73008405-4959005 ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Donna Castle Richardson
3rd Year Anniversary Celebration at Deer Clan Books with over 28 authors. I will be thrilled to see you there. July 28, 20236:00 0 8:00 p.m.3905 N. College AvenueBethany, Ok 73008405-4959005 ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear Friends, Come and meet the authors of Celebrating the Season which is getting rave reviews. The Edmond authors will be at the event to sign books and briefly share an exert from a story or poem in the book. March 2, 2023, the event will start at 6:30 in Meeting Room A of the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard. We will have cookies for you to enjoy that are cut into a special symbol representing the book. ... See MoreSee Less
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