About Michael Genhart, PhD

Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including Love is Love, I See You, Ouch! Moments, So Many Smarts!, Cake & I Scream!, Mac & Geeez!, Peanut Butter & Jellyous, among other titles. He lives with his rainbow family in Marin County, California.

So Many Smarts!

Your own mix of Smarts will take you far, help you learn, do your best, and be who you are. What do you think of when someone says, "You're smart!" There are many ways of being smart beyond being "book smart" and everyone has their own special combination of Smarts. Explore and celebrate many different kinds of intelligence in Dr. Michael Genhart's book, So Many Smarts!. He reads it aloud for you here!

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So Many Smarts! 2020-08-25T15:30:04-04:00

Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music

What would you do if both of your grandpas were visiting, but they couldn't talk to each other? Abuelo speaks Spanish. Opa speaks German. They can't talk to each other, so there is a lot of silence when they visit. But they both play the accordion, and music is a universal language! Hear Dr. Michael Genhart read his book, Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music, aloud. He also talks about his family, how families can blend and celebrate cultures, and suggests a family tree activity. Read a post by Dr. Genhart about writing this book here.

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Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music 2020-11-16T21:17:56-05:00

Peanut Butter & Jellyous: …sometimes friendships get sticky

Sometimes being a friend can be hard. Peanut Butter and Jelly are best friends, but when Peanut Butter starts hanging out with other friends, Jelly gets very jealous. Hear author, Michael Genhart, PhD, read Peanut Butter & Jellyous aloud, and afterward ask kids to think about what it takes to be a good friend.

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Peanut Butter & Jellyous: …sometimes friendships get sticky 2020-07-21T15:39:21-04:00