Dr. John S. Hutton


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Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician and clinical researcher at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, and owner of blue manatee children’s bookstore and its affiliate, blue manatee press. His research foci are the effect of parent-child reading on brain development via fMRI, general and pediatric health literacy as conveyed through children's books, the health effects of electronic media on children, and the importance of a solid foundation in words and creative play. His health-themed series Baby Unplugged and Love Baby Healthy have been distributed to over 500,000 families. A recovering novelist, he has won awards for his writing in several genres, had many almost-agents, and attended writing workshops in Iowa City and Squaw Valley, CA. He lives with his family, dogs, cat, rabbit, fish, and a whole bunch of Bees, in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. John's books available from blue manatee press:

Baby Unplugged

Love Baby Healthy

Additional Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Fiction