• Katherine and Caroline Brickley

Meet the Educational Consultant for The Friendly Bookshelf!



We are so excited to introduce the newest member of The Friendly Bookshelf Team: Laura Zimmermann, PhD (Tech Play Collaborative). Laura is is an educational consultant who is helping ensure the story of The Friendly Bookshelf will benefit its young readers for many years to come. Learn more about Laura below!


Laura Zimmermann, Ph.D. is the Founder and President of Tech Play Collaborative which supports positive child outcomes through research partnerships. Laura has over 10 years of expertise in child development, play, and media. She consults with children’s media developers, toy designers, education policy institutes, and research organizations. Previously, Laura worked at a leading education consulting institute where she drove formative and summative research projects. Laura was an Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab at the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Georgetown University.


We will be sharing more about Laura as well as the rest of the team behind the making of The Friendly Bookshelf, so make sure to follow along and join us as we work together to make a book-mark upon the world with Bibli’s powerful story!


As always, thank you for growing with us!

Caroline & Katherine

Sisters & Co-Founders of Blossom

Co-Authors of The Friendly Bookshelf