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  SCS Xpressions

Sandra W. Smith - Author, Poet, Educator,  (A.S., B.S. M.A.T.)

Daughter of the King

"Writing to Inspire"


                                      Welcome to the official website of SCS Xpressions.

      As an accomplished author, the mission is to inspire readers to join

the captivating journey of inspiration as we capture the joys of engaging books.


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                 NEW RELEASE- OCTOBER 31, 2023 
     Preston's Recess Adventure Around the World

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    Summary of Preston's Recess Adventure Around the World


 Preston’s Recess Adventure Around the World  is a creative and playful rhyming story that seeks to inspire children with lively themes of imagination, adventure, and the value of getting active and traveling. Preston’s story serves as a rallying cry for kids and adults alike to make recess & fitness an invaluable part of the school or work day. Throughout the story, children learn there’s a world of adventure waiting to be explored.  Children are encouraged to expand their minds and discover all the amazing things the world has to offer.





Be a Ribbon of Hope

Discover a touching book about the power of family and finding strength through hope and faith,


  Hope is a compassionate and caring nine-year-old girl who is keenly aware of the challenges that confront her family. She cherishes conversations with her grandmother and family and desires to help others. In her class, she will be giving an important speech on respecting others, school bullying, and cherishing what makes us unique. Always wanting to make a difference and be a ribbon of hope to others, Hope celebrates her close-knit family’s strength and the boundless love they share.   (Concepts applicable for all children grades K-6th; reading level 3rd - 6th grade)                                     










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      Careena's a beautiful, African American girl who longs to talk to her mom about their recent move to a new state.  Having observed that she looks a little different from her classmates, Careena feels a little unsettled.  What impactful discovery will she make while spending a little exercise time with her mom?

About Me

Meet the Author,

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About the Author

                                      Sandra is an outstanding children’s book author, retired elementary school teacher and an avid

                                       inspirational poet.  She’s known for infusing literary devices throughout her writings in hopes

                                       of helping readers relish words that’ll enrich their reading and writing experiences.

                                       She's a mother, grandmother and a devout beliver.  Most days you'll find Sandra reading,

                                      writing to the tunes of relaxing instrumental music in the background, enjoying her peaceful

                                      walks, worshipping, observing nature and penning words of encouragement to inspire and uplift                                                  others. Sandra's joy is impacting others through her ministry of writing.


     "The Joy of Writing"

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     My love of writing began when I was a young girl as I found great solace in expressing my thoughts on  paper as well as collecting inspirational poetry.  It was then that I ecstatically discovered the power of words to convey empowering messages to others. My loving parents emphasized getting a good education, being responsible, and honoring God in all things. Reared in the city of Chicago, their impactful influence and the desire I had to express myself on paper, created a wellspring of joy whenever I placed a pencil in my hands.

   As a child and later as a mother,  I loved   reading  a variety of books. Some of my favorite childhood books and authors are:  Curious George, The Cat in the Hat,  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Corduroy,  Goodnight Moon,  Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary,  Lowis Lowry, Maya Angelou, Helen Steiner, Cynthia DeFelice,  and Shel Silverstein.  Although my husband is no longer with me to witness the birth of the books & writings I’ve worked on for years,  I appreciate the encouragement he continuously provided.  I’m truly blessed and humbled to be a  self-publishing author. 

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   OUR GOAL....

  As SCS Xpressions grows, one of Author Sandra Smith's goals is to provide free books to children in underserved communities, academically challenged schools, children's hospitals, orphanages, children's homes and S.W.C.C. Her goal is to also partner with those who'll make book purchases and donate them to an entity that impacts children. 



  REVIEWS  .......


Preston's Recess Adventure Around the      World   

Preston is a happy child with a vivid imagination. When he begins to appreciate that his imagination is limitless, he envisions traveling to different countries and famous places. What is most telling is that his descriptions highlight how he believes he will feel when he sees sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the pyramids.  In Preston's Recess Adventure Around the World, Sandra W. Smith deftly conveys how horizons can change when consciously tapping into inner resources.  One of the book's strengths is that it introduces children to the idea that what they want and hope for is much more likely to be realized with their awareness of the potency of the mind. Sandra W. Smith vividly illustrates how the multifaceted act of thinking can create glorious mental landscapes. Using sophisticated words with a glossary included is a developmental exercise, enabling children to grasp why the mind is their most valuable resource. Illustrations are another plus in the way they complement the vibrant text. The central message of Preston’s Recess Adventure Around the World is that the fun of recess, or anything else desired, is not a place or thing but a state of mind. This is an enriching book with life lessons that will engage and benefit young readers. 5-Star Review by Constance Stadler for Readers’ Favorite

 Preston's Journeys are Delightful to Experience!

Sandra Smith has done it again with another dynamic children's story. "Preston's Recess Adventure Around the World" is a marvelous opportunity for our kids to learn the beauty of thinking deeply and imagining what could be and is. Our young readers are encouraged to go along with Preston as he wonders, ponders, considers, imagines, dreams, and, most importantly, takes the journey. Preston's adventure displays unique places around this world, created for us to enjoy. From the Grand Canyon in Arizona to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Lone Pine, Australia, young readers are in for a treat.

Stephanie   5.0 out of 5 stars

Captivating and Bursting with Energy!

Preston's Recess Adventure Around the World is rich with colorful illustrations and powerful words. Preston's charismatic personality exudes intelligence and boundless action! The theme of traveling through a child's mind during recess provides a unique and strong message to children. Preston's adventures bring smiles, laughs, and movement to children, motivating them with a desire to join him, wondering what is next? Also, readers will be excited about the challenge of locating the places on the world map, as Preston travels. Teachers can use this book for creative and enjoyable geography lessons.          Linda Matthews    5.0 out of 5 stars 

 Highly Recommend

Sandra Smith is an eloquent writer. Her messages of faith, love, hope, and courage are always uplifting and self-affirming. I’m lucky enough to have called Sandra not only my colleague, but also a friend. Sandra’s work is even more impressive when you know she has always lived her life guided by faith, goodness, and light.    Eileen Williams 5.0 out of 5 stars


Age appropriate while challenging the imagination!  The author crafted this book in a manner that engages the reader on an exciting journey to places around the world while highlighting words throughout the book to encourage vocabulary growth. The word bank at the back of the book is an added bonus. This is a great book for all children. Scrabnut 5.0 out of 5 stars 

                                 Be a Ribbon of Hope   


  Many children wonder what makes people different from one another. Hope’s a very deep-thinking young girl, who loves her family deeply, cares about her friends, tries to reach out to others who struggle to fit in, and has a strong faith in the power of prayer. In her speech, Hope writes, “Treating others with respect is very important because it’s not only the right thing to do, but it also helps us to value ourselves and one another.” It’s a mantra this young girl follows fervently. Be a Ribbon of Hope is heartwarming, having colorful and delightful illustrations that move the story along. This is a great teaching tool, engaging and sincere, full of love and joy in God’s world. Young readers will instantly connect with this young girl as they, too, learn the importance of caring for others despite their differences. After all, don't our differences make us all stronger?  

    5 Star Review  by Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers’ Favorite    

This book, Be a Ribbon of Hope addresses an all too familiar and stressful topic for children and adults. However, the author presents it in a warm, positive way. Rather than focusing on the problem of bullying, readers are presented with a kind and expressive way to address it. I believe the message this book sends will be a “ribbon of hope” to many who are seeking a solution to this issue.  Nina Cunningham, EdD, Educator, Founder Millennium Ed. Consultant

                              Uniquely Beautiful!

 Bravo! If ever we needed a book to inspire little brown girls, the time is now! In the story Sandra magnificently illustrates how positive accolades can mean the difference between a child who feels insecure and one who stands firmly in the truth of their beauty. You won't regret gifting the little girl(s) in your life with this book.   Miss E


This book is perfect for empowering young girls of color! Real life situations are embraced and discussed with warmth and honesty. The illustrations add vivid color and support to the sparkling, descriptive text! Wonderful all around!    Cherie           


Girls are meant to shine. Sandra's engaging and soothing voice is wonderfully displayed through a loving mom's power-filled words to her beautiful daughter, Careena. This candid conversation empowers little black girls with a boost of inspiration and confidence as they come to see themselves as an integral part of the majesty of nature. Careena learns that her essence shines everywhere. Every young girl deserves this shiny diamond this season!   Stephanie

A book that everyone should have!  I’m glad to recommend Uniquely Beautiful! because accepting ourselves is a useful and necessary lesson to learn from a young age, which is why this book is essential to generate self-esteem. The aspects of inner and outer beauty are perfectly conveyed with a wonderful message full of love. Sandra Smith created an attractive book that every child should have the opportunity to read, strengthening their self-confidence and positive attitudes.

 5 - Star Review Reader's Favorite bDiana Lopez, 


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