National Associated for Gifted Children


Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education 


Children's Book Council 

​Professional Associations

​​Della and Lila Book Series

Our Mission

How We Give Back

American Academy of Poets



Our Mission: The Della and Lila Book Series was established to develop early childhood literacy, encourage creativity, and cultivate environmental and community service awareness in the minds of our youth. We promote love, kindness, and acceptance of others and ourselves. We are fully committed to the education and wellbeing of children and families in southwestern Pennsylvania through special service programs and charitable donations.

A portion of each book sold goes toward the "River Fund". The River Fund provides educational and enrichment opportunities for children in southwestern PA. 


Della and Lila work very hard to raise money and awareness for a multitude of local causes.  They volunteer their time and energy for historical preservation purposes, scholarship funds, memorial races, litter clean-up programs, church functions, and youth sports groups.


As a family, we also advocate and promote awareness for children who are classified as twice exceptional (2e), a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. The 2e diagnosis is fairly new to the medical, psychological, and educational arenas. We strive to create dialogue about the 2e diagnosis and provide support for parents and families with a 2e child.