Welcome to ALL KINDS OF SMART. This is the front page for Ellie Books, a new publishing company designed to share materials that encourage children to feel good about their abilities. There are many kinds of smart, some of which are encouraged in American society and some of which are not. It is unfortunate that many children learn to hide their natural learning skills early in their school careers. In November, Ellie Books will introduce its first picture book to address this issue. Look for Grandma Says It’s Good to Be Smart.