About Us


Bright Child AZ  is a small, locally owned consulting and book business based out of Chandler, Arizona.

We specialize in finding and selling books that support gifted and creative learners, their families and educators. In addition to finding, and also writing many of our books, we work with authors and other professionals to provide educational consulting to schools, school districts, and parents across the country. Gifted learners are unique and it is our passion to support them and the adults in their lives.

Founded by Adam Laningham, and in partnership with family and friends, Bright Child AZ works to bring creativity and support of gifted learners to as many parents, teachers, and schools as we can. Our team consists of internationally known authors, psychologists, expert teachers, and administrators. 

  Contact us at - adam@brightchildbooks.com

Adam C. Laningham

 

Adam Laningham, author of Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them, and Thinkology 2.0, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Adam was recognized as the 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools in multiple grade levels, created and facilitated numerous gifted programs, and also served as a district gifted services manager coordinating programs for over 6000 gifted students.

Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented for many years and is currently the President Elect of SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted). As founder and owner of Bright Child AZ, Adam is an international speaker, consultant, and gifted advocate.

 

Adam's Articles and Publications

Riverside November 2022 - Best Practices for Gifted Placement & Programming 
Riverside September 2022 - Why use the CogAT
SENGVine June 2022 - Summer Learning
SENGVine February 2021 - Staying Strong

   

Proud members and supporters of:

 

SENG

Adam is President Elect

 

GWord Film

 Membership Partner

 

AAGT

Bright Child AZ is Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented's Official Bookstore! Not only do we sell materials at AAGT events, we have specials for members available every month. If you are a member, log into their website each month and see what great book you can get at a great price!

 

 

 

We are a small, local independent business, and we know we cannot always compete with giants such as Walmart and Amazon for price. We, however, do our best for what is right for our community. In doing so, we...

  • Look to support other small or independent businesses
  • Support Gifted Associations across the country 
  • Print our own books, and favor others, printed in the USA
  • Try to reuse and recycle packaging and materials whenever possible
  • Print marketing materials from union print shops or print shops that support local education organizations
  • Support non-discrimination initiatives such as signing the Open AZ Unity Pledge:

OpenAZ

www.openaz.co