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New Release!

I am thrilled to announce that my Christmas-themed book is finally available! Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights James’ and Mandy’s neighborhood has taken first place in the holiday lights Best Block contest. But will Rosco’s attempts to help, wreak havoc and wreck Opening Night? And will Mandy’s insistence on working independently be her… Continue reading New Release!

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Holiday Books: Three Free Ebooks

In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve got an offer here, some early Christmas gifts, you might say, from best-selling middle grade author Justin Johnson. He’s not asking for your email address in exchange for free ebooks–he’s just offering free ebooks! Each book page at the links below includes the prologue of the story in… Continue reading Holiday Books: Three Free Ebooks

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Holiday Books: Sniffer’s First Christmas

Sniffer’s First Christmas is a darling picture book by author Pippa Pennington about a dog who reminds me a bit of Rosco the Rascal, since he’s always getting up to a bit of inadvertent mischief. Check out the adorable illustrations in the sample pages below. She is offering the kindle version for free right now… Continue reading Holiday Books: Sniffer’s First Christmas

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Holiday Books: December Celebrations

My next installment in the holiday books roundup comes to us from Dr. Terance Shipman who hails from the great state of Georgia. He writes an absolutely delightful picture book series called Mr. Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles. Having spent over a decade teaching kindergarten in his early years, it’s my guess that at least some aspects… Continue reading Holiday Books: December Celebrations

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Holiday Books: Princess the Cat Defeats the Emporer

Welcome back to my holiday books roundup. The next title I’m taking a look at is a chapter book by author John Heaton, who hails from the great state of Illinois. John pens a series for children in grades 3-6, currently in it’s fourth installment, which features a snooty house cat called Princess the Cat.… Continue reading Holiday Books: Princess the Cat Defeats the Emporer

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Holiday Books: A Nose for Teddy

Hello readers and writers. My latest undertaking here on Rosco’s Reading Room is to prepare to kick off my upcoming Christmas-themed release, Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights (which is coming soon). I’m very excited about the new release, but I’m also finding it hard to be patient while I wait for all of… Continue reading Holiday Books: A Nose for Teddy

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Q&A With Author David Blaze

Please welcome author David Blaze to the Reading Room today. Also an author of adult genres, his current, seemingly addictive middle grade My Fox series has been getting a lot of attention lately. This enjoyable interview might show you why. Q. Hi David! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. My… Continue reading Q&A With Author David Blaze

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Q&A With Author Margaret Welwood

Please welcome Canadian picture book author Margaret Welwood to Rosco’s Reading Room. Q. Hi Margaret and thanks for stopping by today. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. “When God closes a door, He opens a window,” said a friend when I was laid off from my delightful, fulfilling career… Continue reading Q&A With Author Margaret Welwood

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10 Classic Picture Books for Fall

Most people say summer is their favorite season, but I’m an autumn gal at heart. I love the changing weather, the warm colors on the trees, the orange decorations, the apple pie, and the visits to an orchard or a pumpkin patch. Plus, it’s my birthday season! When my children were little, we’d visit the… Continue reading 10 Classic Picture Books for Fall