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How To Trap Your Leprechaun – A Wee Collection of Books for St. Patrick’s Day

Even General Mills has gotten in on the leprechaun trap-making trend this year, as I noticed on my grocery store run this morning. While building these traps and leaving them overnight in the classroom on the night before St. Patrick’s Day has been a popular activity for elementary school children during the month of March for… Continue reading How To Trap Your Leprechaun – A Wee Collection of Books for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day children’s ebook $.99

Please join me in celebrating children’s holiday books by taking a look at one of mine! I’m putting my St. Patrick’s Day book on sale through Monday, March 5th “Will Sparks be found? Can one be jinxed by a leprechaun? I highly recommend this fantastic children’s book and must rate this book as five stars!”… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day children’s ebook $.99

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February is Literacy Month + Free Ebook!

Welcome to February, in children’s book terms, Literacy Month. It’s also a time for celebrating several things that stave off the winter doldrums: Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and Mardi Gras. With all that in mind, what better way to celebrate than to share a few links (and… Continue reading February is Literacy Month + Free Ebook!

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12 Books for Groundhog Day

Two things I love: list making and children’s holiday books (one reason my books are often centered around holidays). So I’ve decided to start a new type of post here highlighting such books, in list format! These will be a mishmash of new and previously released titles, both traditionally and independently published. They’ll contain picture… Continue reading 12 Books for Groundhog Day

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A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to announce that my Rosco the Rascal short story about Christmas eve, December Magic, (published 2015), has been picked up by the free, online children’s story site, Storyberries.com. This site sees over a million reads per month so it’s a great way to find new readers to FOLLOW ME IN MERRY… Continue reading A Beautiful Sight, We’re Happy Tonight

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Review of Rosco’s Pumpkin Patch Visit

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to have author K. Lamb review my book, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch, on her literacy blog. Just yesterday I put the ebook on sale for 99c for the month of October, so I thought this would be a good post to let readers know… Continue reading Review of Rosco’s Pumpkin Patch Visit

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Q&A With Children’s Author Janet Balletta

Today, I’d like to welcome author Janet Balletta to the Reading Room. Her first book, based on a Colombian legend and available in Spanish as well as in English, has a wonderful  and unusual Easter theme. Q. Welcome Janet! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I was born in… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Janet Balletta

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Q&A With Children’s Author Deborah Bence Boerema

Today’s featured author shares with us a beautiful picture book about two of my favorite subjects: Christmas and dogs. (Not to mention that the illustrations of this adorable little pup certainly have a way of tugging at my heartstrings.) Please welcome the lovely Deborah Bence Boerema to the Reading Room. I know you’ll enjoy reading… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Deborah Bence Boerema

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Rosco’s December Magic-a short story

A Rosco the Rascal Tale for Christmas by Shana Gorian© December 2015. All rights reserved. This story is available for members of Wattpad and Movellas published in chapter-version if you or your little one prefers. PS. For ages 6+. (Contains no holiday spoilers!) It was Rosco’s first Christmas with the McKendrick family. Late in the… Continue reading Rosco’s December Magic-a short story