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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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Catching Up In November

Happy Thanksgiving! Just a note to share my latest news and updates with you. New Release UPDATE: Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights is now out and available here! amzn.to/2rrqnmN First, my Christmas-themed book is on schedule for a December release! I can’t give you a pre-order link because I’m still waiting on the… Continue reading Catching Up In November

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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

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Sometimes my book reviews crack me up

Just recently, I’ve managed to put my book, Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp, into hardcover through Ingram Spark. I plan to promote it mainly to libraries, but also to bookstores across the US ($18.99 for sale through Ingram at a 55% discount, but full price on Amazon. However, the paperback is still $6.25 available… Continue reading Sometimes my book reviews crack me up

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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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10 Ways to Instill the Love of Reading in Your Child

From the time my children were toddlers, every other week or more we’d go to the library and max out our cards. I’d carry a large mesh bag in and load it up with a huge stack of board books and picture books (and later chapter books and early readers and so on). We’d read… Continue reading 10 Ways to Instill the Love of Reading in Your Child

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Q&A With Author Deontae Henderson

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce to you an extremely accomplished young man, still in college, who has already started his journey as an author and entrepreneur. Please welcome the first featured guest on Rosco’s Reading Room whom I’ll call the next generation of children’s authors, Deontae Henderson. And, mark my words, I’m also calling him… Continue reading Q&A With Author Deontae Henderson

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World Read Aloud Day, One Skype Visit at a Time

Please welcome UK author and guest blogger Sarah Weldon today, who will be discussing her efforts at promoting child literacy around the world. Her story is a fascinating study on how one person can make such a big difference in so many lives – around the world! LITERACY MONTH AND SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM Back… Continue reading World Read Aloud Day, One Skype Visit at a Time

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Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

Almost a year ago, I posted an interview with children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning series, Little Miss History. Her latest release was published in November of this year, and because I, personally, love using the down time during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about… Continue reading Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits