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Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

Contrary to what many elementary school children think, we don’t celebrate President’s Day just so we can have four consecutive days off of school in the winter, although that is an added bonus for some. We celebrate this holiday to honor our nation’s past presidents. The term Presidents’ Day is the name commonly used for… Continue reading Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

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Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

This post by Melissa Taylor is reblogged from Imagination Soup. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get special children’s books to give and read. From sweet to silly to yes, even gross, find the best kids’ books for the holiday. I’ve divided the books into board books for babies… Continue reading Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

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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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15 Middle Grade Books About Summer Camp

Summer camp season is right around the corner. Your kids are either so excited that they’d tear through any book about the experience faster than you can stream their favorite episode of Bunk’d, or, they’re looking for more evidence before they believe that there are absolutely zero insects in Bug Juice. What better way to… Continue reading 15 Middle Grade Books About Summer Camp

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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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The New Face of Rosco the Rascal

Just wanted to introduce the new face of Rosco the Rascal. His new logo is in full color now but still depicts that smiling, sweet, tongue-out, happy German shepherd we know and love. Look for him and his upcoming adventures in the Rosco the Rascal series! This beautiful artwork was done by illustrator Josh Addessi.… Continue reading The New Face of Rosco the Rascal

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Free Ebook Today & Tomorrow Only

Available 9/9-9/10 only, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch ebook is FREE to download! Get your copy here! US: UK: If you’d like to update your old copy with this new one, go to your Kindle device or app and choose the old version/Remove from device. Then download the new one. And… Continue reading Free Ebook Today & Tomorrow Only

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Adventures with Wattpad

If I hear one more story about a teenage girl who sat up all night tapping away at the keyboard on Wattpad while her parents had no idea she was even penning a novel, only to find that she’s got 1.9 trillion followers and 3.7 gazillion reads and now a book deal with a major… Continue reading Adventures with Wattpad

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Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

I’ve run GR Giveaways for all three of my books at various times since the first was published in September 2014, and usually I get a good response (300+ entries), a few GR Friends and Followers, and two or three reviews out of it. (I usually give away 3-5 paperback books in one week-long giveaway.… Continue reading Adventures with Goodreads Giveaways

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Rosco’s Goodreads Giveaway

I’m currently running a Goodreads Giveaway of 3 autographed paperback copies of Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp, with its new cover, shown below. The Goodreads link is showing the old cover even though I updated it on their site – so just ignore that old cover and hit Enter Giveaway – arghhh, technology:( Only… Continue reading Rosco’s Goodreads Giveaway