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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: 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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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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Q&A With Children’s Author Virginia Ripple

Please welcome children’s fantasy author of the Master Cat and Malkin series, Virginia Ripple, to the Reading Room today. Q. Hi Virginia! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello! I’m a small town Midwestern girl and I’ve been telling stories since I could hold a crayon, so it’s no… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Virginia Ripple

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Q&A With Children’s Author Maria Matthews

Please welcome Maria Matthews, Irish author of the delightful chapter book, The Runaway Schoolhouse, to the Reading Room today. Q. Welcome, Maria! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I live north of Dublin city, Ireland, in a rural village. Like every other writer, I grew up reading and loved… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Maria Matthews

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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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Fishing for Turkey by N.A. Cauldron

Just in time for Thanksgiving, author N.A. Cauldron released a delightful new picture book. And because lately I like to describe books the way most of us describe movies, I’m going with this summary: traditional holiday dinner meets exciting family caper! Fishing for Turkey by NA Cauldron. Illustrated by Polina Gortman All seems well at… Continue reading Fishing for Turkey by N.A. Cauldron