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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: 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 Michael Cascio

My guest today is a man who not only writes books for children, but juggles that currently with his busiest time of year, tax preparation season. Please welcome children’s author, Michael Cascio. Q. Hi Michael. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello and thanks for having me. I am… Continue reading Q&A With Author Michael Cascio

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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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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 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 Nancy O’Neill

Today I’m interviewing the author of the award-winning Guess What series for kids whose unique approach to publishing involves running art contests for kids! Please welcome the highly accomplished, think-outside-the-box¬† writer and publisher, Nancy O’Neill, to the Reading Room. Q. Hi Nancy. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hi… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Nancy O’Neill

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Q&A With Author Lorraine Nelson

Today I’d like to introduce the most prolific author I’ve interviewed yet. The amazing Lorraine Nelson has been published since the 1990’s, writing romance novels and children’s books. Hoppy Froggy is her latest picture book. Please welcome her to the Reading Room. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A.… Continue reading Q&A With Author Lorraine Nelson