Category Archives: children’s books

Guest Post by YA and children’s author C Lee McKenzie on her new middle-grade Alligators Overhead

Today YA and children’s author C L McKenzie joins us to talk about her new middle-grade novel Alligators Overhead. It’s available in paperback ($12.95) and kindle ($2.99), as well as on Barnes and Noble and Smashwords, so no matter what … Continue reading

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Baby Names Inspired by Children’s Books

I love this list of baby names inspired by children’s books! What a cool idea! Though I have to add a few missing names, like: Alanna from Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, Anna from From Anna by Jean … Continue reading

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Top US city that ordered the most children’s books?

Alexandria, VA, according to Amazon. Check out the link for other stats and top read US cities.

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Franklin the Turtle now available as ebooks!

Franklin the Turtle books (by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark) are now available as ebooks (individual ebooks and a multiple-collection ebook)! I LOVE Franklin In The Dark (I think it’s best in the series–sweet, beautifully written & illustrated, touching), so … Continue reading

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website for the Dragon Speaker series

Did I tell you that my talented fellow writer, Erin Thomas, and her husband created a website just for the Dragon Speaker books? Yep, they did! And it’s gorgeous. Hop on over there to check it out. 🙂

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Download a Free Lorax activity book

Download a free Lorax (Dr. Seuss) activity book from Energy Star. You can also request to have a paper activity booklet mailed to you (up to 10 copies in the US, or 1 copy internationally). I love Dr. Seuss, and … Continue reading

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free Feltus Ovalton short story by middle grade author Jo Treggiari

Jo Treggiari, author of The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton, has posted a new Feltus Ovalton short story–FELTUS OVALTON AND THE WITCHES OF WOODSTICK–on her blog which you can read for free, to celebrate her 150th post. The story’s in … Continue reading

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middle grade book review – Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story About Sexual Abuse

Sarah’s Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse by Ellery Akers, illustrated by Angelique Benicio Safer Society Press (March 2009) ISBN-10: 1884444792, ISBN-13: 978-1884444791 Ages 9-12 and up. My rating: 4/5 Monday, August 23 My Journal It’s a little weird … Continue reading

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review of picture book Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt Kids Can Press (March 2009) ISBN-10: 1554532884, ISBN-13: 978-1554532889 Ages 4-8 and up. My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Scaredy Squirrel never sleeps. He’d rather stay awake than risk having a bad … Continue reading

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review of middle-grade book Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan

Hotel For Dogs by Lois Duncan Scholastic Paperbacks (December, 2008) (reprint) ISBN-10: 054510792X, ISBN-13: 978-0545107921 Ages 9-12 My rating: 4 out of 5 “Just remember how lucky we are, dear,” Mrs. Walker said. “Nobody wants to rent to a family … Continue reading

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