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The 50 States of Fear by E.G. Foley

Maybe because it’s Memorial Day weekend and these books take a seriously fun, albeit nontraditional look at our United States of America, or maybe because summer reading lists are popping up everywhere, or maybe because my ten-year-old son loves this middle grade series, I wanted to share with you the 50 States of Fear books.… Continue reading The 50 States of Fear by E.G. Foley

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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 Diane Rose Duffy

I’d like to introduce none other than a grandmother and granddaughter writing team today, Diane Duffy and Lilly Bicho, co-authors of the chapter-book Bogart Series. I love that these two work side by side on their books and I also love that their stories are told from a dog’s perspective! Q. Hi Diane! Please tell… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Diane Rose Duffy

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Kids Books & Brews, San Diego

Please join me for a good cause today where you can bring the Mini-Me’s but hang out with other grown-ups at a grown-up place! 😉 Here’s the listing for the event with more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/403926109975774/ Join us for an afternoon of award-winning kids books and brews at Second Chance Beer Company! (Sorry kids, brews for… Continue reading Kids Books & Brews, San Diego

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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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Rosco the Rascal New Release!

Top ‘O the Mornin’ to ya! I released a  new book this week, just in time for one of my favorite holidays, and wanted to let you all know about it! Book Summary: Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade This time it’s not Rosco the Rascal who’s been making mischief – it’s… Continue reading Rosco the Rascal New Release!

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Q&A With Children’s Author & Illustrator Nathaniel Gold

Today is World Wildlife Day, and I’d like to take the opportunity to welcome author and award-winning illustrator Nathaniel Gold to the Reading Room. His fascinating work with chimpanzees, combined with an amazing artistic ability, turned his passion for wildlife into a highly unique and entertaining middle grade series. Q. Hi Nathaniel! Please tell us… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author & Illustrator Nathaniel Gold

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Q&A With Children’s Author Maria B. Hayden

Please join me in welcoming the lovely Maria B. Hayden, British author and illustrator, to the Reading Room. I must tell you, reading her story had me spellbound from start to finish. She has a fascinating way with details, and as you’ll see, with rhyme. Q. Hello, Maria. Please tell us a little bit about yourself… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Maria B. Hayden

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Free Ebooks for Kids 7-12: Round 2

Another round of free ebooks for kids 7-12 by authors from all over the USA! Only a few are by the authors on the last round of free middle grade ebooks I posted about a couple of weeks ago. Mostly, these are all new. Many of these are the first book in the series by… Continue reading Free Ebooks for Kids 7-12: Round 2