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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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Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

Today, Mat Waugh, author of the Cheeky Charlie series, discusses why his funny stories for kids seem to strike a chord with grandparents, too. Mat: As a children’s author – particularly one who measures success in the breadth of a child’s smile – I’m occasionally taken to task by parents who disagree with the notional… Continue reading Author Mat Waugh On Bugs, Bananas and Grandparents

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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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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

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Q&A With Children’s Author Monika Mira

Joining us from the great state of Hawaii, please welcome award-winning author and illustrator Monika Mira, whose lifelong passion for marine conservation led her to develop beautiful educational material for children focused on marine science. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. I have always loved the ocean, so… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Monika Mira

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Mandy’s Valentines

Last year, a Rosco the Rascal short story of mine, Mandy’s Valentines, was published on Bedtime Story, an ezine that publishes stories for children, complete with pictures. The stories are meant for either reading aloud to a child but work just as well for independent reading. I wanted to share it again this year since… Continue reading Mandy’s Valentines

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Promotional Services for Children’s Authors

Featured Services for Authors Featured Services for Children’s Authors Are you a children’s author who would like to be interviewed here on Rosco’s Reading Room? Congratulations on publishing your children’s book! Now, for the hard part, it’s time to market it. If you’re looking for ways to get your book noticed, I can help. I… Continue reading Promotional Services for Children’s Authors

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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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Rosco’s December Magic-a short story

A Rosco the Rascal Tale for Christmas by Shana Gorian© December 2015. All rights reserved. This story is available for members of Wattpad and Movellas published in chapter-version if you or your little one prefers. PS. For ages 6+. (Contains no holiday spoilers!) It was Rosco’s first Christmas with the McKendrick family. Late in the… Continue reading Rosco’s December Magic-a short story