Friday, May 17, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Little Meg finds the outside world a bit too loud and far too scary! So, she’s going to stay inside her safe white shell, thank you very much. But then the Howl breaks into the barn and steals Mother Hen! What is she supposed to do, still holed up in that egg of hers? She can’t run and she certainly can’t fly. Well, never get between a chick and her momma, cause this little bird’s got a can-do spirit and a whole lot of courage that she didn’t know she had before! A tale of self discovery that speaks to all children’s fears of the unknown, Ms. Borg delivers a great read-aloud resource for parents and teachers alike. With an onomatopoeic construction that gives life to the story and encourages children to participate through repetition of words, noises, and actions, MEG THE EGG is the perfect story for beginning readers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rita Antoinette Borg was educated in New York and now resides on the Mediterranean island of Malta. She performs storytelling and creative writing workshops in schools across the country and works as a freelance writer for local magazines and newspapers. Ms. Borg has published four picture books aimed at early readers as well as an anthology of short stories for older children. Her books have been recognized by the Malta National Annual Literary Awards. Her book “Don’t Cross the Road, Holly!” was chosen as the year’s best Children’s Book in English. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators.
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Monday, March 4, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
About the Book: Eddie would love to have a puppy to play with. A puppy would pull on a rope. Catch a ball and lick your face. But his Uncle brings Eddie an older dog named after a famous spy. What can you do with an old dog? It probably couldn't learn new tricks and the only thing this dog did was stare. It's what they find to do together that makes them the best of friends!
1. Thanks for the interview, J.D.! Could you tell us a little about yourself?
I am J.D. Holiday. I'm the author and illustrator of three children’s books: Picture books are; Janoose the Goose, The Spy Game, & a chapter book for six to eight year olds, The Great Snowball Escapade. I have had a chapbook of short stories called, Trespasses published in 1994 and has had short stories printed in literary magazines and numerous articles about writing and publishing published. I host on radio show for kids on The World of Ink Network at Blog Talk Radio, It’s Story Time, which is a children's reading show. I'm also a wife, mother of one daughter and grandmother of a seven year old boy named, Luke. We live in Pennsylvania with our dog Dora.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Author: Mayra Calvani www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com
Illustrations: Amy Cullings Moreno
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-61633-185-6; 1616331852
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61633-186-3; 1616331860
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-187-0; 1616331879
For ages 3-7
Five days before Christmas, Emma is captivated by a doll in a shop window. Each day, she sneaks out of the orphanage to check if it’s been sold, but the shop owner, Madame Dubois, sends her away. Will the magic of Christmas bring Emma, Madame Dubois, and the doll violinist together?
ABC's Children's Picture Book Finalist!
Honorable Mention Award in the 75th Annual Writers Digest Writing Competition!
Purchase from Guardian Angel Publishing or Amazon.
Now in enhanced version with read-aloud sound for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-doll-violinist/id560908783?ls=1
The Magic Violin
Author: Mayra Calvani http://www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com
Illustrations: K.C. Snider http://www.kcsniderart.com
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-49-8
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-62-7
Purchase from Guardian Angel Publishing or Amazon!
Eight-year old Melina wants to become a good violinist. When she loses confidence, her Rumanian teacher Andrea decides it’s time for a magic dose of self esteem. A mysterious old woman in rags gives Melina some curious advice; a violinist Russian hamster, who happens to live under the old woman’s hat, offers her a virtuoso performance; a shooting star fills her with hope on Christmas Eve. Is Melina actually playing better, or has her violin become magic? Who is the old woman in the town square, and why does she wear the same emerald ring as her teacher Andrea?
The Adventures of Zeppi series
A penguin named Zeppi makes a boy’s wish for a special friend come true. When young Alesdor finds Zeppi amongst the flowers in the garden, they adopt each other and grow in The Adventures of Zeppi series.
Zeppi and his friend have fun and discover a lot about friendship, tolerance and generosity. As Zeppi adapts to his new life with ecological-minded Alesdor, he will learn about taking care of the planet too.
When Zeppi’s cage falls off a truck, he’s found by a kind boy named Alesdor, who teaches him that
compost piles are plant food and not penguin food.
Zeppi’s Christmas gift: FREE download on December 25 and 26:
Check out the other books in The Adventure of Zeppi series:
Book 2 – Circus
Now living in Alesdor’s teepee in the garden, Zeppi is overjoyed when a circus parade comes down the street. It’s so much fun, until he realizes some animals are caged. Have his parents wound up in cages at the circus? Zeppi decides to find out.
Zeppi’s Christmas gift: FREE download on December 25 and 26:
Book 3 – Learning
Penguins cannot speak human words. Will Zeppi the penguin learn to talk?
Book 4 – Greenback Town
During a visit to his favorite toy store, Zeppi decides to snuggle between two plush penguins that remind him of his parents. But everything turns topsy-turvy when a wildlife protection officer wants to take him to the zoo.
Book 5 – Cackle Island
Zeppi takes his first swim in the sea, when a storm comes up and takes him to an island inhabited by strange creatures.
Available begin January 2013.
Monday, December 17, 2012
- Does your significant other totally ignore your ‘writing world’ or view it with contempt either because you’re not making enough money or because they feel jealous?
- Does he/she refuse to consider your writing as anything other than a ‘mere hobby?’
- Does he/she belittle or demean your ‘writer dreams?’
- Does he/she believe you’re wasting your time and should be spending that time in something more ‘valuable?’
- Does he/she make you feel guilty for those hours you spend writing?
- Does he/she say they understand, but then they put demands on your writing time and don’t respect it?
- Is he/she jealous of the time you spend writing at the computer?
- How does their behavior make you feel as a person and as a writer?
- To what extend do their criticism contribute to your insecurity, anxiety, and maybe even depression?
- How do you cope with their behavior?
- What keeps you writing and persevering in spite of all the odds?
- What would you like he/she to understand about you as a writer?