Save the Crash-Test Dummies- A Book by Jennifer A. Swanson

RWYK Podcast Welcomes Back Jennifer A. Swanson- Save the Crash-Test Dummies

Happy Tuesday listeners!

Our guest today is a Science Geek, Author, and Speaker. Please welcome our dean of all things STEM & STEAM and the author of a brand NEW book Save the Crash-Test Dummies, Jennifer A. Swanson!

Jennifer encourages kids (of all ages) to engage their curiosity and DISCOVER Science all around them!

Jennifer tells us all about her fascinating new book. Filled with fun four‐wheeled nuggets of history and explanations of how cars actually work, this nonfiction book from former science educator and award-winning author Jennifer Swanson will appeal to lovers of all things that go and readers who are interested in getting in under the hood and seeing how things work.

 

About Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer SwansonAward-winning author Jennifer Swanson’s love of science began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science resonates in the fascinating 25+ nonfiction and fiction books she has written for children.

A perpetual writer, Jennifer is always developing new story ideas and concepts. Keep an eye out for her in the future. You can learn more about her at www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com

Connect with her on social media

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More about “Save the Crash-test Dummies”

Save the Crash-test DummiesThis entertaining book navigates readers through the history of car production and offers a front‐seat view of the science and engineering that makes the world’s most important vehicle safe for us to drive.

Cars take us to work. To school. To soccer practice. To the grocery store and home again. Can you imagine a world without them? It’s not easy! One of the reasons we can use cars so much in our everyday lives is because they are safe to drive. But that hasn’t always been the case. If it weren’t for the experiments conducted over decades that involved all kinds of crash test volunteers―dead, alive, animal, or automated―cars as we know them might not be around. And then how would you get to school?

Grab your copy on Amazon!

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • How does her book Save the Crash-Test Dummies, help in getting kids interested in STEM through the Crash test Dummies? (8:25)
  • Why do you think the concept of flying cars is fascinating for us?
  • Her obsession with self-driving cars and how did her obsession led her to write a book about it?  (9:10)
  • What kind of things kids will learn after reading Save the Crash-Test Dummies? (12:53)
  • What do you hope kids will take away from this book? (27:50)

 

 

 

Thank you, Jennifer, for joining us and for sharing your wonderful insights with us!

 

Check out STEM Tuesday blog for STEM books that ENGAGE. EXCITE. and INSPIRE! Join us each week as a group of dedicated STEM authors highlight FUN topics, interesting resources, and make real-life connections to STEM in ways that may surprise you. #STEMRocks!

 

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Leslea Wahl Shares Her Favourite Christmas Books

Holidays are Juz around the corner & MG Author Leslea Wahl is on the RWYK Podcast to talk about her Favourite Christmas Books

Leslea Wahl on Christmas Books

 

Today on the Reading with Your Kids podcast, We’re thrilled to have our all-time favorite middle-grade author, Leslea Wahl, back on the podcast!

Leslea is joining us on the podcast to discuss her favorite middle-grade faith-based books about Christmas. Books always make a great gift and you can celebrate Christmas this year by sharing these Christmas books with your family and friends. So tune in to get into the spirit of the season with some of Leslea’s all-time favorite Christmas books!

 

 

Here’s Some More Information About Leslea Wahl

Leslea WahlLeslea lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. Their own life of adventure includes traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to use their own talents and gifts to glorify God. Leslie has been a creator of stories with ideas swirling through her head. She is thrilled now to be able to share some of them with others. For many years she has been driven by a belief that our purpose in life is to use our gifts to glorify God and lead others to Him. She feels blessed to have found a way to intertwine her two passions by creating adventurous stories with positive Christian messages for today’s youth. Not only does she hopes to entertain with her writing, but she also to inspires others to find their gifts as well.

Visit Leslea’s website at www.LesleaWahl.com.

www.CatholicTeenBooks.com.

Here is the link to Leslea’s Amazon page – https://amzn.to/2IFnaLN

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • How important it is to read with kids as they get older? (4:45)
  • Books recommended in this episode: GiftsVisible and Invisible by eight CatholicTeenBooks.com authors, From Afar by Roger Thomas, Treachery and Truth by Katy Jones
  • How do you enjoy working with other authors to create an anthology like GiftsVisible and Invisible? (10:15)
  • Where can people find more about Leslea and her books?

 

 

A big thank you to Leslea Wahl for sharing these wonderful books with us and for joining us on the Reading with your kid’s podcast!

 

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SCARS LIKE WINGS, a brand NEW Novel for Teens & Tweens by Erin Stewart

Meet Erin Stewart, a freelance writer/editor, and author of SCARS LIKE WINGS

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Hey everyone,

It feels so so good to be back! We have an exciting show for you today!

Our guest today is Erin Stewart, author of a debut YA fiction SCARS LIKE WINGS. Erin is joining us to talk to us about her book that tells the story of a 16-year-old burn survivor going back to high school after a house fire left her severely disfigured. It’s a young adult fiction about friendship and trauma and resilience and the power of love to rebuild our lives.

We also take you to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and talk to the members of The Good Time Kids, a weekly show with youth engaged in six exciting, entertaining and inspiring segments: Dance Time, Game Time, Music Studio, Youth Network, Youth Film Short, and At the Movies. Visit the show’s website 

 

 

More about the Author

Erin StewartErin Stewart is the author of SCARS LIKE WINGS, her debut novel. Erin is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and a BYU undergraduate who works as a freelance writer and editor, as well as a weekly columnist in Salt Lake City.

Erin lives in Utah with her husband and three children. She is represented by the amazing Brianne Johnson of Writers House.

 

 

Connect with Erin on her website:

www.erinstewartbooks.com

 

 

More about SCARS LIKE WINGS

An Amazon Book of the Month Pick

A Barnes and Noble Most Anticipated Books of the Fall

A 2019 BookExpo America Buzz Book

Scars Like Wings (Oct. 1, 2019 with Delacorte/Random House)Relatable, heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience–the perfect novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word.

“Before, I had a place. I was a daughter. A friend. A singer. I was a million things. Now I’m only one— the Burned Girl.”

Ava Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend. Her home. Even her face. She doesn’t need a mirror to know what she looks like–she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around her.

A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be “normal” again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for someone like her. And forget making friends–no one wants to be seen with the Burned Girl, now or ever.

But when Ava meets a fellow survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn’t have to face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn’t afraid to push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to create life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava must decide if she’s going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the people by her side help her fly.

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions

  • Learn all about SCARS LIKE WINGS at 2:54
  • “We all have these scars. Some you can see. Some you can’t. We are all walking around with them. We all are trying to figure out how to deal with the Trauma” at  3:59
  • Who or what was the inspiration for SCARS LIKE WINGS? at 5:45
  • How did your friend react to the story of your book? at 7:00
  • Letting people into our lives and being worthy of their love makes you heal faster after trauma. The love of other people makes our life beautiful.  at 9:20
  • How did writing SCARS LIKE WINGS has changed you as a person? 10:17
  • Learn about Erin’s heart failure survival experience and how did she incorporate those experiences into her book at 11:40
  • What kind of conversations Kids and parents could have after reading SCARS LIKE WINGS?14:15
  • What’s The Good Time Kids is all about?  (25:28)
  • Where can people find more info about the show?

 

 

A big Thank You to Erin Stewart for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.

 

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Time To Remember Some of the BEST Episodes of the RWYK Podcast!

Presenting hidden gems from the last 3 years of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast

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Hey Y’all,

This week, we are counting down the most entertaining & educational episodes of the Reading with Your Kids podcast ever made. It’s a tough list to make, picking out less than 10 percent of all the episodes broadcast to date, to select the very best of the best.

While we will continue to make new episodes, there are times when we feel the urge to highlight past episodes – because the topics it cover becomes news and the show shares some great insights, or because it is content that our newer listeners might have missed out on.

we will be republishing a few of our best episodes featuring some AMAZING children’s books to get a fresh perspective in children’s literature.

Listen and learn some amazing stuff.

(Oh! And don’t forget to subscribe so you can be the first to get new episodes.)

 

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Trudy Krisher on her YA Novels SPITE FENCES & KINSHIP

RWYK INTERVIEW WITH Trudy Krisher, author of SPITE FENCES

KINSHIP & Spite Fences by Trudy Krisher

Oh hello, Saturday! It’s so nice to meet you. Yep, ReadingWithYourKids is back with another episode of quality podcasting with your favorite authors and illustrators!

Mega excited to have Young Adult and Children’s Fiction author, Trudy Krisher, on the Reading with Your Kids podcast! Trudy is joining us to celebrate her thought-provoking novels YA Novels, SPITE FENCES & KINSHIP.

SPITE FENCES was originally published to great acclaim, garnering awards from the International Reading Association, Parents Choice, American Library Association, Virginia Historical Society and many others. It is now being released for the first time as an ebook and in a new paperback edition.

Trudy is also releasing KINSHIP, the sequel to SPITE FENCES, as an e-book and paperback now. It also received some excellent reviews and awards. Tune in to learn all about it!

 

 

More about the Author

Trudy KrisherTrudy Krisher is a writer who does not hesitate to explore sensitive issues. She grew up in the South like her heroines Maggie, in Spite Fences, and Pert, in Kinship. Born in Macon, Georgia, in 1946, she was raised in South Florida.

Trudy is the recipient of an International Reading Association Award. Her books have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults; a Jefferson Cup Honor Book of the Virginia Library Association; a Parents’ Choice Honor Book; a winner of The Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award; and Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Books.

Trudy is always happy to hear from her fans! If you are interested in contacting Ms. Krisher, visit her website: http://trudykrisher.com

 

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions

  • Why do you support families to experience reading together?
  • Your website describes you as “a trailblazer in writing and speaking out about sensitive issues surrounding race, self-identity, and gender through your fictional works.” Explain.
  • What is SPITE FENCES about?
  • SPITE FENCES is being released in a 25th-anniversary edition. Why is this novel still so relevant?
  • What conversations might this book spark between parents and children?
  • You are also releasing KINSHIP, the sequel to SPITE FENCES, as an e-book and paperback now. It also received some excellent reviews and awards. What is kinship about?
  • why do you think this book is important?
  • What conversations do you think kinship might spark between parents and children?

 

 

A big thank you to Trudy Krisher for joining us and for sharing her wonderful books with us!

 

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Thanks for tuning in. We’ll be coming soon to entertain and educate you with more author interviews, book reviews & Family game reviews!!!

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One Drop of Kindness: A Children’s Book about Kindness

Meet Jeff Kubiak, an educator, speaker & author of “One Drop of Kindness”

Kindness is an essential ingredient missing from today’s society. If we all take the time to think before we speak and act and use kindness to help inform our decisions, the world will become a much better place.

There is too much hatred and wrongdoing throughout our amazing planet. Well, thanks to a new children’s book, One Drop of Kindness, that you’ll be able to understand the importance that kindness makes every day and how we can all make a difference.
Joining us on today’s edition of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast is Jeff Kubiak, an educator, speaker, and author of One Drop of Kindness.  Jeff loves children’s literature and “One Drop of Kindness” is his first published children’s book. He hopes to continue writing books that bring about inspiring others to help make our world a better place.
Come join us for this exciting new episode of the podcast to learn more about Children’s Jeff Kubiak, and his love for books, children, and kindness!

More about the Author

Jeff KubiakJeff is the principal of Nelda Mundy Elementary School. He taught for ten years as an elementary school teacher in grades 4, 5, and 6 and has seven years of administrative experience. Jeff loves children’s literature and “One Drop of Kindness” is Jeff’s first published children’s book. He hopes to continue writing books that bring about character change and inspiring others to help make our world a better place.

Jeff works hard to push back against the old model of “Industrialized Education” and fight compliance. There is not a day that goes by that he is not looking ahead to improve teacher pedagogy, student engagement and digital access for all. Being a former world-class swimmer and coach, Jeff looks at education from perspectives that others don’t. Knowing what it takes to fail, struggle, win and go through the daily challenges that we all face (look at the ’88 Olympic Trials in swimming/Jeff Kubiak/200 Breaststroke).

Jeff is based in California and can be found at www.jeffkubiak.com

 

Learn more about “One Drop of Kindness”

One Drop of KindnessKindness…for some, it comes so easy, but for others, it can be a struggle. The answer often lies in a person’s story. Meet Gus, a one-time orphan who goes through life thinking that hurtful words and actions are the only way to behave and communicate with others. Interestingly, Gus lives in a town that holds a mysterious secret which finally gets unlocked by something that was hidden away. By unlocking this secret, you too can join the ripple effect of kindness!!

 

Buy it on Amazon

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Interview Talking Points & Questions:

  • Everyone is eager to learn about your first children’s book, One Drop of Kindness. Can you give us a hint as to what it’s about?
  • Why Write a book about the effect of Kindness in schools?
  • What does Jeff hope that her readers will gain from his book?
  • What are Jeff’s goals for the future? Does he have another story on the boiling pot?
  • Where can people find more about Jeff and his book?

 

 

A big Thank You to Jeff Kubiak for joining us! Glad you all could join us for today’s guest interview! We hope you’ve enjoyed this interview and we look forward to introducing you to some great guests in our next episode.

 

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How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld: #RWYK Certified Great Read

#RWYK Great Read #Review – How to Eat a Peach written by Karen Schaufeld & illustrated by Kurt Schwarz

Hello, and welcome to the Reading with your kids’ podcast, your one-stop solution to all your children’s book needs!

We’re ELATED to present to you our brand NEW Certified Great Read, How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld. 

Read on to learn all about this wonderful book that teaches kids to believe in themselves and work hard to achieve their goals, with a fun story!

 

 

Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb

How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld

How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld

 

How much would you do to follow your passion? Squirrel’s only passion is peaches, and a farmer and a wall stand between him and his goal. This suspenseful fable is a tale of determination and an unexpected change of heart.

 

 

 

 

How to Eat a Peach can be ordered on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/How-Eat-Peach-Karen-Schaufeld/dp/0997229926/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3/145-2660325-2413708?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0997229926&pd_rd_r=23d2f771-dde3-47a4-ab81-f7337c783118&pd_rd_w=US23e&pd_rd_wg=P8qG9&pf_rd_p=09627863-9889-4290-b90a-5e9f86682449&pf_rd_r=TQPV5HWGD68CT115CB8Y&psc=1&refRID=TQPV5HWGD68CT115CB8Y

 

or at www.karenschaufeld.com

 

 

Meet Children’s Author Karen Schaufeld

More about Quidne Press

Quidne PressQuidne Press was formed to find and promote books that defy traditional publishers’ categorization. Quidne Press books are intelligent, use language and visual art beautifully, and appeal to a wide range of ages simultaneously. Our books are the antidote to simple books that are repetitive to read with dumbed down vocabulary. Each book is a work of art, pleasing to the eye and the ear, and includes a message with relevance and appeal to all ages. We encourage readers of all ages to allocate some of their precious time to read books together.

Quidne Press works with authors to design their books to be read to children of all ages. The vocabulary is advanced and should prompt questions. Children at every age will understand and interact with each book differently.

Learn more at Quidne Press.

 

 

Our Review

Squirrels can be really adorable, except when they are decimating your peach trees. How to Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld and illustrated by Kurt Schwarz, is a deliciously sweet picture book about one such Squirrel who dreams only of peaches. Farmer Fred and Squirrel share the same passion for peaches. He is the proud owner of a beautiful peach tree that is overlooking all the other peach trees and is protected by a wall. “Tasting a peach just plucked off the branch was as close to eating heaven as you could get.” But no one, other than farmer Fred or the judges at the county fair, has ever eaten them.

The squirrel knew he was meant to be a connoisseur of peaches. On the other hand, Farmer Fred’s goal was to stop the squirrels from eating the peaches on his trees to ensure a good harvest. This tree was like a family to him so he protected its peaches by patrolling the wall with his rifle. When Squirrel discovers Farmer Fred’s tree and notices the ripened Peaches with a unique taste, texture, color, and juiciness, he is determined to climb the wall to experience the rich sweet taste of those peaches. After days of hard work, Squirrel is finally able to taste the tree’s fruit. As he closed his eyes to savor the moment, he found himself staring into the barrel of Farmer Fred’s gun. Farmer Fred couldn’t pull the trigger as he realizes that this squirrel was so determined that he built a ladder may just realize how special Tree’s peaches are and he offers to share the fruit if Squirrel helps him to keep the thieves away from his tree. The two bond over their shared life’s work, but when Girl Squirrel parachutes over the wall next summer, Squirrel finds himself protecting her. In the end, Farmer Fred learns to see things from a new perspective and the perks of sharing.

How to eat a peach is a beautiful book! The illustrations are phenomenal and the message is one that sinks deep into our soul – the joy of that comes from sharing. Sharing can be hard for young kids and when kids will see characters in this FANTASTIC story where sharing is promoted, they’ll be better able to develop this important skill.  The book also communicates many other important lessons regarding dedication, following your passion and helping others…all while being absolutely enjoyable!

 

 

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Karen Schaufeld/ Quidne Press for the opportunity to read and review his wonderful book. Please be assured that our opinions are honest.

 

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God Always Hears: A Rhyming Picture Book by Kelly Grettler

Reading with Your Kids Thanksgiving Special Episode with Kelly Grettler, author of God Always Hears

Hey everyone!

Today on the Reading with Your Kis podcast, we’re ELATED to feature a beautiful book with an amazing message that will gently help kids with their fears of facing a hospital stay. God Always Hears written by Kelly Grettler and illustrated by Solomea Kalinichenko. Kelly is joining us to celebrate her book and to tell us that God does always hear our prayers and knowing that helps comfort a worried mind.

Facing a big Hospital Stay, a child is able to find peace in the midst of her fear through the incredible power of prayer. Written on the heels of a health scare of my own, God Always Hears touches on the subject of illness, and hospitals, and bravery, and faith, and having a sense of courage and peace through it all.

 

About Kelly Grettler

 

Learn more about God Always Hears

God Always Hears by Kelly GrettlerGod Always Hears touches on the subject of illness, and hospitals, and bravery, and faith, and having a sense of courage and peace through it all.

Let’s face it, hospitals can be scary.  The loss of control over what’s happening around us can be overwhelming at any age.  If we can’t control what we’re facing, we can at least control how we react to, and move through it.

*This book will give the reader a sense of not only what to expect when facing a diagnosis, surgery & recovery, but also a sense of calm as they navigate this unfamiliar journey. 

Kelly Grettler’s peaceful, poetic prose is paired up with Solomea Kalinichenko’s timeless, angelic illustrations and the result is simply stunning.

 

Grab your copy of God Always Hears on Amazon!

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Guided Questions:

  • Tell us about the story of God Always Hears and what inspired you to write this book for kids?
  • What have been some of the highlights and great feedback that you have received from children around the world who have read God Always Hears?
  • What kind of role did your faith play in facing a diagnosis, surgery & recovery?
  • What do you hope children, parents, and families take away from your story and from your book?
  • Are you working on anything at the moment and can you tell us about it?

 

 

A big thank you to Kelly Grettler for joining us and for sharing her great insights with our listeners!

 

If you haven’t already done so, listen to this episode & feel free to share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page. We would LOVE if you could leave us a review on iTunes.

We’d love to hear about any other adventure books you’ve enjoyed. Feel free to connect with us on our social media, or email us anytime by contacting us. Happy listening!

Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆

RWYK Author Interview: Dr. Jaina Thatch on “Becoming Your Own Superhero”

Meet Dr. Jaina Thatch, physical therapist and the author of the new children’s book, My Super Hero Mind

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Spider-Man, Batman, The Avengers: When we hear these names, it conjures up images of what a superhero looks like.

But did you know that all of us have our own superhero qualities as well?

You might find yourself wondering “How can I activate my powers?”

Well, thanks to a new children’s book, inspired by a little girl in Tampa, you will remember that you always had the power inside of you all along, that you can connect your heart and mind and become your own superhero.

Joining us on today’s edition of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast to share her inspiring story and that of her daughter, Isla, is Dr. Jaina Thatch, physical therapist and the author of the new children’s book, My Super Hero Mind (now available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and on JainaThatch.com).

 

Connect with Dr. Jaina Thatch:

  • Official Website: JainaThatch.com
  • Facebook: @MySuperHeroMind
  • Instagram: @JainaThatch
  • Twitter: @ThatchJaina

 

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Guided Questions:

  • You are a physical therapist and a mom of boys. Definitely a rewarding life for you and your husband. How did your world change when Isla came into the world? Talk about the bond that you two share.
  • You always had a passion for writing, but it was not until you and Isla shared a special moment in time, that you realized you needed to take the next step: How did Isla inspire you to write your new book? And how did she help along the way as the book came to life?
  • With this being your first children’s book (and no doubt your last), what were some of the key things that you learned along the way, both about yourself and the publishing process?
  • The message of self-love, inner confidence, and the importance of acknowledging your mind as your most powerful asset: Why is this message so important to you to share with girls and young women, especially at the point in time?
  • Getting to the core of our conversation today: How can we, as parents and caregivers of children, learn to think and act like superheroes ourselves and inspire our kids to do the same?
  • What have been some of the highlights and great feedback that you have received from children around the world who have read My Super Hero Mind?
  • You are beginning to share this important message with schools in Tampa: What does this mean to you, knowing that you are helping to give back and inspire children in their next steps, while also moving forward in your own?
  • What would you like to share with those who are listening who may feel challenged to find their voice and remember their gifts?
  • What do you hope children, parents, and families take away from your story and from My Super Hero Mind?

 

 

 

Thank you, Jaina Thatch, for sharing your & Isla’s inspiring stories and to be a part of our podcast!

 

If you haven’t already done so, listen to this episode & feel free to share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page. We would LOVE if you could leave us a review on iTunes.

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RWYK Is Delighted to Feature “Miss Tree Tales series” & “Fantastic You”

In Conversation with Two Wonderful KidLit Authors, Danielle Dufayet & Deepa Remesh

Danielle Dufayet & Deepa Ramesh

Happy Sunday listeners!

We have a very special episode for you today! We are excited to feature two amazing and talented children’s book authors on the podcast to share their passion for children’s literature! We’re so very grateful to these wonderful authors who so generously share their thoughts on craft, the various struggles of getting a book into print, and their words of wisdom.

Our first guest today is Danielle Dufayet, the author of You Are Your Strong and did an interview with Reading with Your Kids Podcast a few months back. Her second book, Fantastic You! has been released on September 3, 2019! It is another self-powering book for children that encourages self-love, self-compassion and self- forgiveness. Essentially, it’s about having a wonderful, healthy relationship with oneself!

 

Deepa RameshOur second guest is Deepa Ramesh and she is joining us to talk about her new series MISS TREE TALES designed for middle-grade readers on sustainability, resourcefulness, and conservation. The books in this educational series are also filled with tidbits of scientific and environmental information which would make them a good pick for teachers and educators working on similar concepts.

 

 

 

 

Here’s More Information About Danielle Dufayet

Danielle DufayetDanielle Dufayet, born in Yonkers, New York, now lives in sunny San Jose, California, where she writes children’s books and paints. She also teaches English and Public Speaking (Self-Empowerment) to grades K-12. Danielle read her first picture book (Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool) when she was 18 whereupon she was blown away by its simplicity, timelessness and transformative power. That’s when she knew it was her calling. Thirty-five years and a Master’s Degree later, she finally made her dream come true and she’ll have TWO books out in 2019 – one about inner strength and managing big emotions, called You Are Your Strong and the other, Fantastic You!,  about self-love/compassion.

Where Can You Find Danielle On The Internet?

www.danielledufayetbooks.com

 

 

Learn more about “Fantastic You”

Fantastic YouThere’s one special person you get to spend your whole life with YOU! Which means there’s no one you should take better care of! When you cheer yourself on and cheer yourself up, you make the world a happier place. Life is amazing when you share it with the people you love: family, friends, and always with YOU!

Fantastic You shows readers how to develop and nurture a loving and positive relationship with themselves. Kids will learn that self-care includes positive self-talk and self-compassion for a happy, self-empowered life.

 

 

Fantastic You is available on Amazon!

 

More about Deepa Ramesh

Deepa RemeshDeepa Remesh lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two kids. Through her first book series based on trees, she tries to introduce kids to a simple sustainable lifestyle presenting them with numerous seeds for thought to cultivate the values of resourcefulness and conservation.
Website: www.misstreetales.com

Learn more about Miss Tree Tales

Mighty Coconuts: Protect, Sustain, Conserve the Environment (Miss Tree Tales Book 1) by [Remesh, Deepa]Miss Tree Tales books feature a mysterious lady, Miss Tree, whose goal is to protect all plants. She sends kids on missions to different destinations around the world to learn about plants in their natural habitats. So far, I have published two books: Mighty Coconuts and Incredible Cacao. To make it an interesting read for kids, I have blended facts with fiction that includes puzzles, fun games, activities, and food. The books are also scattered with seeds for thought that steer toward sustainable living, conservation, and protection of natural resources.

 

 

 

 

 

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In this episode, You’ll find out

  • What does Self-Love & Self-care mean to Danielle Dufayet?
  • What do we need to do to have a relationship with your self?
  • How did Danielle Dufayet get to the point of writing Fantastic You?
  • Her book has a note written to parents & caregivers to promote positivity in children. How does that help?
  • More about Deepa Ramesh and her children’s books series, Miss Tree Tales
  • What are some of the messages Deepa would like readers to take away after reading her book?
  • Where can people find more information about Miss Tree Tales?

 

A big thank you to Danielle & Deepa for joining us and for sharing their wonderful, sweet little books with us!

 

 

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