Introducing “Buddy the Bear” by Victoria Allen

RWYK Interview with Victoria Allen – Buddy the Bear

 

RWYK Interview with Victoria Allen - Buddy the BearWe are super excited to welcome Victoria Allen, a new children’s book author from Georgetown, SC.

Victoria attended Winthrop University where she graduated with a degree in Business. Victoria is continuously inspired by the world around her and enjoys bringing Buddy the Bear adventures to spark the imagination of all her readers!

In our exciting chat with Victoria, we talk about her inspiration for writing and illustrating Buddy the Bear, Why is it was important for her to write a picture book about children’s bedtime routine, and what does she hope her readers will take away from her book!

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More about Buddy The Bear

Buddy the BearAs the sun went down and the moon appeared, Buddy did not fear the dark because he has a special Goodnight Box. It is filled with goodies that help him sleep. As Buddy the bear was preparing for bed, something very special was missing! Will he find it and make it back in time for his bedtime story? Blast off with Buddy on his newest adventure!

Buddy the Bear is available on Amazon!! Get your copy today!!!

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In This Episode Of The Reading With Your Kids Podcast,

  • You’ll be introduced to Children’s author Victoria Allen, and her wonderful picture book Buddy the Bear
  • What inspired Victoria to write this book?
  • Why it was important for Victoria to write a children’s book around the bedtime routine?
  • How real-life experiences from Victoria’s own childhood provided the backdrop for this book?
  • What has been her reader’s reactions to this book?
  • What are some of the key points you hope children, parents, teachers, and anyone else who feels called to read Buddy the Bear to take away from your book?
  • What’s next for Buddy the Bear?

 

 

A big Thank you to Victoria Allen for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing book to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!

 

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RWYK Welcomes Back RWYK Great Read Authors, Lori Orlinsky & Faith Goldstein

In Conversation with RWYK Certified Great Read Authors, Lori Orlinsky & Faith Goldstein

Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) by [Orlinsky, Lori]Reading with Your Kids Fun Summer Reads PromotionGorillas' Night Out by [Goldstein, Faith]

 

Hey there,

Today, we’re absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to talk to not just one but two of our RWYK Certified Great Read authors, Lori Orlinksy & Faith Goldstein!

Listen in as Lori & Faith have a heart to heart conversation with Jed about their picture books, the inspiration for writing for children and share some of their thoughts on the benefits of reading with your kids. Lori also explains how Being Small is sure to help young readers understand that being short is not that bad after all. Be sure to join in for all the fun!

 

 

Learn more about Faith Goldstein

Faith Goldstein, debut picture book author of “Gorillas' Night OutFaith Goldstein’s debut picture book, “Gorillas’ Night Out,” published by Indigo River Publishing, was released in January, 2019.

Prior to becoming an author, Faith was a Kindergarten teacher. After having her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of writing children’s books.

“Gorillas’ Night Out” is an award-winning book, having been recognized as a Gold Medal winner in the Mom’s Choice Awards for children’s books. Additionally, it is 5-star reviewed by Readers’ Favorite.

Faith loves making author visits to schools and preschools, where she gets the opportunity to be back in the classroom, sharing Gorillas’ Night Out with students.

In her spare time, Faith loves spending time with her two highly energetic sons, Brandon (11) and Max (6).

Faith plans on writing more children’s books in the future.

 

Visit her website: https://faithgoldstein.com

 

Connect with her on Social Media

 

 

More about Lori Orlinsky

Lori OrlinskyLori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children’s book author, freelance writer, and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training and is an ambassador for the PACER’s National Bullying Center. At 5″1, she wishes her book “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” was around while she was growing up.

 

 

 

Facebook handle: @beingsmall
Instagram: @beingsmallbook

Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)

Being small is the worst! No one ever picks me for their sports team and my feet hurt from standing on my tiptoes all the time. There can’t be anything good about being small…right?

Being Small is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that being short is a challenge, but her mother presents to her funny and unique advantages that only she has because of her height, instilling self-confidence in her.

This book is a must-read for any child who has ever fallen behind the curve on the growth chart.

 

“Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” is available on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/2omow4N

 

 

Learn more about Gorillas’ Night Out

Gorillas’ Night OutA gregarious gorilla named Pete and his gorilla companions who live in the zoo are bored and tired of doing the same old thing night after night, so they sneak out in search of an adventure that is sure to excite. Mischief and “monkey business” ensue on the gorillas’ unforgettable midnight escapade through the city. On their quest for fun, they go shopping at the most lavish clothing store in town, followed by a visit to an old-fashioned ice cream where they feast on every flavor of the finest ice cream. But, the gorillas’ adventure is cut short when they are discovered monkeying around in a gymnasium by the night watchman. Will the gorillas find a way to get back to the zoo before morning? Gorillas’ Night Out is a humorous tale about just how far a gorilla will go in pursuit of the ultimate night on the town.

 

Did you know you can now buy “Gorillas’ Night Out”???? Get your copy today!!!

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Interview Talking Points & Questions

  • Introduction to Faith Goldstein & Lori Orlinsky, authors of “Gorillas’ Night Out” & “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)
  • Faith and Lori work together to promote literacy and their children’s books. How did they meet and decide to work together?
  • Why did Faith and Lori decide to write their books “Gorillas’ Night Out” & “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)”?
  • Lori and Faith shares their advice for parents on how to inspire their kids to form the habit of reading
  •  Modeling reading for children
  • Faith shares some of the benefits of parents continuing to read aloud or co read with their teens or middle graders
  • As an expert in the field, Lori advise parents to look for signs in order to know if their kids are being bullied and how to deal with it
  • Where can people find more information about Lori and Faith’s books?

 

 

 

A big Thank You to Lori Orlinsky & Faith Goldstein for talking to us and for sharing their passion for writing with our listeners!

 

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We’d also love to hear what you think about the podcast and any suggestions on what you’d like to hear in future episodes. Feel free to connect with us on our social media, or email us anytime by contacting us.

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Looking for something by Susan Arts: #RWYK Certified Great Read

#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – Looking for Something by Susan Arts

5 stars

Hey RWYK Family, It’s Friday! And it’s time to bring to you a brand NEW children’s book which will be a great addition to your family library!

Today, we’re are honored and excited to announce that Looking for something by Susan Arts has been named our latest RWYK Certified Great Read!

 

Let’s Have A Look At The Book Blurb

Looking For Something by Susan Arts

Looking for Something Hardcover – April 11, 2017 by Susan ArtsLydi is a happy little girl who loves to explore. In “Looking for Something” it’s the beginning of summer vacation and already bored, Lydi is off on a day long adventure looking for something. Along the way, she meets some wonderful new friends. Together they have fun, make interesting discoveries, and eventually meet a grand old turtle who shares his wonderful story and more. Join Lydi and her amazing friends on their great adventure.

 

Looking for Something is available on Amazon!! Get your copy today!!!

https://amzn.to/2mYp0wZ

 

Readers can purchase“Looking for Something” at traditional brick and mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Looking for Something”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

 

More About The Author

A dream about her honorary niece Lydia who passed away from cancer at the age of 16, inspired Sue Arts to write a story. It started out a personal story for Lydia’s family, incorporating figures and, events that had special meaning to them. With encouragement from Lydia’s parents, Linda and Albert, Sue took the leap to get it published.

Looking For Something is about a little girl, Lydi, who is bored, as kids get, and goes off on a day-long adventure. The first venture into writing books for children, it is a story that Sue intended for anytime enjoyment, but particularly bedtime reading. She wanted something fun and happy to encourage sweet dreams.

Looking For Something is just the beginning. Sue plans on continuing the Lydi & Sassy series, all in honor of, and dedicated to, the memory of Lydia.

The second adventure in the Lydi & Sassy series, The Green Gem, is right now in the hands of Sue’s publishers, Christian Faith Publishing, with its release coming soon.

Sue lives and works in Western New York with her husband Ted and their seven cats and are living a most wonderful life, side-by-side with birds, squirrels, and an occasional raccoon, opossum, or deer in their backyard.

Sue loves to interact with her readers on Facebook (@Sue.Arts.7).

 

 

Our Review

Looking for something to do this weekend? Grab a copy of an amazing new children’s book, Looking for Something by Susan Arts, and you will be delighted!

When someone passes away at a young age, family and loved ones can take comfort in the fact that their life touched many and that their memory and legacy will live on.

The author, Susan Arts, was inspired to write Looking for Something when she saw a dream about her honorary niece Lydia who passed away from cancer at the age of 16. Lydia was a brave little girl from Buffalo who inspired many of her family, friends, teachers, and everyone she came into contact with, and Looking for Something (published by Christian Faith Publishing) is inspired by her story that is encouraging kids all around the world to enjoy their adventures and to treasure the experiences along their path.

Looking For Something is about a beautiful little girl, Lydi, who is bored at the beginning of her summer vacation, as children get, and goes off on a day-long adventure. Along the way, she finds friendship and happiness. Lydi meets a furry black and white kitty(Miss Mitzy) and the skinny little squirrel(Sam). Lydi realizes that each one of them is looking for something so together they go on an amazing adventure to make some exciting discoveries and eventually meet a grand old turtle who shares his wonderful story. In the end, Lydi walks back home with a tiny pug(Pug Sassy) on her backpack and a huge smile on her face.

We are very impressed with the breathtaking illustrations, the colors are attention-grabbing and gorgeous. The storyline is just adorable making it a perfect story for reading aloud or anytime enjoyment, but particularly for bedtime reading. We are sure Looking for something will be a fun and happy addition to your family’s library to encourage sweet dreams.

Final Verdict

 Filled with adventure and the beauty of the natural world, Looking For Something, is sure to encourage your little readers to get outside and explore. We love this book and can’t wait to read the second adventure in the Lydi & Sassy series, The Green Gem, right now in the hands of Sue’s publishers, Christian Faith Publishing, with its release coming soon.

 

 

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A big thank you to the author for providing us a free copy of his book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.

 

 

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RWYK is delighted to meet “Melvin Fastidious the Sailor”

Meet Dawn Young, an audiologist, an English/ additional language teacher & the author of “Melvin Fastidious the Sailor”

Hello everyone and welcome back to another interesting and fun-filled episode of the Reading with your kids podcast!

Today, we feel incredibly lucky to be interviewing Dawn Doig (nee Young), the author of eight children’s picture books on various topics including childhood hearing loss, dysgraphia, bullying and forgiveness, and learning English as an additional language.

In our exciting interview, we discuss the latest picture book from Dawn, Melvin Fastidious the Sailor, Inspiration behind this book, Her publishing journey, Next project & more. Her new children’s book Melvin Fastidious the Sailor was inspired by Dawn’s 80-year-old father who is a veteran of the Canadian navy. His apparent OCD has been obvious throughout his life. We fell in love with this gem of a book instantly and so will you!

 

 

Melvin Fastidious the Sailor

Melvin Fastidious the Sailor

Melvin Fastidious is a perfect sailor.  He likes things “just so” in his Navy and family life.
Melvin is a very proud man and it shows in everything he does.

Grab your copy of Melvin Fastidious the Sailor on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/35mpv5r

 

About Dawn Doig

Dawn DoigDawn was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, but inherited ‘ traveling DNA’ from her sailor father which has led to a life of work and travel around the globe. In 1988, she completed a B.Sc. in Linguistics through the University of Victoria, immediately followed by an M.Sc.in Human Communication Disorders (Audiology) through Dalhousie University in 1990. For 23 years, she provided audiological services to hearing-impaired individuals and their families in Canada, Kuwait, England, and Saudi Arabia.
Dawn gets her inspiration for her children’s books from her family, the children she has had the pleasure of working with, life experiences, and the furballs who have all found a special place in her heart. Baking is a favorite, stress-relieving pastime and she self-published a baking cookbook ‘Just Frickin’ Bake It’ to bring out the baker in everyone. When not working, Dawn enjoys heading off on adventures with Bruce to discover new cultures, new food, new people and perhaps even the inspiration for a new book.
To learn more about Dawn Doig and her books, visit https://doigda.wixsite.com/mysite-1
Connect with Dawn Doig on Twitter

In this episode, we discuss

  • Introduction to Dawn Doig, the author of eight children’s picture books
  • More about Melvin Fastidious the Sailor & the inspiration for the title and story of this book
  • Her experience of traveling extensively around the world
  • What are the benefits of experiencing different cultures?
  • More about the other books that are written by Dawn Doig
  • Her upcoming projects & some fun facts about his book. Be sure to tune in & catch all the fun. Happy Listening!

 

 

A big thank you to Dawn Doig for joining us and for sharing her story with us!

 

 

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“Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters” by de laVega, J

 Join us as J de LaVega Torres talk to us about her debut novel “Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters”

 Join us as J de LaVega Torres talk to us about her debut novel "Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters"

Welcome to Reading with Your Kids Podcast where we introduce you to the most amazing children’s, middle grade and young adult authors from various genres from around the globe. Stay tuned and you never know you might meet your new favorite author today!

Today, our guest is de laVega, J, a debut middle-grade author, artist and mom. She is the debut author of a delightful middle-grade book Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters, a touching story of a young boy’s struggle through his parent’s divorce. The story unfolds in a strange new land filled with dangerous creatures and a tyrannical president bent on total power and extinction of all that oppose her. With a monster as his guide, young readers are enveloped into the chaotic world that is Munsturea alongside Peter Tulliver.

de laVega, J kindly agreed to do this interview with us so that we could find out more about her, and her wonderful story. Get your cup of coffee ready, and let’s get started!

 

Synopsis of “Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters”

Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters by de laVega, JTwelve-year-old Peter Tulliver’s life is over. His parents are divorcing, his mother moved him into a crummy apartment in the city, and he hasn’t seen or spoken to his father in months.

Everything changes when he meets Quip, the monster trapped in his bedroom closet. Peter cons Quip into helping him run away and soon he’s on the adventure of a lifetime.

Except, it’s nothing like he expected. Humans have been outlawed for centuries and around every corner lies danger. Along the way, Quip and Peter are imprisoned by the imperialistic president Madam Rhoda, captured by pirates to be sold into slavery, and barely escape being eaten by a giant.

Guided by Quip and the strong pull of his charm, Peter is sure he can make a new life for himself… if he survives.

 

 

Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters is now available on Amazon!

Want a signed copy? Preorder yours through Oct 28th..

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In this episode

  • You’ll hear what’s Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters is all about?
  •  Since it’s her debut book, We asked her how is she feeling. What’s it like having the book out in the world? How long had she been working on it, from start to publication?
  • Where did de laVega, J get the inspiration to write this story?

  • What topics do Peter Tulliver and the City of Monsters covers and why are these important to discuss?
  • What messages are de laVega, J aiming to leave with her readers & what does she want children to take away from this book?
  • What can J’s fans look forward to next, other projects and much more…

 

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to de laVega, J for doing this interview and we are very excited to see what she does next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for her future books.

 

 

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Join us as Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson teach us to “Fly, Fly Again”

Meet Katie Jaffe (daughter): Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital & Jennifer Lawson (mother): Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, former teacher – Fly, Flay Again

Katie Jaffe (daughter) & Jennifer Lawson (mother)

 

Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to a mother and daughter team of authors Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson, a new burst of talents in the children’s literary world.

Katie Jaffe (daughter) is the Creative Director and Design Consultant of Aviation for Spectre Air Capital Jennifer Lawson (mother) is the Owner and President of Decision Tree Technologies, a former teacher.

Katie and Jennifer are joining us to celebrate their first picture book together titled Fly, Flay Again. Their book follows the flying adventures of  Jenny and Jude accompanied by their pets, Kitty and Hawk, who work together to build a flying machine. Fly, Flay Again introduces kids to the concepts of flight – lift, gravity, thrust, and drag, along with pitch, roll, and yaw. It is a fun story of adventure, teamwork, and perseverance that begins to lay a foundation for aerodynamics in an adorable picture book format.

 

 

About the Author

 

 

Learn more about “Fly, Fly Again”

Fly, Fly AgainFly, Fly Again is a clever and charming story about Jenny, a child who dreams of flying. After years of tinkering in makeshift laboratories and studying the mechanics of flight with her pet Hawk, Jenny builds a plane–only to crash into the yard of her skateboarding neighbor, Jude, and his pet Cheetah. Working with Jude, Jenny successfully learns how to control and fly her plane. This unique story includes lessons about problem-solving, teamwork, and determination as well as family-friendly information about the basics of aeronautical engineering like lift, drift, and more!

 

Fly, Flay Again is available on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/2B5thlX

 

Interview Talking Points & Questions

  • Introduction to a mother and daughter team of authors Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson
  • More about their picture book, “Fly, Fly Again”
  • The introduction of the book is from Buzz Aldrin. The 50th anniversary of the lunar landing of Apollo 11 is July 20, 2019.
  • It is amazing to learn that so many people put in their efforts to run a successful flight. Katie and Jennifer tell us how important it is to teach kids to work together?
  • The book teaches perseverance and collaboration and that you can be an inventor at any age; with some determination and creativity, anything is possible
  • What kind of things can families do to use “Fly, Fly Again” again as a platform to know more about aviation?
  • What is your next project?
  • How can readers connect with you?

 

 

A big Thank You to Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson for talking to us, and for sharing their book with our listeners!

We are very excited to see what they do next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for their future books.

 

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RWYK Interview: Meet “The Reluctant Fairy Godmother”

In Conversation with award-winning authors of “The Reluctant Fairy Godmother” – Colette Freedman and Kimberly Much

Hey there,

One of our favorite things here at the Reading with Your Kids podcast is talking to authors about their work. After we read The Reluctant Fairy Godmother, we jumped at the chance to interview coauthors Colette Freedman and Kimberly Much.

Together they have created a fantastic new middle-grade series that is exciting and fun to read. In our exciting interview, we will learn everything about the first book in their series, The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed!

 

More about the author

Colette FreedmanCOLETTE FREEDMAN- An internationally produced playwright, screenwriter and novelist, Colette was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist’s Guild.

Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: It has been produced around the country and internationally, 24 times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Australia. It is next up in Avignon in July 2019. She wrote the film which stars Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. It is available on Netflix. The NOVEL of Sister Cities is available on Amazon.

She wrote the award-winning indie film transgender love story And Then There Was Eve which she also co-produced along with the indie comedy Quality Problems. Both are available on Amazon.

In collaboration with The New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/Macmillan). Her novel The Affair (Kensington) came out on January 29, 2013. The play of the novel earned both critical and commercial success as it toured Italy February through May 2013. It is next playing in Antwerp in October 2016. Her sequel novel The Consequences (Kensington) came out on January 28, 2014.

Her YA novel Anomalies (Select Books) came out on February 9, 2016.
Her bio with Steve Dorff I Wrote That One Too (Backbeat Books) came out September 1, 2017, Her first kid’s book with Kimberly Much came out June 4, 2019

Colette’s new film Miles Underwater is in post-production. www.colettefreedman.com

 

 

 

The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed

The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good DeedFrankie Morgan was adopted into a large family and is convinced there is absolutely positively nothing special about her. On her 9th birthday, she gets an unusual visit from Ms. Petunia Page, her Fairy Godmother who tells Frankie she is actually a fairy godmother as well but needs to have training. Invited to the elite Fare Good Academy, Frankie will spend the next nine years “earning” her wings as she does a series of good deeds – but she mustn’t tell ANYONE. Yet, secrets are hard to keep, especially when you have two nosey older twin sisters, a precocious younger sister, well-meaning parents and a greyhound who never leaves your side.

Frankie navigates her normal home life and her not-so-normal school life as she overcomes obstacles and discovers how absolutely positively special she really is.

Any kid who’s felt like she’s never really belonged will relate to the feisty, funny, creative Frankie Morgan

 

The Reluctant Fairy Godmother” is now available on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/318ft4K

 

To learn more about the book, visit www.thereluctantfairygodmother.com

 

 

In this interview, you’ll find out

  • Synopsis The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed
  • What inspired Colette and Kimberly to create The Reluctant Fairy Godmother together?
  • How did the two of them meet?
  • What makes the Fairy Godmother so reluctant?
  • What are the plans for releasing other books in The Reluctant Fairy Godmother series?
  • Talk about the experience of writing for this age group. Have you both always wanted to write for kids?
  • Are there any plans of Kimberly and Colette to collaborate to write a book for an older audience?
  • What’s next for Kimberly and Colette?
  • What are they currently working on, resources available on their AMAZING website and much more…Be sure to tune in to this insightful episode!

 

 

 

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The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1)

Meet Matthew Holm & Jennifer Holm, Creators of The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1)

Jennifer & Mathew Holm

 

Welcome to the iTunes #1 kids & family podcast, Reading with Your Kids!

Our guests are sister-brother duo Jennifer L. Holm, and her brother Matthew Holm. Jennifer is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children’s author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series — the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. Her new novel is THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

Author siblings Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight series) discuss the book 1 in their latest series, favorite literary genres,

 

About the Author

 

About the Illustrator

 

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1)

For every parent tired of telling their kids to PLEASE JUST GET ALONG, this hilarious and imaginative new picture book–from the beloved creators of Babymouse–is here to help. Sort of.

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (Book 1Meet the Evil Princess and the Brave Knight. She casts terrible spells, while he fights dragons. He rescues cats in distress, while she makes mischief. No wonder there isn’t much peace in this kingdom! But is the Evil Princess really so evil? And is the Brave Knight truly as chivalrous as he seems? Children and parents will laugh at seeing familiar family dynamics play out in this charming and imaginative new story.

 

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight is available on Amazon!

https://amzn.to/2ne8uJx

 

 

 

In This Episode, Jennifer & Matthew answers the following questions:

  • Tell us about the story of The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight
  • What is it like to work with your brother/ sister?
  • The illustrations of The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight looks fun and eye-catching. Matthew tells us about the process of creating these beautiful pictures.
  • Jennifer tells us how she wanted to share the story about the sibling’s relationships with children, and what inspires her writing?
  • What kind of discussions families can have after reading their book?
  • What are Jennifer & Matthew currently working on, resources available on her AMAZING website and much more…Be sure to tune in to this insightful episode!

 

A big thank you to Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm for joining us and for sharing their book with us!

 

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How to Catch a Keeper!: #RWYK Certified Great Read

#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – How to Catch a Keeper! by Stephanie Mulligan

5 stars

Happy Friday readers!

It’s time yet again to introduce ya’ll to another great read that is sure to win your family’s heart. Reading with Your Kids can’t wait to announce that How to Catch a Keeper! is our brand NEW Certified Great Read! It’s a delightful and educational picture book about a day out on a Maine lobster boat, The Lucky Catch.

How to Catch a Keeper! is an adventurous tale written by Stephanie Mulligan, beautifully illustrated by Connie Rand. Great for kids aged three to eight. It focuses on a lobster fishing tour boat and covers everything from the lingo used by lobster fishermen and what happens during a day on the boat to the lobster conservation.

Read on to learn all about this beautiful and insightful read!

Let’s Have A Look At The Book Blurb

How to Catch a Keeper! by Stephanie Mulligan

"How to Catch a Keeper!" Luke and Layla’s dad convince them to go on an adventure to the Maine coast! The inspiration for this story is based on Captain Tom’s lobster excursion: Lucky Catch Cruises located on Long Wharf in Portland, Maine.

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“How to Catch a Keeper!” is now available on Amazon!

 

 

Here’s More Information About Stephanie Mulligan

Stephanie Mulligan worked on the Lucky Catch, a lobster fishing tour boat, with Captain Tom Martin for eight summers. She wanted to capture the experience and remember it forever because each time she stepped on the boat was a new journey, and it never got old! After growing up in Otisfield, a beautiful village in western Maine, working for Captain Tom gave her the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who wanted to learn about lobstering! This was the perfect summer job combining the best of both worlds—education and the Maine outdoors.

Stephanie Mulligan

She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with her B.S. in Elementary Education and a concentration in English. Then she began writing her first book to illustrate these wonderful lobster excursions.

Stephanie lives in Maine with her husband, Matthew, and their darling children.

 

Where Can We Find Stephanie On The Internet?

Visit her website www.howtocatchakeeper.com

 

 

 

Our Review

Get ready to go on a great adventure with our latest Reading with Your Kids Certified Great Read!

How to Catch a Keeper! by Stephanie Mulligan is a fascinating book you and your kids will LOVE reading over and over again.

Based on the author’s experiences, How to Catch a Keeper! takes readers to beautiful Casco Bay along the coast of Maine. Siblings Luke and Layla love to explore all that area has to offer. The highlight of the trip is a hands-on trip on a working lobster boat.

Through Luke and Layla, readers will discover how lobsters see caught. Captain Tom teaches us how to bait the lobster traps and how distinctively colored bouies are used to identify traps. We also learn how long are measured and how egg-bearing lobsters are returned to the ocean.

On our cruise through Casco Bay, we also encounter see guild, seals, and cormorants. We really appreciated the glossary of the lobstering lingo that appears at the end of the story. Connie Rand has created wonderful illustrations that perfectly compliment Stephanie Mulligan’s rhyming story.

How to Catch a Keeper! is a great story that can inspire family conversations about cooperation, conservation and how food gets to our table.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Stephanie Mulligan for winning the RWYK Certified Great Read StatusClapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2

 

A big thank you to the author for providing us a free copy of his book through Reading with your Kids certified program. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely our own.

 

 

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HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED FRIDAY 😆

Choose “The WingaDoos” to Teach Kids About Strong Money Habits

Reading With Your Kids Podcast Ft. Sam Wils, Co-founder & CEO of The WingaDoos

WingaDoos, animated stories for kids ages 4 to 8 that teach money habits like saving, spending, giving and growing.

Did you know that money habits are formed by the age of 7? The time to start teaching healthy money habits is now.

Joining us on today’s edition of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast to talk about the perfect financial literacy teaching tool is Sam Wills, the owner of the WingaDoos.Com.

WingaDoos are animated, interactive financial literacy lessons for elementary kids, parents, and educators. Tune in as our guest Sam Wills shares his inspiration to create WingaDoos.com, animated stories that give kids between 4-8 a fun, engaging way to learn all about the choices they can make with money – how to save, spend, grow and give properly, while providing both progress quizzes, rewards for performance, and teacher materials for parents to help have healthy money conversation at home.

 

 

Interview Talking Points & Guided Questions:

  • Who are The WingaDoos, and what inspired Sam Wills to create this website?
  • Tools and resources for educators and parents

  • WingaDoos animated videos that incorporate catchy songs with powerful lyrics, while interactive stories help reinforce smart decision-making skills
  • Educational materials to supplement lessons

  • WingaDoos App that builds strong money habits in children through engaging storytelling
  • What’s next for the WingaDoos and Sam Wils?

 

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Have a stellar day!