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Sharing Some Great Books!

Happy Spring! And happy anniversary to A HIPPY-HOPPY TOAD!


If you're reading this, I'm going to take a wild guess that it's because you love children's books or writing, or maybe both. To celebrate spring and the day that A HIPPY-HOPPY TOAD was released from Schwartz & Wade I'd like to share some books written by some very talented author friends. Click on the author names to visit their websites and read more about their books. Below the list are some easy ways to share a book that you love and make the author smile!


Picture Books


Kathleen Doherty - 

The Thingity-Jig—Peachtree Publishing—coming April 1st

Don't Feed the Bear—Sterling Children's Books


Judy Roth

Venetian Lullaby—Page Street Books

Hiding Baby Moses—Flyaway Books—coming April 27th


Janna Matthies

Two is Enough—Running Press Kids

God's Always Loving You—Worthy/Hachette—coming June 8th


Kristi Valiant

Poppy Takes Paris: A Little Girl's Adventures in the City of Light—Simon & Schuster

Nellie Takes New York: A Little Girl's Adventures in the Big Apple—Simon & Schuster


Angie Karcher— 

The Lady of the Library—Sleeping Bear


Heidi Bee Roemer

Peekity Boo, What You Can Do!—Henry Holt


Patricia Toht

Dress Like a Girl—HarperCollins

Pick a Pumpkin—Candlewick


Karen Kulinski

The Medal With a Heart—MT Publishing (The Purple Heart) 


Jeanie Ransom

Cowboy Car—Two Lions


Peggy Reiff Miller

The Seagoing Cowboy—Brethren Press  


Non-fiction for kids


Stephanie Bearce

This or That—Questions About Technology, You Decide—Capstone

This or That—Questions About Space and Beyond, You Decide—Capstone


Nicki Jacobsmeyer

You Choose: Surviving the Iditarod—Capstone Press  


Katie Mitschelen— 

Indiana, My State Geographic Regions—State Standards Publishing

Books in the series include: Northern Moraine & Lake, Central Till Plain, Southern Hills & Lowlands, Maumee Lake Plain


Middle Grade books


Sharon Mayhew

Keep Calm and Carry On, Children—Black Rose (WWII)


Vicki Erwin – 

Different Days—Sky Pony (WWII)


Cynthia Reeg

From the Grave—Jolly Fish Press

Into the Shadowlands—Jolly Fish Press


Kristin Nitz

Saving the Griffin—Peachtree

Defending Irene—Peachtree (soccer)  


Young Adult—


Mary Ann Moore

Mandy's Song—Watershed Books


Sharon Biggs Waller

The Forbidden Orchid—Viking


Books for Adults—


James W. Erwin and Vicki Berger Erwin

Notorious Missouri, 200 Years of Historic Crime—The History Press—coming April 12th  (true crime)

Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River—The History Press


Valerie Battle Kienzle

Ready to Wear, A History of the Footwear and Garment Industries in St. Louis—Reedy Press--coming June 1st  

What's With St. Louis? The Quirks, Personality, and Charm of the Gateway City—Reedy Press


If there's a book that you love, spread the word! Here are a few quick and simple ways that you can do that. My focus is mainly children's books, but much of this relates to adult books as well.


*Share the book on social media. Add a link to where the book can be purchased.

*Rate the book on GoodReads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or other book websites. Quick and easy!

*Write a review of the book on GoodReads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or other book websites. Say a few words, or more if you're so inclined.

*Recommend the book to your local school librarian.

*Borrow the book from your local library. The more it gets checked out, the longer it will stay on the shelf. If it's not in your library, request it!

*Buy the book for yourself or as a gift. The better the sales, the longer it will stay in print.


Wishing you spring sunshine and great reads! Grab a book that you love and share it with others!


Picture books by (yours truly)-- 

Peggy Archer

A Hippy-Hoppy Toad—Schwartz & Wade

Name That Dog!—Dial Books for Young Readers

From Dawn to Dreams—Candlewick Press

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