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!
The Thingity-Jig—Peachtree Publishing—coming April 1st
Don't Feed the Bear—Sterling Children's Books
Venetian Lullaby—Page Street Books
Hiding Baby Moses—Flyaway Books—coming April 27th
Two is Enough—Running Press Kids
God's Always Loving You—Worthy/Hachette—coming June 8th
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
The Lady of the Library—Sleeping Bear
Peekity Boo, What You Can Do!—Henry Holt
Dress Like a Girl—HarperCollins
Pick a Pumpkin—Candlewick
The Medal With a Heart—MT Publishing (The Purple Heart)
Cowboy Car—Two Lions
The Seagoing Cowboy—Brethren Press
Non-fiction for kids—
This or That—Questions About Technology, You Decide—Capstone
This or That—Questions About Space and Beyond, You Decide—Capstone
You Choose: Surviving the Iditarod—Capstone Press
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—
Keep Calm and Carry On, Children—Black Rose (WWII)
Different Days—Sky Pony (WWII)
From the Grave—Jolly Fish Press
Into the Shadowlands—Jolly Fish Press
Saving the Griffin—Peachtree
Defending Irene—Peachtree (soccer)
Mandy's Song—Watershed Books
The Forbidden Orchid—Viking
Books for Adults—
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
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)--
A Hippy-Hoppy Toad—Schwartz & Wade
Name That Dog!—Dial Books for Young Readers
From Dawn to Dreams—Candlewick Press