Tribute to Parents, 6 Books for Mother’s & Father’s Day

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As Mother’s Day is only one month away with Father’s Day quickly following, now is a good time to purchase some special books to celebrate! Quarterly I have the opportunity to write for The Senior Voice in the section: “Grand Times, Reading with Your Grandkids”. (Thank you Heidi Frankel for that opportunity!) In the next newspaper, these are the books I highlight for the holidays:

Mother’s Day “Must-Reads”:

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The Night Before Mother’s Day
By Natasha Wing, Illustrated by Amy Wummer

Natasha Wing’s series starts off each holiday perfectly. Her Mother’s Day book is no exception. The family sends mom off on a run with her friends while they prepare surprises for Mom’s Day. The next morning, they have the “spa” set up in the kitchen, brunch and a bouquet of flowers, and lots of love all ready for Mom. “Mom thanked us for everything—it brought her such cheer. She wished it could be…

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ALL FOUR STARS is out in paperback today!

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Originally posted on Tara Dairman:

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman CoverHip, hip, hooray!

Happy April 7–otherwise known as the paperback release date for my first novel, All Four StarsI’m incredibly excited about this for several reasons.

1) More affordable price point. Hardcovers are gorgeous and durable, but can be too expensive for some families to afford. When I was growing up, my appetite for books was insatiable, and parents only ever bought me paperbacks. So the feel of a paperback in my hand is really the quintessential reading experience for me. I’m excited that the lower price point of a paperback will help All Four Stars make the leap into more young readers’ hands

2) Bonus content. The paperback of All Four Stars contains recipes for two dishes mentioned in the book! Of course, I’ve had recipes from the book available here on my website since the book was first released, but it’ll be extra nice for young readers to…

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How to Make the Most of Free Skype Visits #GuestAuthorTuesday @NatashaWing

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How to Make the Most of Free Skype Visits #GuestAuthorTuesday @NatashaWing

Natasha Wing:

Try a free Skype visit with tips on how to make your session more productive.

Originally posted on Provato Events:

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I’ve seen first hand how much author visits excite students about reading and writing. personally, I love the live interaction with the kids! If your budget allows, make the commitment and host an author. If it doesn’t, Skype visits are another option.

I’ve been doing Skype sessions for three years now. I’ve “beamed in” to schools in the United States, Mexico, Canada and even India. It’s a great way to connect with my audience in a casual way and for the kids to ask a real author their burning questions.

100thdayAt this time, my Skype sessions are free, and because of that, I’ve had a lot of requests! Mostly for the 100th day of school celebrations and Read Across America. I love Skyping since I can do it from the comfort of my office where I have quick access to show-and-tell examples. Plus the…

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Kidsbook Friends Clip: Eight Great Author Contributors

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Celebrating Kidsbook Friends One Year Anniversary!

A.R Aaron Reynolds, SCBWI Conference

Looking back over a year of blogging at Kidsbook Friends, connecting with authors has been one of my favorite parts. I love learning from and about creative, innovative individuals and their journey to publication.

Special thanks to the authors that shared their insights in an exclusive interview for Kidsbook Friends! What fun featuring them and their work in one post for YOU to enjoy:

 Carol Gordon Ekster

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Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/11/24/before-i-sleep-i-say-thank-you-thanksgiving-every-night/

Author Interview Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/12/01/kidsbook-friends-author-interview-carol-gordon-ekster/

Muffet Frische

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Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/08/14/miss-muffet-bitsy-time-for-nursery-rhymes/

Author Interview Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/08/12/insights-from-author-muffet-frische-time-for-nursery-rhymes/

Hilary Hawkes

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Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/12/22/merry-christmas-little-owl-sights-at-night/

Author Interview Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/12/23/kidsbook-friends-author-interview-hilary-hawkes/

Rebecca Wilson Macsovits

Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2015/01/20/guion-the-lion-a-colorful-world-rubbing-off-on-others-remarkably-well/

Author Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2015/01/22/kidsbook-friends-author-interview-rebecca-wilson-macsovits/

Julia Rawlinson

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Book Links:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/09/25/fletcher-and-the-falling-leaves-a-family-favorite-for-fall/

http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/12/24/fletcher-and-the-snowflake-christmas-a-christmas-eve-adventure/

http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/04/23/what-on-earth-is-this-springtime-surprise/

Author Interview Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/09/23/kidsbook-friends-exclusive-author-interview-julia-rawlinson-fletcher-and-the-falling-leaves/

 Aaron Reynolds

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Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/10/23/creepy-carrots-consider-the-carrots-point-of-view/

Author Interview Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/10/21/kidsbook-friends-exclusive-author-interview-with-aaron-reynolds/

Janee Trasler

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Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/10/03/chickies-series-board-books-cheep-books-are-the-best/

Author Interview Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/09/30/kidsbook-friends-exclusive-author-interview-janee-trasler-chickies-series/

Natasha Wing

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Book Link:
http://kidsbookfriends.com/2014/12/31/the-night-before-new-years-making-family-memories-till-midnight/

http://kidsbookfriends.com/2015/02/04/the-night-before-the-100th-day-of-school-100-days-older-smarter-cool/

http://kidsbookfriends.com/2015/02/10/the-night-before-valentines-day-cards-candy-hearts-cupid/

Author Interview…

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