Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hello March (and hopefully Spring soon) & our winner for this month

Hello March! 

Here in New England, it's still a bit cold (okay, today it was FREEZING!), but still, we are seeing some red robins about and also I've been watching "The Brittish Baking" show, so I might be slipping into a bit of an English/Scottish Accent (don't worry, I only try to attempt a phony one when we do our Renaissance Festivals here).

This brings me to our winner for this month.

"A world of Pausabilities" by Dr. Frank Sileo is "An Exerscise in Mindfulness).  Here is the link from -

Most kids don't realize what mindfulness is unless it comes from their parents, and these days it doesn't hurt to have a bit of it with other kids.  Even if it's not my kiddo (and oh last week he got into serious trouble and got caught not once, not twice but THREE times by the School Principal - sigh), I try my best not to parent other kids, but sometimes you can do that in a kindly or polite way without being a jerk.

I know sometimes moms (and dads) have their days with their kiddos that they just can't take the pressure of daily life or even having kids have a breakdown/melt down (which happens at certain ages), it's okay to smile or share a giggle just to break the tension in the air.

I hope this book will help your kids learn about being mindful and look forward to next month!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Our first winner of 2017!

Wow, has it been a few months since I last posted?  Sorry about that, I guess I got a little caught up in all the Holiday stuff (we have two Holidays we celebrate in our house :)).

So with no further ado, we have a new winner of our Art Cover Contest!  It's "Prince Premie"

This was submitted by Claudie Lenart (the illustratrator), isn't it precious?  The medium is Wool - which I personally never heard of, but it's really neat!  I believe this author is out of Ontario, Canada!

So, go check this out!  I think your little guys will love it!

Until next month!  Keep reading!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Halloween everyone and Saga of a Princess

Happy Halloween everyone!

Let's keep reading to our kiddos and make sure that they also get books along with candy this Halloween!

This month, we ran another art cover contest and we got a clear winner!

Saga of a Princess by Judith Martin -find out more about this book on her website at

Maybe this will inspire your kids to read!

Until next month my friends, keep reading!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy Autumn and our Cover Winner for October!

Hello everyone!

Happy Autumn (well, here in New England it is anyway) along with the crisp weather (and rainy here) I am a little under the weather, and nothing picks up sick kiddos than a great picture book!

We ran another art cover contest this month and we have a winner!

"Princess Jellibean" by Cindi Handley Goodeaux

Go read to your kiddos!  Hope they are enjoying school - my son just started Middle School!  Yikes!  Right now we're reading "The Wizard Of Oz" and it is SOOOOO much different than the movie!  

Enjoy the fall everyone, I'll be back in November with another winner :)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Summer is all gone and School approaches - and another winner for Promoting Picture Books

Sigh, summer is all done.  Kids are heading back to school (if they haven't done so already!).

I had a pretty busy summer myself and there was an issue with my book so, now it is no longer on the shelves (I'm still processing what steps I need to take next, but don't worry, I have other plans for another book and I might re-publish it again even if I have to self publish it).

I've learned so many things about promoting picture books and I'm proud to say that I can help in some small way to promote other folks that work hard to get their works out there.

So, the winner of the September Cover Art contest was this:

Pretty huh?  I hope you all go check it out and help the kids get ready to go back to school this week!  

Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day - A Search and Find of Every Kind - Rosie Russel

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I ran another cover art contest, and this was the clear winner -
A Search and Find of Every Kind by Rosie Russell

Her website is here: booksbyrose

I want to wish you all a happy Spring - and to just let you all know now that I will be super busy come July and August (in my other life, we run small Renaissance Faires here in MA).

I hope you search and find a new book for your kids to read today!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Birds and sweet books

Ah, the sweet sounds of spring have arrived here in New England with all the birds chirping sweetly around, which brings us to this months winner of the Art Cover Contest:

"I Dreamed I Was a Bird":By Christopher P. Stanley and art by Alex LaVasseur
I wish I was a bird too so I can fly away...into the sunset - this looks like a lovely book- here is the  Amazon link 

I want to thank all of you for your continued support!  :)