2014 Newbery and Caldecott Award Winners

Here is the list of the 2014 Newbery Medal and Honor Award Winners. I’m providing links to the books both on Amazon and on Audible, so you can pick your preferred method of “reading”.
If you are like me, I know you’ll want to snatch these up, partly for enjoyment, but also to learn from [...]

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Kindle Book: Dogs, dogs, Dogs - Free on Fridays in July

Just a quick post to say that Dogs, dogs, Dogs (on Kindle) will be free on Fridays in July.
The paperback version should be available on Amazon by July 25th! FINALLY!!! We had some challenges creating the paperback version. First the ratio of height to width had to change. The [...]

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Holy Cow — How Did We Miss THAT?

An Amazon reviewer commented that the word ‘Seuss” was misspelled on the cover of The Day I Met Dr. Seuss
My knee-jerk reaction was that the reviewer was wrong. They COULDN’T be right!!! or could they?
I looked.
I shrieked with horror!!!
They were right.
I dashed off an email to my cover creator who sent [...]

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Interview with Sammy the Bookworm

I bumped into Sammy the Bookworm on Goodreads and invited back here for the following quick interview. Sammy usually calls SammyTheBookworm.com home.
Me: So can you tell my readers, what IS Sammy the Bookworm?
Sammy: Sammy the Bookworm is me on a web page. It’s reviews of just about anything I’ve read recently and [...]

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More Self-Publishing Adventures

So I continue to make forward progress with self-publishing. I released Mattie Monster is Too HOT to Sleep
Hmm…. maybe I should have made that image a little smaller. Ah, well, next time. That’s the sequel to — there a smaller picture.
I have one more Mattie Monster book [...]

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Dogs, dogs, Dogs — Funny and Free

Dogs, dogs, Dogs is funny AND free, today (Jan 31st) and tomorrow (Feb 1).
Don’t despair if you missed it, it’s pretty cheap the rest of the time too.
Don’t despair if you don’t have a Kindle, you can read Kindle books on your computer, by downloading the free application Kindle for PC

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My Kindle Sales Pick Up

Well good news and more good news has been the theme of my children’s books on Kindle in January. I was pleasantly surprised at how well Mattie Monster is NOT Tired has done both with its cheapy 99 cent price and initially as a free download, where it climbed to #1 for Free Books [...]

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Dr Seuss or Harry Potter - a new opinion

Sorry, I was away for a few days and therefore delayed posting the latest opinion on Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
Harry Potter Builds Lifelong Readers & Thinkers
There is no denying the powerful influence of Dr. Suess. Back in the 1950s, kids learned [...]

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Dr. Seuss versus Harry Potter?

Here’s another response to my question of:
Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
I like the methodology of this response, weighing characters, plots and setting for each. Well, without further ado, here it is:
How can I begin to compare the works of Dr. Seuss and [...]

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Harry Potter vs. Dr. Seuss, Part II

So I asked, in my last post
Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
and invited others to weigh in with their opinions. Dr. Seuss is currently winning by a landslide. I’ll have to beat the bushes to find some J.K. Rowling fans. Surely [...]

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Harry Potter vs. Dr. Seuss

It’s an absurd question really — an apples and oranges comparison, but I’ll ask it anyway:

Harry Potter books or Dr. Seuss books - which have had the most impact on kids’ reading?
And, since this is my blog, I’ll post my answer to this question first:
I believe that books by Dr. Seuss have had the [...]

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How I Became a Bestselling Author

First, what I didn’t do.
I did not become a bestselling author by:
- paid reviews
- carefully researching niches in Amazon until I found one that looked soft to break into the ‘bestseller’ rankings
- being rich, famous or having a big list who I could convince to buy my book
- offering fabulous bonuses if you [...]

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