Books by Cynthia

Coming in Summer of 2024 with Yeehoo Press, IF A BUMBLEBEE LANDS ON YOUR TOE…

Release Date: Summer of 2024

The Lullaby Monsters

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The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith


In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

A hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book , this book will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 30, 2020


 Colleen S, Reviewer

Monsters are always a good start to a children’s book. Especially when they are a cute and a little mischievous. These monsters were delightful. The story was cute and short and the illustrations were colorful and kept my child’s (3) attention.

 Alyssa B, Librarian
Oh those rascally little monsters…I want to see what happens next. Cute story, loved all the repetition between Thomas and the little monsters.

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5.0 This is a fantastic story with clear easy-to-understand language that makes a great book for children to read on their own! The story is fun and interesting. The illustrations were wonderful and fun!


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Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker

Release date: April 24, 2017


Katie is too young to use the stove so she dreams of making her very own pancakes. Join Katie and her friend Baxter in this fun story as they use a passion for collecting and building to find a way to realize Katie‛s pancake dream!
This upbeat energetic tale with great potential for reading aloud will appeal to adults and young children alike. The book includes a predictable rhyme that will have children chiming in as the story unfolds. Children will celebrate with Katie and Baxter as their pancake dream becomes reality! Recipe included.


5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful and original story! Reviewed in Canada on May 1, 2017 This book is delightful and original. It inspires children to be inventive, resourceful, and innovative. Katie, the protagonist, is full of spunk and charisma. She demonstrates exception problem solving in this fun and charming story.

5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely story written with great rhythm and juicy language Reviewed in Canada on April 9, 2017 A lovely story written with great rhythm and juicy language. A bit of magic mixed in with things kids love (like lots of pancakes!) makes it a fun read.

Stefanie Hitchborn 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Reviewed in Canada on May 11, 2017 My four year old son loves this book! The catchy lines are definitely repeated around the house 🙂

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