Book Reviews Help Authors and Readers

Did you know that most authors rely on book reviews? Book reviews make the book more visible to the reader. They help with sales. They help guide readers towards making an appropriate choice. It gives the reader an idea of what the book will be about and who might enjoy the book. If there areContinue reading “Book Reviews Help Authors and Readers”

Lego Inspiration at the Sidney Museum

Here’s a wonderful event that we are so lucky to have here in Sidney! On now through March at the Sidney Museum, there is a popular Lego Exhibition. https://sidneybia.ca/calendar-event/lego-exhibition/ Have a look at all of the displays and be inspired to see what you can create. At our house, we have quite a lego collectionContinue reading “Lego Inspiration at the Sidney Museum”

The Power of Picture Books

Early interactions are important for young children ages 1 to 6 years and picture books or board books can bring together adults and children for a cozy experience that can strengthen relationships and prepare children for school and success in life. I love the power of picture books and this is a big reason whyContinue reading “The Power of Picture Books”

Music for Young Children

Hey! I just wanted to let you know that my Saturday Music Classes for 3-5 year olds will be starting again in January at the Brentwood School of Music with a maximum of 6 children per class. https://www.brentwoodschoolofmusic.com/programs. You can register through Panorama Recreation Centre. Registration is open now! https://www.crd.bc.ca/panorama If the class fills up,Continue reading “Music for Young Children”

Grinched – The Panto

Here’s a great community event coming up. Did you know that Grinched – The Panto is on at Mary Winspear in Sidney? You can get tickets for under $20 dollars per person. It will surely be a great family event during the holiday season. December 26, 27 and 28. http://www.marywinspear.ca/event/grinched-panto-1

The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

In this night time adventure, big sister 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, especially since monsters are the one thing she fears.  When Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen, KelseyContinue reading “The Lullaby Monsters by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith”

Book Cover News!

After a long delay, I finally have news on the next book cover. I had asked people to let me know which image they prefer for the back cover. I got some feedback through my blog, instagram, facebook and in person. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/authorcynthiamackey.com/1905 And a decision has been made! The front cover is still top secretContinue reading “Book Cover News!”