Sale: Katie Shaeffer

Hello Readers! Just want to let you know, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker is now $5.00 off on amazon.ca That’s 35 percent off the retail price!  Being Canadian is a really good thing. And by the way, Canada just celebrated its birthday…151 years young!

Wednesday Writing Update

Hello and Welcome! Thank you for stopping by.  My new plan for Wednesdays is to post weekly writing updates all summer.  Keeps me honest. Here goes… I’ve just revised a picture book story and posted it for feedback.  This is probably about the 8th revision, but who’s counting? I’m just now getting the art scanned forContinue reading “Wednesday Writing Update”

Kid Lit Love: Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I loved.  So January’s book is right here: Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi. There is something about walking through the woodsContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi”

Kid Lit Love: Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I loved.  So January’s book is right here: Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi. There is something about walking through the woodsContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi”

Raise a Reader Tip #3

Welcome to my Raise a Reader series where I share tips on encouraging early literacy.  Check back for a new tip each week! Tip #3: Let your child see you reading. It could be a book or a magazine but make sure your child sees that you like reading. When your kids are playing onContinue reading “Raise a Reader Tip #3”

Raise a Reader Series Tip #2

Welcome to my raise a reader series where I share tips on encouraging early literacy!  Check back weekly for my next tip. Tip #2 Start your reading routine early in your child’s life. The most important years to set your reading routine are the first six years of life.  You can start when your childContinue reading “Raise a Reader Series Tip #2”

Raise a Reader Series: Tip #1

Welcome to my Raise a Reader series where I share tips on encouraging your young child to get into reading!  Stop by weekly for simple tips. Tip #1 Make reading part of your routine. It doesn’t matter when but make it part of your day.  Every day.  You could do this first thing in the morning.Continue reading “Raise a Reader Series: Tip #1”

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!! If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join KatieContinue reading “August Giveaway!”