Two Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! Only two more days until the book birthday for THE LULLABY MONSTERS! Yay! And that’s when the giveaway starts so be sure to come back for a chance to win. I hope you’ve been enjoying meeting all the characters and getting a sneak peek into their world.

Meet Thomas!

  • Name: Thomas (means twin)
  • Age: 5 years
  • Birthplace: Fern-wood
  • Hobby: Teddy Bear collector
  • Greatest Fears: Monsters and stormy nights
  • Favorite Food: Jelly Sandwiches
  • Favorite Lullaby: Goodnight Thomas (the one Kelsey sings every night)

We’ve been meeting each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

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.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and 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

Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome here any time. I hope you’ll join me Mondays for my Kid Lit Love series where I feature new release children’s book from fellow authors and illustrators. There are some great books coming out this year!

Three Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and can hardly believe there’s only 3 more days until The Lullaby Monsters, my new early chapter book/picture book hybrid is out in the world. I hope you are enjoying meeting the characters one by one. Starting on June 30th, the book’s birthday, there will be a giveaway to celebrate so be sure and stop by here to enter and win 3 great new children’s books for summer reading.

Meet Flon!

  • Name: Flon (means gift of God)
  • Age: 5.5
  • Birthplace: Lullaby Town
  • Hobby: Collecting Comic Books
  • Greatest Fear: Scraped Knees
  • Favorite Food: Monster Pie
  • Favorite Lullaby: Hush Little Monster

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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Synopsis:

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.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and 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 2020

Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome any time. Have a wonderful day!

Five Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m glad you’re here and I can hardly believe there’s only 5 days to go until the book release for THE LULLABY MONSTERS! I hope you’ll enjoy meeting all the characters and getting a peek into their world.

Meet Brio!

  • Name: Brio (means zest)
  • Age: 4 years
  • Birthplace: Castletown
  • Hobby: Hosting Tea Parties
  • Greatest Fear: Darkness
  • Favorite Food: Monster Size Smoothies
  • Favorite Lullaby: The Three Little Monsters
THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

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.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and 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 2020

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back on June 30th when the giveaway begins. You’ll get a chance to win a signed copy of the book and some free book swag! All that PLUS two more new release picture books for summer reading!!

You are welcome here any time! Feel free to leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!

Six Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and I am so stoked that there’s only 6 days to go until the release of THE LULLABY MONSTERS, my picture book/early chapter book hybrid. I hope you’ll enjoy meeting all the characters including each and every one of the cute little monsters on the cover!

Meet Jazz!

  • Name: Jazz (means vitality)
  • Age: 2.5 years
  • Birthplace: Monster-ville
  • Hobby: Playing Kazoo
  • Greatest Fear: Wasp stings
  • Favorite Food: Jelly Sandwiches
  • Favorite Lullaby: Rock-a-bye Monster

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

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.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and 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 2020

If you stop by the blog on June 30th, that’s when my giveaway begins! I will be giving away a copy of the book, some book swag PLUS two more new release picture books for summer reading!

Thanks for reading! You are welcome here any time. Have a wonderful day!

Seven Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and I’m so excited that there’s only 7 more days until my picture book/early chapter book release THE LULLABY MONSTERS! This is a longer than usual picture book divided into chapters for added suspense. It is a big like FROG AND TOAD. At the same time, there are plenty of illustrations for little ones to enjoy and in its larger format, it will work well for group story times in classrooms and libraries.

Meet Trixie! Fun facts about Trixie the monster…

  • Name: Trixie (she who brings happiness)
  • Age: 3 years
  • Birthplace: Cavern City
  • Hobby: Tricycle Racing
  • Greatest Fear: Thunderstorms
  • Favorite Foods: Peas and Broccoli
  • Favorite Lullaby: Monster-town Ride

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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Synopsis:

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.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and 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 2020

Thank you so much for stopping by! On June 30th, the book birthday, we’ll celebrate here with a giveaway. There will be a chance to win a copy of the book and some awesome book swag! PLUS there will be two more new release picture books in the prize package for your summer reading.

Feel free to leave a comment. You are welcome back any time!

Eight Days until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and thrilled to begin our 8 day countdown to the book release of THE LULLABY MONSTERS, my early chapter book/picture book hybrid for children 5-8 years illustrated by Paula Nasmith. We’re going to meet each character one at a time as we count down to the book birthday and I share their back story with you. Yay!!

Meet Gunther! Here are some fun facts about Gunther…

  • Name: Gunther means ‘warrior’
  • Age: 7.5 years
  • Birthplace: Starry-ville
  • Hobby: Opera singer
  • Greatest fear: Stormy nights
  • Favorite Food: Ice Scream
  • Favorite Lullaby: Baa Baa Purple Sheep

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

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.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and 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 2020

And if you return to the blog on June 30th, book release day, you get a chance to enter to win a copy of the book, some awesome book swag, PLUS two more new release picture books for summer reading!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment. You are welcome back any time!

Kid Lit Love: Finn Finds a Friend by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John

Welcome to Friday’s Kid Lit Love!  Today I’m reviewing FINN FINDS A FRIEND by Jenna Grodzicki and Alexis St. John, published by Clear Fork Publishing.

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My Review:

In a blend of fiction and non-fiction, Jenna Grodzicki tells the story of Finn, the playful lemon shark. Finn tries to play with other creatures (lemon sharks, sea turtles, and even people) but has a few challenges finding a play mate. At first it seems no one wants to play with a lemon shark.  In the end, his sharp shark teeth save the day for a friendly dolphin caught in some seaweed, leading to a new friendship and new play opportunities.  Children are introduced to various creatures that swim in the ocean and Finn is a likeable character whose actions move the story forwards to a satisfying conclusion. The story provides an opportunity for children to learn more about lemon sharks that they are not considered dangerous to people (or dolphins).

The illustrations by Alexis St. John show the wonderful undersea world. This would be a great book for teachers and parents to add to their library.

Introducing….author Jenna Grodzicki!  Welcome, Jenna!

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What’s the best thing about being a writer?

There are so many things I love about being a writer. I love the excitement of a new idea. There is so much possibility with each tiny spark. I love visiting schools and sharing my books with children. I was an elementary teacher for 15 years, so I really enjoy spending time with young readers. And I love being a part of this amazing kidlit community. The friends I’ve made have been invaluable in helping me grow as both a writer and a person. 

Where does your inspiration come from?

My children are a constant source of inspiration. But my ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere. I’ve come up with ideas while at the beach, walking my dog, listening to a conversation, and in the shower, to name a few. I’ve woken up in the middle of the night on many occasions with a new story just bursting to get on paper. I carry a small notebook in my purse, so if inspiration strikes, I can quickly jot it down.

Which books are on your reading list?

There are so many books on my TBR list, and everyday it gets longer and longer. I just started readingThe Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta. I had to wait until my daughter was done with it! I really enjoy YA, and I can’t wait for Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas.  For picture books, I’m looking forward to Jess Keating’s Cute as an Axolotl, Melissa Stoller’s Scarlet’s Magic Paintbrush, and Josh Funk’s Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude. And of course, my son and I are dying to read Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas.

Those sound like great books.  Thanks for joining us today, Jenna!

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