BOOK REVIEW of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter

Hello and Happy Friday! I’m pleased to post my review of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and Kelly Murphy, published by Candlewick Press, 2021. Before I get to the review, let me put in my two cents towards the importance of reviewing the books you read. It is so easy to takeContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW of DAKOTA CRUMB: Tiny Treasure Hunter”

Author of Two Children’s Books

Hello Readers, I’m back from a summer blog break! It’s sometimes hard for me to believe but I’m now the author of two children’s books, KATIE SHAEFFER, PANCAKE MAKER and THE LULLABY MONSTERS. Huge thanks to Paula Nasmith, who did the illustration work and collaborated with me on both books! What did I do toContinue reading “Author of Two Children’s Books”

Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway Winners Announced!

Announcing the winners of the Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway March/April 2021.

Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway!

It is time for our Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway. It has been such fun to feature all these amazing new authors and illustrators from the Kid Lit community. In celebration of spring and our growing village of children’s book writers and illustrators, We are super excited to offer the following prizes: Prize 1: PictureContinue reading “Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway!”

Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker: Read Aloud

Hello Readers! Pancake Day is February 16, 2021 and I’ve uploaded a read aloud video for you to enjoy! Katie Shaeffer, read by the author, (that’s me!) is a great book for your 3-8 year old, especially those who enjoy characters like Jillian Jiggs. And yes, those are my very dry hands in the video.Continue reading “Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker: Read Aloud”

Katie Shaeffer on Family Book Club

Exciting News! Megan at Fairy Tailed Wish has included my lovely picture book, KATIE SHAEFFER PANCAKE MAKER in her Family Book Club and will have a feature on the book on September the 7th! Woohoo! It seemed like a good fit for Megan’s Family Book Club because it lends itself well to family activities likeContinue reading “Katie Shaeffer on Family Book Club”

Giveaway Time!

Okay, I’m a little behind schedule with my giveaway but here we go! This is great for picture book lovers, teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents. You can win Picture the Sky, by Barbara Reid and a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! The winner will also receive a pdf copy of my story stretchersContinue reading “Giveaway Time!”