Kid Lit Love: Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon

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 love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! So here isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon”

Kid Lit Love: A Morning With Grandpa

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 love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! So here isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: A Morning With Grandpa”

Katie’s Perfect Pancake Recipe

Hey! Would you like a free recipe card?  I’ve created these cute recipe cards with an image out of my picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker!  Send your mailing address to authorcynthiamackey@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send you one 🙂 Want to show your appreciation?  Follow me on Facebook!

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 #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!”

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!”

Summer Reading Challenge Week 4

Still going with the Summer Reading Challenge!   Week four already! The top of my list this week has to be Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld!  Book #22 Have you read this one?  If not, go to a library and find it… as soon as you can.  I’m sure the little ones inContinue reading “Summer Reading Challenge Week 4”

Summer Reading Challenge Week 3

Happy summer and welcome to my #PBHOT62 picture book challenge update!  I joined this Summer Reading Challenge  hosted by Rena Traxel.  By the end of the summer I will have read 62 picture books (maybe more) in a variety of interesting places.  Here’s my list of all the picture books and fun places I’ve been readingContinue reading “Summer Reading Challenge Week 3”