Baby Bumps And Books

I recently put together a guest post for The Raise Foundation. It's a non-profit organization that supports and assist victims of child abuse. I was really please that they reached out to me. My posts will be featured the first Monday of every month. I wanted to share with you my very first post. My goal with regards to my posting will be to encourage parents to read to their children and why it's so important. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. ...more
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The Importance of Reading to Our Children

I was born into a family of writers and linguists, and I grew up surrounded by books and manuscripts. Reading and writing was a part of our family life. On weekends, my father would take us to a bookstore so we could browse books, and buy one or two to read during the week. On school nights, I read under the covers with a flashlight, and got lost in the pages of A Little Princess or the Nancy Drew series. A shy child, I would read during recess. Books were my friends....more
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Kathryn Kessler Author Highlight

 The Neophyte Writer & Kristi's Book Nook Presents Canadian Author Kathryn Kessler And Her Adventures With Marvin....more

Author Gina LoBiondo

Title: Pegasus A Dragon's TaleAuthor: Gina LoBiondoIllustrator: Stephanie ZuppoPublisher: Nephthys PublicationsISBN: 9780982264829Review:...more

20 books that I hope my son reads when he’s older, part I

It’s not exactly a big secret that I love reading (also – that would be a pretty weird thing for me to keep secret). I’m 30 and I still get crushes on fictional characters, although maybe I have better taste now than I did as a moony teenager in love with Holden Caulfield. One of my greatest hopes for Theo is that he will grow up to love books even a fraction as much as I do. In light of that fact, I’ve created a list of 20 books that I loved when I was a kid as a sort of starting point for Theo’s future reading career. Because it’s never too early for this sort of thing, right?...more

He's Only the Ghost of a Giant

In this Chapter, the writings of past Giants told that villagers begin acting very strangely if they see even so much as a hint or shadow of a Giant! He read that the elder villagers begin running around like crazy to grab up the younger ones then rush them into their little cottages before Giants can even get near enough to say, “Hello!” or “How do you do?” He read that they slam their doors and close their shutters and they don’t venture back out until they feel certain that whatever Giant was looming around has long been gone. ...more
 @Red Dirt Kelly This is a live blog from the writers conference last year ...more

Author Highlight: C. J. Carter

Junior Dragster Dreams: How Sam Found His Own Ride by C. J. Carter focuses on overcoming obstacles, uncovering family secrets and finding out who you really are. ...more

Author Highlight: Sherrill S. Cannon

The Magic Word, Santa's Birthday Gift, Gimme Jimmy, Peter And The Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S. Cannon focus on teaching children manners and how to be considerate towards others....more

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak's books will live forever, but we still miss him so! In memory of the beloved author I created the image below.But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go - we’ll eat you up - we love you so!”And Max said, “No!”...more