Monday, August 18, 2008

God Gave us Heaven

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book's FIRST chapter!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and his/her book:

God Gave Us Heaven

WaterBrook Press (August 19, 2008)


Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Visit the author's website.


Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Visit the illustrator's website.

Poduct Details:

List Price: $10.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (August 19, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400074460
ISBN-13: 978-1400074464


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Children Authors on TV: Dr. Dawn Huebner

What To Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep, by Dawn Huebner
Dr. Dawn Huebner, author of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series whose most recent book is What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep will be on the Today Show between 8 and 9pm EST).

Marketing Tips for Children Book Writers

BEA in L.A.: 'Thought Leadership' in Children's Bookstores

At the BEA panel Give It Away to Get It Back: Using 'Thought Leadership' to Build Your Children's Business, Kristin McLean, executive director of the Association of Booksellers for Children, defined "thought leaders" as people "widely recognized for innovative ideas that they share broadly with their organization or community."Click Jennifer M. Brown(Shelf Awareness) to read entire article.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crayola Toys R Us Chalk Event Tomorrow

Toys R Us

Crayola Sponsored Instore Event at Toy's R US Tomorrow from Noon to 2pm. Selah and I will be there. We have the 3-D Chalk and love it. Can't wait to try out the other products.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fancy Nancy at Target

Selah and I were summer toy shopping in Target when we saw Fancy Nancy in all her splendor! If you have a daughter from 3-8 (My daughter is 8) they will love Fancy Nancy. We have had tea parties, craft parties and Girl Scout parties with the Fancy Nancy Theme. But the books are the best. Girls learn new words. They also learn that it is okay to girly, and individual, and thoughtful.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Children Book Bonanza: P is for Princess

This morning I took Selah to her School's Scholastic Book Fair and I found some great buys. All books were half off and it was get one free, so I loaded up on hardbacks, especially the Caldecott Honors and Coretta Scott King Award books. Can't get enough of those, but the book that I can't put down is my spotlight for today, and perhaps...the start of a new bimonthly feature here at CFB and possibly a new blog. Children Book Bonanza. The book I'm so excited about is P Is for Princess: A Royal Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets)

Dr. Steven and Deborah Layne wrote this book. Please visit Dr. Layne's site if you want to help to encourage your children to love reading. I am a huge fan now.

The best advice he gave to me as a parent that you can download from his site free here is to schedule a reading night just like a soccer practice or ballet. I am book fool. I host a reader series and never thought of that. Bananas!

What I loved most about this book is that it's multicultural. It is a great geography primer. You learn about Russia, China, Asia, Africa, the Middle East. You learn about fairy tale origin, greek mythology in a way that isn't so overtop an eight-year-old would hate it. Love it!

Robert and Lisa Papp the artists did a wonderful job capturing the glorious beauty that reminds of what a princess should possess. Here are a few pics courtesy of his site.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Children's Choice Book Awards

Awards: Children's Choice Book Awards

Winners of the first annual Children's Choice Book Awards--a new component of Children's Book Week--were announced by the Children's Book Council (CBC), in association with the CBC Foundation.

Ian Falconer won the Illustrator of the year award for Olivia Helps with Christmas (S&S) and J.K. Rowling was named author of the year for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Scholastic).

Award-winning titles included Frankie Stein by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry (Marshall Cavendish Corporation) in the kindergarten-second grade category; Big Cats by Elaine Landau (Enslow Publishers) for third-fourth grade; and Encyclopedia Horrifica by Joshua Gee (Scholastic) for fifth-sixth grade.

Children nationwide cast nearly 55,000 votes at bookstores, school libraries and at The awards ceremony was held in New York and hosted by Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Courtesy of Shelf Awareness

Monday, May 12, 2008

MomFest 2008

Welcome to my new blog, Kiddie Books. I have been praying and waiting for a good time to build a blog devoted to mothers who love to read to their children. So in honor of this year's Mommyfest I decided to do it. The blog's layout will change and be complete by June 1. This week you can hang out with me at Christian Fiction Blog or find me chilling at the MommyFest Blog Party.