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Book trailer video for My Dog Is the Best

I LOVE this book trailer for My Dog Is the Best! Not just because it’s adorable (it is), or because it’s my first book trailer (yep), but because so many special people helped make it a reality. First, check it out: Isn’t that CUTE? Of course, huge thanks to Paul Schmid for providing the art. My sweet husband recorded the audio (with my awesome sister-in-law’s help) of my darling niece “reading” the book: She’s too young to read just yet, so she memorized the whole thing! Continue reading →

Eureka! Nonfiction Honor Award for Emmanuel’s Dream

I’m thrilled to announce that Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah has been selected to receive a 2015 Eureka! Honor Book Award from the California Reading Association. The California Reading Association has established this award to celebrate and honor nonfiction children’s books. The Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award will assist teachers, librarians, and parents in identifying outstanding nonfiction books for their students and children. And, it means a shiny new sticker for the cover! Emmanuel’s Dream is in some excellent company, too! Click here Continue reading →

MY DOG IS THE BEST news and #giveaways!

It’s almost release day for MY DOG IS THE BEST, available Tuesday, June 9th! Here’s what the critics have had to say so far: “… the simplicity of both the words and the pictures creates a charming, toddler-sized ode to man’s best friend.” —Booklist “This simple, quiet story conveys the enduring bond between child and dog, with the added appeal of a joke that younger children just beginning to understand humor can enjoy.” —Kirkus Reviews “Though ‘a boy and his dog’ may not be a Continue reading →

Interview with author Susan Lynn Meyer

I recently posted a review of a fiction picture book called NEW SHOES. I love the book so much, and today I’m thrilled to welcome the author, Susan Lynn Meyer, to the blog! Susan was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know her a little better. I know I did! LT: Welcome, Susan! I’m so excited to learn more of the story behind the story of NEW SHOES. SLM: Hi Laurie! Thanks so much for your interest Continue reading →

Review: NEW SHOES by Susan Lynn Meyer

It’s not easy to write a picture book for young kids that tackles a tough subject in an age-appropriate way. And it’s even harder to do so while still being entertaining. NEW SHOES by Susan Lynn Meyer does all of that and more, and it does it so very beautifully. Publisher’s summary: Set in the South during the time of segregation, this lushly illustrated picture book brings the civil rights era to life for contemporary readers as two young girls find an inventive way to Continue reading →