Happy Book Birthday: MOON TREE – The Story of One Extraordinary Tree PLUS Giveaway

I’m always excited to sing Happy Birthday to new children’s books that are launching. But you’ll have to forgive me for being ESPECIALLY joyful today. The author of MOON TREE: The Story of One Extraordinary Tree was my #PBChat Mentee in 2020. And this was the manuscript that she submitted for the mentorship program. I fell in love with Carolyn Fraiser’s writing and I’m so thrilled that story is now a real live book!!!

Written by Carolyn Fraiser – Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani – Published by Reycraft Books
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Perfect Picture Book Friday: The Big Beach Cleanup Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. The temperatures in New England are pretty chilly and the ground is covered with snow. What better time to celebrate a brand-new book about sun and sand and ocean waves tickling our toes! I grew up in New York City and spent many summer days on the beach at Coney Island. But beaches all over the world fall victim to thoughtless visitors who head home leaving cans, bottles, plastic bags, and many other types of garbage. Sadly, not only does it look disgusting, but that litter poses life-threatening health hazards for the creatures who inhabit the ocean, as well as those who live in the sand. Today’s wonderful book by debut picture book author Charlotte Offsay turns the spotlight on that problem and offers a solution! PLUS, she and her publisher are offering a copy of THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP as a giveaway. Make sure you leave a comment below.

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: SALAMANDER SKY Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday!

One of the first bloggers I connected with many years ago was already a published author. Her blog, Non-Toxic Kids, was near and dear to my heart. So when I discovered she had a picture book debut earlier this year, I knew I wanted to feature it here. And author Katy has graciously agreed to host a giveaway – she has several books and I’m not sure which one she will send the winner – don’t you love surprises!!!!

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Written by Katy Farber

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