Happy Book Birthday: WHEN YOUR DADDY’S A SOLDIER Plus Giveaway

Grab a box of tissues, dear friends…we are singing Happy Book Birthday to a new book that will touch your heart!

Written by Gretchen McLellan – Illustrated by EG Keller – Published by Viking Books for Young Readers

I absolutely love the cover – and the story is so heartfelt…kid-friendly and relatable!
Here’s a few words about the book from the Amazon sales page:

A lyrical, moving story about a family’s experience at home during their dad’s time away at war.

For one young boy and his family at home, the days pass slowly. That’s because when your daddy’s a soldier and he’s away at war, you can’t wait for him to come home so you can be together again. 
This poignant and impactful story, inspired by the author’s lived experiences, captures the essence of the daily heartache, fear, joy, and uncertainty that a child whose parent has gone off to war must live with. 

When new books launch, there are a few things we can do to help:
1. Buy a copy – for yourself or a friend or to donate to a children’s hospital, women’s shelter, or other worthy organization.
2. Review the book – on Amazon or Goodreads…reviews really do help books and their authors and illustrators.
3. Tell friends about the book.
4. Ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection.

Please make sure you leave a comment – awesome author Gretchen is offering a giveaway of a copy of this beautiful SEL book. And I hope you all have a wonderful week.


Why am I smiling?
I’m smiling because even though the world is often a sad and challenging place, writers keep on writing and illustrators keep on illustrating and publishers keep on publishing beautiful books for young children.
And today we are unveiling the wonderful cover of a brand-new book from Gretchen McLellan, illustrated by EG Keller, published by Viking Books for Young Readers.

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