The Story Behind the Story: The Hawk of the Castle

Recently, The Hawk of the Castle was featured on The Story Behind the Story on Literally Lynne Marie‘s blog. Many of you know my father was a falconer, but not many know of my unusual childhood filled with a menagerie of animals. My upbringing, in hindsight, filled my writer’s mind with bits of nesting scraps to later weave into stories. Learn all about why I wrote this beautiful book (as my father battled dementia), and how it came to be by clicking on the link above or the book page below.

Little Golden Book Love

“Joining the Little Golden Book family of authors and illustrators is a dream come true!”

Most of us can remember growing up with Little Golden Books, the little gems that captured our hearts at the store while our parents shopped. Books like The Poky Little PuppyScuffy the Tugboat and my favorite, Wonders of Nature, caught our attention with their distinctive gold foil spines, colorful illustrations, and exciting adventures. I remember scribbling my name in many Little Golden Books throughout my childhood. These little books were like friends.

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Babies Love Board Books! Swallow the Leader

We are happy to announce that SWALLOW THE LEADER is now in board book format! This is not a tiny board book but a 10 x 9 LAP Board Book that’s big enough for one-on-one fun or sharing with a group.  This edition is sure to elicit grabbing, chewing, giggling and hugging from the tiniest book lovers! Plus, look below for fun downloadable activity pages.

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Balloon Trees has a Birthday!

Hip Hip Hooray! I can’t believe it’s been seven years since Balloon Trees was released. Since then, I’ve had loads of fun sharing the story of how a balloon is made, from it’s beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory with kids of all ages! Read on for teacher guides and fun balloon crafts to share with your curious little ones.

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