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Raspberry Reads Alphabet Fiesta

It's been a while since Rasberry has had a new book to read and she's come back with a doozy! Alphabet Fiesta by Anne Miranda is an English/Spanish alphabet story that was illustrated by young schoolchildren in Spain! Raspberry was very excited to learn that this book was illustrated by kids and thought that made… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Alphabet Fiesta

Children's Books, Interviews, KidLit, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Get To Know Me!

Universal By Design offers marketing services to writers to help them promote the books on which they've worked so hard. As part of this endeavor, UBD features a Writer of The Week segment in which they interview various authors. I was fortunate to have been interviewed by Melissa Dee at Universal and that video is… Continue reading Get To Know Me!

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Adult Literature

Raspberry Reads Being Fishkill

Currently on Raspberry's reading list: Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer. It's Raspberry's first YA novel and a great one to introduce her to the world of Young Adult literature. Being Fishkill is the story of Fishkill Carmel, a 13-year-old girl whose mother names her after a highway sign. After thirteen years of poverty, neglect, and verbal abuse, Carmel… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Being Fishkill

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors, Young Writers

Raspberry Reads Akea: The Power of Destiny

Anyone who's read Raspberry Sassafras: I Am A Cow knows that Raspberry has a soft spot for canines. So naturally, she's excited about adding Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade to her reading list. Akea is a Siberian Husky who was born into a family of sled dogs and a life which should have… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Akea: The Power of Destiny

Children's Books, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads The Secret No-Girls Club

Raspberry Sassafras is both pleased and proud to be introducing the first chapter book to her reading list, The Secret No-Girls Club by Rachel Cole. Raspberry loves a good secret and belonging to clubs, but she's not so sure how she feels about the "no girls" part and wonders if that applies to girl-cows as… Continue reading Raspberry Reads The Secret No-Girls Club

Children's Books, Creative Writing, KidLit, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads Beginning With Xs and Os: The Evolution of The Alphabet

Raspberry Sassafras is a bit of a word-nerd, loving all things word-related, even the letters that form them. So it's no wonder she's excited about going back to where it all began with Beginning With Xs and Os: The Evolution of the Alphabet by Etta Zasloff. This fictional story reveals the development of the alphabet, one… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Beginning With Xs and Os: The Evolution of The Alphabet

Children's Books, KidLit, Poetry, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads When I Get To Heaven

Today Raspberry is reading a very special book, one with a serious side that's told in a whimsical way. When I Get To Heaven by Angela Pullen Atherton came to be some five years ago when the author was with a company that was doing work with St. Jude's Hospital. In that hospital were children… Continue reading Raspberry Reads When I Get To Heaven