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Raspberry Reads Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure

Raspberry Sassafras is all kinds of excited about Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure by Shari Tharp. First, Gertrude and Toby live on a farm, which brings back many happy memories of Raspberry's early, pre-city days. Next, like her own books, Gertrude and Toby is also a series, with Friday Adventure being the first of three.… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Gertrude and Toby’s Friday Adventure

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Raspberry Reads A Walk Up Kinder Scout & Fun in Formby

After two days of two cats, today Raspberry Sassafras is excited to be reading two picture books about one dog named Breezie Boo, written by the dog's Mummy, Kate Robinson. In the first book, A Walk up Kinder Scout, Breezie Boo, the beagle, who loves to go on adventures,  dreams of her favorite place to… Continue reading Raspberry Reads A Walk Up Kinder Scout & Fun in Formby

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Raspberry Reads Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park and My Cat

Raspberry Sassafras has cracked the cover on a new book. Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park and My Cat by Maria Rosario is a doubly-delightful picture book that offers the main story and a mini-story. In the primary tale, Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park, the kids are excited that their mom is taking… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Kayla and Isaiah: Going to the Park and My Cat

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Raspberry Reads Orangutan: A Day in the Forest Canopy

Today we find Raspberry Sassafras living vicariously through the pages of Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy. For though she longs to swing through the trees like a proper primate, sadly, Raspberry lacks the necessary opposable thumb. Orangutan is a picture book for kids up to age 8 and covers a day in the Borneo… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Orangutan: A Day in the Forest Canopy

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Raspberry Reads Rainbow Monsters

Today, Raspberry Sassafras is reading Sylva Fae's Rainbow Monsters and its sequel, Mindful Monsters. These fun, colorful books are aimed at children ages 3 to 7 and are suitable for bedtime stories, or as illustrated early readers. In addition to the rhyming story, each book has a puzzles and activities section at the back. Rainbow Monsters… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Rainbow Monsters

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A Whole New World

I've always considered writing a somewhat lonely business. Not the actual writing part. When a story is coming together, when the words are flowing, I'm in the zone. I can sit by myself and happily bang away on the keyboard for hours. Writing, editing, rewriting, polishing that gem until it's as perfect and shiny as… Continue reading A Whole New World

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February Author Spotlight On Me!

Who knew I was such a big deal? Sincere thanks to Tiffany Turner at The Indie Children's Authors Connection for featuring me in the February Author Spotlight. The Indie Children's Authors Connection - February Featured Author By Tiffany Turner Head Writer/Editor of the Indie Children’s Authors Connection Blog I'm proud to introduce a fabulous writer.… Continue reading February Author Spotlight On Me!