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

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, Creative Writing, KidLit, Poetry, Raspberry Reads, Uncategorized, Writers and Authors

Raspberry Reads Pizza Woman

There once was a woman named Lisa, And she could never find peace, She was a woman whose head was a pizza, And her body was made out of cheese... And so begins the tale of Pizza Woman by Gareth Barsby, a book that Raspberry is thoroughly enjoying, even if it does make her a… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Pizza Woman

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

Raspberry Reads Ollie Discovers the Planets

Raspberry Sassafras thinks the book she's reading today is just out of this world. Literally! Ollie Discovers the Planets, written by Anya Acres and illustrated by Megan Elizabeth, tells the story of an adventurous little alien, Ollie, who is both inquisitive and fearless. He lives with his mum and dad on a little planet, just… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Ollie Discovers the Planets

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

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