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, 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, Creative Writing, KidLit, Storytellers, Uncategorized, Young Writers

Storytellers: Fly Story

I am so happy and thrilled to have the first submission to Storytellers to share with you. Fly Story comes from Tom who is seven years old and lives in Australia. I love his story and I think you will, too. Please use the Like button and comments section to let our first storyteller know… Continue reading Storytellers: Fly Story

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 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

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

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

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

Perhaps I Whined Too Soon … plus Bonus News!

Yesterday I published a bit of a good news/bad news post. The good news was that my site's new feature, Raspberry Reads, was doing well and people were submitting their books to take advantage of the opportunity to have them promoted, no strings attached. The bad news was that my other feature, Storytellers, was doing… Continue reading Perhaps I Whined Too Soon … plus Bonus News!