Books for Kids

Books for kidsBOOKS FOR KIDS

While there are many books for kids to consider on the market, I would like to introduce the award winning children’s book, Saltwater Taffy.  This epic adventure novel follows the lives of five young friends as they uncover a treasure map once belonging to Jean Lafitte, the great New Orleans pirate.

Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy is now Read more

Accelerated Reader Picks Saltwater Taffy

Accelerated Reader Picks Saltwater Taffy

Accelerated Reader Saltwater TaffyAccelerated Reader picks Saltwater Taffy for it’s list of award-winning children’s books.  This is a SAWEET honor for us to be on the Accelerated Reader list because now children across the country can be rewarded for reading Saltwater Taffy.

For those of you who aren’t aware of this list, the Accelerated Reader program is a software assessment tool that assesses a student’s reading level, suggests titles of books at that level, and then assess whether a student has completed reading the book by asking a series of quiz questions.  The program is highly popular around the country because it enhances the reading skills of the students as well as the teaching experience.  It creates reading independence among students and accountability, which is perfect for reluctant readers.  If you are looking for books for kids, Saltwater Taffy is a perfect read for kids.

Award Winning Childrens Book


To be one of the many Award Winning Childrens Books on the market today is cool, but the latest review for Saltwater Taffy is super SAWEET cool.  The review of Saltwater Taffy by Dr. Karen P, a reviewer from Readers Favorite council who has spent a lifetime working with children and families, dissects the purpose of Saltwater Taffy down to a SAWEET T.  She wrote a long review, but for the sake of your time, here is the first sentence in the review:

“Saltwater Taffy” by Eric Delabarre is one of the best children’s
books I’ve read in years!

Award Winning Children's BooksGetting a childrens book review like this from someone who professionally counsels children is awesome.  Being an award winning children’s book author is super cool awesome, but I am always thrilled when a reviewer really “gets” the purpose of this Middle Grade Adventure Novel.

As an author of books for kids, the one thing on my mind when I’m writing is to make sure I entertain the reader.  The idea of inspiring a young mind is amazing.  The possibilities are endless.  Imagine creating a lasting impression on a young mind?  An impression that can last a lifetime…is awesome!

I’m glad you enjoyed the adventure Karen!  You can read her review of Saltwater Taffy on the Readers Favorite website and hey, if you love books, you can become a reviewer or follow them on Facebook!

Nautilus Book Awards WINNER


Saltwater Taffy wins The Nautilus Book Awards Silver Medal!  The Nautilus Book Awards recognizes books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the “imagination” and offer the reader “new possibilities” for a better life and a better world.

Past winning authors of this award include Deepak Chopra, Lynn Twist, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Eckhart Tolle, and Thich Nhat Hanh.  We are super excited to receive this Nautilus Award!  Thank you to the voting council and here’s to our next adventure!

This marks the third book award for Saltwater Taffy and the year is still young.  Saltwater Taffy has also been chosen to be an Accelerated Reader title across the country.  Endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year around the country, Saltwater Taffy is a book for the entire family to enjoy.

Author Visits

Saltwater TaffyAUTHOR VISITS

Author visits can be some of the most rewarding moments as a children’s book author.  You get one on one time with your readers and you never know, you just might change the life of a student before you leave the school.

If your School, PTA, Book Club, or School Library is looking for an exciting author visit, here is a glimpse into the style of Eric DelaBarre, the award-winning author of Saltwater Taffy, and how he talks to middle school students across the country.

Hear what Chimacum Middle School Principal said about Eric’s recent author visit:

“I loved watching my students shower Eric with their love.  The excitement and engagement levels were through the roof — I have no doubt that every child in that auditorium will remember the day Eric DelaBarre came to Chimacum.  And that is what school should be about: creating powerful, memorable, emotional learning experiences that our children carry with them for a lifetime.”

Whitney E. Meissner, Ed.D.
– Principal
Chimacum High School
Chimacum Middle School
Chimacum Pi Program

Visiting Port Hadlock with Saltwater Taffy