Yes, I believe there is an art form to How To Be Happy. It’s called watching What you think…How you think…and from Where you think. As a children’s book author, I feel that it is my duty to teach children the joy of reading, but also how to be happy…now…and in the future.
Accelerated Reader Picks Saltwater Taffy
Accelerated 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.
Children’s book marketing is the most important element there is after you write a children’s book.
So, there you are, drained from giving your blood, sweat and tears to write the next great American best-selling children’s book, but what’s this? You have more work to do? I know, it’s hard to imagine, but it is true as the sky is blue. You see, the minute you finish your manuscript, you are only 10% there. You must now must up the strength to give another
Middle grade fiction, middle grade students, and middle grade literacy is the reason I became a children’s book author in the first place. The problem I have is all the violence we are feeding our middle grade children.
Over the weekend, my wife and I walked into a pizza joint to eat dinner and this was the first thing we saw; little boys holding guns while playing the arcade games. There is nothing wrong with arcade games, don’t get me wrong, but the image of this Tween holding a gun was…