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Wings of Fire, All-Time Fave series for all 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, Fan Page for Wings of Fire by Laurel Childress
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  • Reading Rocks in Rockford, featured author and vendor, Krause Memorial Library, June 3, 2020: 10 am-1 pm, Rockford, MI 
  • Baltimore Book Fest, Nov. 1-3, Baltimore, MI 
  •  Speaker, Great Lakes Regional ABA Heartland 2019 Fall Forum, American Booksellers Association, Oct. 3-4, 2019, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH
  • MAME 2020: Michigan Association for Media Professionals in Education, vendor and attendee
  • Green Lake Art Fair, with Smoke on the Water BBQ, Aug. 3, 2019, 8 am - 5 pm
  • May TBD, PodCast Interview on Children's Publishing, 

  • Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, June 2, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Faculty Instructor, PENCON, May 3-5, 2018, Grand Rapids, MI  

  • The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Feb. 2-3, 2018, 10 am - 4 pm

  • Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, "How a Book is Made" & "Discernment in the Media," January 2018​ 

  • Kazoo Books Author Hop, Dec. 10, 2017, 11 am-1 pm

  • SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI, 2-4 pm

  • SCBWI-MI Merry Mitten Holiday event, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI, Dec. 1, 2017, 6-9 pm 

  • Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL), Aug. 5, 2-4 pm  

  • Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Aug 7, Grand Haven, MI
  • Kerrytown BookFest. Sept. 10, 2017, 10:30 am -5 pm, Ann Arbor, MI
  • SCBWI MI Conference, "Gathering at the Grand," Sept. 15-16, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI
  • ALA Summer Conference 2017, June 22-26, Chicago, IL
  • June 3, 2017, Reading Rocks Rockford, Krause Memorial Library, Rockford, MI
  • June 21-22, “Build-a-Book” & “How a Book is Made,” Brownsburg Public Library (Indianapolis)
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Dec. 10, 2016, The Bookman, SCBWI-MI PAL Merry Mitten Holiday, Grand Haven, MI
  • More events can be found on my LinkedIn page @kbchild
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Find Your Future in STEAM
Twitter Party 2020 #ReadYourWorld
Michigan Association of Media in Eduction
Reviews by ChildressInk.com intern extraordinaire

The legend of the fairy stones 

​​Trending: ABA titles tackling themes of faith

One Writer's Musings 

#ReadYourWorld2020

Barnes & Noble Bookseller Favorite Pick
Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Best Interior Design
Children's Bookwatch, Midwest Book Reviews
Gale/Cengage Learning’s Book Review Index
Readers’ Favorite Five-starred Review
Cool Book of the Week, JuliasBookbag.com
BookExpo/ALA Combined Book Exhibit at Summer, 2019
New Title Showcase, BookExpo America 2019
LitPick.com Featured Selection

Love your library! 

 I lived at the library as a child, riding my bike there nearly every day. Check your local library for free events, story time, writing contests, technological and researching resources, and, of course, books.

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Michigan Association of Media in Education
Apple and Annie, the Hamster Duo
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April 23, 2020 #WorkPlaceSuperstars

Legend of the Fairy Stones receives Purple Dragonfly Award for Excellence in Illustration and Contribution to Children’s Literature in Art Education, Honorable Mention, awarded by Story Monsters Ink. Traditionally published by Morgan James Kids, division of Morgan James Publishing. Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com. #KidLit #KellyWhite #Cool #IllustrationAward #StoryMonstersInk

Betty the Bearded Dragon

Truman the Dog, Book 1 in the My Furry Foster Family Series, by Debbi Michiko Florence, illustrated by Melanie Demmer

The Takano’s family’s first rescue pet is a dog Kaita name’s Truman—for tricks and trouble! Any dog owner will lough-out-loud as Truman goes through all the difficulties of being in a scary, new situation, and readers will cheer Kaita on as she win his heart and trust... read more on this and all four titles in the series.

Michigan Association of Media in Eduction
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Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear Press

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Spotlight Feature on Morgan James Kids