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Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

Series: The Explorer Academy 
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​National Geographic 

A new picture book that made my heart melt upon reading is ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE, by Marcy Campbell and illustrated by Corinna Luvken (Dial, Aug. 14, 2018, ISBN-13: 9780735230378), a lovely, simply told story that every young reader understands, no matter what side of the monkey bars you’re on. Teaches kindness, empathy, imagination, understanding, service, forgiveness, and not judging based on appearances. More....

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ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE
By Marcy Campbell, illustrated by Corinna Luvken 
Dial, Aug. 14, 2018
ISBN-13: 9780735230378

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Needs some updating, currently scheduling Fall 2018 ;)

  • June 1, 2019, Reading Rocks in Rockford, Krauss Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • May TBD, PodCast Interview on Children's Publishing, 

  • June 2, 2018: Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

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

  • Dec. 10, 2017: Kazoo Books Author Hop, 11 am-1 pm: SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI 2-4 pm

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

  • Aug 5, 2-4 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 7, Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Grand Haven, MI
  • Sept. 10, 2017Kerrytown BookFest. Ann Arbor, MI, 10:30 am -5 pm
  • Sept. 15-16, 2017: SCBWI MI Conference, "Gathering at the Grand"
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer Conference 2017, 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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2018 Childress Ink Favorite Children's Books, Kid Lit for Kids of All Ages & the Adults in Their Lives

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christa kinde awarded second moonbeam,  ​The Three & Byways

Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review, Legend of the Fairy Stones

Animotion Festival 2018​,  Kalamazoo Valley Museum

I love reading, and I aim to pass the love along. So I have set for myself a Goodreads Goal to read 295 books in 2019 ... Challenge on!


I set the number myself based on an estimate of how many books I typically read in a year. Granted, some of these are picture books, and I am a very fast reader, but along with this goal I am also aiming to add new, daily reviews. Starting out, I will be adding to my 2018 Roundup of Favorite books of the year. With fiction and nonfiction for all ages, I will be sharing new roundups of craft books, short stories, graphic novels, which will also appear as Collections under my Genre tab. New, dedicated pages include National Geographic, Storey Publishing, and books on mental health and mindfulness. Check back frequently for new additions and giveaways, and happy reading! 

The Legend of the Fairy Stones breathes fresh air into a little-known tale about fairies. Author and collage artist Kelly Anne White cleverly wraps rhythmic verse around an astounding collection of artwork from the public domain. Anchored in visual and oral tradition, this truly beautiful re-imagining of a word-of-mouth folk lore remains rich with originality. The Legend of the Fairy Stones, by Kelly Anne White, Morgan James Publishing, April 2019, is for ages 8 and up and adult art enthusiasts and is available now wherever books are sold​.

#ReadYourWorld 2019 Twitter party and more
Annual Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, for excellence is self-publishing

FIND YOUR FUTURE IN ART
By Kim Childress
Cherry Lake (Sleeping Bear Press)

​Part of the Find Your Future in STEAM series​. 

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