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I get a lot of questions from people about why I wrote children's books for atheists. Some people think I am pushing atheism, while others think kids are too young to be labeled. Some parents choose not even tell their kids about god until a reasonable age so my books would not be needed, they say.
This show will answer those questions and hopefully ease concerns about my intentions.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1:00-3:00PM Pacific
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6-10-15- Dr. Hildy® and Willy Whitefeather - Children's Book Author and Native American Storyteller
Before we had the means to record our thoughts, knowledge and history was passed down orally. Elders would talk as the village would listen, and over time, the concept of storytelling was born. Stories have almost always been a part of human interaction - from those early people sitting around a campfire, to the most modern online marvel incorporating multiple media. Though as we find new ways to tell our stories, the old ways remain some of the most effective.
This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes special guest, Native American author and storyteller Willy Whitefeather. MORE>>>
Lew Steinhoff has published four children's books through Rocket Science Productions. They make up the well received Jacques the Bear Series.
What started simply as a father telling stories to his children at night has led to putting those words into writing. This series is intetended to be entertaining for a child with a great story line but it also conveys a positive message.
The four books are based of real life stories Lew has experienced, and incorporates one of each of his four children in their own book.
Learn more about Lew and his amazing books at his website, www.booksbylew.com.
There is more to being the author of childrens books than you know.
By Mary Rodd Furbee
1. Consider why you want to write children's books.
If you want to write books for children, it helps to be a little crazy. I developed a passion to write nonfiction biographies for middle-school children about four years ago. My daughter's experiences made me realize that there were hardly any children's books on America's founding mothers. It hit me, hard: This was what I had to write. There was a need. The subject was fascinating. I knew I could do it, and found the prospect exciting. If you have a similar passion, perfect. If not, perhaps you are meant to do something else. It's hard to write books, harder still to write books for children. It's difficult to get published, and you'll face a lot of rejection.
2. Don't expect to make big money or make it quickly.
Writing books for children is like starting a business. You must invest both time and money. I hoped to make money writing my first books, but I didn't. Four years and six published books later, I still haven't made as much money as I could have in most professional writing or editing positions. It's the rare children's book that hits the bestseller list or wins a Newbery Award, and the rare full-time children's writer who makes a living.
3. Read children's books.
When I decided to write biographies of women in American history, I read biographies, histories, books about writing biographies, and lots of middle-grade fiction and nonfiction. It's amazing what you can learn by reading the books you want to write - be they board books for infants and toddlers, picture books, early readers, middle-grade novels or young adult nonfiction. Read the best authors - over and over. If you can, take a class in children's literature or writing for children.
On today's The Expressive Mom show, we are going to be talking about the importance of children reading at a young age, and reading about books that address challenges that children face often as education needs to start as early as possible. Today I will be speaking to Jennifer Garcia of JGracia Publishing, which is comprised of the following imprints: Shades of You books, Kingdom Books, True Life Books and For Your Health Books. The goal of JGracia Publishing and its authors is to transport the reader and make them feel as if they are a part of the book they are reading. Their authors are free to realize their best work in an environment that fosters growth and creativity.
Shades of You Books their children’s division. They believe children are the most valuable resource and needed to be treated as such. They want to entertain as well as educate young readers with their books. Upon seeing that many concerns facing children like bullying, autism, adoption and others were not being addressed JGracia Publishing decided to give them a voice. In their Krissy the Littlest Ladybug series the intended audience is 3-7 year olds. Go to http://www.jgraciapublishing.com/.
BATS AND BONES~
Bats and Bones is IPPY award winning author Jeffrey Hickey's second work for children. This collection of spooky tales for middle school aged children and above is a subtle masterpiece of fright and emotion. Hickey wrote all the stories, the lush music, and does all the voices for the audio book. His wife, Karen Kiser, contributes the cover art, along with some penny whistle and a little piano. The inside illustrations, layout and design are by Rachel Betz, who also designed Hickey's first work for children, Wages Creek.
The Bird That Didn't Want To Be A Bird ~
Little bird wanted something else to be, Instead of a bird in a tree. He knew what he had to do, So off he flew, To search for another kind of animal he would rather be. Read the story and you shall see, Which animal he chose to be. Read the story and you shall see.
Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, #1 best-selling author, and the creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” award-winning brand. She creates books, products, and experiences that inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem. All 5 of her children's books have become #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for 60 weeks.
Today's guest is David Watkins, children's books author of six books, the latest is The Awesome Book of Cars.
One of David's mother's favorite phrases was, "Without the love of books, the richest man is poor." Written on the classroom wall in the school his mother attended in the 1930's, the phrase resonated with David and has fueled his passion for both reading and writing.He does children's workshops on drawing and lettering. He has spoken at churches, schools and community events.
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Join Cultural Conversations as we discuss how children's books have an impact on the kids reading them, their self-esteem, sense of community and family; with writer, and corporate communicator, Allyson Ward Neal. Call the show 347.857.3121, MONDAY, 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME/8:00 P.M. EASTERN. Allyson is an author of the popular Ava children's book series, the story of an young african american girl and her family. Allyson is author of, "They are: Algiers: The Untold Story, the African-American Experience, 1929 – 1955, Algiers: The Untold Story of a New Orleans Treasure, Ava the Angel, Ava Lillian’s Blessing, Ava Lillian Goes to School, Ava Lillian's Christmas Play, How to Write and Publish a Book and How to Create Websites for Smartphones, tablets, laptops and more".Call the show 347.857.3121, MONDAY, 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME/8:00 P.M. EASTERN.
Bracha Goetz is the Harvard-educated author of thirty children’s books, including Remarkable Park, Let Your Fingers Do the Mitzvos and The Invisible Book. She also coordinates a Big Brother Big Sister Program for Jewish Community Services in Baltimore, Maryland.
Her first published piece was a poem that appeared in McCall’s magazine when she won a Junior McCall’s contest as a twelve-year-old. Years later, she was the editor of her high school paper, and later on, helped coordinate and contributed an essay to the anthology, Women Look at Biology Looking at Women, while at Harvard, which became a text for many women’s studies courses nationwide. Her writing has, since then and up until now, almost exclusively been aimed at the religious Jewish population; being interviewed twice (2009, 2010) on the Zev Brenner Radio show in NY, the most popular Orthodox Jewish radio show. A fun way for toddlers to learn vocabu
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