Children’s Book Week May 2023
It’s Children’s Book Week! 📚 Coloring Page Alert! Freebies below for home and classroom activities.↓
Reading books with your kids can be a great way to spend quality time together and to help your kids develop important skills:
• Improved language and communication
• Improved problem-solving
• Enhanced focus and concentration
• Increased memory and creativity
Plus, it’s just plain fun! 😃
Oh, the free coloring page? Here it is!
Free bookmarks to print & color? Go right here!
We love the hashtag #ReadBooksSparkChange. What better way to kick that off than when of our bears from “My Expansion” by @nanmanet? This book is about sparking change in the relationship between Big Bear and the cub. From learning and growing as a bear family in the book to finding more expansion by reading great books, we think this art by illustrator @themesquitetreestudio is perfect.
Need even more free pages for classroom activities? Go here for the full list.
New Indie Reader Approved Book: My Expansion
Here’s today’s news! For our “My Expansion” book, we are honored and humbled to receive a 4-star review, and a “Indie Reader Approved” status today from IndieReader. Congrats to Nancy Manet and Michelle Buvala for this fine, detailed review recognizing the hundreds of hours that go into producing a book like this.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Nancy Manet’s book MY EXPANSION, beautifully illustrated by Michelle Buvala, is an original, creative, and compassionate story to encourage and offer guidance to a child who may be different from other children . . . While MY EXPANSION is clearly a children’s book, the messages it conveys are as much directed at parents as they are at children. “ ~IndieReader
Thank you to everyone on our team that strive for excellence in all our books.
Tucson Festival of Books 2023
We’ll be at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books! Great new books, too. Watch this post.
Three New Books Debut on March 4:
Salt and the Sea
|The Gecko is
On the Cover
Schedule. See us in booth #408
Saturday, March 4, 2023
10am Meet and Greet: Michelle Buvala
10am: Free Family Craft #1: Gecko Headbands for the book, “The Gecko is On the Cover.”
12noon Meet and Greet: Nancy Manet
12noon Free Family Craft: Bear Masks for the book, “My Expansion.”
2pm Meet and Greet: Harriet Cole
2pm Family Crafting #3
4pm Meet and Greet: Sean Buvala & Marc Severson
4pm: Family Crafting: #4
Sunday, March 5, 2023
10am Meet and Greet: Nancy Manet
10am: Family Crafting #1:
12noon Meet and Greet: Amanda Malek Ahmadi
12noon Family Crafting #2
2pm Meet and Greet: Tamera Norwood
2pm Family Crafting #3
4pm Meet and Greet: Harriet Cole
4pm: Family Crafting: #4
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Happy Thanksgiving Week.
Our best wishes to you and those you call family. We hope you find peace and patience as this holiday season begins. Be good to yourself.
If you’ve got kids, big kids, or adults who like Coloring Pages, here’s a free download from Michelle Buvala from @themesquitetreestudio. Use this link now to download the pdf.
Our offices will be closed until Monday, November 28. If you have appointments with our staff this week, those meetings are still taking place. Please follow our Instagram for the latest updates.
Our Free Monday Night Coaching for authors and creatives will be at its regular time of 4pm Pacific (Los Angeles) / 7pm East (New York) on Monday the 28th. See you there in our FB group.
So you might notice this site is a bit….wonky.
It’s chaos!! We pulled the blanket off the basket of our business one day, and it all went crazy! October 2022: Our site vanished. Poof. Gone. Webhost deleted it all and took off. Ummm.
So, as of October 2022, we’re rebuilding it all. We restored what we could, then took a moment for a little cry. 🙂 And… we are working on all the missing pieces. We’re here. Expect missing things for a bit. Thanks for your patience.
This, too, shall pass.
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