Childrens Book – Hiocpely http://hiocpely.com/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:52:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hiocpely.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/hiocpely-icon.jpg Childrens Book – Hiocpely http://hiocpely.com/ 32 32 Sault author tackles difficult subject in children’s book (2 photos) https://hiocpely.com/sault-author-tackles-difficult-subject-in-childrens-book-2-photos/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:42:24 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/sault-author-tackles-difficult-subject-in-childrens-book-2-photos/ Needle and Thread by Jan Thompson aims to help children cope with the loss of a loved one The death of a family member is never an easy event to experience or discuss, especially when it comes to helping children cope with the loss. However, Jan Thompson of Sault chose grief as the subject of […]]]>

Needle and Thread by Jan Thompson aims to help children cope with the loss of a loved one

The death of a family member is never an easy event to experience or discuss, especially when it comes to helping children cope with the loss.

However, Jan Thompson of Sault chose grief as the subject of his first book, a children’s book titled needle and thread.

“It touches on the loss of a grandparent,” Thompson said.

The book deals with the family relationship between a female giraffe named Nie-Nie, whom the author compares to a four-year-old girl, her mother, and her grandfather.

“His mother can fix anything with a needle and thread. Torn baseball caps, ripped shirts, so repeating the “needle and thread” refrain throughout the book, children are gently shown how ordinary everyday moments can become forever treasured memories and a true source of solace when lost. .

“She feels her mother can fix anything, and she ends up being able to help Nie-Nie with her sadness (when her grandfather dies) using her needle and thread.”

Thompson said needle and thread is inspired by real life, as one of his family members was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2020.

She started writing the book in March 2021.

“Writing the book was therapy for me. It doesn’t have to be all about grief. It can be memories, to immortalize a person. There can be comfort there.

It can also be therapeutic for others, Thompson said.

“It’s a good feeling to be able to comfort while entertaining readers with a story.”

needle and thread was illustrated by Chad Thompson of British Columbia.

The two are unrelated, the author said.

“The illustrations are fantastic. I’m so happy with the illustrator.

Thompson said she has two other book ideas in mind, but is currently focusing on marketing. Needle and thread.

She also stated that Nie-Nie will return in future children’s stories she plans to write.

“I love Nie-Nie’s little family,” she chuckled.

Thompson retired from her career as a marketing and administrative assistant at IG Wealth Management in the summer of 2020 and took an online course in writing children’s books.

“People have always seen me as a creative person. I’ve always loved writing projects when I took them on, but I never thought it was something I would do, and if I did, I thought it would be a novel, but writing a children’s book took me.

“It’s easy for me to draw inspiration from memories of story time with my daughter when she was young. Sometimes we would read a book and other times we would just make up a story together. We laughed and giggled, we hugged and hugged, and sometimes we cried as we immersed ourselves in a story,” Thompson said.

“Books can be magical, a place to discover and imagine, to find comfort and peace. Books are made to share and inspire.

A little less than a month later needle and thread was posted, Thompson said “the feedback has been really good. Reviews are good. »

In a word of advice for those considering writing their first book, Thompson said, “I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a try. Do not abandon. Keep trying. Courses. It helped me a lot when I had ideas, but I really didn’t know how to put it all together.

“I love talking to others. I love to hear the stories that others have to share. I should keep a physical notebook, but I keep them and it’s great to have these conversations (keeping them in mind for possible future books),” Thompson said, quoting Robert Munsch, Dr. Suess and Beatrix Potter among her favorite children’s book authors.

Self-published and released on December 17, 2021, needle and thread is available on websites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as Thompson’s website.

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Langford’s dad partners with daughter to publish fun children’s book Tooth Mouth Fang Beak https://hiocpely.com/langfords-dad-partners-with-daughter-to-publish-fun-childrens-book-tooth-mouth-fang-beak/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 09:36:00 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/langfords-dad-partners-with-daughter-to-publish-fun-childrens-book-tooth-mouth-fang-beak/ An author from Langford and his daughter have teamed up to publish a fun new book for kids and their parents. David Bradshaw, 74, and his daughter Lisa Johnson, 49, have created “Tooth Mouth Fang Beak,” which features a set of funny poems from the animal kingdom. Believe it or not, David started writing about […]]]>

An author from Langford and his daughter have teamed up to publish a fun new book for kids and their parents.

David Bradshaw, 74, and his daughter Lisa Johnson, 49, have created “Tooth Mouth Fang Beak,” which features a set of funny poems from the animal kingdom.

Believe it or not, David started writing about 40 years ago, when he wrote the plays during the quiet times at work.

David and Lisa at the book signing.

However, four decades later, father and daughter joined forces to bring his poems to a wider audience, with talented artist Lisa providing the illustrations.

David said: “Animals are often anthropomorphized in children’s books.

“Then came the idea to go further in the process by illustrating various animals with medical problems that affect humans. Who has heard of a pig with halitosis or a snake that has lost a fang? “

In ‘Tooth Mouth Croc MouthYoung people will meet a waving character with dental problems, a pig farm animal with bad breath, a lion that has lost its teeth, and a parrot that won’t let anyone look into its mouth.

There is even a story about a rat with compassion!

David said: “The five animals featured in the book all tell a story, with a happy ending like all children’s books should have. The characters come to life thanks to the amazing artwork, especially since some animals are old but still portrayed with sensitivity and humor.

“It was nice to have a project with my daughter. We get along extremely well.”

David was born in Stamford in 1947, but his family moved to the countryside when he was 11.

He spent his professional life in financial services and then moved to the village of Langford.

He laughed: “I started to write [at work] because at the time there were jobs where you didn’t have enough to do!

“The idea started because I thought animals must have medical issues too, just like they affect humans in different ways.

“My daughter was getting old enough to do the pictures – originally the first ones were the size of a poster.”

Fast forward to the 21st century, and the book took David and Lisa 18 months – with all the images redrawn and fitted around the verses on the pages.

The father and daughter held a book signing to celebrate the launch, which took place at Lisa’s business “The Place” in Stamford.

The Place is a craft and community center (which Lisa owns and runs in partnership with a friend) while she is also a busy mother, home schooling her young daughter.

Tooth Mouth Fang Beak, from Austin Macauley Publishers, is available for purchase online at stores like Amazon, WHSmith, and Blackwell’s.

It is recommended for children aged three to five.

For more information, please visit:

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48% of growth will come from APAC for interactive children’s books market | Evolving Opportunities with Amazon.com Inc. and Arbordale Publishing LLC | 17000+ Technavio reports | https://hiocpely.com/48-of-growth-will-come-from-apac-for-interactive-childrens-books-market-evolving-opportunities-with-amazon-com-inc-and-arbordale-publishing-llc-17000-technavio-reports/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:30:00 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/48-of-growth-will-come-from-apac-for-interactive-childrens-books-market-evolving-opportunities-with-amazon-com-inc-and-arbordale-publishing-llc-17000-technavio-reports/ NEW YORK, January 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Technavio’s latest interactive children’s book market research report offers a comprehensive analysis of new product launches, latest trends, drivers and challenges. 48% of market growth will come from APAC during the forecast period. China and India are key markets for interactive children’s books in Asia-Pacific. Market […]]]>

NEW YORK, January 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Technavio’s latest interactive children’s book market research report offers a comprehensive analysis of new product launches, latest trends, drivers and challenges. 48% of market growth will come from APAC during the forecast period. China and India are key markets for interactive children’s books in Asia-Pacific. Market growth in APAC will be faster than market growth in other regions. Rising demand for children’s books 0-14 years old will facilitate the growth of the interactive children’s books market in APAC during the forecast period.

The market value of interactive children’s books is expected to increase $ 590.23 million from 2020 to 2025, progressing to a 4.53% CAGR according to the latest Technavio market report.

For More Information On The Interactive Children’s Books Market – Download Free Sample Report Now!

Market dynamics

The market is determined by factors such as usage interactive books for early literacy, the growing popularity of e-books, and the growing use of gamification for interactive learning. However, digital dependency hinders market growth. Holistic analysis of drivers and challenges will help infer end goals and refine marketing strategies to gain competitive advantage. The interactive children’s books market analysis report also provides in-depth information about other upcoming trends which will have a considerable effect on the market growth.

Company Profiles

The interactive children’s book market is fragmented and suppliers are deploying growth strategies such as acquiring small regional players to compete in the market. The Interactive Children’s Books Market report includes information on product launches, sustainability, and outlook for key vendors including Amazon.com Inc., Arbordale Publishing LLC, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Lerner Publishing Group Inc ., Lostmy. name Ltd., News Corp., Scholastic Corp., Smashwords Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and ViacomCBS Inc.

Product information and news

  • Amazon.com Inc. – In August 2021, Amazon India announced a partnership with Tribes India to launch Karigar Mela
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. – In August 2021, the company announced a partnership with AS Global for lifestyle content creators
  • Koehler Books – In August 2021, the company received 11 Fiction awards

To make the most of the opportunities, market sellers should focus more on the growth prospects of the fast growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow growing segments. The interactive Children’s Books Market Forecast report offers in-depth information on key vendor profiles. The profiles include information on production, sustainability and prospects for major companies.

Competitive analysis

The competitive scenario provided in the Interactive Children’s Books market report analyzes, assesses, and positions the companies based on various performance indicators. Some of the factors considered for this analysis include the financial performance of companies in recent years, growth strategies, product innovations, new product launches, investments, market share growth, etc.

Market segmentation

  • Through Distribution channel, the market is categorized as offline and online.
  • Through Type, the market is categorized into physical books and ebooks.
  • Through Geography, the market is APAC classified, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA.

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Scope of the interactive children’s books market

Cover of the report

Details

Page number

120

Year of reference

2020

Forecast period

2021-2025

Growth dynamics and CAGR

Accelerate to a CAGR of 4.53%

Market growth 2021-2025

$ 590.23 million

Market structure

Fragmented

Annual growth (%)

2.97

Regional analysis

APAC, Europe, North America, South America and MEA

Efficient contribution to the market

48% APAC

Main consumer countries

United States, China, India, Germany and United Kingdom

Competitive landscape

Leading companies, competitive strategies, reach of consumer engagement

Profiled companies

Amazon.com Inc., Arbordale Publishing LLC, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Lerner Publishing Group Inc., Lostmy.name Ltd., News Corp., Scholastic Corp., Smashwords Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and ViacomCBS Inc. .

Market dynamics

Parent Market Analysis, Market Growth Drivers and Obstacles, Analysis of Fast Growing and Slow Growing Segments, Impact of COVID-19 and Future Consumer Dynamics, Analysis of Market Conditions for the Forecast Period

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If our report didn’t include the data you’re looking for, you can reach out to our analysts and customize the segments.

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A cacophony of city sounds in ‘Everybody in the Red Brick Building’: NPR https://hiocpely.com/a-cacophony-of-city-sounds-in-everybody-in-the-red-brick-building-npr/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:03:00 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/a-cacophony-of-city-sounds-in-everybody-in-the-red-brick-building-npr/ HarperCollins Children’s Books / Balzer + Bray HarperCollins Children’s Books / Balzer + Bray In Everyone in the Red Brick Building, a screaming baby Izzie wakes up a screaming parrot, which wakes up a trio of friends playing flashlight tag, who wakes a little girl who decides the middle of the night is the best […]]]>

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Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

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In Everyone in the Red Brick Building, a screaming baby Izzie wakes up a screaming parrot, which wakes up a trio of friends playing flashlight tag, who wakes a little girl who decides the middle of the night is the best time to trigger her toy rocket, which wakes up a cat, which jumps on a car, setting off the alarm. Soon everyone in the building is wide awake.

Author Anne Wynter says she based her first children’s book on her own experience of living in the city, listening to a child sing Jingle Bells through walls or laughing with a neighbor watching Parks and recreation on TV.

“There are so many interesting things going on in the apartments,” says Wynter. “And so, I just decided to try and write a book where the apartment building featured prominently.”

Everyone in the Red Brick Building is a cumulative story – like The house that Jack built Where There was an old lady who swallowed a fly – it is first built in a cacophony of loud sounds.

WaaaAAH!

Rraak!

Pitter Patter STOMP!

Pscheew!

Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

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Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

HarperCollins Children’s Books / Balzer + Bray

And then, as the residents of the building are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the city, it turns into a cacophony of quiet sounds again.

hush hush

plonk plonk

ting ting

chhp chhp

Anne Wynter and illustrator Oge Mora say one of the best parts of this book was reading it aloud and perfecting their parrot sounds. “I watched a lot of parrot videos,” Wynter says. “I feel like the more I read it, the stronger I maybe, the more exaggerated I am.”

“It’s really interesting to see each reader approach in particular,” says Mora, who adds that she also experienced tapping the floor while reading “Pitter Patter STOMP!”

Everyone in the Red Brick Building

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Oge Mora illustrated Everyone in the Red Brick Building with the art of collage. There are wallpapers and old pieces of books. Mora even scanned a bathroom tile and used it to make a striped shirt for one of the children in the book.

“That’s really what I love about collage,” she says. “There are no rules. And it really gives you room to play and incorporate a lot of different materials and styles.”

Each room in the book has its own color: Baby Izzie’s bedroom is pink, Rayhan’s is green, Natalia’s is yellow.

Wynter and Mora did not collaborate one-on-one for this book. Wynter, who is also a playwright, says she was happy to write the text and then hand it over to Mora.

“I had no idea what the illustrations would look like,” she says. “I imagined real people doing this. I imagined it as if I was writing a play … And then it’s wonderful to be so pleasantly surprised at the end of the process when you say to yourself, c ‘is more than I could have ever, ever imagined in my mind. ”

Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

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Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

HarperCollins Children’s Books / Balzer + Bray

Mora, who is also an author (his first picture book Thanks Omu! was a Caldecott Honor book), says she enjoys illustrating authored books that give her the creative freedom to play. “Even though we didn’t know each other, I always felt like we were on the same page,” she says.

At the end of the book, Baby Izzie falls back to sleep in his mother’s arms, listening:

pah-pum

pah-pum

pah-pum

from his heart. Wynter and Mora both say it’s their favorite page.

“I was having a lot of trouble with this page,” says Mora. His illustrations are generally simpler, on the cartoonish side, and it was difficult to convey the heartfelt moment at the end of this story. Until one day leafing through photos on her phone, Mora found one of her sisters holding her new nephew, Chiji (who she said would love this book), and it became her inspiration.

“It was interesting to collect or work on this book during the pandemic, and being so far away from my own family and the things that keep me whole and keep me really motivated,” Mora said. Everyone in the Red Brick Building reminded her of that same kind of community, she says, “how special these times we have together are.”

Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

HarperCollins Children’s Books / Balzer + Bray

Everyone in the Red Brick Building, written by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

HarperCollins Children’s Books / Balzer + Bray

Wynter says the last page is her favorite because she too has seen her family on the page. When she wrote it, her daughter was about the same age as Baby Izzie.

“I didn’t know what each of these groups of people would look like. And so get to that part and see a black mother with her black child… I love it. It meant so much to me.”

She says she hopes this book will give comfort to both the children and the parents who read it.

“That’s what I always look for in picture books,” she says. “You want to feel that sense of well-being. Even though we’re all awake in the middle of the night and I’m tired, we’ll go back to sleep, get some rest and we’ll be fine.”

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New Family Activity Trail based on popular children’s book launch at Cannock Chase https://hiocpely.com/new-family-activity-trail-based-on-popular-childrens-book-launch-at-cannock-chase/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/new-family-activity-trail-based-on-popular-childrens-book-launch-at-cannock-chase/ The new Superworm trail at Cannock Chase. Photo: Forestry England The New Superworm Trail follows the premiere of Magic Light Pictures’ animated special, which aired on BBC One on Christmas Day. In the latest partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures, the Superworm Trail features the unsung heroes of the forest. Based on the […]]]>
The new Superworm trail at Cannock Chase. Photo: Forestry England

The New Superworm Trail follows the premiere of Magic Light Pictures’ animated special, which aired on BBC One on Christmas Day.

In the latest partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures, the Superworm Trail features the unsung heroes of the forest.

Based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the trail highlights small but powerful creatures from Superworm’s story, such as the toad, beetle, and wizarding lizard, and shows their incredible abilities as they settle into the forest.

The Cannock Chase Self-Guided Forest Trail will provide fun activities and encourage kids to become forest superheroes themselves.

Families will discover brilliantly illustrated panels filled with activities designed to get kids thinking about these unsung heroes.

The questions along the trail will get children to think about the heroic daily exploits of the woodland beasts and the forests that surround them.

The new Superworm trail at Cannock Chase. Photo: Forestry England

The trail should entertain young people for about an hour, giving them plenty of time to have fun and explore the forest.

Special Superworm Trail Packs are available for purchase on site from the Park Cafe, Go Ape or Visitor Welcome Point for £ 3.50 with additional activities including stickers, super mask heroes, creature fact sheets, home activity sheet, pencil and pencil.

Gary Kelsey, spokesperson for Forestry England, said: “This is such a fun journey that gives children the chance to become a forest hero, just like the much loved and heroic creatures in Superworm history.

“You will learn about our mini animals and the important tasks they do for the country’s forests. It’s the perfect winter day. “

Alex Sanson, Brand Manager at Magic Light, said: “The Forestry England sites are the perfect home for Superworm and all of his friends.

“These trails provide a great opportunity for young explorers to experience all of the heroic feats worms and other minibeasts perform.”

The Superworm Trail can be found in 26 of the country’s forests and launch dates differ.

For more details visit forestengland.uk/superworm

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Valley rocker writes children’s books during pandemic https://hiocpely.com/valley-rocker-writes-childrens-books-during-pandemic/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 01:57:00 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/valley-rocker-writes-childrens-books-during-pandemic/ MESA, AZ – A man from Mesa has spent most of the pandemic writing children’s books about serious issues. For years, Michael Crawford sang in a metal band and toured with bands like Slayer. However, during the pandemic, he fell ill and focused on writing children’s books. “I go from running a record label, touring […]]]>

MESA, AZ – A man from Mesa has spent most of the pandemic writing children’s books about serious issues.

For years, Michael Crawford sang in a metal band and toured with bands like Slayer. However, during the pandemic, he fell ill and focused on writing children’s books.

“I go from running a record label, touring the world and performing with big bands to being on a machine,” Crawford said.

“And you have to keep your spirits up one way or another,” he said.

Crawford told ABC15 he was diagnosed with Alport syndrome as a child and had two kidney transplants.

Due to his condition, he stopped touring during the pandemic and turned to writing children’s books.

Since 2020, Crawford has written 10 children’s books. All focus on a serious problem or include characters with disabilities or special needs.

“I have friends with kids with things like autism and my son has ADD a little bit,” he said.

“So I wanted to have books that children could relate to,” he added.

Another book, Cyrus the Virus, is about a dog learning the importance of handwashing and social distancing.

“Because explaining Covid to a 7-year-old is very difficult,” Crawford said.

Crawford’s books can be found online at Amazon. He is also looking for local groups to donate his books to.

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Child rights activist in South Africa launches e-book https://hiocpely.com/child-rights-activist-in-south-africa-launches-e-book/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 04:03:15 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/child-rights-activist-in-south-africa-launches-e-book/ Ruth Grobler, South African author and founder of Sinakekele Children, recently launched the e-book version of her book Who Will Love Children? Sinakekele Children is a Durban-based non-profit organization that has been helping abandoned babies for years. The book tells the story of Ruth’s life in the service of children’s rights and in changing the […]]]>

Ruth Grobler, South African author and founder of Sinakekele Children, recently launched the e-book version of her book Who Will Love Children?

Sinakekele Children is a Durban-based non-profit organization that has been helping abandoned babies for years.

The book tells the story of Ruth’s life in the service of children’s rights and in changing the lives of vulnerable children.
Ruth adopted four children and welcomed many more, and although all her efforts did not have a happy ending, as the book tells (including the poignant story of one of her own adopted sons) its story and life’s work are inspiring, and the book has received excellent reviews from reviewers who have read it before.

What makes the Book of Ruth really different is that it is released in conjunction with two music albums Scribbled in Blue and Umbrellas Should Be Yellow by a group called Holograph.

She wrote the lyrics for all the songs and also plays bass guitar for the band, which is made up of a group of young people, many of whom have the autism spectrum.

Ruth is one of the great protectors of children of our time, an unsung heroine whose lifelong dedication to protecting children has taken her on an incredible journey.

After writing a song when she was just 19 called Who Will Love the Children ?, Ruth followed a fascinating and inspiring path that pushed her to the depths of despair, elevated her to the heights of faith and inspired her to help and heal children who struggled to survive in a damaged world.

She is still involved today in the fight for children’s rights in her community.

Who will love the children? is a raw, unfiltered representation of Ruth’s life course, in which she reflects on the enduring importance of faith and her passionate and enduring dedication to saving abandoned children.

With its regrets, beliefs, joys, hardships and triumphs, Ruth’s extraordinary true story of an unlikely life of struggles and setbacks, courage and faith, renewed hope and ultimate perseverance is told. with unashamed and unfailing honesty.

Heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting, Who will love children? is an honest, powerful, compelling and deeply human autobiography – both heartbreaking and heartwarming – and a true testimony of faith.

About the Author
Ruth Grobler was born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal.

She founded and runs Sinakekele Children and also works in the IT industry as a project manager.

She holds a degree in Information Technology and is the mother of her biological and adopted children, as well as numerous foster children.

Ruth is also a songwriter and plays bass guitar for a group of young people, most of whom have autism.

She lives according to a philosophy of life according to which on rainy days “umbrellas must be yellow”.
Comments

“Ruth’s honest and intriguing story is about a woman who refused to give up on herself, her family, and most importantly her call to obey God’s plan for her life. This fascinating book reveals both the breathtaking miracles and the pragmatic hard work of Ruth’s call – to love the vulnerable children of South Africa, ”Jess Basson (pastor, speaker and author).

“The autobiography of Ruth Grobler, children’s rights activist and advocate for children, is a compelling read and an incredible testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome the challenges that life throws at us,” Elle Matthews (screenwriter, author and award-winning creative coach).

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Middletown children’s author celebrates first post, talks about upcoming books https://hiocpely.com/middletown-childrens-author-celebrates-first-post-talks-about-upcoming-books/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:36:00 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/middletown-childrens-author-celebrates-first-post-talks-about-upcoming-books/ January 1 — In her mother’s basement, surrounded by boxes of books from her youth, Middletown author Annette M. Clayton rediscovered her love for children’s literature. A mother of twins herself, Clayton felt a sense of déjà vu as she flipped through the familiar pages. She remembers particularly fond of “The Berenstain Bears” collection when […]]]>

January 1 — In her mother’s basement, surrounded by boxes of books from her youth, Middletown author Annette M. Clayton rediscovered her love for children’s literature.

A mother of twins herself, Clayton felt a sense of déjà vu as she flipped through the familiar pages. She remembers particularly fond of “The Berenstain Bears” collection when she was a child.

“You open a page and say to yourself, I remember how I felt when my mom read them to me,” Clayton said. “That’s kind of when I fell in love with children’s books.”

About seven years after this basement excursion, Clayton has been published twice in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books and has his own books on the way.

In “Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Clever, Curious, Caring Cat,” Clayton’s short story “Pick Me” illustrates how a fuzzy kitten found in a hoarding situation literally jumped into Clayton’s arms and became a member of the family. The story marks its first publication.

“I held the kitten close to my chest, its soft fur brushing my arms,” ​​Clayton writes. “I looked into her ocean blue eyes. She let out the smallest meow, and I was screwed.”

Clayton’s daughters nicknamed the kitten Marshmallow for its mostly white fur. Over a year later, the feline spends his days trying to climb the family Christmas tree and curl up with the girls in bed at night.

Marshmallow came at a time when girls’ activities were being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It really gave their lives a sense of normalcy and something to look forward to,” Clayton said.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Clever, Inquisitive and Caring Cat” published in September.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Blessings” came soon after. In the Christmas book, Clayton talks about his family’s celebration of Three Kings Day, a tradition his grandmother celebrated in Puerto Rico and passed down to her. The holiday falls on January 6 and is a day that represents the arrival of the three kings in Bethlehem. In Puerto Rican tradition, according to Clayton, grass is placed in a shoebox under the bed for the kings’ camels to eat, much like leaving milk and cookies for Santa Claus or carrots for his reindeer. When you wake up, you will find gifts in your box.

Wanting to continue the tradition with her daughters, Clayton went to the library looking for books on the subject that she could read to her children at bedtime and was dismayed that they couldn’t find any, so she decided. to write a children’s book herself, in addition to her story “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. Although it took him over a year to write, it only took publisher Familius three weeks to offer him a book deal. The Three Kings Day picture book is slated for release in 2024.

Before starting to work on children’s books, Clayton was determined to write books for young adults. After having her own children, she pursued an MA in Writing and Literature at McDaniel College, which she obtained in 2017.

“I think as a writer I don’t really necessarily like to focus on one thing. I really like exploring different avenues. Some of my books are really silly. Some of them are sweet. Some of them are soft. ‘between them are sincere. I’m always interested in trying something new, “she said.

Employed in human resources, Clayton gets up early to write before work, coffee in hand, and continues her job after her daughters go to bed.

With the publishing industry experiencing a number of delays due to COVID, it was especially gratifying when Clayton finally got his own copy of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Clever, Inquisitive, Caring Cat.”

“I’ve had so many author friends whose books have been delayed for a year, some for 18 months,” Clayton explained. “So to finally have it in your hands was wonderful. “

She hopes that the happiness that writing brings her reaches readers.

“Writing fills me with happiness and creativity, even though the publishing world is difficult and filled with rejection,” she said. “But when someone reads something I’ve written and it fires their imagination or brings them joy, it’s the most rewarding thing I can ask for.”

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Kid del Toro children’s book inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s childhood https://hiocpely.com/kid-del-toro-childrens-book-inspired-by-guillermo-del-toros-childhood/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:31:05 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/kid-del-toro-childrens-book-inspired-by-guillermo-del-toros-childhood/ Earlier today, we shared a glimpse of the Strange things merchandise created by artist Chogrin who combines fan favorite character Eleven with the monster called the demogorgon – and “Elegorgon” art isn’t the only cool thing Chogrin has created recently. Chogrin also partnered with illustrator Pakoto to create the 40-page children’s book Kid del Toro […]]]>

Earlier today, we shared a glimpse of the Strange things merchandise created by artist Chogrin who combines fan favorite character Eleven with the monster called the demogorgon – and “Elegorgon” art isn’t the only cool thing Chogrin has created recently. Chogrin also partnered with illustrator Pakoto to create the 40-page children’s book Kid del Toro (Small books), which is inspired by the childhood of genre filmmaker Guillermo del Toro! You can retrieve a copy of Kid del Toro to THIS LINK.

Here is the information on Kid del Toro:

Introduce your little ones to new monsters in English and Spanish! (You never know, they might end up being their lifelong friends!)

Best friends can be found anywhere … even behind the closet or under the bed? Yes! Inspired by the fantastic and delightful childhood stories told in Guillermo del Toro’s interviews, Kid del Toro follows young Guillermo as he challenges his Abuela to stay awake late reading monster stories and unexpectedly meets his very first best friend.

Kid del Toro is the exciting first picture book from animators CHOGRIN and Pakoto, a sweet and fantastic tale inspired by visionary Guillermo del Toro’s childhood love for monsters. Parents will be delighted with this book because it will encourage their little one to be fearless (especially with things that bump at night) and to stand up straight even in the dark.

Inspired by the childhood of Guillermo del Toro, a young boy learns to love and accept the fantastic monsters who visit him at night.

This is an independently written and published account of Guillermo del Toro’s childhood experience as heard in public interviews, and no affiliation or endorsement by Mr. Del Toro is claimed or implied.

Some examples of pages from Kid del Toro can be seen below, and it seems like a fun book to browse through for all the monster kids and del Toro fans.

Kid del Toro
Kid del Toro
Kid del Toro
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Stacey Abrams Releases “Stacey’s Extraordinary Words” Children’s Book https://hiocpely.com/stacey-abrams-releases-staceys-extraordinary-words-childrens-book/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 22:45:40 +0000 https://hiocpely.com/stacey-abrams-releases-staceys-extraordinary-words-childrens-book/ With her recent announcement that she will once again lead the governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams also had other news worth reporting: she released a children’s book. Abrams took to Twitter yesterday to let her followers know about the release of Stacey’s Extraordinary Words. Tomorrow my first picture book, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words, will be available […]]]>

With her recent announcement that she will once again lead the governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams also had other news worth reporting: she released a children’s book.

Abrams took to Twitter yesterday to let her followers know about the release of Stacey’s Extraordinary Words.

According to the book’s publisher, HarperCollins, Stacey’s Extraordinary Words is about a little girl named Stacey “who loves words more than anything. She loves to read them, probe them and find comfort in them when the going is tough. “

Her teacher decides to get her to participate in a local spelling contest, but Stacey is more nervous than excited. Upon entering the spelling contest, “Stacey will learn what to win or lose. . . his words are powerful, and sometimes perseverance is the most important word of all.

In an interview today to Hello america, Abrams revealed that the teacher in the book is adapted from her elementary school teacher, Mrs. Blakeslee. Although she had not spoken to the teacher for 40 years, she “said thank you” and she appreciated “so much how nice she was to me”.

Three years ago, Abrams narrowly lost to the current governor Brian kemp amidst vote suppression rumors. She announced earlier this month that she would be doing a second run for the Governor’s Mansion.

Abrams went from being relatively unknown outside Georgia to being one of the most recognizable black women in politics outside of the vice president Kamala harris. After losing the 2018 gubernatorial race, Abrams launched Fair Fight, a group promoting fair elections across the country, encouraging voter participation in elections, and educating voters about elections and their voting rights.

The children’s book, which came out today, can be purchased here.

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