Tag Archives: Children’s Literature

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: FREE Books for Children Under 5

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Did you know that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends age appropriate books to children every month for free?!?!?!

Your child is between the ages of newborn – 5 and lives in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia, they may be eligible for the program. To check eligibility or register your child(ren), visit THIS PAGE.


“My book was banned” – An author’s tale

The Guardian published a fascinating article about a great historical personality and about how a publisher’s decisions can totally destroy an author’s chance at success.

Cover Art for  A Birthday Cake for George Washington
This book cover image released by Scholastic shows, A Birthday Cake for George Washington by Ramin Ganeshram with illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newtown. Photograph: Scholastic via AP

Ramin Ganeshram spent years researching and writing his book, “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” only to have it pulled from publication a little over a week after publication because of one simple issue: the publisher used illustrations that depicted “smiling, happy slaves” …

“My book on George Washington was banned.”

Read the author’s side of the story HERE.

FriendDay Wednesday: Frogburps

This week’s #FriendDayWednesday‬ promotion is the unique partnership of author Patrick S. Stemp and artist Anita Soelver at Frogburps. This talented team has free colouring pages and short story pages, as well as videos, and children’s books.

You can grab a free copy of their adorable ebook “The New Cat” by signing up for their newsletter on their website.


* Say “Hello!” to Patrick and Anita on their FaceBook Page;
* Check out their awesome videos on YouTube; and
* Follow them on Twitter.