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My New Newsletter


Hello! Thank you for your continued patronage, for allowing me to share buzz reviews and author interviews and give-aways of some of my favorite children’s books. I look forward to continue to do so here. I’ve got some exciting interviews coming up of debut authors!

If you are an educator, parent, or a lover of children’s literature, I’m pleased to announce that I will be offering a monthly newsletter featuring activities, lessons, and crafts for my books, as well as highlighting other authors and books. I hope to integrate tidbits of personal info and Japanese culture and language, too.

If you sign up before October 15, 2016, your name will be entered in a drawing to win the full set of my Dorothy & Toto early reader chapter book series (paperback version). How do you sign up? Just go to my web site, scroll to the bottom, and enter your email address. Easy peasy!


Thank you, as always! Happy reading!

The Word Nest


As some of you might know, as well as being a reader, I’m a writer. While the focus on this blog is definitely on books I read and love, I do have a website that is devoted to my writer-self. The Word Nest is the name of my writing studio, and now the name of my newly redesigned and relaunched website. I’d love for you to visit and take a look around. Also, I’m doing a giveaway of my own nonfiction kids books, so check out the blog there. Thanks for all your support – and I promise to get back to blogging fantastic books I’m reading very soon! In fact, stay tuned for a Spotlight on Jo Knowles’s newest upcoming YA release!