Nancy Youngdahl talks with Reader Views Kids about her latest children's book - The Ruth Adventures: Life on the Farm!
Danny is searching for a pet because his mom finally said he can have his very own. He doesn’t want an ordinary pet. No parrot. A dog won’t do. A cat is not for him. He wants a prehistoric one. A dinosaur!
Ruth likes living on a farm and getting to do fun things like watching her brother clean out the horse stalls and put down the clean straw. Ruth also likes her family; she has a nice mom and dad who read to her and pray with her. Her dad will let her ride the tractor with him and will even dress up for a tea party with her! Ruth does fun things on the farm with her parents and feels safe and loved.
Teigan Margetts is the Co-Founder of Ethicool Books, a children’s book publishing company who create heartwarming kids’ books about the world’s big issues, and encourage children to create change.
“What Do the Plants Say?” by Lois Wickstrom is a funny book about a little girl who invents something so that she can understand her flowers when she thinks they’re talking to her.
Wendy learned that synchronized swimming was something that she loved to do and it made her feel really good about herself, which she learned is called self-confidence.
In “Simon and the Sad Salad” by Teigan Margetts, there is a class of kids that is getting ready for a class party at the end of the school year. All of the kids are going to bring something to eat, most of them look like they’re going to bring candy or something sweet. There is a boy named Simon who doesn’t have a lot of money, so all he can bring is a salad.
“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” by Sherrill S. Cannon is the story of a boy bunny who only whined and complained all day, every day. Peter’s mom tries to talk to him to make him be nicer, but when he keeps complaining and whining, he got sent to his room.
Carmen Ellis and Sarah Cullen are the authors of this delightful book, Nellie the narwhal. Not only are Carmen and Sarah sisters but they also have a company that takes people swimming with whales in beautiful places all over the world called Majestic Whale Encounters. Nellie the Narwhal was created to spread joy and hope to all the ocean loving kids and parents around the world.
"Fee, Fi, Fo, Grow!: The Real Magic of the Beans" by Lois Wickstrom is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but with some different characters. This story doesn't have Jack, but Jacqueline and her mother. Jacqueline and her mother are poor and are needing some money to buy seeds to plant in their garden to grow into food for them to eat.
I’ve read alternate versions of the Cinderella story, but I’ve never read anything like Philippa Rae’s version, “Cinderella’s Other Shoe!”
Tina Shepardson is an award-winning teacher and debut picture book author of WALKOUT (2019) and CANINES UNLEASHED (2021), a chapter book, both with Clear Fork Publishing. She is a Debut Picture Book Study Group moderator, a CBA graduate and course assistant, and an active member of SCBWI and 12x12. Find her in Upstate New York with her family enjoying the latest snowstorm with her akitas.
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