Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the January Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series!
I have to apologize for the delay in posting up the answers for Children’s Book interview series as we previously had two authors pulling out from the interview due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, we thank them for introducing two other authors for this interview series. But, now we now have not 12, but 14 authors participating in this group author interview.
Yes, I’m breaking the rules for this interview series! While looking for the last author to join us, I had to email a few of them at one go, just to make sure at least one of them gets back to me to complete this interview series. And guess what? I had not one, but THREE authors sending in their submissions at the same time! Can I say no to two of them? Would it be fair? No! So, yes, the more the merrier, I thought. Therefore, let’s welcome 14 authors for this interview series.
The first seven questions are from a ten-year old children’s book reviewer and BookTuber, named Neha Praveen. You can follow her on Twitter at @npstation2018
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So, the 10th question is “Name one children’s book you would totally recommend to parents and kids, and why?”
1) Author #1 : Ann Harrison-Barnes
There are so many good classic children’s stories in the world that kids aren’t given the opportunity to read in this day and age, so I can’t name just one book. For example, I remember stories like “Stone Soup”, “The Little Engine that Could”, “Thumper’s big Race”, and so many more that have valuable lessons that parents can teach their children .
2) Author #2: Samantha Hardin
I would recommend the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt. This is a fun book that explores different colors and emotions. Great read.
3) Author #3: C.J. Rains
Charlotte’s Web” was always a favorite of mine and my children. It teaches kindness, and that is a biggie for me.
4) Author #4: Padma Venkatraman
One children’s book that isn’t mine and that I would totally recommend to parents and kids is DRUM DREAM GIRL by Margarita Engle. Why? I love everything about it – plot, character, and language; and I think it helps increase every reader’s empathy and understanding. It’s poetry, story, and biography in way. I’ll admit I love everything Engle writes and can’t wait to read her latest book, SOARING EARTH.
5) Author #5: Elizabeth Gerlach
I personally love Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. The rhyme is great, the story is sweet and touching, and you really feel for Gerald (the giraffe) by the end. And it has such a great message.
6) Author #6: Cassie Miller
Jonathan James and the What If Monster by Michelle Nelson-schmidt. It is such a lovely book, and it’s all about ignoring the what-it’s and just doing it. I think that’s a lesson even adults need
7) Author #7: Charlie Bee
Mr. Sandmans Amazing World of Dreams. Available as a YouTube read-aloud, via our channel and also available as an Amazon ebook. This story is perfect for helping young children settle down to sleep… perfect for children and parents!
8) Author #8: Jerry Craft
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Eric Velásquez. It’s beautiful to look at, and inspirational to read.
9) Author #9: Linda Covella
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee because it has so many aspects to it, such as lessons on the evils of racism, family relations (parents and children, siblings), kindness, and a good mystery.
10) Author #10: Tracy K
Alice in Wonderland. Its very imaginative and clean.
11) Author #11: Beffy Parkin
It’ll have to be Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – it has a wonderful meaning behind it, and the story is fabulous. I love Dr. Seuss myself, my favourite is Cat In The Hat!
12) Author #12: Lory Linn
The Llama Llama series because it’s colorful and it also teaches valuable lessons.
13) Author #13: Karen Magnen
My children are long since grown, but we had every Beatrix Potter and Dr. Seuss book in our home when they were growing up. As they got older we found we loved Alice in Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time.
14) Author #14: Dr. Graham Clingbine
I would recommend without hesitation Times Tables Fun with Naughty Katie by Lorraine Reed. This book combines the learning of Times Tables and the fun of a story in poetic form. Since this book was published in 2016, its effective learning technique has become popular among primary school teachers and is being used as a learning aid in a growing number of schools. The main character Naughty Katie gets up to lots of mischief as she takes you on a journey throughout the Times Tables all the way up to 12×12. The story ends on a positive note as Katie learns that being well behaved is much more fun! The moral of the story promotes positive behaviour and each chapter teaches another Times Tables. The end of each story-line rhymes with the answer to the next Times Table, so that the child will be sure that the number in their head is correct allowing them to answer with confidence. Throughout this book as you shall see, Because 3 x 1 is 3. The girls will teach you so much more! Because 4 x 1 is 4. This book is suitable for children of all ages who struggle with traditional learning methods. For children from 3 years old it can be read as a bedtime story as an introduction to the number patterns of the Times Tables. Enjoy Katie and? Misty’s adventures whilst learning Time Tables in a fun way, with repetition speeding up the learning process.
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