Here’s the lovely necklace made by Cheryl Karnes up for grabs in my February children’s book newsletter!! Plus a signed copy of D.G. Driver’s “No One Needed to Know” – a book about bullying, an issue that so many kids are dealing with today. Don’t miss out on your chance to win these! Subscribe to my monthly children’s book newsletter before Feb. 28 and to enter the giveaway: http://eepurl.com/b_1qU5
PS: You will not be spammed with daily emails. Only one to just a few each month, depending on events and news.
My daughters and I always have a fun day at this independent bookstore. Lots of kids and parents came out for my reading of A Home for Rosie and another Valentine-themed book. The very best part? I got a valentine from one of my sweet readers. Nothing makes my heart happier than a child who enjoys my books.
Next up, the KCTE Conference in Lexington on February 25. I’ll have a table there and all my books available. Looking forward to talking to my heroes….teachers!
Did you know that February 22 is Pink T-Shirt Day? This anti-bullying campaign is led by is a small, all volunteer, non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada who donate t-shirts to schools and assist in anti-bullying initiatives. A study by the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) found that 63% of 1,167 children with autism had been bullied. This month for my newsletter subscribers, we have an all new giveaway for a book about autism and bullying with an anti-bullying themed necklace to raise awareness of this issue.
This month’s newsletter giveaway:
No One Needed to Know
by D. G. Driver & an anti-bullying themed necklace
Heidi’s brother, Donald, is 16 and Autistic. She has always loved playing with him, but now she’s 11 and her life is changing. She’s embarrassed to have her brother around and tries not to tell anyone about him. High school boys bully him. When the kids at her school find out about him, she gets bullied too. It’s not fair. No one seems to understand.
But Heidi needs to understand too. She can’t change her brother, but she can change how she feels about him, and she can get people to see why her brother is special.
A perfect book for 9-13 year old readers dealing with bullying issues or to promote understanding and compassion for people with special needs.
Congratulations to Gail N. for winning the January newsletter giveaway of Emma’s Dancing Day by Kimberly S. Hoffman.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Goodreads giveaway for A Home for Rosie:
A BIG thanks to everyone who entered. If you haven’t yet, add it to your Goodreads to-read list and grab a copy for your kiddos!
Enter this Goodreads giveaway for my latest children’s book, A Home for Rosie, about an older dog who needs a home. If you could share this giveaway on your social media, blogs, or anywhere else, I’d really appreciate it! It’s a very touching story that I hope will raise awareness for all the older and special needs pets who are often overlooked for adoption.
Thanks to Kristine Hall for this wonderful review of A Home for Rosie:
It is always such a pleasure to read and review one of Misty Baker’s books, and A Home for Rosie is no exception. Truly, I was on the verge of tears while reading this story; it is so painful at times! Baker does an excellent job of putting the reader into Rosie’s shoes and conveying Rosie’s confusion — and ultimately her despair and depression. Accompanied by the sweet, expressive illustrations by Kattarina Storost, specific emotions are definitely conveyed and heartstrings are pulled. A lot.
If other readers are like me, they will finish this book and want to go out and adopt a senior pet right away. (Parents, be prepared!) Perhaps because I have a senior animal myself (a nearly fifteen-year-old Jack Russell terrier), the story was even more heart-wrenching as I imagined our poor dog being left like Rosie. To that end, readers will enjoy and find comfort in the real-life pet adoption stories included at the end of the book.
Read the rest of the review here: http://kristinehallways.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-home-for-rosie.html
Want to bring your very own Rosie home for you and your kiddos? Adopt the beautiful paperback at these online retailers:
Barnes & Noble
We had a lot of fun at the Santa Paws event on 12/3/16. My daughter Megan helped with the bake sale and watched my table when I needed a break. We sold enough books to donate a big portion of it ($75) to the Humane Society of Oldham County. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to buy books or chat!
The turnout was tremendous, so I hope that they raised a lot of funds over the weekend. They have land that was donated to build a bigger facility, but they need a lot of funding to be able to build it. If you can help in any way, please go to their Facebook page HERE and click “Donate” or to their website here to find other ways to help such as volunteering or supplies for their wish list.
Come see me on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Oldham County Humane Society’s “Santa Paws” event! I’ll have plenty of copies available to sign for the kiddos AND I’m donating a portion of the sales to the OC Humane Society. It’s a GREAT time to buy books for the kids on your list and support the animals and the hard working folks at our local no-kill shelter! You can also get your pet’s picture with Santa, and all those proceeds will benefit the shelter.
Rosie is an older dog who loves her home and her owner, Paul. She enjoys playing and taking walks with him. One day, Paul gets very sick and can’t take her on a walk. He goes away in a big white van with flashing lights…and never returns. Rosie is taken to a shelter. Day after day, she waits for Paul to return and watches as brown dogs, white dogs, puppies and kittens are adopted. Won’t anyone take Rosie home?
This story is inspired by the millions of older and special needs pets who are overlooked at adoption time. At the end is a special bonus feature of 5 real adoption stories!
Available in paperback at these sites:
Barnes & Noble
And at these independent bookstores:
Karen’s Book Barn, Lagrange, KY
A Reader’s Corner, Louisville, KY
Ask your local bookstores to order it from Ingram (yes, they are returnable) with these ISBNs: