Hi there everyone, Paul here today. I am so happy to have connected with author Marilyn Levinson. But, first a quick thank you to Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog. Brandi is filling in for Kathy this summer and is hosting the Got Great Giveaways linky. Click here to head over to her blog and check out all the great giveaways going on there.
Marilyn is the author of many books, but today she’s talking about the themes of three of her children’s books including And Don’t Bring Jeremy, No Boys Allowed, and Rufus And Magic Run Amok. I am finishing up And Don’t Bring Jeremy and plan on reading all three with reviews to follow. I must add here that I absolutely adore And Don’t Bring Jeremy.
I don’t want to give too much away about the books, so let’s move on to the guest post. I am honored to have Marilyn on the blog today, her credentials are phenomenal: nominee for six state awards, an International Reading Association-Children’s Book Council “Children’s Choice”, and Best Indie of 2011 by Suspense Magazine. To find out which books these honors pertain to, keep reading. Feel free to click on the cover images to head over to Amazon for purchase of any of her books. You can also learn more about Marilyn and her other books by heading over to Marilyn Levinson.com. Enjoy!
What kind of book do kids like? One they find engrossing and easy to read, with memorable characters. No sermonizing, no moralizing, but a really great story. A good children’s book has a theme that impacts young readers, A good children’s book lives on indefinitely, regardless of the year in which it was written.
Here is a sneak peak at Marilyn’s new YA book Getting Back To Normal. Click on the image to head to the Untreed Read Bookstore to purchase.
Before we head to the giveaway, I wanted to let everyone know to mark you calenders for Wednesday July 10th. Why, you ask? That is the day of the first post on the brand new blog called Emblazon. Emblazon is a blog written by indie and traditionally published authors who care about producing high quality stories for kids. Their focus is “Tweens”, ages 11-14. One of the authors is my friend Sharon Ledwith. Head on over and check it out. It promises to be outstanding.
Now, on to the giveaway. Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win your choice of an ebook copy of And Don’t Bring Jeremy. When you’re done, hop on over to all the other great giveaways by clicking on any of the links in the linky below. Don’t forget to leave me a comment. What’s your favorite type of children’s book?