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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Saltwater TaffyBOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Saltwater Taffy is well on its way to be listed on the best selling books for children around the country.  While this is an important distinction for us and our book distributor Perseus, the most important thing about being included on the best selling books for children will be knowing how many lives Saltwater Taffy has touched.

There has never been a question on whether or not Saltwater Taffy is an awesome book for children.  12 Teachers of the Year, two children’s book award GOLD medals and two Silver medals have verified its awesomeness! Read more

SALTWATER TAFFY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNER

Saltwater TaffySALTWATER TAFFY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNER

The Saltwater Taffy Christmas Giveaway Winner is announced!  After over 75 entries and the wonders of random drawing through SORTING on word, the winner is:

KIDS BOOKWORM.NET

Kids Bookworm is an amazing site hosted by a Mom who home-schools her three children and they will be receiving 5 signed copies of Saltwater Taffy.  We are hoping they use some of the books to giveaway to children in their community!

A big thank you to all of you who posted the giveaway, followed us on Facebook and Twitter or the many who Pined us on Pinterest!  We are so grateful for all of your support in helping children discover the amazing Saltwater Taffy adventure!

Saltwater Taffy is an adventure book for tweens and children of all ages…yes, Grandma…that means you too!

Saltwater Taffy WINS Silver Nautilus Book Award

Saltwater Taffy WinsSaltwater Taffy WINS Silver Nautilus Book Award

Saltwater Taffy wins The Nautilus Award Silver Medal!  The Nautilus Award recognizes books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the “imagination” and offer the reader “new possibilities” for a better life and a better world.  Past winning authors of this award include Deepak Chopra, Lynn Twist, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Eckhart Tolle, and Thich Nhat Hanh.  We are super excited to receive this Nautilus Award!  Thank you to the voting council and here’s to our next adventure!

7 STEPS FOR CREATING YOUNG READERS

Saltwater TaffyCREATING YOUNG READERS

As the author of Saltwater Taffy, I feel I have learned what it takes to create young readers.  Here are 7 Steps for Creating Young Readers:

1. START EARLY: Twenty-six percent of children between the ages of three and five, who were read to at least three or four times in the last week by a family member, recognized all letters of the alphabet.  This is compared to 14 percent of children who were read to less frequently.

2. LEAD BY EXAMPLE: If you want your child to read, pick up and book and show them how enjoyable reading can be.  If you don’t like to read, change your mind and think again.

3. FIELD TRIP: Grab the kids and spend a few hours at your local library.  Sign them up for their own library card.  Check into events for children and sign up! Read more