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THE PROBLEM FACING TWEENS TODAY

The Problem Facing Tweens Today One of the big problems facing Tweens today is they care more about what others think of them than they do themselves.   While Saltwater Taffy is an award-winning middle grade adventure novel and soon-to-be … Continue reading

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SALTWATER HITS THE ROAD WITH AUTHOR VISITS

Saltwater Taffy Hits the Road with Author Visits Saltwater Taffy hits the road with author visits to help spread child literacy across the country.  As a children’s book author, it appears that our children’s book tour and author visits with Saltwater … Continue reading

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FREE CHILDREN’S BOOKMARKS

BOOKMARKS It doesn’t get any better than giving away free children’s bookmarks to students across the country.  Yes, that’s right…we are giving away the official SALTWATER TAFFY bookmark to elementary school teachers, librarians, and parents of Tweens. This limited edition … Continue reading

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7 SECRETS TO CREATE AVID TWEEN READERS

7 SECRETS TO CREATE AVID TWEEN READERS The reason we have 7 secrets to create avid tween readers is because recent statistics by the National Endowment for the Arts shows us that there is a rapid decline in reading skills of American children. … Continue reading

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Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award WINNER

Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award WINNER Saltwater Taffy has been given the 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award in the LIFE SKILLS category!!!! The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an … Continue reading

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Saltwater Taffy WINS Silver Nautilus Book Award

Saltwater 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 … Continue reading

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOOK AWARD FINALIST

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOOK AWARD FINALIST We are proud to announce that Saltwater Taffy has been named a Benjamin Franklin Book Award Finalist for our amazing cover by R.C. Nason.  Rob Nason is a veteran of Hollywood animation having worked on … Continue reading

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HOW TO HANDLE PEER PRESSURE

HOW TO HANDLE PEER PRESSURE Before we get to the 7 Simple Steps – How to Handle Peer Pressure, let’s talk about the super-secret ideal for anyone dealing with Peer Pressure: Stop worrying about being cool.

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AUTHOR VISITS – MERCER ISLAND, WA

AUTHOR VISITS – MERCER ISLAND, WA With multiple author visits on Mercer Island, WA. we are happy to report that Saltwater Taffy is alive and well on the island.  After the Mercer Island BOYS READ BOOK CLUB fell in love … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP A BULLY

HOW TO STOP A BULLY Children often wonder how to stop a bully.  Should they tell a teacher?  Should they tell their parents?  The bigger question is why kids bully in the first place.  I often wonder if we could stop … Continue reading

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