We'll be getting mailing copies out by August.
Right now, we are focusing on getting the word out to schools- there is a short window when teachers order items for the next year, and it's now! I'm sending this out via emails. If you'd like to help promote the books, please forward the letter that starts with Hello Educators..
Check out the facebook page and website listed at the end of the letter. The other option is just to share those link. Anything will help!
Thank you again!
I'm a Children's Librarian and was a long time substitute in my local elementary schools. I wrote a series of short stories because I was frustrated with my collection when I couldn't find a book for a delayed reader, a 10 yr old boy, that suited his reading and interest level. In the past six months I have been getting them printed with the help of my graphic designer husband.
We designed our books to be more accessible to the delayed older reader. There is a simpler type and more space on the page. Words are repeated and are in the 1st/2nd grade reading level with a few words sprinkled in that will challenge. But, the artwork and "voice" of the story teller are for a 10 yr old boy. They also appeal and are appropriate for the early and reluctant reader and have been good for ESL students and a recovering stroke victim.
An English teacher made note that the voice is consistent throughout the stories which was good to hear! Another teacher liked the books for the social exchange between the narrator and main character. The people who have read it, from first grade to adult, all laugh at the end of a story. I know it appeals to a wide range of readers at different levels because I've been asking everyone who has a minute read it when the visit my library.
We had them printed ourselves and we are very pleased with the final product. We went for offset- old fashioned printing because it's proven to be durable, got a shiny laminate cover and saddle stitched (stapled- for easy repair) in an effort to make a product that could stay in a classroom for years.
We have four more in the editing and design stages and we are in the beginning stages of selling the books to raise the money to print the rest. Of course, I'd like to get them all finished and have Scholastic take over promoting them but I need to be practical and promote them myself!
I am confident it will fill a need in your school. "What an amazing idea for a book." Roger E Sawyer, Retired Principal and Teacher. "This is fabulous." Joanne Grobecker, BA Teaching English. "This is good!" Ben, 10 years, said with a smile- are a few responses.
I encourage you to visit the website listed at the end of this letter and have a look at the books. If you'd like to order more than a few copies of I would be happy to arrange for the $5.00 per book price and then just add on the total shipping if you contact me through e-mail versus the website. (The website has a S&H added into the price for each book.)
Thank you so much for your attention,
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