Wednesday, May 1, 2024

New Review for ALPHABET ZOO


I am excited to share the newest review for ALPHABET ZOO, reviewed by Regan W. H. Macaulay, multi-award-winning author.


“Alphabet Zoo” by Karin Larson, illustrated by C. E. Dale

Kids can learn the alphabet, and fun facts about animals!

What an adorably clever rhyming alphabet book! And not only do young children have the opportunity to learn the alphabet in a fun way with lots of cute, brightly illustrated animal scenes, there is “an alphabet” of animal trivia at the end of the book! Answers are included after the trivia questions. Keep in mind that the letter beside each trivia question is a hint, too. I love this!

Highly recommended as an excellent tool for children who love animals and are learning their ABCs.

Thank you, Regan, for your time and kind words about my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Patiently Waiting...


The #50PreciousWords Contest was created in 2012 by the amazing Vivian Kirkfield. You can read more about her dream at Vivian Kirkfield-Writer for Children.

I submitted an exactly 50-word story the beginning of March for the 2024 contest. There were so many wonderful stories. Crossing fingers and waiting with bated breath!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

I Applied!

Cross your fingers, folks! I applied for a picture book mentorship and am hoping to be fortunate enough to be in the running as a mentee. Time will tell! Thank you, Ebony and Kailei, for creating and offering this amazing opportunity.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

World Read Aloud Day


Today is World Read Aloud Day. A day in which we celebrate literacy and the power of reading aloud. Think back to the favorite books you read your child/children when young, or those read to you when young. Do you get a warm, fuzzy feeling? I do! As a children's book author, I am surrounded by picture books and read oodles of them, but the ones I often read my kids when they were young will always have special meaning and a true sense of heart.

Sharing stories and reading aloud builds literacy skills, celebrates the parent-child/caregiver-child relationship, and improves imagination letting readers and listeners get lost in new worlds and places to explore. What a wonderful thing!

To whom and where can you read aloud to someone today?

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Storystorm 2024 Complete


38 new ideas in 31 days, 39 if you count a new twist on an older idea. Thank you, Tara Lazar, for the month of inspiration and motivation!

Monday, January 1, 2024

StoryStorm 2024


Excited to kick off the new year with a month full of inspiration and motivation. Thank you, Tara Lazar, for helping me start off the new year in good fashion. 30 ideas in 31days!

Tuesday, December 12, 2023