Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#164 A New Paperback for Beginning Readers

Monkey Tales by Lynda
is now available in paperback!

               Monkey Tales, an illustrated book for beginning readers, is only six chapters long. Its subjects include losing teeth, digging tunnels, observing the work habits of ants, and swinging on vines; all high interests for the children in its target audience.

          Mee-key is bored and sad. Mama-mo is having a busy day, and his older brother can go everywhere and do anything. Why does it take so long for a small monkey to grow bigger?
          However, Mee-key decides that being little has some advantages when his older brother can no longer fit on their mother's lap during a thunderstorm.
          "Sometimes I like to be little, and sometimes I want to be big," he concludes. "Little and big are both good. But when it storms, I'm happy to be little."

          Lynda  is a wife and mother of two grown daughters. As a retired teacher with two degrees in elementary education, she has written, illustrated, and published five other chapter books for children.  They are:

          The “Agent C Series” for middle-grade readers
                    Tiny Others by Lynda
                    Pomegranate by Lynda
                    White Rabbit Time by Lynda
                    Lucky Alana by Lynda
          A holiday book for middle-grade readers
                    Margaret’s Christmas Cookies by Lynda

The chapter books above are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your favorite bookstore.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

#163 Fourth Paperback in Lynda's Agent C Series

     Lucky Alana has just been published in paperback.  It is the fourth middle-grade novel in the Agent C series, and can now join Tiny Others, Pomegranate, and White Rabbit Time on your bookshelf.

   The Agent C books are non-sequential, unified by only one character.  Agent C is a tiny man with a pointy white beard who makes cameo appearances in each book. He gives the main character an important object that causes the story to change from that point forward. When an event or object causes such a dramatic change, it is called a "catalyst". 

   The "C" in Agent C stands for the word "catalyst".

   Lucky Alana is available from Just enter "Lucky Alana paperback" in Amazon's search window to pull it up.  The list price is $9.95. It can also be ordered from Barnes and Noble or your favorite bookstore just before the winter school holidays.

Summary of Lucky Alana

          After Alana's father dies, she tries desperately to control her unhappy life with "lucky" finger snaps. The snaps don't seem to be helping though, because her mother can't pay the rent, and they are evicted from their motel.
          Just when everything is at its lowest low point, Alana rubs the Wizard's lamp in a national contest and wins a solid gold charm bracelet.
          Suddenly, she has grandparents, a house, new friends, and amazing success in everything she tries. Is it all due to her luck?
          Alana's new friend, Jacob, doesn't think so, and the bracelet's mysterious little charms support his opinion. They suggest instead, that she is using her more dependable powers of people, a home, health, hard work, and positive attitude.
          This illustrated chapter book encourages middle-grade readers to examine the real value of some personal support systems we may be using to deal with life's difficulties.
          Lucky Alana is the fourth novel of the "Agent C" series. The "C" stands for the word "catalyst", meaning something that causes a drastic change.
          "Agent C" is a little man who makes cameo appearances in the books of this series. In Lucky Alana, he takes the role of the Wizard at the mall who awards Alana with her charm bracelet.
          Lynda has published four other illustrated paperbacks for middle grade readers. They are:

                    Margaret's Christmas Cookies by Lynda, a short holiday chapter book
                    Tiny Others, Agent C Series by Lynda, for middle-grade readers
                    Pomegranate, Agent C Series by Lynda, for middle-grade readers
                    White rabbit Time, Agent C Series by Lynda, for middle-grade readers

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my writing and for children's literacy.