Happy Earth Day! Adana is FREE today!

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Happy Earth Day! I know most of us are stuck at home at the moment, but if you’re like me you’re still taking a daily walk outside in your neighborhood especially if you have little ones.

So, a little gift to you all for Earth Day — for one day only the ebook of Adana the Earth Dragon is FREE on Kindle.

Plus as an extra bonus, if anyone would like an audio book of Adana’s story narrated by the awesome, Fiona Thraille, please leave a comment on this blog and I’ll send you over a free code.

Now go outside and enjoy the spring.

Winter Giveaways

It’s super cold in St. Louis at the moment, so I decided to run a few Amazon giveaways and a couple of sales to help distract from the cold.

First up I’m giving away two copies of my box set of The P.A.W.S. Saga books 1-3.

Enter the Amazon Giveaway here

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Did you win? If you didn’t you can still pick up a copy from now until the end of January for just 4.99 or Read free on Kindle Unlimited.

Or how about a little Tea and Dark Chocolate to warm you on these winter days?

Enter the giveaway here:

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Or pick up a copy for just 99 cents today.

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And last but not least – something for the little ones:

Meet the small brown dragon that does big things – ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON

Amazon Kindle Giveaway or paperback sale for just $9.58

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It Takes a Village to Launch an Indie Book – Reflections on Blogging from A to Z 2018

So it’s May and the April showers have turned into the May flowers and now as is traditional I get to reflect back on the crazy month of April when I challenge myself to blog from A to Z.

I started doing the challenge 5 years ago over at my sister blog, Paws 4 Puzzles. For three years I puzzled from A to Z. You can find my old puzzles over here if you’re curious and I’m working to release a book sometime in the future.

Last year I decided to switch it up a bit. I brought A to Z over to this blog and introduced you to a character a day from my P.A.W.S. Saga. Confession here – I actually changed a few names in Londinium (the book I was working on at the time) so that I could have one for each letter! You can check my A to Z of P.A.W.S. over here if you’re so inclined.

This year April was a special month. I had planned to release my new picture book, Adana the Earth Dragon on Earth Day (April 22) that fell right in the middle of the month. I’d been frequented several Children’s Book groups on Facebook and had been wowed by all the talent there was out there in the indie community. But sadly while most of these authors and illustrators produced fantastic books, it was hard to get the word out. So I thought how about in exchange for spreading the word about my little dragon I featured a picture book a day on my blog.

I created a form and was overwhelmed by the response, so much so that for most days in April I ended up featuring not one, but two or three books. I also had to get a little cheeky on some days. For example no one submitted a book that began with the letter V – but I did have two awesome books that featured mice, so V became the day of VERY small creatures!

I hope you enjoyed my posts and have discovered some new great indie picture books for your little ones.

Here’s a link to all the posts in case there are some you missed.

And just a little nudge ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON is on sale this week for just 99 cents/99p on Kindle.

Ziggy & Tiggy and Zoo Train – Blogging from A to Z

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And now we reach the final letter of the alphabet, the letter Z.

Our first Z book is ZIGGY & TIGGY by Briana Borgella, illustrated by Mary Biswas.

 

Take an adventurous journey through the jungle with Ziggy & Tiggy!

Available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle.

So you’d like to see some cool JUNGLE animals but can’t make it all the way to the jungle. How about a trip to the ZOO instead?

So climb aboard the ZOO TRAIN, an animal counting book by Tim Steiner.

 

Count with Claire at the Zoo! Introduce your young reader to animals, counting, and how to politely accept and decline invitations. For ages 1-3.

Available in Kindle or paperback.  

So there we have it we’ve traveled the alphabet from A to Z. I hope you’ve had fun and picked up some new reads for your little ones.

Many Thanks,

Adana

P.S. If you haven’t picked up my book yet – please do! Available in Kindle, paperback or audible or directly from Debbie on this website.

Happy Earth Day! Adana the Earth Dragon is officially out in the World Today!

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Hi everyone! I’m here! Today’s the day that my book ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON finally is released into the world. Want to read a sample? Sure you do:

Once upon a time there was a small brown dragon called Adana. Adana was an earth dragon and Adana was very sad. She longed to play with the other dragons, but none of them would accept her as a friend. “It’s because I’m small and brown and boring” she said. “No one wants to be friends with an earth dragon.”

The air dragons would soar through the sky, their wings outstretched. Adana wished she could join them up in their playground of clouds, but she had no wings.

The water dragons would glide effortlessly through the lagoon, playing tag and Marco Polo. Adana yearned to join in their games, but sadly she could not swim.

The fire dragons scared little Adana with their tremendous scaly scarlet forms and flames that could toast two hundred marshmallows with one puff. Adana secretly tried gargling with fire water to see if she might make a flame, but she only gave herself a sore throat. Poor Adana, she could never be a fire dragon.

So sad little Adana slunk into her cave, curled up in a corner, and took a nap.

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Now you can’t just leave little me like this – Can you? So pick up a copy of my story, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON today.

It’s available in paperback from Amazon or directly from this site. There’s even a companion coloring and activity book available.

Prefer to read on Kindle or listen on Audible? I can to that too and the book is available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

AND a bonus the first TEN people to order a copy from this website today will pick up a free audio book of Adana narrated by the awesome Fiona Thraille. This offer is available for orders from the US or the UK. (If you’re in the UK message me for shipping costs – I will be traveling to the UK in June, so if you can wait until then to receive your books I can make the shipping costs a bit cheaper!)

PLUS all orders receive a signed Adana bookmark and a coloring sheet!

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So Happy Earth Day folks. Remember to protect the flowers from those big bad giants!

Peace and Love,

Adana

S is for School and a Sheep – Blogging from A to Z

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Hi Everyone,

Adana here! It’s SATURDAY and I’m really excited. You see today Debbie is going to read my story at a bookstore in St. Louis.

Debbie will be at THE NOVEL NEIGHBOR from 10:30 to 11:30 am this morning for storytime. If you live in St. Louis come on by. You’ll be able to pick up a signed copy of my book, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON and the companion Coloring and Activity Book.

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Now on to the letter S – today we are featuring three books in our picture books from A to Z. First up meet Charlie Chameleon who is going to SCHOOL.

Readers first met Charlie and his bossy pet fish, Frankie,  in The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings back in 2015. Now Charlie is back in a new adventure where he is taking the big step of going to school.

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In this second in a series of humorous multicultural books, Charlie Chameleon and his friends are having trouble with Boris Bunny, the class bully. Charlie thinks Boris is putting on an act, but his friends disagree. Follow Charlie’s adventures as he helps Boris learn how to be a friend. Fans of the Arthur the Aardvark series will enjoy the antics of the characters in The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days. Even bullies can be bullied—who knew!

Pick up your copy of The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days by Ellen L. Buikema with illustrations by Elizabeth Engel from Amazon in Kindle or paperback.

Next up is a book that Debbie edited, STANLEY & HALF-PINT written and illustrated by Elizabeth Bullock.

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This is a short novel based on a true story. Stanley (a horse) and Half-Pint (a ram) are the title characters and narrators of the tale.
Together, they tell their story of friendship, life’s experiences and their view of the world today.

Pick up a copy on Amazon in Kindle or Paperback. 

Come back tomorrow for a special day, release day post for my book, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON!

Good night,

Adana

 

H is for House – Picture Books from A to Z

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Hi folks, welcome back to Paws 4 Thought after our short visit to Paws 4 Puzzles. I hope those who visited her in the last few days had fun with YASH.

Now onto the letter H. For H I’ve found two awesome picture books that both feature HOUSES!

The first is written and illustrated by my illustrator, Tina Wijesiri. Tina brought my little dragon to life and in this story – THE HAT HOUSE – we meet three little hedgehogs who need a house. I had the privilege of editing this sweet tale for Tina. Please check it out on Amazon.

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Our second story today is THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE written by  Susan Schaefer Bernardo with illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher.

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The adventure begins when an old farmhouse gets salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart — and WHEELS! With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home. Tiny makes friends on the road, like Shiny the Airstream, Waverly the houseboat, and Buster the skoolie. He even goes to a jamboree! After thousands of miles, Tiny discovers that home isn’t a place…it’s a feeling in your heart.

Pick up the book in ebook or hardback.

That’s all for today – now I’m going back into my house for a rest.

See you tomorrow,

Adana

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A is for Adana – Picture Books from A to Z

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Hello everybody and welcome to Paws 4 Thought. I’m Adana the Earth Dragon and I’m going to be your host throughout the month of April for Blogging from A to Z.

The theme of this month is indie picture books and I have oodles to introduce, plus I’m really excited because my own book ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON is releasing this month on Earth Day, April 22.

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So do you want to know a little about me and my story? Well I’m Adana and I’m small and brown and really not that interesting. I’m also the only Earth Dragon in the world of the dragons and don’t have the special skills of other dragons. I can’t fly like the air dragons, or swim like the water dragons or make flames like the fire dragons.

So what can a little earth dragon do? I guess you’re going to have read my story to find out.  You can preorder my story today on this blog or on Amazon.

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Come back tomorrow when I’ll introduce some awesome picture books beginning with the letter B.

Blogging from A to Z – Theme Reveal

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Hi everyone, my name is Adana the Earth Dragon and I will be hosting a very special Blogging from A to Z right here on this blog this April.

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I’ve got together with some of my friends from picture book land and each day in April we’ll visit with some of my favorites from A to Z. Plus come by on Earth Day for the release of my book, Adana the Earth Dragon, now available on presale.

Join the FB event to follow along with Picture Books from A to Z.

Preorder your copy of Adana the Earth Dragon today.

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