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


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,


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.

Y is for Yummy and Yuri – Blogging from A to Z


Hi Everyone,

Adana here and we’re nearly at the end of the alphabet – Can you believe it? The last post will appear on Monday.

Today though we focus on the letter Y.

First up we have MY YUMMY CORN written and illustrated by  Surendhra Kumar Padayatchi.


This is a story about a mouse that lived a content life in a corn field being usurped by a city dwelling mouse to enjoy the fruits of an urban living. Did the mouse settle down in the city? What happened after the mouse departed with his new acquaintance?

Pick up your copy in Kindle or paperback today.

Secondly, I’m going to cheat a little. I’d like to introduce you all to YURI SHAMNE. Yuri is an artist and puzzle maker from Russia and he has been providing picture puzzles for Debbie’s puzzle blog, Paws 4 Puzzles, on Wednesdays.

You and children can catch up on all of Yuri’s puzzles so far on this page. I promise you won’t be disappointed.


That’s all for today. Join me on Monday for the letter Z!




Under the Sun and Unicorns – Blogging from A to Z


Hi everyone, I’m back again!

Today we are featuring two books on this blog that feature the letter U!

First up we have We Are One Under The Sun written by Jocelyn Marie Schlegel with illustrations by Jesse Musto.


Sander the Shark tries to make friends with children on the beach and discovers that he scares them with his big, white teeth. He goes on an adventure to find friends in his habitat, meeting creatures of all shapes, colors, and sizes along the way.

Pick up your copy on Amazon in paperback.

Next up – who likes a good joke? Rich Linville has a whole bunch in Unicorn Jokes for Kids and How To Tell Them.


What did the baby unicorn call her father? “Pop” corn!

This an oodles more can be found in the fun little book.

Pick up a copy today in Kindle or paperback.

That’s all for today – come back tomorrow when we’ll meet some VERY small creatures.

See ya,



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


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.


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.


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.


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,



M is for Math! Blogging from A to Z


Hi Everybody,

Adana here. Do you like MATH? I have to say it was never my favorite subject. Today though I’m introducing two awesome picture books that make math fun.

The first is MATHIMALS by Jon Hales (Author), and Charlene Mosley (Illustrator)


Do you find it hard to add?! Brace yourself for a fun, slightly unusual and mildly chaotic lesson in basic addition! What happens when you add 1 mouse + 1 sheep, for example? Or 4 caterpillars + 4 fish? You’ll find out in this hugely entertaining picture book filled with weird and wonderful creatures.

Packed with brightly coloured illustrations, clever wordplay and lots of fun details, this rhyming story is sure to capture the imaginations of young children and is designed to help easy sums stick in the mind.

Perfect for ages 3-5 but with plenty for younger and older children to enjoy.

I had the privilege to read this one and was very impressed both with the concept and the illustrations.

Pick up a paperback from Amazon UK or US or a Kindle copy.

Next up meet MACKENZIE THE MATHEMATICIAN by Samara Lynch (Author) and‎ Rahana Dariah (Illustrator)


Look at Makenzie out in space! Doesn’t that look awesome?

Mackenzie the Mathematician tells the story of a 3rd grader, Mackenzie, who has such a deep adoration for math, she spends most of her time daydreaming about becoming a famous mathematician. However, that all changes when she enters a math competition.

Pick up your copy on Amazon in Kindle or paperback.

By for now – see you next time with the letter N!