Author Archives: savvywriter

About savvywriter

Writer, blogger, lover of Snoopy. Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women

A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women  is a fantastic picture book that tells of the many historical achievements made by women in America. It is a great book to read to young girls and boys alike. The … Continue reading

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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

It’s almost President’s Day, which is the perfect time to review of THEE I SING: A Letter to My Daughters by former president Barack Obama. The book honors many historical figures who made a difference in America, and more importantly it is a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese Festivals

The Chinese New Year is coming! The beautifully decorated streets are full of people playing drums, performing the lion dance and setting of firecrackers! Continue reading

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A Child of the Civil Rights Movement

A Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young-Shelton, tells the story of the civil rights movement with mention of Dr. King, and the role he played, as seen through her then four year-old eyes. Young-Shelton, the daughter of … Continue reading

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Feast for 10

    Thanksgiving day is just three weeks away, and what better time is it to celebrate food and family!  In anticipation of the holiday, calicokidz.com is reviewing the delightful counting board book book Feast for 10.  This delightful counting book … Continue reading

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Night Creepers

Halloween is almost here! Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year and since night animals are frequently featured in Halloween stories, it’s a great time to teach kids about the nocturnal animals that come out at … Continue reading

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Whoa, Baby, Whoa!

Did you know that it’s Baby Safety Month? And  Whoa, Baby, Whoa!, about a baby who gets into all sorts of mischief is the perfect book for children to teach them of the importance of being careful around babies. The book … Continue reading

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