Avid4 Children’s Books

Heather L. Beal


Tummy Rumble Quake

Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is practicing for the Great ShakeOut. They learn that the Great ShakeOut helps prepare them for an earthquake. They also learn the basics of what causes an earthquake and how it causes things to fall and break. It also can sound like a really loud tummy rumble. They also learn where they can go and what they should do (drop, cover, and hold on) to be safe inside buildings, outside, and in a car. At the end of the day they feel comfortable recognizing what an earthquake is and how to be safe should it happen.

Jessica Bland

My name is Jessica and together with my friend, Susan George, I have written and published a children’s book called SNOT. It is a story of a girl at a very special school where knowledge is literally poured into the brain! Here is the blurb from the book. Ever feel like everything you learn at school goes in one ear and out the other? That knowledge literally drips out of your head faster than it is poured in? For Flora ‘Pea’ Brain that is actually the case! If that doesn’t sound bad enough, imagine having to contend with a horrible Headmaster who likes nothing better than dishing out detentions and dreaming up terrible, torturous methods to get rid of failing students. Will Flora survive and pass her exams, or will Headmaster Prickles (the biggest bully EVER) get his way?

Aliaha Brown


Aliaha Brown is a part time tutor, a dabbler, and a full time writer. She published her first book called Beck The Speck in November of 2017. Beck The Speck was created one day when Aliaha’s little sister Rebecca was driving her crazy. As younger sibling often do. So Aliaha made up a rhyme that turned into a story. She is currently working on a young adult science fiction thriller. She enjoys playing the piano, drawing, and reading anything she could get her hands on.

Eugenia Chu


Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子) is a story is about a little boy named Brandon who gets a surprise visit from his grandma from China, Pó Po (婆婆). While Brandon and Pó Po are making jiǎo zi (餃子), Brandon makes a mess and he and Pó Po have a good laugh! They chat and bond over the experience. Then Brandon eats and eats and eats and makes a surprise at the end that delights the whole family! This story includes some conversational Mandarin Chinese (including Pinyin – pronunciation). When my son (the real Brandon) was very little, I couldn’t find children’s storybooks to read to him which touched upon Chinese culture and which included some Chinese (Mandarin) words to teach and/or reinforce his Chinese vocabulary, so I started writing my own.

Michael DiPinto


I started writing my first book after my daughter asked me how do sea shells get on the beach…..since then I have written 3 books working on a 4th childrens book a book of short stories and a novel.

Errol Fern


Hi friends, I am Errol Fern. I am a new writer and I am so excited to let you know that I released my first book. I am writing to inspire people of the next generation. I would like to ask if you are interested to review my book? My book is entitled “The Caterpillar”. I dedicate this story to all kids. I wrote it with a piece of my soul. For more information, please see this link for the Amazon content: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J1XZ9FX Thanks and I hope you enjoy it.

Lawrence Fong

Does your daddy work too much? Sometimes it’s difficult to tell him to take a rest or to spend some quality time with you! Get daddy to read this illustrated book with you and tell him how much he means to you! Produced by Lawrence Fong, this short illustrated book seeks to connect to children whose fathers are constantly busy and preoccupied with work and the day to day hassles of life.

Erica Graham


Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Erica understands the difficulty parents have finding time and ways to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their parents to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books, Talking Tales. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language. Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, Erica enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.


Annie Harmon


Annie Harmon lives in Houston (specifically Atascocita) Texas,USA, but has lived in many of our beautiful states. She has one husband (all she can handle) three children (who are each more beautiful than she could have hoped) and one dog (who is still trying to claim a spot as one of the above mentioned).
There is the technical bio listing books and editorial magazines, but that part gets boring.

My newest book: Super Piggy!

Meet Oscar, the deep-chested dog who just wants to play chase. When Piggy arrives at the family’s home, he is quickly recruited as Oscar’s best friend. The small pig grows bigger every day, and so does the trouble he gets into…much of it thanks to Kitty Bear, the family cat. She takes her antics a bit far, tricking Piggy and Oscar and framing them for spilled trash.
Yet, for all her trouble-making, Kitty Bear isn’t all bad. She also sneaks extra food to Piggy when their human family isn’t looking. So, when a stray attacks Kitty Bear, Piggy is not able to forget it.
Follow Piggy as he leads Oscar into a daring mission to protect the neighborhood pets from the violent stray that attacked Kitty Bear. Can he keep the plan from going a little astray itself?

Deb Hockenberry


‘Where Can We Have The Party?’ is Deb Hockenberry’s debut children’s book. She has always wanted to write stories for children, and has taken multiple courses from The Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of The CBI Workshop to keep with the ever-changing world of children’s writing. She has also been published in several online magazines.

You can find my book at http://www.amazon.com/dp/1537077120. It’s available in print or Kindle.

Hoot N. Holler


We are a daughters/mother writers/illustrator team. We live in Maryland, but not Boring. Hoot brings humor to the world. Her favorite hobby is crying. She loves working on cars, especially when she needs to get somewhere. She has mastered the fine art of eating pancakes. She is indecisive. Sometimes? Most of the time? All of the time? N. refuses to reveal what N stands for. Her favorite color is green-today. She spends most of her time in Tamriel. Her favorite flavor of ice cream is ice cream. Holler is the creator of the group. Literally. She created Hoot and N. Holler is just what it sounds like, the loud one of the group. No one knows why she hollers. Some say it’s because she’s a bit hard of hearing. Others suggest she’s just singing.

Jan Hurst-Nicholson


When Mrs Canary’s eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole’s hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services – after all, isn’t he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl’s Court, where Leon springs his final surprise…

Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire’s illustrations capture the story’s humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

Elizabeth Jade

Akea – The Power of Destiny

Elizabeth Jade stumbled into writing at the age of fourteen when she began to struggle with depression and anxiety. It wasn’t until the age of eighteen that she realised her struggles in school had been due to Aspergers Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder). She has always had a passion for animals and has volunteered at various animal rescues, so it seemed only natural that her stories would revolve around them.

Akea is a Siberian husky who was born into a family of sled dogs and a life which should have followed a predictable path, but from the day she first saw the lone wolf, Akea knew her future lay beyond the safety of her home. The wolf, Kazakh was well aware of Akea’s destiny and the traditions he would break to help her reach it. His task was to make sure Akea would be ready, no matter what the cost.

In ‘Akea – The Power of Destiny,’ you go through every part of Akea’s emotional and heartfelt journey to discover who she is and what she is destined to become. It is a sensitive and heartening story that will remind you of Jack London’s ‘Call of the Wild’. This story of self-discovery, loyalty and hope, will be the first in a series of stories for this unique husky. Having an autistic spectrum disorder has been a challenge for this young author in many ways and she is grateful for the support she is receiving from so many different people.

Derek Jee

I initially wanted to write a story for my children where they were the main characters, with no intentions of it being published. Since then though I have published another book on Kindle and there will be two more in the Time Travelling Clock series soon.


M.S. Johnson

I am a mom, blogger, and author, and lover of books! While I have self-published many titles, I am particularly proud of the excited projects that I am working on now.

Faiz Kermani


I like to write funny children’s books – yes totally silly books. I don’t think anything I do will be compared to ‘War and Peace’ in the future, but I do enjoy making people laugh. I love working with schools on educational and literacy projects so if you’re interested in collaborating with an author on something fun and positive let me know.

Michelle E. Lowe


I’m a Georgia born native who spent most my life near the Atlanta area before pulling up stakes and moving clear across the country with husband, Ben, and our two daughters. History piques my interests, especially European history. I’m a big nerd at heart. I love reading science-fiction and fantasy stories, and I enjoy old B horror films. I also get a kick out of playing classic Atari video games and I do oil painting as a hobby. My works included The Warning, Atlantic Pyramid, Cherished Thief, Legacy, and Legacy-The Reunion, children’s books, Poe’s Haunted House Tour, and the three-part adventure children’s series, The Hex Hunt. Currently, I’m working on my next series, The Age of the Machine.

Blurb: A thief, a lover and a toymaker; drawn together by fate, unlikely champions against a powerful and remorseless enemy. When not fighting each other, they must confront a powerful lord and end his plan to unleash global violence. No problem. But behind the scenes, the immortal trickster is manipulating men like puppets, changing history for his own amusement. And as an ancient plan is set into motion, the trio are faced with events they do not understand and may not survive.


Crystal Marcos


Award-winning Children’s and Young Adult author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE, and Novus: Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles. Bartholomew Buggins: A Zombie with Different Cravings is her first picture book.

Jeanne McAtee


Tess MacMillan is a talented storyteller and a student in the third grade at Homer Higgins Elementary School. After a new boy moves to town and joins her class, Tess discovers she has a terrifying problem. The new kid, Dean Marks, follows Tess everywhere, hounding her to tell him more and more stories. The more stories Tess tells Dean, the fatter he gets—and the skinnier she gets. Now he intends to force her to give him her secret soul stories. What can Tess do to get Dean out of her life before he gobbles up her very soul? She will need courage, ancient magic, and the help of special friends to save her from the monsters who hunt her relentlessly—to save her from the story gobblers.

Jeanne McAtee writes children’s stories, novels and poetry. She has been a bilingual, multicultural storyteller for over twenty years and is a member of Rocky Mountain Storytelling. She is an English as Second Language teacher. She lives in magnificent Denver, Colorado where she enjoys mountain vistas, amazing people, and fascinating arts and cultural events.

BC Mullins


I write children’s books and am the author of the Tony Taylor series of chapter books for young readers. Book #3 in the series will be out in print in late September. My books are available on Amazon.com and through other retailers as well as on my web site. The Tony Taylor series revolves around the title character and his visits to his grandparents’ farm where seemingly magical things have been known to happen. These books engage the imagination and give the reader the opportunity to decide what actually happened. They are delightful, wholesome entertainment for the entire family.

J.L. O’Rourke


J. L. O’Rourke is the pen-name of Jenner Lichtwark. Jenner writes contemporary murder mysteries, urban fantasy, stories for children and rambling freeform poems. After the Christchurch earthquakes she quit her regular job to establish Millwheel Press Ltd, publishing her own works and offering editing advice and assistance to other writers. When not writing, Jenner enjoys being in a theatre, either onstage as a singer or backstage where she has been everything from floor crew to stage-manager. She lives on a peaceful olive grove in North Canterbury.

Richard Rensberry


Richard Rensberry is the author of the Rhyme for Young Readers Series presented by QuickTurtle Books®. This is a series of uplifting children’s books mostly for ages 4-9.

Christine Reynebeau


I grew up in Green Bay, WI, graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in December 2012 with a Bachelor of Science- Animal Science, and have worked in the youth development field for both the YMCA(2009-17) and the Boy Scouts of America (2017-present). In my community I volunteer on various committees, boards and service teams. ​In 2013, I was accepted to publish with Mirror Publishing. I published PB & J first, June 2014 and it took another two years to publish GUTS, June 2016. I was a presenter at Untitled Town Book Festival in 2017 and do book readings at a variety of local events. September 2017 was the start of this great new adventure, Dreambuilt Books. ​I believe that the words I share with the world should have positive intention and that there are many valuable lessons to be learned by books.

Carole P. Roman


Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.



I am Ront Tal Shaltiel, I am an author of children’s and coloring books. I have a series of books about numbers. My purpose is to introduce math and numbers to young kids in a way of fun. I have 2 children’s books and 5 coloring. The books are an adventure of the numbers.

Maxine Sylvester


Maxine is the author of the children’s book series Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer. She is currently going through the final edits for book 3.

The Reindeer Flying Acdemy
“A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” and the name is “Ronaldo”

Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen. With the love and support of his friends and family and the great advice of his grandpa he can face his greatest challenge yet, the Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo doesn’t have a “traditional” reindeer name (like Dasher) so he faces some bullying from his peers. And despite all his slap-stick humor style clumsiness he gets to enjoy his success with pride.