Guest Post :: Back-to-School Means Letting Go by Natasha Wing

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Back-to-School Means Letting Go Oh, my. It’s back-to-school time. Time to watch your “little baby” become a big kid and head off to school, and your teenagers head off to college. These are hard times to let go, but necessary times for growth and independence. But not yet, you cry! Three of my school-themed Night Before books are about letting go and may help you and your child deal with being separated.     In The Night Before Preschool, a boy has the jitters and realizes that he forgot his teddy bear at home. When naptime comes and he doesn’t have his snuggle friend, another preschooler loans him her bunny. The little boy had a hard time letting go. He wanted his teddy, a symbol of still needing his “security blanket” and a connection to home. Bu the little girl who offers up her bunny is ready to let go and help a fellow preschooler who’s not quite there … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight with Author Natasha Wing

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    This week we are talking with best-selling author Natasha Wing whose books are #2, #3 and #4 on the Children's Books Best-Sellers list!  How wonderful is that to not only have one but three books in the Top 10.  Only Dr. Seuss beat her out of the top slot!  You have probably seen and read her books that include The Night Before Kindergarten, The Night Before Preschool and The Night Before First Grade - all wonderful books that help ease little ones transition into a new school year.   Natasha sold her first manuscript, Hippity Hop, Frog on Top, in 1992. and has since, released over twenty picture books.  She is Picture Book Expert for the Children's Book Insider and offers wonderful advice for new and established children's book writers.  This is what she had to say about her creative process and what a typical day is like in her world.   Tell us how you came to writing … [Read more...]