Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Katie Murphy

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For this interview, we were able to sit down and chat with one of our MCA award-winning authors, Katie Murphy! Katie Murphy is the author of Where Is Happiness?: A Little Bear Uncovers a Big Surprise!. Where Is Happiness?: A Little Bear Uncovers a Big Surprise! is about a little bear named Ananda that will take your child on a journey filled with charming nature illustrations and new animal friends as she explores all the places where she might find happiness! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Maddy Zanetti

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As part of our ongoing interview series, we spoke with Maddy Zanetti, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning books Upset – The Original Dark Horse and Jim Dandy – A Dark Horse on a Dark Day. Jim Dandy is the sequel to Upset, which is a twist on the true story of two racehorses named Upset and Man o’War in the Sanford Stakes almost 100 years ago. Both books in the Dark Horse series teach that it is not always luck that gets you to your goals, but believing in yourself and staying true to who you are. Each book in the Dark Horse Series is also filled with beautiful illustrations by local illustrated by local Saratogian artist Gretchen Tisch! Keep reading to find out more about Maddy Zanetti and her award-winning series! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Susie Brooke

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We recently had the chance to speak with Susan Brooke who is an Associate Publisher at Phoenix International Publications (PI Kids). PI Kids is the publishing company behind the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book series, Disney My First Stories! Disney My First Stories Book Series is a collection of books that each tackles different topics and features different Disney character favorites. Disney My First Stories Book Series features Minnie and the Lost Unicorn, Tinker Bell’s Best Birthday Party, Alice Wants to Grow, The Aristocats Show, Mowgli’s First Dance, Dumbo Gets Dressed, Hooray for Nature, and the newest addition, Disney My First Stories with Mickey Mouse – Merry Christmas Chip and Dale! Keep reading to find out more about Susan Brooke and how the Disney My First Stories Book Series came to be!  Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Tina Huggins

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Today’s installment is with Tina Huggins, who, apart from being an author, is also passionate about teaching, technology, and entrepreneurism. Tina is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, The Nodders: What! You Don’t Want to Nap?. The Nodders: What! You Don’t Want to Nap? is a whimsical story that introduces “Nodders” who are magical creatures that leave special treats for nappers while they snooze! This rhyming nap time book encourages children to look forward to snuggling in their bed, knowing they just might wake up to a surprise. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Sarah Stillman

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We were lucky enough to chat with Sarah Stillman, the author behind the Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s book, Little Histories for Little People: George Washington! Little Histories for Little People: George Washington is the story of George Washington’s life as he leads the colonies to freedom and becomes the first president of the United States of America. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Patrick Matthews

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For this interview, we were able to speak with Patrick Matthews, author of the MCA Award-winning book, Bradley’s Dragons! Bradley’s Dragons follows a young boy named Bradley Nash who suffers from anxiety, particularly around strangers after a mysterious attack when he was nine years old. As his twelfth birthday approaches, he discovers that dragons, magic, and hunters are all real and that he and his family are in more danger than he could possibly have imagined. This book is a whirlwind adventure from start to finish, full of magic, mystery, and mayhem! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Erin Zinkhan

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We were privileged to speak with Mom’s Choice Award-winning Author Erin Zinkhan, who wrote the parenting book Tiny But Mighty Baby. Tiny But Mighty Baby is a parents’ guide to navigating their child’s diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction that combines medical knowledge with intimate parent stories that guide the reader through the complex medical terminology, technology, and loss of normalcy associated with a diagnosis of growth restriction. Tiny But Mighty Baby is a vital resource for any parenting or caretaker struggling to understand their child’s diagnosis of intrauterine growth restriction. Keep reading to find out more about Erin and how she came to write such an insightful book! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Michelle Feinberg

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As part of our ongoing interview series, we spoke with Michelle Feinberg, author of the MCA award-winning book, Please Don’t Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit! Please Don’t Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit is part of the “Cooper The Dog” book series and the second book in the series to win a Mom’s Choice Award! Read More