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 Tracy Mattes

MCA Interview Series: Tracy Mattes (Parent Tested Book Award)

For this interview, we were lucky enough to chat with Tracy Mattes, author of the award-winning Church Dog Book Series! Each story in the Church Dog Series contains a playful and endearing adventure that uses biblical foundations to teach moral lessons about real-life issues children face. The books are perfect for igniting conversations around subjects like bullying, grief, forgiveness, fear, and fighting temptation. Equally important is stressing the power of being kind, compassionate giving, standing up for one another, and having self-esteem. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winners Carol Zaslow and Patti Tanenbaum

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers, and welcome to another installment of our interview series! For this interview, we were able to speak with not only one, but two award-winning authors, Carol Zaslow and Patti Tanenbaum! Carol Zaslow and Patti Tanenbaum are co-authors of the MCA award-winning books, Lovable Grandpa Joe and Big Shaggy Max! Big Shaggy Max is a fun, educational, and heartwarming story about a boy and a dog that has some very important lessons to be learned. Lovable Grandpa Joe is an exceptional book about the incredible bond that exists between children and their grandparents. A portion of the sales of Lovable Grandpa Joe is also donated to Love for our Elders, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors, which are too often forgotten, with kindness and joy. Keep reading to find out more about Carol and Patti as well as their two award-winning books, Lovable Grandpa Joe and Big Shaggy Max! Read More