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Beware! Pirates-in-Training at the Rose Marie Bryon Center! October 11, 2012

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Carrie Clickard, author of Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer, visited the Rose Marie Byron Center, an after-school program in Daytona, FL, on October 8, 2012.

The little buccaneers made pirate crafts designed by Carrie (available on www.victriciamalicia.com), including pirate hats and paper parrots. The students also indulged in some homemade pirate edibles.

Check out the pictures below!

Arrrr You Ready for Adventure? May 21, 2012

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Written by Carrie L. Clickard, illustrated by Mark Meyers

Sailing into a store near you: our newest book, Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer, written by Carrie L. Clickard and illustrated by Mark Meyers.

Publishers Weekly says:

Clickard takes rhyme and meter seriously, achieving, at her best, a Gilbert and Sullivan–like patter…. Meyers… provides lots of pirate detail and even an ironic moment or two…. Rollicking, sea-chantey verse and slapstick humor make this a promising readaloud.

Although Victricia Malicia Calamity Barrett was born on her family’s pirate ship, this mild-mannered, book-loving girl is sick of the sea:

“I gag when my lunch is Spaghetti Tentacular,
hate when my sisters speak pirate vernacular,
want a new pet that’s not scaly or spiny,
and wish I could keep my books somewhere less briny!”

To find out more about Victricia’s seafaring adventure, her mishaps on board, and her encounter with a terrifying sea serpent, see the PDF preview of  Victricia Malicia. Check out the newly released Victricia Malicia trailer and sing-along here, and be sure to dig into the treasure trove of free printable activities and games at VictriciaMalicia.com

National Poetry Month Celebrating Sweet 16 April 4, 2012

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It’s 16 years since the Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we invite you to read three of our fun rhyming books in full: I’m Really Not Tired, That Cat Can’t Stay, and I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way.

Also preview our upcoming book Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer, which washes ashore in June. But beware: this rollicking, frolicking, seafaring rhyme might tangle your tongue into knots the first time!

If you enjoyed these books, they are available through your local or online bookseller, or via the links on our site.

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