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What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Cat Day! October 29, 2013

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Written by Thad Krasnesky Illustrated by David Parkins

Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins

Join the family and ALL their cats this National Cat Day in That Cat Can’t Stay. Read the full pdf here.

When Mom brought home a stray one day, Dad said, “That creature cannot stay.”

What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Grouch Day! October 15, 2013

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Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

What better way to celebrate than reading Maya Was Grumpy. Grumps Unite! Enjoy the full pdf here.

“That’s just silly,” Maya grumbled.

Play the Flashlight Press Six-Word Challenge! September 30, 2013

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oocimageblogCome one, come all! Enter in the Flashlight Press Six-Word Challenge.

The rules are simple:

1. Create a clever six-word summary of one our published or upcoming books. Here are some of our examples:

Perfect sandcastle available. Dragons may apply.

Mouse house… wing warmer… pink mitten.

Cat. Cat. Cat. Cat. Cat. Dog.

Pterodactyl comes to school. Class dismissed.

2. Post it on Facebook/Twitter and tag Flashlight Press.

3. Share this post with your friends!

We will re-post some of our favorite entries on Facebook/Twitter, and in a few weeks, announce the winners on our blog.

This six-word challenge is based on the Smith Magazine Six-Word Memoir challenge.

Another interesting article you might enjoy.

What wacky holiday is it today? It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! September 19, 2013

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Written by Carrie Clickard Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Written by Carrie Clickard
Illustrated by Mark Meyers

No need to buy a Pirate Dictionary. Just borrow some vocabulary from Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer. Hop on board and enjoy the full pdf here.

’Tis Scylla the Serpent, the Scourge of the Sea! That black-hearted beast wants a pirate for tea!

Too Much Glue Author’s Skype Visit a Success! September 3, 2013

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Jason Lefebvre, author of Too Much Glue, held a skype visit with a school in New Braunfels, Texas. Check out the video below to see how the kids are glued to his every word!

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Maya in the Top Ten! August 25, 2013

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Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Maya Was Grumpy was selected for the top ten Summer ’13 Indie Next Kids’ Great Read(Use the arrow to scroll to the right to see Maya).

Thank you to all the independent booksellers who believe in Maya!

Too Much Glue Ranks #2 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases! August 18, 2013

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As of this morning, Too Much Glue (written by Jason Lefebvre, illustrated by Zac Retz) was listed as the second “hottest” new release on Amazon in the Children’s Literature category!

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This pretty much sums up how we feel about it:

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Available now on Amazon, B&N and at your local bookstore

“…debut illustrator Retz’s artwork is created digitally, but there’s a sculptural quality to it that almost suggests he could be using glue as a medium, too…. First-time author LeFebvre presents a rowdy tale about the disruptive forms that creativity can take.” — Publishers Weekly

What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Book Lovers’ Day! August 9, 2013

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Written by Carrie Clickard Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Written by Carrie Clickard
Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Share girl pirate Victricia Malicia’s love of books this Book Lovers’ Day in Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer. Hop on board and enjoy the full pdf here.

I want a new pet that’s not scaly or spiny – and wish I could keep my books somewhere less briny!

What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Happiness Happens Day! August 8, 2013

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Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Thankfully, happiness happens to all of us, no matter how grumpy we get sometimes. Join Maya as she finds this out in Maya Was Grumpy. Find happiness with the full pdf here.

Maya felt a wiggle reach the corners of her frown.

When a Dragon Visits BookfestPA July 24, 2013

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Jodi Moore – author of When a Dragon Moves In – attended the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ Bookfest on July 13th, 2013 along with the dragon himself, made from recyclable materials by Jodi’s son, Steve.

Here are some pictures from the event!

Little Dragon fan