3 Outstanding Self-Published Children’s Books
There were roughly 450,000 books self published in 2013 and that number increases every year. This trend is giving opportunities to talented writers who don’t have the resources or the patience to go the traditional book publishing route of submitting their work to an agent, who shops it to a publisher who then can take a year or more from signing to shelving. There are now many authors who are electing to keep full control of their work and get their stories told on their terms. Below are 3 self published children’s books that are all truly gems. Enjoy!
The Grand Adventures of Inspector Toadius McGee: January’s Jewel is a young adult novel from author/graphic designer Tom Phillips. His book is told through the eyes of Dr. John R. Boarhog as he recalls the ruby heist that left the New York Metropolitan Museum of Natural History robbed of Egypt’s fire. This book for middle grade readers has the perfect mix of adventure, romance, master criminals, monkeys and dancing mummies.
Children Have Got to be Carefully Taught is a charming book by Kat Michels, illustrated by A. Sutton. This picture book is a lesson for children and adults alike to embrace the whimsy, free spirt of childhood. The story is told through rhyme, for an extra element of fun. It has excellent reviews and is engaging for elementary aged children.
Friends with Fins: The Talent Show, is the first book in the Friends with Fins series by Jaclyn Friedlander, Illustrated by Christian Hahn. One thing that makes this title even more appealing to children is that Christian Hahn was only 13 years old when he illustrated it, so it has a design feel that children will really connect with. This adorable story is about a case of sea creature stage fright and features Friends with Fins Fun Facts at the end of the book that teach about the real animals on which the characters are based
Jaclyn Friedlander is an ocean conservation and marine life expert. She hosts a weekly ocean, science and conservation show every Friday on YouTube. She is an engaging public speaker and travels the country doing author visits at elementary schools, speaking at conferences, and shooting episodes of the show. CLICK HERE to visit her site, which has all of the weekly videos posted on the blog page.
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