I decided to join The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators last year. I’m glad I did. There are multiple benefits which I had been seeking. One can connect with others, apply for awards and grants, and find promotional opportunities. If you’re interested in writing and illustrating for children and young adults, it’s a terrific international group. I’m happy to be a member.
Moe Doodle is a country mouse who decides to move to the Big City in search of excitement and adventure. Although he finds plenty of fun, he soon realizes he is homesick and missing his friends.
Told in bouncing rhyme and rhythm with incorporated dance movements for young listeners and readers, discover how Moe solves his problems while exploring and living in the Big City.
Ideal for children of three years and older.
Moe Doodle, the country mouse who moved to the city in The Big City Dance, returns in this tale for more surprises and adventures. As he is daydreaming and enjoying a relaxing day at the lakeside, Moe encounters Manford Goforth in an unexpected way!
Discover Moe and Manford’s special promise in this story about courage, kindness, curiosity, and the enduring power of friendships.
Suggested age - three and up. Ideal read for educators and homeschoolers. Activities from across the early childhood curriculum can be incorporated in a variety of ways.
Moe Doodle and all his friends return to the Big City for another exciting adventure.
Moe and Manford discover goat yoga, encounter a cantankerous owl, and find themselves back at the dance studio for more fun lessons. Discover what happens to the city and country friends as they reunite for a magical evening at the Ritzy Glitzy Big City Dance Contest.
Suggested age - three and up. With themes of friendship, curiosity, and resilience, this book is an ideal read for educators and homeschoolers. Activities from across the early childhood curriculum can be incorporated in a variety of ways.
Wonderful Things is a celebration of the sights, sounds, and events that surround us in our world.
Written in simple text and rhyme with accompanying soft, soothing illustrations, Wonderful Things is meant to be enjoyed as a “sweet dreams, little one,” read aloud experience between the youngest listeners and their caregivers.
Recommended Audience – Birth and Up.
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Thank you, Story Monsters, L.L.C., for the opportunity to participate in the 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest. Books, trailers, and marketing materials, in a variety of categories, are judged by children’s publishing experts.
Here’s our award winning book trailer for Wonderful Things!
John Finch, book trailer development and animation at www.outfoxstudio.biz and OutFox Kids, created this trailer for Wonderful Things. He is a terrific collaborator, and I’m glad I’ve had the pleasure of working with him. Visit his website to see all of his creative activities. Vocals by Lizelle Middleton and Elizar Christian.
How to become a children's book author with Valerie Doherty!
Thank you, Lavelle Carlson, for the opportunity to interview!
Please take a few minutes to listen to my interview with The Authors Show! I talk about my new book, The Big City Dance, and how it came to be. Plus, we chat a bit about future projects.
I had a wonderful interview with Ramona Portelli that I wanted to share with you all! To read the interview on her webpage and leave a comment.
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