Virginia, glad to have you back with us today. I want to share your book with everyone.
What great fun! I’ll bet that some of your readers are parents who enjoyed magazines specially for children with great stories like yours. It is a part of childhood that every child should enjoy.
Virginia shares a review of her book that will have everyone putting it on their list of books to get for their children or grandchildren. Even if you missed previous issues of the magazine, you’ll get the best in this book.
Best of Stories for Children volume 1 Review by Penny Ehrenkranz
The Best of Stories for Children Magazine, Volume 1, is a tribute to the quality of stories found on a monthly basis. Within these pages, readers will find a combination of thirty-two stories, poems, articles, and crafts by leading children’s authors.
The book is divided into two sections with stories culled from the past year’s issues. There are sixteen pieces taken from the spring and summer issues and an additional sixteen from the fall and winter. There is something from everyone from the early reader rebus, “Hungry Helper,” by Lisa Lowe Stauffer (artwork provided by Steve Cartwright) which starts off the book to informative non-fiction articles for older readers such as, “Magnificent Totem Poles,” by Randi Lynn Mrvos and “Sticks and Stones Won’t Break My Bones,” by Nidhi Kamra a story about calcium. Also included are colorfully illustrated poems such as “Topsy
Turvy Tour,” by Donna J. Shepard (illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier), and “Sail Away,” by Carol Crowley (artwork provided by Candace J. Hardy).
Holiday themes are touched on with stories about Halloween, “The Pumpkin Festival Mystery,” by, Mary LaFleur Langdon (illustrated by Steve Cartwright), Eid Al-Adha, “Anisah Celebrates EID AL-ADHA,” by Gayle Jacobson-Huset, (with Arabic language help from Dara Becker and illustrated by Candace J. Hardy), and Christmas, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!” by V.S. Grenier.
In Volume 1, you will find recipes for cornbread, chicken salad, “magic” reindeer food, and fun to make Christmas tree treats which are easily made from items such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (miniatures) Rolos and Hershey’s Kisses. Also included are directions for making non-toxic finger paint.
According to VS Grenier, founder and Editor-in-Chief, Best of Stories for Children Magazine, Volume 1, “titles picked for the anthology are based off new visits to the site page, so they are picked by the readers. We don’t look at repeat visits only the first time visits, and the page only logs it as a first visit if the reader is on the page for more then 2 minutes.” This guarantees the stories you will find are the ones most read by children and their parents.
You can purchase your copy at http://www.lulu.com/content/4892856for $26.95 as a paperback or download for $5.00.
Virginia, I wish you the best of luck with your magazine and your books. I’ll be getting one for my own grandchildren.
May 5, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Sounds like a great collection! Does the book include drawings?
May 5, 2009 at 7:44 pm
I didn’t know you had planned this book. I must be living in a box. LOL! This sounds like it would be wonderful and fun too.