Tuesday, 9 July 2013

New Children's Picture book released!

Oh! That Naughty Puppy! New Children's Picture Book by Paula McBride

My newest children's picture book has been published! Hooray!
It's taken a long time to complete, first to do all the illustrations - one on each page - and also I've managed to work out how to put hyperlinks to my other books at the back.

I'm really pleased with the cover on this one, simple, but effective I hope. My best selling children's book 'Hairy, Scary Spider?' had a very simple cover and children were drawn to this, so I've done it again!
'Oh! That Naughty Puppy!' was published this morning and I have had 3 sales already, so the cover must be working!
Here's the blurb, let me know what you think;

What will happen when Luke and Emma's new puppy starts chewing everything in sight?
Will they be able to keep such a naughty puppy, or will Daddy take him back to the pet shop?
Your little ones will enjoy exclaiming, "Oh! That naughty puppy!" as the little dog repeatedly chews the family's beloved items. Then they can share in the suspense as Luke and Emma wait for Daddy's return from the pet shop.
Your children will love the hand drawn illustrations that perfectly capture the cheeky, then remorseful little puppy as he chews his way through the story!

This story would be perfect for children from the ages of 3 to 7 years. 

Oh! That Naughty Puppy! 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

2 years as a self-published author!

My two year anniversary is coming up and I'm definitely going to celebrate!!!

Four of my books have become best-sellers in their genre - on Amazon UK - with Hairy Scary Spider? staying in the top 100 since being published and more often in the top 10 or 20!

It has been hard work but I've learned so much about self-publishing, marketing and promotion, but the most joy I get is when I get feedback and reviews from the readers. The thought of my stories being read to little ones and maybe becoming a bedtime favourite leaves a great feel-good glow and makes all the hard work worth it.
Here are a few of my latest reviews;

5.0 out of 5 stars Clever little book., 2 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Hairy, Scary Spider? (A Children's Fun Rhyming Picture Book for ages 2-5) (Kindle Edition)
My 2 year old daughter adores this book. We must read it twice a day. Very clever and a good read.

Cute fun for kids, 27 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Hairy, Scary Spider? (A Children's Fun Rhyming Picture Book for ages 2-5) (Kindle Edition)
Hairy, Scary Spider? Ticks all the boxes for an entertaining children's read. It's language is simple and understandable. It's written in a jolly rhythm and it rhymes easily. A great little read for anyone wanting to share time with their children. It also has a nice little moral, attempting to ease the inherent fear of spiders for children. The illustrations are clear although not overly stimulating. Overall, a very pleasant little book.

 4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 17 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Great for my 6 year old. Good bedtime read. Well illustrated and suitable for a boy or girl. Easy to understand with a happy ending. 
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny 13 May 2013
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This is a brilliant book. Well written and with lovely illustrations, I would recommend this book to everyone but particular to carers and teachers of children who need emotional support.