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Cooper Square Publishers announces the Spanish and Korean translations of Carmela LaVigna Coyle’s picture books, DO PRINCESSES WEAR HIKING BOOTS? and DO PRINCESSES REALLY KISS FROGS? (Available now!) 


THE HOGAN THAT GREAT – GRANDFATHER BUILT, picture book by Nancy Bo Flood, published by (Salina Bookshelf, 2014), describes how the Navajo Hogan is more than a place to live for traditional Navajo families. Unusual illustrations by Navajo artist, Peterson Yazzie, glow with the warm, rich colors of the southwest.


COWBOY UP! RIDE THE NAVAJO RODEO (BoydsMills, 2013), by Nancy Bo Flood, was recognized with the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award and the California Reading Association "Eureka" Nonfiction Award. Poems, explanations and close-up photographs by Jan Sonnenmair invite you to the rodeo.  Enjoy a cold shaved ice!  Nothing like it, guaranteed.


J. D. Howard released a middle-grade novel, THE CASE OF THE VANISHING SCROLL, through Westbow Press, in November, 2013. Sam Dixon must use his wits to find a missing scroll and solve the mystery behind its disappearance. Check out the book trailer at www.jdhowardauthor.com!


Darby Karchut's middle grade novel, GIDEON'S SPEAR, an urban fantasy set in Colorado, will be released February 4th from Spencer Hill Press. This is the second book in THE ADVENTURES OF FINN MacCULLEN series. The first book, FINN FINNEGAN, released last year.


Jennifer Mason's nonfiction article, "You Do It Your Way, I'll Do It Mine," was published in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: THINK POSITIVE FOR KIDS (released fall 2013). While relating her memories of being the youngest and smallest in a large extended family, Jennifer encourages children of all sizes (and ages) to bravely forge their own unique path in life.

Linda Osmundson's third book, HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN: WOMEN'S ART, will be released by Pelican Publishing, Inc., on February 15th. The book continues the "looking at art" format of her previous books.

Nadya Sustache’s nonfiction article “Cotorras en Peligro” appears in the January, 2014 issue of IGUANA, a Cricket group Spanish language children’s magazine. The article describes the conservation efforts to protect the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot.

Todd Tuell has been contracted by FACES Magazine for one article to appear in the France themed issue (April 2014) and two articles for their World Cup themed issue (May/June 2014). FACES is the Cricket Group magazine exploring people, places and cultures for ages 9 to 14.

Denise Vega is thrilled to announce the sale of her picture book to Knopf/Random House. IF YOUR MONSTER WON'T GO TO BED is a tongue-in-cheek instruction manual to get those rambunctious monsters to hit the sack. Tentative Fall 2015 publication.

Nicole Weaver's third trilingual children's picture book, MY BROTHER IS MY BEST FRIEND has been published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 15th, 2014. Brothers are very special. Meet two brothers that do everything together. This delightful story transcends all cultural barriers. It will warm the hearts of children from all over the world. 



Linda Osmundson   
March 15th, 2:00-4:00p.m.
Old Firehouse
232 Walnut St.
Fort Collins, CO
Linda Osmundson’s Fort Collins will be launching her newest book How the West Was Drawn: Women’s Art. She’ll sign copies, provide activities for children and adults, and serve Cowgirl Cookies and punch.

Linda Osmundson
March 21st, 2:00-4:00 pm & March 22nd, 11:00a.m -2:00 p.m.
Centerra Barnes & Noble
5835 Sky Pond Dr.
Loveland, CO
Linda Osmundson will sign her newest book How the West Was Drawn: Women’s Art. View her display and enjoy a Cowgirl Cookie.