Children’s Literature and Activity Books


Have you heard about the U.S. Government Publishing Office? They create and publish children’s literature and activity books. There are a variety of topics for all readers. Some of my favorites are exploring the outdoors, building self-esteem and strengthening the family bonds.

Be sure to visit their online bookstore for Federal Publications from NASA, The National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many more. With more than 4,000 titles and topics, you are sure to find something for everyone.

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Children’s Book Spotlight and Giveaway: “The Day That A Ran Away”

I am excited to feature a second book from children’s author, B.C.R. Fegan. I had previously shared, Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32,  which is still one of my son’s favorite nightly reads. We added to his collection with, The Day That A Ran Away, which is perfect for starting his new school year.

The Day That A Ran Away

Guest Blogger, TaleBlade Press

Book Description

While Mrs May is checking her students’ homework, she notices that Jet hasn’t managed to write down the letters of the alphabet. Instead of providing a familiar excuse, Jet offers Mrs May an elaborate story about how every letter happened to leave his page while he was walking to school that morning.

The Day That A Ran Away clearly and cleverly moves through the alphabet from A to Z. Each page has a number of items to find and the simple rhyme on each page will help readers remember the letter sequence. The story also touches gently on the concept of homework and the importance of making an effort.

The Day That A Ran Away will be available September 1st, 2018 in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and ePub through all major online retailers.

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Good luck, winner will be chosen 8/22/18.

Helping Children Cope with Cancer: Spotlight and Giveaway on “Benito, You Can Do It!”


I am always searching for new resources to help children and families cope with life’s challenges and was excited to discover, Benito, You Can Do It!.  This is a beautifully written and illustrated children’s book for the intent to connect with the Spanish community. The most amazing feature is the dual sided ability of reading it in Spanish and English.

More from the author, Alan Quiñonez

Since I was little boy I always liked to draw. As an adult, I dreamt about being able to apply my love for drawing and storytelling in way that could bring forth something positive into the world.

My dream started to became a reality in November 2011, when I partnered with my dear friend Ysabel Duron, who is cancer survivor and runs the non-profit agency Latinas Contra Cancer in San Jose, CA.

Her agency hosts a Spanish-speaking parent support for families with children with cancer.

And so in early 2012, I explained to the families that I’d love to interview them in order to capture their experience and then present it as children’s book that could help other families that were beginning the journey of childhood cancer.

As I’ve got to know these families they embraced me as one for their own and they guided me to interview their doctors, social workers and child life specialists.

After a year, we had a solid body of research thanks to the profound testimonials from the families, and the expert knowledge and input of the medical team at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital.

To match the richness of these testimonials I needed to level up my illustration skills, so I started taking art classes and interviewing professionals in the industry.

During the month of September 2013 I ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds, and thanks to the support of more than 100 donors, was able to raise over $12,000 to cover the costs of printing the book.

page-collageAbout The Author:alanquinonez-roundAlan Quiñonez is a designer and illustrator working on his dream of telling stories that cross language barriers and foster a message of hope and strength in children and families around the world. He lives with his partner in North Hollywood, CA. His personal website is 

Use the coupon code “CLM1OFF” to save on your copy of Benito, You Can Do It! at benitobooks.comspotlight

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Winner will be chosen 6/30/17, shipping to U.S. residents.