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Author Terry Pierce talks Eat Up, Bear!

My oh my, another interview! Mom Read It allowed me to chat about specific ways to help keep bears wild and safe, along with tips for folks who are new to visiting the outdoors.

Mom Read It

Eat Up, Bear! is an adorable, rhyming board book that addresses a big topic: respecting the local wildlife – and keeping yourself safe! – when enjoying the outdoors! Whether you’re having a picnic or birthday party in a park, going on a hike, or enjoying a camping trip, it’s important to remember that local wildlife, especially bears, LOVE to eat and will eat your food – not healthy for them! – unless you keep that food safely packed up and properly disposed of!

Eat Up, Bear!, by Terry Pierce/Illustrated by Nadja Sarell,
(Apr. 2021, Yosemite Conservancy),
$8.99, ISBN: 9781-951179-01-4
Ages 3-6

Author Terry Pierce was kind enough to answer a few questions I had. Enjoy!

MomReadIt: Hi there and thank you so much for writing Eat Up, Bear! I love that you’ve written a fun and informative book about keeping both bears and people safe. What inspired you to…

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Book Giveaway: EAT UP, BEAR by Terry Pierce

Kathy Temean over at Writing & Illustrating has a lovely post about the journey of my latest book, EAT UP, BEAR! (Illustrated by Nadja Sarell, Yosemite Conservancy). And I’m doing a book giveaway for one lucky winner! Check it out!

Writing and Illustrating

Terry Pierce has written a new board book, EAT UP, BEAR illustrated by Nadja Sarell and published by Yosemite Conservancy. It is available in bookstores on April 6thTerry has agreed to share a copy with one lucky winner living in the United States.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter or reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. So, thanks for helping Terry and Nadja.

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Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway!

Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway starts today!

Cynthia Mackey, Children's Book Creator

It is time for our Kid Lit Village Spring Giveaway. It has been such fun to feature all these amazing new authors and illustrators from the Kid Lit community. In celebration of spring and our growing village of children’s book writers and illustrators, We are super excited to offer the following prizes:

Prize 1: Picture Book Critique up to 500 words by Ana Siqueira, author of Bella’s Recipe for Success

https://anafiction.com/ana-siqueira/

Read Ana’s Kid Lit Village interview on July 12th!

Prize 2: Non-Rhyming Picture Book Critique up to 800 words by Rebecca Kraft Rector, author of Squished Squashed Squished https://rebeccakraftrector.wordpress.com/

Read Rebecca’s Kid Lit Village Interview here!

Prize 3: Fiction Picture Book Critique up to 500 words by Charles Trevino, author of Seaside Stroll https://charlestrevino-author.com/

Read Charles’ Kid Lit Village Interview here!

Prize 4: Fiction Picture Book Critique up to 500 words by Cynthia Mackey, author…

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Book Giveaway: DEFINITELY DOMINGUITA Series by Terry Jennings

A new chapter book series by Terry Catasús Jennings, Definitely Dominguita. Plus, a book giveaway!

Writing and Illustrating

Terry Jennings has written a new chapter book series, DEFINITELY DOMINGUITA illustrated by Fatima Anaya and published by Aladdin. It is available in bookstores now. There will be two winners.

Terry has agreed to send a copy of the first book, Knight of the Cape to one winner and send Captain Dom’s Treasure to a second lucky winner living in the United States.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter or reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. So, thanks for helping Angie and Rachel.

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Eat Up, Bear! Reviews

Reviews are starting to trickle in about my latest board book, EAT UP, BEAR! (published by Yosemite Conservancy, Illustrated by Nadja Sarell). Board books aren’t the most reviewed type of children’s book, so to see reviews starting to come in on this truly unique board book topic (how humans can help keep bears wild), is truly exciting!

“A great introduction to enjoying nature without disturbing its rhythms.” —Foreword Reviews

“Readers aren’t going to miss the noble, not-so-subtle theme of this educational board book: that humans must “take care or bears will eat your food!” …a diverse assemblage of picnickers, campers, and hikers plainly demonstrate various methods of keeping bears away from tempting people-food, including locking up coolers, using bear-safe containers, and appropriately disposing of trash. Safely separated by the gutter, bears on the right-hand page nosh blissfully on insects, acorns, berries, and the like.”–Kirkus Reviews

Click HERE to purchase and support Yosemite Conservancy.

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Book Giveaway: CHASE THE MOON, TINY TURTLE by Kelly Jordan

It’s turtle time over on Writing & Illustrating!

Writing and Illustrating

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Young readers will witness rare and extraordinary natural event as a baby loggerhead hatches from its shell. With nothing but the light of the moon to act as a guide, readers will follow the newborn turtles’ harrowing attempts to outpace a series of predators on their march toward the glistening shore. After only narrowly avoiding hungry crabs, owls, and foxes, the turtle rides ocean waves to a calm clearing. Following a moment of peace in the still ocean water, the turtle joins the rest of its pack on a dive into the moonlit sea to continue the voyage home.

Told with a beautiful, lyrical rhyming sequence, this book introduces readers to the birth cycle of a loggerhead sea turtle. Through the newborn turtle’s eyes, both kids and adults will marvel at the majestic, and sometimes dangerous seaside landscape from a perspective rarely seen before.

BOOK JOURNEY:

About five…

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Book Giveaway: LET’S POP, POP, POPCORN by Cynthia Schmerth

This look likes the kind of book I would have used in my classroom. LET’S POP, POP, POPCORN!

Writing and Illustrating

Cynthia Schumerth has written a new picture book, LET’S POP, POP, POPCORN illustrated by Mary Reaves Uhles and published by Sleeping Bear Press. It is available in bookstores, now. SBP has agreed to share a copy with one lucky winner living in the United States.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter or reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. So, thanks for helping Cynthia and Mary.

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Book Giveaway: THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP by by Charlotte Offsay

Charlotte Offsay is doing a book giveaway for her debut picture book on Writing & Illustrating.

Writing and Illustrating

Charlotte Offsay has written a new picture book, THE BIG BEACH CLEANUP illustrated by Katie Rewse and published by Albert Whitman & Company. It hits the bookstores on March 1st, but it is available for pre-order on Amazon, now. Charlotte has agreed to share a copy with one lucky winner living in the United States.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. If you are a follower who has it delivered everyday, please let me know in your leave a comment and I will give you an extra ticket. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Thank you for helping Charlotte and Katie.

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EAT UP, BEAR! First Review!

EAT UP, BEAR! (Yosemite Conservancy, ill. by Nadja Sarell) has received its first review (from Foreword Reviews)! Here’s what they said:

Eat Up, Bear!

Terry Pierce

Nadja Sarell, Illustrator

Yosemite Conservancy (Apr 13, 2021)

Hardcover $8.99 (14pp)978-1-951179-01-4

Autumn campers and hikers peaceably coexist with hungry bears in this board book with a lesson for little nature goers: all are kept safe when people remember to properly lock up, and dispose of, their foods in the wild. Bright scenes, set along streams, trails, and among orange-leaved trees, find happy bears chowing down on natural delights while wide-eyed human beings picnic responsibly, at a safe distance from the hungry furballs, making this a great introduction to enjoying nature without disturbing its rhythms.

The official release date is April 13, but you can order now: https://shop.yosemite.org/coll…/youth/products/eat-up-bear