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MY DEFINITION OF "TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED"...If you're with a publisher you know I'll recognize, write to me and I'll add you. If you have any doubts, CLICK THIS LINK and scroll down to a list approved on SCBWI's "Published and Listed" (PAL) list. If you see your publisher on this list, write to me. If not, then you're with a publisher too obscure to be added. I don't want these author lists to become so lengthy that the site loses its original intent: to save educators time when "shopping" for an author.

Here's my latest book, THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CRISIS, published by Sterling Children's Books and illustrated by the talented Jannie Ho. It's a sequel (of sorts) to THE GREAT REINDEER rebellion, written by the late Lisa Trumbauer, published by Sterling in 2009.

Both books are fun and funny (if I do say so myself!) but they're also lush and fun to hold, with embossed illustrations on every page, spot varnished to give each layout a 3-D effect that kids will love to touch. Kind of like fancy old Christmas cards.

Here's a round-up of the latest reviews from mom bloggers around the country. Thanks, moms!

December 9      5 Minutes for Books—Reviewed in Xmas roundup

December 4      Jumpin Beans—Review

December 4      Reviewed by Mom—Review:
“This book is adorable.  It is cute and fun and it was a slam dunk hit with my three children.”

November 30     Bergers Book Reviews

November 24     Picture Book Reviews—Review

To quote Santa on the last page of my book: "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good laugh!"

Kim Norman

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