Posts by Gina Cascone

Week of the Young Child…

This week, The National Association for the Education of Young Children is celebrating “Week of the Young Child” A fun-filled week celebrating young children and their families with hands-on, collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art #WOYC18 We loved having the opportunity to spark the curiosity and excitement with the students and…

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Treat yourself to happiness

It is easy to forget sometimes just how much happiness there is in this world. World Happiness Research Institute CEO, Meik Wiking reminds us in his books, The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke. In these heartwarming, practical, inspired and often funny books, he shows us where to find happiness, how to…

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Celebrate Reading…Around the World

Today is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, and as designated by the International Board of Books for Young Readers, “International Children’s Book Day”.  Remember what it felt like to sit on someone’s lap and read a book together. Celebrate by passing that feeling onto the next generation. We invite you to travel the world with a…

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WE ALL COME FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE

My dear cousin is busy these days compiling his memories and photographs so that his children and grandchildren will have concrete knowledge of their heritage. Several years ago we made a trip to Italy together with our spouses to visit the place where our grandfather was born, a small town just south of Naples, called…

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Something wonderful for everyone…

Just a reminder… in every minute of every hour of every day, somewhere in the world something wonderful is happening. Now more than ever, we need to remember that.  We have just witnessed the Olympics where the whole world came together in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Fierce competitors in great camaraderie, pride and dignity.…

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Guest Blog from our agent…Andy Ross

Gina Cascone and Bree Sheppard on Author Book Promotion Andy: Today we are talking with Gina Cascone, Bree Sheppard, and Roger Williams about their experiences as authors promoting the newly released children’s picture book,  AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. It’s  a wonderful book for children that takes the reader to all the time zones of the…

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All on the same page

Last week we were lucky enough to have been invited by our publisher, Sleeping Bear Press, to participate in one the publishing industry’s biggest celebrations of the year; Book Expo America.  The Javits Center in New York was teaming with extraordinarily talented people all there for a single purpose – the exchange of ideas. To that…

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I Am So Full of Happy Today

From 1945 to 1969 Art Linkletter had a segment on radio, then on his television show, called “Kids Say The Darndest Things” by asking simple questions and allowing children to answer, unprompted and uncensored, he gave the world a glimpse at the inner workings of a child’s mind. The answers he got may have made the parents…

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Have your cake and eat it too!

We’re celebrating a birthday. And there will be cake!  Curious about how that most glorious tradition began, we did a little research. Turns out everybody wants credit for it. And who wouldn’t? In western culture, birthday cake dates back to ancient Rome. It was the Greeks who put candles on cake – on the sixth…

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Around the World…magically.

“One story.  Then it’s bedtime.” That was the deal I tried to negotiate every evening when Bree was a little girl. She would smile enigmatically and disappear for an inordinate amount of time which I let pass only because it was filled with much needed peace and quiet. Eventually she would return, her arms piled…

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