good children’s books: Covers aren’t everything


Good children’s books usually have bright, colorful covers that attract young readers. But sometimes you might put a little too much value on the cover.  Here’s an example of an amazing young lady, celebrating her high school graduation. At first she thought she was getting”a cheesy present” from her dad. But when she she opened the book, she found priceless treasures. What were they? Her dad had asked every one of her teachers to write something special about his daughter. He began the collection when his daughter was in Kindergarten and continued the practice for 13 years! She burst into tears  on her high school graduation day, when she read the comments about her, “Pigtails and giggles” from her Kindergarten teacher. In high school, her teachers recalled  her “Wit and sharp thinking.” Every teacher wrote about her “Love of life and laughter.”  It turned out that the gift she received from her dad was something totally unexpected; a keepsake of memories.

When I’m writing good children’s books, my goal is to make them entertaining and fun to read, while sharing some important lessons. If you want to be inspired to never give up on your dreams, you’d love my award-winning true story, Tails of Sweetbrier. It shows you that anything is possible because you can beat the odds and live your dream. If you love animals and you want good children’s books that  are fun to read, you’d enjoy Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, and Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes. The animals are the main characters who work together to solve problems. I hope these are on your list of good children’s books. By the way, the beautiful covers and illustrations of  my books are done by my gifted sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2014

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Comments & Responses

5 Responses so far.

  1. Sarah Mazor says:

    What a heartwarming story.
    A gift of caring and loving.
    What can be better?

    Thanks you Deanie.

  2. Sherry Ellis says:

    What a wonderful story! I wanted to tell you, if you don’t know already, author, Jodi Desautels, welcomes guest authors on her blog who have stories with life lessons. I’m a guest today. If you want more information, visit her webpage: http://www.authorjodidesautels.com. I thought your books would be a good fit.

    • Hi,Sherry, thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I did visit your interview and it was very good, as always. I left a comment there, as well.
      Thank you for that suggestion, I appreciate it very much and I’ll look into it.
      Have a great day and please give my regards to everyone in your family.


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