Friday, June 4, 2010

New Books for 2010...

 This past year and a half has been a fortunate one for me as an illustrator. It proves that really hard work pays off... well it may not pay as well financially, but it certainly does pay
in credits, books illustrated,good karma, and nice rewards as the books begin to sell*:).

Four of the books I have illustrated are either available now, or will be this fall. Working with Stemmer House Publishers for Daniel and the Harmonica was a joyful challenge. Due out in September the picture book challenged me to create crowds of people for a young boy's day out in the park with his harmonica. Robert Dubreuil's story asks "What could happen if you play a very special harmonica in a park on a sunny afternoon?"

This book will delight the 4-9 group and may be the beginning of a young harmonica player's career in your home.

Also due out this fall is A Wish and A Prayer, by Beth Bence Reinke. I really enjoyed working on the illustrations for this picture book that asks the question, "Is a Wish better than a Prayer?"
As soon as I have my copies, I plan to read this one at our children's time in church and leave several copies in the church libraries.  A good target audience for this book is the 5-8 year old but it could be used easily for 4-9 because of the gentle message.

Currently available from the publisher, 4RV PUBLISHING, LLC are In My Bath, by Beth Bence Reinke,  is a great book for the pre-schooler and kindergarten to first grade crowd.

If Wishes Were Fishes, by N.A.Sharpe, will be fun to read for all the
havoc it causes for J.T.  For anyone in primary school and even before, this book will have them laughing and most likely trying to do exactly as J.T. does.

 You can order  In My Bath and If Wishes Were Fishes right now and also available for  Pre-order, A Wish and A Prayer by Beth Bence Reinke.

When you order the books, any or all,  just shoot me an email and I will  send you an illustrated, signed book plate for your copy or one you plan to give as a gift.


Bron Smith said...

I'm so happy for you Ginger that you've worked hard and now you're watching your dreams come true, one childrens' book page at a time.

Roberta said...

Go go Ginger! You are amazing... look at this list of books! Congrats!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Okay Woman, You are on a roll!!!! OH BOY! you have been really busy. These are fabulous. Each and everyone of them. You've got an arm load for sure. Congrats to you my friend. You hard work has paid off with all these magnificent books! Hope you sell out and have to have more printed right away! Great job!!

Ginger*:) said...

The books that have been released are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or directly from the publisher. If you click on the links you can find out more.

Vivian Zabel said...

Also books from 4RV can be obtained through regular bookstores. If the books aren't on hand, the store can order them. We use Ingram for our distributor, and now Follett Library Resources are distributing, too.