Friday, November 15, 2019

NEW RELEASE + Favorite Holiday Memory Blog Hop



Thank you for visiting! I am hosting this blog hop to celebrate the newest addition of A Gregory Green Adventure series: SLEIGH RIDE

Read about my favorite holiday and then hop around to read the favorite memories of the other participants!



Blog Hop Question: What is your favorite holiday memory?

(This includes Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule/Winter Solstice, Christmas, etc.)


My Memory:

OLD TIME CHRISTMAS

Christmas is and always will be a magical time of year, whether you are one year old or 101. For me, the magic started when my parents took me and my younger brother and sister to a huge Christmas tree lot to pick out our tree. Back in those days, a fake tree did not exist. We lived in a tri-level house with the living room ceiling tall enough for a twelve-foot tree. The hard part was tying the tree to the car, take it inside the house, put it in the stand, and lift it up to stand tall. I remember my dad having to climb up a step-ladder to put the lights, ornaments, and tinsel on the top of the tree. But it was the most glorious tree in the world.

The next evening, we would go to town to go shopping, mainly for mom and dad. We split up into groups for about an hour and met again at the Sears, Roebuck, & Co store, which was a block long with every display window fully decorated with holiday animated figures that moved. Crowds of people wandered from window to window in awe.

December 23 was our family Christmas, the only night we could exchange gifts.

December 24 was a full night with the church choir concert where I sang. (I started out in the children’s choir and worked my way up to the adult choir.) After that we celebrated my mom’s birthday, and then we went to my grandparents’ house on my dad’s side.

December 25 was for Santa Claus, and in the evening, we loaded up to go to visit my grandparents on my mom’s side. The women cooked goose, turkey, and ham to serve to the twenty-three relatives!

And I can’t forget December 27, my brother’s birthday when we held a dinner with all the grandparents together.

Whew! But wonderful, wonderful memories!


My New Picture Book Release:


BLURB: On Christmas Eve, Gregory and Sammy get a special visitor—Santa Claus! Santa brings them on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world and to the North Pole. Bundle up and come along for the ride!


General Age Range - Kids 4-8 (Story Picture Book)



Book Links:



PLUS, A FREEBIE!



Get Pea Soup Disaster now!
Kindle / Nook Kobo



About Me:

Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup.                                                                                                    Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools. She currently lives in Florida, but has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.



QUESTION: What you're favorite holiday memory?


Hop around to the other blogs participating:




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Trick-or-Treat Reads FREE PICTURE BOOKS!





Welcome to my Trick-or-Treat Reads post! 

I am offering FREE PICTURE BOOKS as my goodies for you!

Snatch up all of them and tell the parents and grandparents of kids you know, too!




HALLOWEEN RIDE


One Halloween night, Gregory and his teddy bear Sammy go trick-or-treating, hoping for lots and lots of candy. But Sammy is scared of everything and is constantly asking, “What’s that?” Gregory gets annoyed until one of those things turns out to be a flying broomstick. And this broom wants them to go for a ride. Where will it take them?

FREE:
Amazon / Nook / Kobo







PEA SOUP DISASTER


Gregory Green loves his mom’s pea soup, but when he eats it at school, all of his friends make fun of how it looks. He doesn’t think it looks like bugs, and it tastes good! Then at recess, his friends run from him, screaming, “He’s a monster!” Gregory doesn’t know why his friends are being mean until he sees his skin is green. The teasing gets worse until an unlikely friend comes to the rescue—his teddy bear, Sammy. Sammy usually only comes to life for Gregory and his family, but Sammy has an important lesson to teach Gregory and his classmates.


FREE:
Amazon / Nook / Kobo




THE MISSING ALPHABET


The paper alphabet letters in Gregory Green’s classroom have gone missing, and it’s up to him and his friends to find those missing letters. They go on a hunt through the school, hoping to find them. They spot letters next to things that start with those letters, like B for Bananas in the cafeteria. But will they be able to find the entire alphabet?

The Missing Alphabet is a great story for children learning to associate letters with objects, and four activities throughout the book will further help children to get familiar with the alphabet.


FREE:
Amazon / Nook / Kobo





DOCTOR MOM

It’s Saturday, and Gregory Green can’t wait to have fun with his dad on the riding lawnmower, but something is wrong. Sammy, his teddy bear and best friend, won’t get out of bed. Gregory is worried when he sees Sammy’s left leg is torn. This is a case for Doctor Mom! Can they fix Sammy? And just how did Sammy get hurt in the first place?


FREE:
Amazon / Nook / Kobo






Hop around for more reading goodies!






HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



~*~




Before you go, consider signing up for my holiday blog hop to celebrate the release of my next picture book SLEIGH RIDE.

Blog Hop Day: November 15, 2019

Blog Hop Question for participants to answer in their blog posts: 

What is your favorite holiday memory? (This includes Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule/Winter Solstice, Christmas, etc.)

All posts will include the cover art, blurb, and buy links for SLEIGH RIDE. As well as my author info.

Sign up here:




Monday, June 3, 2019

NEW RELEASE - The Missing Alphabet




Gregory the Boy: Hi everyone! My name is Gregory.

Sammy the Teddy Bear: *waves* Don't be scared, but I can talk, too. I'm Sammy.

Gregory: Sammy is my best friend in the whole wide world. We go on a lot of adventures together. Don't we, Sammy?

Sammy: Yup! Like the time when Gregory turned green at school.

Gregory: And you came to tell my friends and me about bulling.

Sammy: Someone had to.

Gregory: Then there was the time when you ripped your leg, Sammy, and Mom had to fix you up.

Sammy: *rubs leg* I don't want to talk about that.

Gregory: Let's not forget about what happened on Halloween night!

Sammy: We rode on a broom! *pretends to be an airplane*

Gregory: Now we have a brand new adventure to share with everyone.

Sammy: We do! But maybe we should let Elaine Kaye share the details about the story of The Missing Alphabet.

Elaine Kaye the Author: Thanks, boys!


NEW RELEASE FROM ELAINE KAYE:


The paper alphabet letters in Gregory Green’s classroom have gone missing, and it’s up to him and his friends to find those missing letters. They go on a hunt through the school, hoping to find them. They spot letters next to things that start with those letters, like B for Bananas in the cafeteria. But will they be able to find the entire alphabet?

The Missing Alphabet is a great story for children learning to associate letters with objects, and four activities throughout the book will further help children to get familiar with the alphabet.

General Age Range - Kids 5-8 (Story Picture Book)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo
PRINT: Amazon 


A GREGORY GREEN ADVENTURE SERIES:


“Bullying is not fun and, with colorful illustrations and interesting characters, the author handles the topic in a simple manner, giving a clear message about how the color of one's skin is not important." - Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo



“Tutors and educators can use it in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions.” – Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo
PRINT: Amazon / Barnes & Noble 





“This is a perfect story for children and it will make them imagine, dream, and become adventurous. The illustrations are whimsical and they bring out the spookiness and eeriness of the adventure.” – Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo



About the Author: Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools. She currently lives in Florida, but has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.

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