Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Series Series, Part 1: Planning a Series

I’ve been on a series of deadlines and taking a bit of a break from blogging, but as I promised last week, I’m picking it up again with a series of posts about… writing a series. My mother and I have developed three series to date: The Dumpy the Dump Truck picture book series; the […]

Re-Purposing

Question: How can you turn one book into multiple sources of income, and continue to promote the original book at the same time? Answer: Re-purpose it! Re-purposing means converting the content from your book(s) into as many other formats as you can. Could your book make an audio book? An E-book? A web game?  Is […]

Dumpy At School

Dumpy at School (Hardcover) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author), Tony Watson (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Charlie, who is nervous about his first day of school, and Dumpy the Dumptruck, who is nervous about his first construction job, gradually adjust to their new settings after making new friends.

Dumpy Saves Christmas

Dumpy Saves Christmas (Hardcover) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 It’s Christmas Eve on Merryhill Farm, and Charlie can’t fall asleep. There’s a loud crash on the roof – and who should appear but Santa and a broken-down sleigh. Now how will all of the children in the […]

Dumpy’s Extra Busy Day

Dumpy’s Extra-busy Day (Library Binding) by Julie Edwards (Author), Tony Walton (Illustrator), Katie Boyd (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 It’s a very busy morning on the farm. Farmer Barnes is away, so Charlie and Pop-Up have lots more chores to do than usual before the school bus arrives. With a little help from Dumpy and […]

Dumpy to the Rescue

Dumpy to the Rescue (I Can Read Pre Level 1) (Library Binding) by Julie Edwards (Author) Many things are missing at Merryhill Farm — the cat’s milk, the baby roses, Pop-Up’s hat, and nuts and apples. Even Baby Goat is missing until Dumpy finds him. Readers will enjoy finding out how Dumpy solves the mystery […]

Dumpy’s Valentine

Dumpy’s Valentine (My First I Can Read) (Paperback) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author), Tony Walton (Illustrator), Ruby Randig (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 It’s Valentine’s Day, and poor Trusty the Mail Truck has broken down. Dumpy offers to lend a hand, and with Charlie and Pop-Up’s help he delivers surprises all […]

Dumpy’s Apple Shop

Dumpy’s Apple Shop (My First I Can Read) (Hardcover) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author), Tony Walton (Illustrator), Cassandra Boyd (Illustrator) Reading level: Baby-Preschool It’s Apple Day and time for the Barnes family to set up their annual apple shop. Everyone pitches in, and Dumpy the Dump Truck wishes he could help […]

Dumpy and His Friends on the Farm

Dumpy’s Friends on the Farm (Board book) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author) Reading level: Baby-Preschool Everyone’s busy at Merryhill Farm, there are so many things to do and so many friends to see! Join Dumpy the Dump Truck as he visits the rooster, the cow, the horse, and all of his […]

Dumpy and His Pals

  Dumpy and His Pals (Board book) by Julie Andrews Edwards (Author), Emma Walton Hamilton (Author), Tony Walton (Illustrator) Reading level: Baby-Preschool There are so many trucks and tractors in Apple Harbor! Now children can meet them all in a chunky board book that introduces preschoolers to Dumpy’s pals and their special sayings. There’s Bee-Bee […]