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Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club:  Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at

http://pennyreviews-chat.blogspot.com/

See reviews of Ms. Cole's books at

http://reviewsforpenny.blogspot.com/

Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wacky Wednesday - Natasha Wing's "The Night Before" Books

Today I found a new author with a wonderful theme that children (ages 5 to 8 ), parents, grandparents, and teachers can relate to -- and will enjoy reading and using.  Her name is Natasha Wing and her books are delightful rhyming books for nearly every holiday and event in young children's lives.  There's even a book for the 100th Day of School.  

Her "hook" is based on the classic story-poem "The Night Before Christmas."  There's a lot to do to get ready for these special days and events. These books are perfect for discussions at home and at school.  We've gone past the fall and winter events, but now we're coming up on St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Summer Vacation, and Summer Camp.  Here are her "Night Before" book titles in date order:

 
The Night Before St. Patrick's Day, 2009, Illustrated by Amy Wummer.

  





 

The Night Before the 100th Day of School, 2005, Illustrated by Mindy Pierce.








 
The Night Before Easter, 1999, Illustrated by Kathy Couri.






The Night Before Mother's Day, 2010, Illustrated by Amy Wummer.
The Night Before Father's Day, 2012, Illustrated by Amy Wummer.

 








The Night Before Summer Vacation, 2002, Illustrated by Julie Durrell.

 







The Night Before Summer Camp, 2007, Illustrated by Mindy Pierce.










The Night Before Preschool, 2011, Illustrated by Amy Wummer.


The Night Before Kindergarten, 2011, Illustrated by Julie Durrell.

The Night Before First Grade, 2005, Illustrated by Deborah Zemke.
 
The Night Before Halloween, 1999, Illustrated by Cynthia Fisher.


The Night Before Thanksgiving, 2001, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon.
  






  


 

  
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, 2002, Illustrated by Mike Lester.

  





The Night Before New Year's, 2009, Illustrated by Amy Wummer.



The Night Before Valentine's Day, 2000, Illustrated by Kathy Couri.







 
The Night Before The Tooth Fairy, 2003, Illustrated by Johansen Newman.









The Night Before My Birthday 

The Night Before My Birthday, 2014, Illustrated by Amy Wummer.







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Read more about Natasha Wing and her other books at:
http://www.natashawing.com/

Her books are available from:
http://www.us.penguingroup.com/
 and
http://www.amazon.com

Tags:  Holidays, The Night Before, children's books, School, Preschool, celebrate, Kindergarten, First Grade, Birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Summer Camp, Summer Vacation, Mother's Day, Father's Day

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