What contains underwater sea animals, growth and learning, and flawless grammar? The latest children’s books I edited for Brainy Connections, naturally!
Children’s books are among my favorite projects, because I remember how deeply I connected with my own books as a child. There was the hoop skirt I made out of yarn and cardboard after reading Little House on the Prairie; the closets I compulsively hid in after reading the Narnia books; the famous 3.5 hour road trip during which my cousin obligingly read A Trip to the Supermarket on repeat.
On the other hand, I often end up putting a little extra pressure on myself with children’s books, because it seems so important to get it right. The kids are learning to read from these things — there can’t be any errors that might worm into their brains!
Despite the high stakes of taking responsibility for still-forming brains, I really enjoyed proofreading and editing these books for Brainy Connections — a really nice international group of people, by the way. Check them out:
- Codley and the Big Storm — Together We Can! by Lisl Fair and Michaela Grace. Illustrated by Ismedy Prasetya.
- Codley and the Sea Cave Adventure, by Lisl Fair and Michaela Grace. Illustrated by Ismedy Prasetya.
- The Beginner Series by Lisl Fair and Michaela Grace, including: Animals from A to Z, Fruit and Vegetables from A to Z, My First Book of Sports and Games, My First Book of Food and Drinks, and My First Book of Opposite Words.
P.S. Troubled by my use of “octopuses” instead of “octopi”? This video from the editor of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary may rock your world just a little bit.