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1. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Flashlight Day and the Winter Solstice!

Illustration from 'Victricia Malicia', written by Carrie Clickard, illustrated by Mark Meyers

Illustration from ‘Victricia Malicia’, written by Carrie Clickard, illustrated by Mark Meyers

Get under your covers and read a book by flashlight on this longest night of the year. Choose one of Flashlight Press’s great books.


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2. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Mitten Tree Day!

Written by Simon Van Booy Illustrated by Wendy Edelson

Written by Simon Van Booy
Illustrated by Wendy Edelson

Can you keep track of your mittens? Pobble certainly can’t, but at least this lost mitten gives the forest animals something to talk about! Find Pobble’s lost mitten in Pobble’s Way here.

In the excitement, something fell from Pobble’s pocket and landed on the snowy leaves.


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3. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Duct Tape Day!

Written by Jason LeFebvre Illustrated by Zac Retz

Written by Jason LeFebvre
Illustrated by Zac Retz

Get sticky with Matty as he has an adventure in Too Much Glue. Click here for a sneak peek of the book.

Glue raindrops, not puddles!


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4. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Marooned Without a Compass Day!

Written by Carrie Clickard Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Written by Carrie Clickard
Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Ahoy there pirates! Hope you’re not marooned without a compass today. If you are, entertain yourself by reading about another pirate’s adventures in Victricia Malicia. Find the full pdf here.

“Let’s ground her awhile-” “For a week-” “Maybe two-” “On a boring old island, with nothing to do.”


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5. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Sandwich Day!

Written by Debbie HermanIllustrated by Sheila Bailey

Written by Debbie Herman
Illustrated by Sheila Bailey

Prepare a creative lunch this Sandwich Day with some ideas from Carla’s Sandwich. Enjoy the full pdf here.

Carla brought weird sandwiches to school.


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6. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Cat Day!

Written by Thad Krasnesky Illustrated by David Parkins

Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins

Join the family and ALL their cats this National Cat Day in That Cat Can’t Stay. Read the full pdf here.

When Mom brought home a stray one day, Dad said, “That creature cannot stay.”


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7. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Grouch Day!

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

What better way to celebrate than reading Maya Was Grumpy. Grumps Unite! Enjoy the full pdf here.

“That’s just silly,” Maya grumbled.


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8. Play the Flashlight Press Six-Word Challenge!

oocimageblogCome one, come all! Enter in the Flashlight Press Six-Word Challenge.

The rules are simple:

1. Create a clever six-word summary of one our published or upcoming books. Here are some of our examples:

Perfect sandcastle available. Dragons may apply.

Mouse house… wing warmer… pink mitten.

Cat. Cat. Cat. Cat. Cat. Dog.

Pterodactyl comes to school. Class dismissed.

2. Post it on Facebook/Twitter and tag Flashlight Press.

3. Share this post with your friends!

We will re-post some of our favorite entries on Facebook/Twitter, and in a few weeks, announce the winners on our blog.

This six-word challenge is based on the Smith Magazine Six-Word Memoir challenge.

Another interesting article you might enjoy.


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9. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Written by Carrie Clickard Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Written by Carrie Clickard
Illustrated by Mark Meyers

No need to buy a Pirate Dictionary. Just borrow some vocabulary from Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer. Hop on board and enjoy the full pdf here.

’Tis Scylla the Serpent, the Scourge of the Sea! That black-hearted beast wants a pirate for tea!


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10. Too Much Glue Author’s Skype Visit a Success!

Jason Lefebvre, author of Too Much Glue, held a skype visit with a school in New Braunfels, Texas. Check out the video below to see how the kids are glued to his every word!

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11. What wacky holiday is it this month? It’s National Skin Care Awareness Month!

Written by Dotti Enderle & Vicki SansumIllustrated by T. Kyle Gentry<br /><p class=” src=http://flashlightpress.wordpress.com/feed/”http://flashlightpress.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/grandpa.jpg&#8221; width=”252″ height=”194″ /> Written by Dotti Enderle & Vicki Sansum
Illustrated by T. Kyle Gentry

In Grandpa for Sale, Lizzie learns that you can’t put a price on a beloved grandparent. Celebrate Grandparents’ Day – and enjoy the full pdf here.

“Mrs Larchmont,” she announced, “not everyone has a price, and not everything is for sale.”


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12. Maya in the Top Ten!

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Maya Was Grumpy was selected for the top ten Summer ’13 Indie Next Kids’ Great Read(Use the arrow to scroll to the right to see Maya).

Thank you to all the independent booksellers who believe in Maya!


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13. Too Much Glue Ranks #2 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases!

As of this morning, Too Much Glue (written by Jason Lefebvre, illustrated by Zac Retz) was listed as the second “hottest” new release on Amazon in the Children’s Literature category!

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This pretty much sums up how we feel about it:

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Available now on Amazon, B&N and at your local bookstore

“…debut illustrator Retz’s artwork is created digitally, but there’s a sculptural quality to it that almost suggests he could be using glue as a medium, too…. First-time author LeFebvre presents a rowdy tale about the disruptive forms that creativity can take.” – Publishers Weekly


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14. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day!

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Pail? Check! Shovel? Check! Imagination? Check! Celebrate National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day with When a Dragon Moves In. Enjoy the full pdf here.

If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in.


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15. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Book Lovers’ Day!

Written by Carrie Clickard Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Written by Carrie Clickard
Illustrated by Mark Meyers

Share girl pirate Victricia Malicia’s love of books this Book Lovers’ Day in Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer. Hop on board and enjoy the full pdf here.

I want a new pet that’s not scaly or spiny – and wish I could keep my books somewhere less briny!


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16. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Happiness Happens Day!

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Written and illustrated by Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Thankfully, happiness happens to all of us, no matter how grumpy we get sometimes. Join Maya as she finds this out in Maya Was Grumpy. Find happiness with the full pdf here.

Maya felt a wiggle reach the corners of her frown.


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17. When a Dragon Visits BookfestPA

Jodi Moore – author of When a Dragon Moves In - attended the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ Bookfest on July 13th, 2013 along with the dragon himself, made from recyclable materials by Jodi’s son, Steve.

Here are some pictures from the event!

Little Dragon fan


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18. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day!

Written by Lori Sunshine Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

Written by Lori Sunshine
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

Get some ideas for adventures you can have with your teddy bear in I’m Really Not Tired. Read the full pdf here.

He’d try to discover what went on out there, and for an accomplice he’d take Petey Bear.


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19. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Clean Up Your Room Day!

Written by Thad KrasneskyIllustrated by David Parkins

Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins

It might be Clean Up Your Room Day but Emmy shouldn’t have to do that – after all, she’s only three! Find out how she avoids chores in I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way. Enjoy the full pdf here.

Now sweetheart, you should let it be. After all… she’s only three!

 


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20. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Eat What You Want Day!

Written by Debbie HermanIllustrated by Sheila Bailey

Written by Debbie Herman
Illustrated by Sheila Bailey

Turn to Carla for some ideas of what to eat today by reading Carla’s Sandwich. Enjoy the full pdf here.

“It’s my Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight,” said Carla, “on a tasty toasted baguette.”

 


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21. What wacky holiday is it this month? It’s National Adopt a Cat Month!

Written by Thad Krasnesky Illustrated by David Parkins

Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins

Join the family and their houseful of strays in That Cat Can’t Stay. Enjoy the full pdf here.

I want it gone. Send it away. I’m telling you, that cat can’t stay.


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22. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Best Friends Day!

Written by Roz Rosenbluth Illustrated by Maurie Manning

Written by Roz Rosenbluth
Illustrated by Maurie Manning

Find out what true friendship means on Best Friends Day with David and Ruben in Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick. Enjoy the full pdf here.

Ruben Plotnick is the coolest kid in my class… Everyone wants to be his friend.


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23. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s World Juggler’s Day!

Written by Linda LoddingIllustrated by Suzanne Beaky

Written by Linda Lodding
Illustrated by Suzanne Beaky

Experience all the activities that Ernestine is juggling in The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister. Find the full pdf here.

Nanny made sure Ernestine got to all her classes. But sometimes they were so busy, things got confused.


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24. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s National Go Fishing Day!

Written by Amanda NollIllustrated by Howard McWilliam

Written by Amanda Noll
Illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Gabe is celebrating National Go Fishing Day but that means he’s left Ethan all alone. Keep Ethan company in I Need My Monster. Enjoy the full pdf here.

Tonight, when I looked under my bed for my monster, I found this note instead. “Gone fishing. Back in a week. -Gabe” What was I going to do?


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25. What wacky holiday is it today? It’s Disobedience Day!

Written by Thad KrasneskyIllustrated by David Parkins

Written by Thad Krasnesky
Illustrated by David Parkins

Have fun reading about Emmy’s naughtiness this Disobedience Day in I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way. Do NOT find the full pdf here.

I sweetly answered, “Don’t blame me. Did you forget? I’m only three!”


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