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About April

I live and breathe children's books, and they will always be a huge part of my life.I love to write them, illustrate them, read them, and best of all introduce kids to them. Being a writer has made every bit of my life more interesting, and more fun. I delight in the fact that I can always somehow justify watching yet another cartoon, or sitting in the library for two hours straight (yes, and the... More
April's Blog: April S. Hopmere - Recent Posts
7/23/2015An Update (0 Comments )
Hello! It has been sooo very long since I have blogged on this blog. I am still reading and writing, but things have taken a bit of a different turn for me. It's so interesting to look back on this blog and see this progression of growing up...... Read the rest of this post
11/15/2011Halfway There (0 Comments )
Halfway through NaNoWriMo, halfway through my pregnancy... One of these things is going much better than the other! My morning sickness has FINALLY let up in the last week and I've been feeling a lot better, which is such a relief. But my novel....... Read the rest of this post
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1. Autumn Harrison-Sash: Short Stories to Make You Smile. (Paperback)
    Author: April S. Hopmere
    Publisher: CreateSpace
Ages 4-8 07/31/2011
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2. Autumn Harrison-Sash: and other short stories to make you smile. (Paperb...
    Author: April S. Hopmere
    Illustrator: April S. Hopmere
    Publisher: CreateSpace
Ages 9-12 02/06/2010
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1. Autumn Harrison-Sash: and other short stories to make you smile. (Paperb...
    Author: April S. Hopmere
    Illustrator: April S. Hopmere
    Publisher: CreateSpace
Ages 9-12 2/13/2010
April said: A whimsical collection of my most recent short stories.
tags: I wrote
2 Reviews  
2. Second Fiddle: Or How to Tell a Blackbird from a Sausage (Hardcover)
    Author: Siobhan Parkinson
    Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Ages 9-12 12/31/2009
April said: I adored this book. It was so fun to read - very clever piece of writing.
tags: I read , I loved
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3. Biscuit Bear (Paperback)
    Author: Mini Grey
    Publisher: Red Fox
N/A 10/22/2009
April said: "Biscuit Bear" is my new favourite book. I just love it! So so clever, both in story and pictures. A truly original voice to add some fresh excitement to contemporary kids literature.
tags: I recommend , I loved
16 Reviews  
4. The Last Resort (Hardcover)
    Author: J. Patrick Lewis, Roberto Innocenti
    Illustrator: Roberto Innocenti
    Publisher: Creative Editions
Ages 4-8 4/24/2009
April said: This has got to be the BEST book I have read in a long time. Wow. When an artist goes looking for his lost imagination, he takes us with him to a curious sea side resort. Both the great story and AMAZ...more
tags: I recommend , Inspired me
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Comment by Ahmad Amani on 8/30/2010 at 9:42 PM:
Enjoy of a children’s story of Eastern
I am happy of see your web
I’m a children’s writer from iran
“math city” story
a part of story:
Warning: Warning:
To all honorable numbers of the city:
Be aware that a m... more
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 8/4/2010 at 3:17 AM:
Hi April I have a direct link to your blog from my web page now. xx
Comment by Maureen Hume on 12/21/2009 at 10:54 PM:
Hi, April, I too live and breathe children's books. Thank you for adding me as a friend.
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 12/3/2009 at 3:23 AM:
"How is" that should be! Oh I need a proof reader in every thing ! X
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 12/3/2009 at 3:21 AM:
Hi April! How are my pasionate creative flower? I have been busy with my day job as a carpenter so have not had much time to draw bar my cartoon strip. Got my first rejection letter so am most definatly part of the gang keep in touch and keep on going! X
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 7/8/2009 at 9:53 AM:
Today your words of wisdom resinate even more so ! "Its as close to a voice an image can get" Wonderful wonderful wonderful ! I hope you write every day ! Look on TED lectures for Elizabeth Gilbert and her lecture on "nurturing creativity" you'll love it ! Nurture yours my dear friend I believe you ... more
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 7/7/2009 at 6:20 PM:
You are a very good person ! I Just read your biog and I agree with your passion for drawing and yout moral outlook, why where'nt you around when I was 20 ? Good luck April keep writting and drawing you have a stong message to carry there ! God bless if ever I can be of help contact me anytime ! K x
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 7/7/2009 at 6:14 PM:
Thank you April for such a profound statment ! A perspective is "as close to a voice an image can get" That is the most significant thing I have heard in my life for illustration, I never did art at school so its all guess work for me, but that makes so much sense ! Thank you April I will never forg... more
Comment by Kieran Kelly on 7/7/2009 at 10:48 AM:
I love your garden shed picture it is very earthy and i love to draw rain in my illustrations. this is a lovely community glad your a part of it ! kx
Comment by Lisa Yee on 6/10/2009 at 7:44 PM:
Hi April,

I am soooo happy to hear you enjoyed ABSOLUTELY MAYBE. Hope you had as much fun reading it as I had writing it!

Comment by Crissa Chappell on 5/27/2009 at 8:53 PM:
That means a lot to me. Thank you so much!
Comment by J.Susanna Watt on 4/24/2009 at 6:15 AM:
April, by chance I grabbed a copy of Utterly Me at the library the other day for my children (I have five of them you know). Seeing how you enjoyed it so much, I am going to read it for myself! Nice website by the way.
Comment by Shari Lyle-Soffe on 4/23/2009 at 11:33 AM:
Thanks for adding me as a friend.

Comment by kit grady on 4/23/2009 at 9:32 AM:
Nice to have you here on JacketFlap.
Comment by Jess Stride on 4/23/2009 at 6:03 AM:
Hi April, Good to meet you here on Jacketflap :)
Comment by Tom Hannah on 9/13/2008 at 6:01 AM:
Hi April Thanks for adding us as a friend. I agree with you about adding smiles to a dark world. We wrote our book to make children and the child who still lives in each of us smile. Take care. Our best to you. Tom and Tess
Comment by John Blackford on 9/12/2008 at 9:16 PM:
Howdy and welcome!!!
Comment by Eric Hammond on 7/30/2008 at 11:48 AM:
Hello, April.
Welcome to JacketFlap.

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