Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children’s Author Vikki Ford

The National Writing for Children Center is a showcase for children’s book authors and illustrators. Each month, they showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children’s literature know about these artists’ wonderful new children’s books.

I'm excited to be a part of their Author Showcase this week and want to welcome everyone to day three of Vikki Ford’s 6-day National Writing For Children Center's April Author Showcase tour where she discusses her new picture book  Angel Anya's Adventures: Anya's Magic Heart.
I'll pass this post on now to Vikki, so she can tell us more about her book...

Angel Anya's Adventures: Anya's Magic HeartAngel Anya's Adventures: Anya's Magic Heart can help children to realize how unique they are just being who they are.  It teaches that a child should just let their own heart love shine forth in the world as that is who they are.  It can be shared in a non religious or spiritual manner or it can incorporate both if the teacher “fills” that portion in depending on the type of school.

The purpose is to help children realize they are loved and loved so that even if they are in foster care, without a family, or with the best of families, they are here because of who they are.

The book was written for simple parents yet it does not in any way limit a child from seeing two parents or no parents.  It is all about them, not about who they have or don’t have in their lives because they have themselves and that is enough.

A big thanks to Vikki for sharing her book and be sure to follow Day 4 of Vikki's tour tomorrow at


  1. Vikki:

    What message you are bringing forth for children. Keep up the great work.


    It's been terrific having you as a host for the NWFCC and the authors this week.

    Best wishes,
    Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog
    Donna M. McDine’s Website

  2. Thanks so much, Donna! It's been a great week and I just love everything the NWFCC has to offer!

    All the best,