The Vehicle Dreams Series enjoy Children’s Book Week!

Race Car, Bulldozer, and Fire Truck vroomed, crunched, and blared their sirens to an early kick off to Children’s Book Week with a visit April 28th to the Fairy Tale Festival hosted by Mount Airy Public Library!

The weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful time seeing the dancing and costumes right from our table.

Sophia, Bentley, and Sidney decided to get front row seats! Aren’t they adorable!

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And who doesn’t love a fun bounce house, friendly rocks . . .

. . . and play tents! Sophia’s Papa helped her inside. 🙂

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Our fun-filled day was ended with alarms, sirens, and s’mores as I shared my preleased Fire Truck Dreams with everyone!


AND THEN! to continue on with the most wonderful week in Children’s Books . . .


. . .we were invited for story time on May 2nd. Thank you Mount Airy Library!

Sophia and Sidney are ready to listen!

And patiently waiting to dig in to some cookies!

Once the crowd arrived (and I do mean crowd, it was a packed room! YAY!) Race Car, Bulldozer, and Fire Truck showcased themselves (with me helping them out 🙂 ) with their story and a little song.

Then! Cookies!!

That’s right little guy, dig right into that yummy cookie!


We finished off the amazing morning with signing some books!

Thank you to Mount Airy Public Library for inviting me and my books to join you for Children’s Book Week. We had so much fun!

Thank you to my loving and supportive family for attending to festivities with us.

And thank you to all of those who took home a copy of one of my books. I hope you and your little one enjoys it!

*Race Car Dreams and Bulldozer Dreams are available NOW! wherever books are sold (Bulldozer Dreams is also in Target Stores everywhere) and Fire Truck Dreams is available for pre-order. Remember to enter the giveaway if you pre-order Fire Truck Dreams. Here’s the link to pre-order campaign. There are two ways to enter the giveaway, details are in the post. Fire Truck Dreams Pre-order Campaign Link


And the winner of the Fire Truck Dreams F&G for the six month until release celebration is Michelle Hauck. Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you for details on how to get your book.

Stay tuned for more F&G giveaways as I’ll be giving another one away at the three month mark.

Race Car Dreams & Bulldozer Dreams (Sharon Chriscoe)

Thank you to the adorable Baby Bookworm for an awesome review of both RACE CAR DREAMS and BULLDOZER DREAMS!! I am so happy you enjoyed them!

The Baby Bookworm

Hello, friends! Our books today are Race Car Dreams and Bulldozer Dreams, written by Sharon Chriscoe and illustrated by Dave Mottram and John Joven, respectively.

Both stories follow the same beats: after a long and fun-filled day, the titular vehicle readies for bed, getting cleaned up, having a yummy meal, reading a book, then snuggling in for a good night’s sleep. After falling asleep, we follow each to dreamland to see what little vehicles dream of as they rest up for the next big day.

Very cute. “Getting ready for bed” books can often seem like a dime a dozen, and while they often employ a theme or gimmick, it has to be a good one to stand out. While I was a little surprised that the stories were so similar for both books, I understand the appeal: some kids like race cars, and some like construction vehicles. Beyond…

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Spring was in the air . . .

And vehicles were on the GO! GO! GO!!!
Race Car, Bulldozer, and Fire Truck had a wonderful time at the Spring Festival at First Step Child Care in Germanton yesterday!

There were lots of kids having a blast!

Face Painting!

Adorable animals!

Loads of interesting tables!

And of course, some super cool books and book swag! ***Cue the applause for the ‘Vehicle Dreams Series!’***

Thank you to First Step Child Care Center for inviting me and my vehicle dreams books to join in on a fantastic event.

Thank you to my loving and supportive family for attending to festivities with us.

And thank you to all of those who took home a copy of one of my books. I hope you and your little one enjoys it!


*Race Car Dreams and Bulldozer Dreams is available NOW! wherever books are sold (Bulldozer Dreams is also in Target Stores everywhere) and Fire Truck Dreams is available for pre-order. Remember to enter the giveaway if you pre-order Fire Truck Dreams. Here’s the link to the giveaway: Fire Truck Dreams pre-order campaign link There are two ways to enter the giveaway, details are in the post.

**Also, if you’d like a chance to win an F&G of Fire Truck Dreams on April 30th share this pre-order link and then fill out this simple entry form. Fire Truck Dreams F&G giveaway form link


Sound the giveaway fire alarm because Fire Truck and I are gearing up and super excited that he’ll release into the world in SIX short months!

In honor of the count down to his release, Fire Truck and I are doing a giveaway away BEFORE his release! We’ll be giving away ONE copy of his F&G to one lucky winner!

How to enter:

It’s simple! Share this Fire Truck’s pre-order campaign Click here for link to share anywhere you’d like (a friend, a family member, social media, anywhere!)


Fill out this short ENTRY form and you ARE entered.

That’s it!

The winner will be announced April 30th! Good luck and thank you for sharing FIRE TRUCK DREAMS!!

Fire Truck cover

LET THE SIRENS BLARE!!! The Pre-order Campaign Begins!!


FIRE TRUCK DREAMS is officially available for pre-order and to celebrate him being the third book in the ‘Vehicle Dreams Series’, Fire Truck and I are doing a three alarm giveaway!  (A three book alarm giveaway, that is!)

Fire Truck cover

Isn’t he adorable!

First, I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who has purchased and supported the other books in the ‘Vehicle Dreams Series’. Race Car, Bulldozer, and I are forever grateful and hope your little ones are enjoying them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Now, onto those fiery hot giveaway details:

If you pre-order FIRE TRUCK DREAMS before his release date of October 9, 2018, I will mail you a swag pack this October that includes:

One (per order) signed bookplate.

One (per order) Fire Truck Dreams bookmark. (Photo to come this fall)

And possibly some sweet surprises. (Everyone loves a good surprise, right!)

*** IF YOU’RE A TEACHER OR CHILD CARE TAKER please let me know in your email so I can send a bookmark for every child. A simple quick note that you are a teacher or care giver and how many bookmarks you’ll need and they will be on their way this fall.  


In addition to the swag pack listed above, every pre-order placed by 11:59 PM October 8, 2018 will be eligible to win a grand prize (one grand prize giveaway per every five hundred preorders) basket filled with:

One swag pack mentioned above with FIRE TRUCK DREAMS bookmark and a signed bookplate. 

One each of RACE CAR DREAMS and BULLDOZER DREAMS bookmarks.

Race Car Dreams bookmarks       Bulldozer bookmarks

An autographed copy of ALL THREE of the vehicle dreams books! Aren’t they cute side by side! 

Additional swag gear (a mini race car trophy, a squishy cone stress toy, and a fun fire truck squishy stress toy!) (Squishy fire truck photo to come!)

trophies          Cone

One $25 Barnes and Noble gift card

One $25 Starbucks gift card

(And! Additional items to be announced throughout the duration of the preorder campaign.)

To Enter: 

Pre-order FIRE TRUCK DREAMS by 11:59 October 8, 2018.

Send a quick email to with the number of copies you pre-ordered in your the subject line. Please only send one email per person. The number of copies ordered listed in the subject line will suffice for multiple entries. Also, within the email include your mailing address for your swag to be sent to and if you’d like the bookplate inscribed, please include the name. Or if you prefer, you can fill out this simple, short google doc form and I’ll do the rest for you! Google Doc Pre-order Form


Everyone loves bonus entries, right! If you order both RACE CAR DREAMS AND BULLDOZER DREAMS with your pre-order of FIRE TRUCK DREAMS, you will receive TEN entries for the grand prize giveaway! 

IF you already own one or both of the vehicle dreams books, attach a photo of your book or books and you will get FIVE bonus entries per book (FIVE for RACE CAR DREAMS and FIVE for BULLDOZER DREAMS!). Bonus entries for books you already own are only eligible IF you preorder FIRE TRUCK DREAMS. Total entries will be TEN for the grand prize giveaway!  

International entries are welcome. 

Auto receipt for your entries will be sent. 

Winners (chosen by random computer draw) will be announced by October 31, 2018. Proof of pre-order will be required for grand prizes. 

To make preordering easy for you, here’s some links:

And lastly, once again a sincere and heartfelt thank you to every single person who has purchased one of my books. It’s your support that brings the love of books into children’s lives. And with your continued support, authors just like me will be able to keep writing those words for your children to enjoy.

One last thing, please feel free to post and share this blog post anywhere you’d like. The more entries, the more giveaways!

Ding! Ding! Ding! Fire Truck Dreams rolls on the scene!

What do you get when you add a Fire Truck to the ‘vehicle dreams’ series?

An adorable fire truck, a cute little Dalmatian, a toy bucket, and lots of s’mores!

Here’s a blurb for FIRE TRUCK DREAMS:

Fire Truck has had a long day of putting out fires and saving kittens from trees. He’s tired and heads home to bed.

He washes his bumper, slurps up something to eat, and chooses his favorite book about rescuers to read before turning out the light.

As his hose deflates, he drifts off to dream . . .

about sirens sounding and a fire that needs extinguishing!

And here is his super cute cover!! Isn’t he adorable!

Fire Truck Dreams cover

FIRE TRUCK DREAMS releases October 9th, 2018! I can’t wait for him to join his friends Bulldozer and Race Car who are available NOW!

BULLDOZER and RACE CAR together under one awesome bookstore roof!

Thank you Bookmarks Bookstore for hosting a fun storytime for BULLDOZER DREAMS! And for inviting his good pal RACE CAR DREAMS to vroom alongside him! My family and I had such a wonderful time with the huge crowd of book loving kiddos!


The calm before the fun!


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I love this storytime section!


My adorable granddaughter, Sophia patiently waits for storytime to begin.


Thankfully she had her equally adorable cousin, Sidney to share that waiting time with. Together the two of them enjoyed a ton of books. Bookmarks is FULL of awesome distractions!


YAY! Finally, STORYTIME begins!! Where I shared both BULLDOZER DREAMS and RACE CAR DREAMS with a huge crowd of over 40 super smart kiddos, who asked some of the most clever questions! One little boy wanted to know why Bulldozer was so fat! lol My answer: He ate too many cookies! Ha, yes, I believe Christmas is still in my heart.

(Per the daycare rules that attended storytime, I’m not allowed to share photos of them online. But here’s a few of me reading to them. Thank you to such a wonderful audience!)

After storytime, coloring sheets and goodie bags were handed out to everyone!

Little Dakota wasted no time getting her BULLDOZER DREAMS and RACE CAR DREAMS buttons pinned on her. Isn’t she cute!! Thank you, Dakota for sporting the ‘vehicle dreams’ buttons so awesomely!


Before leaving I signed lots of books! Autographed copies are available at Bookmarks Bookstore in Winston Salem, NC. And online through their website Bookmarks Bookstore


Thank you to my daughter, Cherylenna, my granddaughter, Sophia, my mom, Charlotte, and my great-niece, Sidney for crunching along with me for a wonderful fun-filled morning! I love you all.


And thank you to Jamie Rogers Southern for arranging my visit. We had a blast and can’t wait to return this fall with the third book in the series, FIRE TRUCK DREAMS! (Releasing October 9, 2018!) Be on the lookout for details about FIRE TRUCK DREAMS (including his super cute cover!) soon!