Sound the fire alarms now because there’s ONLY thirty-days left until . . .

. . .this adorable little fire truck rolls into the world!
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But my granddaughter, Sophia says that’s too long, so she took a seat on her giant owl stuffie and waited patiently for me to read it to her. Aren’t they adorable!

Sophia with Fire Truck

And to mark the thirty days until release celebration, all month long, I’ll be mailing bookmarks to anyone who’d like one. All you have to do is email me your address and how many you’d like to vehicledreamsbooks@gmail.com
Here’s a peek at them ahead of your delivery.

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And don’t forget, you have until 11:59 PM on October, 8th 2018 to pre-order your copy of Fire Truck Dream to be entered into the grand prize giveaway next month as well as getting some really cool swag. Details below and feel free to share this post anywhere you’d like.

FIRE TRUCK DREAMS Pre-Order Campaign Details

Fire Truck Dreams transformation begins!

Fall is getting close and that means one thing! A brand new book for the Vehicle Dreams Series!! YAY!! And with it, comes another super cute toy transformation in honor of the adorable Fire Truck character.

The first post is live! Click on the link (FIRE TRUCK DREAMS) above, then on the drop down menu, click on Fire Truck Dreams Transformation Post One to see what we’re up to with this little cutie, and a peek at one of the giveaways that we’ll be handing out this year.

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!

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

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. . .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!

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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!

BOOK INFO & GIVEAWAY ALERTS!!
*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

**BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER ALERT!!

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!

BOOK INFO & GIVEAWAY ALERTS!!

*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

FIRE TRUCK DREAMS F&G giveaway!

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!)

THEN

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!!

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

DING! DING! DING!

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!)

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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.  

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

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!)

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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 vehicledreamsbooks@gmail.com 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

BONUS ENTRIES ALERT!

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!