A box full of books! And more!

What’s the only thing more exciting than getting a box full of books? A box full of books with YOUR name on them, of course!!

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(Thank you Julie (my editor) for getting these to me so quickly!)

AND if a box full of my books isn’t exciting enough for one week, look what else came! Super cool Postcards of BULLDOZER DREAMS!!


(Thank you Valerie (my publicist) for these! I’ll put them to great use!!)

Only two more months before BULLDOZER DREAMS rolls into stores everywhere (including TARGET STORES!!) Official release date: October 3, 2107 But available for preorder NOW!


Kirkus Reviews Bulldozer Dreams!

Bulldozer Dreams gets his first review!! And Kirkus predicts Construction fans are bound to find him. I do believe we both agree!!


Do bulldozers dream of electric sheep? Philip K. Dick’s might, but this bulldozer has less outré dreams.

In this follow-up to Race Car Dreams (2016), the sun sets and a busy little bulldozer screeches to a halt. The ground suitably leveled, he heads home, making a pit stop at a car wash and a gas station for his rumbly tummy. After picking out a book from the library (note the forklift librarian), he finally snuggles down with his orange pylon toy and dreams of the playground that will come to pass, filled with romping kids. In this world of anthropomorphic vehicles, these are the first and last humans readers ever lay eyes on. Heavy-equipment–loving kids are no strangers to beddy-bye construction tales, but there is a kind of comfort to be found in watching the bulldozer systematically go through all the nighttime steps, from bathing to a story to a snack. Brightly colored digital art paints the cooling of the day into an array of hues as the sun sinks into the horizon.

Construction fans are bound to locate this one. Other readers need not apply. (Picture book. 3-6)



July 2017’s Picture Book Pick of the Month is up!

Click on the link above (Picture Book Pick of the Month) then This Little Piggy: An Owner’s Manual (which is July 2017’s pick) for some fun info about the book and the author/illustrator, as well as a picture of the cover, first page spread, and Cyndi’s favorite page spread! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!



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Race Car and Sparrow together!

I am so excited to have both of my books, RACE CAR DREAMS and THE SPARROW AND THE TREES be a part of my friend, Sue Gagliardi and her son Ben’s Little Free Library at Mason’s Mill Park in Huntingdon Valley, PA!

Thank you Sue and Ben for including me in your wonderful project!!



Race Car gets a VERY special visitor!!

Race Car was so excited for my 4 1/2 month old adorable grandbaby Sophia Madelyn to join him today. He’s been waiting ever since she was born to take her for a spin. We explained to him that he had to wait until she was big enough to sit up in him.

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Race Car, Sophia, and her mommy,Cherylenna taking a break from the track!



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Race Car, Sophia, her mommy, Cherylenna, and her Papa, Ricky revving him back up for another spin!


Isn’t Sophia just the most precious, adorable baby EVER sporting her little RACE CAR DREAMS onesie.



And her kitty cat, Kracker joining in on the fun!


The perfect way to end a race day is with a fun story and a friend. Nana loves you with all her heart, Sophia!!

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