This 2017, children’s book author Kat Kronenberg challenges us all to dream big. She is especially interested in inspiring our children to set goals and reach for them, no matter how big they may be.
“It’s important that children feel empowered, and it’s up to us to let them know we support them not matter how big their dreams are,” says Kronenberg.
Among the lessons in her new book:
- How she decided loss wasn’t going to stop her from believing in her dreams, and how dreaming big actually helped her cope
- How games and activities—like drum circles, dream catchers, riddles, and songs—can help children realize their power within and from nature.
- Why it’s important to help children become empowered by their dreams, no matter how big they may be
- How proceeds from her book Dream Big will benefit the Me to We organization, an incredible group that shows how one person can make a difference. Started in 1995 by a 12-year-old boy, this youth-empowered worldwide movement seeks “to educate, engage, and empower young people as agents of change.”
Kat Kronenberg is a debut children’s book author living in Austin, Texas. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, her hope and dream is that through reading we can encourage one another other to “follow our bliss,” stay in the arena fighting for our dreams, and allow joy and fulfillment to be our internal GPS.
In addition to spreading her message through her children’s book Dream Big, she also provides interactive games that promote positive thinking, Common Core aligned discussion and project guides, and free downloadable activity sheets at www.katkronenberg.com.
Dream Big (Greenleaf Book Group, January 2017) will be available from Amazon as of January 10, 2017 and other booksellers nationwide. More information about Kat Kronenberg can be found at www.katkronenberg.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Research shows that girls tend to score higher than boys on reading tests and generally seem enjoy the art of reading more than their male peers. Nurturing young boys to enjoy the art of reading can be an undertaking.
C.J. Quinn is a Seattle mother of boys and author of the new middle grade novel Talia and the Capture of Wrath. As a lover of books, she found it challenging that her boys didn’t seem to share this same passion she did. She set out to encourage a household of reading and even penned a novel about boys, inspired by the little men in her life. Though this process, she discovered key ways to encourage young boys to read and truly appreciate the art of reading as well.
“Boys need outlets to build their self-esteem and empathy,” says Quinn. “Encouraging your boys to become readers can help nurture these key attributes while setting your sons up for future success.”
C.J. Quinn earned degrees in Education and English Literature. After traveling the world, she settled down to start a family, which has proven to be the biggest adventure yet. The curiosity of her children inspired Quinn to write Talia and the Capture of Wrath, a middle-grade portal fantasy series. She has enjoyed writing as a hobby for over twenty years, and is currently working on the next book in the Taliaseries.
Talia and the Capture of Wrath is available in paperback and e-book formats via Amazon, and wherever books are sold. The audio version of Talia and the Capture of Wrath will be available in November 2016.