Monday, April 27, 2015

Ohioana And Some Really Great Books!

As I mentioned in my last post, April is a busy month. This past Saturday I spent the day in Columbus, Ohio at the OHIOANA Book Fair. One of my favorite pastimes at book fairs is getting to meet social media friends in person, and this time around, I was able to meet fellow Ohio authors Brandon Marie Miller and Tricia Springstubb. My librarian friend, Miss Holly, also stopped by to say hello.

Brandon Marie Miller, Tricia Springstubb, and Me
Miss Holly and Me
Brandon writes a super informative and interesting series about some of our early Presidents and historical figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin. These books would be great for teachers to use in the classrooms or for kids who love history. I am simply awed by the amount of research and work that Brandon has put into these books.

Tricia has several books. Her picture book Phoebe and Digger is adorable, and her brand new middle grade book Cody and the Fountain of Happiness is sure to be a great success with the eight to twelve girls. Tricia even passed out buttons that said HAPPY on them. How can you not love a book about happiness?

Next week I will be attending the Hudson Children's Book Festival in New York, I can hardly wait to see what other great authors and books I will encounter!

Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, my very own early grade chapter book, Fern Valley, the sequel, Return To Fern Valley, and the soon to be released Cooking In Fern Valley (fall 2015)! I'm also on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.


  1. It was a terrific day! Thanks, Aileen!

    1. It was a great day. Hope we run into each other again sometime :0)

  2. It is so wonderful being able to create a community where you can support and share ideas with colleagues - it looks like you've had a great time at the conference. Looking forward to your update after attending the one in New York.

    Thank you for introducing these books! I love the historical figures and I think these books can make a permanent spot in my teacher library.

    Thank you for linking up at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!


  3. Thanks for stopping by Miss Maria and I'm glad you found the historical books of interest. I know Brandon puts a lot of work and love into them!

  4. What great book finds! The biographies look great! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Glad you had a great trip.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some comment love Miss Mia. Happy Reading Always!