Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Day before New Year's Eve


Wow, The New Year is almost here. Everyone is making resolutions and great plans.
I'm still enjoying this year and this special day- why you ask????
Here is why. Check out my grown up girl, Shannon****

Thursday, December 18, 2008

CHRISTMAS CATS FOR VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC ARRIVE


I ordered several copies of THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF LOUIE V to give for Christmas gifts. The box arrived on my doorstep. I was so surprised when I opened the box to be greeted by all these Cats. What a sight. All those LOUIE's faces starring at me and ready to pounce. Of course they were not real, just the wonderful stuffed cats that are available on LOUIE'S Site The author, Tracey Delio knew what would be the perfect compliment for my Christmas gift.
Part of Louie's proceeds go to VH1 Save the Music and VH1 Autism Partners, Autism Speaks

Friday, December 12, 2008

I smell Gingerbread


Yes,
It is that wonderful smell. A scent that sends you back to those past holidays with an oven full of gingerbread.
Put on those comfortable booties,
pour a cup of hot chocolate and bite into that gingerbread man with no guilt.

Check out these fun gingerbread links as you nibble.
Remember Paul Galdone's forever wonderful story of The Gingerbread Boy and trim Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby House while reading her new book, Gingerbread Friends. You can find more links to gingerbread fun on Author
Cynthia Reeg's site
too. So eat away and enjoy the season.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

THRIFTY BOOK BUYS- Books on CD are GREEN- SAVE OUR TREES


Kit Grady wants you to know:
The word is out. . .
Children's e-Books, on CD or Download,



Are the Bargain of the Year!
Cheaper than paper, they are the epitome of "GREEN."
These are QUALITY BOOKS - fun, inspirational, and educational.
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BUY a "green" CD and save a tree.
Do your bit to save the planet!
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Kids Are Computer Savvy!




ADD to a LAPTOP or PC
and
A book on CD can distract kids before a doctor or dentist appointment, on rainy
Sundays, holidays, or in the back seat on long car trips.

Kit's Books
DOGGIE DAY CAMP by Cynthia Reeg
An Adverb and Verb activity book- Learn as Bubba, a timid pup joins Doggie Day Care for the first time.
Great learning tool for Home Schooling


FLUTTER BUNNIES by Mel McIntyre
A story of Mystery a floppy eared bunnies and his friends, as learn about magic and each other. For all ages


AND WATCH FOR THESE BOOKS COMING SOON :


Humberto, The Traveling Hamster by Mayra Calvani

Bradybug by Donna Sheperd



Find these and more Wonderful Tree Friendly Books at
GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING

Sunday, November 30, 2008

FLUTTER BUNNIES, New Book Released


Flutter Bunnies has just been released by Guardian Angel Publishing. Author, Mel McIntyre has written a delightful tale of Mystery Bunny and the arrival of a strange package. Magic, Honey, Bubble, Squeak and other furry friends join to help Mystery save the day. I was pleased when publisher, Lynda Burch, asked me to illustrate this wonderful cast of characters.
ISBN- 978-1-933090-68-9 $10.95
Learn more about Flutter Bunnies

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


May all your turkeys twirl this Thanksgiving.
visit me Kit Grady

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

LOUIE V CHARITY EVENT


Great News! A portion of the proceeds from "The Secret Adventures of Louie V" benefits three wonderful charities- Autism Speaks, JDRF and VH1, Save the Music. Visit Louie's website to find out more. What do you think our proud feline is thinking now? Post your thoughts here or email me at kit@kitgrady.com

Friday, November 7, 2008

"A Christmas Rhapsody" is released by Kicks Club Books


Kim Robinson's new book "A Christmas Rhapsody" has been released by Kicks Club Books and is now available. This special Christmas story, seen through the eyes of furry friends, angels and shepherds as they sing in celebration, was such a joy to illustrate. Kim has such a wonderful way and grace with her words and I was so pleased when she asked me to work on another book for early spring. Please check out Kicks Club Books for more information.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Illustrations for "A Christmas Rhapsody," Soon to be released with Kicks Club Books



I've been staying busy these past few weeks with new illustrations for a Christmas book soon to be released by Kicks Club Books. Author, Pastor Kim Robinson brings forth a wonderful message as Christmas draws near and it was such a delight to illustrate. You may check out Kicks Club Books at

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Secret Adventures of Louie V is Out. Find out about the author, Tracey Delio


Tracey Delio, M.A.CCC/SLP has been providing speech and language services to toddlers, preschoolers and school age children on Long Island for the last 15 years. She holds a Master’s Degree from Hofstra University and is also a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped with a dual major in English. Past experiences include providing school based therapy to Middle and High School students with speech impairments and learning disabilities. Tracey has worked extensively with other professionals on interdisciplinary teams which has broadened her knowledge base on a variety of disabilities. Her areas of special interest include motor speech disorders, sensory integration disorders, early language development and PDD/ Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has worked side by side with ABA teams to facilitate speech and language development in the Autistic population. Tracey is a Certified PROMPT Instructor and teaches workshops in various locations throughout the United States.
Tracey is deeply involved in a number of charitable organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Autism Speaks and VH1 Save the Music. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Secret Adventures of Louie V will be donated to the aforementioned charities. Each of the charities support children and strive to make their future bright and prosperous.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Release of The Secret Adventures of Louie V




The Secret Adventures of Louie V by Tracey Delio will be out in a few weeks and I can hardly wait. Tracey sent me her wonderful manuscript about the life of her siamese cat, Louie V., back in April. How could I refuse such great visual possibilities of this independent feline and how he spends his day. Ms. Delio's story is a treat for readers. Here are a few teasers as you wait for Louie's Book.

Here is a spread from pages 16 and 17 as we begin laying out the story.

We also played with his taste in fashion.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Secret Adventures of Louie V -New Cover Release



The Cover has been Released and Ms, Delio's new children's picture book,
The Secret Adventures of Louie V. is due out very soon.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cindy Reeg's author visit in Kansas City

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Educational picture book by Cythia Reeg with illustrations by Kit Grady

Doggie Day Camp: Verb and Adverb Adventures, an Academic Wings book and another book in the Pet Grammar Parade Series, by CYNTHIA REEG and Artist KIT GRADY.When timid Bubba, joins in the adventures at doggie day camp, he soon discovers new friends, new talents, and verb and adverb fun as well.http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/doggiedaycamp.htm


Guardian Angel has also released:
Down by the Shore, an Academic Wings release by MARILEE CROWE and Photography by MARY SUE ROBERTS.This book invites you to view life down by the shore through unique poetic prose and enchanting photos that truly captures its beauty. Inquisitive students who love nature will delight in learning how sharks inspire fear in swimmers and what kind of birds share a rocky ledge with sea lions.http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/downbytheshore.htmSparkie: A star afraid of the dark, A Littlest Angel book by author/illustrator SUSANN BATSON.Sparkie shows children how to overcome their fears with help from others. Also counting from one to five.http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/sparkie.htmAndy and Spirit Go To the Fair, an Academic Wings books by MARY JEAN KELSO and illustrator K.C.SNIDERAndy and Spirit work together in a riding competition. Although Andy can't walk, riding Spirit he is able to make his dreams come true.http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/andy&spirit-fair.htm

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Interview with writer Cindy Reeg




Why do you write for children?

I love to share my love of words with children. I love to see them excited about reading and all the worlds that it opens up for them.

Where do you find your ideas?

So many people ask me that question, and I always answer them, "Everywhere!" I try to be observant of people and things all around me--especially in nature. Then when I brainstorm for ideas, I have a whole storehouse of information to choose from. And I just put the ideas together in a new way--like mixing up a new recipe.

In my latestest book, DOGGIE DAY CAMP:VERB AND ADVERB ADVENTURES, I got the idea for the day camp from the visits my own dog Holly loved to do at the kennel. The big difference between Holly and Bubba, the dog in the book, is that Holly was never worried. She is always excited to do day camp. And the name "Bubba" comes from a dog in our neighborhood. He doesn't look anything like Bubba in the book. He's black and white--a Boston terrier, I believe. But I just loved that name for a dog, so I borrowed it. Dogs and action words (verbs) seemed to go together perfectly. Dogs are almost always on the move. So that's an example of how I mix-up a book recipe.

Do you have any suggestions for new writers?

Read, read, read the type of books that you want to write. This will provide a new writer with examples of how to create characters and plots and how to use words. A writer needs to feel the words, to put them together like a musician creating a symphony. And a new writer needs to understand that good writing requires lots of rewriting. This is really one of my favorite parts--rewriting. I love to polish and make a piece shine. When I read it and get that "ahhhh" feeling, then I know it's really finished.


To find out more about Cindy and all her books , visit her at http://www.cynthiareeg.com/

Friday, July 18, 2008

Amazing Tales

Here are amazing little tails, I mean tales of our four legged friends.
Check this out http://www.cynthiareeg.com/blog/2008/07/dog-gone-amazing.html

Friday, June 20, 2008

First Blog Ever

Wow, Tis my first Blog and all I can say is, This is an important beginning for me,
So give me time and I hope to have some worthwhile thoughts -