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Melissa Taylor is a freelance education writer, an award-winning teacher,  a mom and a blogger.  Her favorite thing besides sleeping is reading – and she loves kids books best!  Share the journey as Melissa reviews the best new children’s books from board books to middle fiction.  Catch up with Melissa on her education blog, her writing website or Twitter.

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  1. October 19, 2010 11:28 am

    Hi Melissa,
    After reading your early reader recommendations (including Angie,the Brave), your bio, and knowing you have two daughters, we would like to send you a review copy of the latest book in our Planet of the Dogs series.

    Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale , is an illustrated, early reader, fantasy-adventure book for children and dog lovers of all ages.

    For sample chapters and more information on our books, please visit

    For information on the concepts behind our books and our involvement in therapy dog reading programs, please visit

    If you wish, we would be happy to participate in a giveaway.

    Please email us a postal address at and we will be very pleased to send you the book.

    And, congratulations on your award from Scholastic.

    Best wishes,
    Robert McCarty Barking Planet Productions
    PS: Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale, was recently awarded the 2010 Young Voices Foundation Silver Award.

  2. vanessa hdz permalink
    November 4, 2010 3:08 am

    love this. mucho gusto

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