Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bella Saves the Beach Launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2013

My new picture story book, Bella Saves the Beach, is the third in the Bella and Britt series.  It is being launched this week with a blog tour, kicking off on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 at The Children and Teens Book Connection.  

Please view the trailer at the bottom of the post!

There is a back story, though, to this book, which is this:

Bella Saves the Beach was the first book in the series and the one taken by my publisher, Guardian Angel Publishing.  That was in 2010.  Just before it was to go to press, the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill happened. 
My publisher, Lynda Burch, thought the House needed to have a book for kids on the spill and determined Bella and Britt were the kids to do it.  

Lynda was hoping to have the book, which became One Pelican at a Time, become the first kids' book in the U.S. to deal with the spill--and it was! 

Poor Beach Bella was put on hold.  Another in the series, Sea Turtle Summer, was published.  And then it was Beach Bella's turn!  

I am so delighted the book will help celebrate Earth Day and would love if if Britt and Bella helped spread the word about how very important this global celebration will be.  Samantha Bell, the wonderfully talented water-colorist, did the illustrations for the series.  I am so grateful to her for bringing the books to life on the page. 

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