Saturday, November 20, 2010


In honor of my One Year Anniversary as a published author, I am giving away a signed copy of my children's book Miss Mandy Manners!

Miss Mandy Manners is a rhyming story that is perfect for girls ages 2-6. I have this book in my own preschool classroom and I'm asked to read it daily!

Learning proper etiquette is never easy but it can be fun with this delightful tale of a young girl whose impeccable manners make her loved by everyone. Her name is Miss Mandy Manners and each page features another example of her extraordinary behavior. From thoughtfulness, gentle manner and cooperation she is a shining model of civility and respect. With its whimsical illustrations, this book is a great tool for any parent or teacher who wants to instill good manners.

This would make a perfect Christmas Gift! I will personalize this signed copy to your little one!


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This giveaway will end on NOVEMBER 30, 2010 The winner will be chosen by Random drawing from all valid entries submitted. The winner will be notified via email and will have up to 48 hours to contact me with their mailing address before another winner is chosen. Open world wide! No P.O Boxes please.

Good Luck!
Michelle Berg
Little Nipper Books

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Today, my 5 year old asked me “Mom, so what is Thanksgiving all about anyway?” Good question. Sometimes, I feel as though the meaning of the holiday is lost. Hopefully the following books will answer some of those questions. While some titles are just for fun, there are others that deal with the true significance of the American Holiday. They will all make a nice complement to add to your Thanksgiving festivities.


Thanks for Thanksgiving
Written by Julie Markes. Illustrated by Doris Barrette. Ages 3-7.

Play dates, slides and piggyback rides; there are so many things to be thankful for! In this book, Julie Markes reminds us all that Thanksgiving is for giving thanks while subtly teaching appreciation for the smaller pleasures in life. Told in a short rhyming verse, this book is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. It even includes a place to write your thankful thoughts.

The First Thanksgiving
Written by Jean Graighead George. Illustrated by Thomas Locker. Ages 9-12.

The First Thanksgiving is an eloquently written story that begins at the time of the melting glaciers and ends with that well-known and celebrated feast between the Pilgrims and the Indians. Leaving nothing unturned, the narrative describes in detail, Squanto’s plight and his willingness to help the Englishmen despite past events between the two groups. Thomas Locker’s oil paintings are breathtakingly beautiful and highlight key elements within the story.

1621 A New Look at Thanksgiving
Written by Catherine O’Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac.
Photographs by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson. Ages 9-12.

Unfolding a myth, this unique book gives an historical account of the diplomatic gathering between the English Settlers and the Wampanoag people; a gathering that later became popularly known as the First Thanksgiving. Published by the National Geographic Society and written with the help of Plymouth Plantation the authors set out to describe an American history that is not widely known.

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