For Hoover Elementary in Tulsa, OK's "Dress Up As Your Favorite Book Character Day" Austin Rhodes came as the boy from Not Norman! (Love this hand-drawn and colored fishbowl and fish! Norman would flip over it!)

Christine's grandson, Jack, and his daddy, Nicholas reading. 

“Our son Nicholas reads “Norman ” to Jack each evening during quietening down time prior to his bottle and bed. It has become a ritual that they both enjoy. “

As his senior project at Jakarta International School, Keenan Lambe raised funds to build a library in Papua. Check out his chicken feather headdress!

As his senior project at Jakarta International School, Keenan Lambe raised funds to build a library in Papua. Check out his chicken feather headdress!

Robin Barker sent this photo of her friend reading Norman to his daughter's class.

Robin Barker sent this photo of her friend reading Norman to his daughter's class.

My heart sings knowing 3 generations of Nightengales are sharing Your Mommy: Baby Stella,her mama Madeline & Mimsie Jennifer!

My heart sings knowing 3 generations of Nightengales are sharing Your Mommy: Baby Stella,her mama Madeline & Mimsie Jennifer!

So, get this: Easter Sunday 2014, for the first time ever, we attend Cousin Jimmy's Easter Egg Hunt. There I meet Jimmy's wife Sharon's sister Monta's daughter Renee (following?) So maybe Renee is my 2nd cousin removed??? Anyway, in passing, someone mentions I'm an author. Renee and her husband Frank are huge readers as are their boys. So Renee asks if she might know any of my books. As we author's do, I whip out a bookmark. A while later, Renee and Frank call me over. Turns out their boys love NOT NORMAN! What a thrill!!!! So fun to learn someone loves my little goldfish! The next day, Renee posted this photo on my Facebook page: Kelly Bennett Books.  These are their sons, Ethan & Bryce, with Uncle Joseph (6, Frank's Bro.)

So, get this: Easter Sunday 2014, for the first time ever, we attend Cousin Jimmy's Easter Egg Hunt. There I meet Jimmy's wife Sharon's sister Monta's daughter Renee (following?) So maybe Renee is my 2nd cousin removed??? Anyway, in passing, someone mentions I'm an author. Renee and her husband Frank are huge readers as are their boys. So Renee asks if she might know any of my books. As we author's do, I whip out a bookmark. A while later, Renee and Frank call me over. Turns out their boys love NOT NORMAN! What a thrill!!!! So fun to learn someone loves my little goldfish! The next day, Renee posted this photo on my Facebook page: Kelly Bennett Books.  These are their sons, Ethan & Bryce, with Uncle Joseph (6, Frank's Bro.)

 Thanks Valarie P. for this! Bedtime Storytime with Amanda Sliepcevic and her daughter Arya

 Thanks Valarie P. for this! Bedtime Storytime with Amanda Sliepcevic and her daughter Arya

                                  George's granddaughter, Olivia, 5 months and she's already into books! 

                                  George's granddaughter, Olivia, 5 months and she's already into books! 

In a Great Green Room at NYPL for the Children's Book Exhibit. I've turned into the old lady whispering "Hush!"

In a Great Green Room at NYPL for the Children's Book Exhibit. I've turned into the old lady whispering "Hush!"

World Premiere of Vampire Baby Reader's Theater was held at the Vampire Baby birthday launch party, Sept 21, 2013, at Blue Willow Bookshop. Cast included: Kelly as MC/Innocent Brother; Jon Graham as Dad/Vampire Father; Marty as Tootie/Vampire Baby; Russell as Doctor/Vampire Boy & Sydnie as Mom/Vampire Mother. YOUCH! Vonna Carter has more on her blog:  http://vonnacarter.com/wordpress/?p=10879

World Premiere of Vampire Baby Reader's Theater was held at the Vampire Baby birthday launch party, Sept 21, 2013, at Blue Willow Bookshop. Cast included: Kelly as MC/Innocent Brother; Jon Graham as Dad/Vampire Father; Marty as Tootie/Vampire Baby; Russell as Doctor/Vampire Boy & Sydnie as Mom/Vampire Mother. YOUCH!

Vonna Carter has more on her blog:  http://vonnacarter.com/wordpress/?p=10879

Jamie Allen, giving my books the once over. His favorite is Sherlick Hound.  

Jamie Allen, giving my books the once over. His favorite is Sherlick Hound.

 

View from my desk in Trinidad, overlooking the Gulf of Paria

View from my desk in Trinidad, overlooking the Gulf of Paria

Deny's Daughter, Cantika in Jakarta with Norman!

Deny's Daughter, Cantika in Jakarta with Norman!

                                                  Writing Bud, Marty Graham's, Inspiration Corner

                                                  Writing Bud, Marty Graham's, Inspiration Corner

Lulu M. Stevens Elem's in Houston celebrated Earth Day  with a rockin' Science Fair!

Lulu M. Stevens Elem's in Houston celebrated Earth Day  with a rockin' Science Fair!

Katie and Liam's baby Ross--a discerning reader, Yee haw!

Katie and Liam's baby Ross--a discerning reader, Yee haw!

Rebecca & Spencer reading with their folks in Calgary
Rebecca & Spencer reading with their folks in Calgary
Fish Kisses for Norman
Fish Kisses for Norman
View from my desk--and my big, bold monitor
View from my desk--and my big, bold monitor

Valerie Pagano's dog, Lucky plans on two-stepping when they get home. Yeehaw!

Triplets, Jacob, Ryan & Kevin stopped by the B&N in Fenton for Storytime on Oct 11, 2013. They brought their mom, Angie and Granny from Philly!

Triplets, Jacob, Ryan & Kevin stopped by the B&N in Fenton for Storytime on Oct 11, 2013. They brought their mom, Angie and Granny from Philly!