Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet Receives 2020 Mom’s Choice Award

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2020 Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient!

Available on Amazon.

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet

I am very happy to announce that the third book in our award-winning “Tex the Explorer” series is finished and published!  Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is available on Amazon.  Eyen and I are really excited about this book!

Tex is a young T-Rex.  He loves to explore.  For his birthday his parents gave him tickets to a prehistoric museum.  Tex is off on a journey through the alphabet!

Authentic Learning – Never too Young to Explore Books

Authentic learning can’t start too young.  Exposing children to books and reading should start the day they are born.  As they grow, let them explore and enjoy books that interest them, on their level. 

Having a rich reading environment for children is hugely important.  Not only having lots of high interest reading material available, but having care-givers that model reading as well.

And remember, reading is reading. It doesn’t need to be Shakespeare for a child to grow as a reader. I am a voracious reader, mostly sci-fi. I don’t believe I would be the reader I am without sci-fi. No offense to the Great Bard, but not my cup of English tea. I’ve been reading sci-fi since I was old enough to hold a book. And now I write it!

And yep – that is my book, Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars.  And yep – it is upside down! (Authentic Exploration)

Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth – Awards!

We ended Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth‘s first year with one last award.

Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Winner!

Great way to end the book’s first year.

Awards Won by Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth

Chanticleer International Book Awards Shortlist

Independent Press Award® Distinguished Favorite

indieBRAG® Medallion Honoree

Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient

Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Winner

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Winner

Story Monsters Approved®

Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth is available on Amazon.

Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth Receives Sixth Award!

 

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Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth has won the following awards:

 

2020 indieBRAG® Medallion Honoree

2020 Independent Press Award® Distinguished Favorite

2020 Story Monsters Approved®

2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards Shortlist

2019 Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient

2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Winner

Available on Amazon.

TEX THE EXPLORER: JOURNEY AROUND THE EARTH By Ellie Smith, Illustrated by Eyen Johnson

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I am very excited to announce that the second book in our award-winning “Tex the Explorer” series is finished and published!  Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth is available on Amazon.  Eyen and I are really proud of this book!

Tex is a young T-Rex.  He loves to explore.  For his birthday his parents gave him an airplane.  Tex is off to explore the seven continents of the Earth!

 

Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars Wins Sixth Award

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Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars just won its sixth award!

2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Winner
2019 Independent Press Award® Distinguished Favorite
2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards Shortlist
2018 Story Monsters Approved
2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Winner
2018 Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient

Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars by Ellie Smith, Illustrated by Eyen Johnson, is available on Amazon.

Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars Wins Independent Press Award – Distinguished Favorite

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I am really excited to announce that Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars won a Distinguished Favorite honor from the Independent Press Awards in the Picture Book Category.

This international competition is judged by industry experts and had entries from around the world.  Eyen and I are truly honored!

Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars is available on Amazon.  (Read for free on Kindle Unlimited)

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Tex the Explorer: Journey to Preschool!

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Eyen read our book Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars to a preschool class today.  They are studying space.  How cool is that!

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Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars Wins Several More Awards!

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SM_Dragonfly_Royal_Seal_Winner-01Royal Dragonfly Second Place: Best Illustrations                                                    Honorable Mentions: Children’s Picture Books 5 & Under, Children’s Picture Books 6 & Over, New Author (Fiction)

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Available on Amazon