Tex The Explorer: Journey Through Our Solar System

I am very happy to announce that the fourth book in our award-winning “Tex the Explorer” series is finished and published!  Tex the Explorer: Journey Through Our Solar System 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 a rocket ship. Tex is off to explore our Solar System!

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet Wins First Place in International Contest!

I was beyond excited when our book Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet made it to Finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards Contest – Little Peeps Division (Early Readers). Well, Eyen and I found out last night that we came in FIRST PLACE in our category. (We will get a new digital badge for our cover that says First Place!)

And once again, I need to say that I am so proud of my amazing illustrator – he is the reason these books shine!

Available on Amazon.

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is a FINALIST!

Eyen and I are thrilled (overwhelmed) to announce that our book Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is a FINALIST in the Chanticleer International Book Awards Contest – Little Peeps Division (Early Readers). We were both blown away when we made it to Semi-Finalist in this competition – to be a Finalist is over-the-top for us.

I am so proud of my amazing illustrator – he is the reason these books shine!

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is available on Amazon.

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet Wins Another Award!

2020 Chanticleer International
Book Awards
Semi-Finalist

2020 Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient

2020 Story Monsters Approved®

2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Semi-Finalist

Available on Amazon.

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

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is a

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!

 

front cover copy

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

front cover

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!