Lillies on the Moon: Sweet Board Books for Your Babes

Ashley Alexander, owner of  LiliesOnTheMoon.com , is a deer friend, successful mommy blogger,  and creative mind!  Mother to two adorable little ones, she is constantly on the move, yet still finds the time to write about her experiences, expertise and helpful parenting tips. Thanks Ashley for showing your babies Kristy Kurjan’s board books and for the sweet Lillies on the Moon post! 

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Midwest Book Review’s Children’s Bookwatch July 2017

We were honored to have Dream Sweet Dreams included in the July 2017 issue of The Midwest Book Review’s Children’s Bookwatch: The Board Book Shelf. 

Dream Sweet Dreams
Kristy Kurjan, author
Tyler Parker, illustrator
KPO Creative LLC
www.kpocreative.com
9780986075063, $7.95, Board Book, 14pp, www.amazon.com

Dream Sweet Dreams: Featuring the bright illustrations of Tyler Parker combined with a sweet, rhyming text by Kristy Kurjan, “Dream Sweet Dreams is an adorable bedtime story celebrating the joy of creativity through dreams. From penguins eating ice cream to cute cuddle bugs, “Dream Sweet Dreams” is an utterly charming board book that is sure to bring a smile to both young and old. There are endless possibilities for what children ages 3 to 5 can imagine. Also very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, and community library Board Book collections is author Kristy Kurjan and illustrator Tyler Parker’s companion book for young children, “The Many Ways To Say I Love You” (9780986075032, $7.95). It should be noted for parents that both “Dream Sweet Dreams” and “The Many Ways To Say I Love You” are also available in a digital book format ($3.99 each).

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/cbw/jul_17.htm#BoardBook

 

The Delightful Board Books of Kristy Kurjan & Author Q&A by Jill-Elizabeth

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed and reviewed by “All Things Jill-Elizabeth” book review blog.  Thank you Jill-Elizabeth!

Book(s) Review(s): The Delightful Board Books of Kristy Kurjan AND Author Q&A

The Books
Today I’d like to slip into Mommy-Mode a bit, and tell you about a few absolutely darling board books that I recently received for review. The books – Nap-a-Roo, The Many Ways to Say I Love You, and Dream Sweet Dreams – were all created by the very talented (and award winning) children’s author Kristy Kurjan and illustrator Tyler Parker. I know I don’t normally include book blurbs in my reviews, but there is only so much one can say about a board book written for toddlers, so I’m going to give you my general comments (which apply to all three books evenly) and share the descriptions that the author has written as well. The books are sweet, charming, and delightfully colorful. Through easy-to-follow rhymes, the books offer parents lovely ways to connect with their little ones on topics like nap time, the expression of love, and the importance of dreams. So grab a tiny wee person in your life, snuggle them in tight, and prepare to giggle and smile right along with them!

Nap-a-Roo
Fast, fun, and engaging, this book makes sleepy time special for children and parents alike. Follow the kangaroo through the zoo as he gets ready for a nap-a-roo. Little ones can’t get enough of this adorable modern book that centers around naps. With colorful images and imaginative text, this story is easy to fall in love with. Children will enjoy taking a nap-a-roo just like the kangaroo.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You
As most adults will tell you, there isn’t just one way to express love. This sweet board book explores the multiple ways to show affection, from spending time together to eskimo kisses! Don’t miss this enchanting nursery rhyme that is both fun to read and teaches an important lesson in love.

This book illustrates how to enjoy the gift of love with friends and family. From a high-five to a belly laugh to time shared in play, kindness and joy are simple pleasures that are found throughout life’s journey. The early reader style poetry shows special moments children share with their loved ones: “When holding hands to cross the road… mom squeezes three times, it is our special code.” The colorful and quirky illustrations make this book enjoyable for babies, toddlers, and adults.

Dream Sweet Dreams
As a parent we wish for our children to be happy and live their dreams, this creative board book shows how beautiful and exciting dreams can be. See imagination come to life with colorful illustrations. A pink octopus strolling through the park, yes please!

Bright illustrations and sweet, rhyming text are paired in this adorable bedtime story that celebrates the joy of creativity through dreams. From penguins eating ice cream to cute cuddle bugs, this board book is sure to bring a smile to both young and old. There are endless possibilities for what children can imagine. From penguins eating ice cream to cute cuddle bugs, what do you dream?

The Q&A
What inspired the book Dream Sweet Dreams?
Throughout my life have always had “big dreams” and now as an adult I encourage my children to have them as well. Dream Sweet Dreams is written to show little ones that you can be silly and inspiring. I love the concept of taking normal animals and having them do an activity that is out of the box… For example, giraffes in a hot air balloon. It is the simple things that make use smile and show us that life doesn’t always have to be normal.

What is your favorite line from one of your books?
My book, The Many Ways To Say I Love you, features a line that says “When holding hands to cross the road, mom squeezes three times, it is our special code” – This is my favorite line because it is something my mom and I did growing up. This is very special to me and it makes me happy that other parents can share that silent expression with their children.

How did you start writing children’s books?
I have always wanted to write a book… When I gave birth to my twins in 2012 I was inspired to write Nap-a-Roo board book. With it’s success I have been driven to write two more books: Dream Sweet Dreams and The Many Ways To Say I Love You. Hopefully there are more books in my future.

For more information about Kristy and her delightful books, visit her here!

New Book-n-Blanket Gift Sets by The Blanket Lady and KPO Creative Board Books!

The new gift sets from The Blanket Lady and Creative Board Books by Kristy Kurjan, KPO Creative are now available! Check out these beautiful book-and-blanket gift sets. There are three eye popping options to choose from. The blankets are made in Michigan (Rochester) and the books are authored by Kristy Kurjan of Traverse City, MI! Add a personalized name and this is the PERFECT gift for any newborn or toddler! The Many Ways To Say I Love You and Dream Sweet Dreams are both printed in the USA. Thanks for supporting small! 

Goodreads Book Giveaway For The Many Ways To Say I Love You!

Goodreads picture book give-away alert! Enter for a chance to win a free copy of the adorable board book: The Many Ways To Say I Love You. This picture book is perfect for babies and makes a great newborn gift! Book description: This book illustrates how to enjoy the gift of love with friends and family. From a high-five to a belly laugh to time shared in play, kindness and joy are simple pleasures that are found throughout life’s journey. The early reader style poetry shows special moments children share with their loved ones: “When holding hands to cross the road… mom squeezes three times, it is our special code.” The colorful and quirky illustrations make this book enjoyable for babies, toddlers, and adults.  Opens for entries on July 13, 2017

Format:Print book

Giveaway dates:Jul 13 – Aug 13, 2017

Countries available:US

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/241501-the-many-ways-to-say-i-love-you

Brilliant Books: Book Signing with Children’s Book Author Kristy Kurjan

Brilliant Books: Book Signing with Children’s Book Author Kristy Kurjan

Brilliant Books: Traverse City, Michigan
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
2 – 4 pm

Stop in to meet local author Kristy Kurjan and get copies of her new board books, The Many Ways to Say I Love You and Dream Sweet Dreams!

Dream Sweet Dreams

Bright illustrations and sweet, rhyming text are paired in this adorable bedtime story that celebrates the joy of creativity through dreams. From penguins eating ice cream to cute cuddle bugs, this board book is sure to bring a smile to both young and old. There are endless possibilities for what children can imagine.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You

This book illustrates how to enjoy the gift of love with friends and family. From a high-five to a belly laugh to time shared in play, kindness and joy are simple pleasures that are found throughout life’s journey. The early reader style poetry shows special moments children share with their loved ones: “When holding hands to cross the road… mom squeezes three times, it is our special code.” The colorful and quirky illustrations make this book enjoyable for babies, toddlers, and adults.

Kristy Kurjan is a writer, stylist, and creative entrepreneur who lives here in Traverse City.  In her free time, she enjoys running, boating, and reading to her family. She is also the author of Nap-A-Roo, which won the 2014 Silver Moonbeam Award for Best Board Book, the 2015 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book (0-3), and was named a Finalist in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.

Can’t join us for the event itself?  Preorder your copy and we’ll get it signed for you!  Just let us know how you’d like your book inscribed.

Event date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address:
118 E. Front Street

Author Signing: Kristy Kurjan at Horizon Books June 3rd, 2017

This Traverse City author of the board book NAP-A-ROO now has two new board books that will charm your youngsters:  DREAM SWEET DREAMS and THE MANY WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU.

Location: Horizon Books in Traverse City
Event date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address:
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

Book Signing at Horizon Books in Traverse City

Join award winning children’s book author Kristy Kurjan on Saturday, June 3rd  11-1 PM at Horizon Books on Front Street in Traverse City, MI. 

This Traverse City author of the board book NAP-A-ROO now has two new board books that will charm your youngsters:  DREAM SWEET DREAMS and THE MANY WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU.  Come get your copy and have it signed by the author!  Event information:

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 11:00am to 1:00pm
Horizon Books
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684