Put on Kangaroo’s Shoes!

Last week, I spent time reading to Dayton preschool students as part of their summer camp “Author and Artist Week.” Classrooms ranged in age from toddlers to first grade.

It isn’t uncommon that teachers will prepare learning material or activities to set the stage for my readings and I am always fascinated by the clever ideas they come up with to support the theme of the story.

As I walked the halls of the school, I noticed these cute little Joeys on the wall outside the toddler room. What a great way to teach that age group such an important concept — Where do your shoes go?  Are they on the right feet? (Answer: not always — but this is where dressing yourself begins.)

Hats off to the teachers who came up with this adorable exercise.  It is perfect for both attention span and skill level.

Maybe you can try it at home!

Earn Points with Your Kangaroo’s Shoes Purchase


National book retailer, Barnes & Noble, will now give parents reward points when they purchase Kangaroo’s Shoes. The Barnes & Noble reward program, Kid’s Club, is free and allows customers to earn loyalty points when they purchase select books.  Benefits of the program include:

A Warm Welcome to the Club – you join, and your kids win!

  • 30% off list price on any one kids’ book or toy for your children*

Loyalty Counts!

  • $5 reward for every $100 you spend on kids’ stuff online and in stores **

We Celebrate Kids’ Birthdays!

  • Free cupcake from our café for all your children’s birthdays

Wait, There’s More!

  •                 Monthly email newsletter featuring even more savings

Kangaroo’s Shoes is excited to be a part of the program. To join for FREE click here.

To order Kangaroo’s Shoes from Barnes & Noble online and start earning points today click here!

Moms Bookshelf & More Giveaway

  We invite you to check out Moms Bookshelf & More for the recent book review of Kangaroo’s Shoes.

Not only did the  story receive favorable reviews, but there is a giveaway to win a free copy for yourself!  Don’t miss it!

Enter to win here

“We Love Reading!” Book-a-Week Giveaway Starts Now

Kangaroo Books and Biz e-Mom’s Blog will be giving away a book a week during the month of February as part of the “We Love Reading!”promotion.

The giveaways start now! All you have to do is comment or subscribe on the www.bize-mom.com website February 1- 29, 2012.

Winners will be drawn at random and announced each week. Those selected will win a copy of the children’s story, Kangaroo’s Shoes. You can comment as many times as you like. Only one winner per household please.

Kangaroo’s Shoes Named Finalist in The International Book Awards 2011

 Scores Top Honors in Children’s Book Category

 Los Angeles May 13, 2011 - JPX Media Group announced the winners and finalists of THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 11, 2011. Kangaroo’s Shoes, a children’s book written by Springboro, Ohio resident, Richelle Taylor Krzak, and illustrated by Columbus resident, Sunny Colaneri, scored top honors in the Children’s Book division. More than 300 winners and finalists from 11 countries were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of JPX Media Group, said this year’s contest yielded a large number of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

“It’s really gratifying to know that our work has been recognized in the Children’s category,” said Richelle Taylor Krzak, author of Kangaroo’s Shoes. “The competition was on an international level, so it’s nice to see that the book’s message resonated across such a broad spectrum.”

Keen says of the awards, “The 2011 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”

Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

JPX Media Group is located in Los Angeles and is involved in numerous aspects of the entertainment and publishing industries.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2011 International Book Awards are available online at http://www.InternationalBookAwards.com

Kangaroo’s Shoes (ISBN: 9781452084695) is available through any retail outlet or through the book’s website: www.kangaroobooks.com

Story Time 3.10.11 at Franklin-Springboro Public Library

Join Richelle Taylor Krzak, author of Kangaroo’s Shoes, on March 10, 2011 for a special children’s story time at the Franklin-Springboro Public Library in Springboro, OH.

Books will be available for $8.50 and she will sign copies after the reading.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: 125 Park Lane
Springboro, OH 45066-3306


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