Debbie Dadey, Children's Author

Issue # 116 - May 2018 

What's more fun than fairies and mermaids together? Nothing! Throw in som e Skeleton Coast history, treasure, and a mystery to have my newest Mermaid Tales book, Fairy Chase. It releases on May 29th, but can be pre-ordered here. Here's a scavenger hunt and a teaching unit for lots of end of the year or summer fun. Hope you'll enjoy!
     I'll be at the Tanger Outlets Bookmarket on May 26th from 12-2 if you are in the Sevierville, TN area. We'll be hunting for fairies!

Happy birthday to me! My birthday is May 18th so I'd like to give someone a present. I'll randomly select any person who gets a friend to sign up for my newsletter  to receive a poster of my newest book. Just let me know here by May 29th. Need an end of the year student gift? Check out the free summer reading poster below.
TeeHee! Wedding fun continues. I have a dress and shoes! The wedding
colors are  magenta, pink, and navy so I tried to coordinate. The dress has magenta lace over white. The white doesn't show up much (even though it looks like it in this picture). I'm hoping the shoes are okay (not pictured)-they are magenta suede! Is it okay to wear suede in the summer?  I'm not up on fashion! Sadly, not much progress on the loosing weight issue. Okay, no progress. It may have something to do with some cookies I made for a fundraiser that had to be tested! 
Children's Book Week
I hope you had fun celebrating Children's Book Week at the beginning of this month. I turned in Mother Goose for a kindergarten class and an author for a second grade class. Hope I can visit your school next year to continue the fun.

  Teacher Appreciation Week
This month we also mark Teacher Appreciation Week. So many wonderful teachers make a difference EVERY Day to students across the country. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are amazing and I know how hard you work. If you'd like me to Skype with your students next year I'd be happy to do so.

Favorite pictures from Social Media this month:

Summer Reading Gifts
Need a summer reading poster as a free gift to your students?
Here you go! Some people have asked about ordering Bailey School Kids books, there is a set of four in Scholastic's May Lucky Book order form (page 6). Also, I'm tickled that three Mermaid Tales books are featured in Scholastic's We Need Diverse Books Young Summer Pack (Battle of the Best Friends, A Whale of a Tale, and The Secret Sea Horse). Both sets are available through the Scholastic reading clubs.
Bookmarks are also available for printing here.
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