Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 With Lizzy Anne

As 2012 comes to a close, the Lizzy Anne team can say that this year was a very productive one!

Lizzy Anne's Adventures Volume 4 was produced, illustrated, and printed, which was a very good start. Many new short stories were drafted, and multiple are nearly complete. This blog, as well as our Twitter and Facebook page, both gained some more popularity-- and that's always a plus! We had many adventures of our own, like our first Book Festival in Gaithersburg. We hope to be back for the next one, and possibly more!

We have some exciting plans for 2013 prepared that we would like to share. Both Lizzy Anne's Adventures (Volume 5) and the picture book Sorry, Charlie! will both be coming out in the new year, with more following! You can pick up the new books on Amazon or on our main website, and the older ones are still there as well.

Have a happy new year, everyone, and see you in 2013!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Adventures in Christmas Shopping!

Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, and if you haven't already gotten a gift for the little ones in your life, why not check out our online shop?

Books can also be purchased through Amazon and Barnes and Nobles!

Happy holiday shopping!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Volume 4: The Great County Fair

Fall means apple cider, colorful leaves, and the Great County Fair!

Once a year the fairgrounds come to life as the fair moves into town. Lizzy Anne is extremely excited to find that her grandparents will be showing their beloved cow Bessie in the fair. However, she does not expect things to go terribly awry!

While Lizzy is petting the piglets and pigging out on cotton candy, Bessie is up to no good. Lizzy finds out the hard way that Bessie knows how to unlock her stall gate. A whole herd of trouble arises!

Don’t have a cow! Pick up a copy today to find out how Lizzy lassos the problem!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Volume 3: Lizzy Anne's Vacation Plans

Even though it's autumn here, Lizzy Anne's mind is on summer! Summer vacation, to be exact. Little Lizzy Anne is thrilled at the idea of spending a week at the beach soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves. She can barely contain her excitement!

Unfortunately for her, school is still in session. Summer might be right around the corner, but there are still tests to be taken. But those don't stop Lizzy Anne from daydreaming about her time at the beach.

Will the slip in her grades jeopardize Lizzy's chances of going on her dream vacation? Pick up a copy and find out!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Try out this fun mini-quiz about Lizzy Anne and her friends! To see the answers, highlight the space next to the questions.

Can you name Lizzy Anne’s new neighbor from New York CityAbigail

What is the name of Lizzy Anne’s grandparents’ dog? Gus

Can you name the cow and her owner who won 1st prize in the dairy contest? Betsy and Grandma Nana

What did the banner at the entrance of the fair say? Welcome to the Great County Fair

What was the signal Jeffery suggested to give his classmates on the school bus? Stomping his foot three times

Can you name the substitute teacher in Volume 4? Mrs. Stewing

In Volume 4, what happened to the list? Precious ate it

What are the names of Mr. and Mrs. Richardsons’ pet birds? Knick and Knack

Why was Lizzy Anne seeing double? Because of her new baby sisters

What was in Mrs. Stewing’s container? Chocolate chip cookies

What are the names of Missy Maxwell’s three brothers? Jeremy, Joshua, and Justin

What state does Grandma Nana live in? Virginia

What was the name of the fancy restaurant? La Pierre

How much money did Lizzy Anne and Missy make at the car wash? $70

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Volume 3: A Letter from Nana

When Lizzy Anne’s grandma comes to visit, the two bond over an interest in their family’s history. Little does Lizzy Anne know that she’s about to climb through the limbs of an elaborate family tree.

It starts out as a simple school project, but the more Lizzy Anne learns about her relatives, the more fascinated she becomes. Farmers, circus performers, fighter pilots, and plenty of twins are all parts of Lizzy Anne’s exciting ancestry.

Grandma Nana also informs Lizzy Anne about a treasured family heirloom that has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Grandma Nana says very little else about this in her letter – what could it possibly be?

What sort of history will Lizzy Anne dig up? Pick up a copy of Volume 3 to find out!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gaithersburg BookFest

The Lizzy Anne's Adventures crew had a wonderful time last weekend at the Gaithersburg Book Festival!

We really enjoyed chatting with all the other authors, and met a lot of new readers along the way! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our table!

More of our photos from BookFest can be seen here!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lizzy Anne's Animal Fun Facts

We're drafting a new Lizzy Anne short about Lizzy's trip to the zoo! Enjoy some of these fun facts about animals!

Did you know that:

  • House flies taste with their feet
  • No two zebras that have the same stripe pattern
  • In the summer, a queen bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day
  • A frog's tongue grows from the front of its mouth
  • Snakes hear by sensing vibrations
  • Cats have powerful night vision
  • Elephants have pink tongues
  • There are about 400 million dogs in the world
  • Over the years, dogs have formed such bonds as pet and companion, worker, and Man's Best Friend
  • Jack rabbits can reach the running speed of 45 mph
  • The average turtle swims at a pace of 10 to 12 mph, and can walk 3 to 4 mph
  • Giraffes are among the world's tallest mammals
  • A giraffe's hair is around 10 times thicker than a human's hair
  • The spots on a giraffe's fur are good camouflage to protect them from predators
  • A male giraffe weighs between 2,400 and 3,000 pounds
  • A giraffe's tongue is a bluish-black color
  • Most giraffes live in the grasslands or open woodlands of the African Savannas
  • Tiger cubs will leave their mother between 2 and 2 1/2 years of age
  • Tigers usually hunt at nighttime
  • The killer whale is the fastest of the whales and has been known to swim at 25 to 50 mph
  • Certain sharks have been know to swim as fast as 40 to 50 mph
  • A cow only sleeps 2-3 hours each day

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Volume 3: The Fancy Restaurant

Volume 3: The Fancy Restaurant

When Grandma Nana calls to talk about a surprise she has for Lizzy Anne’s parents, Lizzy wants to contribute something too!

For the Ryans’ anniversary, Grandma Nana decides that she’s going to take the family to a fancy French restaurant. When Lizzy’s mother says that she has nothing fancy to wear, Lizzy and Missy team up to buy Mrs. Ryan a gorgeous gown.

When the funds in the piggy bank fall short, Missy comes to the only logical conclusion: a Super Duper Car Wash!

Pick up a copy and join Lizzy Anne in some good, clean, car-washing fun!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lizzy Anne's Adventures Fun Facts

Try out this fun mini-quiz about Lizzy Anne and her friends! To see the answers, highlight the space next to the questions.

What is Lizzy Anne's favorite color? Red
What is the name of Lizzy Anne's brother? Ollie
Who is Lizzy Anne's best friend? Missy Maxwell
Where does Lizzy Anne live? Lincoln County
What grade is Lizzy Anne in? Third grade
What is the name of Lizzy Anne's teacher? Mrs. Blume
What is the name of the school Lizzy Anne goes to? Lincoln Elementary
What is the name of Lizzy Anne's puppy? Jack
What kind of puppy does she have? Beagle
What is Bruce's nickname? B.B. - or "Big Bad Bruce"!
What language does Lizzy Anne try out at her car wash? French
What are the names of the ponies that Lizzy Anne had at her birthday party? Pumpkin and Lollipop
What did Lizzy Anne forget to pack for her play? Her fishing rod
What was Lizzy Anne's job at The Jet? Newspaper delivery
What did Lizzy Anne overhear her parents talking about when she eavesdropped on them? Moving

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Volume 2: Lizzy Anne and the Hollywood Puppy

Lights, camera - puppy?!

Little puppy Jack has finally settled into the house, but Lizzy Anne is as excited to have him around as ever. When Father gives Lizzy Anne permission to use the camcorder, she gets the idea of making a movie of Jack.

As Lizzy is preparing Jack to be a Hollywood star, she is also busy rehearsing for her own school play. In the rush between fulfilling her promise to play with Jack and getting ready for the play, Lizzy forgets her fishing pole prop - but she ends up with quite the surprising onstage guest instead!

Pick up a copy and discover who is the secret star of the show!