Best Children’s Picture Books for 2018 from Pacific Book Awards

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A child can choose to read from a selection of hundreds of children’s books, but there is only one series for children who love dogs on exciting adventures! Follow the adventures of Kurt, Gert, Jazmine, and Bagel, as they become friends, escape from Mr. Natcher, the mean old dog fetcher, in an effort to avoid doggie jail, and see Mrs. Tricky’s hypnotic eye during their trip to Phoenix.

My second and third books have been selected as the 2018 Pacific Book Award Finalist (Gold Seal) and winner of a Gold Seal in two categories: Best in Children’s Picture Book for five years old and younger, and Best in Children’s Picture Book for six years old and up respectively.

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As I travel on my journey, not only do I remember how it began but also that the dust was gone from my cowgirl boots when I exchanged them for heels, Boston, and married life. My husband, Peter, replaced my then personal poverty with an education and personal enrichment until 2000. One car accident left my life changed in a single moment. However, I believe the road of Happiness is the strength of change and love for others only we, humans, can recognize. 

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Brr! The temperature seemed like it was fifty degrees. The c–o–o–l chilly wind made Jazmine feel cold, hungry, and lonely. When she passes a picture window, she sees her two friends, Kurt and Gert, in a warm, cozy house. This made her feel a bit jealous! But this little dog would soon meet a handsome black and brown beagle named Bagel, who knows what it feels like to be alone and in need of a friend.

Jazmine heard the soft faint sound of a whimper. Who could it be? Their eyes met and quickly they became friends.

“Kurt, I have met a friend named Bagel. Can you meet us at the train station?” replied Jazmine.


Other Books

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Kurt, Gert, Jazmine, and Bagel: In Their Train Station Adventure

Award Finalist Best Children’s Picture Book for 2018

Kurt, Gert, Jazmine, and Bagel embark on a last minute hatched trip to Phoenix. They face the trials of a luggage mishap, meet the mean old dog fetcher, Mr. Natcher, and decide to run for the red shed! Will they make it or have to go to doggie jail?

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Kurt, Gert, Jazmine, and Bagel: A Halloween Nightmare

Award Winner Best Children’s Picture Book for 2018

Beware of Mrs. Tricky’s hypnotic spell, avoid Mr. Morton’s Halloween Costume Store, and whatever you do don’t enter Mrs. Tricky’s Candy Shop! Ask Mr. Jack Patch for a ride to the train, but decide to stay for the tricks and treats!

Join Kurt, Gert, Jazmine, and Bagel as they explore the hypnotic eye on their Halloween nightmare adventure in Phoenix!

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