"Life is about Building Memories, make them what you WANT to remember"
Paperbacks out 1st December 2014!!!
Issue 24- Page 24
My fabulous new Illustrator, Mr Stephen J Angel, has joined the team and will be bringing these books to life, paperback coming soon x
Dr Karen Atkinson, Editor.
Visit her website at www.wordcake.co.uk
Books out now!!!
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Firstly thank-you so much for visiting my website, here you will find an introduction to Building Memories and the journey you will all go on whilst discovering these stories.
I have 110 children's books and 10 novels. My books tackle issues every child/family could go through and these books will make readers laugh, cry and be "sucked" into their world. You will fall in love with these characters and they will feel part of your family! I love writing and mainly I love writing books children enjoy as they can relate to the characters and find comfort within their stories.
"Encyclopedia of life"
A little about me;
My name is Laura Edmonds and I am the author of the children's series Building Memories, I started this series nearly four years ago now whilst on maternity leave with my second child, I have 110 children's books now as I'm working my way through the seventh series. I am also writing some great books to accompany these for adults, based on the lives of these families and the gritty details of why these children's lives are turning out the way they have. From even before leaving school, I have always worked with children and had a huge passion for psychology and how their minds work and wanted to come up with some great story books to test this, My books challenge subjects such as disability, sexuality and death, so show how great children cope in these situations, and how resilient they are to these changes. Children deserve a lot more credit for what they can actually understand and deal with, they are marvelous examples of how we could actually cope!
The "Building Memories" series
by Laura Edmonds
Alfie and Other Short Stories
This is the first volume of short stories about the lives of Alfie, Zara, Toby and all their friends at the nursery. This series is simple and easy to read, getting to know each character and a tiny insight into what may come.
There are ten characters in these stories, they are at nursery in this first set of stories, and so are aged between 3 and 4 years old.
I love this series because of the reason I started to write, and these books and the memories of just where I wanted to go and have now gone.
Charlie's Holiday and Other Short Stories
In this series it’s holiday time, from traveling on a cruise ship to camping in the back garden, these children will enjoy spreading their wings a little during the school holidays.
Next series they move up to reception, meet new teachers and become more grown up, booo; let’s remember, no matter how much money you have or don’t have, children don’t care how exotic or how impressed the neighbours are, they love spending time together and holidays are great for just that, throw those phones away and live life like a child!
Spain = http://goo.gl/10jdw8
Emma's Christmas and Other Short Stories
It’s Christmas time, my favourite time of the year.
Charlie asks Santa for some new legs, he mentions that, “His wobble too much.” it gets me every time, but Charlie is brilliant at making the best of things and still enjoys everything anyone else does.
Emma is my favourite I would say in this series, as its exactly what we do, and makes things a tiny bit more magical, (in my eyes!)
Poor George has now lost his Mum and I just want to scoop him up and take him home! I do believe these children are real!
Douggie's Visit and Other Short Stories
This series is about Visits, whether it is to the circus, the dentist, or a day out.
These books can keep your children hooked by being simple and easy to read. They will also be able to relate to every event and situation.
We have a surprise with “Hammy the hamster” too!
Zara's Whoopsi and Other Short Stories
This series is about Whoopsi’s. The idea’s came from the daft things my children have done.
I remember the sheer horror when my daughter cut her hair off, as “it was getting in the way!”, and when she drank some liquid ibuprofen because she was thirsty and “It was delicious!” Just imagine the panic, but luckily she was absolutely fine.
Thankfully, and thank god, she opened the bottle with the child proof lock again later in front of the doctor. If she'd been unable to do so, I may have been writing these books with Douggie’s Dad, in prison!
Millie's Occasion and Other Short Stories
This series is about Occasions, Parties, Weddings, Christenings.
it’s all happening, the children are enjoying themselves with the events most of us look forward to, and the odd person dreads.
We step back in time and take a journey with George, as his has the funeral of his Mum. He is so brave he copes really well, and I love the reality this story brings.
Toby's Challenge and Other Short Stories
This series is about Challenges.
Alfie’s life is about to change and the day starts with buying a new bed, a big boy bed, but as the day goes on the reality of why sinks in, as he realises his Mum and Dad have split up, a reality that is becoming more and more common nowadays.
Isabella has a loose tooth and her cheeky Dad is trying to win the “Lie in” competition, and is trying his best to get her tooth out that day so he can enjoy a much needed lie in!
and Other Short Stories
George is Poorly
and Other Short Stories