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The Next Installment of Five-Minute True Stories is Out!

The second installment of Five-Minute True Stories is out today from Scholastic! While the first book focused on unusual furry friendships, this one features animal rescues.

I loved working on this book! There are 12 amazing tales of humans saving animals and animals rescuing each other. I got to write about some famous rescues like Hank, the runaway pup the Milwaukee Brewers adopted as well as some lesser known stories from around the world that will make you tear up. Kindness counts!

Five-Minute True Stories: Animal Rescue is great for 4-8 year olds or as a bedtime read aloud. Beautiful high-quality photos accompany each story. Buy it on Amazon today! And if you haven’t yet checked out Five-Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs, which features some really adorable duos, here is the link.

5 Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs Wins an Award!

I’m honored that a team of librarians from the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX chose 5 Minute True Stories: Animal BFFs as a 2018-2019 Horned Toad Tale Award list title.

The committee’s mission is to find quality literature appropriate for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. The goal is to have a list of books to encourage and capitalize on the love of reading for students.

In March of 2019, students from 56 elementary schools will vote on their favorite book! (Each child who votes is required to have read at least five of the books.) Can’t wait to see the winners!