In October, Sylvan Dell Publishing released the third paperback edition of How the Moon Regained Her Shape, my book about bullying. The book is also now out in a “Fun eReader” iPad App. Also, Publishers Weekly recommends How the Moon Regained Her Shape in an article called "Bullying Resources: A Selected Listing" (October 22, 2012 issue). Below is the listing for my book. I'm not wild about the summary of the book because both animals and people help the moon and because the book is my own legend, not an Indian one. However, this listing in the bibliography will boost sales. I'm very excited about this recommendation!
"Bullying Resources: A Selected Listing," Compiled by Shannon Maughan, published on Oct 22, 2012 in Publishers Weekly How the Moon Regained Her Shape by Janet Ruth Heller, illus. by Ben Hodson. Sylvan Dell, $9.95 ISBN 978-1607187042, 2012. In a story told through Indian folklore, the moon is bullied by the sun, and leaves the sky until animal friends help her regain self-confidence. In 2011, the book was adopted by The Peace Pizzazz, a community group based in Kalamazoo, Mich., that tries to foster kindness, empathy and inclusion among children, for use in a bullying-campaign in public schools. Ages 6-up.
Also, a new review of my book for children about bullying, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell, 2006), has been posted by Susanna Hill on http://susannahill.blogspot.com/2012/10/perfect-picture-book-friday-how-moon.html
Because of all of this exciting news, September and October have been great months for me.
Causes Janet Heller Supports
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Nature Conservancy, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Autism Speaks,