By Rebecca Yee
Being a children's book author has been an amazing experience. Not only do you connect with people from all over the world with your stories, you also connect with people all over the world who are also authors.
In my 9 years as an author, I have made some awesome friends and acquaintances. I respect them all highly, because I know how hard and competitive this industry can be. So, I would like to take this time and tell you about some of my favorite children's books written by indie authors.
If you want to order books from Indie Authors, please check out Oakiebees.com
It is a online bookstore by Indie Authors and it only stocks books from Indie Authors. You will find most of these books below, as well as many more that I love. Also, you will find a lot of our books on there as well!
On to some of my favorite books...
1) HOPE by Kealy Connor Lonning
What do you HOPE for your children? Do you hope for them to be kind? To be strong and brave? To be happy and grateful? To be curious and wise? To feel loved and secure?
HOPE is a beautiful, inspirational book that explores these traits, and values, that parents hope that their children will embrace. Sweet rhyming text, and gorgeous, captivating illustrations, show heartwarming glimpses of real-life situations.
2) Goggles: The Bear Who Dreamed of Flying by Jonathan Gunson
The heart-warming story of a very small bear with a very big dream! Everyone tells him he is too little to fly, but he always wears flying goggles just in case they change their minds, which is why his family call him 'Goggles'. Then one day, he discovers a BIG SECRET that means his dream might just come true...
3) This I Know: Seeing God in the World He Made by Clay Anderson
Have you noticed the fingerprints of God in the world around us? The creation tells us about its Creator. His beauty in the trees. His power in the thunder. His eternity in the night sky.
Join a young girl and her family on an unforgettable road trip. Witness the wonder of God's world. And see how all of creation confirms what the Bible tells us: Jesus loves me, this I know.
I might be a little biased to this book, LOL. But it is a good one.
Children and adults can explore the work of Electrical Lineman through the letters of the Alphabet.
Cami Kangaroo loves sweets.
In fact, she can't stop thinking about them.
She loves them sooo much, that even after Mommy catches her eating from a bucket of ice cream, she still finds ways to sneak them.
Will Cami ever be able to follow the rules about junk food?
Some people call me the father of mixed martial arts. Others see me as a movie star. But what some might not know is that I struggled to get there…
In the new Mini Movers and Shakers children’s book series comes a cast of characters who have failed yet succeeded despite overwhelming obstacles. In the fifth volume, we meet Bruce Lee. Find out what happens in this kids book about pursuing your passions.
From the letter A to the letter Z, B is for Breathe celebrates the many ways children can express their feelings and develop coping skills at an early age. Fun, cute, and exciting illustrations, this colorful book teaches kids simple ways to cope with fussy and frustrating emotions. This book will inspire kids to discuss their feelings, show positive behaviors, and practice calm down strategies.
8) Tyrannosaurus Hex and the Unluckiest Day Ever by Mr. Jay
For Anda, the T-Rex, nothing is going right! After a simply awful day, she's convinced that a horrible hex has given her the worst luck ever! But she soon discovers that bad luck is simply a matter of how you look at things.
A fun day of playing the jungle goes terribly wrong after Anda trips and falls over a tree trunk. That's followed by a long lone at the ice cream parlor, where they run out of her favorite flavor! Then, as if all of that wasn't bad enough, it starts to rain! There can only be one explanation: Anda is hexed and has terrible luck!
The story highlights different families and their diverse traditions as they observe Zhong Qiu Jie, Tết Trung Thu, and Tsukimi! In all three stories, children will learn about foods, traditions, dances, parades, and poetry involved in the celebration of the Moon Festival. Just like "Our Lunar New Year" by the same author, children will be so captivated by the celebrations that they will feel part of holiday too!
The mermaid friends are all together and ready to have lots of fun! Will they sing, dance, or build sandcastles? Or maybe collect sea glass and shells?
These magical creatures are ready for their own vacation. The mermaids have come together to enjoy all the fun and beautiful things the ocean has to offer. But with the whole sea at their fingertips, where will they go and what will they do?
Now for a shameless plug... one of my favorite books I have written is Obie Jr's Big Idea
Obie Jr. is a young tiger from Massillon, Ohio. He is your typical kid and loves his family, his friends and of course, football. Follow Obie Jr’s adventures as he learns what it means to be a part of his community.
This one is available on Oakiebees.com