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Author Carol Casey was in Alpharetta, GA Saturday, June 4 for a seminar on how children's picture books are made from inspiration to bookshelf. Click here for more information.
Jason Oransky and Carol Casey were at a kidfest event April 9th in Norcross, GA. (directions)

It was all part of a grand celebration at Belk Department Store at The Forum Shopping Center that begins at Noon. Carol hosted a fun and interactive storytime and Jason hosted an art contest! Young children had an opportunity to color in a giant Castle page from Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World. Older kids learned how to draw it! This fun event also included a fashion show and prizes!
Dec 18th, 2010 Carol Casey will be at a book signing for Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You at an Atlanta area Costco on Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m.  It's the Cumberland Mall store that is near Marietta, 770-431-1700.  Please join us and spread the word! 
June 26th, 2010 Birmingham, Alabama
Carol will be at the Hoover Library in the Birmingham, AL area June 26  to talk about how children's picture books are put together and brought to market.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
http://www.hooverlibrary.org/adults/authors-plaza-featuring-carol-casey


Check out this new interview with author Carol Casey on writing and publishing at Imagination Cafe.
http://imaginationcafeblog.blogspot.com

Mother's Day Weekend Event for Book & Art Lovers - The Barefoot in the Park Festival in Duluth, GA

Carol will be participating in this year's Book Bistro located at Duluth Town Green (directions here). The festival hours are Saturday, May 8th from 10-6 and Sunday, May 9th from 12-5. Barefoot in the Park raises money for Gwinnett Arts and Education.

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Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of the book sales to Barefoot in the Park as well as a percentage of all in-store and on-line shopping with the use of the Bookfair voucher (pictured to the right). From May 1st through May 9th, anyone in the nation can shop with Barnes & Noble on-line or in any Barnes & Noble brick and mortar store using the voucher number assigned and benefit the arts in Gwinnett County.

We have new signings taking place in April and May. Check back soon for dates.. We are loving being on the road for Dear Baby, Let's Dance on our Read and Dance Tour!


Email carol@dearbabybooks.com if you are interested in scheduling a booksigning or author visit.

Check out this Dear Baby Book in the nursery on the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


Dear Baby, What I love about you! was a featured Valentine's gift for tiny tots on www.workingmother.com.

Carol Casey was featured in a Daily Candy Article on Reading to Babies and Toddlers.  Click here for a link to the article.

Carol was recently interviewed on the High Velocity Blog Radio Show by Stone Payton. Click here for a link.

Dear Baby, What I love about you! has been put as a recommended title on www.buybooksfortheholidays.com

Carol Casey was quoted in the online magazine SheKnows.com on how to help young children avoid holiday meltdowns. 
 
Author Carol Casey was an exhibitor at the Local Authors Expo held at the Birmingham Central Library, Friday, December 4th, 2009. The Expo was sponsored by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library.
 
Dahlonega Literary Festival
November 6, 7, 8th in Dahlonega GA
Carol Casey presented at this festive fall event headlined by New York Times Best Selling author Catherine Coulter, author of the FBI mystery series. Carol gave a newcomer's perspective on the top 10 things you need to know now about writing and publishing children's books in 2010.  She also moderated a panel of children's book authors and illustrators.
10/17/09
Enter to Win!

Dear Baby Books is part of a celebrity gifting program that sends expectant parents such as Celine Dion, Mathew Mcconnaughey, Joey McIntire, Sarah Chalke, Mark Wahlberg and Sarah Jessica Parker a basket of wonderful presents to celebrate their happy news. Entrants of the October 2009 sweepstakes had the opportunity to win one of these valuable baskets! Note: this contest is closed.

 
10/17/09 & 10/18/09 -
Indy Baby and Toddler Expo: Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis
Dear Baby Books was an exhibitor and our book Dear Baby, What I love about you! was included in the fabulous baskets given each day to the first 50 visitors.  Click here for more information. 

Check out this interview with Bebe Paluzza/Indy Baby Expo Founder Jenn Kampmeier on an Indianapolis Fox Station.  A copy of Dear Baby, What I love about you! is shown throughout most of the interview as one of the swag bag gifts to early arrivers at the Expo.
 
10/13/09 -
Author Interview on Book Bites for Kids
Dear Baby Books author Carol Casey appeared live on the blog talk radio show Book Bites hosted by Suzanne Lieurance.

Click above to listen to the interview which includes info for aspiring writers, the back story behind Dear Baby, What I love about you! and news about upcoming books!
For more information on Suzanne's Writing for Children Center follow this link.
 
10/13/09 -
Alpharetta resident launches baby book press
When Alpharetta resident Carol Casey could not find a book to read to her granddaughter that expressed her feelings, she began writing her own. In January, Ms. Casey and her husband John launched … more
By Rachel Kellogg, NeighborNewspapers.com
 
10/10/09 -
Atlanta Block Party: Mercer College Campus
We had great fun at the Atlanta Parent Family Block Party.  Even mother nature cooperated to keep the rain at bay and bring in some sunshine in the afternoon.  We loved meeting all the wonderful families and children and we are happy to announce the winner of the Nursery Art Raffle as Aisha Spellman.  Aisha was present at the drawing and she chose the framed cover art from Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World.  Congratulations Aisha!  Colorful World will be released May of next year.
 
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Reviews
Dear Baby: What I love about you!
Dear Baby: What I love about you!, is an adorable board book that is just perfect for little hands. The illustrations in the book are bright and colorful to hold small ones attention. The author creates great rhymes that make the book fun and playful. Your baby or toddler will love to have you read it over and over.

 

I just adore this book as will any other parent, for the sentiments expressed in rhymes are simple yet strong and heartfelt and ring oh-so TRUE! It's a wonderful book to both give and receive as a gift. And will be treasured long after the baby is grown up.

 

Dear Baby, What I Love About You! is exactly why there is never a need to publish run-of-the-mill, blasé, have-nothing-to-offer board books. This book is the perfect balance of text and illustrations to reinforce the universal appeal of babies.

 

Description: An uplifting board book that celebrates all the beautiful things about babies.

Carol Casey has created an adorable first book for babies. "Dear Baby What I love about you" is a board book that highlights all of the wonderful things about babies - from the way they reach their little arms out to be picked up, to the way they wiggle and dance. As you read this book to your baby, you cannot help but smile as the images created by the author make you reflect on all of the amazing things you love about the little one you are reading to.

 

Cleverly written as a parent's love letter to baby, this tender board book will captivate you and your child with each reading. Children will instantly connect with its rhythmic verses as the adoring parent captures the simple, playful, yet meaningful moments of sharing life with baby. Its charming illustrations, vibrant colors, and glossy pages add depth and further draw in the reader.

 

Given the importance of helping children develop early literacy skills today, Dear Baby, What I Love About You! provides parents and teachers a welcome story that they can use to introduce their children to the world of reading.
Michael Jung
Children’s Books Feature Writer, Suite101.com
Click here to read the full review
Reviews
Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World
A new review is in for Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World from Awareness Magazine.(on page 50).
Click here to read the review.
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Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You

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Dear Baby, I'm Watching Over You

Upcoming Book Signings & Author Appearances
May 2011
Author Carol Casey wlil be at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington on Sunday, May 22 honoring a military mom who is making reading a priority for her child. There will also be an interactive storytime for kids.
The event takes place at 11:00 a.m. at the Book Patch Library.
June 2011
Join author Carol Casey Saturday, June 4 in Alpharetta, GA for a seminar on how children's picture books are made from inspiration to bookshelf. Click here for more information.
Past Book Signings & Author Appearances
Dec 2010
A special thank you to all the people in Albany, GA who stopped by my booksigning at the Marine MCX on December 11 after seeing this piece on WALB-TV

I loved hearing the stories of your families and how they have served!  Enjoy the books!
Aug 2010
Carol Casey and Jason Oransky will be appearing August 6 on NBC 6 TV in Miami to talk about Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World.  It will be on the South Florida Today morning show.  Details to follow! 

Jason and Carol will also be at storytime book signings that weekend:
Saturday, August 7th   2:00 p.m. 
Borders Bookstore
9887 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
561-883-5854
 
Sunday, August 8   12:15 p.m.
Books and Books at Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour,
305-864-4241
June 2010
Atlanta area
A Dance Party storytime in June at the Foxtale Bookshoppe in Woodstock.
Tuesday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
www.foxtalebookshoppe.com
 
Birmingham, Alabama
Carol will be at the Hoover Library in the Birmingham, AL area
June 26  to talk about how children's picture books are put together and brought to market.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
http://www.hooverlibrary.org/adults/authors-plaza-featuring-carol-casey
 

Chicago Area Appearances & Signings
Friday, June 4:

Noon - Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons 102 Commons Drive, Geneva 60134 storytime and signing
2:00pm - Barnes and Noble Geneva Commons Discussion on How Books Get Made From inspiration to publication
6:30pm - Barnes and Noble Oak Brook Center Storytime and signing
7:30pm - Barnes and Noble Oak Brook Center Discussion on How Books Get Made From Inspiration to Publication
Saturday, June 5
Barnes and Noble Oak Brook Center
11:00am Storytime and Signing

Mar 6


Storytime and signing
Barnes and Noble, Perimeter location Atlanta

A definte DRAW to this weekend's signing event in Atlanta
 
Ha! Couldn't resist.  Dear Baby Books Illustrator Jason Oransky will be appearing at his first book signing event along with author Carol Casey on Saturday March 6 at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at the Permiter Station Shopping Center - just north of Perimeter Mall.  Jason will be leading a mini-drawing classs for the kids by teaching them how to draw a castle!  There will also be custom coloring pages for the younger tykes.  Carol will have a little help from a furry friend when reading Dear Baby, Let's Dance!, a newly released picturebook that has family competing to teach their signature dance moves on a sunrise to sunset adventure for Baby.  Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand to help everyone get their groove on.
 
Come join us for a fun-filled Read and Dance and Draw adventure!
 
When: Saturday March 6  11:00 a.m.
Where: Barnes and Noble Bookstore
(off Ashford-Dunwoody Road on the north side of Perimeter Mall at Perimeter Station Shopping Center)
120 Perimeter Center
West Atlanta, GA 30346
770-396-1200


Saturday Feb 27,
2 PM

Join us for a Discover Mills Kids Club event at the Books-a-Million Café in Lawrenceville, GA
Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. Ages 2-7

Who says you have to sit down to Read?



It’s a Read and Dance Party as Dear Baby Books Author Carol Casey reads her brand new release Dear Baby, Let’s Dance!  Carol will be joined by Atlanta Event Planners Rock Star Kidz who will host a mini dance contest.  Dancers from Gwinnett Ballet Theater will be on hand to help the kids make their way through everything from ballet to ballroom and hip-hop to rock ‘n roll.  Free raffles include a signed and framed piece of nursery art from one of Carol Casey and Jason Oransky’s brightly illustrated books, tickets to a Gwinnett Ballet Theater performance, movie tickets, Rock Star Kidz custom invites, and more!

Be among the first in Atlanta to get a peek at Carol’s spring release Dear Baby, It’s a Colorful World.  Join us for a Dance Party Discover Mills Style at the Books-a-Million Café.

For more info call 678-847-5115.

 


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Feb 20

Storytime and signing 11:00 a.m.
Barnes and Noble at The Forum, Norcross GA

Feb 13

Storytime and signing 11:00 a.m. – 12.30
Barnes and Noble, Oak Brook Center IL

Feb 12

Dear Baby, Let’s Dance! will be a featured read in Neli Yelin’s weekly storytime at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago
11:00 a.m. – Carol will be on hand to sign copies of this book and of Dear Baby, What I love about you! as seen on Keeping up with the Kardashians and Daily Candy.

Feb 11 Storytime and signing 4:30 – 7:00
Barnes and Noble, Oak Brook Center IL