Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Book and a Chat with Renne Hand

Award winning romance author and now perhaps better known as a children’s author, Renne Hand drops by for a cup of tea and chat on today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

Renne is the author of the Crypto-Capers and Joe-Joe Nut series as well as two award winning novels as well as the wonderfully named “Do You Have Ants In Your Pants That Make You Dance?”

Renne’s love for reading and writing started when she was a child, she remembers frequently wearing out the stone steps to the local library, and when visiting a bookstore I she would sit in the middle of an aisle perusing a novel that she was eagerly going to purchase but couldn’t wait to read.

Renne's awards include a Best 2006 Fantasy Romance award for Magic Hearts. Her second romance novel, Seduction of the Lonely Heart won a National Literary Award for Best Romance of 2007. The first book in her children's series, The Crypto-Capers in "The Case of the Missing Sock", won a preferred choice award for 2009 by Creative Child Magazine.

Her Crypto-Capers Series is designed to involve the reader into the story. The reader must help the detectives solve the case by solving various puzzles and cryptograms. Book one gives the reader a basic understanding of how to solve the puzzles and cryptograms. Once you know how, you will be well on your way. Clues will be given to the reader, but with each case less clues are given to make it more challenging, and more interesting. Which means that you will have to use your noodle, and pay very close attention to what is going on in the story.

Now with four books in the series the latest being "The Chest of Mystery", and another one already on the way these books will not only provide a great story for the reader but involve them as well as educate them.

The Joe-Joe Nuts series is another great educational series for young children. It is about animal detectives. As the detectives talk to each suspect involved in the case the reader must use inference, what they know, but also what they learn about each suspect in order to figure out who committed the crime and why.

This is a great book to be used in the classroom. The reader will also be learning about animal tracks and some of the animals who make them. This is a cute and interesting story children of all ages will love.

Renne has just released book two of the Joe-Joe Nut Series, Mineral Mischief. It's about rocks and minerals. This will be an excellent addition to any classroom library. It will have terminology, experiments, opportunities to make predictions, the rock cycle and much more for the reader to enjoy.

With a blog tour through the month of April, Renne will be making several stops where readers can take part on various competitions with chances to win giveaways.

So sit back and listen to today's interesting and entertaining show as I host "A Book and a Chat with Renne Hand".

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