Rosie the Farm Truck
Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient 2022
Purple Dragonfly Award Honorable Mention 2022
Firebird Book Award First Place 2022
Family Choice Award™ 2022
Reader's Favorite 5-Stars 2022
Reader's Favorite Gold Medal 2022
The Book Fest Second Place 2022
B.R.A.G. Medallion 2022
Rosie and her friends are called to help a group of reindeer stranded in Le Grand County on the eve of a winter blizzard. Rosie is presented with a challenge that she is not sure she can accomplish on her own. Through teamwork, trust and tenacity, Rosie and her friends accomplish their mission while discovering their own inner strengths. And little do they know that their new friends are on an important mission of their own!
Beautifully illustrated artwork in hand-painted watercolors, see Rosie and her friends come to life through the eyes of your younger ones.
Originally written for children ages 3-9 years but appealing to 'tweens and teens, this classic story of love, patience, kindness, and tenacity will warm hearts of all ages.
24 Days 'Til Christmas for Kids: How to Guarantee a Spot on Santa's Nice List
24 Days 'Til Christmas for Kids: How to Guarantee a Spot on Santa's Nice List is a heart-warming guide in helping children understand the importance of kindness and gratitude during the Christmas season of giving. Each day of the 24-day activity journal provides a prompt meant to help kids focus on sharing, honoring, and thinking about their communities and the important people in their lives. Geared toward children of all ages, this holiday workbook can be completed independently or with adult support, and is a sure-fire way to spice up your family's dinner time conversations!
Jack's Garage: Tire Maintenance for Kids
Family Choice Award™ 2022
Introducing Jack's Garage, the first of a new series by 13-year old kid author Jack Scudder. Since Jack was a very young boy, he was obsessed with the maintenance and care of a wide variety of vehicles - cars, trucks, tractors, scooters, and even boats! - and he's passionate about teaching other children how to understand and appreciate the inner workings of these "things that go".
In Jack's Garage: Tire Maintenance for Kids, Jack will walk children through the step-by-step processes of maintaining vehicle tires for optimal safety. This book is not meant to be a manual, rather a child-friendly guideline to help kids learn basic terminology and steps so they can expand upon their interests and knowledge as they grow older and gain more independence. The images are bright and colorful, and the book includes a basic list of terms to aid with vocabulary development.
Appropriate for children of all ages, though focused primary for early readers ages 5-9.
Book Trailer: Tire Maintenance for Kids
The Entrepreneur's Journal: Motivational Words of Wisdom to Help You Take Action, Stay Focused, and Celebrate Success
The Entrepreneur's Journal: Motivational Words of Wisdom to Help You Take Action, Stay Focused, and Celebrate Success is a journaling workbook designed to help channel your ideas and energies into actionable results. Our earliest leaders and founders have drawn inspiration from their own mentors of the past just as we do today. Using words of wisdom to prompt our thinking forces us to look outside the box while problem-solving what are sometimes the simplest of solutions. The journal includes 31 days worth of inspiration with space to record your thoughts, consider your options, and plan your strategies.
Victoria is a homeschooling mama, multi-certified educator with extensive classroom teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, and college levels, and a retired US Air Force officer. She is an award-winning children's book author, avid reader, and trained historian. Additionally, she is also a full-time business owner, ecommerce expert, and coach who enjoys helping others to build and grow their businesses online. Originally from Nassau County Florida and a Southern country girl at heart, she currently lives in the beautiful Florida Keys with her husband Trey, son Jack, and her 24/7 shadow named Sailor (the dog!).
Great New Tradition or Keepsake!
What a great way to incorporate a simple, yet character-forming tradition into the season of giving! I love this book, and will read it year after year with my child as another way to keep us focused on what matters. So simple. Makes for great conversation at dinner, bedtime, or car time - but positive action is required!
(Sort of a spoiler: #23 is the BEST!)
Josh, 24 Days 'Til Christmas for Kids
Great little journal!!
I'm always looking for new ways to improve my business, and this has given me so much to think about that isn't what you would necessarily find in your traditional "business" books. The author uses quotes from some of our past leaders and offers business-related prompts and actionable suggestions to go along with each quote. I like the format, and I just started using some of the prompts to brainstorm with my team. It's a fresh approach to thinking and a great tool for anyone managing their own business.
Nancy, The Entrepreneur's Journal
Full of fun and thoughtful activities for the Christmas season!
I love this little book! It has 24 activities for children for the days leading up to Christmas that emphasize giving, kindness and gratitude. I am really looking forward to December to get started! I know it's going to be fun. Plus, this book will be a keepsake to treasure.
Gotta Paint, 24 Days 'Til Christmas for Kids
I want to live on this farm!
Rosie is such a sweetheart!! What a great character, and like I seriously hope to see her in other stories. My kiddo loved her. And the surprise twist in the book is such an awesome lesson for kids about overcoming challenges. I didn't expect that and such a great bonus lesson that led to some good discussion. Overall, this story is well-written and reads like a big, warm hug. The illustrations are really beautiful too. Hope to see more from this author!
I bought this book thinking it would be a cute Christmas story for my kids. I didn’t know what I was in for, as I pre-read it. Well, it melted me. I have a child who has struggled for years with dyslexia, and this book was such sweet encouragement! I bought a second copy to gift, but need to get a couple more too. Thank you for sharing Rosie with us!! Absolutely beautiful illustrations as well - sweet and gentle and I love it! More Rosie, more Callahan Farm, please!
Adorable and sweet
I bought this book to start a book collection for my unborn grand daughter for her baby shower. Of course I read it before wrapping it and glad I did. It was so well written and sweet and Rosie is a great character with lots of love! Can’t wait to read more of her books in the future. It’s a must read!!!!!!
Rosie the Farm Truck Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite® - April 7, 2022
Eight inches of snow fell on the Callahan Farm overnight. Rosie the truck wanted to play with her friends in it. Unfortunately, they expected a storm the following night, and Farmer Jack enlisted the help of everyone to prepare for it. Rosie wasn’t happy, but she helped. Later, while they were playing, Mayor Hope sent for Rosie to help bring in four reindeer trapped on a stranded train. The reindeer were on an urgent mission but couldn’t brave the incoming storm. If the mission failed, many children would be sad. Would Rosie agree to help get the reindeer out of danger to a shelter? Would the storm stop the reindeer from their task? Find out in Rosie the Farm Truck by Victoria Scudder, illustrated by Kam Bayo.
Rosie the Farm Truck by Victoria Scudder is a perfect Christmas children’s story. However, the lessons in this picture book remain evergreen. It is a tale of kindness, teamwork, love, resourcefulness, courage, and healthy doses of confidence. I loved the beautiful illustrations and attractive choice of colors by Kam Bayo. The simple grammar and punchy sentences were catchy and easy to understand. Scudder awakened my imagination by creating living characters out of everything in the environment which I’m sure will excite children. Above all, this book reminds us never to second guess ourselves, as Rosie did. We must opt for a circle of people who would do everything to help us succeed, as we can only receive the energy we give. When we show up for people in difficult situations, we unlock another level of our own strength and uniqueness. Thank you for this educative book, Victoria Scudder!
Reviewed by Judge, 30th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards - Nov 21, 2022
The story of Rosie is endearing. The illustrations really bring her to life and engage with the reader's imagination. The way the book is formatted is perfect for the content, and I loved the way the words are broken up around the page to keep the eyes moving and interested, that is well done. It's charming to have the cars with eyes, and I think that's something kids will resonate with and be attracted to reading after so many cartoons and movies have similar styles in their characters. Thinking about a task like farm work from the point of view of the truck is a great way to teach while also keeping it fun. This is really cute, I think kids and adults will enjoy reading about Rosie and be wanting more of the farm and community adventures!
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With over 15 years of classroom teaching experience specializing in Literacy, Exceptional Student Education, Social Studies, and Training Education, Victoria brings a high level of energy, passion, and excitement into schools for book readings, author trainings, and a variety of topics pertaining to children's literacy.
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