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Little Birdie Grows Up – celebrate #children’s books

Just in case you missed my review of this lovely picture for little kids, here is some more information about the book. Do check it out – it sends out a positive message and the illustrations are adorable.
(All the materials are used here with permission from the author.)

Join us in celebrating the release of Little Birdie Grows Up!

Little Birdie Grows Up is a picture book about a fuzzy little blue bird that yearns to fly up in the big blue sky. His Mama encourages him and he tries his best. He is charming and sweet and the illustrations are delightful.

About the author

Wanda published her first children’s book, The Lilac Princess, in 2014. Next came her wonderful tale of Tad, in A Turtles Magical Adventure published, March 2016. 

Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She worked at a local Community Mental Health Center for 10 years before transferring to the Public School System as a Guidance Counselor. She’s worked at a High School for the past 18 years. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the local Community College and worked with teens who had lost a loved one through Hospice. She has always loved reading and writing and wrote many books and poems as a child growing up in Missouri. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 21 years and 2 dogs. Her daughter is away at college, like Little Birdie, she has left the nest.

From the Author

“I want to inspire young children to be the best people they can be. If I can capture children’s imaginations and entertain them, they’ll catch the underlying positive character message in each of my books.”


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Quotes from reviews

“Wanda Luthman does a very good job with this book. Lots of colorful pictures. Lots of rhyming that small children could quickly learn. Highly recommend this book for children ages one to five.”

“Although “Little Birdie grows up” is written for very young children, who cannot fail to be immediately and deeply attracted to Bryce Westervelt’s vivid pictorial narrative, it is a book which most likely will also engage genuine adult interest.”

“This was the first picture rhyming book I have read and the first time a book has made me cry – but a good cry. Little Birdie Grows up is such a beautiful story.”

Where to find Little Birdie Grows Up




Audiobook – Listen to a sample here.  


Back 2 School in a fun way!

​Back to School – online event:)

September 10, 2016 

Let me invite you to an online fb event organized by Karina Kantas. It is all about children’s books, and we are inviting readers, educators, children, parents and grandparents. There will even be rewards in the form of children’s books and many more surprises. Meet some of the authors of children’s books, myself included, ask questions, comment, play games and have some fun. 

This is the link and it would give me such joy to see you there. It will be my first author guest appearance so you might help me get rid of some stage fright.

Here is the guest list and times.
(All times are EST)

10am – 10.15 Welcome from your host

10.15 – 11am Wanda Mital Luthman

11.00 – 11.30 Jenny Burke

11.30 – 12.00 Ashley Marie Uzzell

12.00 – 12.30 Claire Plaisted

12.30 – 13.00 Anita Kovacevic (18.30 CEST – my time zone)

13.30 – 14.00 Andrew Fairchild

14.00 – 14.30 Traci Sanders

Looking forward to meeting you there!

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Awards for books? Wooohooo!

Dear all, the voting for the #SIBA #book #awards has begun.

A huge thanks to all of you who have sent me messages of encouragement and asked me to put all my voting book links into one post – so here it is. It feels wonderful to know that some of you have actually even read my books:). 

Every genre has its own link, and you can vote for more books in each genre. You can even vote several times. Pls, give a chance to wonderful authors who pour their time and dreams onto paper simply for the love of books. Click on one, more or all, as you wish, and thank you all so much! Naturally, feel free to share the news.












And there is one of my short stories in each of these anthologies:





Thank you very much for fostering creativity!

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