Kids Corner

Thinking of Self-Publishing a Children’s Book?

If you are thinking of self-publishing a children’s book or any type of book for that matter, you are in the right place! There’s no time like the present and if you have an idea and a passion for being creative, you can turn your dream into reality. In 2015, I made a bold decision to take a leap of faith and study the self-publishing process while pursuing writing. While working a full-time job, I worked evenings and weekends to polish my writing skills and pursue my dream of becoming a published author. By 2023, I self-publishing 15 books ranging from nonfiction technology, business self-help, children’s rhyming storybooks, and coloring/activity books.

You can read more about my journey of how I turned a fun, part-time hobby into my life’s passion in the 2020 issue of Bella Magazine. Here’s an excerpt: “I always loved to write for as long as I can remember,” says Amelia. However, back when she was growing up, writing and art was thought of as more of a hobby than a career. “Even as a child, I loved writing stories and drawing pictures. In addition to writing, I loved reading poems, especially ones that contained rhymes. I even saved stories that I wrote as a child, hoping that I could turn them into books someday.”
“My background is actually in computer science,” she says. After years developing training manuals, she decided to write her Microsoft Office How-To Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts series. After that, she decided to try something more fun and creative. Her newest endeavor is an exciting one: a series of children’s books based on personal memories of cooking and baking with her mother, creating homemade goodies together.

The full article is available in the image below. The Bella and Mia Adventure series is available on Amazon and other online bookstores.

If you have a question about self-publishing or any part of the author journey, you can contact me here.

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NEW! Coloring and Activity Books


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The ABC Letter Tracing is a fun coloring and activity book which is “Apple” and “Apple Cake” themed and includes lots of FUN Activities including:

  • Learning the Alphabet (food-themed words and illustrations for each letter of the alphabet, like A is for Apple, F is for Fruit and Friends!)
  • Letter Tracing (upper and lower case letters of the alphabet)
  • Coloring (full page illustrations including apple picking at the farm, kitchen scenes, baking and cooking, food)
  • Spot the Difference (which basket of apples is different)
  • Counting (exercises like count the apples, and count the trees)
  • Rhyming (draw a line to match the rhyming words)
  • Opportunities for interactive activities (How loud can you laugh? Try juggling some apples for fun! What other words start with the letter A, B, C, etc.)
  • Promotes outdoor activity (introduces fruit and apple picking; J for Jumping and W is for Walking encourages exercise)

This coloring book is inspired by the book “Silly Willy Apple Cake” which is part of the Bella and Mia Adventure Book Series.

This learning series is inspired by the books in the Bella and Mia Adventure Series, where the use of rhymes and recipes promote fun activities with parent and child. Now it’s time for more interactive fun!

Also available: Counting and Math with Pasta and Meatballs, and a new holiday coloring activity book as well!

NEW! Amelia’s Creative Learning Corner for Kids ~ YouTube Channel

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Check out my new (second) YouTube channel which is called “Amelia’s Creative Learning Corner for Kids”. This channel is specifically for kids, parents and teachers and will include children’s book trailers, story time readings, crafts, coloring, animations and more!

Anyone that knows me knows that I love creating software training and other instructional videos for my Easy Learning YouTube channel. Although I’m still planning on creating lots more “tech” videos, I’m expanding my library of learning videos too. Look for educational videos designed to promote fun family activities.

I need your help with the launch of my new channel. Click here to take a look and be sure to share and subscribe so you don’t miss any new videos! I welcome your feedback so please let me know what you would like to see more of on the YouTube channel.

Click here to check out the new YouTube channel: Amelia’s Creative Learning Corner for Kids! 

I welcome your ideas, comments and questions.