New children’s books at Texas Star

New children’s books at Texas Star

        Abilene author Lindsey Holt has produced two delightful books for young children – Wake Up, Pup! There’s a Mouse in the House! and The Not So Tough Pup.

The books are based on the family’s lovable Golden Retriever named Darcy. Both books are $11.99 paperbacks (autographed).

Travis Nichols, who we consider a local author although he no longer resides here, has written and illustrated the second book in his “The Terribles” series.

The new one is A Witch’s Last Resort  ($13.99 hardcover), following up on Welcome to Stubtoe Elementary. Fun reading for middle grade readers. Books include signed bookplates.

101 Jokes: Texas by Craig Voe ($9.99 paperback) starts off with this one:

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”


“Ya who?”

“I’m pleased as pie to see you, too.”

You cross a dinosaur with a cowboy and you get? Tyrannosaurus Tex.

And so on. State jokes, city jokes, food jokes, animal jokes, nature jokes, and sports jokes. Lots of grins – and groans.

Waterford Press has produced three colorful and informative Texas-themed nature activity books– Texas Birds, Texas Mammals, Texas Grasslands — with games and activities for children ages 8-12. They’re $8.95 each.

Only in Texas by Heather Alexander, illustrated by Jen Taylor, offers an ambitious tour of the state, full of facts and figures and offbeat trivia ($21.99 hardcover).

Quite well done, even though there doesn’t appear to be a mention of Abilene that I could find. Not even the Children’s Art and Literacy Festival or the Storybook Capital of Texas/America. Maybe the next edition…