January 5, 2012
Free Book Friday!

Get your FREE full-color copy of Where Does My Dadda Go? for Kindle! You’ve got to hurry!!

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Follow the link below for your FREE copy of this beautiful story of a father’s love for his family.

October 11, 2011
Book Review: Trouble On Earth Day by Kathy Stemke

In Kathy Stemke’s charming picture book, Trouble on Earth Day, little Shelby squirrel is excited to announce her first place ribbon in the Earth Day poster contest at school. Shelby’s explanation of the concepts on her poster to her parents gets everyone to think about how we can rethink, reuse, and recycle in our homes. Follow along as Shelby answers cries of despair from the forest with what she has learned at school and saves the day.

A perfect introduction to Earth Day concepts that will keep kids thinking all year long, Trouble On Earth Day features an engaging tale with colorful illustrations by Kurt Wilcken that children will love. The bonus in this edition is the section of teaching materials that allow children to extend and apply the concepts taught in the story. Perfect for a traditional classroom or a homeschooling environment, the book offers discussion ideas, songs, activities and crafts to create a multi-sensory learning experience. 

I found the characters very relatable, and my children enjoyed the story and illustrations. The included activities are easily done at home with every day supplies. I think this story would have great appeal for early elementary grades as well as pre-school.

Kathy Stemke is a retired teacher with degrees from Southern Connecticut State University and Covenant Life Seminary. She has done graduate coursework at New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Kathy has published many articles and two previous children’s picture books. Learn more about Kathy’s ongoing work in writing and education at her blog http://educationtipster.blogspot.com .

Trouble On Earth Day by Kathy Stemke, Illustrated by Kurt Wilcken, Published by Wild Plains Press, Educator’s Edition ISBN 978-1-936021-36-9, Paperback SRP $15.00.

September 30, 2011
Press Release: 9/30/2011

Lara Kimbrell



Where Does My Dadda Go?  By Lara Kimbrell

Native Houstonian, Lara Kimbrell, announces the release of her new children’s picture book entitled Where Does My Dadda Go? Lara’s book focuses on the loving relationship between a father and child and explains why fathers must leave their children to go to work. While many children’s titles are available that celebrate a mother’s love for her children, Lara noticed that books celebrating a father’s love for his family were not as abundant. Fathers have an important role in every child’s life. Share this touching story with your family.


About the book:


In Where Does My Dadda Go?, a baby struggles to understand why his Dadda has to leave home to go to a mysterious place called work. See the grownup world of work through the innocent eyes of a child. More importantly, experience the love between father and child.


About the author:

Lara Kimbrell has a physics degree from Texas A&M University and has taught physics for twelve years before becoming a full-time mom and writer. Lara’s children and life-long love of literature have inspired her to write Where Does My Dadda Go? Lara lives with her husband, three young sons, dog, and many chickens in south Texas.


To place an order for the book, contact:

Author House Publishing www.AuthorHouse.com   (888) 280-7715

ISBN 978-1-4634-2355-1 (8.5” x 8.5” Color, pb 36 pp)

This book is also available through your preferred on-line retailer.

Contact Lara Kimbrell to arrange book signings, high resolution images, and interviews at Author.Lara.Kimbrell@gmail.com .


September 23, 2011

Watch this interview with author Lara Kimbrell about her new book, Where Does My Dadda Go? Learn about the inspiration for this touching story of a father’s love for his children.

September 12, 2011
It’s finally here! I will be autographing the first 100 copies sold through my website. Order now for an autographed copy with free shipping!

It’s finally here! I will be autographing the first 100 copies sold through my website. Order now for an autographed copy with free shipping!

September 1, 2011
Author Hot Sheet

July 20, 2011
"Where Does My Dadda Go?"

Baby takes an imaginary trip to work with his dadda by being a mouse in his pocket. This out-of-sight observer experiences both new and familiar sights and sounds as they journey to work and Dadda sets about his day. As baby learns about the place called work, he hears Dadda explain the reason he works so hard: to provide for the family that he loves. Although tired from a long day, Dadda happily hurries home with his hidden mouse to see Momma and Baby and give them a big kiss. Baby understands that although jobs are important, Dadda always looks forward to coming home to be with his family every day.

“Where does my dadda go?” is a question that working parents everywhere struggle to answer for their very small children. A baby tries to understand why his dadda has to leave for a mysterious place called “work.” See the grownup world of work through the innocent eyes of childhood, but more importantly experience the love between father and child.

July 20, 2011
"I’m A Little Scientist"

“I was born a curious critter, my parents told me so.”

Curiosity and playfulness make children the best little scientists. Who else but a child would think to give their fruit punch to the bean sprouts so that they would taste better when they’re grown? Follow this inquisitive little scientist armed with crayons, ruler, and magnifying glass through a week of observation, experimentation, and discovery to which any child can relate. Each day brings new discoveries and new questions to ponder at home, in the car, and at Grandpa’s farm.A roly poly’s armor and the motion of the moon are just two exciting experiences this little scientist encounters.

More than just an entertaining story, I’m A Little Scientist encourages children to look closely at the world around them and ask questions because the simplest questions can lead to the biggest answers.