Leona DeRosa Bodie
Amazon Bestselling Author
The Official Web Site www.leonabodie.com
Links & Resources

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For Parents, Grandparents and Teachers

PBS Parents Guides to Reading and Language- Offers proven ways to make reading fun for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, plus shows parents easy, effective activities to keep a child's reading skills sharp.

UpToTen at School- Offers FREE teacher lesson plans, entirely bilingual — French and English.

Kidsites.com- Great sites for kids! The leading guide to the best in kids' websites.

Grandparents Magazine - Picks kid-tested books for babies and preschoolers, offer toy reviews, baby products and more. FREE newsletter with recipes, craft ideas, gift ideas and more! Printable coloring pages * Craft ideas * Freebies & Deals * Special offers from partners * Entry in all Contests and Sweepstakes.

Babies & Books - Is a Mid-Hudson Library System literacy initiative promoting early language development awareness and skills expertise in families with newborns up to age 3. Get your FREE single review copy of "Babies & Books from the Beginning," or a Spanish version, "Los Ninos, Los Libros desde el Principio."

LookSmart Education Here's where to look for advice and tips on on pregnancy, nutrition, parenting and family fun.

Fisher-Price Online-Play and learn with your infant or toddler using online games and activities.

sitesforparents.com - Top parenting sites ranked by popularity

For Children            Puppy Icon

Between the Lions - Gets kids wild about reading!

Animal Planet - Explores animals, learn more about pets, play fun games, and much more.

Fisher-Price - Features educational games, coloring pages, cute stories, and a downloadable screen saver and wallpaper. The little people in your house should enjoy it!

The Suessville Site - Highlights Dr. Seuss and his books, plus offers games and activities.

UpToTen.com Fun, kid-friendly, online educational games for 0-10 years.

StarFall- an award winning site - Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Starfall is perfect for home schooling.

Sesame Street- Activity-based, public service site:Games, music & more.

DLTK WebSite -Discover crafts for kids (newborn to 13). It's an activity-packed site with a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some favorite cartoon characters

For Writers, Authors and Publishers 

American Author Websites - Offers powerful, affordable, and easy to use websites, specifically designed for authors.

Bookmarket.com Includes over 100 proven book-marketing tips, publishing resources and free reports.

Para Publishing Features 400 pages of information, resources and help for authors and publishers.

The Writer Gazette Offers comprehensive submission information, resource listings, links plus a free newsletter.

Writers Weekly - One of the best websites for writers and the highest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world!

Writing Contests
OnceWritten.com In the Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Contest
Deadline: 08/31; Fee: $15
Award: $500 & publication
Contest guidelines

MARGIE Editors Prize for Best Poem
Deadline: 08/31; Fee: $15
Award: $1,000 & publication
Contest guidelines

ING's Adventures on the Road to Happiness
Deadline: 08/31; No Fee
Award: $10,000 investing money
Contest guidelines

Short Histories III
Deadline: 08/31; Fee: Ђ20
Award: Ђ1,500 & publication
Contest guidelines

The Fish-Knife Award
Deadline: 08/31; Fee: Ђ20
Award: Ј1,500 & publication
Contest guidelines

The InnermoonLit Award for Best First Chapter of a Novel
Deadline: 09/01; No Fee
Award: $100
Contest guidelines

The InnermoonLit Award for Best Short-Short Story
Deadline: 09/01; No Fee
Award: $100
Contest guidelines

Hunger Mountain Creative NonFiction Prize
Deadline: 09/10; Fee: $15
Award: $1,000 & publication
Contest guidelines

More Writing Contests?

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