ABOUT THE BOOKS

Thomas the Turkey: Thanksgiving Feather Hunt Fun!

Thomas is a turkey and he has lost all his feathers-gasp! In this book, readers will retrace Thomas’s steps around the house, picking up a feather at each location until they have helped Thomas find all seven of his brightly colored feathers. (The secret of this book is this: The child’s parents or older siblings must first hide the feathers for the child to find, making the hunt easy or hard depending on the child’s age.) The child will love taking part in this feather hunt, and families will adore this new Thanksgiving tradition.

  • Published 2020 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online
  • Won Mom’s Choice Award 2021
  • Won Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award 2020
  • Amazon Reviews:

“I don’t normally write reviews, but this book is so cute! It’s so interactive and fun! My kids asked me to read it over and over! I it’s easy to set up, but can be different every time! You can make it harder or easier depending on the age of your kids!”

“I work as a speech therapist. I used this book in my sessions this thanksgiving. I hide the feathers in different places within my room. The kids had to find the feathers and tell me where they were hidden. Cute simple story! Very creative!”


Ronnie’s Pool: a tale of friendship & determination

Ronnie the rabbit asks his parents if they could have a pool. Therefore, his dad hands him a shovel and Ronnie gets to work. With a bit of hard work, some helpful friends, and a positive outlook, it is possible to make dreams into a reality!

  • Published 2020 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online
  • Won Mom’s Choice Award 2022
  • Story Monsters Approved Winner 2021
  • Won Readers’ Favorite Award 2022
  • Review by Amy Louise Hill for Readers’ Favorite:

“Author Lindsay Ann Fink has designed a perfect book that demonstrates how hard work is needed when it comes to building something you desperately want. It will make a good book for educating young children about the importance of this as they need to understand that not everything will be given to them simply because they asked for it. The images used in Ronnie’s Pool are realistic, with the added illustrations of Ronnie and the other characters, which I found to be unique and clever as I haven’t seen many like this before. I think it works perfectly. I adored this story and the message behind it, and I hope to read more of Lindsay Ann Fink’s work in the future. Good luck and keep writing!”

US Review
This work is wonderful in many ways. For example, it is a sensory treat. The smooth, glossy pages are easy to turn, and the photographs and illustrations by Michele N. Tupper are beautiful, vibrant, and tell their own stories in gently humorous ways. Additionally, the lessons of the story are practical, sensible, and demonstrate kindness as well as the fruitfulness of collaboration. The underlying message is that if one wants something, it is important to persevere and ask for and accept the help that others may offer.


The Boy of Joy: Healing through connection after family loss

The Boy of Joy is a story about a close family friend who sadly lost their youngest brother. Although the sadness is difficult to deal with, the whole family slowly finds ways of coping by doing things they love and connecting to nature. They all start to notice the beautiful signs their brother keeps sending them. This brings the joy back into their family as they all find rainbows and hearts and feathers from their youngest brother. Energy never dies, it just changes form. Even though he is no longer here he is now everywhere.

The choice is yours if you want to be angry about things then be angry, if you want to be sad be sad. Or you could choose to see the beautiful moments, to see the beautiful signs as well, it’s up to you. I will choose to see the rainbow after the rain and the hearts in the clouds, it brings me a smile for a mile every time.

  • Published 2020 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online
  • Won Story Monsters Award 2022
  • Amazon Reviews:

“Wow what a book! Such an honest read about death and how very young children can cope and get through one of life’s hardest lessons. Amazing topic, amazing read!!”


Little Palm: An Earth Day Celebration

Tavi and Tylee are two super star fashionistas who want to get their friend Little Palm ready for her special day, her Earth Day birthday celebration. Can they do it in time for the big day? With some twists and turns and ups and downs, will these two find the winning look for Little Palm?

  • Published 2021 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online
  • Won Mom’s Choice Award 2022
  • Won Readers’ Favorite Award 2022
  • Review:

“What a sweet little read. Little Palm is a wonderful book that made me feel warm inside. Palm trees remind me of summer, and I enjoyed seeing Little Palm decorated for Earth Day. Although I do see Earth Day acknowledged each year, I have never seen it celebrated the way it was in this book. I thought the illustrations were adorable, and Tavi and Tylee’s process of figuring out what exactly they wanted to paint on Little Palm was fun to see play out. Each design was better than the last, and I love how they ended up decorating Little Palm. I would recommend Little Palm by Lindsay Ann Fink to children and their parents. It is a great read featuring a global day meant to celebrate the earth.”


Spot the Spot: Friends creating fun activities together

Spot the Spot is a book for all ages, especially kids who love to move. Spot the Spot is a game that can be made easy or more challenging. Readers can find the spots on each page of the book. They can also play on their own by hiding colored spots around the house as they have a fun experience searching for the colors to find. At the end of the book is a blank spot for kids to make their very own special colored spot.

  • Spot the Spot is a super fun game for learning colors, listening to directions and taking action. Maren & Ivy love creating fun activities so their friends can use their imaginations and stay active
  • Published 2022 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online

 


Little Bird Bakes: Let’s bake a cake

Little Bird Bakes. Little bird creates. Little bird decorates a cake.

  • A simple rhyming book about a baking birdie for younger kids
  • Published 2022 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online
  • Amazon Reviews:

“Bird’s journey of gathering the ingredients is sweet and alluring. The sweet text of the book Little Bird Bakes is perfect for a child. The rhyming text makes it a 5 star book!”

 


Peace in War: Learn to find peace & love amongst the chaos

It’s all about perspective, how you choose to see the world. What kind of world do you want to create for our children? When we find peace in ourselves we can create peace in the world. We reap what we sow. The way we talk to ourselves escalates and transcends to our children, and becomes the way they talk to themselves. Let them see how we can generate good in the world when things seem to be chaotic and desperate. In times of darkness and sadness look for the helpers, look for the people making peace amongst the chaos. When you see a fight, an accident, or a war, you can see the sadness and pain, or you can choose to see the ones helping those in need. It’s a choice to see the peace and a choice to be the peace.

It starts with a seed, the seed we plant in our mind’s eye. Take the time to plant the seeds of hope, beauty, and love. Take actionable steps towards a more peaceful life, start in the home. These steps will create a peaceful future for our children and our children’s children.

Choose peace.

  • Published 2022 by Balboa Press
  • On sale through Balboa; Amazon; B&N online
  • Won Mom’s Choice Award 2022
  • Won Readers’ Favorite Award 2022
  • Review:

“Peace in War by Lindsay Ann Fink is a much-needed children’s book in a chaotic world where good deeds are necessary. It’s a special and impressive read with a strong and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes. The writing and the uniqueness of the illustrations captured my attention from the start as they are very impactful. Peace in War informs children that their thoughts become their actions and their actions can bring peace, joy, and change. Lindsay Ann Fink reminds us of the most powerful weapons against war and motivates us to use them to heal the world from chaos and despair. This realistic yet uplifting children’s book is an essential read for youngsters as it empowers them to do great things for others. I honestly can’t recommend it enough.”

 


Ronnie’s Swing

Ronnie the Rabbit has great critical thinking skills. He has a vision to build a swing. With the help of his friends they work together to build his vision into reality.

 


Works in progress…

  • The Ronnie Series: following the success of Ronnie’s Pool, Lindsay has plans for a series of Ronnie’s adventures including: Ronnie’s Swing, Ronnie’s Scooter & Ronnie’s Boat
  • Sharks & Mermaids: A book inspired by a family game with lots of interactive content!
  • Ford & Dane Make it Rain: A book celebrating 2 boys playing in the rain & using their imaginations and their engineering skills!

 


Other Resources

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How children’s books can help benefit kids for life

 

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