Where I share my love of books with reviews, features, giveaways and memes. Family and needlepoint are thrown in from time to time.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kid's Corner: Featuring Dalton James, age 8

Dalton James is an eight-year-old second-grader at Woodland Elementary School in Oak Ridge. He is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, enjoys basketball and baseball andhas run five 5K runs. In 2008, he published "The Sneakiest Pirates" (Outskirts Press), and sold it as part of a fundraiser for his school library that has so far raised about $2,700. Dalton is keeping his career options open, and hopes to be a pediatrician, policeman, fireman or karate instructor when he grows up. (Outskirts Press)

The Sneakiest Pirates and The Heroes of Googley Woogley by Dalton James

Both of these books were written and illustrated by Dalton. My son loves having me read these to him and is always asking about the little boy who drew/colored all the pictures. They are both very cute stories featuring "Pete" and his dad "James" (which is odd as my hubbies name just happens to be Peter James - so my son loves reading about a "boy" named Pete!)

In The Sneakiest Pirates they are Pirate Pete and Scurvy James and in The Heroes of Googley Woogley they are Space Boy Pete and Space Man James. Both of these books show great imagination and a fun adventure! Having them illustrated by Dalton has sparked something in my son as he is always wanting to color now - something he hadn't shown much interest in before.

Good luck Dalton! Hope to see more books in the future! (A third in the series, Super Pete Saves the Day, is currently being illustrated. And Mudhogs is planned as an unrelated children's book about one of Dalton's favorite subjects - pigs)

1 comment:

Sheila Deeth said...

Cool! What a neat idea, and what a wonderful young man. Thanks for the introduction.


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