What an amazing time I have had so far this year! Since February 23rd through until July 8th, I did a total of 24 virtual readings to students in schools around Ontario; one Podcast for Burlington Humane Society and I was Guest Speaker to their Kids Club about “My Journey as an Author”!
I feel so blessed to have shared the Sir Archibald Droolsalot stories with so many students. They were all really full of interest, questions and comments – it was absolutely amazing and genuinely meaningful to me as an author.
Thank you to all the many students who have listened to the stories, given their feedback and compliments and shared with me stories of their own dogs, cats and writings.
The biggest thank you of all goes to the teachers who organized the times and dates for the readings and who take such an interest in their students. They are truly dedicated.
I am also honored to be partnered with Burlington Humane Society and Lincoln County Humane Society. I give a donation for all books sold through their connection – so anyone who emails me https://kathrynrecourt.com/contact/ and makes a note in their request of either of these Humane Societies is helping to rescue furry friends. Archie definitely approves!
An especially huge thrill was getting the Canadian Book Award for all three books – amazing! This was followed by seeing my first 2 books in store at Chapters/Indigo in St. Catharine’s. Getting books into a “bricks and mortar” store is difficult when you are not with a traditional publishing house; therefore I feel really fortunate to see my books at Chapters; The Old Niagara Bookshop and Cool As A Moose.
Big Dog Drools is the second book in the Sir Archibald Droolsalot Series. This story will make you smile and give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside. It is all about coming together and helping each other out.
I must say Archie the dog is my favorite character; he always knows just what to do. He and his dog friends came across a cat and her kittens; you will not believe how brave Archie was. The plan he came up with to save the day was brilliant.
I highly recommend this story. It shows that being a good friend and helping out another in need is always an excellent idea. Children will love the characters in the story, and the illustrations are colorful and bright.
Be sure to check out the first book in the series too, Big Dog Blues. You will love that one as well.
Big Dog Blues is an excellent story about a dog named Archie and his friend Bricky. The two were close and were friends with everyone in the neighbourhood except for these two bully brother dogs. They didn’t like that Bricky was a small dog, and they would not be his friend. But luckily, Archie stood up for his friend and tried to help the situation and say that they are all dogs and should all stick together. Wait till you see what happens in the end.
This book is a feel-good book; I highly recommend reading this story with your little ones — it is the first story in the series, Sir Archibald Droolsalot. Children will love the characters, the colorful illustrations, and the storyline.
I liked this book because it teaches us to be kind to others and stand up to bullies. You don’t have to run away from them or hide, especially if you have a great friend like Archie around.
Kathryn and Sir Archibald Droolsalot have partnered with the Burlington Humane Society and Lincoln Country Humane Society to assist with their fundraising. Visit the contact page to order a book using the email contact form. A portion of the proceeds for each book sold this way will be donated to either BHS or LCHS. Don’t forget to mention either Burlington Humane Society or Lincoln County Humane Society in your email when ordering your books. Featured image: Doug Shirton, Executive Director, BHS with Sir Archibald Droolsalot book
What an amazing couple of weeks this has been! Since May 6, when I started with a wonderful virtual reading to the Tumble Tots with the Niagara on the Lake Librarian, through until the readings today, May 21 with students from St. Michael’s School with their teachers, I have done a total of 14 virtual readings to students around Ontario! I have 3 more readings planned for next week already, and can’t wait, this has been so rewarding!
I feel so blessed to have shared the Sir Archibald Droolsalot stories with so many students. They were all so full of interest, questions and comments – it was absolutely amazing and so meaningful to me as an author.
At this point I must say that teachers have now had to become IT experts and the students are so familiar with their computers that they will soon be streets ahead of their seniors!
Thank you to all the many students who have listened to the stories, given their feedback and compliments and shared stories of their own dogs, cats and writings.
The biggest thank you of all goes to the teachers who have organized times and dates for the readings and take such an interest in their students. They are truly dedicated.
For the second straight time, Sir Archibald Droolsalot – Big Dog Drools has been chosen as a Canada Book Award-winner!
The Canada Book Awards program recognizes and promotes Canadian author outstanding accomplishment. The Canada Book Awards is an ongoing book assessment program that honours Canadian authors regardless of when their books and/or eBooks were published.
Today I am very pleased to share the following piece from Laura at Locole.ca, who are now carrying my books from the Sir Archibald Droolsalot series!
I am very excited to share this post. I have been spending lots of time lately searching for books written by Canadian authors that are published and printed in Canada!
The book I am featuring today “Big Dog Blues” is the first from the series Sir Archibald Droolsalot. This adorable character is based on a real life cutie named Archie who happens to drool a lot !
You will love to read about Archie’s adventures with his best bud Bricky and their trouble with the bully Doberman brothers. Can Archie protect his friend and help the brothers understand that being friends is a much better way? You’ll have to read to find out!
Get your book on www.locole.ca or @shop.locole . Thank you to @authorkathrynrecourt for creating such a wonderful book series and making us fall in love with her very large and drooly dog, Archie. Best part is book 3 is coming soon!!
A huge part of getting kids to love to read is to read with them when they are young and to share your love for reading.
Now you can do all that and support local authors too!