About the Book

READERSFAVORITESEAL-WEB

cropped-cover_paintsplatter_rev2.jpg

Join Fin and his little dog, Sausages, as they learn to use only what they need while they help with the chores around the house. Designed for ages 2-6, this book hosts a bigger discussion for the younger child on the importance of conservation.

FREE SHIPPING FOR A LIMITED TIME!!
GET YOUR PERSONALIZED COPY TODAY!
PERFECT GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

 
IMG_2060-3443547684-O
   HBF.Runner-up.DigitalBadge.2014-1   SFBF.2014.Dig.Badge.HM   SCBF.dig.badge.HM2014
Award winning author, Ashley Mills Monagh
an

ABOUT THE BLOG:
Welcome Readers, Teachers, Writers, Parents and anyone who loves children’s picture books!

I am finally published! After 6 years of drafts, rewrites, critiques, submissions and rejections, my children’s picture book is finally on sale at Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble online and select stores around the country!

“A Little Goes a Long Way” is a simple story about a little boy called Fin who helps Mom and Dad around the house, but can’t seem to grasp the concept of ‘a little goes a long way.’ Fin learns to be more careful when doing practical everyday tasks while learning that no matter what mistakes he makes, Mom and Dad love him no matter what. As a Montessori preschool teacher and new mom, I know our little ones take great pride in learning to be independent. Sometimes they just need a little reminder to use only what they need. This book is a great learning tool to have in any classroom or home library.

The point of this blog is to share the process and my personal experience in getting my first picture book published. I will be talking about where this project has been, how it came to the draft you will see in print, how the characters came to life, working with the illustrator and sharing ideas on how we plan to market the book. Follow us on this blog and you will get an insight to this whole process, following it step by step. You also get to download the audio book, the song and print off coloring pages. Teachers – get ideas for your classroom with all the FREE classroom activities to go with the book. If you are a parent, teacher or an aspiring author of children’s books, or maybe you’re just a huge fan of picture books in general, then this blog is for you! I will be checking daily for comments and suggestions you may have. Together, we will be watching and talking about how this book will unfold and come to life. I am so excited to share this whole process with all of you!

NEWS:

earthdaywithFIN

Ashley Mills Monaghan will be one of the featured authors for Kids and Smiles Non Profit event!                         shamrock

CHECK OUT THE ONLINE STORE WHERE YOU CAN NOW ORDER PERSONALIZED COPIES OF ‘A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!’ GET THAT PERSONALIZED TOUCH WITH A SIGNED COPY FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR HERSELF!! GET ON IT NOW – FREE SHIPPING ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME!!! GET IT HERE!

 ASHLEY MILLS MONAGHAN will be at the OC Children’s Book Festival this year!! Come stop by for free giveaways and more at Table #89 in the Author’s Corner. Check out all the other talented authors that will be there too! http://kidsbookfestival.com/authors/

ASHLEY MILLS MONAGHAN’S ‘A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY’ Just received Honorable Mention at the READER’S FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK CONTEST!!! Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!!

ASHLEY MILLS MONAGHAN WILL BE ON THE EAST COAST! JOIN HER FOR ONE OR ALL OF THESE 3 FREE READINGS!!
flyerNJ2015

“A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY” RECEIVES A 5 STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ FAVORITE!!

‘I have read quite a few children’s books recently, and I have to say that this book is the cutest so far. There was something about it that just had me smiling from ear to ear throughout the whole story.’ – to read the full review check out https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/a-little-goes-long-way


IT’S HERE!!  Get the hardback version of “A Little Goes a Long Way” today!!
$24.99 / $19.99 (private sales) Online store coming soon so you can order personalized copies! 

ASHLEY MILLS MONAGHAN AT SBAS Anniversary Event!! See ‘Calendar/Contact’ for Details!63 SBFT Flier

ASHLEY MILLS MONAGHAN WILL BE A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT THE ‘TOOLS FOR TANTRUMS AND MORE’ CLASS this Saturday, December 6th! Learn more and get your tickets here!

‘A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY’ JUST RECEIVED HONORABLE MENTION AT THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK FESTIVAL!!!

OUR OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE NOW!! WE HAVE A NEW PROMOTION WITH FREE BOOK GIVEAWAYS SO BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!!! Click on “Quarterly Newsletters” under Blog Posts!

ASHLEY MILLS MONAGHAN WILL BE FEATURED AT PRETEND CITY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AUTHOR’S DAY EVENT SEPTEMBER 12 AT 11 AM!

http://pretendcity.org/cafe-gift-shop/

Authors Day

Ashley Mills Monaghan will be at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival on September 28!
This is a FREE festival for the public so mark your calendars!
10246382_10152703516443468_7727486441323957253_n 10646786_10152705697113468_912477365788394452_n 10626554_10152705713353468_3368220165673438784_n

 


A taste of some of the most recent reviews:

“<Monaghan>  def­i­nitely suc­ceeds in get­ting the mes­sage across in the book in a way that lit­tle ones love. And, all the boys love Sausages (the cute lit­tle dog in the story). As a mom, I love that there is a good mes­sage in the story” – Sara (www.momendeavors.com)

“A wonderful, inviting book for small children with great illustrations that capture the story. My children love reading it over and over and the lesson taught is something we talk about throughout our day.”
– Hilary at Amazon.com

“This is an excellent moral tale for kids, beautiful illustrations and very sweet!  It comes highly recommended.”
-Morgan at Amazon UK

To view more reviews be sure to visit us on Amazon and Amazon UK!
To view Sara’s full review of “A Little Goes a Long Way”please visit her website!



!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, ‘twitter-wjs’);

7 thoughts on “About the Book

  1. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Excellent work! cdkddgaedddd

  2. Your book sounds charming and I would love to s/w you regarding presenting at our school. Congrats on the final product after so much effort! Joan

  3. Have you ever thought about creating an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would
    love to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my subscribers would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely
    interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s