Saturday, November 21, 2009

Latest Reader Photo

Check out Jasper Brinkley, Rookie Linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, after reading Sam Picks Football to a group of kids as part of the Minnesota Vikings Community Outreach program!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Links About the Book

Check out the first newspaper interview for Sam Picks Football with author Kim Bettcher by reporter Vicki Gerdes!

Nice comments from Tracy of the Morning Buzz on WDAY radio in their Area Voices blog about the book after an interview on October 16, 2009

Author Interviewed on Prairie Public's Hear It Now!

Sam Picks Football author Kim Bettcher is interviewed by Merrill Piepkorn on Tuesday, November 17. Kim's portion of the program begins at about 26 minutes into the broadcast.

Check it out to learn where the idea for the book came from, who helped out along the way and what is next for the series!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Our Youngest Reader

A great example of starting kids reading young! Thanks so much for passing this picture along! Keep on reading "D" and enjoy the game!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Illustrator Sara J. Weingartner's work on display

Illustrator Sara J. Weingartner's work will be on display along with 18 other artists as part of the CBIG (Children's Book Illustrators Guild of MN) show in Redwing, MN. The work will be on display at the Depot Gallery in Redwing October 1-November 22 with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2-4:00 PM.

The Depot Gallery is located at 418 Levee St., Redwing, MN 55066.

To view more of Sara's beautiful work, check out her website at

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sam Picks Football Release

Purple Frog Publishing is excited to announce the release date is set for Sam Picks Football! The book will be released Monday, August 31! The book is an exciting story of a group of friends meeting in the park to play football! In addition to the story, readers can check out the back of the book for a way to play the game as well as a glossary of football terms!