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Presenting the Newest Gregory Green Adventure, Halloween Ride

I’m excited to have Chrys Fey’s Mom (an author grandma–yay!), Elaine Kaye, as my guest today on WordDreams. She writes the Gregory Green Adventure children’s series and has her story newest out, Halloween Ride, just in time for the holiday. Elaine today discusses how she got started reading books to kids, using her friend, Sammy, to help:

When my kids were in elementary school, there was a program called Apple Core for volunteer parents. That’s how I started working as a volunteer in the school’s media center. I was given the chance to read to classes. But not just any books. My books! The ones I wrote, illustrated, lamented, and bound into small books myself. I would also bring Sammy, a Cabbage Patch Doll that inspired the teddy bear in my stories. As I read to the children, I would play with Sammy, letting him act out the things the characters did in my stories.

I also read other stories to these classes, not just the ones about Gregory and Sammy. Slow Poke was a story I read often, and I even gave the children a project to do afterward, allowing them to draw the characters in the story.

I went from being a volunteer to a teacher’s aide at two schools. Later, when my youngest daughter was in fourth grade, I visited her class to do a special reading of the original version of Pea Soup Disaster. Sammy came with me then, too, but he had an embarrassing moment. His pants fell down in the middle of the story. Just image the uproar that caused among a room full of fourth graders.

Blurb on Halloween Ride

One Halloween night, Gregory and his teddy bear Sammy go trick-or-treating, hoping for lots and lots of candy. But Sammy is scared of everything and is constantly asking, “What’s that?” Gregory gets annoyed until one of those things turns out to be a flying broomstick. And this broom wants them to go for a ride. Where will it take them?

*Story picture book for ages 4-8.

About the author

Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup. Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.

Buy Links

Ebook 99 CENTS:

Amazon / Nook / Kobo



Contact Elaine

Website / Goodreads / Amazon / Instagram / Facebook


Enter here to win a signed paperback copy of Pea Soup Disaster, a hand-stitched bookmark, and a pea pod keychain! Open to all from September 16, 2018 – October 1, 2018!


Pea Soup Disaster: Amazon / Nook / Kobo

Doctor Mom: Amazon / Nook / Kobo

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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Timefirst in the Man vs. Nature collection. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, Spring 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.


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  6. New to your following and new to blogging. I work in the Children’s Department at the Lee County Library in Tupelo, Ms. Started blogging to reach young parents and day care workers who wanted ideas on bringing a book alive with movement, entertainment, and songs. I also enjoy writing songs, finger plays, and poems to match books I pull for storytime. Will enjoy reading your blogs in the future.

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  7. Jacqui,

    What a cute story for Halloween! I like how Elaine got her start in kiddielit. What a wonderful way to hon one’s skill set on a group of eager participant, too! I sent out a tweet just now and will share this on my FB fan page, too. Thanks for the share and the best of luck to Elaine! 🙂

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  8. Jacqui, it’s lovely to learn about Elaine and her books here today! I’m smiling at the sweet stories, poor Sammy and his pants falling down whilst on a book reading! The blurb to ‘Halloween Ride’ is brilliant – I long to know what happens and the adventures that are about to unfold!

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