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Even the smallest bit of positivity can make the biggest difference.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

What if you were asked this question?
How would you answer?
What would you say?

How would you feel about starting your own journey of self discovery?

Why am I asking this?
Because I have good news! I have made a preview of my book ‘Who Are You?’ available for anyone who is interested in embarking on an amazing adventure!

If you would like to receive your own exclusive copy of this preview, please feel free to;

1) Share this post
2) Optional: on your reblog, tag someone or a couple of people (it could be anyone at all!) and give them a sincere compliment!

Twenty people will be randomly selected to receive their own copy! However don’t worry if this round doesn’t work out, for the full copy will be available soon on my website!

I hope that this book may help you, as well as the other books that are still on their way!

Please do take care, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, Nicole Addison

Happy (one day early) birthday to children’s book illustrator Trina Schart Hyman! Born on April 8, 1939, Hyman is known for her illustrations for classics like Peter Pan and contemporary works like Star Mother’s Youngest Child. Hyman also wrote a book for the Self-Portrait Collection, a series of books written by picturebook artists to show kids how they came into the art of illustration. Hyman shares her mother’s literary influence on her from infancy, the red cloak that helped her become Little Red Riding Hood, and her artistic progression that culminated in a legacy of illustrated books that the world will cherish for decades to come.

Hyman, T. S. (1981). Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley.

From the Children’s Literature Collection, University of South Florida Libraries

Wish On September Day 22: Magic

Oh, I love magic! I always have, ever since I was a child. Between Harry Potter and a creative and superstitious mother, I have been surrounded by tales of magic for decades now. I have so many books about magic, fictional and otherwise. I had such a hard time choosing what books to feature, but I narrowed it down and was so excited to take this picture. These are some of my favorite, not so well-known books about magic. I tried to steer clear of Harry Potter even though I love it haha. 

Do you have any good books about magic to recommend to me?

Books can be possessive, can’t they? You’re walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what’s inside will change your life, but sometimes you don’t even have to read it. Sometimes it’s a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven’t even had their spines cracked. ‘Why do you buy books you don’t even read?’ our daughter asks us. That’s like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.
So my chorus teacher finally read a book

He’s been reading the Percy Jackson series for about a month now and he just finished, he walked up to me this morning and said, “So, Addison, what should I read next?” And I told him about the Heroes of Olympus series, and he asked if it had Annabeth in it. I said yes, and he said, “Good. I was really glad when Percy and Annabeth got together. If they didn’t, I probably would have burned down the library.” I think I turned my teacher into a hardcore Percabeth shipper.