Anika Denise

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ANIKA DENISE is a children's book author and poet. Her books include PIGS LOVE POTATOES and BELLA AND STELLA COME HOME, both of which were illustrated by her husband, Christopher Denise. Anika's next picture book BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA'S will be released in Fall, 2014. She lives with her husband, three daughters and their pet frog "Mr. Greenbumps" in Barrington, Rhode Island.

When not reading or writing, she can often be found hosting a tea party for her imaginary friends, baking cookies or strolling the beach near her home, thinking up ideas for new stories. To learn more about Anika's books, visit her website at www.anikadenise.com.

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Barrington Books Celebrates 2014 Children’s Book Week: May 12 – May 18

Barrington Books Celebrates 2014 Children’s Book Week: May 12 – May 18

[ 0 ] May 12, 2014 |

To celebrate National Children’s Book Week, (May 12-18), Barrington Books presents a week filled with festive family events: including readings, a panel discussion and book signings with award-winning children’s book authors!

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Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013 |

Joe and Sparky Go To School Book Launch Party on Saturday, September 7 from 1-3pm at Barrington Books. Free and open to the public.

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Celebrate at Barrington Books this week with special author and illustrator series!

Celebrate at Barrington Books this week with special author and illustrator series!

[ 0 ] May 14, 2013 |

Join the fun starting May 15th! Barrington Books is hosting three blockbuster author events in honor of CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK, 2013.

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An all-new My Little Pony adventure makes a splash!

An all-new My Little Pony adventure makes a splash!

[ 2 ] April 23, 2013 |

Maybe it’s our close proximity to the prestigious art school Rhode Island School of Design, or perhaps it’s because our towns are situated on their own little corner of the “sparkling sea”–but the East Bay of Rhode Island is a mecca for children’s books authors and illustrators. One jewel among working artists in our community […]

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Barrington Books Kids’ Fiction Gift Book Picks

Barrington Books Kids’ Fiction Gift Book Picks

[ 0 ] December 14, 2012 |

Books make great gifts for kids at the holidays. But with so many titles to choose from, it can be hard to find just the right one. The staff at Barrington Books put together a short list of teen fiction and picture book gift suggestions for Kidoinfo readers.

TEEN READS:

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: THE CARSON PHILLIPS JOURNAL
By Chris Colfer

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Reading Suggestions for A Spooky Story Hour

Reading Suggestions for A Spooky Story Hour

[ 0 ] October 27, 2010 |

By Anika Denise Halloween is one my favorite holidays. It must be because when I was little, my mom pulled out all the stops: Parties with haunted caves to explore, spooky games, hand-sewn costumes, homemade treats–she was the ‘Queen of Halloween’ long before Martha Stewart’s reign, and so even as an adult, when this festive […]

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Chidren’s Book Review: “Little Boat” is a story of bravery and confidence

Chidren’s Book Review: “Little Boat” is a story of bravery and confidence

[ 1 ] August 19, 2010 |

Reviewed by Anika Denise “The ocean is a big place, and I am just a little boat,” begins Thomas Docherty’s tale of a tiny boat making its way through a vast ocean. From the start, it’s clear that the little tugboat’s journey is meant to parallel a young child’s experiences in the big wide world, […]

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Local author Peter Mandel talks books, Botswana & burgers

Local author Peter Mandel talks books, Botswana & burgers

[ 0 ] July 29, 2010 |

Today on Kidoinfo, Anika Denise shares her recent interview with Peter Mandel from her blog, Bookmarks. On Tuesday, August 3rd, meet Peter Mandel in real life at Kidoinfo Providence Storytime where Peter will read his new book, Bun, Onion, Burger. Alison Paul, author/illustrator of The Crow (A Not So Scary Story) and new book Sunday […]

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“Toy Boat” sets sail to the imagination

“Toy Boat” sets sail to the imagination

[ 1 ] July 14, 2010 |

You may want to have supplies (cork, pencil, and cloth) available for your child to make their own boat after reading this book. – Anisa Reviewed by Anika Denise A boat is a wonderful literary device. It can serve as a backdrop for a great adventure, a symbol of an important journey or transformation–even a […]

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‘The Quiet Book’ is a new classic for bedtime

‘The Quiet Book’ is a new classic for bedtime

[ 2 ] May 21, 2010 |

By Anika Denise The best bedtime books are gentle, endearing, and relatable. There’s a lullaby quality to the words and pictures that make them just right for sending little pajama-clad sleepy heads off to slumber, peaceful and content. The Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska, has a subtlety and charm […]

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