Archive | August, 2014

Of Colors and Lullabies and Dreams

29 Aug

One of my goals this summer was to finally publish two of the picture books I have been working on since my sons were babies. Well, as you know, now my sons are in their 20’s and I am a grandmother. The summer will be winding down with this next weekend and Labor Day brings school around here.

So I struggled through the learning curve and figured out what I ended to do with formatting and took a big breath and decided that I love these two story/poems and the pictures I created, and even if some people don’t love them, I need to be brave enough to give them a chance.

I am introducing these books here, because I need to stop keeping them a secret,

Rainbows Around Us: A Celebration of Color


Authored by Dixie Dawn Miller Goode


List Price: $15.00

8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)

Full Color on White paper

62 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1500991944 (CreateSpace-Assigned)

ISBN-10: 1500991945

BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Art / General


This book includes photographs and words to help children celebrate the beauty of the world around them. It is designed to be read aloud to a young child just learning their colors, and read by older children as they gain independence. There are a few brief definitions of more complex color theories including, shade and tint and monochrome pictures.


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Rainbows Around Us Kindle



Moonrise: A Love Song For My Babies


Authored by Dixie Dawn Miller Goode


List Price: $12.00

8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)

Full Color on White paper

26 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1501000201 (CreateSpace-Assigned)

ISBN-10: 1501000209

BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams


A lullaby and finger paintings for my sons, and granddaughter, and the children you love.


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Moonrise Kindle





an introduction to My Love Song to my Babies

moonrise back
back cover

moonrise cover
front cover

Tonight, my love, the moon shall rise
the sandman come to dust your eyes.

His sand has heard the dream gull’s cries
beside a sea ‘neath silver skies.

The pillow cool beneath your head,

all star lit is your feather bed
which glides the moonbeams like a
sled, above towns which glitter blue and red.

and my second picture book is an introduction to Colors and a celebration of their beauty
to be read aloud
and then read independently and studied.


Rainbows Around Us

rainbow back
back cover

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front cover

Complimentary Colors

end of rainbow


If I could tell you about Red

I would sing to you of fire
Sweet like cherries
Burning like cinnamon
Smelling like a rose in the sun

Again, thank you for reading, and have a wonderful Autumn
picture books Collage