Monday, May 29, 2017

Meet the Vendor: IABE

Usborne Books and More

"The future of our world depends on the education of our children. EDC delivers educational excellence one book at a time. We provide economic opportunity while fostering strong family values. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime."

Why are Usborne Books so incredible? Because of the founder's philosophy:
"Children are clever - they are our equals. We shouldn't talk down to them, but look across at them.
 Books should be friendly, and as much like magnets as possible.
 They should be reliable and accurate, stylish and artistic.
Books should help get you off your couch so you're not just sitting there watching TV and chewing gum.
They should promote wondering.
They should be better than good."
- Founder, Peter Usborne

The Kane/Miller Philosophy
For more than 25 years, Kane/Miller has been publishing award-winning children's books from around the world. We're proud that our books bring the world closer to children but at the same time, open their minds to the differences that are part of that world.
Our aim is to publish books that make kids say "Wow, that's just like me." and also "Wow, that's different." And for them to know that maybe someone in another part of the world is saying "Wow" about the exact same book.
Brought to us by Michelle Armiger

Monday, May 22, 2017

Meet the Author : IABE

Thom Hotka 

Thom Hotka is the author/illustrator of the science fiction comic Nextuus: The Search for the Ocean Shard. The comic has been published and continually updated online since 2006 and in April of 2017 released its fourth printed volume. Thom grew up and lives in Des Moines, where he continues to write and draw three new pages of Nextuus every week.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Meet the Author: IABE

Author of Paranormal and Fantasy Romance. Lover of fairy tails and dreams. Hospital worker and business owner. Often referred to as the crazy bird lady

Love doesn’t come easy. It doesn’t come fast. It comes with everything that’s made to destroy the heart and soul. Nikolai is a crippled PI suffering from fibromyalgia and a bad case of brokeitis. On the surface his crass disposition comes off rough, but deep down a loneliness eats at him Ada is hiding from her past, a victim of being pimped out at a young age. Her dream of becoming an artist is cut short by a boss with an evil agenda and creatures trying to attack her in the night. When Ada reaches out to Nikolai for help they soon realize neither of them will have answers if they can’t address their own emotion turmoil. They are thrown into a dark world, but when her life is in danger it’s the mysterious vampire named Steel who saves her. Together they can break a curse hundreds of years old and in the process might just find the love they have been yearning for. Together they make a love triangle between two people no one expected.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Meet The Author: IABE

Jackie Wiles
Jacquelyn Wiles is 27 and lives in Davenport, IA. She loves writing and enjoyed English in school. Writing is her passion. She is currently working on the sequel You Can't Trust Anyone and Neighborhood Nightmare.

Have you ever wanted to date someone online? Do you trust people easily? Sometimes that can be a deadly thing. Julia finds out first hand the dangers of being with someone you don't really know.  Never settle for less than you deserve. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Meet The Author: IABE

This week, I bring you a newcomer! However I am sure she will fit right in!
Sara Weis
Sara J. Weis is a creative and passionate teacher who has inspired children for over eighteen years. Through her bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga for Kids, she has combined her experience as an elementary and junior high teacher and as a certified kid and adult yoga instructor to help introduce children to the lifelong benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards which allow adults and children to move progressively through yoga poses at their own rate and abilities.

Sara holds a Master’s degree in Education as well as a Bachelor’s degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is a teacher for the West Des Moines School District and leads kids yoga classes for a nationally known health and fitness club. She lives in West Des Moines, Iowa, with her three children and her husband.

You can find Sara at, on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and youtube.