"Johnny’s Lucky Day" children’s book, released this summer.
"I’m Rascal" book, available for sale at the shop at Metro Bank Park on City Island in Harrisburg, PA.
NEW! My second book with Conciliar Press; this time a chapter book, illustrated by me. The book looks fantastic! I’m so pleased with how Conciliar put it all together. Released this month. I will be doing a book signing at Agia Sophia in Harrisburg, PA in October. Stay tuned for more info.
I just got word the book is available for pre-order on the Conciliar Press website. Go here to pre-order your copy.
Josiah and Julia love to go to church. They love to venerate the icons, light candles, and eat the blessed bread. Sometimes they behave very well—but sometimes they make mistakes. Little ones can follow Josiah and Julia through the Liturgy and learn how even the youngest child can honor God by behaving properly in church.
Subtitle: A Young Child’s Guide to Church Etiquette
Author: Kelly Ramke Lardin
Illustrator: Sheena Hisiro
ISBN 10: 1-936270-37-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-936270-37-8
Format: heavy cardstock, with rounded corners
Trim size: 6 X 8.5
Page count: 24
Bookshelf categories and BISAC codes:
JUV033010: JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Christian / General
REL049000: RELIGION / Christianity / Orthodox
About the Author: Kelly Ramke Lardin was born in Slidell, Louisiana. She holds degrees in French from the University of the South and Tulane University, and she studied translation at SUNY-Binghamton. She has always enjoyed writing and loves studying language. She converted to Orthodoxy shortly after marrying her husband, who is also a convert to Orthodoxy. While she has several academic and translation publications, Josiah and Julia Go to Church is her first published children’s book. It was inspired by and written for her children and their church friends.
About the Illustrator: Sheena Hisiro has been drawing since she could hold a pencil. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she is still drawing and loving every minute of it. Sheena has a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. She is currently illustrating children’s books, designing greeting cards, and drawing cupcakes. She has illustrated four other books: The Boy Who Cried Wolf!, My Glasses, Bullying is BAD, and I Can Do It By Myself.
Josiah and Julia Go to Church. Children’s book geared to teaching youngsters proper church etiquette. Written by Kelly Lardin. Illustrated by me. Published by Conciliar Press. Scheduled to be released in March 2012.
MARVETTE Made Fun of Me.
Children’s book cover for a book being released Fall 2011, written by Marquita J. Jones, M.Ed. The book will be debuting as a coloring book to promote the release of the actual children’s book at the 11th Annual Children’s Literacy Festival in Harrisburg, PA. The event is Oct. 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HACC Cooper Building.
Cover for Bullying is Bad. Published by ALC, 2011. Available for purchase here.
Cover for My Glasses. Published by ALC, 2011. Available here.