Children to Learn About History Through Fun Picture Book

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Author Barbara Behm engages young readers in a tale of hilarious historic significance

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From long-time children’s book author Barbara J. Behm and highly acclaimed illustrator Ellen Anderson comes another wonderful collaboration—Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington.

In this hilarious picture book, four wiener dogs learn that the president of the United States is in the process of filling his cabinet. Because dogs don’t completely understand human beings (which is understandable), they think that the president’s cabinet is where the nation’s supply of dog biscuits is kept. The dachshunds plan a cross-country journey that leads to an adventure of historic proportions!

Children, as well as adults, will be completely entertained.

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About the Author/Illustrator
After many years as an editor and writer in children’s book publishing, Barbara J. Behm had to look only to her own backyard for her next book idea. There she observed her four dachshunds and all their humorous antics. Ms. Behm says she merely channels the dogs’ curiosity for the world and the breed’s natural ridiculousness to develop a story. Stay tuned for more wiener dog adventures.

The author teamed with illustrator Ellen Anderson on this book as well as a previous picture book, Tears of Joy. Tears of Joy is the inspiring and uplifting story of a young girl who comes to terms with childhood sexual abuse. It is a book of hope and healing for all children and for adult survivors. The book gently educates and empowers children to prevent this pervasive abuse. Tears of Joy is available through

Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington by Barbara J. Behm
Publication Date: October 27, 2011
Picture Book Softcover; $17.49; 32 pages; 978-1-4628-8875-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $24.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4628-8874-0

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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