Children’s Author Takes Home Double Win in Literary Awards

Children’s author Carole P. Roman is riding the high seas after winning both First Place and Honorable Mention for two of her books in the 2013 Reader Views Literary Awards in the Toddler to Age 5 Children’s Books category.

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If You Were Me And Lived in...South Korea

...If we learn about people and their customs, we will learn that people are basically the same all over the world.... Knowledge is power. It is the power to overcome prejudice.

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014

Carole P. Roman is the author of two award-winning children’s series, the “If You Were Me and Lived...” nonfiction series that teaches children about other countries and cultures, and the entertaining and imaginative “Captain No Beard” series about pirate adventures. Now both series have been honored with awards in the Reader Views Literary Awards: First Place to “Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas” (ISBN: 9781480177222, Red Feather Publishing, 2013) and Honorable Mention to “If You Were Me and Lived In...South Korea” (ISBN 9781481062343, Create Space, 2013).

Carole P. Roman is a children’s author who knows the importance of blending imagination, entertainment, and education in her children’s books, and she does so throughout her two series which have become favorites among young children. Now one book from each series, “Captain No Beard” and “If You Were Me and Lived In...” has won an award in the Reader Views Literary Awards testifying to Roman’s skill in keeping children engaged in learning and in love with reading.

“Strangers on the High Seas,” part of the “Captain No Beard” series, has won First Place in the Reader Views Literary Awards category of Children’s Books for Toddlers to Age Five. The story takes place on an imaginary pirate ship, the Flying Dragon, with Captain No Beard and his crew members, and this time, Captain No Beard is joined by his little sister, Cayla, to whom he doesn’t have anything nice to say. When a strange ship approaches, the characters learn the importance of not talking to strangers, not approaching animals without permission, and being kind to siblings.

“If You Were Me and Lived In...South Korea” is the latest in Roman’s series that explores a variety of different countries and cultures. In this book, Roman introduces children to South Korea, including explaining what her readers’ names there might be, what games they might play, family life and respect for elders in Korean culture, the differences between American and Korean money, and a pronunciation guide of Korean words. Other books in the series take readers to France, Turkey, Mexico, and many other countries. Roman has stated that more than anything, she hopes the series teaches, “Tolerance! If we learn about people and their customs, we will learn that people are basically the same all over the world.... Knowledge is power. It is the power to overcome prejudice.”

Reader Views reviews more than 2,000 books per year by self-published and small press authors. Its Annual Literary Awards recognize the very best of these up-and-coming authors. That Roman’s books resonate so well with parents, children, and educators testifies to her ability to write engaging books for children that surpass the standard expectations and makes her deserving of such recognition. Five-year-old Miles Cassel’s mom writes, “We always enjoy the ‘Captain No Beard’ stories. Miles is really obsessed with the pirate life and has a Captain No Beard t-shirt that he wears all the time. He can often be found yelling ‘ARRRG!’ at the top of his lungs when he thinks no one is watching.” And reviewer Christine Watson of Reader Views writes, “As a former educator, I would have definitely wanted this book in my collection for students young and old. I learned a great deal about South Korea and enjoyed the story as well as illustrations. ‘If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea’ by Carole P. Roman was light-hearted and fun to read and I think children of all ages would not only enjoy this book, but learn some new facts as well.”

About the Author
Award-winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. The first book was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 and has been followed by four more books to the series. Carole has also written a beginner’s yoga book for children, “I Want to Do Yoga, Too.” Her groundbreaking “If You Were Me and Lived in...” nonfiction series about culture around the world for children combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her adult children.
“If You Were Me and Lived In...South Korea” (ISBN 9781481062343, Create Space, 2013) and “Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas” (ISBN: 9781480177222, Red Feather Publishing, 2013) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.caroleproman.com. Publicity contact: http://www.ReaderViews.com. Review copies available upon request.


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