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Loveland! What are you doing today?

We have 50 authors waiting to show off their books.  Stop by this afternoon.  A perfect event for children.

Set your radar screen for Ellen Raine and her new book, Splat!  The color and honesty will captivate young readers.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 –

2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Loveland Public Library will be sponsoring a Local Authors Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 2:00-5:00pm. Come meet Northern Colorado’s finest Authors as you browse their works, shop for books and have them autographed.

Loveland Public Library – Gertrude Scott Room & Galleria


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And The Winner Is….

Crystal Publishing is proud to announce that Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal has just won a Moonbeam Award in YA Fantasy.

Something has changed at the Gregson Manor.  An evil force from the family’s past has returned to upheave their lives.  Jack and his cousins explore the family secrets as they are pulled through a portal into a universe of endless worlds and possibilities.  Together, they race to escape and destroy the evil Theorden and his followers who strive to unlock the power of the Forgotten Portal and wreak havoc on Gregson Manor and the World.

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YA Fantasy

Create a carefully crafted fantasy world.  This one of the most competitive genres, so you will want to be at the top of your game. #RMFW2017 @RMFWriters @crystalpubs2014

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Football season (from the eyes of a 4th grader)

Ms. Deacon my reading teacher, gave us some great homework:  ‘Read at least 30 minutes tonight and find some new vobabulary words.’

I immediately want to know:  ‘is there a book to check out with a lot of football pictures in it?’

And yes, there is.  Check out Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete, by L.T. Garvin, new from Crystal Publishing.

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Animal Lovers Unite!

Crystal Publishing has several children’s books featuring animals for Holiday gifts. Check out our recent selections.

The Curious Little Snail, by Ashley Young

Eggs with Ham, by Corbin Hillam

Sparkles, by Kathryn Scott Landy

Animals Galore, by L.T. Garvin

And of course, what could be complete without a Turtle Monkey?

Turtle Monkey and the Big Move

       Turtle Monkey and the Unfriendly Mushroom

       A Turtle Monkey Yule


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Jake Saves the World!

Jake the Happy Trash Truck has a very important job. He picks up the trash in his neighborhood to help keep his town clean and safe. Jake is very good at his job and takes pride in helping those around him.

What makes trash fun?  Jake the Happy Trash Truck, of course.  Follow Jake as he takes on trash troubles and recycles them to perfection.

This is the perfect book to teach recycling and the value of our environment.  Appropriate for all ages, superhero included.

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Now on sale at  Also available in Spanish.