Name my new book characters, sneak peek of the illustrations, and more!

[ 0 ] 20/04/2023 |

Hi friends,

I’d like to share some news about my books in this blog post, segmenting them into different sections so that you can scroll through easily and read whatever interests you.

1) Name the book characters 

(Watercolor art by Svitlana Holovchenko)

As we’re progressing and heading toward publication, I’m working on the last parts of the book and taking the final decisions.

a) The title will remain “Summer with Grandpa” instead of the more fitting “Fish for Everyone” (we’ve been discussing these details in the readers’ FB group) because of the platform where the book is going to be published and distributed (Amazon, thinking of searches, keywords, and ad clicks).

b) There will be some minor changes in the text of the story that I’ve shared in the group (some words and phrases here and there).

c) This is a big one as you can have your kids’/nephews’/friends’ kids’ names featured 🙂!

Instead of keeping the same names for the two kids/main characters in all the different languages, I will localize them. ie Oliver and Mia in the English edition can become Olivier and Aurélie in the French edition. The names for the English edition have been decided (Oliver, Mia), but please help me choose names in the following languages which will be the first ones to be published by the end of spring. At least one name per language should also be recognized in other languages. Lots of names have been mentioned in the FB group but you can email me as well with your preferences (If one of your languages is missing from the list and you’d like to see the book published in that one as well, let me know and I’ll consider it for the future, depending on demand).

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese BR
  • Portuguese PT
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian


2) Video narrations in Hungarian

Two new videos with narrations of books of mine are now available on PEaCH‘s YouTube channel, this time in Hungarian! Big thanks go to my fellow PEaCH ambassadors Flóra Hatvani for the narrations and Jessica Paolillo for uploading the videos on YouTube.

Cousins Forever – Unokatestvérek mindörökre

Happiness Street – A boldogság utcája

3) Video narrations in English

More videos that I forgot to inform you about have been uploaded on Alos Storytime Youtube channel. These narrations are in English.

Cousins Forever 

Happiness Street 

Sunny’s Magical Headband

4) Thank you!

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the books; it was great to read a review about the quality of the translations cause lots of time and money is invested in assuring they are as flawless as possible. Also thank you for sending me photos of your children reading the books. They are written and published for them after all.

A mom sent me the following photos saying that she read “Nelly’s Box” at her daughter’s school and that the kids made their own boxes. Here’s Seileach’s box. Click here to download the PDF with activities you can do after reading this book.

That’s all for now, have a lovely end of the week!
Don’t forget to let me know your choices when it comes to the names of my new book characters; send me an email at liza @ or leave a comment below.

Category: Multicultural Kid, Mum's Library

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