Lessons for the Bullied, and the Bullies

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in About the Three Lost Kids site | 0 comments

In 2007, a simple survey was conducted that showed that 9 out of 10 elementary aged kids are bullied at school, and 6 out of 10 have bullied others. I’m not sure what the current stats would show, but I’m guessing it’s not going to be lower. I know many schools have an anti-bully policy, including the school my own girls go to. I also know my kids still come home hurt or sad or scared about bullies hounding them.

When I set out to write the first three books in The Three Lost Kids series, I wanted them to be fun (more…)

Get Some Dragon Fire of Your Very Own!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in FREE Giveaways | 0 comments

Who doesn’t love Dragons? (Careful how you answer that, they are a fiery bunch!) My kids love them so much, I wrote a book about a very special Dragon named Emerald.

Bella World is a beautifully color illustrated lower grade chapter book in The Three Lost Kids Special Edition Trilogy that I wrote with the help of my own Bella, and today, the ebook is on sale for… wait for it… FREE! That’s right, Wednesday and Thursday, get Bella World absolutely FREE on Amazon!

…A large presence settled behind me. I knew without turning around what I would find, but still I turned….


…and (more…)

Too Soon for Halloween? Not according to the Three Lost Kids.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in Blog Hop, FREE Giveaways | 0 comments

If your kids are anything like mine, they have been planning their Halloween costumes since last year.

Normally my kids change their minds a lot, but this year they have been pretty consistent–at least for the next Three Lost Kids book I have coming out. The Three Lost Kids and The Death of the Sugar Fairy will launch October 2, and the girls have picked their trick or treat outfits for this debut.

Maddie is a dark fairy.

Bella is a dragon.

Lexie is an angel.

In this book, the girls discover a Haunted House that’s really haunted! And there’s a dying Sugar Fairy inside! They (more…)

A Charity Giveaway to Bring Awareness to Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in Gluten Intolerance/Celiac | 0 comments

As some of you know, my daughter Lexie and I are both allergic to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, malts and more. It hides in sauces as a thickening agent and cloaks itself in soups and dressings. It’s hard to avoid and takes a lot of planning to eat well without it.

Lexie was very sad when we first found out she couldn’t eat bread and pasta and pancakes and so many other things anymore. (So was I!) I’ve since found substitutes, but it’s hard. When there’s a surprise birthday party at school with cupcakes, she’s stuck with her (more…)

Get Lexie World for FREE, 1 Day Only!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in FREE Giveaways | 0 comments

Have you been wanting to try out The Three Lost Kids? Now’s your chance to get Lexie World, the first book in the series, FREE on Amazon.

Get your FREE copy of Lexie World now on Amazon.

Lexie World (Three Lost Kids, #1)

…Each time I put my foot down, it sank deeper into trash. The crunch and grind of it all sounded like monsters coming to eat me.
Oh my goodness! The crunching and grinding got louder. So loud, I knew it couldn’t be just us.
My hands shook and my feet stopped working right. I didn’t want to look behind me.
Then something smacked me (more…)

Are parents ready for the e-book revolution?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Kids and e-Books | 0 comments

9-year-old Maddie reading her Nook

Two years ago, in a Huff Post article, studies showed that while kids were on board with the e-book revolution, their parents were slow to follow.

“Children are ready to try e-books, with some thinking that a bigger selection of electronic texts would make reading for fun even more fun, according to a new study. But a solid majority of parents aren’t planning to join the digital revolution.

The 2010 Kids and Family Reading Report, released Wednesday and commissioned by Scholastic Inc., offers a mixed portrait of e-books and families. Around six out of 10 (more…)

Welcome to the Three Lost Kids website!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in About the Three Lost Kids site | 0 comments

The Three Lost Kids with their parents and dog, TayTay

My name is Kimberly Kinrade, author of the the Three Lost Kids illustrated fantasy chapter book series for kids through Evolved Publishing. I’m also a mom of three daughters, the girls who inspired the worlds found in Lexie World, Bella World and Maddie World.

This site is for parents, kids and educators who are a) interested in my series, b) looking for a family friendly site that offers educational and fun tools for children and adults or c) looking for awesome illustrations!

You will see blog posts about writing, editing, (more…)