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The World of Emily Bean

Crisis in Ukraine

Awards and Recognition 

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Emily Bean and the Flying Machine is a
Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient, Story Monsters Approved! Honoree, 2021 and A Book Excellence Award Finalist, 2022

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February 24, 2022- As some of you know, my illustrator Mykhail Ridkous, his wife and family, are currently in Ukraine. The senseless war transpiring in this beautiful country is beyond unthinkable. Please take a moment out of your day to offer your thoughts and prayers to the entire country of Ukraine and for those who are closely connected to the people affected by these rapidly changing events. If you are able, please take a look at some ways you can help during this humanitarian crisis. We have provided several options for donations and other outlets who are tirelessly working to help those in need. 

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December 2021- Emily Bean and the Flying Machine became a Gold Award Recipient from Mom's Choice Awards. 

April 2022- Emily and the Flying Machine became a winner of the Story Monsters Approved! Award, 2021, in Children's Fiction (ages 3-5), from StoryMonsters LLC. 

Emily Bean and the Flying Machine was recognized as a Finalist from the Book Excellence Awards.

Coming Up...

Summer 2022- Emily Bean and the Ocean Marine

Emily Bean sets her sights on a wild new adventure with her teddy bear Theo, her cat and her wiz kid neighbour Ned, together on their ship they traverse the seas to a lost island of hidden treasure. Get ready to launch into another whimsical tale with Emily and her friends.

Recent Reviews

"This is such a sweet story.  Emily Bean and the Flying Machine by Geneviève McLaughlin is one of those wonderful books that present as a picture book for young children but which has plenty to teach older readers. It will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to infinity and beyond. " (click on the link below for the full review)

                   -Reading With Your Kids Podcast

"Emily Bean and the Flying Machine is adorable and is now one of my favorite books. My granddaughter, who is just under two years old, loves it as well. She decided she wanted to make a rocket like Emily. (She made a blanket fort instead because a rocket was a little too ambitious for her.) This delightful story spurred her imagination and creativity, which I appreciated." (Full review made publicly available on Reedsy Dec 1, 2021.)

                     -Robbie Pink @RobbyeFaye (Reedsy Reviewer)