October Book

In October its time to get ready for the Holiday Season and I love to Highlight the stories that have age appropriate Mysteries.

My  first book that I was delighted to publish with a scary theme is about a boy who is afraid of things that go bump in the dark titled “There’s a Tarantula in My Pajamas,” by Celestine Payne.  The others I have published are chapter books, which make me very happy because the authors trusted me with their treasures.

Paula Ezop is very prolific writer and she has several great novels and even spiritual writings under her own imprint… she began that way and I enjoyed working with her and reading her works.

Paula’s series, The Adventures of Penelope Star began with “The Mystery of the Three Dragon,” which takes place in a New England tourist town in Maine and unfolds several mysteries related to China and a mysterious woman with ties to the Underground Railroad.  Paul has even recorded it for download on Amazon Audio Book.

Although most mysteries involve people, Larry Richard’s prose in Katherine is a a fury adventure involving personalities of the K9 kind.

Click the images below to order your copy NOW and have it shipped in time for your storytelling time under the blankets with a book written for the Hands of Little Readers by Wiggles Press.






Autumn Transitions


The story “The Little Plum Tree” is a delightful story about how season’s change and it was written to give little ones courage to face newfound independence.



Autumn is just around the corner and I’m still enjoying these last two weeks of summer.

Fall is when I consider new submissions for 2018 and when I will host a writing workshop for developing writers.

Here’s were to send your submissions.  rochelle.thorpe@yahoo.com

Deadline is October 25th, 2017.


I hope you have had great experiences and stories to share.


Baby Brother Learns Golf & Tennis

Our New Summer book is ready to order. This new book explains how a precocious little tot enjoys going for front-Cover-BBwalks with his mother to the park.  He notices guys playing golf and folks playing tennis and he decides he wants to play both sports.

His mother encourages him to give them a try.

To order this book please join CreateSpace.com and apply this code at checkout YU77Q55J for an introductory $5 discount.

It is also available at Amazon.com


French Books

This May, I enjoyed a wonderful day with Jacqueline Grenez Brovender and her handsome husband of 60, plus years.

Before leaving the house my son and I decorated a garden hat for her because we both wanted to give this lovely Grand-mère something special for her generosity in translating books into French or Français for Wiggles Press.

She was such a lovely host and served me and my guest, Louis Chripin, tea with homemade pastries that were very delicious.

Wiggles Press encourages you to  invite someone special to enjoy teatime with a storybook – in French or English as well.

Click the image of storybooks to order French translated stories now!

Email me your invoices at Rochelle.Thorpe@yahoo.com and get a discount code for purchasing additional copies for 50%.

Enjoy! . Bon appétit!

To enjoy her translated text, please click this link to order from Amazon.com






The Tales of Cranes

This story is a retelling of the tale of T2017-Cover-TTC-Japanese-csfronthe Crane Maiden through the experiences of an African American mom who shares the folklore with her daughter Misha.

The Crane Maiden was published in 1968 Parent’s Magazine Press, a sub division of Time Life, New York.

In Japanese culture the crane is also a symbol of peace and prosperity.

At age 9 Rochelle discovered this book in 1971 in the library of Wilson Elementary School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  She eventually traveled to Tokyo, Japan in 1981.

In 1990, she became the first African American to be a dorm mother and she hosted to over 1,000 Japanese students at Showa Boston.  Misha was born in 1992 on the campus of Showa and the students called her the Showa Baby.  By age one she was listening to Daiko Drums and called Mikako ミカコ 美夏

Readers can learn more about her mother’s journey in the chapter book The Majestic Crane; An African American Girl’s Journey to Asian Culture illustrated by Master Japanese Artist Kaji Aso.]

The Tales of Cranes will be available in English, Japanese and a dual text edition.