Amanda Zimmerman

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Residence: St. Paul, Alberta

Amanda Zimmerman is a self-published author / illustrator of imaginative children's picture / chapter books and YA short stories with hand-drawn illustrations! She absolutely adore this side hustle as it allows her creativity to soar with no limits. :)

"I love crafting tales that spark imagination, tickle your funny bone and really make you think."

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The Unread: A Spooktacular Halloween Tale

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What happens when you get a book as a present or sign it out from the library...but forget to read it?

It becomes The Unread!

Follow along in this frightfully fun story full of zombified fictions, the second Halloween themed tale by Amanda Zimmerman.

 

 

 

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Nana's Green Tub

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Book 1 of Things at Nana's Series

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I love visiting Nana's farm.

She has woods to explore, a chicken coop to place house in, and hills for sledding. But one of my favorite places is inside...

 

 

 

 

 

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Nana's Red Barn

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Book 2 of Things at Nana's Series

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I love visiting Nana's!


She has deer that comes to visit, a turtle-shaped sandbox to build castles in, and a cozy fire to curl up by.

But there are fun secrets in Nana's red barn.

 

 

 

 

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Nana's Blue Chimes

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Book 3 of Things at Nana's Series

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I love visiting Nana's!

She has a windmill that rattles, singing crickets, and a pussywillow tree that reaches high.

But one of the best sounds is Nana's blue chimes.

 

 

 

 

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Nana's Gold Carpet

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Book 4 of Things at Nana's Series

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I love visiting Nana's!

She has pretty shells to touch, fruity bowls to eat out of, and a swing set to play on.

And her gold carpet makes boring things really special.

 

 

 

 

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Nana's White Christmas

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Book 5 of Things at Nana's Series

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I love visiting Nana's!

Christmas memories are the perfect white and wintery backdrop for this fifth and final book in the Things at Nana's series.

 

 

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Socrates, The Christmas Squid

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A Christmas curious squid searches for a stocking so he can celebrate with an under the sea holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatball Cookies

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Everyone has special holiday traditions...

and these strangely nicknamed Christmas cookies are a Zimmerman family must-have!

 

 

 

 

 

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Creepies

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There's a spooktacular treat my family likes to eat when Halloween sneaks closer...creepies! This second book in the Funny Foods series is a fangtastic tale for spooky season.

 

 

 

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We are Busy Bees

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We are busy bees in kindergarten! Experience all the buzz in Mrs. Harvey's class as they celebrate Bee Day with crafts, snacks, and a hive full of fun.

Bonus story: P.J. Pugipillar. P.J. is a unique character with Wonderland flare and in this early reader, you can watch his transformation from pugipillar to puggerfly!

 

 

 

 

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Diary of a Pet Rock

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Meet Sammy, Becki's new pet rock! Follow along in his diary as he tells about his firsts- from sleepovers to spa parties.

 

 

 

 

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The Day My Luck Changed: A St. Patrick's Day Tale

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When Jenny leaves home after an argument with her mom, she isn't expecting to stumble onto a field of shamrocks. As she searches for the elusive four-leaf clover, she ends up getting into a bit of trouble with a little leprechaun. Will Jenny realize that it is a gift to help others?

 

 

 

 

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A Bow for Everything

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Ashley-Lynn loves her collection of hair bows.

She has ones for holidays, ones for school days, and ones "just because."

She has ones from her Aunties and Uncles, Grandmas and Grandpas, and bestest friends. She has a bow for everything!        But when a hairbow explosion prompts an intervention from Mama to shrink the hair accessory stash, Ashley-Lynn is left feeling stuck. How can she say goodbye to any of her pretties?

 

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Ladybeetle and the Bog Beast: A Bug Inspired Fairy Tale

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"An imaginative, fun twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale written for children just starting to read chapter books."

 

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It's a tale as old as time...with a fun new twist! Ladybeetle and the Bog Beast introduces ladybugs, ants and a praying mantis to the well-loved classic fairy tale. Lady, honoring a promise made by her father, agrees to stay at the rundown Slug-A-Bed Hotel in the huge insect city of Bugzilla. Far away from the home she loves and, with only a Bog Beast for company, will she ever find her happily ever after?

 

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Fuzzy Fuzz and the 8 Caterpillars: A Buggy Fairy Tale

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The fairest of them all...with a fun new twist! Fuzzy Fuzz and the 8 Caterpillars introduces caterpillars, earthworms and crickets to the well-loved classic fairy tale. Fuzzy Fuzz, forced into the Fern Forest at the command of her queenly stepsister, stumbles across eight caterpillars...and a hidden library. When the unexpected happens, will Fuzzy be able to use her skills to save the day?

 

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Buzzing Beauty: A Bug Inspired Fairy Tale

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Once upon a dream...with a fun new twist! Buzzing Beauty introduces honey bees, wasps, and centipedes to the well-loved classic fairy tale. Abbee, cursed to buzz forever when she enters her home hive as Queen, is taken far away until a way can be found to break the spell. But this is one insect princess who refuses to let a spell decide her future.

 

 

 

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A Taste of Glass: Short Story Collection

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In this second short story collection, sink your teeth into more mysterious, chilling, and unexpected stories! Set in both the real world and worlds outside our own, A Taste of Glass promises you'll never reach the last page unsatisfied.

 

 

 

 

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The Frosted Rose: Short Story Collection

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We can all boast of knowing at least one strong woman over the course of our lives. Whether it's their deep character, their mended but hopeful heart, or their desire to grow past their circumstances, they inspire us.

In this collection, I wanted to focus on the strength of women. My own story has been enriched by the words and actions of these brave souls. Keep shining...you are queens!

 

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Beyond the Truth: A Short Story Collection

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Dark imagining, haunting mysteries, and heart-wrenching stories are combined effortlessly in this collection.

Whether you fancy a dash of chills or a tale requiring tissues, Beyond the Truth has something to engage even the most discerning reader

 

 

 

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Skyless: A collection of story starts and shorts

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Amanda Zimmerman's first YA! 

In her first collection of YA/adult based story starts, the sky is the limit! With lots of light and fantastical stories to enjoy, there is something for every reader in SKyless.

 

 

 

 

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