Author Archives: berylreichenberg

About berylreichenberg

I am a storyteller. Writing and illustrating books for children, I have published over 35 titles. Three of my books, "Ants on a Log", "Camouflage", and "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake" have been published by a traditional publisher, Oak Tree Press. These are available from Oak Tree and Amazon as well as other outlets. The others are published by and can be seen on their website. Some of my stories are in prose and some in verse. All are designed for small children and young school children. My fiction stories are designed to delight these children and help them learn about themselves and the world around them. I also have a number of nonfiction books about animals, the natural world, and other cultures. I illustrate my stories with drawings and photographs. I hold a Master's Degree from UCLA and have taught school in California. I hope that young children and their adult companions will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

October Paper Craft and Book Classes for Children


I offer local children’s classes in several locations along the California central coast, usually for free or for a small materials fee. As an author and illustrator of kids picture books, I find these classes keep me in touch with young children and is a good marketing tool. Once a month, I send out an email newsletter to parents and to my sales/classroom outlets letting them know where and when my classes will be held and what projects I’ll be providing.

I try to develop projects that young children will enjoy and can do in an hour. With youngsters under 6 years, they probably need adult help but I usually have as part of the project something that younger children can do by themselves.

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Here is a copy of my October newsletter for your information. I encourage you to see if classes like these will assist you in your marketing and in increasing your contact with kids. Contact me with any questions or suggestions. Beryl


June and July Kids Paper Craft Classes and Newsletter


Paper craft and bookmaking classes are my an important way to market my children’s picture books and relate to young children and my readers. Each month I email my newsletter to my list of interested kids and parents detailing the classes and other news. My classes are often free or for a small fee. All materials are supplied including colorful papers, pens, paper punches, etc. I encourage parents/grandparents to join the class for free. For more information, contact me at



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Just Published Ruby Learns to Read


My new children’s picture book, Ruby Learns to Read, is about a chicken that wants desperately to learn to read but finds is difficult. The letters seem to jump around on the page and they all look like “chicken scratches” to her.


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Finally over time, with much practice and persistence and the help of a little boy, Dylan, she can read a whole story to her delight. She then offers to teach the family cat, Puffin, to read. But Puffin isn’t so sure she wants to learn.

This is a story for young children who are just learning to read or who find reading difficult, ages 5 to 8 years old.

New Kids Picture Book Now Out


To Market, to Market: Life in Africa is a picture book for school age kids wishing to see and learn more about life in Africa. The story is about a young boy living in a tiny African village who travels for the first time to the nearby market town with his father and his adventures. The pictures were taken while I was on safari in Africa. Copies may be ordered from my website: and from Amazon.

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Life in Africa – New Picture Book


I have a new book published and it’s now available on Amazon and my local sales outlets listed on this website. It is illustrated with my photos of an African village near Lake Victoria and a nearby market town.ZuberiGoestoTown ft cover3lt 6x6_edited-5

This picture book is for kids eight or nine who want to learn about life in a small African village and a larger market town. It is a story about a little boy. Zuberi, who leaves his tiny village for the first time and goes with his father to sell fish at a nearby market town. What delights and surprises does Zuberi discover on his trip?