Students at Horizon Christian Academy Love My Books!

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This student is reading Now You're Cooking: Cuba published by Purple Toad.

This student is reading Now You’re Cooking: Cuba published by Purple Toad.

Recently I had the opportunity to do a book talk at Horizon Christian Academy in Fort Wayne IN. My daughter teaches there and it was great fun seeing her interact with her students. she allowed me to take some of each class period to talk to students in grades 5-12 about my books, the process of writing and the importance of reading to be successful in life.

Students enjoyed looking through my books.

I didn’t ask but I believe it could have been their first experience meeting an author. I told them that although its exciting to have stories in 5 Chicken Soup books, my name is not on the cover. With the children’s books my name is on the cover.

I’m proud of those books and hope children like them too.

As a public middle school librarian, I also read chapter books to know what titles and subjects are available to students.

I’m currently reading Christina Diaz Gonzalez’s book, The Red Umbrella. It is a novel about the evacuation of children from Cuba during the revolution there in the 1960s. I love it and will recommend it to students at my school.

What is your favorite children’s book past or present? Do you prefer picture books to chapter books? Why?

Big Time Rush Fan Loves New Book!


The popular Nickelodeon singing group Big Time Rush was a fun book to write. My objective in writing biographies for children is to only write about people who are good role models. Everything I researched about them showed them to be good role models.


I admit, I like to laugh at silly innocent things like pies in the face. The Big Time Rush show on Nickelodeon made me laugh—A LOT! With so much nasty humor on TV nowadays, it was refreshing to see a group of young guys who cared enough about kids to provide funny plots and comical facial expressions.


Their singing is great too! They have traveled the world on tours for several years and won many awards.


On a personal basis here’s what one of my young reviewers thinks of this book:


I would recommend (the book) Big Time Rush by Kayleen Reusser. It will tell you things you never knew about them. I like how it told you about where they were born and how they got the group. I have always wanted to know that.



Read the book for yourself and learn more about this fun-loving group. If your library does not own it, please ask your librarian to order it from Purple Toad Publishing



What is your favorite song by Big Time Rush or any singer?



New Children’s Books Promote Health & Good Role Models

Cuba cover--GOOD

Big Time Rush is a popular singing group with a comedy show on Nickelodeon channel

Big Time Rush is a popular singing group with a comedy show on Nickelodeon channel

For the past several months I’ve worked with a new children’s book publisher, Purple Toad Publishing ( The editor, Cynthia Cope, is great! She replies to my emails and is friendly and pays promptly—something every writer enjoys!

Better yet, she has assigned me to write two Middle Grade books for her company that were recently published. I’m so excited about both of them! The first was a biography of Big Time Rush, the wildly popular boy band with a hit TV show on Nickelodeon channel. These boys are not only cute but funny and talented! I think they’re great role models and look forward to promoting their music via this book.

The Big Time Rush book, part of a series called Beacon Biography, has beautiful full-color photos of the group with interesting text that tells how the group got started. Did you know which member of Big Time Rush won a part in a Super Soaker water gun commercial which helped him decide on a career in show business? I’ll post the answer here in a few days. Watch for it!


My second book to be released from Purple Toad Publishing is Now You’re Cooking: Cuba. Talk about food to make a person hungry just by reading about them! These 10 recipes are healthy, affordable and fun to make!
They include traditional dishes like Arroz con Pollo and some not-so-traditional dishes like Praline Coffee Soufflé. Yum! The layout in this book is so attractive that women have purchased it, even though it is written for kids in grades 4-8. Go for it, Grown-ups!

Both of my Purple Toad Publishing books are also available as EBooks. Hurray!

Here’s specific information for purchasing:

Big Time Rush
ISBN 10 digit ISBN: 1624690105
ISBN 13-digit ISBN: 9781624690105

EBook 10-digit ISBN: 1624690297
EBook 13-digit ISBN: 9781624690297
Big Time Rush is offered as part of a 7-book series.

Now You’re Cooking! Healthy Recipes from Latin America: Cuba
Cuba ISBN: 9781624690402
Cuba EBook ISBN: 9781624690419
Cuba is offered as part of a 4-book series.
Both are library-bound, 32-page, full-color and published by Purple Toad Publishing

I’m lining up speaking engagements, cooking demos, and book talks now about my 11 books. Please contact me at xxxkjreusser@adamswells.comxxx (delete the x’s which were added to minimize spam). I can do talks on my 3 Greek gods books (Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes), the importance of volunteering (Celebrities Giving Back); crafts & recipes from the country of Indonesia (Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia) and the importance of setting goals, featuring biographies of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Leona Lewis.

Now a question for you. What children’s book would you want to read or see in print? I’m anxious to read all of your responses and may pass them to Cynthia for a future assignment!

Announcing my next book : Big Time Rush!

Big Time Rush is a popular singing group with a show on Nickelodeon channel

Big Time Rush is a popular singing group with a show on Nickelodeon channel

I’m excited to announce the publication of my 2 newest books for children! I’ll give them each their proper due by announcing them separately. Look for the other book’s announcement in a few days! You’ll love it!

Big Time Rush—Beacon Biography

This is a 32-page chapter book that is full-color, library-bound and gorgeous! As a middle school librarian, I ordered it for my school and encourage it as a book for reluctant readers.

It is produced by Purple Toad Publishing. This is a new publisher that really knows what it’s doing!

I’m proud to promote this singing group which makes me laugh during its show on Nickelodeon channel by the same name. Yes, I know I’m an adult but I like innocent screwball comedy!

My goal is to promote good role models with my writing. That’s what I’ve found with the members of Big Time Rush. I won’t write about someone who is not a good role model.

Big Time Rush is a popular singing group with a show on Nickelodeon channel

Big Time Rush is a popular singing group with a show on Nickelodeon channel

You may have seen James Maslow on Dancing with the Stars (he’s on the right in the top row on the cover). Good moves!

Several people – including students! — have complimented this book. I’ve already sold several during book talks and am arranging more speaking engagements for children and adults. If you’d be interested in arranging an author visit with me for your school or library or club, please contact me.

That’s not all! The books are also available in ebook format as well as hard copy! You can order them through most distributors (Amazon, Baker & Taylor, etc) and through the publisher.

Purple Toad Publishing

Here is ordering information:
Big Time Rush
ISBN 9781624690105
Ebook ISBN 9781624690297
Big Time Rush is offered as part of a 7-book series.

This and my other 10 books are educational tools that will entice your child/student to read and learn more about the world – and hopefully read more!

If you have questions about these books or my other titles, please let me know. Information about my 3 Greek gods books, biographies on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and my Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia is available throughout this blog.

I love providing fascinating reading material for kids! Woo hoo!