Alva Sachs
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Alva Sachs Award Winning Children’s Author   


Alva Sachs is the founder of Three Wishes Publishing Company. She is a former elementary school teacher with sixteen years of classroom experience and a Master’s Degree in Education.

Her mission is to:
• Foster literacy
• Promote the love of reading
• Develop imagination
• Create exciting, enriching, and rewarding stories for children
• Encourage socialization through discussions and sharing experiences through reading
• Stimulate thinking and communication
• Provide positive reading experiences from a variety of stories to help children to become inspired and
   life-long readers.

Alva writes stories to engage, excite, and empower young children at an early age for the shear joy of reading. She believes at the onset a child learns to read and then reads to learn.

Alva is an educator, consultant, speaker, and presenter. She has had the privilege of speaking and sharing her expertise at numerous venues, meetings, conferences, book stores, schools, and libraries.

The Authors Show has recently honored Alva as one of the “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading!”

It has been a privilege for Alva, serving as President on the Board of Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California, to expand her efforts to support literacy by helping to build home libraries in the Southern California  for underserved children while fostering literacy. As a Vice President on the Board of the Angels of the Alliance, The Alliance for the Arts at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, she helps to raise funds for Title 1 schools to provide free live theatre experiences for children.

Alva is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators(SCBWI), National Women’s Book Association (WNBA), National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), American Library Association, California School Library Association, Children’s Literature Council of Southern California, American Library Association(ALA), California School Library(CSLA), California Readers, Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California, Friends of the Calabasas Library, Independent Book Publishers Association (ibpa), and past member the Kiwanis Club Calabasas/Agoura, CA

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Circus FeverIndie Excellence Finalist Book Awards   Creative Child Magazine 2009 Seal of Excellence     The National Best Books 2009 Awards
By Alva Sachs/ Illustrated by Patricia Krebs
Published April, 2008 ISBN: 9780979638008   Retail: $14.95
Available for Purchase at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, and Three Wishes

Jessica has a BIG imagination, and an even bigger love for clowns. The circus is coming to her town, and she can't wait to go. There are lots of surprises waiting for her and YOU!  What happens to Jessica under the big top is an adventure she will never forget!

Received recognition as:

  • 2009-FINALIST National Best Books Awards-USA BOOK NEWS
  • 2009-SEAL OF EXCELLENCE - Creative Child Magazine
  • 2009-FINALIST National Indie Award for Excellence
  • 2008-Honorable Mention-Hollywood Book Festival
  • 2008-IRWIN AWARD Industry Recognition of Writers in the News

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! 2010 Seal of Excellence IBA Finalist Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist
By Alva Sachs/ Illustrated by Patricia Krebs
Published October 2010 ISBN: 9780979638015   Retail: $16.95
Available for Purchase at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, and Three Wishes

Justin, Mario, and Marcus are best friends. Saturday is their favorite day! They wait all week to hang out together, but this Saturday is different. What happened? It takes all three of them and their dads to make this Saturday the best ever!

Received recognition as:

  • 2010 FINALIST International Best Book Award
  • 2010 SEAL OF EXCELLENCE-Creative Child Magazine
  • 2010 FINALIST National Indie Award for Excellence

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Indie Excellence Finalist Book AwardsCreative Child Magazine - Creative Toy Awards - Preferred Choice Award  5 Star Shiny Readers Favorite
I’m 5
By Alva Sachs/ Illustrated by Patricia Krebs
Published June 2011   ISBN: 9780979638022    Retail: $16.95
Available for Purchase at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, and Three Wishes

Julie is turning “5” and celebrating with delicious cake, colorful balloons, best friends, and fun games. The party is over and Julie is ready for school, but school is NOT ready for her! Join Julie on her adventure as waits for the BIG day to arrive.

Received recognition as:

  • 2011 FINALIST National Indie Award for Excellence
  • 2011 FINALIST Best Books Awards-USA BOOK NEWS
  • 2011 PREFERRED CHOICE Award Creative Child Magazine
  • KART Kids 2013 Award
  • 5 STAR Readers Favorite Review

Dear Master Dragon 2013 Book of the Year 5 Star Shiny Readers Favorite

Dear Master Dragon
By Alva Sachs/Illustrated by Patricia Krebs
Published September 2013   ISBN: 9780979638039   Retail: $12.95
Available for Purchase at Amazon, Indie Bound, and Three Wishes Publishing Company

Danny Dragon decides to write a letter to the Master Dragon for help.
Why would Danny need help?
Will The Master Dragon write him back, or will he have to solve his problems by himself?
Join Danny on his adventure as he discovers what it is like to be a REAL dragon.

Received Recognition:

  • BOOK OF THE YEAR Creative Child Magazine
  • 5 STAR Review Readers’ Favorite


Three Wishes Publishing Company
26500 West Agoura Road Suite 102-754
Calabasas, CA 91302

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