Alva Sachs
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Alva Sachs Award-Winning Children’s Author   

About the 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.

Alva serves as President on the Board of Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California, (RIFSoCal) to expand efforts to support literacy by helping to build home libraries in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County areas for underserved children while fostering literacy through the efforts of RIFSoCal’s motivational reading program. She also is part of the Angels of the Arts, in conjunction with the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. She helps to raise funds for Title 1 schools to provide free live theatre, music, and art educational experiences for children.

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

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.

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

Alva is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators(SCBWI), Children’s Book Writers-LA, past member of 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

Join Alva and become a LINK TO LITERACY!
Visit Alva at http://www.alvasachs.com

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

Synopsis
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
  • Eric Hoffer Small Press Award

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! 2010 Seal of Excellence IBA Finalist Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!
By Alva Sachs/ Illustrated by Patricia Krebs
Published October 2010 ISBN: 9780979638015   Retail: $16.95
Available for Purchase at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, Follett Libraries, Baker & Taylor, and Three Wishes Publishing.com

Synopsis
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, Follett Libraries, Baker & Taylor, and Three Wishes Publishing.com

Synopsis
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 2018 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, Follett Libraries, Baker & Taylor, and Three Wishes Publishing Company

Synopsis
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

Dancing Dreidels  2018 Book of the Year5 Star Shiny Readers Favorite2018 NIEA-Finalist


Dancing Dreidels
By Alva Sachs/Illustrated by Patricia Krebs
Publishes February 2018 ISBN: 97800979638046 Retail: $12.95
Available for Purchase at Amazon, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, and Three Wishes Publishing Company

Synopsis
Dancing Dreidels is a delightful story of Rebecca and her four favorite dreidels, Sheila Shin, Gail Gimmel, Harry Hey, and Neil Nun. Rebecca waits for Hanukkah every year when the family gathers to celebrate. The smells of yummy foods fill the air. Singing, dancing, and the lighting of the menorah take center stage, until it is time for the dreidels to spin for the evening's grand finale. But, Sheila can't stop falling down! Will she be able to 'dance' at the Hanukkah party?

Received Recognition:

  • 5 STAR Readers Favorite Review
  • National Indie Excellence Award
  • Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year

 


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