Amira Can Catch, New Kid in School

A New Kid in School is the fourth in a series of books by The Hometown All Stars for children ages three to seven.  Amira, the new kid in school lands in a new hometown after leaving her home country of Syria over a year ago.  She is shy and a looks a little scared as the teacher introduces her to class. Amira is rapidly welcomed by Nick and the rest of the All Star team.  She adapts quickly to their silly ways.  With a little help on Amira’s spelling and math at school, Amira’s mom might be more likely to let her play baseball with the team after school.  Her mom was very strict because she had a lot of school days to make up after they were forced out of their old home. The Hometown All Stars learn all about hotdogs, maps, fingers up, fingers down, train tunnels, Willie Mays, #24 and how to catch 3 different types of pop fly balls.  True to real life, you have to learn how to hit, run, throw and catch before you play a real game of baseball.   Coach ends practice with a little teaser and all the fun that is ahead of them at the next practice titled Pizza Pie Day!  Batter up for a great tale - both fact and fantasy - that celebrate the spirit of our national pastime.  The Hometown All Stars series helps children learn beginning sports skills with real life coaching techniques, combined with education and most importantly how to have FUN.

Kevin Christofora

Kevin Christofora, a father and certified coach, hopes his book series, The Hometown All Stars, will inspire children to play outside more often. He teaches young people about baseball and the habits of a healthy lifestyle in the form of a fun and educational bedtime story. He has been a guest interview on ABC News regarding kids and back to school.  He gives regular commentary on ESPN and also interviews around the country with stations such as NPR, 660 News, 89.7 fm. WGLS Rowan Radio, 101.5 fm KVSF fm. The Voice of SanteFe, MIX97.7 fm New York with Mark Bolger and other US radio stations.  He also writes about strengthening family time with activities through his personal blog, and in publications across the country including; Fit Pro, Westchester Family, KidzEdge, Boston Parenting, Mom Blog Society, Green Baby Guide, CaliDiet Healthy Living Magazine and several other publications.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Post Cards: Our mailing list email list, multiple emails to existing customers Pay for mailing list to libraries, criteria TBD. children's driven. 10k? Radio: Repeat existing contacts: ESPN radio, NPR, 660 news, New Mexico, Wyoming,Virginia plus targeting 3 more new Signings, appearances: Hudson Childrens book festival, largest childrens book festival in NY State. 8 local little league appearances scheduled NYLA in saratoga (november?) ALA Chicago june ARSL in Utah. (september) Trying to plan a Texas trip. Book Store events: BN Albany (Capitol region) Fall local authors, only 11 selected. BN Kingston, NY My local area. Open to any stores and willing to travel if distributor sets any up. Television, NBC Kelly show if MLB player signs on with us. all set. contacting virginia abc news for repeat appearance and Tampa bay news 9 also for repeat tv appearance with the books. Social Yes-Obvious- non stop, already have an ongoing retainer to have someone dedicated monthly to continue promoting and growing awareness. Trailer- i want to do so bad, have not had any creative ideas to make it happen. Promotions- continuous---ads and give aways summer reading program- aimed flyers to 13000 libraries. PW ad, for continued recognition in the childrens issues No ARCs available. They went right to press. But he would send copies to those who wish to review. Other: everywhere i go- i stop in every book store and public library i pass. If ANYONE or ANY-LIBRARY buys the complete set, i mail a give away package valued at 50$ in All Star Baseball goodies. I have a lot of promo items to give away through the process. Including I can Posters. Supplemental common core lesson plans that support the books for school teachers to use in classrooms. Audio recordings available for teachers can use to read the books to the kids. choice of author, grandparent, teacher, and also read in spanish. All 3 books out are converted to 11 other languages plus braille.