New Book Release! “Tina Lost in a Crowd” by Miriam Hurdle @mhurdle112 #ChildrenBooks #NewRealease #IndieBook #WritingCommunity

Please welcome Miriam Hurdle here today to talk about her brand new children’s book!

Tina Lost in a Crowd by Miriam Hurdle – Book Release Tour

Hi Denise, I’m delighted to be on your beautiful blog with the soothing dolphin scenes. Thank you so much for your kindness to host my Book Release Tour and allow me to share my process from pen to publication with your readers.

The Making of Tina Lost in a Crowd, Part 3

The Ideas and Messages of the Story

Did you like Aesop’s Fables? I did when I was a child. When I read them to my students, they would shout with me at the end of the fable “the moral of the lesson is…”

Other than Aesop’s Fable, most of the children’s books don’t spell out the lessons. In fact, even when the story has a message for children, it doesn’t need to make it loud and clear. The children are reading the story to have fun.

There are ideas and messages in Tina Lost in a Crowd: Tina took part in decision making for the summer activities such as swimming and a sleepover. She asked permission to invite her friend to go to the concert. She made a right decision when she and Erica got lost in a crowd which was a safety issue.

Children are smart, they read for fun, and they learn the messages on their own term. It would be interesting to have a discussion with the children after they read a book.


Tina invited her friend Erica to attend a popular Tchaikovsky’s Spectacular concert on a summer evening with her parents. During the intermission, her dad left the seat to buy some snacks. Tina and Erica followed him wanting to use the restroom. The shoving crowd pushed them away, and they lost sight of him. It would be impossible to fight through the 18,000 people to find him or go back to Tina’s mom. What would the girls do?

This story tells about what happened to Tina and Erica after they got lost. Children can adapt to the learning from different situations they may observe or encounter. Adults could have discussions with the children about the situations to help them develop problem-solving skills. 

Purchase Links

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About the Author

Miriam Hurdle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She published four children’s books at twenty-six years old. Her poetry collection received the Solo “Medalist Winner” for the New Apple Summer eBook Award and achieved bestseller status on Amazon.

Miriam writes poetry, short stories, memoir, and children’s books. She earned a Doctor of Education from the University of La Verne in California. After two years of rehabilitation counseling, fifteen years of public-school teaching and ten years in school district administration, she retired and enjoys life with her husband in southern California, and the visits to her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters in Oregon. When not writing, she engages in blogging, gardening, photography, and traveling.

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51 thoughts on “New Book Release! “Tina Lost in a Crowd” by Miriam Hurdle @mhurdle112 #ChildrenBooks #NewRealease #IndieBook #WritingCommunity”

  1. Hi Denise, thank you so much for hosting the book release tour for my children’s book. I’m so grateful for the support from this wonderful community!

    1. I’m happy to be a part of your debut children’s book release, Miriam:) It is an amazing and supportive community of writers, I agree. xo

  2. Another great book release post, Miriam. I’m enjoying seeing you around the web with this. I have Tina Lost in a Crowd on my ereader waiting for me now and look forward to reading it 🙂

    1. Your comment warms my heart, Harmony. I hope you enjoy the book. Thank you so much for your support and comment! Congratulations on your new book also! 🙂

  3. Hi, ladies! Miriam is making a huge splash today and on tour. It’s great seeing Tina Lost in a Crowd getting so much love and attention int he blogosphere. Wishing you both an awesome day!

    1. This is the biggest party I’ve ever had, Mae! I’m so excited and thankful for Denise and all the supporters in the blogosphere! Thank you for coming to show your love. I appreciate that!

    2. It is wondeful to see Miriams new book getting the attention it deserves. Thank you hope your day is awesome too!

  4. Thank you for sharing Miriam’s new children’s book! I enjoyed it and love that it shares a valuable life-lesson. Congrats to Miriam, and thank you for hosting, Denise!

    1. Denise is wonderful in hosting me and reviewing the book, Jan! I’s so excited about the tremendous support in this blogging community. Thank you so much for enjoying the book!

    2. I liked it’s lesson too, Jan. Always happy to spread new release good news.

    1. This was a new endeavor to me and I put some thought in it and learned a lot during the process. I’m excited about sharing behind the scene. Thank you for your comment, Jacqui!

    2. It was wonderful Miriam shared the real story behind the book.

    1. Good to see you stopping by, Balroop. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by the people with the same passion and be supportive of each other in this blogosphere. Denise is a wonderful in hosting me and reviewing the book.

  5. ‘Tina Lost in the Crowd’ reads like a terrific children’s story. Congratulations on your lovely new release, Miriam! Wishing you great success with it. Thanks for hosting, Denise. <3 xo

    1. I’m happy to host, Miriam and her new book! Thanks for dropping by xo

    2. I’ so glad to see you here, Vashti. Thank you for stopping by to show your support of my new release. Denise is a wonderful host! <3

  6. I love that children stories have a lesson to teach (whether explicit or implicit). And you are right, Miriam, kids are quick to find that lesson on their own. One of the blessings of a parent reading with his/her child is the discussion that follows the story. Great post! Thanks for sharing, Denise. 🙂

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