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“Debbie Hoven does a wonderful job as a Minnesota visiting author. Her presentation is neat and organized with a colorful power point presentation. With Debbie illustrating her own books she is able to talk about and explain the process of developing her drawings. Her ability to relate and communicate with little children comes easy and naturally with her background as an elementary teacher. Debbie also did a great job working with our older students in a small group questions and answer session.”

— Beth Zimmerman, Woodland Elementary School Librarian, Alexandria, MN

 Light Up the Year by Debbie Hoven  Published by Beaver's Pond Press

Light Up the Year by Debbie Hoven

Published by Beaver's Pond Press

"Light up the year" reviews

Deb's new book "Light Up the Year" is perfect for the little ones she has taught for 40 years! Children will have fun learning the months of the year and all the holidays with her fun poems and artwork. It is exciting to see a student I worked with get down to the business of getting a picture book out there! No doubt with her experience as a teacher, she will make an excellent guest in any classroom sharing her new book. I can't wait to read it to my little granddaughter. I am proud of you Deb!
Nancy Carlson, Minnesota Author
"Light Up the Year" is a delightful book that has a wonderful and unique way to teach children the months of the year. Debbie Hoven's detailed illustrations are lively and fun! As a a kindergarten teacher, I would recommend "Light Up the Year" as an engaging literary experience for young readers. 
Nancy Hoffmann, Kindergarten Teacher
Minnewaska Elementary

"Norman loves the lake" review

Debbie Hoven's "Norman Loves the Lake" is a delightful ABC book for children. My kindergarten students loved Norman and all his adventures season by season. Debbie gave a wonderful presentation to our elementary students. My kindergartners were very engaged as Debbie shared more about Norman and how the journey of writing and illustrating allows Norman's experiences to come to life for her readers.
Nancy Hoffmann, Kindergarten Teacher
Minnewaska Elementary
 Norman Loves the Lake by Debbie Hoven  Published by Beaver's Pond Press

Norman Loves the Lake by Debbie Hoven

Published by Beaver's Pond Press