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Riverflows Press

Barbara Jones , Author ~  C hildren's Picture Books

I grew up in a small town in New Jersey, the sixth of seven children.
I remember reading by flashlight in my closet as a child. Getting lost in a book was one
of my favorite pastimes.
Time spent ice skating, sledding, swimming and bike riding gave me a love for the outdoors.
Since my senior year in high school, I have been working with children. That is what
started me on my path in Early Childhood Education.
I wrote my first children's book as a class assignment. That is when the first seed to write children's picture
books was planted.
One day, many years later, I penned a children's picture book and began sending it to publishers. After many
years of rejections I put it on the shelf. Twenty years later I resurrected that manuscript and with a renewed passion and
determination began revising, revising, revising. 
I really believed in this story and never gave up on my vision. I now have three self published children's picture books.  
Look for several other of my books that are forthcoming.
I raised my family in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado.
These days are spent enjoying the beautiful Cache La Poudre River that runs through Fort Collins and the nearby
Colorado Rockies.
I enjoy horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, long walks and reading.
I loved snuggling in bed reading picture books to my children and now I enjoy that with my six beautiful grandchildren,
River, Canyon, Jonathan, Grace, Avonlea and Journey.
It would be so rewarding to have a parent snuggle up and read one of my books to their child.


"Hurry, Daddy, please come quick! I really mean it, it's not a trick," yells Claire. After Claire has been safely tucked into bed for the night, her overactive imagination sees monsters in her closet, under her bed and behind her curtains. Together, Claire and Dad chase these "monsters" away. "Monster, monster, go away! Claire and I don't want to play." With a little help from Dad, Claire learns that—sometimes things aren't what they appear to be.



The Barnacle & Briny Circus, the most spectacular spectacle under the sea, is a beautifully illustrated book that will be a favorite for parents and children. The pajama fish school is bubbling with excitement, and PJ is the most excited of all. Today the Barnacle and Briny Circus, the most spectacular spectacle under the sea, is coming to PJ's neck of the ocean. But, PJ's excitement earns him an after-school suspension. When he is finally dismissed, he has to travel alone to the circus encountering some predators along the way. How will PJ dodge these predators and join his friends at the circus? Will he miss the lion fish act that he's been waiting all year to see?

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Beneath a golden moon on a warm summer night, time came for the two brothers’ maiden flight. Two lightning bug brothers, are eagerly anticipating their maiden flight. But when that day finally arrives, one of the brothers has a problem—his light has gone out! Without it, he can't be a true lightning bug: he can't blink, he can't soar, he can't make children chase him in the dark. What will he do? But his brother, who is determined not to leave him behind, comes up with a plan.

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