Orlando Debut Children’s Author Shel Curry Releases ‘The Bedtime Story Race’

Shel Curry The Bedtime Story RaceMotivated to help her son navigate virtual learning from home as a kindergartener and first-grader during the global pandemic in 2020, debut children’s author Shel Curry’s new picture book is designed to help young readers learn/practice their sight words. “The Bedtime Story Race” is now available at most places books are sold.

“This book is very special to me because it was inspired by my love for reading and writing. I’ve always expressed the importance of reading to my children and wrote ‘The Bedtime Story Race’ to encourage my son and other children to fall in love with reading at a young age,” Curry said. “The main characters in the book are my son and daughter, and the story provides a glimpse into some of the things we experienced as my youngest was having difficulty reading and learning to navigate our new normal in 2020.”




The Orlando resident and mother of four is excited to release her picture book in time for National Family Literacy Month. The picture book is a heartfelt picture book about family and the love we have for our siblings. Available for $16.99, “The Bedtime Story Race” is a fun story about sibling rivalry that will have you racing to the finish.

Join Ethan and Sophie as they compete to finish all their chores before bed to be the first one to choose the story to read together in this heartwarming picture book. Young readers can follow along on this fun adventure and find all the sight words every kindergartener must know. It’s perfect for children ages 4-7. At the end of the story, there is a sight word practice sheet and discussion questions for parents, caregivers, and teachers to engage young readers and enhance critical thinking skills. The book is published by Bibliokid Publishing. For more information or to purchase the book and schedule a story time visit with Shel Curry, visit the author’s website.

Shel Curry has been a professional writer for some of the nation’s top corporations for more than 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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