Fraidy Cat

Are you a Fraidy Cat? Can you help Fraidy Cat overcome his fears?

Mom’s Choice Award –Gold
Award Winning Finalist USA News Best Book Awards

Illustrated by Sue Ann Maxwell Spiker


Mom’s Choice Award Winner
Best Children’s Book Values & Life Lessons–Gold
Award Winning Finalist USA News Best Book Awards for Best Children’s Educational AND Best in Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit

Beautifully illustrated by talented artist Sue Ann Maxwell Spiker, Fraidy Cat learns one of life’s lessons by trying to overcome his fear of leaving his safe shelf in the barn. Mama Cat takes his brothers and sisters out to explore and Fraidy Cat can’t muster the courage to take his first leap into life until he gets help from a most unusual creature.

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About the Author

Melinda Spiker Chambers is a multi-award-winning author and a retired educator with degrees from West Virginia University and Ohio State University. She has worked as a WVU Extension Agent and then middle school teacher, followed with Nutrition Director for Hampshire County. Melinda currently lives in Hampshire County, West Virginia with her husband, Byron. Together they have two children and five grandchildren. Melinda currently volunteers her time as a Sunday School teacher, creative writing teacher, 4-H volunteer, counselor, and mentor. She is a Zoom Into Books Author, part of the Headline Kids School Show Program, and is a sought-after speaker.

Her back to nature series includes We Are Whoo We Are, The Day the Snapdragons Snapped Back, Fraidy Cat, and Chilly Billy are all won Mom’s Choice Awards as is And We Helped – a middle grade book for making family memories in the kitchen. Melinda has been a featured author at Book Expo America in New York City; the WV Book Festival in Charleston WV; the National Education Association (NEA) national conferences in Orlando, FL, Washington DC, and Boston, MA; The Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte, NC; and does annual book signings at The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

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