Diann Floyd Boehm books in order
Diann Floyd Boehm is an American award-winning international author of children’s books.
She also has an anthology as well as a young adult historical fiction novel to her name.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised primarily in Texas, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and later received her Kindergarten endorsement at the University of Texas at Austin.
Married to a diplomat, Diann and her husband John moved to the Philippines where she taught at the American International School in Manila.
Due to the nature of the diplomacy work, the couple lived overseas for fourteen years, although Diann got to travel home at least twice a year.
A natural storyteller, Diann hasn't looked back ever since she decided to write her own stories.
The proud grandmother and mother to three grown children currently lives with her husband in Austin, Texas.
Genres: Children's Book, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
- Harry the Camel (2019)
- A Song of Peace (2021)
- Rise! A Girl's Struggle for More (2021)
- Charlie and the Tire Swing: How it Began (2022)
- A Time to Fly! (2022)
- Tis The Season: A Holiday Anthology: 2021 Season (2021)
- 'Tis The Season: A Holiday Anthology: 2022 Season (2022)
The Little Girl in the Moon Series
- The Little Girl in the Moon (2016)
- The Little Girl in the Moon: The Big Idea (2017)
- The Little Girl in the Moon - Moxie & Tycho Town (2018)
- Moonling Adventures - The Serengeti (2020)
Detailed book overview
HARRY THE CAMEL will surely pull on the heart strings of readers as he pines for a life he can never have. Harry lives in the sand dunes of Dubai, and he often watches from a distance as the beautifully sleek race horses at the track run their laps. He laments that his back isn’t as smooth as theirs and wonders how much faster he could run without his bulky old hump.
As he dreams of the possibilities, Dover the bird swoops in and teases him about his hump, making him feel even worse about how he looks. As he makes his way sadly home he happens upon a little boy named Omar. Harry learns that Omar is lost. Who better than a camel to lead a lost boy out of the desert? In the end, Harry discovers there is nothing better than being yourself and, for the first time, Harry is proud to be a camel.
Rise! A Girl's Struggle for More is an old-fashioned, historical family drama-a sweet, yet edgy, coming of age story. Set in the 1920s, it is based on the life of the author's grandmother.
The main character, Ruby Pearl, is mature beyond her years and was born at least a decade too soon. Growing up in the middle of a family of nine children in Oilton, Oklahoma, with her nose constantly in a book, she was known as the girl that would rather read than can tomatoes. Ruby feels destined for greater things.
Ruby studies hard to make good grades, while her parents smile and humor her. They continually encourage the courtship with her beau, Arthur, who they fully expect will be their son-in-law when the two graduate from high school, but Ruby has loftier goals. She admires her momma and big sister, Rilla, the "CEOs of the household" and knows some day she will have children and a home of her own to manage, but first things first!
Charlie and the Tire Swing is a beautiful intergenerational story told from the perspective of Charlie and his Grandpa Jack.
Over a cup of hot chocolate, Charlie's grandfather tells the story of how he planted an acorn with his own grandfather, Charlie's Great-Great Grandpa George, and how he tenderly cared for it and watched it grow, from one season to the next. He shares how, over the years, as the acorn grew into a might oak tree, how each generation enjoyed the shade of the tree, climbing it, reading under it, and gathering together as a family around it.
It's a story of growing strong family ties, of sharing stories from generation to generation, and of appreciating nature and the simple things in life, like swinging on a tire swing. The learning opportunities range from the science of growing things, to interpersonal relations, the health benefits of outdoor activity, and innovation, problem solving, and creative play.
This baby bluebird will capture your heart as he shares with his momma why he doesn't want to leave the nest and join his siblings.
The momma listens to her baby bird and, with gentleness, helps him build the courage to fly and join the rest of his family.
So come along for the journey and become excited for the baby bird as he discovers he can fly and soar through the sky.
It is a heart-warming story and beautifully illustrated with a powerful message of "I Can Do It."
It's that time of year again - the annual Texas Sisters Press Holiday Anthology! Each year we have some spectacular authors enter their holiday-themed short stories for you to enjoy, and this year is no exception. So, grab you cup of hot cocoa, curl up on the couch, and enjoy these heart-warming holiday stories:
The Christmas Contest by Barbara Arent
A Family Christmas by Diann Floyd Boehm
Lost And Found by Terry Korth Fischer
Charlie The Menace by DC Gomez
A Long Winter’s Nap by Sherry Hall
A Rose By Another Name by Kathryn Haueisen
The Year Christmas Came Early by LM Mann
A Chaos Christmas by Mandy McCool
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t by C.J. Peterson
Deck The Halls by Veronica Smith
Alone At Christmas by Teresa Trent
The Little Girl in the Moon Series
An inquisitive little girl who lives on the moon wonders if earth children know about ‘moonlings’. Her mom asks her if they did, what she would want the earth children to know about her life on the moon. The little girl shares her thoughts on how she’s ‘just like them’ and with each illustration you see the connection of the earth and the moon.
Creative depictions of each phase of the moon reveal a bit more of the little girl until eager readers finally see her bright smiling, full-moon face. She’s from a different place but deep down inside, she’s really ‘just like them’!
Every night the little girl in the moon watches the earth from afar just like the earthlings gaze at the moon and wish upon the stars. One night she sees so many wishes not quite reaching the stars and she tells her mommy how it worries her. She wants, with all her heart, to help the wishes get to the stars so they will come true. Her mommy whispers a secret to her that sparks the little girl’s imagination.
Before long the Little Girl in the Moon gets a ‘Big Idea’ and she and her Moonling friends write a song to go with it. All the moonling families gather to sing the song and something very special happens. The “Big Idea” works! And, for a moment in time, there is peace and harmony in the universe.
The Little Girl in the Moon author, Diann Floyd Boehm, has teamed up with her daughter, Katherine Louise, in the third book in the series, The Little Girl in the Moon – Moxie & Tycho Town.
Together, they have created the imaginary town nestled in Tycho Crater, which is located on the Earth’s moon. Katherine and Diann’s collaborative artistic talents have brought the town to life. The colorful illustrations are sure to spark young readers’ imaginations.
Moxie, the little girl in the moon’s pet dog, takes us on a tour of Tycho Town’s City Center, which the Moonlings have built to resemble towns on Earth. Moonlings love the Earth as much as Earthlings love the moon! This story, the first of many adventures in Tycho Town, introduces children to the Moonling vocabulary.
Diann and Katherine hope the readers’ curiosity will grow and they’ll want to learn more about the Earth’s moon and Tycho Crater. Watch for the next adventure of The Little Girl in the Moon, when the rest of Tycho Town will be unveiled!
NB: Co-authored with Katherine Louise Floyd Boehm.
Moonling Adventures-The Serengeti, is the continuation of The Little Girl in the Moon series. In this adventure, exciting things are happening in Tycho Town! The Little Girl in the Moon and her best friend, the Little Boy in the Moon, team up with their smart Moonling dogs, Shadow and Lola, to have a fun day. The adventure begins in the observatory on the Moon, where Shadow and Lola maneuver the large telescope in the 'virtual reality' simulator that takes off and heads to Earth.
The Moonlings land their simulated spaceship in the Serengeti where the adventurers explore the exotic world of East Africa, learning about lots of wild animals in their natural habitats-giraffes, hippos, hyenas, and more! Climb aboard and see what the Moonlings have in store for you.
Moonling Adventures-The Serengeti is the first Moonling Adventure, with many more to come. Each new adventure introduces more Moonling vocabulary. The author hopes the book will inspire young and old to visit their nearest observatory and enjoy the wonders of space and Earth's beauty.