Best 100 Juices for Kids, You Know, That Book I Wrote

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I’ve been contemplating for weeks how to do this whole book launch thing. You know when my first book (Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook) came out it was kinda anti-climactic. I didn’t go on any book tours. Leno and Letterman didn’t call. And my local bookstore didn’t even have the book in stock the first few times I went to admire it on the shelf.

Over the last couple years I’ve observed other authors launch their books and create a lot of buzz for their new baby. Sometimes it’s super effective and inspiring. And other times it’s overkill. Quite honestly, sometimes I find the latter to be a little annoying.

I didn’t want to be one of those authors. I never want anyone to feel like I shoved my book down their throat or tried too hard to get people to buy the book. As a blogger who produces free content and an author who produces content for sale, it’s a hard line to dance. So, I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate this book’s release.

Best 100 Juices for Kids

Here we are. Best 100 Juices for Kids: Totally Yummy, Awesomely Healthy, & Naturally Sweetened Homemade Alternatives to Soda Pop, Sports Drinks, and Expensive Bottled Juices is released today.

Newsflash: I’m not going on any book tour. Leno and Letterman both retired, didn’t they? And my local bookstore? You guessed it. When I checked on Monday night, there was nary a copy in sight.

There may be a big bruhaha on the internets, or there may not. Regardless, this is still a “new baby” that we are celebrating at the FishHouse. When my advance copy arrived from the publisher a month or two ago, FishBoy11 read it from cover to cover that first day. That was so sweet!

He said he was flattered at how I had presented him to you. It’s all true. My kids are fabulous; it’s me who needs some improvement. Either way, a lot of my personality as well as the kids comes out in this book. It was a lot of fun to write because of that.

Jessica Fisher IMG_7997 ©Sharon Leppellere copy

photo source: Sharon Leppellere

I suppose I haven’t mentioned it, but I dedicated this book to the FishKids. They are my reason for many things in my life, juicing and sugar-free eating not withstanding. It was a family project in many ways. I couldn’t have done it without them.


So, without doing that whole-overkill-blogger-wrote-a-book thing, here are a few other things you should know.

I started a series over on Life as MOM about Juices for Kids. If you’re on the fence about making homemade juices or investing in a juicer, that series may help you figure some things out. You can read the first post on Life as MOM tomorrow morning.

You can get a FREE sample of the book here. The lovely folks at the Harvard Common Press created a sampler of recipes for you to try out.

I’d love for you to buy the book if you have a juicer. Sure, it’s a book directed at kids, but hubs and I both agree that it’s a book for kids of all ages. We enjoy the juices, sports ades, sparklies, slushies, smoothies, and ice pops as much as the kids.

If you don’t own a juicer, you can still benefit from the book. Up to 25% of the recipes are made without a juicer. There’s no added sugar other than a bit of honey or maple syrup in the sodas and ades.

You are an important part of this adventure. Thanks for being a faithful reader of Good Cheap Eats (and Life as MOM). There aren’t books or blogs without readers. So thanks!

If you’d like to help out with this book launch thingy, I’d love it if you’d tell your friends about the book, request that your library purchase it, or share it on social media. (We’re using the hashtag #juices for kids.)

Thanks so much for your support. I love my job. And you are big part of the why.


About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Whoop whoop! Congratulations!

  2. Cherie says

    Congratulations on your new baby – may it grow to be a long standing pillar of the community

  3. Yay! I’m so excited for you! I hope the whole book launch thing goes well for you, and that you will see it on the shelves, but in the meantime, you KNOW you’ve done something important with your kids, and that’s what really counts.

    • Thank you for the reminder that success is defined differently than how many copies are on the shelf. 🙂

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  5. Shari says

    Yay! So exciting!! Congratulations. And what a great photo of you and the kids too. Such a beautiful family! Can’t wait to get my copy.

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  7. Carla says

    Congratulations! And that picture with you and your kids is wonderful!

    • Thank you, I have a very patient photog friend. Do you know how crazy it is to get 7 people all looking and smiling at once?!

  8. I already asked my library to buy it, Jessica!

  9. Holly says

    Yay! Happy Book Birth!

  10. Acmommy3 says

    Congratulations!!! How exciting, I’m sure your whole family is proud of you. :). Love your beautiful photo!

  11. Mona says


  12. Congratulations! I love following all your posts. I was just telling my husband the other day a little about your monthly food budget as we were discussing how food prices are going up where we live (Orange County). And I appreciate how you’re launching your book–I too get a little annoyed at the “overkill” book launches. 🙂 I don’t have a juicer but I do have three little kids who don’t love to eat veggies all the time, and I’m guessing you’re able to get a lot of veggies in those drinks. I will have to check it out!

  13. Christine A says

    Congratulations, my friend!!! So exciting! I can’t wait to get my copy!!!! Love the pic of you and Fishkids!!!! What a great looking group of people!!!!!!

  14. Sandi says

    Congratulations on your new book. May it sell well for you! The photo of the family is lovely. I checked my library’s website and it seems we have two copies of your first one (both checked out!) but no mention of your new one (and it usually shows the ones “being acquired”) so I’ll ask how to request a purchase.

    On a completely different matter, I’d like to put in a tiny request about the “this post contains links” disclaimer such as is at the top of this post. Could that possibly be moved to the bottom of the post rather than the top? With the truncated feed now, I get to see that and about one sentence, which means I am basically deciding whether to click over or not based on the subject line. That’s generally not enough to catch my attention, so I just delete the message from Outlook and move on. It’s probably better for my own time management, but I don’t think that is your goal, so I figured I’d at least ask.

    • Thanks for requesting it at your library, Sandi. I hear you on the truncated/disclaimer thing. I’m working on different solutions on both the display and the truncating. I appreciate your feedback. It was not something I like doing, but I also like being compliant with laws and a business’ tos. I will see what I can do.

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