The Kenny Cartwright Chronicles Book 1
Childrens Books , Reviews / December 17, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Kenny Cartwright seems to be nothing more than a human lab rat to his neighbor, Rich Peterson. Although the boys have a different definition of what it means to be “best friends,” Kenny is always a willing candidate to try Rich’s potentially dangerous ideas. One day, while exploring a hill in the woods, the two boys stumble across an alarming plan of attack, aimed directly at them. Regardless of their differences, Kenny and Rich must work out the true meaning of friendship. The only way the two can survive is to unify—their lives depend on it. Their usually laid back summer will quickly turn disastrous if the two don’t work together. Their once quiet town won’t be safe again until the boys figure out their enemy’s master plan. Do they wave the white flag and give up? Or do the boys prepare for war? There are big decisions to be made for Kenny and Rich. The clock is ticking.   REVIEWS Five stars By Alexander Peacockon December 16, 2017 (Amazon) 4th and 5th grade students loved reading KCC, so did I. Each chapter starts with a famous quote leading into a short story, which makes the book…

White Christmas of a Loooong Dog: Beautifully Illustrated Christmas Poems for Kids and Dog Lovers (Loooong Dog’s Adventures Book 3)
Childrens Books , Reviews / December 14, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION I would like to give you a present. You will find it in the book. Christmas time is a beautiful time With lights all red and green, I think it is the prettiest time That I have ever seen! Follow the adventures of this cute loooong dog as he experiences his First White Christmas. With a specially knitted Christmas jersey, this funny Dachshund carefully takes his first steps onto the soft white snow blanket. He loves the feeling and excitedly runs around the neighborhood. To him everything looks different since the snow started to fall. Winter activities and house decorations amuse this little doggy with adventurous results. This cute children’s story is perfect for ages 3-7 and is told in fun rhymes. Illustrated colorfully with quality images on each page, it is sure to become a bedtime favorite and teaching children about Christmas traditions any time of the day and year.   REVIEWS Nice little gift By Mimi on November 25, 2017 (Amazon) My niece likes dog and dreams of one of her own, and I decided to start with the small little things and was reading to her the other book about the Looong dog adventures during Halloween…

Petunia Garfunkel Learns to be Helpful: A Children’s Picture Book About Being Helpful
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 25, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION An Engaging Book That Teaches a Lesson This is a charming children’s picture book about a little girl who is not very helpful. It is an easy read that encourages children to understand their roles in family life, and the importance of being helpful. Petunia Garfunkel likes to make messes, but she does not like cleaning up after herself. In fact, she’d rather do anything else, but help her family. “Petunia Garfunkel Learns To Be Helpful,”  is a light and inviting character education book. It is a “stories in verse” type of book. The rhymes and the illustrations, make it an easy and delightful way to learn social skills. Beautifully, Hand-Illustrated The colors are bold and vibrant colors. The illustrator took her time to ensure that the emotions of the characters are perfectly captured. Petunia sees the expressions on her parents’ faces, and understand their disappointment when she is not being helpful to others. Her family is very supportive, as she transitions from not helping, to being a helpful person. “Petunia Garfunkel Learns to be Helpful,” is part of a series of books that build character. Other books in the series, which will be published in 2018, include: Petunia Garfunkel Learns to tell the Truth Petunia Garfunkel Learns…

I am Small but I Know This
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 25, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION A Delightfully Engaging Book About Accepting Others “I am Small but I Know This” is a bright and colorful book that celebrates that we’re the same, and that… “Everyone is Important, Because They Exist” Our skin color and race, our gender, our age, where we come from and the language we speak – these may be different, but inside we are the same. We experience emotions and feelings in the same way, whether it be joy or pain, disappointment or excitement. “Our blood is the same as it runs through our veins. Our hearts are the same as it beats to sustain.” Discrimination is a somber topic, but in “I am small but I know this”, our similarities are recognized and revered. It is… A Celebration of Friendship, Values & Inclusion Whether we’re children or grownups, we go through new experiences all the time. We come across bullies and those who intend to divide us. “I am small but I know this” focuses on esteem and respect for ourselves AND our fellow human beings. “If ever there’s a time that your rights are denied, I will stand with you against those who divide. Your rights are my rights, there is no…

Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 25, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION “Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap” is sure to become a story time favorite… This is a gentle and heartwarming story about how a Mama bear expresses love and devotion to her little baby cub, throughout the natural process of hibernation. Readers follow Mama and her cub as they move from the warm season into the cold. They prepare for the winter weather by gathering food, and saying goodbye to little bear’s friends. The story ends when “spring makes its way to their world once again.” The book is… A Wonderful Combination of Love & Affection. Readers feel Mama’s Bear’s unconditional love for her baby cub. She ensures that baby brown bear is fully fed, warm, happy, and protected while they sleep. “Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap” is an adorably illustrated picture book. The illustrations are colorful, pleasing, and cleverly matched with the rhymes. It’s a perfect read-out-loud book, that keeps children engaged till the end. The nursery rhymes are somewhat reminiscent of the best bedtime stories. With its rhyming prose and calming images, it’s the kind of book that is sure to lull your little one into a gentle slumber.   REVIEW A gentle and heartwarming story This is another wonderful book for the young reader by…

Hello from Around the World: Discovering The Cultural Differences of Children Around The World
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 25, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION A fascinating exploration of children around the world! This is a fun and engaging picture book by the new author, Gioula Chelten. It is written in rhyme, which makes it an entertaining read for children of all ages. With awareness of their cultural identity, the author delves into the lives of children from 12 countries around the world. It is a captivating picture book with bright and vivid colors. The illustrations are beautifully authentic, portraying life as it is where they come from. “Hello from Around the World” is Fun yet Informative. Without realizing it, your child will be learning too! Children are intrigued by cultural differences. They are interested in the traditional foods, lifestyle, language, hobbies, sports and culture of others. “Hello from Around the World” delivers. The book explores the most common activities, foods and language shared in these 12 different countries. There is a particular focus on how they say “hello” and “thank you”. Each child is also introduced by their traditional/ common name, making it a truly authentic experience. The book is written in first person. This allows your little reader a more personal connection with his/her new friends from around the world.…

Frankie Saves The Day
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 22, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Frankie is a special seven year old boy who struggles with his differences. He wants to be just like everyone else. But when there is trouble, will Frankie be able to use his differences to save the day? REVIEW An endearing but important story that communicates significant life lessons This is delightful book for young readers. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by Guerra Luciana). I thought the text and illustrations worked well together. This is an endearing but important story that communicates significant life lessons that teaches children that everyone is special in their own, unique way and that we should embrace our differences. It also explores the meaning of friendship and shows the real meaning of having good character. Author Shah A. Farooq writes in a wonderful style that guarantees the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely read to share with them. It seems to me that this book has been created with a lot of love and joy and it is obvious that the author really enjoys creating…

Jack the Cat: Christmas in Florida
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 12, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Kids giggle at this cute rhyming story based on the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” On the seventh day of Christmas, Jack the Cat “marches with the elves.” On the eighth day, he “helps to stock the shelves” of the local cat shelter. Jack decorates the palm tree, “snow” skis down sand dunes, and gets trapped in a gingerbread house. As Jack’s young fan Corey says: “Jack does crazy things at Christmas!” Other RhymeTime storybooks include “Jack the Cat on Chicory Ridge” and Jack the Cat in Florida,” as well as “Willie: I Know You Are My Friend” and “Willie: Does it matter?”   REVIEW Amazing fun book for young readers This is an amazing fun book for young readers. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by ‘Auntie’ Joan Michelson). I thought the text and illustrations worked well together. This is a charming rhyming story based on the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Kids will enjoy getting involved with Jack (the cat) as he makes a snowman of sand with seashells for eyes and starfish for buttons, sunbathes on the beach, sails a ship,…

Jack the Cat in Florida
Childrens Books , Reviews / November 12, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Who knew that one day in the life of a cat could make you chuckle? This funny RhymeTime story about Jack tracks a slightly jealous lizard friend (morning), Jack’s desire for a hot fudge sundae (lunch), a flowerpot incident (afternoon), and Jack blocking Joan’s view of the “Jacques Catseau” documentary on TV (night). This humorous rhyming tale is illustrated with bold, elemental drawings that appeal to toddlers and young children. Other RhymeTime storybooks include “Jack the Cat on Chicory Ridge” and “Jack the Cat: Christmas in Florida”, as well as “Willie: I Know You Are My Friend” and “Willie: Does it matter?”     REVIEW “Cats rule, dogs drool” This is a wonderful fun book for the young reader. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by ‘Auntie’ Joan Michelson). I thought the text and illustrations worked well together. This is a delightful rhyming story book about Jack (the cat) as we look at one fun day in his life and all the adventures he gets up to. Who knew that one day in the life of a cat could be so much fun? Kids will love…

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