Fierce Winds and Fiery Dragons (Dusky Hollows Book 1)
Children's Books , Review / January 14, 2020

  LIVE THE MAGIC LOVE THE ADVENTURE Ivy and Carrie love their new classroom even if the new teacher is a little strange. When Mrs. Huffity asks for volunteers to care for an egg, Ivy doesn’t budge. She’s had a few scary dreams about that egg and wants nothing to do with it. But when trouble comes, Ivy defends the egg. In her desire to save the baby that hatches, Ivy is tossed into the middle of an adventure. She discovers more than she ever wanted to know about fierce winds and fiery dragons. -Over 50 five-star Amazon reviews. Fans of The Chronicles of Narnia will love Nan Sweet. ~In the Dusky Hollows Series~ Book 1: Fierce Winds & Fiery Dragons Book 2: The Curse of the Invisibles Book 3: Too Much School Book 4: Adrift Book 5: An Unexpected Adventure Book 6: The Haunted House Book 7: The Unicorn’s Quest Book 8: Cry of the Banshee Book 9: Tara and the Ice Giant Book 10: Furry Mess Fierce Winds & Fiery Dragons is currently a free middle grade fantasy.     A wonderful children’s book that teaches valuable life lessons. Reviewed by Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews on January…

Bees Like Flowers: a free childrens book (Mummy Nature 2)
Children's Books , Review / January 8, 2020

  BOOK 2 in the MUMMY NATURE series of children’s books. Watch our happy, helpful friend the Honey Bee, always so busy and buzzy and find out why bees and flowers are such good friends. Illustrations using vivid colours include many real flower species which children may recognise from their garden or have seen growing in the wild, 3 of them are named at the end of the book too. The narrator shows us what these fascinating bugs have been getting up to in her garden. What we can learn: concepts: Simple ideas about the life of a bee Bees are insects Some common flowers: Daisy, Poppy, Sunflower new words: Insect, Pollen, Nectar, Hive, Honeycomb, Blossoms PAGES: 26 WORDS: 262 LEVEL: Preschool to 6yrs Other books in the series: Meet Bacteria! Travelling Seeds MUMMY NATURE series – nurturing children’s curiosity Each book in the series is one mini nature lesson wrapped up in colour and rhyme. These books are intended for very young children including toddlers and will give them just a glimpse into some of the wonders of the natural world. Illustrated for maximum vibrancy and visual impact, using rhyme to engage young minds and encourage participation. Read the…

Children’s Book: The Adventure of Froblicious the Frog (Rhyming Picture Book for Ages 2-6)
Children's Books , Review / January 8, 2020

  A Fun Rhyming Story for Early Readers The Adventures of Froblicious the Frog is the first book of the series Let’s Learn While Playing. Froblicious is a one-of-a-kind frog. He sings, dances, exercises, and has a good time with his friends. He usually sleeps during the day, and during the evening, when most of the creatures are taking a rest or sleeping, he has fun doing his colorful activities. One day he woke up early, and as bored as he was, he set foot on another adventure. Poor Froblicious (Maybe not)! He tripped on a seesaw and sailed through the window of a little girl’s bathroom. The girl, called Ruby, wanted Froblicious to feel at home. But what happened to Froblicious? What did he think about Ruby? Was he scared? In this fun rhyme geared towards 2- to 6-year-olds, children will enjoy the beginning of a friendship between a little girl and a silly frog while learning through play. This story helps children: Build oral concepts Develop listening skills Nurture imagination and artistic skills   Fun story to entertain and teach children Reviewed by Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a…

Kaitush the Wizard
Children's Books , Review / January 5, 2020

  “Be cautious in your actions. Be bold and daring in your dreams” Kaitush is a normal boy like all young boys… Well, not really, because Kaitush is a wizard! With his magical powers, he fools his teachers, confuses clocks, and even creates a double for himself, leaving him free to set off on all kinds of adventures. However, being a wizard is not so simple; there are rules to adhere to, and anyone breaking them, faces the consequences in a court of justice. That is exactly what happens to Kaitush, the boy wizard… Kaitush the Wizard is the work of Dr. Janusz Korczak, whose educational teachings and stories are full of childhood joy, innocence and faith in human goodness. His works have had great influence on generations of readers. Artist Itzchak Belfer adapted “Kaitush” for young children so they could enjoy one of Korczak’s most memorable stories.   “Be cautious in your actions. Be bold and daring in your dreams” More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as…

Ronaldo: The Vixen Pederson Workshop (Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer Book Book 4)
Children's Books , Review / December 23, 2019

  ” … a remarkable lesson for children about how to be fair to one another. “ Destination North Pole! Santa’s top reindeer, Vixen Pederson, is hosting a teamwork workshop—and Ronaldo has his flying goggles packed and ready to go! In training for a sleigh race, the cadets must work together to win the ultimate prize—Jingle Bells! But Ronaldo’s dream turns into a nightmare when Cupid joins his side. She’s the worst flying cadet, ever! And his squabbling teammates are plotting to put her out of the race. But Cupid isn’t who she appears to be. And when Ronaldo discovers she is the granddaughter of a world famous flying champion, he suspects she is guarding a secret. And the only way to lead his team to victory—is to find out what it is. “This is a lovely book for children. Chaptered perfectly for bedtime reading, or for first time readers and filled with funny stories that will keep them giggling…”   Review   A wonderfully written and illustrated story. More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often…

Hockey Wars 4: Championships
Book Listing , Children's Books , Review / December 8, 2019

The kids from the Dakota Lightning and Hurricanes are putting it all on the line as they travel to their state championships! It’s the end of the regular hockey season, and that means only one thing, it’s championship time! The girls and boys of the Dakota Hurricanes and Lightning have been working hard all season to qualify for championships, and now the big weekend has finally arrived. Will Cameron and the boys steal the show and take the championship trophy? Or will it be the girls that steal their thunder? There’s a weekend of hockey, and everyone is putting it all on the line until the final buzzer sounds. Be prepared for some action-packed hockey fun as these two teams battle it out against the best teams in their state for the glory of winning the championship trophy! Check out Hockey Wars 4 – The Championship now! Book four in the Hockey Wars Series.     Review It’s Championship Time! Reviewed by Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through…

Hockey Wars 3: The Tournament
Children's Books / November 1, 2019

  The Dakota Hurricanes and Lightning are back again, and it is hockey tournament time! It’s the first hockey tournament of the season, and for many of the girls and boys on the two teams, it’s their first tournament. They’ll get to experience all the pressure and excitement as they play off for the Ice Fest Tournament Trophy! Along with the excitement of the tournament, there’s also someone new that will throw two best friends into turmoil. Could this new stranger drive a wedge between two best friends, or will they be able to overcome and take the trophy? There’s only one way to find out! Check out Hockey Wars 3 – The Tournament now!   REVIEW It’s hockey tournament time! More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as such makes it easier for them to understand the complex aspects of life. Moreover, reading these stories at regular intervals can actually help them to develop a positive outlook towards life, which eventually proves beneficial for good character development. Hockey Wars…

The Frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book 1)
Book Listing , Children's Books , Review / October 13, 2019

  A world of magic and adventure awaits… Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything. “Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.” Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant. Originally titled “From Frights to Flaws”, this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the “Magical Missions” series.   REVIEW   A spectacular flight of the imagination! By Piaras on October 13, 2019 for Emerald Book Reviews Author Sunayna Prasad weaves a well-crafted coming of age fantasy. The story had every element…

Jai’s Vision: A Medieval Tale of Magic, Swords & Sorcery (Book 1)

  A medieval tale of magic, swords and sorcery… The year is 1304 A.D. in the Yorkshire area of England. King Dunstan reigns in Europe over the Kingdom of Misty Hill. The King’s castle stands large, beautiful and strong surrounded by large fences and all of his knights and their squires. Not far off from the castle lives the townspeople enclosed by the safety of the Northern Woods and the mystery of the Dark Woods to the South of the Castle. The story showcases a young squire named Jai and his best friend, the beautiful princess Amelie. As the story unfolds we follow both of them on their adventures from their secret meetings in the Northern Woods to their forbidden steps through the Dark Woods. Most especially, though, we follow Jai who quickly develops an unforeseen talent for seeing visions. As Jai and Amelie journey along their days, another kingdom from across the land arrives for The Medieval Games. As The Medieval Games begin, Jai uncovers secrets about the other kingdom to imply that they are more than what they seem – secrets that only he and Princess Amelie are privy to. What will they do with those secrets? What…

Black and White, Little Puffy: Promoting tolerance, acceptance of different colors, friendship and forgiveness
Children's Books , Review / August 11, 2019

  This book shows that all the colors are beautiful and equal. The difference makes us special. A great lesson in acceptance of our differences, colors, and the importance of tolerance, acceptance, equality friendship and forgiveness.   REVIEW A wonderful children’s book that teaches valuable life lessons. Reviewed by Piaras for Emerald Book Reviews More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as such makes it easier for them to understand the complex aspects of life. Moreover, reading these stories at regular intervals can actually help them to develop a positive outlook towards life, which eventually proves beneficial for good character development. Black and White, Little Puffy is a delightful and charming book for the younger reader. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the amazing illustrations by the author herself. I thought the text and illustrations worked very well together. Arline Cooper writes in a wonderful, simple and imaginative style that will guarantee the attention of young minds. If you ever…