Saturday, August 29, 2015

Inspirational Reading Posters

Are you looking for ways to inspire the kids in your life to read more? Consider some of these beautiful posters:

Most of these are 100% original artwork. Please check out the artist's store and purchase your favorites!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

#KindleCountdown Special! 'Cats Fun Facts About Felines: Picture Book Trivia Game' by Fun Facts Freddie


Cat trivia game for kids makes learning new stuff fun and easy. All trivia questions are illustrated with full-color pictures. You'll enjoy funny pictures that delight the eye and brain teasers to encourage learning. My quiz games will keep you entertained as you guess the answers to dozens of trivia questions about cats, dogs, birds and horses. These quizzes are easy enough for children, as well as fun for adults.
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About the author:

Fun Facts Freddie has traveled the globe in search of fun facts about animals. From dusty old book stores to the end of the Internet, her search for trivia never ends. She's committed to delivering high quality, educational and of course entertaining books for your reading pleasure.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

'When Grandmama Sings' by Margaree King Mitchell


Belle is going to spend the summer touring the South with Grandmama and a swing jazz band! Belle has never been outside Pecan Flats, Mississippi and she can't wait to go on the road with Grandmama. There are so many new things to see on their travels through the Deep South. But some things aren't new. Everything is segregated, just like at home. But Grandmama stands up for what's right. And when she sings, Belle knows that Grandmama's song can bring everyone together.


Margaree K. Mitchell is the award-winning author of books for children, teens, and adults. She is the author of Uncle Jed’s Barbershop (Simon & Schuster), Granddaddy’s Gift (Scholastic), When Grandmama Sings (HarperCollins), The People In The Park (Watershed Books), and Woman In The Pulpit (Castlewood Books). Uncle Jed’s Barbershop has been adapted into an award-winning musical featuring Broadway veteran Ken Prymus as Uncle Jed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

#FREE read! 'The Lemon Tart (The Artt of Early Learning Series)' by D.A. Batrowny


Children absolutely love "The Lemon Tart" and you will too! is part of the "Artt" of Early Learning Series. Smart Artt is at it again! Smart Artt attends his first day of nursery school. Of course something unexpected happens... but he uses his advanced skills to help all the children have a great day, while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones.

About the author:

D. A. Batrowny resides in New York State. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families in the field of nurse home visiting, growth and development, literacy, and early childhood education. She has worked as a home visitor, longitudinal study interviewer, children's non-profit program director and writer. She holds degrees in Nursing and Business Administration. She believes that all children should have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Her goal is to share this information with the parents of every young child, starting at birth. This belief led to the idea for The "Artt" of Early Learning Series, including the first book entitled "Welcome Smart Artt." This series was designed to promote growth and development, pre-literacy skills and fun!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

'The Trotters of Tweeville: Harraf Namrattle' by Shirin Zarga-Lederman


Harraf sets out to play baseball with her friend Bo, who has a new baseball mitt. What will she say when she sees it? Then she meets her friend Hennaj, who has a lemonade stand. What will she say when she tries the lemonade? When she sees another friend drawing on the sidewalk, will she take her mother’s advice and be nice? Can Harraf Namrattle learn to think before she speaks and to be kind to the people in Tweeville?

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Author Bio:

Shirin Zarqa-Lederman is a wife and mother of five children. Shirin lives in New Jersey with her family, where she was born and raised. She is a Board Certified Professional Counselor and is licensed in NJ. Her 17-year counseling career has focused solely on children and adolescents and their families.

Most recently Shirin’s practice has transformed into “mobile” therapy, where she counsels in a clients’ home rather than the traditional counselor office. This allows her to experience a child in his/her element-a much more natural setting. Her attention has been children and adolescents who have difficulty socializing with their peers, developing and maintaining focus on daily tasks, managing behavior within a school setting, as well as a familial setting.

She utilizes experiential therapies, which is a process whereby-as she puts it- “if you can experience it you can feel it, and if you can feel it you can choose whether or not to recreate it.” When asked about her inspiration for this book, she stated, “This book series is my attempt to ‘recreate’ the practice of that infamous ‘golden rule.’"

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

'Daniella the Dinosaur Has Dinomania' by Jenna Caroline Maddix

Story description:

Daniella is a dinosaur at Mesozoic Elementary. She loves to sing in the choir and act in every school production. That is, until she finds out the next show is a musical and there is a dance audition. The musical is called Dinomania and it's all about dancing. Daniella loves to dance but not in front of anyone. She has a very unique dancing style. Will Daniella get over her fear of dancing in front of others and give it all she's got--dancing and all?

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About the author:

Jenna has been writing, for what feels like her whole life. Her first story was in middle school for an extra credit assignment and was given additional points for being so creative. Creating is definitely a passion and it's given her unique opportunities before she started writing children's books, including one of her favorite experiences—writing PSA’s for astronauts to encourage kids to stay in school.

Jenna worked for NASA Johnson Space Center for close to 10 years in the Public Affairs Office. During that time, she coordinated film shoots for TV networks such as Discovery Channel, History Channel, and National Geographic. She also coordinated kid-centered outreach events to area hospitals, worked in the newsroom during Space Shuttle missions, and did lots of writing, from feature articles and press releases to PSA's. She left in 2012 to care full-time for her son, who was born with a rare, genetic condition called Lowe Syndrome.

When Jenna isn't writing or thinking of a new, unique story idea, she enjoys spending time with her family and is regularly involved with community theatre.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

'Tootie Mctoot and the Quest for Her Boot' by Millie Mora


“This is the story of Tootie Mctoot, wouldn’t you like to try out her book?”

Come and read the delightful adventures Tootie has with this picture and rhyme book for kids to read with their moms and for the beginning reader. Tootie is a delightful young girl with a very active imagination that will fill you with joy and make your kids smile and laugh. In this book you can follow her in the quest to find the boot she misplaced. She revisits places she went the day before and uses the help of her friend and even a bumblebee to search all around until she finally finds out that her boot is now a home for a cuddly new friend.

Author bio:

A +15 years experienced children and young adult dance teacher who is venturing into the world of picture books and digital publishing. With the help of her husband and a very talented graphic artist they both have brought to life the cute and lovable character based on their niece named Tootie Mctoot who is anxious to share her adventures with children around the world. Upcoming projects include a fantasy chapter books and Tootie’s second book "Tootie Mctoot and the Basement Adventure”.