Saturday, November 15, 2014

'Why Do We Call It Christmas?' DVD Giveaway

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Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday? More than you'd think! ?Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Contains the following topics:
-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

Official Website: Click here!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'A Month of Bedtime Stories' by Neil Roy McFarlane



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A cow that eats bananas and lives in the trees! Bees that pilot submarines through uncharted puddles! An elevator that descends to the centre of the Earth! Cowardly dinosaurs! Alien Dogs! Vertiginous squirrels! Time-traveling slugs! Disco-dancing horses!

They’re all here in this collection of weird and wonderful bedtime stories, a month’s worth of fantastic tales to guarantee any child thirty-one dream-filled nights.

Read an excerpt:
From “The Submarine Full of Bees” 
You went up to the hole and you put in your hand, feeling around for the honey. 
“I say!” said a voice. “You there. The human child with the funny nose. What are you up to?” 
You looked up and there, hovering right in front of your funny nose, was the Queen Bee, complete with a crown and sceptre. 
“Are you trying to steal my honey, what?” she asked in a posh voice. 
“Oh no, not at all,” you spluttered, quickly taking your hand out of the hole. 
“I’m the Queen, don’t cha know, so please address me as ‘Your Highness’.” 
“Sorry, Your Highness. I wasn’t trying to steal your honey at all.” 
“So, what were you doing with your hand up my hive hole?” asked the Queen suspiciously. 
“Oh. That … I was, erm, I was just, erm …” But you didn’t know what to say. 
“Never mind,” said the Queen. “I’ve got a job for you, don’t cha know. Can you steer a submarine?”

Read rave reviews!
"Written with a great love of vocabulary, with a musical style [...] this book is not a month of bedtime stories, but a lifetime of them." - Carole P. Roman, Kirkus Best of 2012 Award-winning Author 
"Neil Roy McFarlane likely has as fine a sense of humor as anyone writing today… Looney, wacky, imaginative and borderline crazy tales that McFarlane pens with absolute abandon." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Amazon Top 100 Reviewer / Vine Voice 
"I keep trying to get Mama to read more than one at night time - there are enough for a whole month but I don't want to take that long to read them all!" - Raif (Age 5) San Francisco Book Review
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About the author:

Neil Roy McFarlane lives and works in Devon, UK. He knew he wanted to be a writer at the age of eight and after being many other things in the intervening years (an EFL teacher, a care assistant, an assistant editor, a film subtitler, a garbage collector, a postman…) he has now returned to his original dream. He writes in a variety of genres, including radio drama, screenplays, children's and adult fiction. He recently returned to university as a mature student to gain an MA in English.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Win the 'Let's Learn Colors' DVD from Nickelodeon

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This DVD giveaway is sponsored by Taking Time For Mommy. Andi's Kids Books is not responsible for any problems nor delivery of prizes.

LetslearncolorsCalling all colors! From painting and drawing to mixing colors, kids will discover the art of color identification with these six Nick Jr. play dates! They'll jump into coloring books with Dora and the Wonder Pets, they'll learn color mixing with the Bubble Guppies and Blue, and they'll search for colorful shape pieces with Team Umizoomi!

This DVD contains six Color Themed episodes (really five full episodes) from different shows on Nick Jr. Amazon doesn't always do a good job on their DVD episode listings so here are the episodes that are included on this DVD:

1. Bubble Guppies - The Crayon Prix! (full episode)
2. Dora the Explorer - Quack! Quack! (full episode)
3. Team Umizoomi - Kite Festival (full episode)
4. Blue's Clues - Colors Everywhere! (full episode)
5. The Wonder Pets! - Save the Moose in the Caboose! (11 minute episode)
6. The Wonder Pets! - Save the Flamingo! (11 minute episode)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FREE 11/3-11/7 'Griff's Goats' by Jenny Griffin



Blurb:

Come on a delightful journey to Griff's farm, and discover the trials and tribulations Griff endures while caring for her energetic flock of delinquent goats. Written in rhyming verse with pop-up text for easy reading and more interactivity -- simply double-tap the text in the pictures for extended popup text to gain an insight from the goat’s perspective -- this fun romp on the farm will entertain readers of all ages; the vivid full-color illustrations will appeal to young readers too.


Author Bio:

Jenny Griffin lives in a rural coastal village with her menagerie of rescued animals, which over the years have included: dogs, cats, horses, goats, pot-belly pigs, parrots, rabbits and even some rats. She has a diploma in Nature Conservation, a BSc Honors degree in Zoology (Marine Biology) and a Certificate in Freelance Journalism, and has worked as a field biologist, environmental educator and freelance writer. Jenny has also run her own pet shop and dog grooming service, and to fund the rescued animals in her care, she operated a mobile petting zoo offering hands-on educational visits to schools for an interactive experience with farm and domestic animals, and an educational entertainment alternative for children's parties and events. Jenny is now a full-time freelance writer and environmental communication consultant; but her passion lies in writing engaging children's books that focus on environmental education and animal welfare issues.

Find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZippityZoo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Mary-Ellen O'Keefe's Word-Speaking Diet' by Tom Neely


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"Mary-Ellen O'Keefe's Word-Speaking Diet" is the story of a normally talkative little girls struggle to overcome her shyness at school. At home she is chatty, but at school, she goes on an unusual "Word-Speaking Diet"! 



This 36-page Rhyming Picture book will delight parents and children alike!

Take a peek inside:


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The story is based on my own daughter's preschool experience. I wrote the story when she was 5 and it helped her come out of her shell, let the world hear her voice, and finally end her "Word-Speaking Diet"!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

'My God Is Awesome!' by Kyla and Monique McKenzie


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Kyla McKenzie, age 5, is the coauthor along with her mother, Monique McKenzie, of the newly released children's picture book, My God is Awesome! The great work illustrates the wondrous creations of God through the eyes of five-year-old Kyla. Through breathtaking watercolor hand-paintings by world-renowned illustrator Dr. Jan Spivey Gilchrist and emotive text authored by the mother-daughter team, children and adults are reminded that God’s awesomeness should be appreciated and respected in life’s most simple pleasures.

This work is important because:
  • The book was showcased at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV this past June.
  • Kyla is one of the youngest published authors on record.
  • The book is inspirational for children and adults.
  • We were intentional in selecting children of all nationalities and backgrounds as models.
  • The artwork by Hall-of-Famer Jan Spivey Gilchrist is awesome!
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About Kyla McKenzie - Author

Kyla McKenzie, a five-year-old first time author, is on a mission to spread the word about the awesomeness of God. Toward this end, the pre-kindergartener convinced her mom that authoring a children’s picture book would be the best way to reach this goal. Despite her youth, Kyla was actively involved in every aspect of the creation and production of this wonderful work. Expect more books from this spirited writer.

About Monique McKenzie - Author

Monique McKenzie is an award-winning journalist, who has written and contributed to numerous nonfiction works, including a long list of articles for Black Enterprise, Essence, Heart & Soul, School Library Journal, The Network Journal, Uptown Professional and a host of other publications. Though most known for her health book, It’s a Sistah Thing: A Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Fibroids for Black Women, being a supportive mom to her three beautiful children is her greatest joy. Kyla’s brothers Tyler (age 10) and Myles (age 8) are their little sister’s biggest supporters. Thus, My God is Awesome! is Monique’s most rewarding project yet!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

'Trotters of Tweeville: Zavis DaMavis' by Shirin Zarqa-Lederman


Blurb:

Zavis DaMavis is a happy young boy and a proud resident of a whimsical town called Tweeville. He’s off to school one morning when his mom—a very wise woman—gives him an important reminder. But what does it mean to treat others the way you’d like to be treated?

While Zavis ponders his mother’s advice as he walks to school, he’s distracted by an elderly man who needs a hand getting across the street. When he’s done helping, he finds that he’s forgotten what she said. Zavis must remember his mother’s words if he’s ever going to understand what they mean. But how can he think when he’s so busy being kind to his friends?


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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.’"