Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Artt of Early Learning Series is FREE May 24-26




When it comes to babies, D. A. Batrowny has a simple philosophy, 

Relax and Read a children’s book!

As the mind behind the children’s character Smart Artt and the Artt of Early learning series of children’s books, she has devoted her life to sharing the secrets about how parents can build the foundation their child will need for the future success… right from birth.

Her extensive background includes over 25 years working with children and families as a nurse home visitor, longitudinal research interviewer, children’s nonprofit Program Director, writer and Coordinator of the nurse home visiting component of a countywide school readiness program.

She has bundled all of that experience into one fun children’s series that will help you lay the foundation for your child’s future!

Currently families in the U.S, Serbia, Algeria, Panama, Brazil, Columbia, Nicaragua, Canada, and the UK are enjoying Smart Artt’s adventures!

Go to SmartArtt.com to learn more!


Even better, the series is free May 24-26. Find it on Amazon.
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Welcome Smart Artt

This book is designed to promote pre-literacy skills, growth and development, and fun!

Welcome Smart Artt is the first book in a series of children's books that teach parents about growth and development for children ages birth to three.

This series provides information that every parent and caregiver should know, in the short amount of time that it takes to enjoy a fun children's story!

Welcome Smart Artt and The Artt of Early Learning Series make excellent baby shower gifts, yet older children love the stories too!

Meet Smart Artt. He is loved by all! Since the moment Smart Artt was born, he's always doing something that makes him even smarter. Unfortunately, his ideas often cause a bit of mischief! He will make you smile. He will make you laugh. He will find a place in your heart.


A Fish Named Bart


A Fish Named Bart is book two in The Artt of Early Learning Series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to read a fun children's story. Smart Artt is at it again! After hearing Grandpa read a bedtime story, Bart the fish has a wish. Smart Artt uses his advanced skills to help Bart get his wish, while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 8 month old children.


The Lemon Tart


The Lemon Tart is book three in The Artt of Early Learning Series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to read a fun children's story. Smart Artt is at it again! It is his first day at nursery school! Smart Artt uses his advanced skills to help the other children while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 13 month old children.


Don't Touch That Dart!


Don't Touch That Dart is book four in The Artt of Early Learning Series. This series provides information about developmental milestones for parents, and the information is conveyed in the time that it takes to read a fun children's story. Smart Artt is at it again! He is starting to get into everything and Momma wants to keep him safe. Will that be possible when Aunt Kaye comes to visit? Smart Artt tries to help while creating a little bit of mischief along the way! Smart Artt is entertaining for all ages and includes age related developmental milestones for 18 month old children.


The Broken Cart


Smart Artt is going to the circus. He loves to point to the animals in his circus book when Poppa reads to him, but today he will be able to point to the REAL circus animals. If you know Smart Artt, things don't always go as intended, but don't worry Smart Artt has a plan. Will it work or will things get a little bit out of hand? You will find out when you read this book, the fifth book in the Artt of Early Learning Series of children's books that were written to promote growth and development by informing parents about the importance of developmental milestones, in the time it takes to enjoy a fun children's story. This series is written for children from birth on up. Expecting parents can also benefit from the information in this series. The books are also written with simple words that your child will love to read over and over again as they continue to grow. Someday they may even share the stories of Smart Artt with their own children as they themselves learn the importance of early learning that can help every child.
Kids love Smart Artt and you will too!


Connect with D.A. Batrowny online:


Twitter -https://twitter.com/SmartArtt
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Monday, May 23, 2016

The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Loewen Book Sale!



The Last Day of Kindergarten



A little girl is sad that kindergarten is coming to an end. She wishes it were the first day again, when everything was exciting and new and there was such a fun year ahead. But then she realizes that graduating is exciting, too, and maybe first grade won’t be so bad, after all! 


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Special Sale Price through June 5th!


About Nancy Loewen


Nancy Loewen has published nearly 130 books for kids. She is a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and divides her time between the Twin Cities and her small hometown of Mountain Lake in southern Minnesota. Visit her online: www.nancyloewen.com.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Boy Named Ash: Ash Finds a Girlfriend by Ian Justice Illustrated by Alex Bjelica



The Boy Named Ash: Ash Finds a Girlfriend


A sizzling kid adventure book you will not be able to put down!

"The Boy Named Ash: Ash Gets a Girlfriend" is a kid adventure book that brings you into the world of Ash, a young confident boy from Duffield, VA with a wild imagination which usually puts him and his friends in a sticky situation.

Ash leads his friends and his dog named Pugsly on adventures around their town as his wild imagination puts them all into all sorts of sticky situations over and over again.

In their first adventure, Ash embarks on a quest to find a girlfriend.

Read this book to read about the adventure of Ash, his wild world of imagination and if he will eventually get the girlfriend of his dream.



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About Ian Justice


Ian Justice may be 9 years old but that hasn’t stopped him from channeling his creativity into written form. From Virginia himself, Ian will soon be publishing his first book in a series. His love of writing was sparked by watching his father write a book and it wasn’t long before he put his own pen to paper.

Initially mimicking his father’s story and using his own friends as the main characters, Ian then hit the drawing board and created his character, Ash. Ian has drawn from his own environment and experiences with his writing and lets his imagination run free in order to develop his stories. Like Ian, Ash grew up in a small town and is in the 4th Grade. Both Ian and his character also own a Pug named Pugsly.

While Ian still attends school he is now dedicated to writing, in addition to enjoying computer games like Minecraft, Agario and Steam. His love of self-expression through story writing will be the motivator of the next books in the series as we follow Ash’s adventures as well as his newest story that follows 2 aliens, Toby and Tim on a Mission around the Galaxy!

Find him online:

Website www.readaboutash.com

Monday, May 16, 2016

Buy Usborne Books to Inspire Learning and Reading



Usborne Books have a long tradition of bringing quality reading and education to children. Enjoy picture books, look up new information in reference books, play with sticker books and more.

Usborne Books are often found in libraries and in schools, but you can also get your own collection for in the home. It's easy!

Visit the Usborne Consultant Site run by Lebon & Alexia Thornton by clicking here to shop the catalogs. You can even contact them for more information about any titles, about having a fundraiser, or even hosting a show in your own home.



Friday, May 13, 2016

Traits Alive! Famous Creature Similes Expanded by Ken Bolden



Traits Alive!


Traits Alive! is a non-fiction picture book with a beautiful illustration of each animal, fish, reptile, or bird featured in the simile. A brief description of the creature, and/or relevant information about the simile, accompanies each illustration. An enjoyable book for parents to read to small children, or for kids ascending out of beginner level to read on their own. Teachers will find Traits Alive! is a handy tool in the language arts classroom whenever figures of speech are the topic of instruction.

A brief excerpt:
Elephants remember friends and places they haven't seen for many years. To be a good speller, you need a memory like an elephant.





About Ken Bolden

Ken Bolden grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and earned a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his graduate studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, receiving an MA in Communications. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature in West Redding, CT. Following grad school, Ken worked in the field of communications for twenty-four years for media companies such as CBN, International Family Entertainment, Fox and Disney. He has published articles, poems and books. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lani the Blind Kitten by Sabat Beatto


Lani the Blind Kitten


Lani is a delightful children's story about a brave little kitten, filled with curiosity who doesn't let anything stop him. Follow Lani The Blind Kitten on an unexpected adventure where he makes new friends and overcomes his fears.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Bernardo, Illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher


Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs


Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs is a lyrical picture book with a powerful message: love lasts forever. This book reassures children that we are always connected to the ones we love. Great, soothing bedtime read - and also perfect for comforting kids experiencing loss or separation anxiety. Kids will love the poetic text and searching for hearts and kisses in the charming illustrations.


Lyrical examples from the book:
"No matter how far apart we are, I will always find ways to tell you I love you..." 

"Hugs by moon, kisses by sun,  
I'll always love you, little on."



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Left: Courtenay Fletcher, Illustrator and
Right: Susan Schaefer Bernardo, Author

About Susan S. Bernando

Author Susan Schaefer Bernardo is a published poet who has a book on the International Space Station (The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, co-written with LeVar Burton)! She believes in the healing power of creativity and nature, and frequently enjoys both with her two sons and a scruffy terrier named Poppy.

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