Friday, August 23, 2013

'Deeter: The Dog Who Didn't Listen' by Bobby Hutchinson


What can you do with a dog who just won't listen?

Deeter Is loveable and smart--but he doesn't pay any attention to the rules.

A Short Story for Kids, A Great Children's Bedtime Story And Perfect For Young Readers. Kid's and grownups too will love how Deeter The Mischievous Dog learns a difficult lesson.

There are funny and colorful illustrations on almost every page.

Available on Amazon

Author Bio

Deeter, The Dog Who Didn’t Listen is Bobby’s first (but not last) kid’s book.

It was written with the input of her grandkids who’s beloved dog, Deeter, had recently died.

Bobby and her grandkids live in a little coal-mining town in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. They all love walking, telling stories, and trying to train their two pet rabbits to use a litter box.

Bobby is a writer of romance and memoir. Her books are available on Amazon, Kobo, I Tunes, etc.

Her latest romance is Patient Care.

She loves to hear from readers, and she’s ecstatic when they leave reviews.

Contact links:

Come and visit. Stay awhile!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

'In the Sky' by Rachelle Nones

Book Blurb 

Children love to gaze at the sky to watch the clouds float by. They are naturally curious about clouds and enjoying learning about different clouds types so they can predict the weather. In the Sky is not a textbook but it does teach children about the various types of clouds in a unique, fun manner. 


Mini cloud stories describe different types of clouds in an informative, amusing, unique style.

• Features beautiful, timeless illustrations 
• Ideal enrichment material for children learning about the weather. 
• Includes fun facts about clouds and a resource page with live "hot" links to useful cloud-related resources. 

Encourages children to read while building their vocabulary. 

Reads best on regular Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite.

Each page will fit your entire Kindle screen much better than you see in the preview. 

Here is a sneak peek:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

'Dracoloristic (Fantasy art book)' by Ida Helena Jokela

Dracoloristic features alphabetical colors from A to Z, colorful dragons and characters. The idea for this book came from a two-year-old´s fascination for dragons. It developed into an illustrated poem book with heartful meanings, positive and funny thoughts, sometimes a little melancholic and moody feelings - depending on the nature of the color.

This book could make girls enjoy dragons as much as boys and give inspiration to painting and trying out different color schemes. The illustrations in this book are made mainly with water soluble wax pastels.

Check out this gorgeous page from the book:

Available on Amazon
And at Amazon UK
  Connect with author and artist Ida Helena Jokela


Thursday, August 15, 2013

'Sand Cat (Amazing Creature Series)' by Tanya Turner


Did you know that there is a cat that lives in the desert? Yes, there is one and it is called a sand cat. A sand cat is not like the tabby cats or the domesticated cats you may have in your house.

A sand cat is a beautiful creature that lives in the wild. Learn more about the amazing characteristics of the sand cat that helps it survive in the harsh weather condition of the desert and its unique animal behavior.

''Sand Cat: Do Your Kids Know This Animal? Amazing Creature Series '' is a wonderfully written book with cute sand cat pictures for your kids to discover more about this magnificent creature that lives in the desert.

Have a copy of this book now and enjoy learning about the sand cats!

 Available on Amazon

About the author:

Tanya is a mother of 2 kids, and she likes to write and create fun reading materials for her own kids. While she was creating these materials, she found out there should be more kids reading these content to have fun with. Tanya likes to write or create content especially kids under 10 years old, because her kids are aging 6 and 2.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

'Me Love You' by Hagar & Anat Sal-Man with bonus material!

Check out this book, created by a mother and her children as a way of learning about feelings.

This book is an introduction to the child’s inner world of feelings and emotions, between the age of 2-5. Feelings we all had since the day we were born
●This book is written in rhymes

●The feelings are represented by different colors

●It makes it easier for the parents to talk to their children about feelings ●Feelings of happiness, anger, fear and sadness.

Me-Me is loveable and cute ~ something that makes the child feel connected to him and love him.

Children at those ages are unable to make the connection between feelings, sensations and words. They mostly express themselves through behavior. They do not have the language skills to describe exactly what they are feeling when something goes wrong or if they not receive what they desire.

They express themselves by using:
●Body language.

●Tone of voice.

●Choice of words.

●Facial expressions.

Even though each child is unique in his own way, they all have one thing in common:

All children need their parents' support and understanding. The way the parents react at this stage is crucial.

My intention in this book is to encourage talking and explaining to your child about feelings.

This will enable child to have:
●Positive attitude.

●Self confidence.

●Effective communication skills.

Available on Amazon

~~Free audiobook and video book with purchase~~

I am a family consultant with 20 years experience. Over the years I have met and helped thousands of families.

This book is the first in the “Positive Parenting Happy Kids” collection.

It is very enjoyable for everyone, so simply click on the Amazon icon to access the page and click on the yellow “buy now” button. You can access the free audio book Me Love You version as well.

Friday, August 9, 2013

'The Adventured Star' by Pamela T. Chandler

Join the adventure to discover the United Arab Emirates through the eyes of Najma, a confident travelling star. She is fascinated by her surroundings, learning as much as she can about the climate, language and culture. It doesn’t take long for Najma to become the beloved star of the Middle East.


It was hotter in the Middle East. It was so much hotter than Najma had imagined. She was used to shining on cool nights, where she could feel the soft breeze of the trees. (p.9)

Book links

Author bio:
Pamela T. Chandler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Education. She is a primary school grade coordinator and has been an educator for more than 13 years. Originally from Boston, MA (USA), she now resides in the United Arab Emirates with her husband and daughter. This is her first children’s book.

'Tigers Picture Book For Kids - Fun Facts And Pictures About Tigers' by Torben Hanson (FREE 8/9)


Children's author Torben Hanson presents: "Tigers Picture Book For Kids - Fun Facts And Pictures About Tigers". This educational children's book uses stunning colorful photographs & carefully chosen words to teach children about tigers

Jam packed with fun facts, this carefully worded book will keep your child stimulated and learning, from start to finish.

Children will learn about the complete life cycle of tigers, and be given a well rounded understanding of these fascinating creatures: their anatomy, life cycle, and habits.

It was a pleasure to write this book, and even more enjoyable to see children reading & learning so much from it.

Note: This book is suitable for children 7 years and older (or parents may want to read this book with their children).

SPECIAL PRICING: This book is exclusive to the Amazon store and currently set at a low promotional price. (It's FREE on 8/9!)

*** Your child will love this book - I guarantee it! ***

Book links

**My thoughts**

I went ahead and downloaded this book, because it was free today. I love the pictures and the information that is provided within it. I didn't know so much about tigers! I would love to see this book in print, with just some minor edits. I think the kids in my class would eat it up. They love animals, so would adore the pictures. I can also see them absorbing all of the information, and constantly sharing it. It's worth a look!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

'Twinkle: The Real Story of the Tooth Fairy' by John Moher


Twinkle, the Real story of the Tooth Fairy is an instant classic for children around the world. Everyone loses their teeth, and the Tooth Fairy has been around for a long time. It is exciting and an adventure to find out just where all of those teeth end up, and even more exciting to see if you can find yours! 

Available at Publisher's Podium


Saturday, August 3, 2013

'Worry Wart' by Lisa Kildahl

Book Description:

Chloe Lore is a worrywart. She is a sweet young girl, but she worries about everything, even things out of her control. Chloe is anxious all the time until she realizes that she doesn’t have to worry anymore. Get to know the world of Chloe, her family, and friends as you learn about being able to take control of your own life.

**My thoughts**

Many children are going to be able to relate to Chloe, who has a tendency to worry about all kinds of things. She worries about her friends, her dog, getting hurt, and so much more that is out of her control. These are all typical fears and worries of young children. But Chloe worries so much that she ends up growing a "worry wart" on the end of her nose! Some children will laugh at this. Others, who are extremely anxious, may worry that they are also going to have a growth on their face! They will need to be reassured that this is just a story.

Chloe suddenly realizes that she doesn't need to be so worried all of the time. Her wart disappears and she is very happy again! It's exciting that she isn't worried anymore, but there is a big jump from her being anxious to suddenly deciding she doesn't need to be anymore. There are no words of wisdom from anyone, just a picture of her and her mother smiling in the mirror as they look at her clear face. It feels like there should have at least been a comment from someone or somewhere that told her she didn't need to worry, instead of her simply deciding it on her own. Young children usually need some guidance to come to that kind of realization, especially if they are anxious.

An explanation is present after Chloe celebrates being worry-free. The line about us being the potters and shaping the clay of our lives is a great metaphor for life, but will have to be explained to children, because it is abstract. A lot of discussions can be had with children, either on an individual basis, or even in small group settings, following a reading of this book.

Children may enjoy the rhyming text of the book and the illustrations that are reminiscent of those classic holiday claymation specials. It's definitely not the most familiar style of modern illustrating, but is nice to have something a little different!

Book links
Also available from Parables and Books

I received a complimentary ecopy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review was originally published on

'I Love to Sleep in My Own Bed' by Shelley Admont

Book description:

This fun children's picture book follows the story of cute little bunny, Jimmy.
He lives with his family in a small, nice house in the forest.

The problem is that Jimmy doesn’t want to sleep in his own bed. 
Every night he sneaks quietly into his parents’ room and falls asleep in their bed. 
Until one night something unexpected happened …. Are you curious? 
Well, you'll just have to read the book to find out what happened.

This is the first book in the collection of short bedtime stories for children. 
This story may be ideal for reading to your kids at bedtime and enjoyable for the whole family as well! 

Get it on Amazon

My name is Shelley Admont. I am a kids' book writer and a mom of three young, adorable children, who provide the inspiration for my books.
The day my first child was born, my life changed and I became a little girl again. I have a lot of fun creating stories that entertain my young readers and hopefully teach them important life lessons in a fun and easy manner.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Check out author Dianne Branch

In 2008, DB Children’s Books author Dianne Branch wanted to find a children’s book to help guide her daughter Sydney through the process of becoming a big sister. She wanted a book that Sydney could see herself in, but had trouble finding stories with characters that looked like her child.
So she decided to write the book herself for her daughter, and in August of 2011, brought Sydney and Logan’s story to the world by self-publishing Sydney Becomes a Big Sister. In fall of 2011, she added Logan’s Caterpillar to the list of DB Children’s Books’ titles.
Guided almost entirely by her children’s real voices and experiences, her books bring an enjoyable authenticity to young readers that is easy to relate to and understand. Several additional titles will be released in the near future.
Dianne, her two children, and her husband reside in Maryland. 
Check out her four picture books below! Click on a cover to purchase on Amazon.

Sydney and Logan are ready for summer. They have so much to do in so little time. Read and enjoy summer with them.

Sydney and Logan must learn how to share, get along, and take turns with each other. They face challenges like most siblings, but find out how they work them out.

Becoming a big sister is a very special experience for children. Helping the big sister adjust in her new role is important. Sydney is ready to step in this role and invites you to read about it.

Logan is so excited when he finds a new friend in his own backyard. He later discovers that this new friend has changed into something new. Read and learn what it is.

Find out more about author Dianne Branch and her two kids who inspired this highly rated series of books and apps: