Wednesday, August 27, 2014

'Sana, Sana' por Indi Avila


Words are magic. With them you can communicate, create closeness, express affection, anger, sadness ...even heal. By reading to our children, we introduce them to the magic and power of words.

In "Sana, Sana", Indi Avila recalls the old formula used in every corner of the Spanish-speaking world to cure children's boo-boos. There are endless variations of the rhyme, but only the true, traditional one can provide a cure.

With endearing illustrations by Kristine March, parents will evoke their own childhood memories while creating new memories with their children.

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About the author:

Indi Avila grew up in a Spanish speaking home in Miami, FL. Her Cuban family wished fervently that she be brought up knowing the language and traditions of their homeland. She graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a BA in French. She then earned a Masters in Education at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Harvard. Since 1998 Indi has taught languages to children and adults. She lives in Southern California with her daughter, whose boo-boos she has made all better by using the traditional "sana, sana colita de rana" rhyme. Indi's enthusiasm, creativity and love for languages inspire her to share language and culture through teaching and storytelling.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

'Made By Raffi' by Craig Pomranz, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain


Inspired by true-life incident, my children's book Made By Raffi is newly released this summer. It's the story of a little boy who doesn't care for sports but likes to knit and sew -- at first he is teased for his hobby, but in the end he becomes a hero to his class. The book is being published in five languages and distributed in eight countries so far by UK publishers Frances Lincoln under their diversity imprint, Janetta Otter-Barry Books. Award-winning artist Margaret Chamberlain is the illustrator.

I wrote the book to support young boys and girls who are perceived as "different" because of their appearance or hobbies. It is a funny colorful book with a serious message and will interest those who care about promoting diversity and embracing our differences, as well as all children seeking to fit in.

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About the author:

Craig Pomranz is an internationally known singer/song-stylist, actor... and now author! Made By Raffi is his first children’s book with illustrations by award-winning artist Margaret Chamberlain. Craig received New York’s MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2012, and songwriters Amanda McBroom (composer of “The Rose,” Bette Midler’s Golden Globe award winning song) and Michele Brourman (The Land Before Time) have written a song, specifically for the book called "Different." Originally from St. Louis, Craig lives in New York City and travels the world performing in nightclubs and theatres. His popular CDs “More Than A Seasonal Thing” and “My Heart Don’t Skip A Beat” can be heard on radio stations around the world and are available on iTunes and his website


Twitter: @MadeByRaffi

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FREE 8/14-8/16 'Deeter the Dog Who Didn't Listen' by Bobby Hutchinson


A Fun Story for Kids, A Great Children's Bedtime Story And Perfect For Young Readers.

What can you do with a dog who doesn't listen? Deeter's family are at their wit's end. He doesn't mean to get into mischief, but he does--big time!! He's a funny, sweet, smart dog--so why doesn't he pay attention?

Read Deeter with your kid's and grandkids. Laugh out loud at his antics. Enjoy the colorful illustrations.


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.

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