Thursday, February 25, 2016

'The Old Library Cafe' by Veronica R. Tabares

Granddaddy and Grandmommy buy an old library and convert it into a bakery. But to run a bakery, you have to know how to bake. So while Granddaddy brushes up on his baking skills, Grandmommy tinkers in the basement and invents a machine that creates baked goods like no other in the world.

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About the author:

Veronica Tabares lives in Seattle with her family, who are all just enough short of perfection to make life interesting. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, an MLIS, and a BA in Anthropology.

Veronica worked for years as a librarian and truly believes that knowledge is delicious.

Monday, February 15, 2016

'Sock Monkeys Don't Bully and Neither Should You!' by Cindi Walton

At Sock Monkey Nation the sock monkeys are all about kindness and "being the kind of friend that you would like to have!" The material covered in "Sock Monkeys don't bully and neither should you," can be easily understood and implemented by those as young as 4 years of age up through 4th grade This book with it's full color sock monkey pictures addresses issues such as "what does a bully look like?" What actions make you a bully? What are mean and hurtful words and what to do about a bully? The delightful sock monkeys in the book discuss bullying at school, on the playground and even at home with emphasis on physical and verbal bullying. At the end of the book there is a "bully test" for the child to take to review what has been discussed along with a "Friendship pledge" to recite. This book stands on it's own or can be used as part of the "Sock Monkey Nation" anti- bullying campaign/presentation that will be used in a local library setting where it will demonstrate that kindness produces kindness, add that to teaching the value of friendship and children can see that there is no place for bullies!

About the Author: 

All Book Sales fund my kindness/anti-bullying program Please visit! 

Cindi Walton is a native Northern Michigan resident and the wife of Michael, mother of two grown daughters, Candi and Kristy, Nana to William and Kaleigh Jean and the doggy mom of Maxwell House, her standard poodle. Cindi believes that childhood should be a time of magic and wonder. She Has written several children's books and is the founder of Sock Monkey Nation, A kindness and anti-bullying campaign built around the gentleness of the sock monkey toy.