Sunday, February 28, 2016

Great Children's Reads






One of my favorite places in world is our local library. I still remember when I was six-years-old, the summer after first grade, my mom and I walking to the library for my first library card. 

Ironically, now when I'm at the library, it's not for a book. I borrow their DVDs and use their copier and printer. I usually venture over early on a Saturday morning and run into Children's Storytime. Although I don't write for children, I've always been interested in Children's Literature and it's capacity to intrigue, motivate, and teach. I'm thrilled by how enthused, excited, and engaged the little ones are with something as simple as a book.

For writers, parents, grandparents, teachers who are interested in Children's Literature, here are several releases you -- and your little ones -- may enjoy.

Side by Side 


Follow one little mouseling and her search for a best friend to stay by her side in this joyful read-aloud bedtime book -- the perfect celebration of friendship.

Amazon Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Side-Rachel-Bright/dp/0545813263/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452990579&sr=1-8&keywords=Side+by+side

Barnes & Noble Buy Link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/side-by-side-rachel-bright/1120521281?ean=9780545813266

Books-A-Million Buy Link:

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Side/Rachel-Bright/9780545813266?id=6130748650509



The Wonderful Things You Will Be


From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children.

Amazon Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Wonderful-Things-You-Will-Be/dp/0385376715/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452991647&sr=1-1&keywords=the+wonderful+things+you+will+be


Barnes & Noble Buy Link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wonderful-things-you-will-be-emily-martin/1122188061?ean=9780385376716

Books-A-Million Buy Link:

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Wonderful-Things-Will-Be/Emily-Winfield-Martin/9780385376716?id=6130748650509


Thank You and Good Night



During a fun pajama party, three animal friends dance and play, but at last everyone is getting sleepy.


Amazon Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Thank-Good-Night-Patrick-McDonnell/dp/031633801X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454854786&sr=1-1&keywords=patrick+mcdonnell+books

Barnes & Noble Buy Link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thank-you-and-good-night-patrick-mcdonnell/1121169452?ean=9780316338011

Books-A-Million Buy Link:

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Thank-Good-Night/Patrick-McDonnell/9780316338011?id=6130748650509

This is Sadie



Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination...


Amazon Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/This-Sadie-Sara-OLeary/dp/1770495320/ref=sr_1_1?
s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452992050&sr=1-1&keywords=this+is+sadie

Barnes & Noble Buy Link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/this-is-sadie-sara-oleary/1120322438?ean=9781770495326

Books-A-Million Buy Link:

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/This-Sadie/Sara-OLeary/9781770495326?id=6130748650509


Of course, with March 2nd being Dr. Seuss's birthday, I couldn't talk about a Children's book without mentioning an "oldie but goodie," my favorite Dr. Seuss book...



Horton Hears A Who!



Horton the Elephant represents kindness and goodness and from this story comes one of Dr. Seuss's most inspirational quotes, "A person's a person, no matter how small."

Amazon Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Horton-Hears-Who-Dr-Seuss/dp/0394800788/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455841674:sr=1-1&keywords=horton+hears+a+who

Barnes & Nobel Buy Link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/horton-hears-a-who-dr-seuss/1008814545?ean=9780394800783

Books-A-Million Buy Link

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Horton-Hears-Who/Dr-Seuss/9780394800783?id=6130748650509

Have a great week, Everyone!


(children's book photo c/o praewilh @ morgueFile.com)


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Magic Moment...Back on the Road





I'm excited, and delighted, to be doing a Virtual Blog Tour this week courtesy of Bewitching Book Tours. Twelve stops in six days! I've listed the stops below (and will post daily on my Facebook page). 

We'll discuss books, romance, suspense, and the New Jersey Shore. Comment for a chance to win a $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card. The gift card will be raffled off at the end of the tour.

Please join us for the fun!



Monday, February 22nd

Ramblings of a Book Nerd

http://booknerdramblings2015.blogspot.com/

Zenny's Awesome Book Reviews

https://zennysawesomebookreviews.wordpress.com/


Tuesday, February 23rd

Vampyre Lady's Fave Books, Reviews, and Other Loves

https://vampyreladylaura.wordpress.com/

Share My Destiny

http://sharemydestiny.blogspot.com



Wednesday, February 24th

Deal Sharing Aunt

www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com

More Romance Please

www.moreromanceplease.blogspot.com



Thursday, February 25th

Mythical Books

http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/

Inner Goddess

http://www.Innergoddessforum.com



Friday, February 26th

Roxanne's Realm

www.roxannerhoads.com

Apocalystick

https://apocalipstickthebook.wordpress.com/



Monday, February 29th

The Creatively Green Write At Home Mom

www.creativelygreen.blogspot.com

Romantic Fanatic

http://romanticfanaticblog.com/


And, for more information on Bewitching Book Tours, check out the link below,

http://www.bewitchingbooktours.com

Have a great week,Everyone, and I look forward to seeing you on tour!




Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A True Hero!

ADORABLE, BUT FRIGHTENED SLOTH RESCUED FROM SIDE OF HIGHWAY

Officer Aguayo stopped to check on the sloth, which was struggling to cross the road. (Ecuador Transit Commission) 



http://6abc.com/pets/adorable-but-frightened-sloth-rescued-from-side-of-highway/1172974/


I've been sharing this story all over...This officer symbolizes kindness, compassion, and what being "human" is all about. A true hero!

Have a good week, Everyone!





(photos/story c/o 6abc.com and Ecuador Highway Commission)