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Monday, July 15, 2019

Wonder Walk by Ilham Alam




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Children’s Picture Books
Publisher: Iguana Books
Date Published: April 16, 2019


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Get out there with the curious Johnny and his patient Mommy, in this colourful, rhyming book, celebrating all the wonders of the everyday world. 







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About the Author

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Ilham (the "H" is the same "H" as in hat) lives in Toronto, Canada, with her family that includes a very lazy cat. Toronto is called a "city within a park" for good reason, due to all its public parks and greenery in every neighbourhood, from which Ilham drew inspiration for this book while out for her own wonder walks with her kids. 







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Monday, July 8, 2019

The Adventures of Samba Rat and Friends by Steven and Mary Munsie


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Children's Fantasy
Published: November 2018
Publisher: Page Publishing


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The Adventures of Samba Rat and Friends in Sherman the Last Dragon



Four woodland friends, Samba Rat, Peter Porcupine, Squirrely, a scout camp mascot and Cindy, a ladybug, returning home from a Spring picnic, are caught in a storm and discover a large mysterious egg hidden in an ancient tree.  When it hatches into a baby dragon, the four friends are set upon an adventure to find the little creature a home.



The four friends are joined by Kitty Joy, a young master scout, who first tracks them, then joins them on their adventure to find a mysterious sanctuary and save Sherman, the Last Dragon.



Praise for The Adventures of Samba Rat & Friends In Sherman the Last Dragon:

"I really enjoyed reading The Adventures of Samba Rat and Friends in Sherman the Last Dragon by Steven and Mary Munsie. The book is well written and very descriptive. I really liked how the plot combined many different myths in a way that makes sense. The story is intriguing and filled with action and adventure. The characters are all very likeable, and young readers will want them to succeed in their quest. They are also unique and well developed. The story is fast paced and exciting. I was hooked by the first page and I never wanted to put the book down. The story contains many adorable, colorful illustrations readers will love. I would definitely recommend this book to all children." - Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars



"This is a charming piece of fiction which touches on many important themes for the characters involved. Co-authors Steven Munsie and Mary Munsie write in a highly descriptive and wordy style, so I’d say this read is more suitable for advanced readers aged eight and above, or as a read-along by an adult for younger children to fully get the best from the tale. The characters’ dialogue is lively and fun, and important issues like the value of teamwork come through as strong morals, but taught through exciting action sequences. I liked that each character of the core group had their own moment to shine where their individual skills were appreciated to solve the problems on the quest. The book really celebrates diversity and making new friends who are very different to oneself. Overall, The Adventures of Samba Rat and Friends in Sherman the Last Dragon is a delightful moral fable which I would recommend to young readers." - K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite - 5 Stars



"In Steven Munsie and Mary Munsie’s epic fantasy novel for children and preteens, a happy group of forest friends is suddenly transformed into adventurers of the first order as they risk all to ensure the safety of the last dragonling. And, as with all epic and quest adventures, the participants are faced with all manner of challenges, dangers and outright terrifying situations. I loved watching as these four epic heroes worked together to reach their goal, each exploiting their own particular gifts to make the team’s efforts succeed. The addition of Kitty Joy, “the youngest knight scout in the entire history of scouting,” to the quest adds marvelous human dimension to the story. The Munsies’ characters are credible and infinitely fun to read about, and their plot is both sound and exciting. Mary Munsie’s watercolor and ink and wash illustrations bring the quest participants and their quest to life in magnificent fashion. Epic fantasy fans of all ages should consider giving this imaginative tale a chance. The Adventures of Samba Rat and Friends in Sherman the Last Dragon is most highly recommended." - Jack Magnus for Readers's Favorite - 5 Stars


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About the Author

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Steven Munsie developed his storytelling abilities as a pantomime artist in Hollywood, teaching pantomime and theater in the Los Angeles school system’s program for gifted students, and with Mary created a young people’s acting company, The Young Shakespearian Repertory Ensemble, at the Shakespeare Society of America’s Globe Playhouse, West Hollywood, presenting productions of Midsummer Night’s Dream, MacBeth, As You Like It, the Tempest and Comedy of Errors.



Proceeds from our books go to Enhance Worldwide, a non-profit working in Ethiopia to “educate girls and change the world.”



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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

THAT’LL DO PIPPIN! by Anne Kaufmann


THAT'LL DO PIPPIN! by Anne Kaufmann


Title: THAT’LL DO PIPPIN!

Author: Anne Kaufmann

Publisher: Brownridge Publishing

Pages: 68

Genre: Children’s Picture Book




Pippin and Nigel are two charming puppy brothers who live on a
wonderful farm. They are best buddies and do everything together. They
are full of mischief, energy and fun! Pippin is the smaller puppy who
wants with all his heart to be like his brother Nigel. Nigel is brave.
Nigel is strong. Nigel is smart. One day, the puppies escape from their
yard into the woods where they experience many adventures. Nigel is
always there to help and protect Pippin. Then Pippin solves a dangerous
problem all by himself and learns that it is okay just to be Pippin.



This story teaches young children the importance of believing in
themselves and that they each have their own wonderful gifts and
abilities.





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My review:

This is a cute Children's book written by Anne Kaufmann. It is about dogs. Who doesn't love dog's? I do I have 2. When the book first begins 5 of 7 Boarder Collie puppies leave the liter for new homes. Nigel and Pippin remain. This is Pippin's story. Nigel and Pippin are brothers and best friends and they are opposites. Nigel is loud and rambunctious while Pippin is meek and quiet.  Pippin wants to be just like Nigel. The main idea of the story to me is finding your hidden courage. When Nigel gets in trouble with a large ram Pippin saves the day.

This is an amazing feel good story and the kids loved it. The pictures in the book which there are a lot of them are all done in watercolor. They are adorable pictures. We all enjoyed the book and can't wait to see what adventures Pippin and Nigel get into next.






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Pippin had a
wish. He wanted to be like Nigel. Nigel was brave. Nigel was strong. Nigel was
smart. Everyone admired Nigel.


































 










Anne Kaufmann is both the illustrator and author of the Pippin and Nigel
adventure series for young children. She is the also the author of
“Glenn Gould: Sketches of Solitude.” Anne is a former teacher librarian.
She studied English Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University and the
University of Toronto. Her passions include music, books, animals and
creating nature journals. She has shared her life with dogs, horses,
cats and birds.A nature lover, she spends many hours exploring the
forests north of her home and walking her dogs, Indy, Maya and Pippin.
She loves spending time with her horse, Aria. Some of her favourite
childhood memories include summers at her cottage on Lake Simcoe,
settling back on the family couch reading while listening to her dad’s
weekly String Quartet group, playing with her dogs and wishing for a
horse. She is currently working on the third book of the Pippin and
Nigel Adventure series and  a historical fiction novel on the great
Canadian horse and Kentucky Derby winner, Northern Dancer. She lives in
Ontario, Canada.







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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Adventures with Annabelle and Maisie by Julie Wenzlick




The
Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug
by
Julie Wenzlick
Genre:
Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When pre-schooler
Annabelle awakens one morning, she has a strange urge to start
doodling.
She calls for paper
and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop—even for
meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a
doodlebug bite on her neck.
He assures them her
doodling urges will end when the bite fades away. Annabelle gets so
good at doodling she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels
the world to share her art.
Then one day the
bite fades and so do her uncontrollable urges.



The
Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by
Julie Wenzlick
Genre:
Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

After
sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the
trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard
time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical
nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder,
there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an
unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will
encounter that rascally gigglepuss?





The
Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by
Julie Wenzlick
Genre:
Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

When
big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take
little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette,
she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead!  Join these
wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to
obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies!  What will happen when
Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?




Julie
Wenzlick is a retired English teacher who loves to rhyme. She began
writing poems and stories in second grade, and she loves to share her
books with elementary students in hopes of inspiring them to write
their own stories. Three of her books were inspired by her
granddaughters Annabelle and Maisie. She often gets the question from
her young audiences, "Did this REALLY happen?" Her book
"The Day Annabelle was Bitten by a Doodlebug" was chosen as
Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Children's Book category for
2017. Julie, who also writes songs to go with her books, produced her
original full-length musical comedy "Singles File," in the
early 90s at three venues. You can find out more about her at
juliewenzlick.com




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Monday, February 18, 2019

Ultimate Mindfulness Activity Book by Christian Bergstrom




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150 Playful Mindfulness Activities for Kids and Teens (and Grown-Ups too!)


Non-Fiction, Children, Teens
Published: January 2019


Kick-start and sustain a fun mindfulness practice with kids and teens.


“This book makes it easy and is a must-have for every parent and teacher!” – Denise Besic, Mother and Teacher


Give kids lasting life skills to de-stress and calm down, navigate difficult emotions, control impulses, focus on what matters, and nurture empathy, kindness, and joy.


In Ultimate Mindfulness Activity Book you will find:


    150+ playful mindfulness activities

    Tools for calm, focus, joy, kindness, and emotional intelligence and regulation

    A 21-step guide to kick-start and sustain your practice together

    Inspirational examples of how mindfulness makes positive change

    Easy to understand explanations on how to explain mindfulness to kids and youth

    A FREE audio course for grown-ups and more



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Chris is the founder of BlissfulKids.com, a blog dedicated to children's mindfulness, and a dad who is thrilled to practice mindfulness with his son. He is a certified mindfulness facilitator and trained to teach mindfulness to students in K-12. He's also an executive consultant and has taught meditation for more than 15 years.




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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We Meet with Manners by Cheryl Esposito



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Book Title: We Meet with Manners by Cheryl Esposito

Category: Children's Fiction, 24 pages

Genre: Friendship, Social Skills, Manners, Growing Up & Facts of Life

Publisher: Mindstir Media

Release date: May 31, 2018

Tour dates: Sept 3 to 28, 2018

Content Rating: G



Book Description:



We meet with manners is all about being polite and respectful to people throughout the day. From people you know to strangers passing by, simple kind gestures not only lift the spirits of others but for ourselves too. The pictures demonstrate sign language to assist with the early communication and development.



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Cheryl Esposito has come from a corporate background and has since become a full-time Mom with three children under 4 and an amazing husband. I have always enjoyed writing but my children are the one’s who inspired me to write about our everyday routines and family fundamentals. My husband provides me the support to believe in myself and never lose faith in who I am. I believe, if there is something you have always thought about doing, you should always follow through. Having children has given me one more reason to follow through. Sharing everything that is good in life is a reward by itself. I am blessed to be able to do just that. So please enjoy these books and I hope it can help your life with children be just a little bit easier.



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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast by Regan W.H. Macaulay



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About Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast:



Mixter Twizzle is an odd, red, round-shaped, mischievous creature. He lives in a hovel, beneath a rustic barn, underneath the chicken coop at Riverdale Farm. He’s a snoozing sneezer and a snoring barker---a peculiar sort that both annoys and pleases. At first, Mixter Twizzle is thrilled by his egg-gorging fests, delighting in his own wickedness, but he soon realizes he is lonely. He longs for companionship, but the hens will have nothing to do with him. Can this fiendish creature learn to make friends at the farm?



Genre: Children's Picture Book; Fantasy; Friendship



Publish Date: September 3, 2018



Publisher: Mirror World Publishing



Publisher Website: https://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/



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Excerpt:

When the chickens are laying their eggs, Mixter knows by the twitch in his tail and the tickle in his nostril, which sends shivers of anticipation to his crinkled toes. He barely contains the shrieks that rise from his throat. “The eggsies is coming from under the feathered beasts!  My breakfast is ready, by fork and by spork!   My breakfast arrives, let the minutes come faster!  Be hesty!  Be hasty!” he exclaims as he leaps.  Then up through the hole in the barn coop he ambles.



Meet the Author:






Regan W. H. Macaulay writes novels, short stories, children’s literature, and scripts. Writing is her passion, but she’s also a producer and director of theatre, film, and television. She is an animal-enthusiast as well, which led her to become a Certified Canine (and Feline) Massage Therapist. Other award-winning picture storybooks by Regan W. H. Macaulay include Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, Sloth the Lazy Dragon, and Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far. She is also the author of The Trilogy of Horrifically Half-baked Ham which includes Space Zombies! (based on her film, Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!—available on iTunes and on DVD), They Suck, and Horror at Terror Creek.



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Meet the Illustrator:







Wei Lu is an illustrator and graphic designer residing in Toronto. She grew up in China before studying at Nova Scotia’s College of Art and Design. She loves animals and make-believe characters of any kind and can bring them to life with a pencil and paper.