Showing posts with label Childrens Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Childrens Books. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

PATRICK TURNS HIS PLAY INTO PAY by Patrick Muhammad & Shani Muhammad


Shani & Patrick Muhammad

* Children *


Author: Patrick Muhammad & Shani Muhammad

Publisher: 5 Star Publishing

Pages: 40

Genre: Children’s Book

Once great and powerful sorcerers, the Amasiti were hunted to the
brink of extinction by the Hir and his followers. For four hundred
years, their legacy faded from memory waiting for the hope of Aferi to
be renewed…

In the Land of Yet

At the edge of the Forbidden Forest

A young woman lives alone.

Forced to fend for herself after the brutal murder of her family,
Ameenah Yemini has made a life for herself as a master tanner and
farmer, only venturing into the world to earn her living then return to
the safety and seclusion of her home.

Until a chance encounter brings her work to the attention of the powerful Hir and her careful life begins to unravel.

Drawn to the hidden magic that lingers in everything she touches, the
new Hir insists on having her for himself, using the people around her
to force Ameenah into his grasp.

When she realizes that her greatest enemy may hold the key to a
secret she thought lost to her forever, Ameenah is determined to reclaim
her stolen past.  But, at what cost? As an ancient power waits to be
unleashed, Ameenah’s choices will make the difference between awakening a
new magic or delivering it into the hands of evil.



South Florida based janitor turned serial
entrepreneur, Patrick Muhammad took what some would call an unconventional
route to his newest venture.  “What I do now has evolved.  It truly
took my passion and has turned it into a profession for me. I can see myself
mentoring and sharing my story with young people easily for the next 20
years.  I love talking to young people and showing them, what
entrepreneurship looks like. I love sharing my stories of how I came to
be.  I didn’t just wake up one day and have all the answers.  My wife
and I bumped our head A LOT.  I just want to say to them, look…here’s the
blueprint.  Start now, don’t wait until you’re 30.  Passion has no
age requirement, and has no limit on how many you can have. I started out as a
janitor, then became a baker now I am into motivational speaking. They just
have to have the passion and guidance. Anything is possible.”

“Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay” is the 1st book in a series of
children’s books authored by husband and wife writing partners, Shani and
Patrick Muhammad. The idea for the book was created one night while trying to
explain the reason there was a gigantic, neon, pink and orange food-truck, now
sitting in their front yard to their then 4 year-old Qadeer. 
Patrick and his wife came up with the idea that they would write a keepsake
item for all their children, detailing the road they took to becoming
entrepreneurs.  The primary message is simple. By tapping into your
passion early in life you can turn your playdays into paydays.  Once the
book was published they both realized that the story could not only inspire
their own children to entrepreneurship, but others as well. Shani figured out
how to self-publish it and Patrick would take it to different youth groups in
his community.   “I began shopping the book around to childcare
centers and non-profits that served young people in the projects and the adults
loved it.  “They really loved the idea that it was based on a true story
and that the message was coming from a black male perspective. A story their
children could relate to.  The images were brown like them and I just
always got a positive response.  We took that book everywhere with us, and
the response was this is a message that’s needed.  Children can’t be what
they can’t see.”

Patrick currently lives in South Florida with his
wife and three of his youngest five children.  He has a passion for
planting the seed of entrepreneurship and carving out wealth building opportunities
for his children’s generation. When he’s not writing books he’s on tour,
speaking to groups of young people about basic principles of financial literacy
and the benefits of early investing using cryptocurrency as a vehicle to
establish future financial goals. When he’s not doing that…he’s on a creek with
a fishing pole in his hand.

Shani Muhammad has been married to Patrick for 17 years now.  Together
they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.   Shani has spent the past
15 years in a classroom as a teacher. She too is a serial entrepreneur and has
in the past owned a one-price shoe store, group homes and several online
businesses. When she’s not working on the next children’s book in their series,
she too enjoys researching and investing in crypto currencies and planning her
family’s next “staycation.”



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fable Ranger Series by A.L. Brown

Ranger Book 1
A.L. Brown

MG Fantasy, Fairy Tale Mashup

care what you wish for. You just might get it.

Casey doesn’t think life could get any more unfair. Plans for her
special basketball tournament are tossed aside by her sister’s
wedding plans. She even has to be a bridesmaid now, with all the lace
and silk and—oh, the horror! All she wants is an escape, but she
never imagined she’d be swept away to a world of Mother Goose
rhymes, fairy tales, stories of Arabian Nights, and oh, by the way,
all but one fairy godmother has been kidnapped.

learns she’s been summoned as the Fable Ranger to lead the search
and rescue of the missing wish-makers. But she’s not the hero they
want. In the world of fairy tales, damsels aren’t meant to swoop in
and save the day.

all Casey wants is to go home, but the veil between worlds is on
lockdown. Taking fate into her own hands, she embarks on an airship
flight to find the phoenix tears that can open her way home. Her
journey would’ve gone as smooth as the perfect layup if it weren’t
for that pesky bounty the evil Dovetail has placed on her head. But
if Casey fails, the Arabian Nights will disappear forever—and leave
her trapped in a world unraveling one fairy tale at a time.


Ranger Book 2 

is home! But not for long…

short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble
back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This
time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing
godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.
White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s
doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if
Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a
has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as
the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?
miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology.

and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas

and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she
gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really
took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to
follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical,
mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright
for things that go bump in the night.

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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. 

Sneak Peek at the first page:

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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


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

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.


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.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Adventures with Annabelle and Maisie by Julie Wenzlick

Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug
Julie Wenzlick
Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When pre-schooler
Annabelle awakens one morning, she has a strange urge to start
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.

Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
Julie Wenzlick
Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

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?

Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
Julie Wenzlick
Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

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?

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

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