Showing posts with label Childrens Books. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Chloe Counting Jamaica by 3s by Suzan Johnson

Children's Fiction
Date Published: February 2020
Publisher: sHjStories

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Chloe is back, and this time she’s counting the wonders of the beautiful island of Jamaica.

Follow along as Chloe and her family vacation and experience much of what the country has to offer. Not only will the reader learn about Jamaica, but they will do it while skip counting by 3s! Skip counting has many benefits to learners, such as number learning, addition, subtraction, and faster multiplication. This type of counting offers a better understanding of number concepts. So, get ready to count your way around Jamaica, and find out where Chloe is heading next!

About the Author

Suzan Johnson has been the Media Specialist at an elementary school for the past nine years. She is a voracious reader of books of all genres. Growing up, she loved and enjoyed participating in sporting activities such as cheerleading and softball. As a teacher she encourages her students to read a variety of books and participate in sports. Suzan is a member of Florida Reading Association and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Johnson currently lives in the South Florida area.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque

Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages

Genre:  Children's Picture Book

Publisher:  Mascot Books

Release date:   March 17, 2020

Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

A “Mom’s Choice Award Winner”! Alycat’s brother, Bugsy, is playing in a
golf tournament with some of his friends, and wants to use his lucky
ball to win the game. But when Alycat forgets his lucky ball at home,
Bugsy learns what luck is really all about. Can Bugsy win the tournament
without his lucky ball? Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is part of
the Alycat Series:

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My review:
Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday  Is the 4th book in the Alycat series by Alysson Foti Bourque. I have read a couple other books in this series also. Each book is amazingly illustrated with bright colors and cute animal characters. Chiara Civati does an amazing job with the illustrations. The illustrations draw the kids attention and for the most part tells the story right along with the words.

Each book in the series not only tells a cute story but it teaches a lesson. At the back of the book there is also a list of definitions to the golf terms from the book. I personally do not know much about golf other then you hit the ball into the hole basically. I did not know what Mulligan meant but now I do.

In the story It is Tournament Tuesday. Alycat's brother Bugsy plays golf. He feels he has to have his "Lucky Ball" in order to win. When he forgets his ball at home and Alycat by mistake grabs the wrong ball, she tries to fix it by coloring a star on the ball with a marker. All is well and good and Bugsy is having the game of his life, until the ball lands in water and the star washes off. Bugsy is positive he will never win. But his family remind him he has worked hard and practiced hard, and so far has played the whole tournament extremely well with out the ball. SPOILER: He wins!!

Meet the Author:

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series.
Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from
the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from
the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs
for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking
opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She
hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe
in themselves wholeheartedly.


The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:

Three Mom’s Choice Awards®

Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Best Book Award Finalist

NY Big Book Award

Reviewed by Midwest Book Review

Southern Festival of Books Panelist

Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter   Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

Interview with Alysson Foti Bourque

  • In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? Yes! The first book of the Alycat series, Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day, was written one night on loose leaf paper after tucking my kids into bed. I have kept those papers to remind me of the excitement that I had as my imagination spilled over onto the paper. 

  • If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time?
    I write when my kids are at school and once they go to bed. I always bring a notebook to their activities so that I can write down ideas or thoughts that cross my mind. 

  • How were you as a kid? I was a “march to the beat of my own drum” type of kid. If I found something that excited me, I gave that certain something 100% of my time. When I was about six years old, I was a flower girl in my aunt and uncle’s wedding and wore the most beautiful taffeta and lace dress! I was so smitten with that dress that I wore it for every single picture day at school until it no longer fit me. So, my grade school pictures are basically all the same—except that year that I added a crown and wand to the ensemble. I’m not sure how I kept friends. 
  • What do you want children to learn/take from your books? I want young children to use each book as a tool to help them creatively solve their own problems and learn how to cope with tough situations. By incorporating imagination, kindness, and creativity into their daily lives, they will have the skills to conquer the world!
  • What advice would you give budding writers? Research as much as you can online. There are many forums out there that provide guidance for new writers. Also, read as much as you can! You can learn a lot from other author’s writing styles.  Work hard and keep at it. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. 

Tour Schedule:

Mar 17 - Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway

Mar 17 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Mar 18 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book review / author interview

Mar 18 - Gwendalyn’s Books – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 18 – Books, Dreams, Life – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Mar 18 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

Mar 19 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / giveaway

Mar 19 - eBook Addicts - book review / giveaway

Mar 20 – A Mama's Corner Of the World – book review / giveaway

Mar 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review / giveaway

Mar 24 – Svetlana's reads and views – book review

Mar 24 - Laura`s Interests – book review / giveaway

Mar 25 - Library of Clean Reads – book review / guest post / giveaway

Mar 25 – Rosco's Reading Room – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Mar 26 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

Mar 26 - T's Stuff – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 27 – Books Direct – book review / guest post / giveaway

Mar 30 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway

Mar 31 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway

Apr 1 – Bookworm for Kids – book review / giveaway

Apr 2 – – book review / author interview / giveaway

Apr 6 - My Journey Back-The-Journey Back – book review / giveaway


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wobbly Willie Bakes a Cake by Richard Quisenberry

Wobbly Willie Bakes a Cake 
by Richard Quisenberry 
Genre: Children's Book 

Wobbly Willie's Little Reminder:

What makes me special, you may not see:
my brain; my heart; the good in me.

All covered by a layer of skin, embracing diversity is where change begins.

Wobbly as he embarks on a journey that not only teaches us how to
embrace our uniqueness but he reminds us of how to be kind to
ourselves. When we address these reminders head-on, the power of a
being kind brings us together. Wobbly Willie’s differences help
identify and bring awareness to what it truly means to be kind to
one another. This book will help redirect the behavior and mindset of
children who are having difficulty understanding the value of
Kindness, which results in a community that now is aware of the
valuable life skills necessary in order to make a positive impact for
generations to come.

Richard Quisenberry's legacy is to make communities stronger. To do that, he informs them, equips them, and empowers them — in part as a transformation life coach, serial-entrepreneur, author, father, husband, best friend, child of God, lifetime learner but also as a modern brand acting as a force for the greater good. And in doing so, he is fostering deep and vital connections between the members of our communities and the world around them. 

Focus and design your visions, dreams, and legacy to outlive you. 

Richard Quisenbury (Coach Quis) has achieved and is still in pursuit of every dream he has set his mind to, including graduating from college, becoming a principal, driving across the country, learning many hobbies, traveling out of the country, falling deeply in love, creating a beautiful family, and identifying his life purpose, to name but a few. 

With over 40 years of experience in the educational industry, Coach Quis is just as passionate today, as he was on his first day, about developing tomorrow’s personal and professional leaders. As said by Coach Quis, “If you want a different result, you must be willing to first take a different action. With the near epidemic proportions of unhappy employees, the need for personal and professional integration has never been more imminent.” 

Note that he didn’t say work/life balance; he believes such a thing is both impossible and undesirable for we spend a disproportionate amount of our time working. Instead, the goal is to integrate all aspects of life so we thrive at our careers & our personal lives equally as well, where we aren’t leaving a part of us behind as we spend our days at work wishing we were somewhere else… anywhere else; or trying to be home with our children while distracted by the things not getting done at work. Instead of balance, it’s the power of presence we seek. 

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Skyclyffe by Z. Moss

by Z. Moss 
Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction 

Rex Bright enjoys drawing in notebooks and dreaming. He’s thirteen, and his life is ordinary. Until he sees a face in a cloud which changes everything. Rex glimpses the girl from an airplane window while travelling to his aunt and uncle’s farm for the summer. Her features are so perfect, Rex can’t believe she’s only vapor. But Cloud Girl is real. A week later, Skyclyffe, a mysterious airship cloaked in a cumulus, abducts Rex and his family. The captors expect the Brights to live in their flying city forever. And, although he’s kidnapped, Rex loves the craft filled with robots, scientific discoveries, and silvery-white beings. Before long, Rex will be forced to decide whether to escape, or if Skyclyffe and its secret wonders are worth never stepping foot on Earth again. 

**On sale for only .99 cents for a limited time! ** 

Z. Moss lives in Stillwater, Minnesota and is currently working on the sequel to Skyclyffe. Two dogs, three cats, and two turtles run the household, including the real-life Radar. 

$20 Amazon 

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The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge by Rita Monette

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About the Book:

“I never believed in ghosts… until I met Oggie.”

Nikki Landry and her friends discover strange white smudges in photos Patti’s grandmother had snapped at an old gravesite. No one can explain what they are.

Did Nikki’s little brother mark them up with a piece of chalk? Did a low-lying fog move in just as she snapped the photos? Could it be just a smear on the camera lens?

Spikes insists it’s a ghost.

Then Mrs. LeBlanc remembers a legend her grandfather told her of a spirit that haunts the small family cemetery located near an old Civil War battle site. 

Will Nikki and her legend busting gang discover it’s just an old tale, or does the ghost really exist? If so, why is he there? What does he want?

Join Nikki and her friends as they go searching for the answers…and the truth behind the Haunting near Battlefield Ridge.

Book Information:

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing; 1 edition

Publisher Website: Mirror World Publishing
Publication Date: April 17, 2020

The Cover:

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Meet the Author:

Behind Every Legend Lies the Truth!

Rita Monette was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. After retiring from her “real” job as an administrative assistant for the State of Michigan, Rita began doing what she always wanted to do…write and draw. Her stories are set in the beautiful, yet mysterious, bayous and swamps of her home state. The Haunting Near Battlefield Ridge is the fifth book in her Nikki Landry Swamp Legend series. Rita now lives with her husband, four lap dogs, and one lap cat, in the mountains of Tennessee. 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Pepperoni Pizza Pinching Chimps by Tracey C Ayres

Children's Book, Middle Grade
Date Published: October 2019

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A Mystery unfolds when pizza delivery boys along with their pizzas keep disappearing, mostly pepperoni pizzas.

Keah is puzzled by strange noises that happen around the apartment building where she lives.

With the help of her friends, Keah is determined to find out why these things are happening before her family get back from the cruise.


Chapter 1

Bang, bang, bang!

        The knock on the front door made Keah jolt awake. Rubbing the sleep out of her eyes she stretched and yawned.

        “Who is it?” she shouted as she stretched again.
        “Pizza!” The voice from the other side of the door shouted back.
        “I didn’t order any pizza,” Keah replied.
        Walking over to the front door, she picked up a small stool and placed it by the entrance before stepping on it. She pushed her eye up to the spy hole. Her dad had assumed that everyone was going to grow six-foot-tall when he had the spy hole fitted, but for Keah, who was struggling to reach five foot two, a stool was the only option.
Keah could see a mass of curly black hair with a red cap perched on top. A boy about her age, sixteen, moved away from the door and turned to face Keah's front door. He stood awkwardly, holding a stack of pizza boxes.

        “Someone at this address did, Miss. Someone has to pay for all these pizzas. My boss is gonna be livid if I take them back.”

        “I didn’t order any pizzas. Go away. I’m calling the police.” Keah stepped away from the door.

        That’s when she heard that noise. The sound that grated through every bone in her body. It was the noise that made her spine tingle like fingernails running down a blackboard. A thought rushed through her head: Is that two pieces of metal scraping together? She shuddered and took a deep breath.

        Looking back through the spy hole, she watched the boy look around quickly, then turn and head back down the hallway, shaking his head. She heard him talking loudly and cursing to himself as he shoved the boxes back into the pizza warmers. His boss was going to be so annoyed. He had just walked past Mrs. Joy’s front door—Mrs. Joy was Keah’s neighbour—when he stopped and turned. Walking back to Mrs. Joy’s front door, the pizza delivery boy spoke to someone, but Keah couldn’t quite see who.

        Keah thought she saw dark shadows enter the hallway and move around the pizza delivery boy. But she couldn’t quite see who it was before the hall light switched off. Keah desperately wanted to go out into the hallway and turn on the light just to see who the boy was speaking to, but instead, she stepped off the stool and slid down the door onto the floor.

        Taking a deep breath, she crawled over to the coffee table, grabbed her iPhone and then edged her way back to the door. Even with her ear pressed against the door, she heard nothing but silence. Pressing her phone to wake, she opened her keypad. Slowly she pressed the button 000. She then placed her phone on the carpet next to her. What if Mrs. Joy had visitors, and they had ordered the pizzas? How stupid would I look? She thought to herself as she rested her head against the door and yawned. What a weird smell. I feel so tired. Keah thought before she finally closed her eyes.

        Bang, bang, bang!

        The vibrations from the banging on the door awoke her with a start. The light was now streaming in through the window, and the traffic sounded noisy. She felt the door vibrate against her back as the knock came again. Realizing she must have fallen asleep by the front door, Keah crawled into her bedroom, crouched at the side of her bed and listened. She heard people outside in the hallway. Someone banged on her neighbour’s door. Mrs. Joy is getting a lot of visitors lately, she thought.

She showered quickly and got ready for school. Slightly hesitant, she opened the front door and stepped out into the hallway. A tall policeman stepped in front of her.

        “Oh,” she announced, quite startled. “What’s going on?”

        “Morning, Miss. Do you live in this apartment?” The policeman had a broad Australian accent. Keah stepped back. She turned and glanced at the door before nodding dumbly.

        “Why didn’t you answer your door when I knocked earlier?” The policeman leered at Keah, making her stomach turn.

        “Got ID?” Keah said, avoiding eye contact.

        The policeman fumbled inside his tunic and eventually pulled out a wallet and showed her his identification card. By now, he had been joined by another man. This one was not in uniform but in a dark grey suit.

        “Morning, Miss. Got a name? I’m Detective Sergeant Paul Grimes.” He whipped out his ID before she could even think of asking.

        “Keah. Keah Madelia.”

        Keah had stepped back again and was now squished up tight against her own front door.

        “Where are your parents, Keah? You don't live here alone, do you? You off to school?” The DS bombarded her with questions, and all she could do was shake her head.

        “Well?” DS Paul Grimes said.

        The uniformed policeman started to look around the hallway as if he was losing interest in Keah.

        “My-my parents are cruising around New Zealand, somewhere. I’m on my own till they get back. I am old enough. I’m sixteen—well, I’ll be sixteen in a few weeks!”

        “Are you off to school?” DS Grimes asked again. “Which one?”

        “Yeah. St. Luke’s, at the corner of Holden Street,” Keah replied. Looking up at the DS, she asked him what all the police were doing in her building.

        “Don’t suppose you’d let my young officer here just poke his nose inside, would you? Only a pizza delivery boy went missing last night, and we believe this was his last delivery before he disappeared.”

Keah’s eyes widened, and her heart quickened. I saw him—I saw him talking to someone at Mrs. Joy’s front door. Keah wanted to scream at the detective, but instead she looked at her front door again then back at DS Grimes.

        “I’m late for school, and I didn’t order any pizza, perhaps Mrs. Joy did,” she declared boldly, pushing her key in the lock and letting the door swing wide open. “Knock ya self out.”

        Keah watched two policemen step out of Mr. & Mrs. Guey’s flat before she stepped back inside hers.

        She saw the uniformed policeman pull a pair of white disposable gloves from his pocket and watched as he rummaged around in the kitchen bin. Satisfied nothing was exciting in the waste bin, the policeman walked into Keah’s room, emerging a few moments later. Glad I tidied up after showering this morning. That could have been embarrassing, Keah thought. DS Grimes emerged from her parent’s bedroom. Her sister’s door was wide open. Mia would not be happy if she found out they’d touched her doll collection, which sat the whole length of one wall.

        “Did you hear anything last night, Keah? About 9 o’clock?” DS Grimes enquired softly.

Keah was already shaking her head from side to side and looking toward the window.

        “No, nothing, sorry. I-I um, I fell asleep quite early last night.”

        The DS reached into his inside pocket and pulled out what looked like a business card. He held it out to Keah.

        “Well, if you do recall anything, please call me. No matter how silly or small you may think it is, I would still like to hear about it. Okay?”

DS Paul Grimes pushed the card into Keah’s hand and left. The other policeman quietly followed, not even looking at Keah as he walked past her. Keah studied the card. Her older sister was around his age and single.

        And he is cute for a cop. Maybe a bit grumpy for Erin, Keah reasoned with herself.

        She slipped the card into her school bag before throwing it over her shoulder. Slamming the door behind her, Keah rushed past the policemen in the hall and skipped down the stairs into the street. She didn't look back or slow down until she’d reached her school three kilometers away.

Her best friend Abby was waiting for her at the gate as usual. A total contrast to Keah’s fair complexion and strawberry blonde hair, Abby had olive skin and dark hair that matched her equally dark eyes.

Keah turned and scoured the street before entering the school. She linked her arm through Abby's as they walked the long driveway to the school building.

        “Did you hear what happened last night?” Abby asked.

        Keah shook her head from side to side as if she hadn’t heard and glanced at Abby.

        “Another pizza boy disappeared. That’s four now,” Abby said, quite anxious.

        “Oh yeah, that—apparently it happened in our building. The boy delivered pizza to someone in our building then vanished,” Keah tried to act nonchalant but didn’t dare look at Abby again, in case she saw the guilt in her eyes.

        Keah knew she had been acting strange since her parents left for the cruise and that she should have gone to help that boy last night, but she hadn’t.

        “Oh, Keah! Did you see him? Did you order pizza? No—you wouldn’t—I know that, but Keah, how dreadful,” Abby cried as she let go of Keah’s arm and swung around to face her. “Have you told the police? Are you alright?”

        Keah nodded. She looked fine, but her stomach was knotted, and she felt shaky.

        No one had been there when Keah was woken up at 2am by the dreadful screams. She felt as if she was going mad with the scratching from the inside of her wardrobe. It came from the ceiling, from under the floor. She felt tired but didn’t want to tell anyone in case they thought it was because she was on her own and couldn't cope. Although she often spoke to her neighbours, neither had commented on the noises to Keah. The sounds started two days after her parents left with her six-year-old sister Mia. She now wished she had gone with them, but it was too late. At the time her exams were more important. Plus, the excitement of staying home all on her own for three weeks was more than she dared wish for.

        Keah had planned get-togethers at her place and even a massive party. She had run the party idea through her mum because she knew someone would tell her parents. So, she told her it would be very low key and if her mum had wanted her oldest sister Erin, who lived way over at Happy Valley, to come and supervise, that was cool. At the time Keah had felt that she was old enough to cope with a few friends on her own. Now, she was not so sure.

About the Author

Tracey C Ayres writes action-packed mysteries which are fun and exciting for young readers. Most of her books have heroines rather than hero's, for no particular reason, and her characters are intrepid, quick-witted and smart, and sometimes they are even fearless. Because Tracey believes when we lose ourselves in a story, our imagination should hold no barriers.

Best known for her book Gularian Islands (the one with the blinking dragon eye on Youtube) which received an incredible five stars LitPik review.

Tracey was born in England where she grew up with two older sisters and three younger brothers. Studied childcare, social work and psychology and wrote for a local newspaper but now loves her current job the best and that is writing stories for young children.

Living in Australia with her husband, daughters, grandchildren and a menagerie of pets she loves to find a shady tree and lose herself in her adventures while writing.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Moving Again!!! With Rylan and Henry by Christy Jordan Wrenn

Children's Picture Book
Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Rylan is five and has a mouse friend named Henry. Soon after Dad arrives home from deployment, he announces that they are moving 4,421 miles away. Come on an adventure with Rylan and his family moving from Anchorage, Alaska, through Canada to their new home in South Carolina. Will Henry go with the family, be forgotten, or get packed in a box, left behind.

This book is dedicated to military families that mover thousands of miles each year.

About the Author

Christy Jordan Wrenn has been a published children's author since 2014. She is an Indie published author and illustrator of four books: Rylan and Burt (2014), Rylan and Henry (2015), Emma's Funny Birds (2016), Moving Again !!! With Rylan and Henry (2018), and the (second edition 2019). Currently, she is an Administrative Librarian at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana. Christy has 40+ years of experience in the field of public, special and academic libraries.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Little Red and the Crocodile by Suzan Johnson

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Fractured Fairytale, Book 1
Children's Book
Published: November 2019
Publisher: True Beginnings Publishing

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Meet Zara! She’s a smart, friendly, and curious girl who loves to visit her Auntie. This is a FRACTURED version of a famous tale. This retelling of Little Red Riding Hood takes the reader to the Louisiana swamps where we meet a new character in Cory the Crocodile. Will Little Red follow her mother’s rules? Will Cory the Croc succeed? Find out what happens when they meet on a journey.

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About the Author

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Suzan Johnson has been the Media Specialist at an elementary school for the past nine years. She is a voracious reader of books of all genres. Growing up, she loved and enjoyed participating in sporting activities such as cheerleading and softball. As a teacher she encourages her students to read a variety of books and participate in sports. Suzan is a member of Florida Reading Association and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Johnson currently lives in the South Florida area.

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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.”