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Stop that Lion (Kingdom of Mir Series) by Lois Wickstrom

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Stop that Lion (Kingdom of Mir Series) by Lois Wickstrom
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Genre – Kids
Page Count – 22
Cover Designer – Timna Green


The Kingdom of Sher and the Kingdom of Mir were good neighbors.
But the Kingdom of Sher had a lion. And the farmers in the Kingdom of Sher raised sheep. Every night, the lion from the Kingdom of Sher sneaked into the Kingdom of Mir and ate sheep that belonged to families who lived there. The King proclaimed a contest to Stop the Lion. The servants announced the rules: The winning solution must be fair! The winner will be the King’s Royal Advisor. Losers must give the King their most precious possession.
Winnie doesn’t want to lose her pet sheep, Paley. She wants to save her kingdom. Will the King try her idea?

~ AMAZON ~

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Lois is a former science teacher. She has written a series of science-based folktales.  In each modernized tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending because of learning scientific principles. Lois likes to garden, ride her bike with her husband, cook, and she votes in every election.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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Loris Opens Up His Heart (Courage Tales Series) by Dagmara Sitek

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Loris Opens Up His Heart (Courage Tales Series) by Dagmara Sitek
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Genre – Kids
Page Count – 52
Cover Designer – Lau Frank


Can your child understand BIG IDEAS like resilience and inner courage? Yes, and “Loris Opens Up His Heart” is a delightful solution.
DISCLAIMER: “Loris Opens Up His Heart” – is here to touch your heart. It’s an educational and emotionally resonant story about Loris, a boy in foster care.
Loris will take you on a journey that might not make you laugh, but will certainly make you feel. Open your heart to a story that is an experience of courage, kindness, and overcoming fears.
“Loris Opens Up His Heart” is a treasure trove of values you want to teach your kids. It beautifully illustrates that true bravery and strength can come from the simple act of opening up their hearts.
Discover why Loris loves hiding in his hoodie!
Loris has a secret from his past, and his hoodie is his safe spot. In his new foster home, he’s not into playing or joking, but when challenges pop up, Loris faces his fears like a superhero. His new family is in for a surprise!
Join Loris on his journey of transformation. What’s behind the hoodie? Unfold the mystery with Loris!
Who is this book for? This book is designed for ages 5 to 10. Perfect for beginner and young readers, it resonates with boys, girls, primary school students, teachers, and parents seeking a meaningful children’s book.
If you and your child appreciate stories with depth and soul, this is the book for you!��As a special bonus, enjoy freebies – downloadable worksheets on emotional intelligence or bullying prevention, and more! Find your exclusive gifts on the author’s website.

~ AMAZON ~

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Dagmara is a Montreal-based mother of two, who is committed to children’s education and emotional well-being. Born in Poland, and living in Canada, Dagmara Sitek wears many hats—a mom, a wife, and a digital marketer in her 9-to-5 world.
Once a kid who loved drawing and writing, she jumped into writing children’s books because she realized something important – not all kids get a fair shot at life. Her debut as an author merges childhood passions with a new mission – to bring hope and awareness to children’s struggles.


“Loris Opens Up His Heart” by Dagmara Sitek was inspired by the tragic story of 8-year-old Kamilek from Czestochowa, who died due to mistreatment by his stepfather. It is a testament to the power of empathy and compassion. It models positive interactions and helps kids put themselves in someone else’s shoes. More importantly, it encourages them to help one another and overcome fears.

Author Interview with Dagmara Sitek

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Queen of the Fairies by Lois Wickstrom

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Queen of the Fairies by Lois Wickstrom
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Genre – Kids
Page Count – 32
Cover Designer – Ada Konewki


I’m writing a story about the Queen of the Fairies.
She’s a good fairy. But I’ll also have to write about the bad fairies. They don’t like being left out. If I leave them out, they’ll play mean tricks on me. What if the bad fairies find out I’m writing this book, and they don’t like what I write?
They might steal this book. Then what will I do?

~ AMAZON ~

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Lois is a former science teacher. She has written a series of science-based folktales.  In each modernized tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending because of learning scientific principles. Lois likes to garden, ride her bike with her husband, cook, and she votes in every election.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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Loris Opens Up His Heart (Courage Tales Series) by Dagmara Sitek
Hosted by Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Genre – Kids
Page Count – 52
Cover Designer – Lau Frank
Can your child understand BIG IDEAS like resilience and inner courage? Yes, and “Loris Opens Up His Heart” is a delightful solution.
DISCLAIMER: “Loris Opens Up His Heart” – is here to touch your heart. It’s an educational and emotionally resonant story about Loris, a boy in foster care.
Loris will take you on a journey that might not make you laugh, but will certainly make you feel. Open your heart to a story that is an experience of courage, kindness, and overcoming fears.
“Loris Opens Up His Heart” is a treasure trove of values you want to teach your kids. It beautifully illustrates that true bravery and strength can come from the simple act of opening up their hearts.
Discover why Loris loves hiding in his hoodie!
Loris has a secret from his past, and his hoodie is his safe spot. In his new foster home, he’s not into playing or joking, but when challenges pop up, Loris faces his fears like a superhero. His new family is in for a surprise!
Join Loris on his journey of transformation. What’s behind the hoodie? Unfold the mystery with Loris!
Who is this book for? This book is designed for ages 5 to 10. Perfect for beginner and young readers, it resonates with boys, girls, primary school students, teachers, and parents seeking a meaningful children’s book.
If you and your child appreciate stories with depth and soul, this is the book for you!��As a special bonus, enjoy freebies – downloadable worksheets on emotional intelligence or bullying prevention, and more! Find your exclusive gifts on the author’s website.

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Oscar and Emmy Foster Kittens (Oscar and Emmy Series) by Terri Sabol

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Oscar and Emmy Foster Kittens (Oscar and Emmy Series) by Terri Sabol
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Genre – Kids
Page Count – 35
Cover Designer – Roksana Barwinska
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In “Oscar and Emmy Foster Kittens”, cats Oscar and Emmy take on a nurturing role when their family fosters three bottle-fed kittens from the local animal shelter. Learn about the first three months of kitten development and how people, including children, can play an important role in helping save animal lives through loving compassion and providing a short-term home.��Read how the family, along with Oscar and Emmy, prepare the foster kittens to be adopted by other families, in the 8th book of the Oscar and Emmy Series.

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Terri Sabol is an accomplished children’s book author, renowned for her heartwarming and entertaining stories featuring the real-life adventures of her two beloved rescue kittens, Oscar and Emmy. Born and raised in Texas, Terri developed a love of writing and storytelling at a young age, and always dreamed of one day becoming an author. Thinking that was out of reach, she focused on her other dream… teaching.

After graduating from college with a Masters degree in education, Terri worked as an early childhood teacher, and it was during this time that her passion for picture books truly blossomed. She was inspired by the joy and wonder that children experienced when reading and listening to stories, and it was this love for inspiring young minds that led her to create her own series of children’s books.

Terri’s debut book, “Oscar and Emmy Get Rescued”, was published in 2016, and told the heartwarming story of how she came to adopt her two kittens from the animal shelter where she volunteered. The book was an instant hit with children and parents alike, and it quickly became clear that there was a demand for more stories featuring Oscar and Emmy and to help educate children on the importance being involved in pet care.

Over the years, Terri has continued to write new books in the series, each one capturing the unique personalities and quirks of her two adventurous cats. Her books not only entertain children, but also promote the values of compassion and kindness towards animals, as well as the importance of rescue and adoption.

In addition to her Oscar and Emmy series, Terri has also written several other books showing off her writing skills, including “Green With Envy” and “Kneading a Winning Idea”.

When she’s not writing, Terri can be found spending time with her two rescue kitties, Oscar and Emmy. She also loves travelling and exploring new places and visiting old favorites, all the while taking inspiration for her next book. Through her stories, Terri hopes to inspire children to explore the world around them, to embrace their imaginations, to never give up on their goals, and to always be kind and compassionate towards others, especially animals.

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Kris & The Pirates (The Adventures of Kris) by Art Blegen

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Kris & The Pirates (The Adventures of Kris) by Art Blegen
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Genre – Kids, Adventure
Page Count – 95
Cover Designer – Nathalie Kranich from Reedsy
It was supposed to be a fun day at the beach.
In the middle of the ocean, Kris finds an island with beautiful, sandy beaches. The ideal place to go swimming! Once she can teach the biggest, strongest sailor not to be afraid of the water, that is.
The perfect day is interrupted when a bunch of pirates appear out of the jungle. They capture the crew and chase Kris through the jungle. Now the pirates are trying to steal the ship and leave Kris and the crew stranded on the island.
Can Kris escape the Pirates?
Can she rescue the crew?
Can they steal their own ship back and get home?
Kris & The Pirates is the next installment of The Adventures of Kris, where imagination and friendship can overcome any obstacle.

~ AMAZON ~

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Art Blegen is an author of children’s books for young readers. His series “The Adventures of Kris” features a feisty young girl based on a young baseball player he once coached.

Art is an advocate for educating children and their parents to ensure they have a healthy balance of positive examples in their lives. Wholesome stories and a healthy imagination can lay the foundation they will use for the rest of their lives.

Before returning to school to receive his Master’s of Divinity in 2018, he spent ten years coaching youth sports. This gave him a deep insight into the ways children’s minds work and how to tap into their vivid imaginations.

Art is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. One of his favorite moments each week is when he has the opportunity to sit down with the children in the church for story time.

Each child is important, and each family matters to Art. Art is active in his spare time, playing with his grandchildren, and serving the community by encouraging places and activities where children can thrive.

Reader feedback is always important to Art.  He considers his readers part of the team and would be overjoyed to hear your thoughts and suggestions for future books!

Art and his wife Annabell live in Moline, IL.

You can discover more about Art at: www.artblegen.com.

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Amese of Animalis (The Borosa Legacy Book 1) by MJ Murray

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Amese of Animalis (The Borosa Legacy Book 1) by MJ Murray
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Genre – Kids & Family
Page Count – 212
Cover Designer – MiblArt
For millions of years, there have been six unique guardians of ancient elemental magic, each possessing the power to balance life in the universe. They are supposed to work together; instead, the rift between them is growing.
Now it’s 13-year-old Amese’s turn to rule. To succeed with her training, Amese must transform into animals, travel using enchanted bees, and convince the other rulers that she’s worthy. She can’t shake the feeling that someone wants her to fail and will do anything to make that happen. To survive, she must place trust in the person she finds least fitting: herself.

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Fay’s Kindness Parade (The Adventures of Cray Series) by G Pa Rhymes

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Fay’s Kindness Parade (The Adventures of Cray Series) by G Pa Rhymes
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Genre – Kids
Page Count – 36
Cover Designer – Erica Leigh

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As the chilly winds signal the arrival of winter, Turtle Fay embarks on a heartwarming journey with her friend Cray in the fifth installment of the beloved rhyming beach-themed series. In this enchanting tale, Fay and Cray set out on an adventure filled with kindness, friendship, and the joy of lending a helping flipper.

As they traverse the ocean, they encounter a series of sea creatures in need. From assisting a struggling hermit crab in finding a new shell to freeing a trapped lobster and rescuing a tangled whale, Fay and Cray exemplify the power of compassion and teamwork.

But their kindness doesn’t stop there! Along the way, they befriend a lost dolphin and help reunite him with his family, spreading love and happiness throughout the ocean community. With every act of kindness, they inspire others to join their grand parade of compassion, creating a ripple effect of positivity that warms the hearts of readers of all ages.

Filled with vibrant illustrations and rhythmic storytelling, this charming book teaches valuable lessons of empathy, gratitude, and the joy of lending a helping fin. Perfect for parents and educators seeking to instill kindness and compassion in young hearts, this enchanting tale will captivate readers and leave them with a smile that lasts long after the final page is turned.

Join Turtle Fay and Cray on their unforgettable ocean adventure, where the true magic lies in spreading kindness to all creatures, big and small.

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Gary Wakstein is known to young readers as G Pa Rhymes! After a lifetime in the restaurant industry, Gary discovered his true passion: writing children’s books that teach important life lessons through the magic of rhyme and reading. Partnering with the talented illustrator Erica Leigh, G Pa Rhymes created The Adventures of Cray book series, inspired by his own family’s adventures. 

G Pa Rhymes captivates kids with his “rappin’ and rhymin'” stories and instills values like friendship, honesty, bravery, and environmental stewardship. Now a sought-after speaker, he travels to schools, museums, libraries, and anywhere else he can bring joy to children’s lives. 

G Pa Rhymes tries to inspire young readers with every book he writes. He resides in Plymouth, MA, and spends his days with his children and grandchildren on Cape Cod, Asheville, NC, and Victor, Idaho.

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The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand)The Hidden Present by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This author is quickly becoming one of my favorite children’s authors. This story is a quick and cute read. It is book 8 in the Invisible Magic Wand series. We continue to follow Caspian on a little adventure using his mind and his “Inquisitive Indicator”. Every year Caspian has an unbirthday and his Grandpa leaves him a gift. This is the first year there is no gift. Caspian quickly learns other ways of finding things. The pictures are adorable and fitting for the story. I look forward to the next adventure with Grandpa and Caspian.

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The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Donya Pedigo

The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand)The Hidden Present by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am in love with this series! These are cute stories filled with wonder, allowing a child to open their imagination to amazing possibilities! The Hidden Present, like the rest of the series, can be read as a standalone book, but I’d encourage you to check out the rest of the series as they are all well-written and include beautifully rendered illustrations. I must say this book is by far my favorite yet!

It’s Caspian’s unbirthday again, but our young hero is surprised when he wakes up and can’t find his unbirthday gift. Could it be that his grandpa forgot his unbirthday? Caspian goes on the lookout for his present and his grandpa to see what’s going on. It’s on this hunt that Caspian finds what I think is his coolest unbirthday gift yet; The Inquisitive Indicator. Read this cute story and find out just what this new gift is and what all it can do!

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The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Tausha Treadway

The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand)The Hidden Present by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand) by Lois Wickstrom. These are the best books and I always get them for my nephews. They love them. They are 6 & 10 years old. Its the continuing story of Caspian and the fun relationship he has with his grandpa. Caspian’s grandpa started leaving Caspian unbirthday presents under the table at different times but this year when he wakes up on his unbirthday there isn’t a present there. What he does find is a Inquisitive Indicator that will help him find it. With the indicator in hand he begins the search for his present and along the way finds all kinds of fun things. These are the cutest reads for kids of all ages and they would make great gifts for families or teachers for their classroom!

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Detective Dylan and the Hunt for Home Plate (A Youth Sleuths Chapter Book) by MJ Murray – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

Detective Dylan and the Hunt for Home Plate (A Youth Sleuths Chapter Book Series 2)Detective Dylan and the Hunt for Home Plate by M.J. Murray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Detective Dylan and the Hunt for Home Plate is the second book in the Youth Sleuths Chapter Book Series. Dylan and his little sister Emily are off on another adventure as they set out to solve their latest mystery. When they arrive at the baseball field, they discover that someone stole all the bases. Dylan, Emily, and their trusty sidekick dog, Theodore set off with Dylan’s detective kit to find out where the bases went and who stole them. As they follow the trail of clues and interview potential suspects, they learn about problem solving, family, friendship, and teamwork. This was an entertaining and engaging book that is full of mystery, adventure, playground pirates, and fun. The characters are endearing and the bond between Dylan and his little sister Emily is heartwarming. As a bonus, the author includes a list of words and exercises at the end of the book.

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Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Crystal Brehant

Code DogCode Dog by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you haven’t read a Lois Wickstrom book before, know you will always go on some sort of adventure. This story follows three kids going on an adventure to find a time capsule to win a prize! One of the kids, Timmy, has to take care of a dog to help out a lady who is injured. Along the way, you’ll discover a lot of really cool things about Cody, the dog. This is a really great book for kids starting out reading chapter books. It is very easy to read and follow along with. I also enjoyed it as an adult.

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Mermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn – Review by Toni Sellers

Mermaid TailsMermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mermaid Tails
My granddaughter wants to be a mermaid (who doesn’t) and this book was absolutely perfect.
The illustrations are beautiful, and it helped her to stay engaged. Each page has a Fun Fact to learn a tidbit on Marine life. Letting their imaginations grow, with mermaid tails. What types of mermaids there might be and what types of tails they might have. I definitely recommend this book to anyone with the love of mermaids and the ocean.

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Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Jaimie Salmon-Colburn

Code DogCode Dog by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story was cute once you got into it, but it was a bit all over in the beginning. Give it a chance and get into it some and you will see that it all comes together! Timmy, Beth and Arthur are working on a science project in the woods. A lot of things are going on at once here. Beth is trying to get a soil sample, Arthur is writing a song, and Timmy is looking for a monster in the woods. When they’re heading back towards the well, they get a call about their teacher getting surgery and needing someone to watch over her dog. Her dog Cody can wag her tail in Morse code! How cool is that?! Super fun! At the same time their teacher lets them know about a hidden map to a 200 year old time capsule! There are clues on the map, but no X that marks the spot! Deciphering the clues will take time, but they only have a week! If they find it in time they get a $1000 reward, but what they don’t know is that it holds a 200 year old secret that someone wants kept quite! Danger follows them and they don’t even know it!! Follow these three in their adventure to find a town’s treasure. Super cute story and of course I’d recommend it! I’d say this book is good for any child ages 6-12.

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The Glow in Loretta’s Garden ( Loretta’s Insects ) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Caralee Loonat

The Glow in Loretta's Garden (Loretta's Insects)The Glow in Loretta’s Garden by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another brilliant children’s book from this author one again. I really like how this author is able to bring subjects to children and make them interesting. I really do recommend these books for younger children. I have said it time and again I wish my children were little enough for these, and once I do eventually have grandkids will get these for them. The author is able to peak children’s interest whilst at the same time help them read and learn to enjoy reading. I highly recommend this author and all her books.

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Mermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn – Review by Shelly Kittell

Mermaid TailsMermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a neat book. It’s very colorful. The information is in short bites. I found the rhyming to be fun and almost songlike. I read this with my grandchildren. They thought it was “supercool.” The different colored tails done to look like sea animals had them mesmerized. I found the fun fact on each page to be pretty cool. The book was set up perfect with 1 page fact and 1 page art. This will definitely be a keeper.

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The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Gillian Fawell

The Hidden Present (Invisible Magic Wand)The Hidden Present by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a cute little book that reminds us that everything is not always as it seems and that birthdays (or unbirthdays!) are not always about presents. Sometimes they are more than that! What role will Caspian’s grandpa play this time? Has he forgotten Caspian’s unbirthday? Share this delightful tale with a little one in your life and find out!

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Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Angela Hayes

Code DogCode Dog by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

3.5 Stars

 

Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom is an intriguing little children’s adventure chapter book. Unlike most of her other books this doesn’t contain any illustrations, but is original and imaginative as I would have expected from Ms. Wickstrom.
As I mentioned above, this is an intriguing adventure with plenty of mystery, action, investigation, suspense, sci-fi elements, a sprinkle of drama, high stakes, a time crunch, lessons, investigation, and a little danger.
When A 200year-old time capsule goes missing and an intriguing map falls into their hands, Timmy, Beth, and Arthur find themselves thrust into an adventure that non of them will soon forget. Add in a special dog named Cody who understands and uses morse code- and this story takes off. What happens makes for a fun read.
It is a much longer story than any of her picture books, so it’s great for reading a chapter or two before bedtime.
Happy Reading…

Thank you, Lois Wickstrom!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Genre – Kids
Page Count – 212
Cover Designer – MiblArt
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For millions of years, there have been six unique guardians of ancient elemental magic, each possessing the power to balance life in the universe. They are supposed to work together; instead, the rift between them is growing.
Now it’s 13-year-old Amese’s turn to rule. To succeed with her training, Amese must transform into animals, travel using enchanted bees, and convince the other rulers that she’s worthy. She can’t shake the feeling that someone wants her to fail and will do anything to make that happen. To survive, she must place trust in the person she finds least fitting: herself.

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Mermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn – Review by Angela Hayes

Mermaid TailsMermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

 

Mermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn is such a wonderful children’s fantasy book (aimed at children aged 3 – 12 years old), with divine illustrations that really capture the imagination. Along with the lyrical style of the writing, it all results in pulling the reader into the magical world of mermaids.
This story is a little different, as it doesn’t just give us the ‘traditional’ mermaid/s we are used to seeing. Instead, it helps us imagine what different types of mermaids there might be, and what their tails might look like. The delightfully cute illustrations really do make the story come to life, capturing a plethora of different mermaid tails to inspire the imagination.
There is also an educational component to the story, with each page offering a ‘fun fact’ about marine life, the sea, and morsels of mermaid legends. This adds an extra element of interest and fun to the overall reading experience.
What a fun little adventure this turned out to be. It was so enchanting, engaging, and cute. My granddaughter loved reading this with me and pointing out all the different mermaids.
Looking forward to seeing what Suzanna Lynn does next.
Happy Reading…

Thank you, Suzanna Lynn!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Children’s Book Series) by Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada – Review by Melissa Saxton

Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid's Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Children’s Book Series)Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog by Giselle Nevada
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book takes you on a rhyming adventure of what to do if you think you want a dog, what kind of dog might fit in your life, what you need to prepare if you have decided to adopt one and what kinds of things you’ll need to do (early vet visits, potty training, making your home safe and dog friendly and so much more!)

This is written in a cute rhyming song like style that kept my 5 year old engaged and she could guess some words coming thanks to the rhyming. She also enjoyed all the different dogs and pictures! Well done!

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The Missing Red Envelopes by Yobe Qiu – Review by Laura Jones

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Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Laura Jones

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Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Children’s Book Series) by Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada – Review by Gillian Fawell

Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid's Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Children’s Book Series)Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog by Giselle Nevada
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This beautiful picture book both engages children and teaches them about all the responsibilities (and fun) that come with pet ownership! The storyline educates in a way that flows rather than being a list of dos and don’ts which makes it a great way to introduce little ones to what is required to be a responsible pet owner. Highly recommended!

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Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Krista Moulthrop

Code DogCode Dog by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great little mystery book for kids. Keeps you reading and wanting to know what happens the entire time. And a dog that speaks in code? Really cool. The writing was great, suspense and ending were great. Would definitely recommend it to kids getting into reading chapter books. Definitely will be on the look out for more from this author.

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Code Dog by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Ayla Eddy

Code DogCode Dog by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An exciting children’s mystery read that is a fast paced and fun read. The characters are well written and easily relatable. Reading along with them it feels like the reader is part of the gang solving the mystery. A good story for young readers to get lost in or for reading aloud for bedtime. 

It follows three young children named Arthur, Beth, and Timmy along with a dog named Cody as they try to solve a mystery. A 200 year old time capsule is gone from where it should be. If they find it in time they could win $1,000. Working together will the dynamic team find what is missing and earn the money?

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Mermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn – Review by Jennifer Ramos

Mermaid TailsMermaid Tails by Suzanna Lynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a very cute story for kids! Make sure to get your copy in color to fully take in the beautiful illustrations. The story takes on the wonderful kid imagination of what could be of mermaid and other sea creatures as well as gives some interesting education as well. The best thing to foster in children is the amazing and vast capability of reading with the use of our imagination and enhancing our knowledge. This is a great gift as well as an addition to the family or daycare/school library!

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Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Children’s Book Series) by Jennie Chen and Giselle Nevada – Review by Angela Hayes

Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid's Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Children’s Book Series)Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog by Giselle Nevada
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

 

Porter and Midge: Paws and Responsibilities: A Kid’s Guide to Welcoming a New Dog (Porter and Midge Series) by Jennie Chen & Giselle Nevada is a great addition to this cute series. It is a perfect read for any child/family looking at welcoming a furry friend into their lives.
The illustrations that accompany the story really help to reinforce the ‘lessons’ in the book. They are cute, interesting, and colourful which helps to keep the focus on the story and educational components which help to teach children/families about the responsibilities of being a pet owner/guardian. These are important lessons to learn and know, because a pet comes with a lot of responsibility, and this helps to guide the reader in knowing what those responsibilities are. There is more to being a dog owner than merely supplying food and shelter. This covers everything from puppy care, to grooming, regular vet visits, training, socialization, and choosing the right dog breed to suit your family.
As with the other books in the series, this is a fun, quick, and easy read that has also has a great rhyming rhythm, a bit of a lyrical feel, that will help readers to connect with the messages.
Happy Reading…

Thank you, Jennie Chen & Giselle Nevada!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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