New Release: Mara the Space Traveler by An Leysen

Maraโ€™s biggest wish is to become an astronaut โ€• to discover new planets. Sometimes dreams and wishes come true . . . She lands on the most beautiful planet she has ever seen. But the planet is in trouble and only Mara can help.

A wonderful space adventure about a small girl with big dreams and a big heart. For astronauts and explorers ages 6 and up.

Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 2 – 3
Lexile Measure: 600L
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Clavis (June 16, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605375276
ISBN-13: 978-1605375274

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Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson

The acclaimed tale of a lost little bear searching for home from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winner Kadir Nelson.

Baby Bear is lost and afraid. All the other animals try to help:
Trust yourself.
Sing a song.
Retrace your steps.

As Baby Bear gains courage with every step, he realizes he was never far from home after all.

With poetic text and stunning illustrations, Baby Bear is an impressive addition to the canon of timeless picture book classics.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062241729
ISBN-13: 978-0062241726

 

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How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster by Robert F. DeFinis, Ed.D.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster by Robert F. DeFinis, Ed.D. is a timely rhyming story to help you encourage good and healthy habits in your children so they can return to the life they knew before the coronavirus.

Doctor Robert F. Definis, Ed. D. has created this fun way to talk to your kids about the habits they need to adopt to help keep them and others safe. While they do their part, these SUPERHEROES in training will defeat the icky, filthy, creepy, slimy CORONA MONSTER.

Right now, things seem so uncertain for parents. Just imagine how kids are feeling. Inspired by the author’s desire to find a way to help explain things to his own daughter, this imaginative and empowering story will bring your child through the steps we have been hearing about for months: hand washing, covering your cough and sneeze, and keeping your distance. Readers are encouraged to be vigilant so the future can be better.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster is such a fun book, your children will forget they are learning something. This book can help assure your children it will be okay and address some of their fears. I like that the author reminds readers to remember those first responders who made our lives better and that it encourages children to look to the future where playing outside and hugging is no longer a scary thing.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster will make those tough conversations easier on everyone.

Highly recommended.

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File Size: 2061 KB
Print Length: 16 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 13, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B088NFNFTM

I received a copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

New at Guardian Angel Publishing

 

Armida and her family travel by train to Mexico City. The train breaks down, and they find themselves surrounded by thousands of monarch butterflies. Share their sadness when Abuela Dora decides to stay in Mexico rather than moving to the US with them. Gain understanding about caring and freedom.

A clever, heartfelt, and humorous story about a dog that liked to escape and explore and whose love transcended life itself, taken from a song by Cedar Breaksยฎ, filled with strong harmonies and lively instrumentation, that will make you want to dance and sing along.

Amy’s a little dragon with a big temper. When frustrated, she erupts. When confused, she fumes. And flame-throwing practice often ends in disaster. Will she be able to keep her flames under control in order to win a prize at the Dragon Day Fun Fair…and how?

 

DandyLion is a rhyming tale of Leo the Lion overcoming his fear of failure as King. He sings his commands thereby causing ridicule from his peers. Leo upsets his best friend, Lilah, when she runs away. However, he finds a way to reconcile his fear and keep his friendship.

To view these and other GAP titles, please visit www.guardianangelpublishing.com

Home by Alison Neuman

A sweet and delightful story of going home is what you’ll find in Home by Alison Neuman.

A Persian cat named Fluffy is far from home thanks to a winter storm. She and her mouse friend Levi, along with Levi’s family, are on a journey back to Fluffy’s house in the hopes all of them can live together with Fluffy’s human.

This is the third book in a series featuring Fluffy and Levi, who uses a special wheelchair to get around. While it mostly stands alone, it would have been helpful if I read the first two books. A dog named Buster is mentioned twice in the book, but not ever seen or heard from. One must imagine he played a larger role in a different book in the series. There is mention of a mouse-hunting cat patrolling the warehouse and how Fluffy stayed close on the journey home in case she needed to protect the mice from surprise visitors, but they don’t make an appearance. This is a story of Fluffy using landmarks to find her way home and hoping Melissa finds it in her heart to open their home to Levi and his family. A simple story with a simple message of finding a place called home without a ton of obstacles along the way. Sometimes, those are the best kinds of stories, because you expect a happy ending.

Katherine Restoveix provided the artwork for all three of the books. They are charming and perfectly complement the story. The blue sky with wisps of clouds, the fluffy white snow from the storm, the furry purple slippers on Melissa’s feet, and the red and white barn dollhouse are all favorite illustrations of mine and bring the story to life. Children will love the stories for the illustrations alone, so they will want to read more about Fluffy and Levi.

The author’s passion for sharing underrepresented voices is clear in this series. I would recommend you read Home, but I suggest you start withย Don’t Eat Familyย and Help from Friendsย if you want youngsters to fully understand Fluffy and Levi’s story.

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Series: Friends & Family (Book 3)
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: Dream Write Publishing Ltd. (April 4, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1988723728
ISBN-13: 978-1988723723

I received a digital copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Visit the author online at:

Website: www.alisonneuman.ca

Blog: http://www.alisonneuman.ca/blog/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Alison_Neuman

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alisonneuman.ca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4375290.Alison_Neuman