I am happy to announce 4RV Publishing has contracted to publish my fifth children’s book, Clever Tom. This will join Little Shepherd, A Christmas Kindness, Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving, and Amos Faces His Bully on my author’s bookshelf. This is my second children’s book to be published by 4RV Publishing. I will keep you posted on the release date.
‘TWAS THE NIGHT is a wordless book that “tells” a heartwarming and inspirational Christmas story. The illustrations gift each reader, young and young at heart, the opportunity to re-imagine the Season’s wonder, and the freedom “to script” (if they choose to) their own lines to go with the images. Keep dreaming big!
In this book filled with stunning artwork, the reader discovers a story of their own making. A young boy finds an injured bird and brings it back to full health, leading to a magical experience for both of them.
This is an interesting concept for a children’s picture book. There is no doubt the artwork is beautiful and weaves a magical story. I’m not sure younger readers will grasp the concept since they are still learning to read but, with a parent’s help, they can be guided along. The artwork lends itself to many possibilities and your imagination can run a bit wild with backstory for the child and the bird.
‘TWAS THE NIGHT is unique and meaningful, I would like to see more from this artist.
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Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Purchase from Fontreal
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.
Today, on the 4RV blog, I share our Christmas titles. These make perfect gifts for your little readers. Check out my post at https://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/2019/12/christmas-titles-from-4rv-publishing.html to read more about each one of these.
Squirrel and Snowman are the best of friends. Will their friendship last forever?
A warm story about making friends and letting them go. For friends ages 5 years and up.
Age Range: 5 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Lexile Measure: 500
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clavis; Translation edition (October 1, 2019)
Barnes and Noble
Ten-year-old Macy is waiting for her grandparents to arrive on Thanksgiving. When the front door swings open, Grandma and Grandpa are covered with hugs and kisses. Crash! Everyone rushes in to find the dog gnawing a meaty turkey leg. Can Macy’s quick thinking save dinner?
Moments later, the front door swung open. In walked Macy’s dad and grandparents. The family raced to the door to hug them.
“Oh no!” cried Mom. “What was that?”
“A perfect read for busy families around Thanksgiving…This is a great story for families to read together to remind everyone of the true nature of the holiday.”~ 100 Pages A Day…Stephanie’s Book Review
“The author has written a story about a family, much like yours or mine, perhaps, that works together when life doesn’t turn out the way they want it to.” ~ Beverly Stowe McClure, author of Under A Purple Moon and I Live in A Doghouse
“I found this book to be a quick but charming read…it was great how Macy took what she learned in school about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Indians and turned her family Thanksgiving disaster into something positive.” ~ Cheryl’s Book Nook
“Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving is a cute short story that I’m sure will become a family favorite maybe even a traditional family read… I loved this book.” ~ The Blended Blog
Guardian Angel Publishing
Barnes and Noble
You’ll find my book, A Christmas Kindness, and other great 4RV Publishing titles at the Luther Pecan Festival this Saturday. Books make great gifts. Hope you’ll pay them a visit if you’re in the area. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/luther-register-news/2019-luther-pecan-festival/502832737210237/ for more information.
Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who only has one request for Santa, Robert is confused about what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?
You can purchase this book at:
4RV Publishing Bookstore
Barnes and Noble
Regan W.H. Macaulay and Alex Zgud team up again to bring you a sweet Christmas story titled, Merry Myrrh the Christmas Bat.
Myrrh is born to the barn bats, Mr. and Mrs. Raft. Named after a gift from the Magi, the Rafts have enjoyed visiting the farmhouse each Christmas to peer in at the Nativity scene in the window. When Myrrh asks to join them, they tell him he will be old enough next year. With the help of Sensa Squirrel, Myrrh hatches a plan to visit the farmhouse on his own and ends up needing the help of the family who lives there.
Merry Myrrh the Christmas Bat is another charming story by Macaulay. Curiosity and Christmas make a great combination to find the little brown bat inside the family’s farmhouse. Young readers will love watching this story unfold as much as they enjoy Zgud’s beautiful artwork. I hope this author and illustrator plan to team up again. When they work together they create beauty and magic.
This is a sweet seasonal story everyone will enjoy.
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Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing (July 27, 2018)
I received a free digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.