Honeycake Series by Medea Kalantar

Honeycake introduces readers to a diverse, multi-cultural family that is full of love.

The grandmother explains why she calls her grandchildren “Honeycakes” while she teaches her granddaughter how to bake a honey cake.

Through imagination, the grandmother details how each delicious ingredient represents a different family member and his or her unique ethnic background.

This charming book also includes a recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to bake your own delicious batch of honey cake with your Honeycakes!

 

Help I Swallowed A Butterfly, is the second book in the delightful Honeycake series. In this sequel, Nala gets stage fright at school. But with the help of her mom, Nala learns how to get rid of those pesky butterflies in her tummy. This charming book empowers young readers to practice mindfulness and meditation so that they are able to meet life’s challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way. Help I Swallowed A Butterfly is clearly written and incredibly relatable, with step-by-step instructions and guided meditation exercises for young readers. This book is also a valuable resource for caregivers who want to provide a positive introduction for children to the world of self-care and managing those butterflies.
Life can be stressful at any age, but with the right tools and mindset, we can overcome any obstacle!

In the third instalment in the charming Honeycake Book Series, Nala brings her outgrown toys and clothes to Rainbow Hall, and spends the day with her Grandma and Uncle JD discovering a special magical power we all have, called ✨KINDNESS✨

“Kindness is a “Special Magical Power” we all have inside of us. When we show kindness, it’s like spreading sunshine everywhere we go — no matter what the weather is like outside.

Could you imagine how much nicer the world would be if everyone smiled at each other or did a random act of kindness every day? We are kind when we use our manners by saying please and thank you, or by opening a door, or by giving our seat on a bus or train to a stranger in need.

Kindness is a gift we can all afford to give. Though it doesn’t cost a thing, your kindness can mean everything to another person.”

Use your “Special Magical Powers” and spread kindness everywhere you go!

 

Visit the author online at https://honeycakebooks.com

New Release: You Laugh You Lose Challenge 6-Year Old Edition by Smiley Beagle

Watch out, parents!

Hilarious jokes are coming your way! This Kid’s Joke Book will turn your 6-year-old into a young comedian.

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow

Buy the Paperback version, and get the Kindle eBook version for ★★FREE★★

The You Laugh You Lose Challenge is a book designed for both single-player and to be shared and read by everyone in your household.

But why not let everyone play? Gather your family around the fire, call them into the kitchen, meet on the patio, and let the good times roll!

★100% kid-appropriate material★

Inside, you’ll find:
•300 of the best kid jokes ever written;
•Hours of entertainment;
•Tons of laughs;
•And more than enough to tickle every funny bone!

They are specifically designed for 6-year-old kids. Of course, others are welcome to join too. This is the must-have joke book for every household, peer group, family picnic, potluck, or long car ride!

This book has something for everyone:
•Animal jokes,
•Guessing jokes,
•Food jokes,
•People jokes,
•And everything in between!

★100% probability of laughter★

★300 jokes★

★Laugh-out-loud jokes adults and kids will appreciate★

★ZERO reasons to say no★

Ready to get the family fun started? Scroll up and click here and let the laughter begin!

Go ahead. Try not to laugh. We dare you.

10 World Wonders: Kids Books for Young Explorers by Gene Lipen

He’s off to experience an incredible adventure around the world. What amazing surprises await him along the way?

Adventure-loving Arthur is a dog on a mission. He can’t wait to experience the 10 mind blowing world wonders. He is all packed and ready for this experience of a lifetime.

From camel rides through the pyramids, to snorkeling in the ocean, nothing can stop Arthur from discovering what our planet has to offer. But with so many wonders in store, he’s sure to have many unbelievable stories to bring back home!

What incredible destinations will Arthur uncover on his sight-seeing quest?

10 World Wonders will delight you with bright pictures, colorful words, and impressive facts. Visiting the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and the Arctic, you’ll go on an unforgettable multi-continent journey.

10 World Wonders is the fur-tastic first installment in the beautifully illustrated Kids Books for Young Explorers series for ages three to nine. If you and your child like discovering new places, learning about nature’s marvels, and fetching historical info, then you’ll love Gene Lipen’s paw-mazing children’s adventure.

File Size: 6449 KB
Print Length: 17 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: June 30, 2019
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B07ST7HC56

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Coming Soon: Catherine’s War by Julia Billet

 

“A shining story of a young girl who struggles to come of age and find her place in a world fraught with danger.” —Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hitler Youth

* Winner of the Youth Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (voted by readers) * Winner of the Artémisia Prize for Historical Fiction * Winner of the Andersen Premio Prize *

A magnificent narrative inspired by a true survival story that asks universal questions about a young girl’s coming of age story, her identity, her passions, and her first loves.

At the Sèvres Children’s Home outside Paris, Rachel Cohen has discovered her passion—photography. Although she hasn’t heard from her parents in months, she loves the people at her school, adores capturing what she sees in pictures, and tries not to worry too much about Hitler’s war. But as France buckles under the Nazi regime, danger closes in, and Rachel must change her name and go into hiding.

As Catherine Colin, Rachel Cohen is faced with leaving the Sèvres Home—and the friends she made there—behind. But with her beautiful camera, Catherine possesses an object with the power to remember. For the rest of the war, Catherine bears witness to her own journey, and to the countless heroes whose courage and generosity saved the lives of many, including her own.

Based on the author’s mother’s own experiences as a hidden child in France during World War II, Catherine’s War is one of the most accessible historical graphic novels featuring a powerful girl since Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi—perfect for fans of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, Anne Frank, or Helen Keller.

Includes a map and photographs of the real Catherine and her wartime experiences, as well as an interview with author Julia Billet.

“Many of the settings are beautifully detailed, and the characters undeniably expressive. Catherine’s ability to find beauty in the world makes for a forward-looking read.” Booklist *(starred review)*

“This story will make readers want to join the Resistance. Characters are drawn so vividly that, long afterward, readers will remember their names.” —Kirkus

An Indie Next List Pick!

*A Junior Library Guild selection*

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: HarperAlley (January 21, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062915606
ISBN-13: 978-0062915603

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‘Twas the Night by Marin

‘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.

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Publisher: Fontreal
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
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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.

Christmas Titles at 4RV Publishing

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Warm Friendship by Ellen DeLange

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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605374490
ISBN-13: 978-1605374499

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