New from Clavis Publishing

Worm is throwing a party, so he must go shopping in town. Shop with Worm to find everything he needs. Along the way, you’ll discover many different colors.

A cheerful look-and-point book about colors. For children ages 2 years and up.


Hardcover with jacket | 32 pages | 9.84 x 10.20 | ISBN: 9781605377940

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Abby’s grandma makes so much food that Abby organizes a surprise party. Everyone is invited! Family members, friends, and people from the neighborhood come to dance, eat, and get to know each other better. Hip hip hooray, who wants chicken satay?

A celebratory book filled with rhythm, music, and plenty of good food. For party animals ages 5 years and up.


Hardcover with jacket | 32 pages | 9.84 x 10.20 | ISBN: 9781605378404

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The Second Chance Farm by Janice Blanchett

The Second Chance Farm by Janice Blanchett is a heartwarming story of how a rescued goat helps a wandering stranger realize everyone deserves a second chance.

A farmer finds a lost goat and brings him back to his farm. Christening him Rusty, the goat grows up alongside the other farm animals. Then one day, Rusty notices how different he is from the others and thinks he should walk away from the only home he has ever known. The lessons Rusty learns about family and forgiveness help him when a wandering stranger arrives at the farm looking for work.

What a unique way to approach the parable of “The Prodigal Son.” Instead of the son being the main character, Blanchett creates a touching story of a rescued goat helping the son who took his part of the family fortune and wasted it. This story is beautifully told and is accompanied by the creative artwork of Jack Foster (one of my favorites). The author then suggests the reader discover the rest of the wandering stranger’s story in the Gospel of Luke.

The Second Chance Farm will make a great addition to church and home libraries.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C47LV217
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Janice Blanchett (May 5, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 31 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8985182545

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

The Giving Back Tree by Tarky Lee (Review & Giveaway)

For those who always knew the rest of the story of the selfless giving tree was left unwritten, author Tarky Lee has brought the story full circle with The Giving Back Tree.

Inspired by The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Lee creates a story of how the lonely stump, long ago forgotten, is found by a girl who loves and appreciates her, allowing the tree to heal and bring forth a new beginning.

The Giving Back Tree is one of the most inspiring stories of the healing power of love that you’ll ever read. The artwork harkens back to the original story, making this a story all ages can enjoy. A feeling of nostalgia will wash over readers familiar with the original, while this modernized story speaks volumes to the magic of love and joy and the importance of appreciating the world around us.

Touching and inspiring, you will want to read The Giving Back Tree over and again.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BQZGZVH9
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gullet Publications (April 11, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 42 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8985870909

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

Reading now: Men of the 65th: The Borinqueneers of the Korean War by Talia Aikens-Nuñez 

Since the regiment’s creation in 1899, the men of the 65th have proudly served the US through multiple wars, despite facing racial discrimination. Their courage, loyalty, and patriotism earned them hundreds of accolades, including the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014.

But the honor and fidelity of the men of the 65th came into question in 1952, in the midst of the Korean War, when ninety-one Borinqueneers were arrested and tried for desertion and disobeying orders. How could this happen in one of the most distinguished and decorated units of the Army?

In this telling of one of the forgotten stories of the Korean War, author Talia Aikens-Nuñez guides us through the history of the Borinqueneers and the challenges they faced leading up to what was the largest court martial in the entire war. Rediscover the bravery of the men of the 65th through Aikens-Nuñez’s thorough writing and the soldiers’ firsthand accounts of the Korean War.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zest Books ™ (May 2, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1728479142
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1728479149
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 11 – 18 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 6 – 12

Reading this one on NetGalley. This came to me as a recommendation. For more information, visit Goodreads.