Merry Myrrh The Christmas Bat by Regan W. H. Macaulay

What do you get when you combine a bat, a squirrel, and a farmhouse family during Christmas? A sweet, seasonal story that is sure to become a Christmas classic.

Myrrh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raft, who live in the brown barn next to the white farmhouse with its big bay window all decorated for Christmas. Myrrh wants to visit the farmhouse’s Nativity scene like his parents have done year after year. When he sneaks off with the help of Sensa Squirrel, Myrrh finds himself in a spot of trouble and gets some unexpected help.

Merry Myrrh The Christmas Bat by Regan W. H. Macaulay, has been updated and published by Pandemonium Publishing House. This wonderful story that first caught my attention in 2018, is even more delightful than I remember.

Macaulay teamed up with artist Alex Zgud again to bring Myrrh’s story to life. The glorious colors that fill this book’s pages alongside Macaulay’s descriptive text paint the perfect Christmas story for this animal family settled on this farming family’s land. I fell in love all over again.

If you only buy one new book for your youngster this year, make it Merry Myrrh The Christmas Bat.

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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.

A Christmas Kindness by Cheryl C. Malandrinos Virtual Book Tour Starts November 1

The virtual book tour for A Christmas Kindness starts Monday, November 1. Here is more about the book:

BOOK BLURB:

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?

PRAISE

It is not often that a simple children’s book can nearly bring me to tears, but this one succeeded. There is nothing better than reading a story at Christmastime that reminds you that there are still good people and good kids in the world. This is one heartwarming Christmas story that you and your kids can read and enjoy. It will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas, and I believe that the author’s purpose is accomplished.

– Ruth, Amazon Reviewer

Robert can’t wait to see Santa. He’s got a pile of stuff he wants to ask for. Then he meets Glenn in line, and Robert himself gets to play Santa. I was touched by the main character’s transformation after he came in contact with someone in real need. The glow he walks away with can’t be bought, and he’ll never find it under the Christmas tree, but it’s the heart of the season that he’s found. Nicely illustrated, enjoyable story for readers of all ages. 

– Jude, Amazon Reviewer

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VBT Schedule

Monday, November 1

Virtual Book Tour Kick Off at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Tuesday, November 2

Book Teaser Trailer at YouTube

Wednesday, November 3

Character Profile Sheet Highlight at As the Page Turns

Interview at Heart Soul Mind

Thursday, November 4

Book Review at Sefina Hawke’s Books

Friday, November 5

Book Feature Highlight at b for bookreview

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Monday, November 8

Book Feature Highlight at What is That Book About

Book Review at fundamental

Tuesday, November 9

Book Review at Books for Books

Wednesday, November 10

Interview at What’s On Your Kindle?

Book Feature Highlight at Over the Rainbow Book Reviews

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Tuesday, November 16

Book Review at Jazzy Book Reviews

Interview at Carpinello’s Writing Pages

Wednesday, November 17

Book Review at Lisa’s Reading

Thursday, November 18

Character Interview at The Children’s & Teens Book Connection

Friday, November 19

Book Review at The Faerie Review

Book Feature Highlight at Lynn’s Romance Enthusiast

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Monday, November 22

Book Review at A Hippie’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, November 23

Book Feature Highlight at I’m All About Books

Friday, November 26

Book Feature Highlight at Sybrina’s Book Blog

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Wednesday, December 1

Book Review at Bound 4 Escape

Thursday, December 2

Book Review at StoreyBook Reviews

Book Review at A Room Without Books is Empty

Friday, December 3

Book Review at Laura’s Interests

Joy and Mary Save Christmas by Wayne Harris-Wyrick

Joy and her friend, Mary, are taken on a magical adventure to help Santa and the elves when stolen presents and electrical problems hit the North Pole in Joy and Mary Save Christmas by Wayne Harris-Wyrick.

While playing in Joy’s backyard and lamenting the lack of snow in Oklahoma City at Christmastime, the two girls find themselves transported to the North Pole, where an upset Santa Claus begs for their help. Thanks to Joy’s photographic memory and Mary’s eagerness to help, Christmas might just be saved.

What a fun, magical adventure. Harris-Wyrick has created a seasonal story filled with Christmas magic that will have everyone believing in Santa Claus. Inspired by a dream, this delightful story will charm tweens and teens with inventions only the North Pole might have.

Artist Carrie Salazar provided the cover art and interior illustrations for Joy and Mary Save Christmas. The snowy scenes and glimpses into Santa’s world are so sweet and relay such emotion the reader will feel like they are right there alongside Joy and Mary as they work to save Christmas.

If you enjoy seasonal stories filled with special magic, you need to pick up a copy of Joy and Mary Save Christmas.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ 4RV Tweens & Teens (September 16, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 60 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1940310512
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1940310510
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 12 years

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

A Baby Doll from Santy Claus by Vivian Zabel

A Baby Doll from Santy Claus by Vivian Zabel is wonderful story, set after World War II, about a young girl’s Christmas wish.

The war is over, and factories are making toys again. Ellouise’s parents take her to a store in San Antonio to tell Santa what she wants for Christmas. That’s when she spies a beautiful doll. But, how will Santy Claus bring her that baby doll if she is visiting her grandparents instead of staying home for the holidays?

Oh, my goodness, what a sweet, sweet story. Here is this young girl getting to visit Santa after the war is over. Can’t you just imagine how joyful a time that was for her? The author portrays such a time of excitement, which is further relayed by the colorful artwork from Diane Brown. Then, suddenly, all that excitement turns to worry as she wonders how it is possible Santy Claus will find her at her grandparents’ house. Zabel captures the true emotions of a child so well in this story.

If you are looking for a story about the wonder and excitement of Christmas, you will want to pick up A Baby Doll from Santy Claus. You will also find information about World War II, and readers will learn the inspiration behind the story. Truly a seasonal treasure.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ 4RV Children’s Corner (September 28, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 52 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1940310725
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1940310725
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 – 8 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Kindergarten – 3

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

Between the Covers of 4RV Christmas Books Zoom Discussion on Sunday, September 19

Join members of the 4RV Publishing family as we talk about our Christmas books. Vivian Zabel (President), Stephanie Burkhart, Wayne Harris-Wyrick, Jeanne Conway, and myself will be part of this online discussion. Registration is free, but it is required. Visit https://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/p/between-covers-of-4rv-christmas-books.html to register today!