A Playmate for Imani by Rebecca O. Hayes

A Playmate for Imani by Rebecca O. Hayes is an adorable and fun story about a dog’s search for a playmate.

Imani watches her owner hop on the bus in the morning, but she is still eager to play. So, Imani wanders around searching for the perfect playmate.

This delightful story is brought to life by Hayes’ engaging text coupled with colorful artwork by Diane Brown. Silly antics ensue as Imani goes about her day hoping those she meets along the way will play with her.

If you are looking for a book for dog lovers or a cute story that will make young readers smile, A Playmate for Imani is a great choice.

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Paperback & Hardcover: 34 pages
Published: January 2020
Language: English
Hardcover ISBN-10: 1950074145
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1950074143
Paperback ISBN-10: 1950074137
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1950074136

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

Ella the Swinging Duck by Suzan Overmeer

Ella is different from her brothers and sisters.
Less neat. And less sweet.
And she sings her own songs, all day long!
The other animals need time
to get used to it …

An inspiring picture book about music, friendship, and the courage to be yourself. For swinging music makers ages 4 and up.

Age Range: 4 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Lexile Measure: 530L
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Clavis (April 28, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605374989
ISBN-13: 978-1605374987

 

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Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving by Cheryl C. Malandrinos

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?

Excerpt:

Moments later, the front door swung open. In walked Macy’s dad and grandparents. The family raced to the door to hug them.

Crash!

“Oh no!” cried Mom. “What was that?”

Reviews:

“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

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Guardian Angel Publishing

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Indiebound.org

New from 4RV Publishing

Emma loves bedtime. She laughs when Poppa pretends to place her in the dog’s bed, the kitchen sink, and other silly places instead of her bed. Once you discover what happens when Poppa finally places her in her bed, you’ll want to play This Isn’t My Bed with your own children.

Hi! My name is Fred. I am a tornado siren. Oh, you don’t know what a tornado siren is? My friends and I watch over people. We let them know when a tornado might be coming.

Open the pages and read my story. I am a Storm Sentinel.

Many stars brighten the sky at night, so does every person have one? One child finds his own stellar companion that follows him everywhere.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? let’s readers discover the child’s discovery.

For these and other 4RV Publishing titles, please visit www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com

Redrick Raccoon and the Christmas Mystery by Karen Monteith

Okay, it’s July. I can now feature Christmas books on my blog. What? Too early? NEVER!

 

It’s Christmas Eve in the tiny hamlet of Berry Hollow. The smells of gingerbread, apple cider, and roasted chestnuts fill the air, and the town Christmas tree awaits its decorations. Redrick Raccoon and Henley Groundhog are nearly ready for Christmas, but Henley needs help keeping a promise so that no one will miss out on the wonder and mystery of Christmas.

Join in and enjoy the close friendship and amiable banter of the forest animal friends as they embark on their heart-warming adventure to discover that a wondrous mystery lies at the heart of Christmas. This high-spirited and beautifully-illustrated children’s book will engage the imaginations of young readers and listeners.

This delightful Christmas story portrays the merits of keeping one’s promises, and the strength of friendship, kindness, and working together as a team while bringing to life a new world of lovable characters and beautiful forest scenes. At the same time, the story gently guides young readers to the true meaning of Christmas in the simplest terms. It’s a cozy bedtime story for a cozy season.

You will find yourself wanting to dive into Berry Hollow, with its lovable characters and quaint charm, again and again, this Christmas, and for many to come.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Fishpond Kids (October 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632694514
ISBN-13: 978-1632694515