Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Health and Fitness

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It’s my second Friday to blog at Christian Children’s Authors. This week’s post is for busy moms trying to fit in a workout in between all the other responsibilities. Check out “Making Time for Health and Fitness” at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2016/08/19/making-time-for-health-and-fitness/

Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury with Morag Styles

If you like art history of any kind, you’ll want to grab a copy of Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury with Morag Styles.

In this fascinating book published by Laurence King Publishing in 2012, readers explore the history of children’s picturebooks from the days of painting on cave walls through to the twenty-first century. It discusses picturebooks as an art form, citing the work of popular artists; it talks about their importance in children’s literature; and even touches upon controversial topics in picturebooks.

When first asked to review this book a few years ago, I did so to learn more about my craft. Though I haven’t written anything brand new in a while, my first book was a picturebook and I have two more under contract. For this reason, the sections Print and Process and The Children’s Publishing Industry were especially interesting to me.

Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling is a resource I’ll be holding onto and referring back to as I grow in my craft.

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Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (February 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 185669738X
ISBN-13: 978-1856697385

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

Guardian Angel Kids Magazine – August 2016 Now Available!

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Check out this month’s edition of Guardian Angel Kids, a free online magazine designed for the healthy and safe entertainment for 2-12 year old children, featuring games, stories and activities from our Guardian Angel books and characters.

This month’s theme is “Inspiring Stories about Pets with Disabilities.” With special features, poems, short stories, articles, and links to games and activities, you and your kids won’t want to miss this issue.

Visit http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/

E-Book Sale at Chronicle Books

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Check out the e-books on sale through August 31 at Chronicle Books!

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With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch? Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud, sure to provide fits of giggles. Plus, this version includes audio and a read-along setting.

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Join one of the youngest crews ever to sail around the world in this fourth installment of the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Novel series! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the deadly seas. Will you survive tropical storms, high winds, navigation crises, and sharks? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only the reader can decide how to survive. There are 24 endings to this adventure, but just ONE will lead to the ultimate success! With eye-catching comic book style illustrations and real-life facts about survival on the high seas, young readers can choose how to survive and jump to the next section in this interactive ebook.

 

book 3Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena’s perspective over a five-year period and cowritten with her mother, award-winning author Clare B. Dunkle, Elena’s memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease, and a must read for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.

 

For these and more e-books on sale visit http://ebooks.chroniclebooks.com/

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Bedtime Routines

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It’s the first Friday of the month, so I am blogging today at Christian Children’s Authors. My topic is getting into back to school bedtime routines. Hard to believe we’re already talking about this. Where has summer gone?

You can find my article at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2016/08/05/back-to-school-bedtime-routines/

I Have Faith by Davin Whitehurst

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In this beautifully illustrated picture book, young readers learn about the importance of faith.

Danny wants a dog, but his brother and friends tell him his parents will never allow it. Danny’s mother has taught him about faith for as long as he can remember, so he prays and believes God will answer his prayers.

I Have Faith by Davin Whitehurst is a moving story of how one boy develops faith. Danny starts off by introducing himself to the reader and telling them not only does he have faith, they have it too. He shares how his faith began and then puts it into action.

This is a touching story with an excellent message. An editor would swiftly be able to correct the few typographical and grammatical errors to strengthen this story. I Have Faith has child/parent discussion questions, several Bible verses, and an excellent parent guide, making this book a helpful resource.

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

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Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses by Michelle Nott

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Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses by Michelle Nott is a great way to help your child adjust his or her very first pair of glasses.

Freddy runs late for school, his watch is all blurry, and sometimes his wild answers make his classmates laugh. Using his imaginary friend, Hoppie, Freddy is able to help his mother understand what is going on so she can help.

This adorable and funny book tackles an important subject. Sometimes kids don’t want to tell their parents they can’t see the board or the word in a book as clearly as they used to. That can be a frightening thing. Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses will not only help young people understand it’s okay to share these kinds of problems with their parents; it also shows them how simple an eye exam and getting glasses can be.

The vivid colors in Robert Lee Beers’ artwork capture your attention–especially the green. There were a lot of nice background details in these pictures: the tiny apples on the tree outside of the school, the student of the month poster in Freddy’s classroom, and the eye chart in Dr. Virens’ office.

This book is a great blend of education and entertainment.

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Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (February 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616337338
ISBN-13: 978-1616337339

 

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