I’m delighted to one of the bloggers kicking off the blog blitz for Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby, with an extract and giveaway, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
Before I share the extract, here’s the book info…..
Category: Children’s Fiction, Book Review
Published: June 2017 by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
‘I have spent a good deal of time teaching my children and grandchildren to respect the other creatures we share our world with. Many children and even many grown-ups, suffer from arachnophobia with unfortunate results for themselves and the spiders; particularly those who inhabit our homes. My hope is this house spider adventure will dispel some of those fears and influence children and their parents to look kindly on these useful and harmless little creatures and indeed, all life forms which make up our world. They all have their part to play in ensuring our unique planet and the life it supports, will continue.’
I read Jimmy the House Spider with my five year old grandson, or more accurately he read it to me. There’s quite a lot more to read in this book as opposed to the reading books he brings home from school, but we read it in three short sessions. There are several words that I thought were quite advanced for the target age group, such as instinctively and laboriously, so help was needed with some pronunciations and explanations of the meaning, which isn’t a bad thing. That aside, he was very pleased with himself when he’d finished the book and wanted to take it into school. The teacher read it to the class and I’m told most of the children were entertained by it.
Welcome, Lee. In your own words, please tell us about your book
The story starts on a lovely Easter day at Sunday school! God’s Easter Miracles highlights God’s love and provision to His children. The lessons learned are not only about Jesus’s resurrection, but also awareness of treating children with Autism with love and respect, taking care of God’s creations, and most importantly, accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. Continue reading
Welcome to the book tour for this lovely children’s book.
Rosie and Friends is Helping Children to Understand That Their Uniqueness Is Not a Weakness.
Rosie the Pink Hippo asks readers “What advice would you give your friends who want to feel better about themselves” in this adventure book to help readers see that being different can be positive. Join Rosie the Pink Hippo, Olivia the Ostrich, and many others in this educational and eye-opening 28-page illustrated children’s book, Rosie and Friends Positively Different, a creative and fun teaching tool intended for parents, caregivers, teachers, and children who may have felt at some point in their life that they were different from their peers.
The book was published in August 2016 by Different Kind of Safari, LLC
- Author and Illustrator: Corine Dehghanpisheh
- Published: September 2016 by My Art to Inspire
- Category: Children’s Picture Book
A curious toddler loves to play…especially with his mommy’s smartphone! When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment. Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention. Her simple reminder: Put down our phones.
This is a lovely book and perfect for adults and children to read together. The rhyming text is easy for children to follow and the bright and colourful illustrations are fun and engaging. Continue reading
I’m very pleased to welcome to A.H. Richardson, author of Jorie and the Magic Stones, to the blog today.
Over to you, Angela.
A question that is frequently asked when someone has read ‘Jorie and the Magic Stones’ is — “Where do your ideas come from?” I loved writing this story, and it I can truthfully trace it back to my childhood.
I will try to keep this narrative short, but I want to tell my readers, that an idea (arguably the strongest force in the world) can stay with one for many, many years.
As a child of seven, I was rather headstrong and wildly imaginative, and considered a bit of a ‘handful!’ At the foot of my grandfather’s large garden, there ran a swift running little canal, at the side of which was tied a little canoe, which I found irresistible. I had been told, that under no circumstances was I to take this boat out ‘on my own’ or there would be stiff penalties. My grandmother was something of a martinet, and it was a good idea to be obedient, when she issued a decree. Continue reading
By Caterina Longtail
Released: September 5th 2016
Little Kitty wouldn’t exactly call herself a cat burglar. She just likes to bring back the occasional gift for her humans… A lovely story for younger readers and adults alike – perfect for reading together. Beautifully illustrated by Catie Atkinson and designed by Rachel Lawston.
WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE BOOK?
The book was written by a group of authors who donated their time free of charge. Each author wrote a chapter of the book. 100% proceeds of the sale of the book are donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK. The authors are: Suzan Collins, Tottie Limejuice, Jo Wilde, JB Johnston, Lucy Rayner, Ros Lyons, Ann Bowyer and Tracy Terry. Together, they became known as Caterina Longtail! The book was edited by Jaine Keskeys.
This charming little book is a wonderful way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Such a terribly cruel disease which affects too many families. Little Kitty is a lovely short story, with sweet illustrations, perfect for younger children and for adults to read with them. Continue reading
Today, I’m very pleased to welcome Rebecca Hubbard, author of The Gift, which is more than just a lovely story for children.
“Inspiration for The Gift”
I am asked frequently what was the inspiration for “The Gift.” Though it was not one thing, some interactions I witnessed between a girl and a horse made me think about the nature of relationships, how they develop and what causes them to begin well or never begin at all. I was struck by the girl’s immediate professed love for a being she just met, her need to have his attention, and her insatiable need to have his adoration. When the horse did not acknowledge her she was heartbroken and said she felt very rejected. The lopsided feelings in this interaction made me curious how that happened. What was the girl thinking that caused her to love the horse so much without knowing him? What caused her to feel so heartbroken and rejected when he acted as if she was invisible? What was the horse thinking and feeling that caused him to react in that manner? The girl after all was in his space. Yet, he did not acknowledge her, not with an eye, an ear…nothing. She did not exist as far as he was concerned. Why? He would have given a fly some attention but not her. What was it about this interaction that caused that reaction? These were the things I wondered about for a long time. Continue reading
Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. So take a few minutes, pour yourself a coffee…..and have a browse
In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?
AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?
My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….
1) Go to any online book supplier,
2) Randomly choose a category,
3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,
4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.
5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,
6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?
Before I’d got very far in my search for children’s books (I’m starting to build up a little library for my grandson), this one caught my attention… Continue reading