Hola: Let’s Learn Spanish

holaTitle of Book: Hola: Let’s Learn Spanish

Time length to read: 8-10 min

Age recommended: 7 and up

Author: Judy Martialay

Publisher: Polyglotkidz Press

Best place to purchase: Overstock (Click word for direct link)

Price: $14.47 (Hardcover)

So this week, I have brought you all a couple multicultural books, so I thought…what better way to end the week, than to bring you another one! :) Hola: Let’s Learn Spanish, by Judy Martialay, is a beginner book put together for children to start learning Spanish words. In the first part of the book, it starts out with a story based in Mexico and transitions from English to Spanish words. In the rest of the book, it continues to provide pages and a glossary of different words that are translated from Spanish to English, so that children may understand. It also gives a few pages into the culture in Mexico, by talking more about the food and activities that they do.

I thought this book was very creative and is a great beginner book for kids and even adults to begin to learn Spanish. I was a little confused at the beginning of the book where the story is, where it had certain words that transitioned from English to Spanish. For me, it was a little confusing the way it was portrayed throughout the story part of the book. I think maybe if the Spanish words were put in a parentheses, that would have helped with the confusion, but that’s just my opinion. Other than that, I thought this book was very informative and creative. It does a good job of not just introducing simple English words and phrases into Spanish, but also how it tells more about the Mexican culture. It even has a couple pages where it goes into detail about the Mexican masks in the culture and then gives two patterns for masks if children wanted to make one themselves. I thought that was very educational and well thought through.

The illustrations throughout the book were very simple, but good. Children will be able to relate to the drawings and colors that are portrayed.

So if you are looking for a beginner Spanish book, I’d check this one out. This book is not just for children and parents, but I think for teachers as well. This book would be excellent in a classroom setting. :)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author, in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs

Title Of Book: Sticky Icky Booger Bugs

Time length to read: 5-8 min

Age recommend: 5 and up

Authors: Sherry Frith

Illustrator: Carol Newell Walter

Publisher: Archway Publishing

Best place to purchase: Amazon (click word for direct link)

Price: $3.99 (Kindle) $15.29 (Paperback)

 

Now before you all get weirded out by the title of this book, there’s a very good reason behind it! Sticky Icky Booger Bugs, by Sherry Frith, is written about her two boys, Kory and Kevin, who were both diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. This is their story of what daily life is like for a child who has Cystic Fibrosis.

I found this book very informative. I didn’t think about how much treatment it took, for even a child with cystic fibrosis. It also made me very aware of the disease. I had heard about the disease before, but didn’t know much about it. So it was interesting to learn more about it, and what life is like for someone who has it. The illustrations, down by Carol Newell Walter, were very detailed in showing how the treatment was , and did a good job in displaying the plot of the story. However, I think the coloring of the illustrations needs a little bit of work. It looked like it was just colored with crayons and would look better with different options of doing the colors of the illustrations. With that being said, I think in a way, it can go both ways. Children might relate better to the story if they see it is colored like how they would color a picture.

So if you are looking for an informative book about cystic fibrosis for children, I would recommend this one. It definitely portrays the disease in a way that children can understand it.

I was also able to do an author interview with Sherry Frith herself, check that out below. :)

Author Interview with Sherry Frith

Can you tell us a little about yourself? 

I am a simple person who enjoys simple things in life. I indulge in monthly manicure/pedicures and a bi-monthly hair salon visit.  Amazing Grace Emulsion is my favorite indulgence.

What do you do when you are not writing? 

I am the chief financial officer at a local concrete construction company.   Most days I can be seen driving the highway picking up or dropping off my boys where they need to be.  It is not out of the ordinary to find me cheering at a soccer, football, or baseball game during a single weekend.   When my time is not consumed with my boys, I enjoy the company of delicious food and intriguing conversation.

What inspired you to write your first book? 

My son Kory continues to inspire my writing.  Children have a wonderful innocence; their questions and answers can bring tears of laughter or sorrow to a conversation.

How did you come up with the title? 

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs was born 6 years ago when Kory was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.  Doctor’s explained cystic fibrosis to Kory in medical terms. However, as we walked out of the building Kory asked “What does this mean for me”? I told him that he had sticky boogers that wanted to stay in him and we had to get them out.  When the medical equipment arrived to help improve Kory’s quality of life we gave them all names so he could understand them and not be so overwhelmed. My heart broke knowing the challenges he would be facing with this incurable disease and felt the need to convey them in terms that he could relate to.

Where do you get your ideas? 

I get ideas from everywhere. I love to listen, look, and linger for a topic to write about.

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp? 

I want readers to feel empathy.  You never know what is happening in a person’s life.  My theory is that just when I feel my life is rough, someone has it rougher.   I hear their story and stop the poor me woes an appreciate another day of life.

What books have most influenced your life most? 

Judy Blume, led me through puberty and made me feel normal, and Danielle Steele because I am a hopeless romantic and want to believe in the impossible.=

Do you have any advice for other writers? 

I think that everyone is a writer and has a story to tell.

Do you have anything specific to tell your readers?

I want to thank people for taking the time to read my book. It is so dear to my heart. To know that people are reading the book makes publishing Kory’s story worth it.

 

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free electronically, from the author in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Turtle Without a Home

Title Of Book: Turtle Without a Home

Time length to read: 4-6 min

Age recommend: 4 and up

Authors: Dr. Sharon Gaston & Richard Halttunen

Illustrator: Dr. Sharon Gaston

Publisher: Creative Minds Publications

Best place to purchase: Turtle Without a Home Website (Click here for direct link)

 

Happy Spring everyone! And to bring in the springtime joy, I have a book filled with lots of springtime like quality in it! The book, Turtle Without a Home, by Dr. Sharon Gaston & Richard Halttunen, is about a little turtle that is on a journey to find a different home after the river he swims in comes up to be trashed and polluted. On his quest, he encounters several animals and bugs to see if he could join their homes, only to find himself out of luck in the end. He finally comes across a butterfly who guides him to a beautiful nature spot that is taken care of by an elementary school and it turns out to be the perfect home for turtle.

I thought that this was a very creative and cute book. It has a great story, that has many great messages in it. It teaches kids to not give up hope when your feeling like you won’t achieve something, and it also shows children the importance of keeping the environment clean so that it doesn’t pollute animals homes. The illustrations in this book, done by one of the author’s herself, are very colorful and resemble that of crayon like coloring, which is different, but I thought it was kind of cool. I think that children will relate to the pictures because of that.

This book is excellent not just for parents, but teachers as well. This book would do well in a elementary classroom setting. In fact, on the authors’ website (www.turtlewithoutahome.com), there is a link that you can go to to read more about a special teachers guide they have that connects with the book. It’s supposed to show teachers who are interested in environmental things they can teach students and would make an excellent activity to do on earth day. So if your a teacher, I’d check that out on their website!

For more information on this book or the authors’, you can go to their website Turtle Without a Home.

I was also able to do an author interview with the authors of this book! Hope you all enjoy!

Author Interviews with Dr. Sharon Gaston and Richard Halttunen

Tell us a little bit about yourselves:

We are both Elementary school teachers in Northern Virginia. Rich teaches third grade and is affectionately known to the school community as “Mr. H.”He bases his teaching style on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the use of his own books and plays. Rich believes that education should be meaningful and fun. Sharon is a Reading Specialist who understands the power of literacy and its effects on all that we do. She is a professional storyteller who has written and illustrated her own alphabet books and a series of character education books based on stories her mother used to tell her as a child. You can learn more about Sharon’s other books at www.drsharongastonbooks&storytelling.com We both are members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).

What do you do when you’re not writing?

As stated earlier we are full time educators in Northern Virginia. Rich directs a very popular after school drama club, enjoys riding his bike, hiking and being in nature. Sharon enjoys summer vacations at the beach, writing and doodling in her journals, walking for exercise, book club discussions and going out to dinner and laughing with friends.

What inspired your both to write this book?

Sharon was inspired to write her first book at age 8 because of the t.v. show “Land of the Lost”. Sharon and Rich were inspired to write Turtle Without a Home when Sharon’s school was moving to a new location. There was no pond at the new location to move the turtles to. I told Rich about the Dilemma and we laughed and I said, “The poor turtles are without a home.” Rich said, “That’s a book title!”

Where did you get your ideas?

Rich always says just wake up and walk out the front door. Ideas are everywhere. They come from everyday and past experiences. Sharon says that children can inspire a lot of book ideas.. I wrote a story entitled The Rainbow Pumpkin because of what a student told another student who had no idea what color he wanted to color his halloween pumpkin. The little girl said just as eloquently, “Like Ms. Gaston always says, use your imagination.” She went on to tell her classmate, “Make it a rainbow pumpkin. That’s creative.” I went home that evening and wrote a story about a rainbow colored pumpkin who was not accepted by other vegetables in the garden because he was not only one color. I was inspired by a 6 year old.

Is there a certain message in your book for your readers?

Rich and Sharon want everyone, especially children, to know that taking care of animals and the environment ultimately teaches respect for each other. Everyone can do something to be good stewards of the this planet. Sharon also created a teacher’s guide for the book to extend this idea.

Are there any books that inspired you to write?

We are both huge Dr. Seuss fans. Our favorites are The Lorax, The Sneetches, The Better Butter Battle and The Zax. He was so far ahead of the crowd in his thoughts on the environment, racism, war and progress. The way that he could bring these massive, world issues and sit them at children’s feet in a way that was entertaining but educational was a masterful talent. Rich had been greatly inspired by Thoreau’s Walden and I recently read Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson that was so moving and poignant.

Do you have any advice for anyone who wants to write?

We believe that ideas for writing are everywhere. Just wake up and go about your day. Write about what moves you whether it’s happy, sad, morbid or thrilling. Get your thoughts out on paper. If you like to draw, keep drawing and develop your own style.

Do you have anything you would like to tell your readers?

Remember to always be a part of a solution and not a problem. Walk in the positive!

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Snowcial

Title of Book: Snowcial

Time length to read: 10-15 min (varies)

Age recommend: 8 and up

Author: Chelsea Prince

Photos By: Keoki Flagg and Robert Pittman

Publisher: Chelsea Print & Publishing

Best place to purchase: Amazon  (Click word for direct link)

Price: $17.06 (Hardcover)

Today I am excited to bring you a book filled with adventure, that’s also based on true events! Snowcial, by Chelsea Prince, is about the two week adventure of a boy and girl named Anna and Rory. They go on a two week cruise with their parents to Antarctica and experience amazing adventures with ocean and the wildlife that is in it. During their journey, they also share their experiences with other students and children when they participate in a live Skype session. From penguins, to killer whales, the adventures that Anna and Rory experience are ones not to miss out on.

This book was one word, amazing! I have never seen anything like it before, where it had a story plot along with actual photographs. Similar to illustrations, it was interesting and very unique to see how well these photos matched up to the story. Also, they weren’t just any ordinary photos placed into the story, it was some of the best photos taken of wildlife and scenery I’ve seen. The plot to the story is great. It’s something that kids can relate to and will want children going on their own adventures to the antarctic. This book also includes several facts in the story on various animals and things in the Antarctic.

Every school should have this book. It is not only a great children’s story, but an educational book that will benefit children everywhere. So if you are looking for a great read filled with adventure, great photographs, and educational value, I’d highly recommend this book. Prepare to get Snowcial! :)

I had the opportunity to do an author interview Chelsea Prince herself. Check it out below!

Author Interview with Chelsea Prince

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m the founder of Chelsea Print & Publishing, an aesthetically-focused publishing company known for its commitment to storytelling, accessible professional art, and the support of non-profits related to its published works. I’ve authored and published two books under this imprint Rock and Vine (for readers 21 +) and Snowcial: An Antarctic Social Network Story (for readers under 21). They are both created in a readable coffee table book style with full-spread photography and memorable narratives.

What do you do when you are not writing?

When I’m not writing, I’m working on building my publishing company, Chelsea Print & Publishing, traveling somewhere new, or keeping active outside. I am thankful that growing up my family valued travel as a source of education and expansion of the mind, and I have continued to translate travel into a business  through writing.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I traveled to Antartica with the intention of writing a children’s book, but those intentions were confirmed by my experiences during the trip. On board, I ran an education program with the world’s most traveled polar explorer, Doug Soup, which enabled classrooms around the world to connect with us in Antarctica live. Children could essentially participate in the Antarctic experience virtually, and ask questions about what we were seeing. The abundant questions asked by the children and teachers in those classrooms truly inspired me to go forth with the creation of this book. Children rarely get to experience the Antarctic continent, and I felt compelled to introduce them to it in a way they wouldn’t find in a textbook.

How did you come up with the title?

I was struggling for a unique way to describe the overused term “circle of life” and decided to create my own word -“Snowcial”- instead. I’ve always wondered at the art of forming new words, so I took liberty to literally create the title.  “Snowcial” is melded of the words “snow” and “social” to describe the natural animal network that exists in Antarctica: penguins eat Krill, seals eat penguins, orca whales eat seals.

Where do you get your ideas?

I get my ideas from everyday experiences. There is no better story than the truth. Snowcial is based on a true story of a trip to Antarctica in November 2011. As a publisher of coffee-table style books, I also think it’s important to include the true visual story. There are large-format photos on every page that reflect the real circumstances and real sights in Antarctica. Not many people have the opportunity to travel to Antarctica, so anything that happens down there is a fascinating story in itself.

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?

Snowcial encourages kids and families to get outside and explore. The two main characters in the book, Anna and Rory, are whisked away on a family trip to Antarctica (they’d rather spend school break at the beach!) and shirk all technology. Originally they are resistant to this exotic continent at the bottom of the world, but they end up learning immensely about themeselves and the unique world around them. Travel creates immense potential for global awareness and family relationship building, and the first step is to put down the remote and walk outside.

What books have influenced your life most?

I am constantly inspired and influenced by books, but those by Ronald Dahl were most influential in my childhood. Dahl was a master storyteller; he and his books have even more sentimental value because they were the first chapter books I read myself.

Do you have any advice for any other writer?

Be courageous!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Never stop exploring. (Or reading!)

To check out more about Chelsea and her book Snowcial, visit:  http://chelseaprintandpublishing.com

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Goodwill Vultures Club: A Day of Heroes

Title of Book: The Goodwill Vultures Club: A Day of Heroes

Time length to read: varies (middle grade chapter book)

Age recommend: 9 and up

Author: Hugh Willard

Publisher: Peak City Publishing

Best place to purchase: Peak City Publishing, Amazon, & Barnes and Noble (click words for direct link)

Price: $3.99 (kindle edition) $8.99 (Amazon & Barnes and Noble) $9.00 (Peak City Publishing)

Today I am excited to bring you a middle grade chapter book that is filled with heroes, adventures, and great values. The Goodwill Vultures Club: A Day of Heroes, by Hugh Willard, is about a kid named Buzz and his pet vulture…yes, his pet vulture. Don’t be surprised or fooled by the unusual pet, because this vulture named Roberta (Rob for short) is a pet that has helped several throughout the community where Buzz lives. After Buzz and his father discover Rob injured while on a camping trip, they decide to keep her to help nurture her back to health. In the process, Buzz learns that because of his pet bird Rob, he has grown and changed for the good. Along with some friends and Buzz’s brother Jason, and a couple other pet dogs, Buzz and Rob help a girl with autism find her happiness again, and they learn that heroes can come from anywhere, even if it is from the most unusual pet.

This is a great book because it teaches many great lessons to readers. It shows readers not to judge and be fooled by the outside appearance of a person or a pet, for the beauty lies within. It also shows examples of great friendship and teamwork as the book is filled with nothing except how Buzz’s friends are supportive of him and his pet bird Rob. The book also addresses autism, as there is a girl named Chrissy in the book who has autism, and how she starts to become a happy individual because of the help of Buzz, his friends, and of course Rob. The book is also filled with comical humor that children can easily relate to. You’ll find yourself laughing and learning as you read along with Buzz and his friends.

So if you are looking for that great new read to read to your children, or perhaps for your child in middle school, I would highly recommend this book. You’ll find yourself wanting the next book in the series soon enough. And yes, I said series! This book is just the first book to The Goodwill Vultures Club series by Hugh Willard. If you would like more information on when the next book may be out, I have included the author’s website and the publishing company for this book below.

Hugh Willard’s Website

Peak City Publishing Website

I had a chance to do an Author Interview with Hugh Willard himself. You can find the interview below. Enjoy! :)

Author Interview with Hugh Willard

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a single father, with two daughter and two dogs. And yes, the dogs in the Goodwill Vultures Club book series are directly taken from my two canine girls. I am also a psychotherapist in a private practice and consider my writing to be an important extensions of this book. I am passionate about animals and nature. And I think the laughter and unvarnished curiosity of children are two of our greatest natural resources.

What do you do when you are not writing?

When not attending to my day job,  I spend precious time with my family, attend to matters at home, grab snippets of time to read, take morning walks with my dogs, play guitar and occasionally go for bike rides.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I was inspired to write The Goodwill Vultures Club: A Day of Heroes after two events. I had a very vivid dream several years ago about vultures that made me see them in a whole new light. They are often cast as dirty birds that delightfully feed on the bad fortune of others. This dream helped me to see them as nature’s unsung garbage collectors. They go about their job with no praise or recognition. The second experience was seeing over 20 vultures begin to gather every morning in a large tree in my next door neighbor’s yard. They came every day until my neighbors, understandably, had to cut the tree down. I began to feel an affinity for them. Out of these two experiences, I started to think about how we often fear people and things about which we know little. It felt like a natural bridge to use a vulture as a symbol for how this occurs in our relationships with each other.

How did you come up with the title?

The title seemed to come organically from the thoughts about how we all need to work more towards accepting differences in each other. Early in the thought process about the book, I envisioned the main character having a tree house, which easily conjured up images of a club with his friends.

Where do you get your ideas?

It’s fascinating for me to start writing with a very bare bones outline and see different paths literally unfold in mid sentence. In those moments, the ideas certainly feel spontaneous. In addition to this, I love just observing things around me. It is frequently in the most nondescript, mundane sequence of events that I make mental notes, thinking to myself, ‘I can use this in my book.’

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?

We still have a lot to learn about accepting people and things that are different than us. Many people are afraid of things they don’t know. I suppose that’s a little bit natural, but my message is that we need to take the time to learn more about each other before we make negative judgments.

What books have most influenced your life most?

My goodness, there are so many. I’ll name just a few: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, because I strongly identified with Huck; The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd, a book that reminded me that we can find peace in the messiness of life and relationships; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, which inspired some of the events in the second Goodwill Vultures Club book ( coming out soon!); most books by Judy Blume. I love her deft ability to balance frivolity with harder themes, and certainly seek to emulate this in my writing for kids. The list goes on and on.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

For me, a good story rides on the backs of very well developed characters. Of course, the story line itself is important. There has to be a directions for the story, some conflict or challenge that will keep the reader engaged throughout. But I most often find that I identify with different characters when I’m reading, so being intentional in developing the personalities, motivations and minds of the characters is really key.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I’ll take a small risk here. TV and video games are great entertainment, but they usually don’t help us to grow and to become more alive and better able to manage our experiences and relationships. Books do. Books stimulate us in ways that make us better; better friends, better students, better sons and daughters, and better stewards of our world. Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness…” Reading books is an excellent way to travel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief

The-Remarkable-Ronald-Reagan-224x300Title of Book: The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief

Time length to read: 5-7 min

Age recommend: 5-8 years

Author: Susan Allen

Illustrator: Leslie Harrington

Publisher: Regnery Kids

Best place to purchase: Amazon or Barnes & Noble  (click words for direct link)

Price: $9.99 (Kindle Edition) $12.20 (Hardcover)

Today I am excited to share with you a book that brings a piece of history to life. The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander In Chief, by Susan Allen, is about the life of the United States 40th President, Ronald Reagan. The book starts out with Ronald Reagan in his childhood years. You’ll learn about his hidden nickname “Dutch” and why he was called that. As the story continues to go on, it explains the many different careers and goals he had and how it eventually led him to become President of the Unites States of America.

I thought this book was absolutely amazing. The storytelling is perfect for younger children, and they can easily grab on to the story. The message that this book shows us that if you work hard enough that anything is possible, and dreams do come true. Another great thing about this book is that not only are they reading a great engaging book, but they’re learning facts about this President that no one would have probably known. The illustrations, done by Leslie Harrington, are very well done. They are bright and colorful and each page catches the readers eye instantly. The beautiful painted colors and details set out the story perfectly.

If you are looking for a great book with lots of history and learning facts, that is also fun and colorful, I would highly recommend this book. It will be one that becomes a favorite in schools, libraries, and homes.

Want to know more about the Author of The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief? Check out my interview with Susan Allen below. Enjoy!

Author Interview with Susan Allen

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am an author who likes to read a lot and enjoys the great outdoors. I have had a radio talk show, am a public speaker on topics ranging from political issues to health and wellness, member of boards and charity organizations and mom and wife of 27 years. Our children, daughters Tyler (25) and Brooke (15) and son, Forrest (22) keep me busy and also keep me hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.

What do you do when you are not writing?

 

I enjoy working in our yard and biking, hiking, walking, working out and reading (if the sun isn’t shining)

 

What inspired you to write your first book?

 

Ronald Reagan has always been an inspirational figure and I felt that his story and philosophy were important to share with young people.

 

How did you come up with the title?

 

It has a nice ring to it and Ronald Reagan truly was remarkable!

 

Where do you get your ideas?

I do like to read historical fiction and as First Lady of VA, promoted tourism, which included over 120 historic sites in the commonwealth. I was a docent at the home of President James Monroe and gave tours in Charlottesville and Richmond, VA. I like watching young people learn and helping to bring stories to life for them.

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?

The overall theme is that like Ronald Reagan, you can have big dreams and if you work hard and try to go after the goals you set in life, you can achieve remarkable things.

What books have most influenced your life most?

There are several books I have read that have been influential. One of my favorite books on Ronald Reagan was “Hand of Providence” and one of the books about women I really enjoyed was, “Reading Lolita in Tehran”. I’ve also enjoyed books about people in politics like Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Jackie Kennedy and Nancy Reagan.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Work with a fantastic team and be patient. Talking with younger readers helps if you are trying to reach that audience.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Enjoy sharing the story of Ronald Reagan’s remarkable life! He even achieved his goal of living somewhere that would be suitable for riding horses everyday–His beautiful Rancho Del Cielo in California made a dream come true that provided great comfort and peace from a stressful job and was an oasis that he enjoyed even after his days in the oval office.

A big thanks to Susan Allen, Regnery Publishing, and TLC Book Tours for this opportunity.

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free in exchange for a fair review and book spotlight. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration

Title of Book: Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration 

Time length to read: N/A

Age recommend: 9 and up

Author: Rich Meyrick

Published by: Dreamcatcher Publishing

Best place to purchase: Smashbooks.com and Amazon.com

Price:  Smashwords.com: $1.99 (downloadable version) Amazon: $18.95 (paperback) $2.99 (kindle version)

If you’re ready to get lost in a book filled with adventure, then I suggest you check out today’s book. I was requested to review this book, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to, because I really enjoyed reading it. Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration by Rich Meyrick, is about a small version of a giraffe named Jaspa, who travels over 500 miles across Africa’s Sergenti plains. While making his journey across the plains he comes across many adventures; one of them with a boy name Ben who is on vacation there with his family. This book is filled with laughter, adventure, twists and turns. It is great read for late elementary readers and middle school readers who are looking for a book filled with adventure. The book is also very teaching in a way, because it discusses so much facts and knowledge about Africa and the Sergenti plains. The Author, Rich Meyrick, writes in a way that is very educational, but is something that’s fun at the same time; so it’s appealing to readers. Although this book is more of a chapter book and not so much of a picture book like I usually review, it is still one great read. It would be a great book to read to a child because they would be able to picture everything right in their head because of the great descriptions. Laurie’s Reviews at Goodreads.com says ” It is very informative as well as being funny and entertaining. I would recommend this for anyone but especially preteens up to adults.”

So if you are looking for a book that is educational and adventurous at the same time, I definitely recommend it. Also, Jaspa’s Journey doesn’t end here, there is a sequel! You can find the sequel information below, as well as links to where you can purchase this book for downloads/ordering. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration on Smashwords.com

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration (Amazon Kindle Version)

Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration (Amazon Paperback book)

The Sequel: Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride of London

 

 

 

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