Book Promo ~ Bee Scared

The Seed of Environmentalism

by Richard Faith
Worker Scout Bee finds that the honey bee's hives are closed. 
This is a mystery that causes the Queen Bee to be greatly concerned. 
Using music and calling on Auntie Bee isn't enough to solve the problem. 
Doc Turtle even becomes concerned. This story is fun 
but at the same time important for the future of our planet. 
What will happen if we don't find the answer to 
the disappearing Honey Bees? 
Enjoy reading another Old Doc Turtle adventure series and see if you can think of any ways we can help Auntie Bee save the Honey Bees.

Your Majesty,” said the Scout Bee to the Queen of the Bees, “The Honeybees are in trouble. They are disappearing in great numbers!”

What will the queen do? Who will she turn to? How will she keep her hive safe from harm? Without bees there will be no fruit, no vegetables and no flowers.

Bee Scared, an Old Doc Turtle adventure from author Richard Faith, follows the Queen and her community of family and friends as they try to find a solution to this scary problem. They use music. They call on Auntie Bee. Even Old Doc Turtle becomes concerned! Can your young reader think of any ways to help Auntie Bee save the honeybees?

This delightful children’s tale delivers a simple lesson about the challenges of climate change and global warming — and the impact on nature’s tiniest but mightiest of creatures — in a way that young audiences can understand. Bee Scared can help you open a dialogue with the curious young people in your life about the importance of conservationism and protecting the future of our planet.

Author Richard Faith is passionate about raising awareness regarding the impacts of global warming and climate change. He is also the author of the science fiction series, Megamerse, which features a superhero who fights for Mother Earth. Megamerse has been turned into a screenplay and talks are ongoing with a movie studio. Faith’s other book titles include “I Can Barely See” Said Mandy ManateeBarkley & SilviaCrocodilly Lilly: Not so Toothy A Grin and The Owl that Said What.

Faith is also the executive director of Mother Nature Festival Live Incorporated (http://mothernaturefestival.live), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to educate, inform and inspire everyone to get involved in helping Mother Nature

Bee Scared

Publisher: Jongleur Publishing
ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8652428013
Available from Amazon.com

Book Promo: Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down

Coinciding with Autism Awareness Month,
New Kids Book Helps Us Navigate Differences in Our 8 Senses

Published to coincide with Autism Awareness Month, and armed with a lot of confidence and inspiration, neurodiverse author Lindsey Rowe Parker releases her first children’s book, Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down (April 1, 2021; BQB Publishing; ISBN 978-1945448; $14.95; Hardcover), with autistic illustrator Rebecca Burgess, whom Lindsey met on Twitter. The book is also available in Spanish, titled Meneos, Pistones, Y Apretones Para Calmar Mi Cosquilleo. When Lindsey became newly diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and ADHD, her world finally made sense—giving her the confidence as a parent to go through a medical journey with her daughter, who is autistic. This story is written from Lindsey’s own sensory experiences and inspires parents who are looking for that sensory input, which they themselves may not have a name for.

The theme of Wiggles… is that the child is accepted and understood. They are not asked to change; they are supported; they can be themselves; and most importantly, they are loved.  Wiggles… focuses on the eight senses: smell, sight, hearing, taste, touch, PLUS proprioception, vestibular and interoception.

The brightly illustrated story follows a young girl with heightened sensory experiences through her day with fun, interactive sounds and motions. The reader may vicariously experience the vibration when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her spoon on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands—these are the things that calm her jitters down. 

Lindsey recounts, “There were sensory preferences that I had as a child that I thought were weird or strange, not like other kids I knew. Through pediatric occupational therapies with my kiddos, I have a greater understanding of not only some of their sensory needs, but my own. It’s like a lightbulb went on, and I thought, “Oh wow, now I get it.”  On working with Rebecca to illustrate the book, “Rebecca was absolutely the perfect person to bring this story to life because she understood life’s experiences as an autistic person. You can feel the support and understanding in the illustrations.”

Author Lindsey Rowe Parker is a mom at the tail end of toddlerhood, embracing the next phase of parenting while learning to navigate and advocate for her young autistic daughter. With a recent adult diagnosis of ADHD, and a new deeper understanding of her own sensory experiences, she has begun to delve into the neurodiversity community, learning all she can from neurodiverse voices. This is her first picture book, and she hopes it connects with everyone who has felt the need for a wiggle, stomp or squeeze! Lindsey lives in the Richmond, VA, area with her family. Rebecca “Bex” Burgess is an autistic illustrator living in the UK. They love history and nature, but comics and illustration most of all! Their passion has led them to work with the likes of The Guardian and Jessica Kingsley Publishing. Rebecca is most famous for their online comic, Understanding the Spectrum, explaining autism that has been shared in several books and used by parents, teachers and doctors. For more information, please visit wigglesstompsandsqueezes.com

From the Author

There were sensory preferences that I had as a child that are considered “weird” or “strange”. Through pediatric occupational therapies with my kiddos, I have a greater understanding of not only some of their sensory needs, but my own. It is like a light bulb went on, and I thought “Oh wow, now I get it.”

I wrote this story from my own sensory experiences, and now also as a mother learning how to provide sensory input to meet the needs of my kids. But I think this story applies to many kids and adults that are looking for that sensory input, which they themselves may not have a name for.

I knew that I wanted to partner with an illustrator that understood these experiences, and I found Rebecca Burgess on Twitter. The kidlit community on twitter is a great place to find talent, and Rebecca is a gem.  From their first concept sketches I knew they were absolutely the perfect person to bring this story to life.”

About the Illustrator: Rebecca Burgess

Rebecca is an autistic illustrator living in the UK. They love history and nature, but comics and illustration most of all! Their passion has led them to work with the likes of The Guardian and Jessica Kingsley Publishing. Rebecca is most famous for their online comic ‘Understanding The Spectrum’, a comic explaining autism that has been shared in several books and used by parents, teachers and doctors.

Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down
Publisher:  BQB Publishing
ISBN-10: 194544892X
ISBN-13: 978-1945448928
Reading age5 – 7 years

Available from Amazon.com

Book Promo: Freeda the Frog and Her New Blue Family

Perfect for Black History Month, New Kid’s Book Teaches Diversity, Equality and Blended Families

In a culture that is divided, the subjects of diversity and inclusion have become vital to build a more unified tomorrow. Although discussing these topics with children may be difficult, books have always served as bridges of communication to help pave the way to acceptance. Gold Mom’s Choice Award-winner book and series author Nadine Haruni specializes in making awkward conversations, such as racial equality, fun and approachable. Nadine’s book, Freeda the Frog & Her New Blue Family (Mascot Books; ISBN: 978-1-68401-132-2; $14.95; Hardcover), teaches children and parents alike to welcome people of differing ethnic, religious and gender backgrounds. Being the proud mom of a blended family, Nadine has a personal perspective on the subject.

The book follows green tadpoles Frannie and Frank, who learn two blue frogs, Samson and his son Jack, will be joining the family. They wonder if they will all get along and if Samson will replace their green biological father. However, spending time with their new blue friends teaches the green tadpoles a valuable lesson: a frog is who they are on the inside and shouldn’t be judged by the color of their skin. Nadine is no stranger to subjects like this, or others addressed in previous books such as divorce and losing a loved one.

To that end, the Freeda the Frog series helps educators, school counselors and parents discuss difficult topics in a positive, non-threatening way with children. Each book reinforces Nadine Haruni’s mission of “helping families of all species, one tadpole at a time.” The entire series has even been leveled for schools to align with National Education standards, and all five books in the series have a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review and the Gold Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in the family-friendly picture book category.

“Freeda the Frog and Her New Blue Family will help to foster a young child’s understanding that blended families with mixed ethnicities, religions, and races are all a family just the same…” – Midwest Book Review

Author Nadine Haruni has gone through a divorce herself and is now the mother of five kids in a blended family. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, an attorney and a certified yoga instructor. Haruni has also created a lesson plan inspired by her books for Garden State Equality in New Jersey, her home state. For more information, please visit www.freedathefrog.com.


Freeda the Frog and Her New Blue Family

Publisher: Mascot Books
Hardcover / $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-68401-132-2

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Book Promo ~ I CAN Believe in Myself

Book Encourages Children to Replace
Negative Thoughts with Positive Ones

This title will be released on February 23, 2021.

The delightful but powerful story I CAN Believe in Myself introduces young readers to Molly, who has been chosen to be the next Star of the Day in her school classroom. Most students would be proud and excited. Molly, however, is terrified! She just can’t speak in front of her class. She worries all day. She frets all night. “I can’t … I can’t,” Molly convinces herself. Or can she?

From the creative minds of Jack Canfield, international expert on self-esteem, goal setting, success and life improvement, and children’s book author Miriam Laundry, I CAN Believe in Myself gently challenges children to turn their negative thoughts into positive ones, seamlessly weaving themes of compassion, confidence and self-esteem into a relatable story about a young girl’s struggle to move beyond her comfort zone. Ultimately, Molly brings something special to show and tell, and uses it to help her fellow students—and even her teacher—overcome negative perceptions so they can have the confidence they need to do things they never thought possible.

Parents and teachers alike will appreciate the lifelong lessons contained in this beautifully illustrated book. Intended for children 6 to 11 years of age, I CAN Believe in Myself can help the young people in your life learn to believe in themselves, build self-esteem, and turn the word can’t into can!

Author Jack Canfield is an award-winning speaker and an internationally recognized leader in personal development and peak performance strategies. As the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, he’s taught millions of individuals his formulas for success. He is the author and co-author of more than 150 books (including 66 bestsellers) with more than 100 million copies in print in 47 languages around the world. His bestselling book, The Success Principles has been hailed as the new self-improvement classic.

Co-author Miriam Laundry is a sought-after speaker at schools nationwide. She and Jack Canfield collaborated to write The Big, Bad Bully and I CAN Believe in Myself. Miriam is also the author of I CAN Make a Difference and I CAN Be Me. She set a Guinness World Record on May 7, 2014, for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period. More than 100,000 children and adults participated in this record with the purpose of promoting positive mental health. Her books have also received numerous book awards. Miriam also focuses on mentoring new children’s book authors in publishing their books and inspiring the next generation. She is donating her proceeds from I CAN Believe in Myself to help build a school in Guatemala through Pencils of Promise.

For more information about the authors, please visit https://www.jackcanfield.com and https://miriamlaundry.com.

 

I CAN Believe in Myself
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: February 23, 2021
ISBN-10: 075732388X
ISBN-13: 978-0757323881

Available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Book Promo: It’s Snowing in Hawaii by Mike Guardia & Melanie Stephens

New Children’s Book Says “Aloha” To A Blizzard … In Hawaii!  

 

That’s right kids, it’s snowing in Honolulu. Get ready to say “Aloha” to the first snowstorm Hawaii’s ever had. Written in verse and beautifully illustrated, It’s Snowing in Hawaii takes the reader on a magical journey through the snow-filled beaches of Honolulu.  With Hawaiian flannel shirts, bearskin hula skirts, and figure skating on Pearl Harbor, young readers will enjoy the silly rhymes of a Hawaiian snow day.

Mike Guardia is the renowned author of several history books, including Hal Moore and Shadow Commander.  However, being the father of two young girls has inspired him to write It’s Snowing in Hawaii – his first children’s book.  He currently lives in Texas.  Follow him online at http://www.mikeguardia.com.

Melanie Stephens is a distinguished artist and children’s book illustrator.  A proud mother of three, she currently resides in Virginia.

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It’s Snowing in Hawaii
Willow Clubhouse Books
ISBN-13:  978-1-939688-15-6
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