Showing posts from April, 2015

Kids: A New Book Just For You--THE EMERALD DRAGON

Are you searching for a new book that will spirit you away to a magical land? An adventure book that features a kidnapping by a DRAGON? Then you will want to check out The Emerald Dragon. It is the sequel to The Well Spring of Magic.Written by children's author, Jan Fields, this book is destined to be a favorite. Already available on Amazon, it is officially scheduled for release on May 1st. Want to know more? Here is something that will make you want to read more.
Rachel and her creative friends are heading back to the magical realm for a gift-giving party. But the realm magic has an unexpected effect on the gifts they made for the party, and they accidentally conjure up a dragon. When the dragon flies away with Kaida, it will take all of their gifts (and the help of some new friends) to find her and bring her home. 
Meet the Author, Ms. Jan Fields

Jan Fields is the author of dozens of books for children and adults, including many books in the popular Annie's Attic Mysteries ser…

Kids: How Will You Make A Difference On Earth Day?

Beautiful isn't it? So, how are you going to celebrate Earth Day? What? You don't know about Earth Day? Well, let me share.
Created to acknowledge and demonstrate support for the protection of the environment we enjoy on the planet Earth, Earth Day is an annual event. This is the 45th year that countries around the world have united to show they care about the environment. Everyone can help. Everyone can take part. Age doesn't matter, and since you are the future thinkers, doers, and protectors of our environment, you--all kids--can definitely make a difference.  Need an idea? Here are four small things you can do to help.
 Make a poster about Earth Day and share it with your family, friends, and classmates.  Turn off the lights when you leave the room.  Plant a tree, a bush, or a garden.

Put litter in the trash can not on the ground.

Kids? Have you read Squirrel Wars?

Squirrels are usually thought of as docile, playful creatures that spend their days wandering from tree to tree in search of their next meal. But are they really?
In the book Squirrel Wars, a young red squirrel named Rowen is anxious to learn about the Grey Invaders--the army responsible for his father's death. His mother insists that Rowen's siblings not talk about the monsters with great big teeth that slash and devour red squirrels, but let their little brother enjoy life on their little hill surrounded by forest. Then Rowen meets a new squirrel--one he has never seen before. Her coat shines like silver, and she seems to like him. The two become friends, and this is where the story becomes exciting.
Squirrel Wars by English author, Jane Finch, is a story about curiosity, bullies, family, and friendship. Based on an actual rival between the smaller red squirrel and the larger grey, readers follow Rowen as rallies the Reds to outwit the Greys and save his friend, Fern. It is…

Kids: Do you know when to call 9-1-1?

"9-1-1, what's your emergency?" "Hello. Is my Nana there?" This is the beginning of the real conversation by my then 5 year-old grand daughter when her mother sent her to bed early. It ended with the dispatcher asking to speak with a parent, and my daughter explaining why "K" called 9-1-1, and why she was sending "K" to bed early. Everyone in the family was embarrassed except for me. Why? Because I not only taught her how to call 9-1-1, but I also worked for 9-1-1.  Kids call 9-1-1 all the time for a variety of reasons. Some are valid--my mom is sick, grandpa isn't waking up, mommy and daddy are fighting; and, some are not--my gold fish died, my cat is stuck in the tree, my brother won't give back my book, and yes, can I talk to my Nana, Dad, or Mom. 
9-1-1 is for emergencies that require the police, the firemen, or a paramedic to come and help. This is because something serious or dangerous has happened, and you need help right awa…

Book Blast: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandall


Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way. 
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Bethany Crandell lives in San Diego with her husband, two daughters (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab with no regard for persona…