Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – New #Release and #Reviews #Wolves Elizabeth Jade, #Dragons Janice Spina, #Pirates Jann Weeratunga

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Elizabeth Jade is a recent author in the Cafe and Bookstore and this week I would like to feature a recent review for book two of her series Akea: His Mother’s Son.

About the book

The heart-wrenching sequel to Akea – The Power of Destiny. Akea is no ordinary husky and taking her place as Wolf Queen was just the first step in the journey set out for her by the Great Wolf. Akea’s world turns upside down when humans raid their home, scattering the pack and capturing her hybrid son. Salvador struggles to adjust to a life in captivity quickly realising not everyone approves of his mother’s rise to Wolf Queen. When the Great Wolf sends him warning dreams, Salvador discovers his true purpose for being there.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Mark Schultz –5.0 out of 5 stars Quit a good story and nice line drawings  Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2020

This book is very well written; it’s an exciting story just right for the preteen and lower half of the teenage group. The author has fashioned a very believable world around the idea of wolf families. We know that wolves are very intelligent and even coordinate hunts.

I enjoyed the story. It reads well and show great creativity. The personalities and pack structure are well developed, including having a mythos and something like a religion. I found all of it quite fascinating.

The scene setting was good and the use of the environment was elegant. I enjoyed the dialogue and the activities of daily living for the wolves. The action sequences were well executed. The violence was not too graphic to preserve the sensibilities of younger readers.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

Also by Elizabeth Jade

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: GoodreadsDramatic readings from Akea – The Power of DestinyYoutube – Book TrailersYoutube –  Website – BlogElizabeth Jade –  FacebookAkea Wolf Stories – Twitter@akeawolfstories

Award winning children’s author Janice Spina has a recent review for her latest book. Drystan the Dragon and Friends: Delbert Finds Himself.

About the book

Drystan the Dragon and Friends is a series of six books about dragons, friendship, being kind and respectful to one another, and helping others in need. Children will learn about colors and letters too with the help of the colorful illustrations and rhyming verse. All the dragons’ names begin with the letter ‘D.’

In this book Drystan meets a few friend, Delbert, who has some difficulty meeting others. He is shy and not at all happy that he can disappear from view and blend in with trees. Read how Drystan helps Delbert realize how important it is to like himself no what color he is – for all colors are beautiful!

One of the recent reviews for the book

Mrs.D. 5.0 out of 5 stars All around, 5 shiny stars!  Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2020

I must honestly say that this author has a knack for writing children’s stories that are unique and unlike any others. I find myself saying that over and over again, because I really love all of her books from the “Drystan the Dragon and Friends” series. In Book 3, “Delbert Finds Himself,” Janice Spina has delivered another wonderful lesson, which will teach young readers kindness, empathy, and self-confidence.

At first it seems like not a lot is happening in the story, but yet, all the good things had happened by the time I reached the tipping point and got to the end of the story. I realized how much I was wrapped up in the awesome characters and how much a child could learn from Delbert the brown dragon, who can turn blue, but is very shy, and Drystan the red dragon, who helped the nervous little dragon overcome his insecurities.

This story teaches young readers about diversity, being kind and friendly to others regardless of their look and color, because everyone in this world should have a special place under the sun and feel important. Even though we are all created differently, we are all unique in extraordinary ways.

For those of you who haven’t read Janice Spina’s series yet, you should definitely get her books soon, because there is no better time than now.

“Drystan the Dragon and Friends” is a series of six books, which will teach your children about the true meaning of friendship, being kind and respectful, and helping someone who may need their help.

Bonus: Youngsters will learn colors and letters through the colorful artwork and rhyming poetry. All around, 5 shiny stars!

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

A small selection of books by Janice Spina

Janice Spina, buy:Amazon US – and :Amazon UK – Follow Janice: Goodreads – blog:Jem’s Books Twitter: @janice_spina

The final author today is Jann Weeratunga with a recent review for Polly’s Piralympics: Paralympics for Pirates (Polly’s Piralympic Games Book 3)

About the book

The Pirates compete in their own Paralympic Games – the Piralympics. Meet Polly the Parrot and the multicultural pirates from across the world. Bagpipe-playing Scottish Pirates; Abba-singing Viking Pirates; Tattooed Maori Pirates; Yellow-turbaned Indian Pirates, Guitar-playing Cowboy American Pirates and Vuvuzela-blowing Zulu Pirates as they all compete for GOLD.

Polly’s, one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed, Pirate’s armed with their new prosthetic blades, arms and wheelchairs compete in – walk the plank diving, climb the rigging gymnastics a three-legged race plus more. Find out why coconuts don’t make good footballs and follow the Pirate chefs in their own Masterchef Competition.

One of the recent reviews for the book

KMCL 5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and educational book! 🙂  Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2020

This is a fun, unique book about a paralympics competition for pirates from around the world. Since they came from different countries, it was like having little geography lessons. I love the diversity in this book! I like how the author uses “pirate talk” for them, and the pirates are funny! I think the kids will love it! 🙂 Some important messages are shown in the story, like accepting differences, using teamwork, helping others, bullying, and forgiveness. Also, great idea to have the children/readers interact with the story, by doing drawings. Kids will enjoy by this book of pirates, hidden treasures, and great challenges and games! 🙂

A selection of books by Jann Weeratunga.


Jann Weeratunga buy: Amazon US –And: Amazon UK –  Follow Jann: Goodreads – Website: Kids Books Without Borders – Twitter: @Jannweeratunga


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope that you have found some books to take with you.. Sally.

31 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – New #Release and #Reviews #Wolves Elizabeth Jade, #Dragons Janice Spina, #Pirates Jann Weeratunga

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  2. Thank you so much, Sally, for all your support of my books and fellow indie authors. We couldn’t do it without your kind support. Much love! 🥰 Congrats to fellow authors, Elizabeth Jade, and Jann Weeratunga, for their lovely books and wonderful reviews! 🤗

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