Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Release – #Nature Joyce Murphy, #Adventure Jemima Pett, #Stepmother Toni Pike.

Welcome to the Children’s Christmas book fair with books for children up to the age of twelve years old. All of which would make great gifts.

The first author today is Joyce Murphy with the release of her second children’s book in time for Christmas.  The Bee and The Dandelion – for ages 2 to 6 years.

About the book

Sally’s story made even the leader feel sad. And the Leader said …

“We will make a new law, all shiny and new,

To save all the bees, and you children too.”

The Bee and the Dandelion is a heart-warming, picture, rhyme book that tells the story of a Bumblebee, a little girl called Sally and a flower called a dandelion. Sally loves to pick dandelions but one day, when a Bumblebee flies onto her knee and begs her not to take his food; Sally is taught how precious flowers are to bees and their environment. Moved by the Bumblebee’s plight, Sally is stirred to action and with the help of her friends; she gets a new law written to protect the Bumblebees and themselves.

This book is inspired by a desire to instil a love and appreciation of bees, insects, animals and the environment into the hearts of children everywhere and teach our little ones in a fun way, that they can be proactive, and play their part in protecting our planet and the creatures that live on it.

Told in bouncy rhythm and rhyme, this book will engage children of different ages in different ways. This would make an excellent started book for early readers. At the same time, toddlers, kindergarten and preschool children, can use this book as an early learning tool or listen as it is read aloud to them. The book will also apeal to children who enjoy rhyme books by Julia Donaldson and Rachel Bright.

The Bee and the Dandelion is an ideal values book for children. It can also be used to introduce early environmentally friendly principles through a relatable, enjoyable, rhyming story. It also includes fun facts about bees. Perfect for children aged 2 – 6 years.

Buy the book: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US

Also by Joyce Murphy

Read the reviews and buy both children and poetry books: Amazon UK –  And: Amazon US – follow Joyce: Goodreads  –  Blog: Joycie Reilly Poetry – Twitter: @JoycieReilly

The next author is Jemima Pett with a review for her latest release for reader of 10 years old upwards, Princelings Revolution (The Princelings of the East Book 10)

About the book

Jasmine’s birthday party ends in disaster. George seems to have lost a phial of highly dangerous liquid. And Fred, well, King Fred is battling politics, relatives and self-seeking dignitaries in his aim to give the people a better way of living.

And above all this there is a promise he wants to keep. A promise to an engaging chap he made when he was a mere stripling, when he persuaded that person to stop the Great Energy Drain.

What will happen if he fails?

The tenth and final book of the Princelings of the East series brings our heroes to the brink of disaster. The Realms will never be the same again – but how will Fred, George, Jasmine, Willoughby and all the others cope?

An intriguing fantasy mystery adventure for readers aged 10 and upwards.

One of the recent reviews for Princelings Revolution

Chris Graham 5.0 out of 5 stars A great finale to a great series.  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2020

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every book of this series, but was apprehensive of reading this final book – because it is the FINAL book of the series.

However, I’m glad I did read it, with all its twists, turns and changes of fortunes for Fred, George and everyone else.

My only wish is, that more ‘sequels’ were forthcoming…

Head over to buy the book:  Amazon UK – AndAmazon US

A selection of other books by Jemima Pett


Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And:Amazon UK – Blog:Jemima PettGoodreads:Jemima Pett – Twitter:@jemima_pett –

The final author today is Toni Pike with  Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space.

About the book

Brody Cody is almost eight years old and definitely, absolutely, positively does NOT want a mother. His mother died when he was a baby but life with his dad is just perfect.

Brody is horrified when his father goes away to a publishing conference and returns with a wife, Pandora Smith, who is a children’s author. His life spirals out of control as he is forced to eat healthy food, do his homework and help with some chores.

Even worse, he and his friends suspect that his new stepmother might be an alien from outer space.

One of the recent reviews for the book

D. W. Peach 5.0 out of 5 stars Review written by a 7-year-old  Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020

I purchased this book for my grandson, and this is what he said about it:

I liked this book. It’s about this boy, Brody Cody, whose mom died. He and his dad live together and Brody doesn’t have very many rules. Then his dad goes away and comes back with a new mom. Brody doesn’t like her because she has rules, like eat vegetables and do chores. He thinks she’s an alien. The best part is when he thinks he sees the spaceship. I liked Brody, and he found out having a mom was pretty good. I read the whole book. There aren’t pictures, but it was good.

Head over to buy the book:  USA  –  UK  –  Australia  –  Canada

View all of Toni Pike’s books in the Main Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore

Connect to Toni: Buy the books: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK –  Follow Toni:Goodreads – Website: Toni PikeTwitter: @piketoni1


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have found some gifts for the younger members of the family…Sally.



36 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Release – #Nature Joyce Murphy, #Adventure Jemima Pett, #Stepmother Toni Pike.

  1. Thank you so much, Sally, for including Brody Cody – what a lovely surprise. I’m always so blown away by your endless generosity. Congratulations to Joyce on her gorgeous new book and Jemima on her new review. Toni x

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  2. Reblogged this on Toni Pike and commented:
    I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Smorgasbord Children’s Christmas Book Fair. Many thanks to the amazing Sally Cronin, who has put together a fantastic collection of Christmas gift ideas for children.

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  3. Great selection. Looking for presents for my little cousins and these books sound like fun. Thanks so much Sally for your commitment and generosity to new self-published authors. A real Gem.

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  4. Very nice selection of books from one of the most important groups of writers—children’s writers. They create a whole new generation of readers. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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