Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – New Release – #Ghosts Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Reviews – #Emotions Jeff Goodman, #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Welcome to the Children’s Reading Room with books for ages up to twelve years old.

The first author today is Emily-Jane Hills Orford with her latest release Mr. Murray’s Gun (The Piccadilly Street Series Book 4)

About the book

It’s been a year since Mary and Granny returned from their adventures in Scotland. Witch Penelope is still frozen, or so everyone believes, but strange things are starting to happen again. And there’s another ghost in the house, a male ghost with a gun. Is anyone safe? With Mary’s Halloween/birthday party coming up, the danger intensifies, and not just for Mary and her family.

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

Other books in the series

One of the reviews for Book 3 in the series Mrs. Murray’s Home on Goodreads

What an absolutely charming book! This is the first of the series I’ve had the chance to read, but it will by no means be the last one. In fact, I have already ordered the first two and can hardly wait to read them. However, it is not necessary to have read the first two books in order to enjoy this third volume. I was never lost, but would like to see how Mary gets involved with Mrs. Murray and the Brownies (what fun they are… there were some moments when I literally laughed out loud at some of the antics).

Ms. Orford has the ability to draw the reader in and let them feel like they are right there in the moment with the other characters. The action was non-stop and kept me on the edge of my seat as Mary strives against her greatest enemy.

Thanks for a wonderful read, Ms. Orford. I’m looking forward to Mary’s next adventure

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow Emily-Jane: Goodreads – Website: Emily-Jane Books – Facebook: Real People Stories – Twitter: @ejhomusic   

The next author today is Jeff Goodman with a recent review for Feel Like Eggs? Illustrated by Gabriella Urbina

About the book

Each egg has an emotion

In this delightful book.

The menu’s full of feelings,

And your child is the cook!

This is no ordinary carton of eggs. Inside this carton, the eggs express their feelings through a dozen different dishes. A happy sunny-side-up egg, a sensitive poached egg and a naughty deviled egg are among the clever characters revealed throughout this adorable picture book. With playful rhymes and irresistible illustrations, it’s a whimsical journey into an egg-centric buffet of feelings that will whet even the pickiest kids’ appetites for a helping of emotional intelligence.

“Feel Like Eggs? is not only charming and heartfelt, but also a brilliant social-emotional learning tool. Jeff Goodman’s debut will have kids cracking up — and cracking open about their emotions. This is a deliciously imaginative picture book that puts some protein into storytime.” —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone

One of the recent reviews for the book

Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021

On a scale of 1 to 10, this book is 100!!! “Feel Like Eggs?” by Jeff Goodman is a great new children’s book which I highly recommend for all ages to read, as perhaps now, more than ever, we could all use a fun way to process all the feelings that have come up, especially in the past year!!! I highly highly recommend this book, whether you have kids in your life or not!!! So fun and so good!!! Or…shall I say…EGGcellent!! 

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

  Connect to Jeff: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Website: Jeff Goodman Author – Facebook: Jeff Goodman Author – Twitter: @jeffgoodman2 – LinkedIn: Jeff Goodman

The final author today is Deanie Humphrys-Dunne with a review for her autobiographical My Life at Sweetbriar: A Life Changed by Horses

About the book

What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?

One of the recent reviews for the book

Neesie315 5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Inspiring Story  Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2021

This was an enjoyable book with a great message for anyone. Although it is written for children, I am well past childhood and enjoyed it a lot.

The author was born prematurely and when she was still unable to walk at the age of three, her parents were told that she had Cerebral Palsy and would never be able to walk. However, her Daddy (especially) was determined that Deanie would be able to walk and more. Her parents bought a horse farm named Sweetbrier and there her life truly began.

Deanie slowly learned to ride a horse and then eventually became a champion rider and jumper. Her determination and persistence are an inspiration to anyone reading this book.

This would be a great book to read or listen to as a family or a good book for young readers to read for themselves. The courage, patience, determination, persistence and positive attitudes shown by Deanie and her family have a great message for all of us.

The narrator was perfect for this book and added a lot to it. I was given the chance to listen to this book by the publisher and chose to review it.

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

A selection of other books by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Buy: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – Follow Deanie Humphrys- Dunne : Goodreads – website: Children’s books with Life Lessons – Twitter: @DeanieHDunne


Thanks for joining us today and I hope you are leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.


15 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – New Release – #Ghosts Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Reviews – #Emotions Jeff Goodman, #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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  2. Thsi posting definitely is a special composition, i like very much. A ghost with a gun, could be the same fantastic read as looking into wide opened and laughing eyes of children, confronted the the eggs-book. Thank you, Sally! With you great findings are always simple. Michael

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