Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Poetry B.C. Byron, #NewMexico Darlene Foster

The first review is for B.C. Byron for his first illustrated children’s book – A Cat Named Lump: 48 Poetic Tummy Turners – age 6-12

About the collection

Can you touch your own eye? I think you should try?
Can you lick your own nose? Hey that’s pretty gross.
Can you suck your own toe? Bend in half, there you go.
These poems are strange and a little deranged.Can you read the whole bunch without losing your lunch?
Maybe you can, but one thing is true:you’ll laugh out your insides before it is through!

One of the recent reviews for the collection

Katie Allen 5.0 out of 5 stars Disgustingly wonderful!  Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2021

This book was great! It made me relive all the grossest parts of my childhood. I laughed a lot and made faces I haven’t made since living at home with my 3 older brothers. I loved it and so did my kids!  

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads –  Website: B.C. Byron – Twitter: @BCByronAuthor

The next author is Darlene Foster with a review for Amanda in New Mexico: Ghosts in the Wind (Amanda Travels #6)

About the book

Amanda Ross is on a school trip to Taos, New Mexico to collect material for writing projects. She is travelling with Cleo, a classmate who believes in ghosts and insists she keeps seeing them. Amanda doesn’t believe in ghosts and is determined to prove there is no such thing. When weird, unexplainable things start to happen to Amanda, she questions her denial of the supernatural.

Join Amanda as she visits a typical hacienda, an ancient pueblo, a painting that changes dramatically and a spooky hotel with the ghost of a murdered cowboy haunting the rooms. Can Amanda escape from the eerie wind that follows her everywhere she goes?

One of the recent reviews for the book

It was a school trip that twelve-year-old Amanda Ross would always remember. She and a few of her classmates were selected to go on an educational trip to New Mexico. Because each student was artistic in some way, they were expected to record highlights of their adventure. One girl, Cleo, was exceptionally nervous and started saying she was seeing ghosts. Not believing in such apparitions, Amanda, nevertheless, was being a supportive friend to Cleo. When strange things started happening, Amanda began to wonder what to believe. Interesting and spooky travel story middle grade readers (and up) are likely to enjoy.

A selection of other books by Darlene Foster


Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Website/Blog: Darlene Foster WordPressGoodreads: Goodreads – Twitter: @supermegawoman


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you are leaving with some books.. Thanks Sally.


27 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Poetry B.C. Byron, #NewMexico Darlene Foster

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  2. Both books sound like fodder for my grandchildren. Anything a little gross always hits the spot. I wrote and dedicated my book of silly animal poems to my grandson when he was first born and occasionally when I visit I still hear sniggers from my granddaughter.
    Massive Hugs

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  3. I started Amanda in New Mexico last night, Sally, and can’t wait to get into it, Sally. (I’m prepping for a trip and Darlene is my travel guide. Lol). And B.C.’s book sounds delightful. Congrats to both authors on the fabulous reviews. 🙂

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