Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Chocolate Robbie and Michael Cheadle, #Poetry D.L. Finn



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

The first authors today are Robbie and Michael Cheadle with a recent review for Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow Fairies Story and Cookbook

About the book

Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on a fun adventure to discover why the milkshake rain is pale and white.

One of the recent reviews

Marian Beaman 5.0 out of 5 stars Candy Delight  Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2021

Treat yourself to a delightful confection of rhyming poetry, photos of creative fondant, all ensconced in a playful story featuring fairies, rainbows, and fanciful flavors of ice cream.

The author, who works in high finance by day, gives expression to her creative side in this book, tasty Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow and Fairies Story, part of a series. Recipes are included in this book with colorful photos, including cheese and bacon scones, fudge balls, and strawberry jelly cupcakes.

I can imagine parents and grandparents enjoying baking the recipes or simply reading the rhymes together. Excellent gift idea! 

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Other books in the Sir Chocolate Series

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The second review is for the latest children’s book from D.L. Finn – Tree Fairies and Their Short Stories

About the book

When reality and magic meet in the forest

It’s 1969, and twelve-year-old Daniel Burns is camping in the redwood forest with his family. Danny wants to listen to his music and read, but his family has other plans. S’mores around the campfire and stories end their first day. The family is sleeping soundly in their secluded tent when Danny wakes up and finds his sister, Colette, is missing. Assuming she went to use the outhouse, he goes after her. When he finds his sister, they discover there is a thin veil between reality and fantasy. Two bonus short stories offer a glimpse into the magical world that finds Danny and Colette. These hidden beings not only share our world but have a role in protecting their forest.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2021

In the redwood forest, the tree fairies and their human friends are tasked with protecting the woodlands and it’s creatures. They have the help of the Wise Trees who’ve watched over the land for thousands of years. In many ways, this middle-grade book is about real environmental threats, all crafted into age-appropriate and magical stories.

The three tales are connected, sharing the same characters, and each one addresses a different danger to the natural world. “Tree Fairies” introduces the forest fairies and kicks off their relationship with young Daniel and his human family who will save the land from clear cutting. “Roselle” addresses the illegal dumping of toxic waste. And in “Goldie,” the fairies drive off a pair of poachers.

There’s plenty of magic in the books and activities that middle-grade kids will relate to such as fairy school, writing papers, listening to parents, and standing up to bullying by the “city fairies” who’ve lost touch with nature. A fun read for kids who enjoy magical tales while learning about the importance of protecting the old forests 

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Other children’s books by D.L. Finn

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Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books…thanks Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Chocolate Robbie and Michael Cheadle, #Fishing Dawn Doig, #Wolves Elizabeth Jade


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

The first authors today are Robbie and Michael Cheadle with a recent review for Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow Fairies Story and Cookbook

About the book

Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on a fun adventure to discover why the milkshake rain is pale and white.

One of the recent reviews

D.L. Finn5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great combination book to give as a present!  Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2020

I love seeing Ms. Cheadle’s cooking creations on social media. They are always fun and creative. When it was time to buy my granddaughters a gift, I knew a book about fairies and cooking would be the perfect fit for my four- and five-year-old grandkids. Before wrapping the book up, I read it. I was charmed with the story, loved the recipes, and impressed mother and son wrote it. I look forward to reading this with my youngest grandchildren and then picking a recipe to make together. This is a great combination book to give as a present!

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

Other books in the Sir Chocolate Series

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The next review is for Dawn Doig and Marisa’s First Fishing Trip (Big Shoe Bears and Friends Book 2) Dawn’s books are available in several languages

About the book

Marisa is flying to Gramma and Grampa’s house for a visit. One day, Grampa takes Marisa fishing for the first time. What did she catch? Who was there watching all along – can you find him? What an adventure!

One of the recent reviews for the book

Ms Queenie Clem 5.0 out of 5 stars Cute picture book  Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020

When she goes to visit her grandparents, her Grampa takes her fishing for the first time. what does she catch?

This short story is about a bond between a grandchild and a grandparent. I really enjoyed the story. I love the illustrations. They went along with the story. The font size was great and was an easy read.

I give this picture book 5 stars.

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A selection of books by Dawn Doig which are available in several languages.

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The final author today is Elizabeth Jade with a recent review for Akea – The Power of Destiny (Book 1 in the Akea Series)

About the book

Akea is born into a family of sled dogs and a life that follows a predictable path, but from the day she first sees the lone wolf, Kazakh, Akea knows her future lies beyond the safety of her home. Kazakh is well aware of Akea’s destiny and the pack laws he will break to help her reach it. Regardless of the challenges ahead, he must make sure this young husky will be ready, even if it means his life.

This husky, wolf story is a new addition to the great animal fiction tradition of Jack London and Erin Hunter, where the story is told through the eyes of the animals. It is a captivating coming of age story which also teaches children about friendship, overcoming obstacles, and most importantly, that there is nothing wrong in being different; In fact, differences can be a force for good. Akea – The Power of Destiny is the first in a series of chapter books for seven to eleven year-olds.

One of the recent reviews for the book

When ‘Akea’ made its way through my letterbox this morning, I told myself I’d make a start on reading the first couple of chapters whilst I did a bit of exercise. An hour later, I was still on the exercise bike as I read the final page.

Akea’s a beautiful story about a husky that discovers she’s descended, partly, from wolves. She works to find her place in the wolf pack, balancing her wild instincts with the domestic husky and sled dog life she was born into. She bridges both worlds, eventually discovering acceptance in both.

This is a short novel. The ten chapters kept me occupied for about an hour, and I really enjoyed the experience. The length of the story meant that it was ideal to read in just one sitting, which is great as the compelling story kept me wanting to keep reading. Meanwhile, this novel is short enough that my young daughter can enjoy it without feeling too daunted. She’ll likely read it in smaller sittings, a chapter or two at a time.

This is a beautifully written novel that really captures the atmosphere of the forest, of sled dog life and of a young husky that wants to find where she belongs.

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Also by Elizabeth Jade

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Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will be leaving with some books..thanks Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Cats Pamela S. Wight, #Bears Sue Wickstead, #Chocolate Robbie and Michael Cheadle, #Travel Darlene Foster,#Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


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 book is for all children who love pets, but in particular cats. Molly Finds Her Purr by Pamela S. Wight

About the book

Molly the Cat is lonely. No matter how hard she tries to make friends with birds, they all fly away from her. Even other cats don’t seem to like her. Friendless, Molly has no purr. But a wisecracking squirrel opens Molly’s eyes to a world in which friendship comes in all sizes, shapes, and species.

This delightful tale with dazzling illustrations sparkles with sweet insight that makes all readers purr with pleasure at the end.

One of the recent reviews for the book

D. W. Peach 5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable book about friendship  Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020

Molly is a stray who sees a pampered cat named Clara purring as she gets some loving from her owner. Molly wants a purr too, but has trouble finding it, since life on her own is pretty lonely. That all changes when she encounters Petey the squirrel and a couple of other friendly creatures who create a circle of friends.

This is a lovely story about friendship and belonging. As a rescuer of feral cats, I happen to know that inside every cat there’s a purr waiting to come out. How true for people too. The sweet message of friendship and kindness will resonate with children, young and old. Beautiful illustrations and perfect for preschoolers.

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Also by Pamela S. Wight for children

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The next author today is Sue Wickstead with her recent release Barty Barton: The Bear That Was Loved Too Much

About the book

‘What happens when you outgrow your teddy bear? Will you let it go?Barty was a special teddy bear. He was soft, cuddly and always made you smile.All the loving cuddles had flattened him over time, his nose bent to one side and his paws needed repairing.But he was too full of memories to be thrown away. Thomas had loved Barty but now he was grown up and going to be a daddy himself. Would he want Barty for his new baby?

An early review for the book

Su 5.0 out of 5 stars What a Bear~utiful story Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2020

Barty Barton reminds me of my own little teddy bear he is called Snowy and has beautiful blue, now sadly dull eyes. He like, Barty needs some serious repairs. I loved how all Barty’s little toy friends rallied round to offer reassurance when Barty was so scared. Such beautiful illustrations too. A truly delightful read for the young or those simply young at heart like myself.

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A selection of other books by Sue Wickstead

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The next book is a combined story and cookbook which is great for both parents and children to explore baking. Sir Chocolate and the Strawberry Cream Berries by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

About the book

The adventures of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet in poetry form. Michael came up with the idea of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and many of the characters contained in the books, when he was ten years old. His ideas were such fun that Robbie decided to turn them into little verse books for his entertainment. The book contains recipes for children to make with adult assistance.

One of the recent reviews for Sir Chocolate and the Strawberry Cream Berries

Sep 20, 2020 EnchantedCat rated it Five Stars

This is just adorable. I’ve read several books by this author. When I saw “strawberries” I thought of my niece, who likes strawberries “berry” much. I got it for her and we got to read it together over Zoom. She loved it.

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

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The next book today is for older children who might already have the travel bug, Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster.

About the book

Amanda is delighted to show Leah around Alberta during her visit from England. They take in the Calgary Stampede, go on a cattle drive, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, spend time with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and explore the crazy Hoodoos.When Amanda finds a stone with a unique mark on it, she doesn’t think it’s important until everyone seems to want it – including a very ornery cowboy. Is this stone worth ruining Leah’s holiday and placing them both in danger?Spend time with Amanda as she explores her own country while attempting to decipher the mysterious writing on the stone and keep it from those determined to take it from her.

A recent review for the book

tpolen 5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!  Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2020

This is my first time ‘meeting’ Amanda and while there are several books in the series, I chose this one because I traveled to Calgary earlier this year and visited some of the places mentioned in the description.

What a delightful story! Amanda is excited to spend time with her friend, Leah, and show her around during her holiday with Amanda’s family. I really enjoyed ‘re-visiting’ some of these places with them, while also learning new facts. Being a dinosaur nerd (I love that great aunt Mary is a paleontologist), I wish we’d been able to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum and see the World’s Biggest Dinosaur – maybe on our next visit.

Amanda is intelligent, feisty, and adventure-loving, and her inquisitive nature soon draws the girls into a mystery which results in some perilous situations. They run into some pretty unsavory characters while trying to learn more about the markings on the stone.

The author does a wonderful job of blending educational facts with a mystery and adventure that will thrill young (and older!) readers. These are quick reads I’d highly recommend, and I look forward to traveling with Amanda to more destinations.

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Also by Darlene Foster

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And finally today a lovely book for horse lovers by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne and Charlie the Horse

About the book

Charlie is an adorable young horse. He wants to be a famous racehorse like his dad, Charles the Great. But he doesn’t like to focus on his work. He’d rather munch on flowers. Who helps him progress toward his big dream? What happens when he has trouble on the racetrack. Does he persevere? Does his dream come true?

Charlie’s story will help your child learn the importance of working hard, setting goals and persevering.

Your child will enjoy this tale that Charlie narrates.

A recent review for the book

Susan Brougher VINE VOICE  5.0 out of 5 stars Encouragement and determination win out  Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020

This book took me back to my own childhood and to my sister who loved horses. At seven years old she finally got the pony of her dreams after saving change in large Mason jar. She named him Peanuts and rode him all over our many acres of country. We had a Morgan work horse that hauled wood for our stove. I loved those trips into the woods following along the road with our beautiful big horse as it pulled a trailer of wood back home readying for the cold winter ahead. Now to the book told from Charlie the horse as he grew from a colt to a fine horse that won important races by working hard in training.

The people in his life and his mom and dad gave him tender care and positive encouragement along the way which helped him to become successful at racing, something he loved to do. He learned to keep going even when discouraged and things didn’t go his way. He did his best and enjoyed the reward of a job well-done. The story unfolded in an easy to follow format with nice black and white images. I’d forgotten about horses needing milk and I enjoyed the humor here and there as Charlie was distracted by eating flowers and watching butterflies. I love flowers too although I don’t eat many like he did. The short explanation of horse-related terms gave readers a peek into the world of horse racing. I highly recommend this inspirational story for children and adults alike. Check out the trailer video. It’s really cute!

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A selection of other books by Deanie Humphrys- Dunne

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Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Chocolate Robbie and Michael Cheadle, #Tractor Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, #Lamb Tales Jude Lennon


Welcome to the Children’s Cafe update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

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The first book with a recent review is Sir Chocolate and The Strawberry Cream Berries  by Robbie and Michael Cheadle.

About the book

The adventures of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet in poetry form. Michael came up with the idea of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and many of the characters contained in the books, when he was ten years old. His ideas were such fun that Robbie decided to turn them into little verse books for his entertainment. The book contains recipes for children to make with adult assistance.

A recent review on Goodreads

Sep 20, 2020 EnchantedCat rated it Five Stars

This is just adorable. I’ve read several books by this author. When I saw “strawberries” I thought of my niece, who likes strawberries “berry” much. I got it for her and we got to read it together over Zoom. She loved it.

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

Also by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

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The next author is Deanie Humphrys Dunne with a recent review for A Tractor Named Wilbur – Illustrations by Holly Humphrys -Bajaj

About the book

WILBUR is a small, shy tractor. He loves cutting the grass for Jim. But what happens when he must find a new home? Will Jim still be his friend? Who will the new owner be? WILBUR would love for you to take him home and read about his adventure. A Tractor Named Wilbur is the first in a fun series coming your way!

A recent review for the book

Dana 5.0 out of 5 stars For children who afraid of changes  Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020

This lovely story is about Wilbur the tractor and his friend Jim. For a long time, they are working together in the fields, but it’s time to change and Wilbur is afraid from what might be. Jim promise Wilbur that they will stay friend and that he will meet a new friend in is new home, like Hattie the Chicken. I loved the hand-drawn colored pictures. Good book for children who afraid of changes.

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A selection of other books by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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The final author today is Jude Lennon with a recent review for Astronaut Lamby:  Book One Little Lamb Tales

About the book

“Astronaut Lamby is ready to go,
He’s in his rocket, the engine’s aglow”

Join Lamby as he whizzes through the stars, lands on the moon and meets a rock which is not as it seems…

Astronaut Lamby is the first in a series of books about Lamby the face of Little Lamb Tales.

A recent review for the book

Adam Searle 5.0 out of 5 stars A great adventure into space  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 October 2020

I enjoyed reading this book and following Lamby’s adventure into space. Lamby, who is the authors Jude’s mascot, is very appealing and the alien who guest-appears in the book will be a hit with the children too. This is a easy story for children learning to read and will appeal greatly.

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A selection of other books by Jude Lennon

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Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.