Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – Reviews – #Dragons – Janice Spina, #Little Miss History Barbara Ann Mojica, #Redhair Joyce Murphy


Welcome to the update for authors in the Reading Room with recent reviews for their books.

The first author with a review is Janice Spina for Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 5: Drago Does A Good Deed

About the book

In Book 5 of this magical series of Drystan the Dragon and Friends, Drago finds a way to do a good deed when he sees a rabbit in need. Each of these books will feature a new dragon and a poem. Children will learn letters and colors with these colorfully illustrated pages. Each dragon’s name begins with the letter ‘D.’

Drago is a dragon who is completely white.
He is not happy that he can’t fly at night.
He is mean to his fellow dragons anywhere in sight.
To be a different color he wishes with all his might.
Drago learned to be kind to others every day.
He is now orange, thanks to Delfina, who changed him this way.

One of the reviews for the book

Kindle Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars Scary things can be nice  Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021

Poor bunny is afraid of the big scary dragon, but Drago is a friendly dragon & helps the scared bunny. Love the illustrations. Another easy to read children’s story with a good moral to be nice to all creatures, even those smaller than you!  

A small selection of children’s books by Janice Spina

Read the reviews and buy the books:Amazon US – and :Amazon UK – Follow Janice: Goodreads – blog:Jem’s BooksTwitter: @janice_spina

The next author today is Barbara Ann Mojica with a recent review for her latest book…Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INDEPENDENCE HALL & The Museum of the American Revolution

About the book

The United States Constitution is the oldest federal constitution in existence. This document, along with the Bill of Rights, lays out the rights and responsibilities of its citizens. The Founding Fathers embraced the principles of the Enlightenment and a vision of liberty and justice for all. Trace their footsteps at Independence Hall and the Museum of the American Revolution.

One of the recent reviews for the book goodreads

Nov 25, 2020 Alicia Ortego rated it it was amazing

Inspiring and educational book for young readers! “Independence Hall” is a great combination of historical details and interesting drawings + photos that tells about America’s fight for independence.

Readers will love interesting facts about Independence Hall and Continental Congress. Our children have to learn more about History and this book can do this in an entertaining and inspiring way – just what modern kids need.

I think parents can read this book aloud for younger readers explaining some words and it will even turn it into a useful family time.  

A selection of books by Barbara Ann Mojica

Read the reviews and buy: Amazon US – And Amazon UK – Follow Barbara Ann : Goodreads – Blog: Barbara Ann Mojica – Twitter: @bamauthor

The next author with a new release is Joyce Murphy with her debut children’s book The Girl with the Flaming Red Hair.

About the book

A fun picture book in verse celebrating girls with red hair.

Meet Rosie Red, the girl with the Flaming Red Hair as she skips, hopidy, hops through her fun-filled life. Every day is just one big adventure after another!

This illustrated short story book is my tribute to children born with red hair, who like me, make up only 2% of the world’s population. It is a celebration of a child’s diversity captured in a colourful, vibrant picture book for girls.

The story unfolds around Grandma, Rosie’s patient older sister, her trickster little brother, fun parents, her exasperated teacher and friends who first stare at her and are then won over by her fun, charm and zest for life.

The Girl with the Flaming Red Hair is an enjoyable children’s rhyme book – a story of a little girl and her life experiences and day to day activities expressed in verse. It will appeal to children who enjoy rhyme books by Julia Donaldson and Rachel Bright and the occasional nursery rhyme.

This would make an excellent starter book for early readers. At the same time, toddlers, kindergarten and preschool children can use this book for early learning as it provides a repeating word pattern which helps children, who are only just beginning to learn to read, discover themselves and the relationships with those around them. It also includes fun facts about red hair and is perfect for children two years and older.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars Magical story book for children of all ages  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2021

I’m very proud to have this book by a fellow Carrick-on-Suir writer in my possession. It is a rhyming tale of a little girl with – as the title tells us – a glorious crown of flaming red hair, making her part of a very special group of people to whom the author herself also belongs. With gorgeous illustrations throughout, this tale recounts the happy daily life of the titular little redhead, loving and mischievous, as she interacts with her siblings, grandmother, parents, teacher and friends. Reading this book brought me right back to my childhood and to the days of first discovering the joy of reading. Recommended wholeheartedly for kids from 1 to 92.  

Also by Joyce Murphy for Children

Please note for Irish Readers to buy Kong and the Magic Jungle you will need to go to Amazon Germany (don’t ask – Amazon is crazy) Amazon Germany

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

 

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

 

 

 

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Historical Antoinette Truglio Martin, #Dragons Janice Spina


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

Then first author today is Antoinette Truglio Martin with one of the recent reviews for Daily Bread (Becoming America’s Stories, #1). This is book one in a series of three with the other two due to be published in 2021.

About the book

It is 1911. Crammed into a three-room flat in a Mott Street tenement, the large Taglia family needs all the help they can muster. Spunky songbird Lily wants to help by baking Daily Bread at the bakery like big sister, Margaret. But Margaret says Lily is just a little kid, and there is more to baking Daily Bread than height and an artist’s heart. Lily learns to navigate in a grown-up world when facing bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and treacherous streets to cross by herself.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Lorraine 5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!  Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2021

As a person who’s been on every tour at the Tenement Museum in NYC, I absolutely love this subject and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a brutally harsh life that these immigrant families lived though in 1911but this story is told through the eyes of a child so you experience it in a more innocent way. Childhood games and delightful knot surprises contrast with the some of the extreme hardships they experiences such as of children that had to drop out of school to help support their families. It’s fascinating to see all the customs and daily rituals that went on in every day life and the auther did a great job of recreating this historical fiction in a way that helps you really understand what it was like to grow up struggling in this time period without the protections and laws we have in place today.  

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

Also by Antoinette Truglio Martin for children

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Read more reviews: Goodreads – Website: Stories ServedBlog: Stories Served Blog – Facebook: Antoinette Truglio Martin – Twitter: @StoriesServedLinkedin: LinkedIn

The next review is for Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 4: Delfina Solves a Problem by Janice Spina.

About the book

This is a continuing fun series of adventures with Drystan the dragon and his friends. Follow Drystan and his friends as they meet a new dragon named Delfina. Her scales are many shades of purple and pink. She can solve any problem with just a blink. She may be small but is stronger than you think.

When the other dragons meet about a problem with another dragon called Drago who is a bully, Delfina comes to their rescue and promises to help them deal with the bully.
Read what happens when Delfina meets Drago.

A recent review for the book

Mystery “Fran” 5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Little Dragon!  Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2021 

This 4th book in the children’s series Drystan the Dragon and Friends, Delfina Solves a Problem, features a new dragon, Delfina. She’s adorable – small, purple and pink, and best of all, she loves to solve problems. Delfina offers to help Drystan and his friends with a problem. Drago the dragon is bullying and treating them badly. When Delfina confronts Drago, she discovers that he has a problem of his own that is causing his bad behavior. In a blink, she helps Drago and makes him promise to be kind and nice to others from now on. Good messages for children abound in this book. I can’t wait to share it with my granddaughter once the pandemic is over!

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

A small selection of children’s books by Janice Spina

Read the reviews and buy the books:Amazon US – and :Amazon UK – Follow Janice: Goodreads – blog:Jem’s BooksTwitter: @janice_spina

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you are leaving with some books under your arm… thanks Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Children’s Reading Room – New Release – #Dragons Janice Spina,- Reviews – #Turtles Cynthia S. Reyes and Lauren Reyes-Grange, #Bears Frank Prem


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

Delighted to share the news of the recent release of Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 4: Delfina Solves a Problem by Janice Spina.

About the book

This is a continuing fun series of adventures with Drystan the dragon and his friends. Follow Drystan and his friends as they meet a new dragon named Delfina. Her scales are many shades of purple and pink. She can solve any problem with just a blink. She may be small but is stronger than you think.

When the other dragons meet about a problem with another dragon called Drago who is a bully, Delfina comes to their rescue and promises to help them deal with the bully.
Read what happens when Delfina meets Drago.

An early review for the book

Michele Rolfe5.0 out of 5 stars Dealing with a Bully  Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020

Delfina is a small, quiet Dragon who shows the rest of the Dragons how to deal with a Bully nicely. She flies up to Drago, the BUlly Dragon, with Drystan. They hope to get Drago to stop bullying everyone. What Delfina does is very nice & she & the other Dragons make a new friend!

I really like Delfina’s Purple & Pink scales! I also Love how Janice teaches children how to deal with a bully in a peaceful way. 

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

A small selection of children’s books by Janice Spina

Read the reviews and buy the books:Amazon US – and :Amazon UK – Follow Janice: Goodreads – blog:Jem’s BooksTwitter: @janice_spina

Now time for some reviews.

The first review today is for Myrtle the Purple Turtle which is the first in this delightful series written by Cynthia Reyes and Lauren Reyes-Grange with illustrations by Jo Robinson

About the book

Myrtle is a lovely Turtle. Not an ordinary Turtle. She is Purple and different from other turtles. After being bullied by another turtle, Myrtle tries to become someone else. In the end, Myrtle and her friends help children learn to not be afraid of being different. Myrtle the Purple Turtle is a thoroughly engaging story that stresses the importance of self-acceptance and friendship.

One of the recent reviews for the book

D. W. Peach 5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant illustrations and a sweet story for your preschooler. Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2020

Murtle is a unique turtle – she’s purple. And when another turtle points out to her that she’s different, she does everything she can to change her color to green – all to no avail. Then, with the help of her friends, she learns that turtles comes in a lot of different colors, and that being purple is wonderful. The story’s message of self-acceptance and diversity is perfect for young children. and the vivid illustrations are a delight. I recommend this sweet book to preschoolers and their parents.

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

Other books in the Myrtle the Turtle Series

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – Follow Cynthia : Goodreads – Website:Cynthia ReyesTwitter: @CynthiaSReyes

The next author with a recent review is Frank Prem for the second book in a wonderful series about Teddy Bears. A Beechworth Bakery Bears (The Beechworth Bakery Bears 2)

About the book

What are the Beechworth Bakery Bears up to this time? Has Tom sold out of Bee Stings?

Take The Beechworth Bakery Bears (too) home to read, and find out!

A recent review for the book

Robbie Cheadle 5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully illustrated book  Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2020

This is another cute and beautifully illustrated children’s book by author and poet, Frank Prem. The book is about a collection of fluffy bears who live in a local bakery and who all contribute to the running of the bakery and the entertainment of the customers.

I read the ebook and each page has a beautiful colour photograph of one or more of the bears, with a little poem that complements the antics or actions of the bears in the picture. There is a bear baking scones and a bear who is chilling as well as bears who are boating and bears who are watching.

A young child could not read this book on his/her own, but would require parental guidance as some of the language is a little complex. I prefer books for children that expand children’s vocabulary and understanding and the reader of this book could have a lot of fun explaining sounds and teaching language concepts to a child.

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

Also by Frank Prem for children.

Frank Prem, Buy: Amazon US – And:Amazon UK – Website:Frank Prem – Goodreads: Goodreads – Twitter:@frank_prem