Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author updates #Reviews Dawn Doig, Emily-Jane Hills Orford and Wanda Luthman


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

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The first review is for Dawn Doig and Marisa’s First Fishing Trip (Big Shoe Bears and Friends Book 2) which will be translated into French and Spanish

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

Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020

The book is adorably illustrated, with likable characters. Grampa takes Marisa on her fishing trip, where she patiently waits for the fish to bite. After a few comical near misses, Marisa learns that her time with Grampa was more valuable than bringing her trophy home. At first, I thought this was going to be a lesson in patience and perseverance, but turned out to be more of a heart-warming recollection of a special memory with Grampa. Perhaps it was both?

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

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The next review is for the third book in the Piccadilly Street SeriesMrs Murray’s Home by Emily-Jane Hills Orford

About the book

Home is where the heart is, or so they say. It’s also been said that a home is a person’s castle. But home is also with family and friends. Mrs. Murray longs for home, the family home, a castle an ocean away. The Brownies also crave for home, the same castle Mrs. Murray considers home. And Granny? Mary’s Granny hasn’t been home since she was Mary’s age. It’s time to visit the homeland, Scotland. Mary’s excited to tag along with Granny, Mrs. Murray and the Brownies. And then there’s the witch. The one they thought they’d killed. And the treasure. The one they had found. And it all ties together, for better or for worse. Join the adventure in book 3 of the popular “Piccadilly Street Series”

One of the recent reviews for the book

May 20, 2020 Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews rated it four stars really liked it

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

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Other books in the series

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The final author today is Wanda Luthman with a recent review for the latest in the Franky the Flamingo series of books. Franky the Fearless Flamingo.

About the book

Franky is back with his 4th book in the Franky the Flamingo series (although each is a standalone book so you don’t have to have read previous books to understand this one).

Franky the Fearless Flamingo rescues the helpless wherever he does go.

In this tale of strength and compassion, a mean crab owes a debt as his ration.
The little sea turtle that he hurt, he later helps with kindess, his new passion.

The crab learned to use his strength for good to help someone in need, just because he could.

Franky the Fearless Flamingo is a hero for helping a mean crab learn the important lesson of empathy.

A recent review for the book

The Franky tales have always been delightful fare for all ages and the newest installment “Franky The Fearless Flamingo” delivers another rousing fun one with underlying premises to all ages. Franky happens to be around when a big mean crab decides to play around with a young turtle. Franky steps into protect the youngster by steering the meanie into a new direction. “Franky The Fearless Flamingo” is also the longest so far and a nice addition to the arc of Franky stories

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A selection of other books by Wanda Luthman

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

Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves -Age Group 7 upwards – #Ghosts Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (The Piccadilly Street Series Book 1) by Emily-Jane Hills Orford


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Delighted to welcome Emily-Jane Hills Orford to the Children’s Cafe and Bookstore with her books and in a couple of weeks the main Cafe with her books for adults. The featured book is the first in her popular series Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (The Piccadilly Street Series Book 1) I will share the other books with their recent reviews in coming weeks.


About the book

It’s 1967 and Mary’s family has moved into a huge Victorian mansion. She loves her gigantic new house, especially her room. But then she begins to meet the house’s other residents. Mrs. Murray was murdered in Mary’s new house. At first she tries to scare the new residents away, but there seems to be a force connecting the ghost to Mary. Even the stranded Brownies, the little people who live between the walls, feel that connection. When Mary becomes deathly ill, the Brownies and the ghost team up to try to rescue her, only to encounter a witch and her evil dragons and minions. Time is running out. They must rescue Mary from a fever-induced dream world before she is trapped there forever.

One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads

Jul 20, 2020 Lindie May rated it Four Stars really liked it

A day without reading is like a day without sunshine.” A children’s novel, Mrs. Murray’s Ghost is a story of family secrets, mystery, magical Brownies (who live in the walls), and a ghost who tries to run off tenants who move into the Victorian house on Piccadilly Street. The author, Emily-Jane Hills Orford, has created a well-paced, well written novel that is the first in a series for young readers. A story that takes place in the late 60s, a time when families still gathered around the dinner table and Grandma came to help whenever a child fell ill.

Mrs. Murray’s Ghost touches on bullying, family, friendship and the supernatural without scaring a child to where they would be afraid of sleeping alone in their rooms. The family suspects the house they have just moved in is haunted—but they are not afraid. They seem to take it in stride as lights are turned on and off and cabinet doors slam shut. Mary, the ten-year old of the family, suddenly becomes deathly ill. While her temperature rises, and she tries fitfully to rest, she is trapped in a nightmare, and the Brownies who occupy her home enter her dream world. Also making an entrance into Mary’s dream state is Mrs. Murray the ghost who walks the hallways of Mary’s home haunting those who live there. While in Mary’s dream, Mrs. Murray explains she was murdered in this very house by a gunshot wound many years before.

A well written novel, one which is sure to entertain your young readers.

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Other books in the series

About Emily-Jane Hills Orford

An avid gardener, artist, musician and writer, Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story.

Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murray’s Ghost: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 1 (Telltale Publishing 2018) which was named finalist in the 2019 N.N. Light Book Awards, Mrs. Murray’s Hidden Treasure: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 2 (Telltale Publishing 2019), Mrs. Murray’s Home: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 3 (Telltale Publishing 2020), Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018) which won the 2019 N.N. Light Book Awards, King Henry’s Choice (Clean Reads 2019), and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories.

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