Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It's OK to be Different by Margarita Marti



It's OK to be Different


Five children...
A boy in a wheelchair,
a little girl that lost her hair,
a little boy that has a hard time with lessons,
a girl from another country and
a not so “girly” girl,
form a unique friendship at the schoolyard…


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Little Ant Paperback Series #Giveaway Ends 12/10


You don't need a holiday as an excuse to get your kids some great paperback stories to read. But, it's a great additional reason to do it! Even better, get the paperbacks and a new pair of pajamas to open on Christmas Eve as part of a new tradition that's been all over my social media. You can find personalized pajamas and a giveaway on my other blog here. Or better yet, just enjoy cuddle time any time with these stories.

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Little Ant Paperback Series Giveaway

Welcome to the Little Ant Paperback Series Giveaway!

ONE winner will receive all SEVEN children's books in the Little Ant Series.

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

Host that put together this giveaway is Sweet Southern Savings

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Little Ant Paperback Series Giveaway - Seven Little Ant Series Children's Books

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The winner will receive the entire seven book series in paperback form. Little Ant books are reimaginings of Aesop’s classic fables, teaching timeless lessons like:
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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/10/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to paula_stewart (at) ymail (dot) com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Paula Stewart at paula_stewart (at) ymail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Read an excerpt from Maria Is My Pal by Dr. Michael T. Solomon



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Children’s Book
Date Published: April 2017

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Having a pet isn’t just fun, it’s super important for childhood development. Pets and children go together like the beach and summertime. “Maria Is My Pal” is a whimsical look at children owning their first pet, and the responsibilities that come with ownership, the joys of having a pet, and how they form a commitment to each other while training to live their lives together.

Although a newcomer to this genre, readers would not know it from the way the author’s warm-hearted tale evokes laughter, smiles, joyful emotions, and reflections on his writing. His inspiration comes from watching his daughters grow and mature and become inspirations to many in their own right. His first book captures key moments in their childhood that intersect so many family stories— the first pet.

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Excerpt
In the petting area, there was a turtle named Slow Boy, two fish called Lisa and Lori, and two parrots named Annie and Fannie. Fannie had yellow markings, and Annie had green on her wings. There was also a hamster named Fred and a cute little rabbit called Maria. She was white with a funny black pattern on her tail that seemed to move from side to side whenever her perky ears heard her name. 
Of all the animals, Willow thought Maria was special. Whenever Mrs. Walls’ class visited the pets, Willow spent most of her time petting and holding Maria. Maria was very friendly and popular with all the students in the class. Somehow, Maria seemed happiest when Willow was near. 
As the pets were placed back into their areas, James accidently knocked over a chair. It made a loud noise. The noise frightened Maria, and before anyone could move, Maria jumped onto a chair, hopped to the floor, and then ran out of an open door. Willow’s special pal and the children’s favorite pet was gone before anyone could catch her! 
Willow, Mrs. Walls, and the other children tried to catch Maria, but she was too fast. Maria hopped and jumped until she was out of sight. Everyone looked and looked, but she could not be found. Maria was gone! 
Willow and the other kids were very sad. Mrs. Walls tried her best to help the children understand that Maria would be okay and not to worry.


About the Author


Dr. Michael T. Solomon is an accomplished professional who holds a doctorate in social science and a master’s in education. The author is a devoted husband, a proud father of two young professional career women, and an even prouder grandfather of two beautiful, caring sisters who are smart and gifted and funny!







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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Charlie's Monster Book and Puppet Giveaway

Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. The lessons contained within Charlie's Monster can be learned year-round! You can grab yourself a Kindle copy to start and then enter the giveaway for the paperback copy. What sweetens this deal is that you also can win a puppet so that kids can have fun acting out the story again and again, or even make up their own! Even better is that there are five winners! Good luck when you enter below!

Sponsored By: Happy Apple Books

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

5 Winners will receive: 

A Signed Copy of Charlie's Monster & a Puppet! ($75 TRV Giveaway)

Book Synopsis
A devoted fish name Charlie lacks the courage of confronting things unknown to him. There’s only one thing that Charlie loves more than his new home, and that’s living with his best friend Bobby. One day, Charlie’s new home got spooky, and he comes face to face with a monster. Will Charlie muster enough courage to defeat the monster? Will Charlie use all his strength to protect Bobby? Read this delightfully fun book to find out!

Available on Amazon
Paperback / Kindle
Open to US entrants and must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 11/4 9:00 AM EST through 11/25 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Uncle Polecat Goes to Hollywood by Samuel Laguna


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Uncle Polecat Goes to Hollywood



Children's Book

Date Published: 9/1/17
Publisher: ITService-Excellence.Com


An action-packed, do-gooders, interactive adventure story loaded with audio narration, cool music, video and 3D animation, pop-up widgets, maps, and review questions that allow the reader to foretell what happens next in the story. Your children will think they’re watching an exciting play on your iPad. If your child is into skateboards, airplanes, technology and being a good friend, then this is the iBook for them. Uncle PoleCat goes to Hollywood is total interactive fun for the whole family.

Three young friends win a science contest and a trip to Hollywood, Ca. Things are going great during their vacation until their dog, Freckles is dognapped by evil villains and their guardian is hospitalized. The kids have no one to turn to and call Uncle PoleCat to get Freckles back and get them out of a terrible jam.

Uncle PoleCat, an amazing ferret with super powers and his best pal Snake travel from the magical town of Mount McHenry all the way to Hollywood. He and Snake meet up with the kids and check in on Mr. McHenry. After visiting McHenry, Uncle PoleCat and the kids orgnize a search for Freckles. The clues lead to the desert hideout where freckles is being fattened up for a feast by Rudi The Rat.
Uncle PoleCat and Snake outsmart Rudi and his henchmen and win back Freckles but not before two other kids are captured by Rudi. All ends well, as the kids are reunited with Old Man McHenry and they finish their vacation in Hollywood and Uncle PoleCat and Snake go back home to finish their vacation.


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About the Author


A family man, Samuel Laguna was a leader of an elite troubleshooting team that served The Best Beverages Company executives for 35 years. He was dropped into volatile situations all over the world like a power ranger to resolve cyber attacks, technology issues, and expose corporate espionage. Retired now, Sam spends his time writing fiction stories that range from corporate life and politics to children's adventure storybooks. No matter what book Sam writes, you can count on his storytelling to provide life-lessons and make you laugh out loud.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Lazy Dog and the Quick Fox: An Action Maze Adventure by Rebecca Rose Orton

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The Lazy Dog and the Quick Fox


Children will delight in this action maze adventure based on the English pangram, "The quick sly fox jumps over the lazy brown dog." This pangram is used as a basis for extrapolating the story plots in this book. Children can make choices on how they want the story to unfold. Emotional intelligence points are awarded based on their choices. Parents will appreciate the emotional intelligence score scale focusing on friendship at the end of the book. 

One good example of an action maze adventure was showcased in the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks as the leading star. There was a scene in a boardroom at MacMillan Toy Company where the adult Josh and Susan presented a proposal for a computerized version of an action maze adventure, a story format that has existed in paperback form in real life for ages prior to this movie's debut. It is ironic that the author has done the opposite, first by composing an action maze adventure in an online blog, and then converting it into a book.


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About Rebecca Rose Orton


Ms. Rebecca Rose Orton, otherwise known simply as Reba Orton, was born Deaf. She attended Cornell College with its intensive one class a month schedule for the freshman year and by the end of the academic year, she was taking computer science classes that juniors usually took. However, for the rest of her college years at the University of Northern Iowa, she wisely kept a healthy balance between general education and major courses every semester because switching between subjects while studying was equivalent to getting a mental break.

When she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science in May, 1990, she had completed every course for her major in the university catalog except one. That one class was Project Management and she never registered for it because she feared that she would not be able to interact with her hearing teammates on an assigned project that they would work on together for the entire semester. 

After she graduated, she worked for seven years as a COBOL computer programmer in the aerospace and insurance industries. During her lifetime, she took pride in having studied or worked with many computer languages such as ADA, ANSI COBOL, C+, BASIC, COBOL II, FORTRAN 77, HTML, Icon, LISP, MicroFocus COBOL, Pascal, PDP-11 assembly language, Perl, QBASIC, Turbo Pascal, and Visual Basic Applications (VBA). It is quite logical to think of computer languages as constructed languages, and indeed, a linguistics class covering government and binding theories had a familiar programmatic writing style in its textbook. 

She was one of the only two people who got top grades in this class at Gallaudet University. She graduated from Gallaudet University in May, 2000 with a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics with a specialization in non-manual signals (e.g. facial expressions used in American Sign Language grammar). She worked part-time as a tutor for about fifteen years after she graduated. While tutoring students with business administration majors and other related fields, she found that she had a penchant for business, just like her father. She took a Management and Organizational Theory class at the University of Maryland University College in Fall, 2006. She got the top score for her final exam. To finally complete that one project management class that she did not take for her undergraduate degree, she took a Project Management for Beginners professional development class in July, 2009 at Gallaudet University in a fully accessible classroom with peers who all communicated in American Sign Language. It was effortless to team up with classmates for project management assignments!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

10 Little Black Birds by Amy Elizabeth Mortensen


10 Little Black Birds


Children love to learn, especially if it is fun. This book will help develop counting skills.

Why is learning how to count important? It is the foundation for math. Numbers and counting are the first math concepts children learn. Both are needed before children can learn to solve simple math equations.

The 10 Little Black Birds book helps a child learn to count from 10 to 0. Hand actions were included to aid with learning.

This book is suitable for preschoolers and kindergartners

Excerpt:
10 little black birds sitting on a wire. 
Up came a gust of wind and one flew away. 
9 little black birds sitting on a wire. 
Up came a gust of wind and one flew away.



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About Amy Elizabeth Mortensen 


The author, Amy Elizabeth Mortensen lived in Colorado during her childhood years and joined her parents in road trips to explore the rest of the country. After studying at University, she wrote training for several companies. Using the same skill set, Amy started to write books for children. She is convinced that infusing adventure and some fun in learning will transform youngsters in becoming lifelong learners.


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