Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night. I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet. Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed. Each night we…Continue
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I'm happy to announce that my latest children's picture book, A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear, illustrated by award-winning artist K.C. Snider, has just been released by Guardian Angel Publishing and is now on Amazon... (soon on Kindle and iTunes with voice-over)
A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear
Added by Mayra Calvani on November 8, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments
A wonderful story!
About the book: "Rotten Rena, the wicked witch of the Enchanted Forest, is back and this time she is flying high in her very own airship and causing mayhem. Things go from bad to worse when Rena's troll workforce, the Neerdowells, arrive and there seems little hope of saving the forest from the prospect…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on October 31, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
Colourful, educational and fun to read.
About A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals: Using the names of animals that start with letters in the alphabet in rhyme, making each story silly and easy to remember the alphabet.
It is an instructional book but one which is cleverly disguised as a rhyming, animal book. children will unknowingly learn the alphabet, be introduced to animals new…Continue
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Debbie is a ferret, who is adopted by Andrew from the pet shop. Arriving at his 15th floor apartment, she soon discovers that Andrew has provided her with a lovely cage, plenty of attention and a friend to play with in the form of a cat called Charles.
Through Debbie, in this captivating story we learn a lot about ferrets and gain wonderful insights into this not very well known pet. Anyone who…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on September 9, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments
Some women view cleaning up as a chore, but I view it as a step by step process that is organized, effective and actually relaxing (crazy I know). Allow me to explain:
Here is picture of my kitchen after dinner, which pretty much looks like a disaster. There are dishes everywhere, items to be stored and put away, dirty napkins, counter tops that are littered with cutting boards, grease and the remnants of a delicious meal.…Continue
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A lovely story.
Most children love dogs, and when Boy finds himself shopping in a pet store with Grandma, he wants to have one. But will Grandma let him, and what happens in-between? You will have to…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on May 8, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
Engaging and educational.
The title is a phrase a mother hears so many times when their children are young, but it’s heart-warming because it shows an active mind.
In this brightly illustrated book Sadie and her Mom go to the park, and of course Sadie has plenty of questions about the world around them.
This is a lovely story, which is long enough to capture a child’s attention and gives plenty of opportunities for the reader and child to interact,…Continue
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Title: Cows Can't Jump
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To celebrate children’s authors and illustrators of color, during the twenty-eight days of Black History Month we’ll profile a different artist. Vanguard artists are those who have paved the way for newer authors and illustrators, all others are considered “under the radar.”
You may be surprised to see an author you know defined as “under the…Continue
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Author: Mayra Calvani www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com
Illustrations: Amy Cullings Moreno
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-61633-185-6; 1616331852
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61633-186-3; 1616331860
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-187-0; 1616331879
For ages 3-7
Five days before…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
The Adventures of Zeppi series
A penguin named Zeppi makes a boy’s wish for a special friend come true. When young Alesdor finds Zeppi amongst the flowers in the garden, they adopt each other and grow in The Adventures of Zeppi series.
Zeppi and his friend have fun and discover a lot about friendship, tolerance and generosity. As Zeppi adapts to his new life with ecological-minded Alesdor, he will learn about taking care of the planet too.…
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 25, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments
Children often question their purpose in life, especially if they are dealing with older siblings who take away attention from them. As a parent how do you talk with your little ones about this very sensitive subject? You could sit down and talk about what role they play in the family and how important they are to the family. Perhaps you could show them, after all actions speak louder than words. My guest is author Dolores Mitchell and she has created a wonderful story that points…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on December 2, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments