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Book Spotlight: Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day


About the Book: Cave Kiddos is a fun book about four Paleolithic children who share the experience of developing and learning important words and concepts. Join Alk, Haha, Lala, and Zee as they discover the world around them.


  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 6, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 152324450X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523244508
  • Cost: $9.99


Reviews on amazon and goodread :




About the Author: Eric Jay Cash became fascinated with speech and developmental learning when he worked with his children who are both delayed speakers. He lives in a cave on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and two cave kiddos.

April 28, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Lumpy Duckling: Another Weaver Tale.

Book Review: Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he’s funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him.


  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (October 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616335491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616335496
  • Cost: $9.95


My Review: Eloise and Lumpy are good friends who are made fun of by the other kids. Eloise, or Wheezy as the kids called her wander off the road into the trees on the Hollerhead property to avoid being a spectacle. She jumped when she heard an unexpected voice. Then she saw a small blue creature who stepped into the sunshine. She screamed and told the creature to stand where he was. He introduced himself as Unwanted and famous. He told her that he can grant wishes. He said to her, just one wish in exchange for the bottle of chocolate milk. If she could make one wish what would it be? She would make that wish for her fat friend who was always eating candy. So she wished people would see Lawrence Nightingale like she does. So Unwanted granted her wish.

It turns out her wish didn’t quite go the way she expected. While they were out, Lumpy almost die, when he fell head first into the frigid water. He was taken to Paris as the hospital there has better equipment to handle his type of injury. Wheezy felt guilty and wonder if he would return. Would she be able to amend their friendships?

This book is very educational, we have to be grateful for what we have and who we are. We are not God, so we should be careful not to judge the physical appearance of others. And be careful what you wish for.


FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.




Kai Strand writes fiction for kids and teens. She was born and raised in the mid-west, where she inherited a wholesome outlook on life. She lived in California long enough to find a husband and have four kids. Now they live in Central Oregon, which boasts the bluest sky you’ll ever see and miles of hiking trails to enjoy it from.

Kai has a facebook page: Kai Strand, Author. But her favorite stall tactic from writing is answering email. If you have a question about her or her writing, email her at





April 27, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: Rocket-Bye


Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova

Carole P. Roman travels to the stars, orbiting the moon and rocketing past planets in this adorable journey to the far reaches of the galaxy. A beautiful bedtime poem, this verse is sure to delight any child before they go to sleep.


  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530243378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530243372


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April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?



Can a Princess Be a Firefighter by Carole P. Roman, illustrations by Mateya Arkova


Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess, ‘ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530361842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530361847


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April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in Egypt.



If You Were Me and Lived in Egypt. A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World.

About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and exciting land of Egypt in the newest book of her informative series. Learn why this ancient land often called “the cradle of civilization.” Travel down the Nile to discover Egypt’s fascinating history. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exotic place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523374462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523374465
  • Cost: $10.99 @ amazon


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April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story


A Captain No Beard Story.

Being A Captain Is Hard Work written by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Bonnie Lamaire


About the Book: Captain No Beard is determined to travel to Dew Rite Volcano. He won’t listen when Mongo predicts a storm or Linus indicates they are headed in the wrong direction. He insists Polly cook in the galley even though the seas are getting rough. What’s a crew to do with a stubborn, know-it-all captain?
Will they convince the captain he is barreling headlong into danger, or will Captain No Beard jeopardize both his safety and the crew’s with his single-minded determination to go where he wants?

  • Series: Captain No Beard
  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 31, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1522781781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1522781783
  • Cost: $12.99 @amazon


For reviews goodreads and amazon






April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Henry Cicada’s Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade.



From critically acclaimed author David Teague, this boisterous and funny novel about friendship and self–discovery will send readers on the wackiest adventure of their lives!

It’s no surprise when the doghouse in Henry Cicada’s backyard starts glowing. After all, it’s made out of Elktonium, a luminescent green metal his mom invented. But Henry is surprised when the doghouse transports him into the imagination of a twelve-year-old girl named Lulu. So surprised, in fact, he forgets his whole plan to be just ordinary.

But as Henry gets to know Lulu, he realizes she’s a real girl who is in real trouble. Henry knows he has to help Lulu, but doing something so heroic, so courageous, so audacious…well, it would mean abandoning his quest to be ordinary once and for all.

From David Teague, the co-author of Saving Lucas Biggs and Connect the Stars, comes a wacky, heartfelt adventure that emphasizes the importance of just being yourself…no matter how unordinary that may be.


  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 19, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.99



Marisa de los Santos has published three New York Times bestselling novels for adults, including Love Walked In and Belong to Me, while David Teague is the author of the picture book Franklin’s Big Dreams. Together, they are the authors of Saving Lucas Biggs and Connect the Stars. Married for over twenty years, Marisa and David live with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finn and Huxley, in Wilmington, Delaware.

April 6, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author/Book Spotlight: The Passover Surprise


From the author:
Lisa and her little brother Jon enjoy collecting stamps. But when their father holds a contest to decide which child will get a new large stamp album, Lisa has to solve a difficult problem.

This middle-grade fiction chapter book takes place around 1960 and includes details about Jewish soldiers’ experiences during World War II and early stages of the Civil Rights Movement. The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015) also portrays a Jewish family celebrating Sabbath and Passover. Parents and teachers can use the Discussion Guide to discuss issues raised in this book, such as sibling rivalry, bullying, discrimination, and Jewish traditions, with their children and students.


  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Fictive Press (January 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927663172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927663172
  • Cost: $10.33 @amazon




About the Author: Janet Ruth Heller teaches English and Womens Studies at Western Michigan University. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. The University of Missouri Press published her scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, in 1990. Her fiction picture book for children about bullying and self-esteem, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell, 2006) has won four national awards. Janet has also published 150 poems. She is President of the Michigan College English Association.

April 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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