My Neice Crystal Woodin has published her first children's BOOK FIVE MORE MINUTES. It is a lovely story about why little ones are in care of others while the parents work. Crystal is an accomplished grade school teacher and has two young children of her own. Please message me for contact info to purchase her book. It will be available before Christmas. #teachers#childrensbook#christmas#pleaseorder
Yummy Healthy Tasties in my Tummy [Print]
“Yummy Healthy Tasties in my Tummy” is a very unique, fun, and educational book for children. Mixed with beautiful illustrations and tasty food images, this book helps children learn about different foods in their natural state and the many ways those foods can be eaten. To keep things exciting as you read, there is a catchy phrase for you to chant all along the way. Soon, your children will be chanting and wanting heathy foods in no time. Enjoy!
It occured to me I've got followers who really don't know me... So let me introduce myself and you can watch my instastory for more. I'm Kim. 👋 I'm new to blogging but I've always loved to write. I've wrote a children's book that, hopefully, will get published one day! I write children's book reviews and occasionally, whatever is on my mind... And I have a ton of ideas! I thought I would start sharing little insights into my life so here are some completely random facts about me: ➡ Guilty Pleasures ❤: Sleeping in, wearing pj's all day (unless I have to go somewhere), kiddie shows like Yo Gabba Gabba and Gravity Falls, coffee flavored dessert drinks, listening to Disney music and pop songs when my kids aren't around, reality t.v. (cooking competition, Face-Off and Project Runway are my favorites), Hallmark Christmas movies and horror films, and I occasionally sleep in my make-up (and the last one is the only one I feel guilty about). ➡ I can't live without a calendar, @chickfila sweet tea, chapstick, flip flops, internet, my cell phone, and a fair amount of glitter. Of course, my family, too! ➡ I live by schedules and calendars. I am a planner and I don't like kinks or spur of the moment plans! 😰 That throws off my whole day and puts me in a bad mood! ➡ I like to cook and craft- especially if its something the kids can help with! ➡ I love to over-decorate for the holidays! I love making our home festive for our kids. ➡ My dream job would be an children's book author who does special FX make-up on the side and during Christmas works as a set decorator at Hallmark! 😍
Soo... There you go! Now you know more about me! 😉 If you want to know more or are interested in a collab, DM me!
This time of year is about more than just gifts and good food. Teach your child lessons on compassion with these wholesome reads featuring valuable life lessons.
1️⃣ The Farmer by Mark Ludy (ages 5-9): This story's strong message of "treat others how you would like to be treated" is woven through breathtaking illustrations and heart-warming characters. Readers will be moved by the farmer's kindness and giving - despite hardship. And you'll learn from his example.
2️⃣ How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham (ages 5-7): Simple and sweet, this "urban tale" of a boy who stops to care for a bird with a broken wing demonstrates to readers the importance of stepping back, paying attention to the world around us, and sharing kindness with others. This book demonstrates how one person can make a big difference in another person's life.
3️⃣ The Gardener by Sarah Stewart (ages 5-7): Set in the Depression Era, Lydia Grace leaves her family to live with her uncle and help him with his bakery. Her kindness, compassion, strength of character, and generosity are contagious. Children and adults alike will learn from Lydia Grace's giving nature and how she makes the best of her situation, helping others find the sunshine and beauty in every day.
4️⃣ Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson (ages 4-8): Ordinary Mary is on her way to her ordinary home from her ordinary school, when she decides to pick up blueberries on the walk for a neighbor. What she does begins a series of events where everyone gives a little and realizes how good it feels.
5️⃣ The Rain Came Down by David Shannon (ages 5-7): An unexpected rainstorm turns a cranky and selfish community into one filled with kindness and giving. This smart story demonstrates the power of one person, and how when one person chooses to care, he or she can change an entire community.
Friday afternoon and I know just how Goat feels.
from the delightful new book by Jacob Grant, THROUGH WITH THE ZOO. "In the cleanly drawn, graphicstyle illustrations, Grant takes his wide-eyed goat from near panic in the clutches of a multicultural horde of eager young visitors, to wistful glances over the zoo's not-so-far-away roofs from a tree branch perch, and finally back to said clutches, but looking more content. An understated suggestion that hideaways and hugs are equally important . . . not just for goats."--Booklist | "Goat's big eyes telegraph his emotions with gentle humor, and the muted colors and gauzy textures of Grant's illustrations underscore a sense of empathy that extends to readers (and parents) caught between growing independence and the recognition that everyone needs a hug now and then."--Publisher's Weekly | "But Goat is the star of this visual show. Like Mo Willems's Pigeon, his whole internal process shows in his eyes. Everyone can relate to the need to grow, and the appreciation for familiarity."--School Library Journal .
Afternoon everyone! The kickstarter page is up and working to help fundraise money to bring my children’s book “Let’s Hoop Dance!” to hard cover 📖 📚 !! After becoming a mother of 4 👶🏽👧🏽🧒🏽👩🏽and seeing the need for Native representation in literature I took it upon myself to author 2 books. Requests for a hard cover version that wouldn’t damage so easily and children could treasure for years, came through loud and clear🗣. As artists with a growing family, my husband and myself have found ourselves with the desire and will to create this hardcover book💪🏽👌🏽. This means redesigning and upgrading the materials. The Kickstarter campaign is for a limited time only and it’s ALL OR NOTHING. You can support this fundraiser either financially or by spreading the word ❤️ please visit the Kickstarter link in my profile description. Thank you!!!! #nativeamericanheritagemonth#nativeamerican#firstnations#letshoopdance#hoopdance#childrensbook#selfpublished#author#nativeauthor#empowerourwomen#nativewoman#cree
The Red Shoes .
By Eleri Glass with illustrations by Ashley Spires. .
A simple little story about a little girl who when shopping with her Mum falls in love with a pair of red, shiny shoes. .
Alice really enjoys this this book as it's a rhyming book and they're always a big hit for her and it's a very easy little read. Its almost like a little sing song book- two shiny red apples just waiting to be picked 🍎 .
I purchased this book from @mamashomestagram .
Vintage travel posters on all sides are giving a very retro feel to the shop and somehow it all seems a bit Agatha Christie.
Of course the one I prefer turns out to be the rarest and most valuable. Roger Broder’s ‘Sainte-Maxime. Plage d’Hiver et d’Été’ is an original railway poster produced by the S.N.C.F in Paris in 1936. The intense lithographic colours are absolutely jaw-dropping. It’s expensive, but fills a lot of wall!
Our November Intermediate selections both center around the complex dynamic of family and the changes that families can often experience. Both these books are guaranteed to strike a chord with any reader and help them to remember that no matter what may change, a family's love remains constant.
November is National Picture Book Month, and we're celebrating with a giveaway! Take a peek inside So Many Cuddles, one of our newest illustrated children's books. This 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner features adorable illustrations and simple, easy-to-read verses that make it a joy to read and listen to. To win a copy of your own, see the details below.
✨GIVEAWAY✨ Happy Bookface Friday! It’s a very special happy FRIYAY! because we’ve partnered with the talented @elly.mackay and are giving away a copy of the wordless wonder, Waltz of the Snowflake. Swipe for a cover photo and you’ll find a review a couple of posts back on our feed.
Entry is simple: Make sure you’re following @readingisourthing and @elly.mackay
Like this post and tag your friends in separate comments below. Every different friend tagged is an entry.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and closes 6 pm November 24 (NZST). The winner will be announced the following day. No giveaway accounts. You must be over 18 years old to enter and this giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. Good luck!