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Good Morning, World! - Mom's Choice Award Winner

The Trees Have Hearts - Mom's Choice Award Winner

Follow Carlo the Mouse Series

Join The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

The Little Girl Praying on the Hill- Readers' Favorite International GOLD Award Winner

That Is How Things Are - Coming 2016!

Who Will Feed Stacey First? Story 1:Coming 2015!

The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet-A New Children's Book Coming in 2015!!

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Good Morning, World! Book Review

Published in BeachBoundBooks

Good Morning, World! - Mom's Choice Award Winner!



~reviewed by BeachBoundBooks





Book Synopsis

Glide gently into the beautiful morning with Baby Thomas and his grandpa. The sun is shining brightly through the wide window and the flowers, trees, birds, and other creatures have already started their day. Brilliant colors of the dawning day wake up the park, and Baby Thomas is ready for a walk. While walking in the park with his grandpa, they see the same things but from a different perspective. Baby Thomas wants to hug the wonderful world around him, but his grandpa has a different opinion. In this book, young readers will easily connect to the wonders of nature and unforgettable characters, playfully interacting with each other. Join happy Baby Thomas and his grandpa for a walk and have a delightful, uplifting morning! (Amazon)




Book Review



Good Morning, World! inspires us to stop and take notice of the glorious world around us and to recognize each day as a gift.

Baby Thomas is eager to welcome the new day, but grandpa isn't in a welcoming mood. That doesn't keep Thomas from greeting everything and everyone with a big smile. Grandpa complains until finally returning home to take a much needed nap. Baby Thomas doesn't mind, he's has collected enough "good mornings" to brighten his day.

Baby Thomas is a darling little boy who looks at the world with fascination. Everything he encounters only adds to the magic of his day. Baby Thomas teaches us to celebrate each new day with a smile on your face and joy in your heart. The vibrancy of the day is depicted in the bright and colorful illustrations which bring warmth to the story.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of Good Morning, World! 

Available on Amazon.



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From Stacie Theis

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I have a great love for books, but find myself even more intrigued with the people who write them. An author has the ability to inform and entertain through the words they choose, a talent not everyone possesses. I invite you to come along on my journey of reading, reviewing, and discovering books one author at a time!

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isit the Blogging About Books page to read my book reviews.  



 

Exciting children’s stories await you!


The Trees Have Hearts

Follow the delightful story of a little girl who discovers the real meaning of friendship in The Trees Have Hearts.
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4691-3479-6
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4691-3480-2



Carlo the Mouse on Vacation

Begin a big adventure with your little ones, join Carlo the Mouse on Vacation!
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4628-4449-4
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4628-2993-4


The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

A great story with a positive message, a perfect addition to the holiday library, and holiday traditions.
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4575-1619-1
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4575-1682-5


Good Morning, World!

Join happy Baby Thomas and his grandpa for a walk and have a delightful, uplifting morning!
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4575-2154-6
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4575-2155-3


Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse

Let your imagination soar in this full series of Carlo's adventures! Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse is the first in a series of books on Carlo's adventures.
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4575-1917-8
ISBN 13 (HARD): 978-1-4575-2072-3


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

READING ALOUD

Reading Aloud to Your Child: The Loving, Personal Gift





PUBLISHED IN READING IS FUNDAMENTAL  

Without a doubt, reading aloud is a gift you can give your children freely from the day you bring them home from the hospital until the time they leave the nest. Children's reading experts agree that reading aloud is the easiest and most effective way to turn children into lifelong readers. It's also as much fun for you as it is for your children. A child whose day includes listening to rhythmic sounds and lively stories is more likely to grow up loving books and a child who loves books will want to learn to read. To spark this desire in your children, we have collected some useful tips for you to consider. Feel free to make use of those that work well for you and your children, and to add your own ideas.
 
Where

In addition to the usual reading places and couch, an overstuffed armchair, a child's bed-consider less traditional ones:

  • Outside under a shady tree, in a sandbox or a hammock, or at a nearby park.
  • Toss a sheet over a clothesline or table to create a reading hideaway.
  • Keep a book in the glove compartment of your car for long road trips or traffic delays.
  • Spread a blanket on the floor for an indoor reading picnic.
  • Use your imagination. Almost every room in your house offers exciting reading possibilities.

When
  • Start reading to your children right from the cradle! Reading aloud can help calm a fussing baby or entertain a quiet one, and it can do wonders for you, too. Reading aloud can give you and your baby many moments you will long treasure.
  • Continue reading aloud even after your children learn to read. Young readers will enjoy listening to many books that they cannot master yet on their own, and many teenagers like to hear old favorites. 
  • Set aside a special time every day to read aloud to your children. Before school, naptime, or at bedtime are some obvious choices, but do whatever works best for you. 
  • Take advantage of times when the family is together -- for example, at breakfast or dinner. Ask a child to read to you while you tackled the dinner dishes, or read aloud from the morning newspaper while your children eat their breakfast.
  • Be aware of your children's reactions. If they are restless, they may be trying to tell you they are at the limit of their attention span. Stop reading and try another activity. 
What
  • Read whatever is at hand. Books, magazines, and newspapers are great for reading aloud, but so are road signs, menus, mail order catalogs, billboards, cereal boxes, and dozens of other everyday items.
  • Mother Goose rhymes and other traditional rhymes and songs are especially good for reading (or singing) aloud because they contain the basic rhythms of the language. Young children love to join in on favorite verses.
  • For very young children, look for picture books with stories and artwork that are simple, clear, and colorful.
  • After you've got the hang of it, be creative with the stories you've read. Substitute your child's name for the name of a character in the story. Make up your own stories.
  • Vary your selections, returning to old favorites and introducing your children to new works.
  • Occasionally try reading stories that are slightly beyond your children's reach. But if they seem frustrated rather than challenged, put the stories aside for another day.
  • Newspapers offer a broad range of read-aloud possibilities, from news stories, to advice columns, to letters to the editor, to the funnies, this photo captions.
  • Poetry makes an excellent read-aloud selection for all ages. Rhythm and rhyme help sustain a youngster's interest.
  • Be flexible. If a child does not seem to like the book you're reading, drop it and try another. Ask questions to discover the kinds of books your children would like to hear.

How
  • It helps to look over a book before you read it aloud. Shorten or skip overly descriptive passages.  
  • It takes time to learn how to take pleasure in reading aloud. And your children need time, too, to learn how to listen. 
  • Read slowly and with expression. Do not be afraid to ham it up! 
  • Make sure your children sit where they can see the book clearly, especially if it's a picture book. Of course, some children just do not like to sit still and listen. Maybe your children would prefer to draw or play quietly while you read. 
  • Allow time for a child to settle into a story, and allow time after reading aloud to talk about the story. 
  • As you read aloud, encourage your children to get into the act. Invite them to describe pictures, read bits of text, or guess what will happen next. Dramatize roles in the story with them. 
  • Expect lots of questions, especially from young children. Take time to answer all their questions as you go along. 
  • Children like a sense of completion, so finish what you begin, or at least find an appropriate stopping point, like the end of a chapter. 
  • Keep reading aloud to your children even after they go to school. There is no age at which the fun and benefits of reading aloud end.
 
  

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