THE GIRL WITH A TWIRL BY M.J MOON

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Brimming with dry humour and a sprinkling of romance, this is the second sparkling novel by M J Moon.
Meet dance mad Mabel Storm, the girl who no boy would ever dance with in a million years – no make that a zillion years!
Kindle_Cover (1)Mabel has serious boy problems. The problem is she has no boy to dance with and the Search for a Star dance competition is fast approaching. Mabel sets out on a mission to win. But trouble strikes when her hapless parents and owners of Twinkle Toes dance school park her off to crochet obsessed Aunt Mathilda’s place at half-term. Mabel´s chances of finding a boy sink to minus zero…or do they?
Mabel´s luck is about to change…
It turns out that there´s more to batty aunt Mathilda than meets the eye when she gives Mabel a pair of the rarest dance shoes on earth. Things get weirder when a mysterious dancer known only as the Silver Shadow arrives on the scene.
Suddenly, Mabel is transformed from dancing disaster into a dancing diva as the pair wow audiences and judges with their slick moves.
But who is the Silver Shadow and why is he so desperate to dance with Mabel…?
Together, Mabel and the Silver Shadow win the Search for a Star regional finals and unwittingly win the attention of Mabel´s long-time crush and dancing heart-throb, Tino Ravioli, the country´s Latin dancing champion. When her dream comes true and he asks her to dance, Mabel runs off the dancefloor leaving one of her precious shoes behind.
An unexpected chance of romance arrives in true Cinderella style when Tino orders a search of dance schools across the land in order to find his mystery girl.
Mabel has a dilemma:
Does she dance with the secretive Silver Shadow and win the prestigious Search for a Star dancing competition or does she accept Tino´s offer to be his partner and become the envy of every girl in the country?
Find out what happens to dancing disaster area Mabel Storm – the girl with the twirl!

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About M.J. Moon

In the wake of her previous incarnations as a one-time usherette in a local theatre, soft furnishings exporter, diplomat, professional Salsa instructor, Tarot reader and in the not so dim and distant past, a secondary school teacher of Spanish and business studies, Marion now teaches English in the oddball region of Almeria, Spain.
When she isn´t writing, Marion enjoys hiking in the Andalusian hills, doing Zumba (don´t get the two confused!) and looking after her little family; her beautiful and curious baby Jorge and husband Jorge.
Her first published novel was The Mermaids of Tameis published by Troubador in April 2015. The Girl with a Twirl is her second published novel.
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Babies Come From… Where?!? Funny Happens When Kids Explain Pregnancy & Birth by Kristi Porter

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Babies Come From…Where?!? is the result of hundreds of interviews with children ages three to twelve, who were simply asked “Where do you think babies come from?” and allowed to answer freely, giving as much or as little explanation as they saw fit. Now, their candid, uncensored and often hilarious answers have been collected and made available for all to enjoy in this delightful little book that is sure to be a favorite for years to come.
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Babies Come From…Where?!? is the result of hundreds of interviews with children ages three to twelve, who were simply asked “Where do you think babies come from?” and allowed to answer freely, giving as much or as little explanation as they saw fit.
It began as part of a larger class project by teacher Kristi Porter and the children of Happi Kamper Child Care, located in North Muskegon, Michigan. Each child was to create an individual gift book for his or her parents and Babies Come From… Where?!? was simply to be one chapter in each child’s book.
Now, the individual answers of the Happi Kamper Kids, as well as those of the children at Community United Methodist Preschool, and the kids of Power Play Childcare have been combined. Their candid, uncensored and often hilarious answers may surprise you, or even make you laugh out loud as you get a quick glimpse into the amazing and intricate minds of some of the most delightful and fascinating children around. Enjoy!

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Always a reader, Kristi Porter never thought much about writing until she entered a writing contest sponsored by the Detroit Free Press. Her nightmare vacation story – The Worst Vacation Ever – went on to be published in a travel anthology that sold over a million copies worldwide. This was followed by numerous articles published in local magazines and newspapers. As her love of writing grew, she added adult fiction and short humor pieces to her repertoire.
But writing isn’t all Kristi does. A preschool teacher, she won the Governor’s Award for her work with young children and is dedicated to the education of young children. She also enjoys bicycling, video games, photography, Facebook, and spending time with family. She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, and a menagerie of cats.
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Hilly finds her quiet place by Meytal Raz-Nave

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Hilly Finds her Quiet Place is the second book in a series in which Hilly is the main character.
As well shown in the first book, Hilly Colors Her Dreams, children straightaway connect to Hilly, who is a unique character with a charming personality, conveying important messages to children such as addressing their emotions, positive thinking, connecting to the peaceful self and more… These themes are presented through humor, fun, love and care.
Every child who reads the book drifts into Hilly’s world.

I invite you to join the journey and open your minds for healthy new thinking.

Hilly’s journey is derived from her goal to find her quiet place, a goal shared by us all. The events that happen during her quest are familiar and therefore easy for children to relate.
Hilly also shares and teaches the most effective and safe exercise in order to find that quiet place: Meditation. When exercising the quiet mind and awareness (meditation), we take a little break from our daily hustle and bustle and meet with the person closest to us… ourselves.
Meditation teaches us attentiveness toward our feelings and emotions and awareness of what we really feel – whether it is hunger, fatigue, apprehension, excitement, etc.
Help your child recognize and control his/her feelings and thoughts.

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Meytal Raz-Nave, holistic multidisciplinary therapist for children & adolescents.

I started my therapeutic journey 12 years ago, Very young girl but I was drawn into the holistic world with full knowledge that this is the right way for me.

Once I explored the holistic thinking I felt like home, the comfortable well-known area for me, so I continued learning, and being a therapist, to this day.

I see the holistic state of mind as a lifestyle, not only as a way referring to mind and body.

My goal is to give people the tools to grab their lives in their own hands.

Therapy, acquisition of tools, advising and consultancy can help us treat ourselves and improve our lives in the physical, spiritual and mental layers.
Those tools eases our personal process and enables us have Qualitative meaningful life.

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Scars by Julia Ibbotson

Dragons, knights and a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of SCARS front coverthe universe into a fantasy medieval world …
Gavin is an ordinary boy with problems like everyone else, when he finds himself in an extraordinary situation and facing the fight of his life. People are calling him Gawain and sending him on a medieval quest. How has he found himself on a horse when he has never ridden one before? How come he has a sword in his hand and terrifying creatures bearing down upon him? He seems to have slipped through into another universe. But can he win the battle of Good against Evil, and can he save the land of Unor ̶ and more importantly, can he save himself?

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Julia Ibbotson is an author and academic, and lives in the middle of the English countryside in a renovated Victorian rectory with her husband, an orchard, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. Her four children are now grown up and she has four grandchildren. She was a school teacher for many years, teaching English and Drama, and trying to get kids to read lots and to write stories. She especially enjoyed reading out to her classes books that she loved herself. Then she became a senior university lecturer, researcher and writer. She loves travelling, choral singing, walking, sailing and swimming.
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My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill S. Cannon

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill S. Cannon
Children’s Picture Book – Gold Medal Winner of 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Awards, Children K-3, as well as an Illustrations Award – Also a Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner
ISBN 978-1-62857-288-9

unnamedHave you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and just a little bit of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official “judges” as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments?

This is the sixth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author, whose other bestselling books include Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.

Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “a modern day Dr. Seuss.” – GTMA Review
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“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” is a delightful rhyming story about honesty, character, and creativity, with lots of jokes and hidden surprises in the illustrations and text. One day in art class a child creates an unfinished finger painting while thinking of a scene of his pet dog on the lawn. The unfinished, unsigned painting begins travels of its own on the way home with the child when a wind blows it into the Rainbow Connection Art Gallery where it is framed and hung with other paintings by mistake. Many complications multiply, and finally the unknown fingerpaint masterpiece is awarded first place! The child finally speaks up and tries to take credit for the misunderstood finger painting, no one will believe her/him. This typical reaction is accepted by both child and parents, and the upshot of the story is, a fingerpaint masterpiece by an unnamed artist hangs in the Museum Art Gallery with First Prize award ribbon pinned to it. “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” is beautifully illustrated and delivered with style. Hidden throughout the illustration pages are images of the author’s other popular children’s books, a witty hello to fans of Ms. Cannon’s juvenile works. An audience of middle elementary students will appreciate “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” and benefit from its positive message for creative minds of all ages.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece Children’s Book – by Victoria Wagner Ross – San Diego eBooks Examiner. 4/19/14

Sherrill S. Cannon’s latest children’s book My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is done in rhyme as her previous books, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift. GTMA Review has called her, ‘a modern day Dr. Seuss.’ She is a former teacher who has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books along with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children.

All of her books have been part of a fundraiser for the CureJM Foundation for over a year – 50 percent of the price of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation. JM = Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease. The site for that is found on her CureJM website.

Breaking news is that she is also in the process of creating the same kind of fundraiser for the imbullyfree.org non-profit group, helping to prevent bullying. My “Manners” books (The Magic Word, Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man) fit right into that niche!! The new site announce today will be her new website against bullying.

This delightful book, ‘My Fingerpaint Masterpiece’ is very much a story with a message for young and old alike. A budding young artist sits in art class dipping her fingers into a bowl of paint and ‘drew on the paper my very best scene’. But as she walked home from school the wind took the paper from her. It flew away. The young artist had never finished it!! How could they know it was to be her very special scene? A week later she sees it at a store. It was found and displayed in an art gallery where it won first prize!

Finally, as everyone described what they saw in the painting, our young painter shouted: ‘It’s my painting that you all are raving about!’ They just ignored her and said: ‘You’re only a child telling stories, I fear.’ It is easy to dismiss a child or anyone that it is only a story? Are children not to be believed because they are young?

It is very difficult to believe, to have trust and faith in the human spirit. Is it we do not trust ourselves? Do we not believe? Perhaps mistrust and inability to believe in a gift from the colors of the universe are the mystery that we do not understand. Perhaps it is found in the heart?

Another beautifully written book it is a masterpiece in belief. With simple hopeful colors from the rainbow swirling throughout the book for KJ and her team of artists at Kalpart it brings the story alive visually.

As her new endeavor to help prevent bullying takes off this week, I had an opportunity to interview Sherrill Cannon and get her insight on writing books for children. Part Two will be the full interview with the award winning author, Sherrill S. Cannon. Her books can be found on the websites of amazon, Barnes and Noble and her website.

Links to Purchase:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/My-Fingerpaint-Masterpiece-Sherrill-Cannon/dp/1628572884/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392479737&sr=1-5&keywords=sherrill+s.+cannon

Could use: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002XVS498 That’s the Author page for all of them!

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-fingerpaint-masterpiece-sherrill-s-cannon/1118605960?ean=9781628572889

Social Sites:

Website: http://www.sherrillcannon.com

Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/SherrillCannonFanPage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SherrillCannon

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sherrillcannon

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Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher, mother of four and a grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! In less than five years, her books My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece and Santa’s Birthday Gift have received twenty-six 2011-14 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. Once a teacher, always a teacher…All of her books are now part of a fundraiser for the anti-bullying campaign at imbullyfree.org. This site is http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree and 50% of the cost of her books will go directly to the imbullyfree organization! Manner-Man is now the Superhero for the Bully Bear kids!! All of her books are also part of another fund-raising effort: http://sbpra.com/curejm/ for the CureJM Foundation, to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease. Since many children with CureJM are also bullied, it is a win-win for both causes! Sherrill is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, which have been produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (so far). She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 54 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

Attached, please find Book Cover and Author Photo… I included cover with and without the award stickers…
Many thanks for the opportunity!
Sherrill

PS – Hope your granddaughter enjoys!!!

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift
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Website: http://www.sherrillcannon.com
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CureJM: http://sbpra.com/curejm/
BullyFree: http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree
Plays: http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

The Aesir Kids by James Grant Goldin & Charlotte Goldin

 AKCOVER300 001 TO virtial bookcase 4-21-14They’re kids. Some are more or less immortal, some are human. They’ve got problems with school, bullies, family issues and attacks by giants. And when Asgard, the home of the gods, is threatened with utter destruction, it’s up to the children of Thor, Sif, Loki, Freya, Balder…along with some very extraordinary friends…to save it. THE AESIR KIDS tells the story of…

THRUD, the teenage daughter of Thor, who has to balance fighting trolls and giants with her after-school job waiting tables at Valhalla…

FIRE, young master of flame, the son of the three mysterious Norns and perhaps the key to saving the Nine Worlds…

MAGNI AND MODI, Thrud’s younger brothers, whose strength is matched only by their knack for getting into trouble…

ULL, the greatest skier of the gods…except for, maybe…

SKADE, the four-year-old goddess of skiing…

Then there’s TJALFI, the human boy who can run like the wind…

ROSKVA, Tjalfi’s sister, who can hear something happening many miles away…

FORSETI, the level-headed son of Balder, who’s as good with a bow as he is with a written test…

NOSS, the beloved daughter of the Goddess of Love…

HELA, the sensitive little girl who hates her destiny of growing up to be the Goddess of Death…

Along with other gods, godlings, light-elves, trolls, dwarfs and creatures, these young heroes must find a way to save the universe…and find the core of courage within themselves. THE AESIR KIDS is a fantasy novel based on many actual characters from Norse mythology. It’s the first published collaboration between author James Grant Goldin and his ten-year-old daughter, Charlotte Goldin

Reader reviews:

From a mother:

 “This is a great novel for boys and girls aged 9-14. It is a fantasy story based on Norse mythology. It has a unique plot that sets it apart from other similar books. Kids who like the Percy Jackson and/or the Lord of the Rings series will enjoy this book. Highly recommended by my 11 year-old son who is a voracious reader.”

From an 11-year-old girl:

“I really loved this book! It had plenty of adventure and action, and there were all sorts of characters. Anyone who likes Percy Jackson, Greek Mythology, or of course Thor/Avengers will like this book. I recommend it highly!”

From a reader who is a total mystery to me…

“It was awesome! The best book ever!! I couldn’t set it down. Every chance I could, I would read it. Once you start, you can’t stop.”

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Authors bios: I’m a writer-director of nonfiction television for channels such as Discovery, History and H2.   As a writer, I was often able to work from home, and so had extra time to play with my daughter Charlotte.  Among our games were made-up adventures set in the world of the Norse gods (thanks to old Thor comics!), and Charlotte would often make up new characters. When she was 8, she read my old copy of the D’Aulaires’ “Norse Gods and Giants,” and after that we began to adapt some of these games into a book format. We would go over plot points and characters, and while I did most of the typing, much of the story and several of the main characters are Charlotte’s – and she, of course, approved (or changed!) lines, plot points, etc.

What Do You Tell a Child When Grandpa Dies? by Sally Hetherington

image001(1)The children’s book Where’s Pa? touches on the sensitive subject of death, depicting how a family deals with the pain and grief of losing a loved one. It also portrays a simple vision of what heaven might be like from a child’s perspective.

Young Ruby has lost her beloved “Pa.” But in the sad days that follow, her family begins to wonder if Grandpa is really gone. Discussing death is never easy. But this book offers insights on what you can say to young children to help alleviate grief and begin the path to healing.

This beautifully illustrated picture book is more than just a bedtime story for children. It’s about a little girl who unexpectedly loses a grandparent and what happens next. Join Ruby on her imaginative and poetic journey as she helps her family understand that life does come full circle, and love really is eternal.

Watch the video on the attached pdf or at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjkYsMgCeQQ

WHERE’S PA? (ISBN: 978-1-62516-299-1) is now available for $15.97 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/SallyHetherington or at http://www.amazon.com or http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@aeg-online-store.com.

image003(1)About the Author: Sally Hetherington is a Melbourne-based graphic artist and musician, and is the mum of her beautiful daughter Ruby, who inspired the idea of Where’s Pa? The author grew up on her family’s farm in Victoria’s Western District, where the story is based. Writing became her way of coping when her father, Maurice (Ruby’s Pa), suddenly passed away in 2007. Her mum, Jan Hetherington, is a renowned artist, and her interpretation of Sally’s poem “Where’s Pa?” comes alive with her vibrant and detailed illustrations. “Writing and Illustrating Where’s Pa? has been a therapeutic journey for Mum and me. We always felt Dad by our sides, giving us the strength to carry on. Through this book, we wanted to convey the message to the grandchildren that their Pa still loves them and will always be with them in a spiritual sense.”

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