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Welcome to The Kid’s Korner!

I have a couple of fun children’s books to share today. It’s funny that both of these are Christmas books and the wacky weather here is in the 80s!

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Jolly Jingrel Christmas

Monsters A To Z #12

by Sara Dean and  A.J. Cosmo

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My Review

Such a cute story. Jolly the Jingrel tries really hard to get presents for his family, but every time he spots something good, his sibling grabs it first. By Christmas Eve, he’s still not found anything for his mother and all he has left is a silver crayon.

I am the youngest of six kids and know just how Jolly feels. Sibling rivalry is tough. LOL Wait until you see what Jolly does with that silver crayon. It’s precious.

I love Christmas and read holiday books year round. You and your little ones will be cheering Jolly on and smiling at all of the fun illustrations.

  4 Stars

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Synopsis

Jolly the Jingrel wants to find the best Christmas present for his mom. However, after collecting from the humans, Jolly’s siblings take all of the good stuff for themselves and Jolly is left with nothing but an old silver crayon. Will Jolly find the perfect gift for his mom? Or maybe, just maybe, will he learn what the holiday is really all about?

The 12th book in the ‘Monsters A to Z’ series shows that sometimes the best gifts are the simplest ones of all.

10 full-color illustrations, 2K words, reading level 3.2

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A Bear Of A Christmas

 by A.J. Cosmos

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My Review

Bo-Bo the bear cub asks his mother why Santa doesn’t visit bears at Christmas. His mom tells him a tale about a little boy and a very disobedient bear. Now Bo-Bo wants to tell Santa that one bad apple shouldn’t ruin Christmas for all of them.

I liked how momma bear guided Bo-Bo when he decided to do something about Santa. Changing the things you can is a big part of life.

There’s lots of bright, fun illustrations throughout and a life lesson cleverly told. A good one to read with your little ones or for them to read to you.

Warning: You might have to rush out and buy a stuffed Teddy Bear as soon as your youngsters finish this book.

  4  Stars

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Synopsis

Why doesn’t Santa visit bears? Bo-Bo the cub wanted to know, so he asked Mamma and boy, does she have a story to tell.

2k words, 12 illustrations, full color, perfect for emergent readers.

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I am so excited that the SHERLOCK BONES series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is now available and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about these wonderful books by Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a pair of Great Dane socks and Dog or Cat treats for your Fur Babies, US Only
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Title: THE
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK BONES: DOGGONE

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Pub. Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 150

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The Adventures of Sherlock Bones turns snooping on its floppy ear when
one day, Dr. Jane Catson, a surgeon injured in the Cat Wars has an afternoon
nap interrupted by a most unusual occurrence.

On the front lawn of her home, rather loud footsteps disturb her peace as
Sherlock Bones, a Great Dane in a deerstalker claiming to be the greatest
detective in the world arrives.

After a quick critical examination of the intrusive dog whose enormous
body blocks the entire sun from view, Catson has her doubts. But that’s not
all. The monstrously-sized creature makes an even more astonishing claim. He
has come to live with her!

Before Catson can collect her thoughts into an intelligent rebuttal,
Sherlock Bones has made himself quite at home, inventing things like a jetpack
for her Castilian housekeeper-cook, a turtle named Mr. Javier and placing his
gigantic food and water dishes next to hers.

But there’s no time for protest. The great detective and Dr. Catson have
caught themselves their first case: A suspiciously dead human in a nearby
abandoned building. Can Sherlock Bones and Dr. Catson crack the case before the
killer strikes again? Or will their differences get in the way of solving Case
File No. 1? One thing’s for sure, that would be a doggone shame.

Title: THE
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK BONES: DOG NOT GONE

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Pub. Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Format: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 150

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | Kobo | Google Play Books | Indiebound

After being introduced to Sherlock Bones, the Greatest Detective in the
World, in Case File #1: Dogged to Death, Dr. Jane Catson – surgeon and veteran
of the Cat Wars – is back to share an all-new mystery adventure with readers.
Despite all of Jane’s resistance, Bones is now living with her and her
housekeeper/chef, the turtle with a jetpack, Mr. Javier. This time out, the
mismatched duo’s investigations lead them to a case involving murder, of
course, and – wait for it! – Utah. If there’s one thing readers can be certain
of it’s that in this world, the animals are always smarter than the humans.
Also, did we mention…Utah?

 

Enjoy the Excerpt:

“You can’t be serious!” I practically shouted, outraged.

If a murder really had been committed, I couldn’t believe he wasn’t going
to do anything about it. I also couldn’t believe that I was arguing with him
about this. I’d never wanted to get involved with him and all his craziness in
the first place.

“Oh, but I am, my dear Catson.”

My dear … Who did this dog think he was?

“And why is that, Bones?” I demanded, determined not to let my right eye
squint.

“Because I am tired of not getting credit.”

“What are you talking about?”

“Here’s how this kind of case always goes: a crime, usually murder,
occurs. The professional, public detectives—the so-called ‘experts’—are called
in. They fail to solve the case. Then I am called in. I solve the case, but
they take all the credit. End of story.”

As he spoke, his eyes shifted sadly from me to the floor to studying his
toenails.

I found myself, for the first time, starting to feel sorry for him. Then:

“Wait,” I said, this time letting my right eye go ahead and twitch.
“You’re not going to investigate, you’re going to let a murderer run
free—because your feelings are hurt? Because you feel you don’t get enough
credit?”

“Well,” he said, now looking slightly embarrassed, “yes, that is exactly
what I plan to do. Or rather, not do.”

“You can’t be serious! If you think you can help, it is your duty to do
so!”

“I suppose … ” His eyes met mine. “Do you want to come with?”

“Come with where?”

He eagerly un-crumpled the crumpled piece of paper.

“There,” he said, pointing to an address.

I thought of my lunch, which was still sitting on the table. I thought
longingly of the cushion in front of the bay window, my nap long overdue. And
then I thought of the adventure of potentially aiding to solve a murder. I must
confess: I was curious. It also occurred to me that perhaps since returning
home from the Cat Wars, my life had been a little dull.

“Fine,” I said, mildly exasperated with myself.

“Great,” he said, all smiles once more. “I’ll go get my hat.”

About Lauren Baratz-Logsted

 

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens
and kids, including The Sisters 8 series for young readers which she created
with her husband and daughter. She lives in Danbury, CT, with that husband and daughter as well as their marvelous cat, Yoyo.

Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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Title: SQUIRREL SUPERHIGHWAY: IT’S GOOD TO BE A DOG
Author: Anna C. Morrison
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 16
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

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My Review

This makes me wish my son was little again so we could have read this together.

 A dog dreams of being a squirrel and racing along the Squirrel Superhighway with his bushy tailed friends. But dogs can’t climb trees and squirrels don’t speak dog.

The next time your dog jumps at a tree and barks and barks at the squirrels, you’ll be wondering what he’s saying.

It’s a fun story about being happy with who you are and what you have.  And there are some lovely illustrations to make you and your young ones smile.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Squirrel Superhighway features a dog on a self-discovery mission who is surrounded by many graceful squirrels. This is a vocabulary booster in a series of feel-good stories for children of all ages and those who read with and to them. The story includes squirrels, more squirrels, even more squirrels, and a dog who wants to be a squirrel!

For More Information

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About Author Anna C. Morrison

Anna C. Morrison

Anna C. Morrison is an author of children’s books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow.  She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online.  While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others.  In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition.  Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino.  Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings.  She lives in Southern California with her family and pets.

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Welcome to The Kid’s Korner!

I have a couple of fun children’s books to share today. I love unicorns and couldn’t resist the lovely cover for The Unicorn That Had No Horn. And I’m always ready to dive back into A. J. Cosmos Monsters A To Z Series. Dax’s River has a cute little monster.

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The Little Unicorn That Had No Horn

Written by James McDonald

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My Review

This story is so cute. I love unicorns and each page has beautiful, enchanting illustrations of the little unicorn and it’s mother. I loved it and even read it twice.

It’s a charming story about a little unicorn that’s impatient to grow up and get it’s horn. The mother urges her young one to cherish each day and not be in such a hurry.

An adorable, magical picture book to share with your little ones.

 5 Stars

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Synopsis

“I promise that you’ll grow up, so treasure each and every day. Never wish one second of your precious time away.”

An impatient little unicorn can’t wait to grow up and get its horn, but wise Mother Unicorn lovingly guides her little one to appreciate time and not wish it away.

This is a heart-warming story of a mother’s love and guidance in helping her child see beyond the uncertainties of childhood and cherish each and every moment.

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Dax’s River D Is For Dock Diver

Written by Scott Hillegass and A.J. Cosmos

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My Review

Another sweet story from the Monsters A To Z series.

Dax is a river monster who comes across Lily, a drowning little girl. Against his  parents warnings to avoid humans, he dives in and rescues her. They become unlikely friends and soon it’s Lily’s turn to rescue Dax.

My favorite part of the story is when Dax tries to hide in the river. All you can see is his big round eyes. So cute.

A delightful story for early readers with some cute illustrations and lessons in friendship and knowing when to stand up for yourself.

  4 Stars

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Synopsis

A little girl nearly drowns in the river but is rescued by a strange monster. Fearful of humans, the monster soon learns that a good friend can be a lifesaver.

The 12th book in the Monsters A to Z series tells a story of friendship in unexpected places, conquering your fears, and standing up for yourself. This short read is easy to understand for most second graders and a great story to discuss friendship with your child.

1,800 words, 7 gorgeous full-color illustrations, comparable with all Kindle models.

Amazon

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Welcome to The Kid’s Korner!

I’m still working on my banner and should have it ready soon.

I have a couple of fun children’s books to share today. Both are from A.J. Cosmos Monsters A To Z series, based on characters he created, and written by two different authors. I really enjoyed them.

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M Is For Me-Me

Monsters A To Z #3

Written by Rusty Fischer

Based upon characters created A.J. Cosmos

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My Review

Another hit for the series. And, per usual, there are some fun, exciting illustrations.

A little creepier than some of the other books in the series. I liked how the boys handled the selfish monster. A lesson to all.

I especially like the cover for this book. When I was young, I hunted the library shelves looking for ones like this. And such a clever title too.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Not all monsters are sweet; some are scary, or worse, selfish! For weeks, Jerry had noticed things missing, but it wasn’t until his best friend Chuck lost the T.V. remote that they met the monster stealing their stuff. Do the boys have what it takes to stop the most selfish monster of them all?

The Monsters A to Z series gets scary in the third book that’s not for the feint of heart.

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C Is For Closet Creep

Monsters A To Z Book #7

Written by S.L. Mayne

Based upon character’s created by A.J. Cosmos

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My Review

A fun story to read along with or out loud to your young ones. It has the cutest illustrations of the monsters too.

Ever wonder what your kid imagines is in their closet when they cry out to you. This is a delightful story that may dampen those fears in your child. Have them imaging quirky friends in there instead of something scary.

I had no problem connecting with this one. I remember one night, I was in bed with the lights out and heard a noise coming from my walk in closet. My older brother jumped out screaming and scared me into my teens. LOL I still sleep with my closet doors closed. This book would have come in handy after that incident.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Is something keeping you awake? Maybe there’s a monster in your closet!

Malcolm is just trying to get some sleep, but noises from the closet are keeping him awake. Does the creature want to eat him? Maybe. Or does the monster just want a friend?

The fifth book in the Monsters A to Z series is a story about making an unusual friend in a familiar place.

For emergent readers ages 5-8 (2nd grade) Six full color illustrations. 1,500 words.

Amazon

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Welcome to The Kid’s Korner!

I mentioned I was going to be doing this some time ago. It’s almost the end of the month and I figured I better get to it.

I’m still working on my banner and should have it ready for the next post.

I have a couple of fun children’s books to share today. I really enjoyed them.

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Rosie and Friends

Positively Different

Written by Helen C. Hipp

Illustrated by Taryn Cozzy

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My Review

Rosalie and Friends is a story about celebrating your differences.

Rosie is a pink hippo. We all know hippos are grey. So does Rosie. Instead of burying her head in the sand, she let’s herself shine. She’s Positively Different.

With big, colorful illustrations and lots of uniquely different characters, Rosie shows her friends that being different isn’t a bad thing. It’s all in how you see yourself.

Sure to delight your children, it also encourages them to be themselves and boosts their self-confidence.

We could all learn from this.

I like when a book is fun and you don’t even notice that you’re learning. Very clever.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Rosie the Pink Hippo asks readers “What advice would you give your friends who want to feel better about themselves” in this adventure book to help readers see that being different can be positive. Join Rosie the Pink Hippo, Olivia the Ostrich, and many others in this educational and eye-opening 28-page illustrated children’s book, Rosie and Friends Positively Different, a creative and fun teaching tool intended for parents, caregivers, teachers, and children who may have felt at some point in their life that they were different from their peers.

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Rosalie and Truffle / Truffle and Rosalie

Written by Katja Reider

Illustrated by Jutta Bucker

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My Review

Rosalie and Truffle is a story of love.

Rosalie dreams of love. She thinks she’s found it, but her family and friends think she needs to look further.

Truffle and Rosalie is a story of luck.

Truffle dreams of luck. He thinks he’s found it, but his friends and family think he’s settling too easily.

Rosalie and Truffle find a way to meet in the middle.

This is a sweet story, or two, about love and luck, trusting yourself, and following your dreams.

It’s told in a clever way. First you read Rosalie’s story. Then you flip the book over and read Truffle’s.

Filled with fun and colorful illustrations and cute characters, it’s sure to make you and your children smile.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Rosalie is a pig, Truffle is a boar. Rosalie dreams of love, and Truffle of luck. One fateful day, they find each other under the blooming apple tree. This is a tale of love, shown from both sides. Rosalie’s story begins at the front of the book, Truffle’s at the back, and both versions meet in the middle.

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Book Description for Let’s Hug: 15 Hugs for Beginners:

There must be over a millions ways to say “I love you” or “I care about you”, but with a single hug, even without words, you can simply feel it. This book is for toddlers, and encourages children and adults alike to try out all possible types of hugs. It’s everyone’s gain.

It took seconds for the sweet testers who accompanied the writing of this book to adopt these 15 ways of showing love, to give and receive it. And our testers are not alone. Recent studies reveal that Oxitocin, the most fun hormone available, also known as the Love Hormone, is released into our bodies when we hug.

Hugs are proven to have a generally positive healing and relaxing effect, since they increase calm and happiness, reinforce our self esteem, and support our sense of connection to those who are close to us. If you’d like to validate these studies, go ahead and hug.

This book was beautifully illustrated by Yuval Israeli, and it’s the second creative collaboration between Yuval Israeli and Efrat Shoham.

Buy the Book: Amazon

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Book Description for The Unusualasauruses:

Ages and ages ago, many different kinds of dinosaurs roamed our planet. Some were as large as whales, while others were the size of small dogs. Some were plant-eaters, while some ate other animals. Some had very long necks and tails, while others were tiny. Some had horns. Some had wings and could fly.

Despite all of these many variations, they were all part of the dinosaur family. And, as is often the case with family, they shared many common features.

No one has ever never whatsoever seen a live dinosaur or spoken to one of them. So, what if dinosaurs could really talk, or smile, cry, dream, dance, play and joke?

To answer all of these questions, all you have to do is become an Imaginesaurus, and meet the Unusualasauruses.

This book is aimed at children aged 4 to 120. It introduces the readers to different types of personalities, characters, and skills and thus helps us to spot them at a glance.

This book was beautifully illustrated by Lilach Ramati.

Buy the Book:  Amazon

About the Author:

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Efrat Shoham is an Israeli writer and independent publisher (The Pink Camel).

Shoham grew up in a small agricultural village in Israel. Her father was a farmer and her mother – a teacher and librarian. She lives with her family in Tel Aviv, on a small street lined with eucalyptus, mulberry and loquat trees, where 3 rabbits from the nearby kindergarten run wild.

She thinks and believes that curiosity, imagination, humor, green fields, fresh mango or avocado and pink camels are some of the keys to a good and happy life.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~ Facebook

About the Illustrator of Let’s Hug

Yuval Israeli 

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“I grew up in a kibbutz in the north of Israel and for years I live in Tel Aviv with Roy and our cat “tsimuki”. I studied design and illustration at “Vital” the school of visual arts, which reunited later with “Shenkar”.I also learned classical painting in the “station studio”.I always paint pop icons and characters which affected me, and I also always paint portraits of friends. Besides, I always enjoyed painting all kinds of creatures from my imagination”.

About the Illustrator of The Unusualasauruses

Lilach Ramati

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“I majored in visual communication in Holon Institute of Technology. I studied Interactive, but eventually my final project was an illustrated book. Today I work as a designer in games company”.

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