Saturday, September 17, 2011

Great Books To Share With Your Kids

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Childhood is a time to learn, play, dream, go on adventures and so much more. As our weather cools down and school heads into session, books become an avenue for discovery and imagination. AuthorHouse has published three new children's books for independent authors for kids to read, enjoy and even learn from. Here is a little bit about each of them:
 
 

Mars Jimmy and Me (AuthorHouse, 2011) was written by Barrett K. Hays, MD. It is a science-fiction book that encourages children to use their imaginations and teaches us about the dangers not taking care of our Earth. Here is the synopsis from the back cover:

Come to the wonderful World of Mars. Into the future, the Earth has become too polluted and overcrowded. Mankind must leave the Earth in search of other planets to call home. In a most desperate of moments, a boy and a bug save the Earth's Martian Colony from disaster. The boy and the bug become heroes.

 
 

Jimmy the Squirrel (AuthorHouse, 2011) was written by Amr Taher. This children's book teaches children about friendship, courage, teamwork and the importance of taking care of our environment. Here is the synopsis from the back cover:

Jimmy is a young squirrel who is hard at work collecting nuts for the winter. He is very happy; he has good friends and a good life, there in his neighborhood in the forest! Everything is very safe, and the neighbors all help each other. 

Then one day, a strange new threat comes to the forest. Giant machines begin to destroy the tree homes in the neighborhood! The squirrels find themselves homeless and without the food they stored for the winter. What will they do to survive? 

Forced to leave their homes, the squirrels wonder where they will go and how they will get through the winter. Then Jimmy stands up to help the whole group. Led by Jimmy's courage, they band together in search of a new place to call home.

 
 

Santa's Adventures: Flight Preparations 2007, 2009, 2010 (AuthorHouse, 2011) is written by Anne Morrissey. It is a book of poetry written for children about a few of the rough years Santa had to deal with in order to bring Christmas to us that specific year. Proceeds from the sale of this book go toward's funding Research for a cure for Type 1 diabetes that is taking place at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital under the direction of Dr Denise Faustman.  Here is the synopsis of Santa's Adventures: Flight Preparations 2007, 2009, 2010 from the back cover:

Were you aware, in 2007, that Russian submariners planted their flag on the bottom of the ocean under the North Pole? Santa was aware!Were you aware that the H1N1 Flu that traveled around the world in 2009, mutated into the R1N1 Reindeer Flu by that year's Christmas Eve?
Santa was aware!Were you aware the the Icelandic volcano of 2010, Eyjafjallajokul, continued to provide problems for air travel right up to that year's Christmas Eve?Santa was aware!You can read about these problems facing Santa and his crew in this book of holiday poems, Santa's Adventures.

We enjoyed reading each of these books. I think the best age for these books would be for young school-age--PreK-3rd grade or so. The reading level on them is just pre-chapter book. I love that each of these books stands for something and teaches something as well as entertains the reader and listener. We thought the books were well illustrated

Each of these titles can be found on Amazon and through Barnes & Noble.

 Thank you to Bohlsen Pr for my samples used in this review, opinions are honest, review by Michelle.

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