Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One of the Best Kept Secrets in Kindle Reading is Coming Your Way

One of the best kept secrets in Kindle reading is coming your way!

 $9.99 eBooks FREE on amazon. 

Amazon offers such a generous Free Download  policy for their Kindle,  we are happy  to be part of it.

Free Download  goes like this:

Wednesday, February 29 and March 1 ONLY
 19 titles of our Character Education for Children eBook series will be offered FREE on amazon for this two day period.  One FREE copy of each(19)  title may be downloaded to a single Kindle.
The purpose, of course, is to make new friends for our outstanding eBooks.
A bit of background…these 19 titles were originally published in hardcover by MarshFilm Enterprises, Inc.  Now all 19 titles are available in eBook format for the Kindle.  The hardcover price is $17.95.
The eBook price on amazon is $9.99.

So these eBooks are not your basic 99 cent bargain.

 These books are cleverly and skillfully written by published authors with a high level of literary talent and wit.  They have been proofed and re-proofed for the most exacting standards of accuracy in grammar, punctuation and fact checking.  They have been reviewed…pre-publication…by teachers and librarians for relevance and the power of the message.
They are stand-alone reading experiences, not at all dependent on the illustrations.  So they are ideal In the text-only format for the Kindle reader.  The recommended age level is 4-8 years old. 

These  books are intended to be read to the young child by a parent, grandparent or older sibling…and yet still be interesting for the older child who can read independently, and is happy to see a challenging new multiple syllable word once in a while…but not too often.

This is your chance to add the 19-title Character Education for Children eBook series to your Kindle FREE.

Tell your friends and family…and happy reading.
www.childrensebooksbyjoan.com
LINKS TO JOAN’S EBOOKS LLC     FREE ON AMAZON      February  29 - March 1

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Hana’s Year        ASIN: B0043XXINQ

By Carol Talley

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Inger’s  Promise        ASIN: B0045OURY6

By Jami Parkison

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Jackson’s Plan        ASIN: B0044XUUZY

By Linda Talley

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday,  February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Jomo and Mata       ASIN: B00452VG0C

By Alyssa Chase


FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Amazing Mallika          ASIN: B00440DPMW

By Jami Parkison

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Bailey’s Birthday          ASIN: B00444429I

By Elizabeth Happy

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Bea’s Own Good        ASIN: B004478IOU

By Linda Talley

FREE ON AMAZON-Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Feathers at Las Flores      ASIN: B0044DELLS

By Linda Talley





FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February  29,  Thursday,  March 1
·        Kylie’s Concert       ASIN: B0048EJZ4Q

By Patty Sheehan


FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday,  March 1
·        Molly’s Magic       ASIN: B0044R903S

By Penelope Colville Paine

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday,  March 1
·        Pequena the Burro         ASIN: B004A155AK

By Jami Parkison

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday,  March 1
·        Plato’s Journey            ASIN: B0047O2CG0

By Linda Talley


FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Stanley’s “This Is the Life!”    ASIN: B0044KMNZC

By Alyssa Chase Rebein

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February  29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Tessa on Her Own          ASIN: B0046REKJA

By Alyssa Chase

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February  29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Thank You, Meiling     ASIN: B0044KMNA2

By Linda Talley

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February  29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Papa Piccolo            ASIN: B0043XXIPE

By Carol Talley




FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Gumbo Goes Downtown          ASIN: B0043XXIOU

By Carol Talley

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February  29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Emily Breaks Free         ASIN: B0043XXILI

By Linda Talley

FREE ON AMAZON – Wednesday, February 29,  Thursday, March 1
·        Kiki and the Cuckoo         ASIN: B0048EKJ0U

By Elizabeth Happy




Sunday, February 19, 2012

Classroom teasing is the precursor to bullying!

Classroom teasing is the precursor to bullying! Children learn how to counter unwelcome teasing.

ALOHA POTTER! to the rescue with help for K-4th graders.  Children are never too young to be vaccinated against the terrors of school yard bullying.  This story includes so many helpful ways to disarm a bully – in this case, Alakuma the Crab.

For immediate release:
ALOHA POTTER

            What do you do if you are an angelfish who feels so bad you don’t even want to go out swimming?

            That’s how bad Potter the angelfish feels some days, all because of a teasing crab named ‘Alakuma. ‘Alakuma teases Potter about his size, about his name, about his timidity, about everything.

            Potter has three very good friends and each one has an idea about what Potter should do. “Tease ‘Alakuma back!” suggests Lio the seahorse. “Stand up to him!” advises Stripes the shrimp. “Get mad! Fight back!” throws in Jolly the nudibranch.

            Potter soon learns that these aren’t the best responses to hurtful teasing. But eventually Potter has a very good idea of his own about how to deal with ‘Alakuma and, over time and with the support of his three friends, Potter is able to use this new strategy to turn Alakuma from a teaser into, maybe… a friend!
           
            The Apple fixed format version for the iPad features the glowing watercolor illustrations.  Artist Andra Chase has captured Potter’s underwater world – Hawai‘i’s coral reefs – in luminous watercolors. Exotic anemones, brilliant sea urchins and fantastically varied corals all glow with color and life.

            Linda Talley’s straightforward story offers even the youngest readers or listeners easily grasped tools for dealing with unwanted teasing – tools that may have the ‘Alakumas in their lives saying “Aloha.”

MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION

If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…

If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…

If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…

Then these are the eBooks for your children ages 5-8. 

Read POTTER’S story with your children and grandchildren, discuss the concept and message…

and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools. 

(signed) The Thoughtful Parent    to learn more visit www.childrensebooksbyjoan.com

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Childhood bullying must stop! EMILY BREAKS FREE will help break the cycle of teasing grades k-4

EMILY BREAKS FREE to the rescue with help for K-4th graders.  This is the favorite http://www.childrensebooksbyjoan.com/ story about resisting bullying...that most dreadful of childhood experiences.  It is the all time most popular JOAN's eBook.
Why would a nice dog like Emily join forces with a big bully like spike? Even Emily is confused about the answer to that question. It’s true that Spike makes Emily laugh, in spite of herself, and he is fun – in a way. Emily is flattered that Spike invites her to tag along with him.

            But when Spike begins teasing a fluffy outsider named Cotton, Emily is sorry to see the hurt look on the little dog’s face. And the dog biscuit Spike takes from Cotton does not taste as good as Emily had thought it would. Emily really regrets being lumped together with Spike as among “the meanest ol’ dogs” Cotton has ever encountered.

            Just when Emily is wondering how to make things right, a bewhiskered terrier named Emerson saunters onto the scene. A dog of principle, Emerson shows Emily that it is possible to break free of Spike.

            Emily’s story unfolds along the Freedom Trail,™ Boston’s famous walking tour of historic sites from the Revolutionary era – the Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and more. These scenes of the American struggle for independence from Britain are a fitting backdrop for Emily’s struggle to free herself from Spike and his tyrannical ways!



MAKING THE CASE FOR CHARACTER EDUCATION

If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…

If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…

If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…

Then these are the eBooks for your children ages 5-8. 

Read these stories  with your children and grandchildren, discuss the concepts and messages…

and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools. 

(signed) The Thoughtful Parent    to learn more visit http://www.childrensebooksbyjoan.com/

P.S.  Start with EMILY BREAKS FREE to help break the cycle of bullying and teasing for
        Grades K-4