Monday, May 28, 2012

LAST CHANCE to download 17 compelling Text-Only stories for serious readers ages 6-9 absolutely FREE

LAST CHANCE to download 17 compelling Text-Only stories for serious readers ages 6-9 absolutely FREE.


Start summer reading with EMILY BREAKS FREE to the rescue!  This is the favorite JOAN’S eBOOKS story about resisting bullying…that most dreadful of childhood experiences.  It is our all time most popular eBOOK.

FREE Kindle downloads May 30, May 31 and June 1 will build your child’s summer reading list in one fell swoop. 

For three days only, 17 titles in our Character Education for Children eBOOK series will be offered FREE on amazon for this three day period.  One FREE copy of each title may be downloaded to a single Kindle.  That’s 17 Text-Only books for every Kindle.

These books are cleverly and skillfully written by published authors with a high level of literary talent and wit.  The books 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 these are Text-Only eBOOKS ideal for the young Kindle reader.  The recommended age level is 6-9 years old for independent reading.

Here are the links to add the 17-title Character Education for Children eBOOK series to your Kindle:

Start with the popular : 
·                            Emily Breaks Free         ASIN: B0043XXILI
By Linda Talley

·                  Stanley’s “This Is the Life!”    ASIN: B0044KMNZC
By Alyssa Chase Rebein

·                            Hana’s Year        ASIN: B0043XXINQ
By Carol Talley

·                            Inger’s  Promise        ASIN: B0045OURY6
By Jami Parkison

·                            Jackson’s Plan        ASIN: B0044XUUZY
By Linda Talley

·                            Jomo and Mata       ASIN: B00452VG0C

·                            Amazing Mallika          ASIN: B00440DPMW
By Jami Parkison

·                            Bailey’s Birthday          ASIN: B00444429I
By Elizabeth Happy

·                            Bea’s Own Good        ASIN: B004478IOU
By Linda Talley

·                            Feathers at Las Flores      ASIN: B0044DELLS
By Linda Talley

·                            Molly’s Magic       ASIN: B0044R903S
By Penelope Colville Paine

·                            Pequena the Burro         ASIN: B004A155AK

·                            Plato’s Journey            ASIN: B0047O2CG0
By Linda Talley

·                            Tessa on Her Own          ASIN: B0046REKJA
By Alyssa Chase

·                            Thank You, Meiling     ASIN: B0044KMNA2
By Linda Talley

·                            Gumbo Goes Downtown          ASIN: B0043XXIOU
By Carol Talley

·                            Kiki and the Cuckoo         ASIN: B0048EKJ0U
By Elizabeth Happy

The stories in this 17-title Library deal with teasing, bullying, coping with competition, anger management, honesty, being trustworthy, loyal, and learning self-worth and pride in heritage.

The stories in this multicultural series have unique geographic  locations, animal protagonists and compelling Life Lessons – 17 different lessons in all.

Each story is exciting with lots of action as it unfolds to enchant readers, young and old.

Perfect for sharing with that beloved child or grandchild.

Happy reading to one and all from

The Thoughtful Parent 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with PEQUENA THE BURRO Text-Only Version May 4,5,6 only FREE Kindle eBook

Kindle Text-Only Version

For the serious young reader – ages 6-9

This version of PEQUENA THE BURRO does not include the illustrations.  The text itself carries the story completely…no pictures necessary for the serious young reader.

This is a high level reading experience, and the quick turning pages of the Kindle keeps the story moving.

If the luminous illustrations are better for your needs, then please wait for PEQUENA THE BURRO Kindle FIRE Fully Illustrated Version (coming soon!)

·        Pequena the Burro         ASIN: B004A155AK
By Jami Parkison

“I’m only a burro,” says Pequeña. “Useless as a broken toy. Common as a washrag.” With that moment of self-doubt our shaggy little heroine begins a journey of self-discovery that will speak to any child who has ever wondered, Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Pequeña’s wise friend Sabio tells her about the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for hard work that were the burro’s important contributions to the building of Mexico, and Pequeña soon gets a change to call upon that heritage and to probe that being a burro is a great gift.

Mexico City is the setting for Jami Parkison’s inspiring story, and the heritage of that metropolis leaps from every colorful page. She presents a grand tour of Chapultepec Park – a cultural treasure from the time of the Aztec emperors – and creates a festive grand finale for Pequeña’s story at the Día de la Independencia parade in the historic heart of the capital city.

Pequeña will introduce children to the heritage of the burro and of Mexico and spark their curiosity about the “gold and silver shoes” of their own heritage.


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 6-9. 

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