Saturday, November 3, 2012

Free November 5-9 BEA'S OWN GOOD luminously illustrated for Kindle Fire and related devices

Travel to France to the legendary gardens of Villandry for a visit with a little French honeybee who learns to follow the rules...Fabulous reading for your 4-8 year old Francophile!

BEA’S OWN GOOD


BEA'S OWN GOOD

Fully Illustrated Version

Picture Book for reading with the younger child – ages 3-6

This version of BEA'S OWN GOOD includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

If the text only version is better for your needs, then please click on BEA'S OWN GOOD in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader – ages 6-9.

Happy reading in either Version.

FOLLOWING THE RULES

Make a beeline for the French countryside to learn how boundaries benefit everyone

To keep the honeycomb strong, to make the very best honey, and to keep all the little honeybees safe and sound, bees must do things just so-according to bee rules. During her first days in the hive, young Beatrice is as busy as the proverbial bee learning all the rules her sisters can teach her.

But sometimes a young bee gets tired of following rules-especially if they interfere with her plans to visit a beautiful garden-perhaps the most beautiful garden in the world.

"No more bee rules," declares Beatrice. "I can make my own rules!"

Linda Talley's story, based on her lifelong research of French life, takes us along with Bea to the Chateau of Villandry in the Loire Valley of France, where a change in the weather turns her reckless adventure into a near calamity.

Artist Andra Chase has drawn upon her own travel in France to capture Bea's world in sparkling watercolors - the beehive, inside and out, the meadow beyond the bee-master's wall, full of buttercups, anemones and sweet violets, a colorful village market, and the famed terraced gardens of Villandry.


When Bea sets out on her adventure, she has much to learn about the world and about how rules can help keep her safe and happy. She is like children everywhere-eager to explore and discover and break free of rules. Bea learns that luck and kindness may sometimes save the day, but that breaking the rules can be risky business. She learns, as will children who read her story, just what rules are for.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about France, the Loire River Valley, the Gardens of Villandry, a French Market, From Nectar to Honey, the Honeybee Colony, Pollen, Bee Stings, the Bee Hive and the Honeycomb. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...the importance of following rules. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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 this is the eBook for your children ages 3-9.

Read 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
JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC

Salute New York with Free for Kindle Fire BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY stirring book for your 4-8 reader

Free November 5-9 BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY and help the loyal Dalmatian salute the courage of New Yorkers

BAILEY’S BIRTHDAY

BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY

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Fully Illustrated Version

Picture Book for reading with the younger child – ages 3-6

This version of BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

If the text only version is better for your needs, then please click on BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader – ages 6-9.

Happy reading in either Version.

A New York story weighs love against material wealth.

CELEBRATING GIFTS OF THE HEART

Seventeen days until Margot's seventh birthday-and then it will be Bailey's birthday, too. It's the Great Birthday Month!

And birthdays mean presents-or so Bailey has heard.

"I'm sure you"ll get lots," says Claudia. Her owner Nicki always gets FABULOUS gifts.

"We just have to be good..." says Margot, "before we get all our presents, too."

And Bailey is good. He doesn't bark. He doesn't jump on Aunt Syl. He doesn't sleep on the sofa. Bailey is actually CALM! "Here come the presents," thinks the hopeful Dalmatian.

Bailey will soon discover that the best presents are not gift-wrapped

Set in New York City, author Elizabeth Happy's story of great expectations presents a dog's eye view of big city life-from comfortable brownstones to soaring skyscrapers, from the din of early-morning garbage collectors to the clamor of evening rush hour, from Central Park to the Staten Island Ferry.

Illustrator Andra Chase has captured the whole scene in vivid watercolors. And her depictions of the eager-to-please Bailey and his muddled sidekick Claudia are heart stealing.

First published in 1994, this timeless story includes the Twin Towers as an important part of this New York City landscape.


BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY is "a kiss and a bandanna" and a gift of love to readers of all ages.


So hit the sidewalks of New York with a girl named Margot and a Dalmatian pup named Bailey. Both are on their best behavior in anticipation of their shared birthday celebration. Children will feel Bailey's keen disappointment when all he gets for his birthday is a kiss and a bandanna. And they will rejoice with Bailey's realization that the love and support of his family are more important than material gifts.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about The Statue of Liberty, the Staten Island Ferry, the famous New York Skyline, including the Twin Towers, Central Park and Manhattan Island.. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...the importance of love and family and home...and the UNIMPORTANCE of material possessions. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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 this is the eBook for your children ages 3-9.

Read 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
JOAN'S eBOOKS LLC


Help your child resist Bullying and Teasing ALOHA POTTER! the powerful book for 4-8

Drastically reduced price $1.99 for three days only! Regular $9.99 luminously illustrated book for the 4-8 set...Arm your child with ways to resist that most dreadful scourge of the playground.  For Kindle Fire and related devices.


ALOHA POTTER!

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Fully Illustrated Version

Picture Book for reading with the younger child – ages 3-6

This version of ALOHA POTTER! includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

If the text only version is better for your needs, then please click on ALOHA POTTER! in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader – ages 6-9.

Happy reading in either Version.

ALOHA POTTER!

A little angelfish learns to cope with unwelcome teasing

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!

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 3-9.

Read 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
JOAN’S eBOOKS LLC