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The Visitor From 4-D

An interesting kids chapter book is what readers will find when they pick up The Visitor from 4-D by Deborah Dolan Hunt. We come across the three Keating siblings who are visited by a tiny humanoid during a lightning storm. Not only does their visitor tell them about a parallel world in the 4th dimension, he even looks like one of the Keating siblings himself! So begins an adventure to help the inter-dimensional visitor return to his home.

The book is broken down into chapters that are easily digestible for young readers. The kids portrayed in the story are fairly realistic in their reactions and temperaments. There are some parts where the kids don’t exactly talk like stereotypical kids of their ages, but the core message of the story shines through.

Learning about differences, helping others in their time of need regardless of their origins and teamwork are all important messages to be sending to kids in the targeted age-range of this book. Doing so in a story format helps kids learn lessons without realizing they are.

The Visitor from 4-D is a fun story about inter-dimensional travel and siblings working together for the greater good. The Visitor from 4-D by Deborah Dolan Hunt is an entertaining book with an amusing plot and lively characters.

Pages: 32 | ISBN: 1644677849

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My Daddy Might Be A Wizard

My Daddy Might Be A Wizard by [Hebert, J. J.]

One of the best things about being a parent is when your kids think you are the best! Magical and wise and you are their favorite person. One of the best things about being a kid is that you believed in magic and were filled with wonder! Those were the days. Author J.J. Herbert pens a whimsical and endearing children’s book My Daddy Might Be A Wizard that is able to capture all of these feelings. Filled with fun and sweetness, the story is told through a child’s perspective and accompanied by charming illustrations that embody the same sentiments.

This a perfect book for parents and children to read together to see how kids perceive their parents through the magical things they see you do. This would be a great way to share with them the things your parents did that you found wonderful and a little magical.

I still believe that my Dad’s hugs were filled with magic because they always made me feel better too! So, pick up a copy of My Daddy Might Be A Wizard and enjoy a light-hearted, breezy and quick story with your youngsters.

Pages: 24 | ASIN: B081TT1WPV

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Honeycake: Special Magical Powers

Honeycake: Special Magical Powers is a wonderful children’s book by Medea Kalantar. This book follows the journey of Nala and how she learns about the magical powers she and everyone else has. She learns a valuable lesson from her family about kindness and how much it can mean to another person. I absolutely love this book. It is adorable and teaches children such an imperative lesson. It also presents the idea of kindness in such an understandable way, even for young children. Nala learns about small things, like smiles, but then the story moves on to a much more serious topic. She is donating her old clothes and toys to a shelter for families; she learns about families who have lost everything. Her kindness of donating her old stuff that she has outgrown shows just how important it is because donating her old things cost her nothing, but it meant everything to those families to have clothing and toys. I love how this book can spark important conversations with children about how some people are less fortunate, and how sometimes you need help and it is okay to ask for it.

There are amazing and cute illustrations along with the book which is also good for children’s development. I think reading this book around Christmas time would be especially important to get children to understand why they may not get as much as another, but also maybe spark the idea of donating their items they have outgrown. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has children or works with children. Kalantar provides such a beautiful lesson and presents it charmingly.

Pages: 37 | ASIN: B081PSY4PT

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Honeycake: Special Magical Powers – Trailer

In the third instalment in the charming Honeycake Book Series, Nala brings her outgrown toys and clothes to Rainbow Hall, and spends the day with her Grandma and Uncle JD discovering a special magical power we all have, called ✨KINDNESS✨

“Kindness is a “Special Magical Power” we all have inside of us. When we show kindness, it’s like spreading sunshine everywhere we go — no matter what the weather is like outside.

Could you imagine how much nicer the world would be if everyone smiled at each other or did a random act of kindness every day? We are kind when we use our manners by saying please and thank you, or by opening a door, or by giving our seat on a bus or train to a stranger in need.

Kindness is a gift we can all afford to give. Though it doesn’t cost a thing, your kindness can mean everything to another person.”

Use your “Special Magical Powers” and spread kindness everywhere you go!

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A Tractor Named Wilbur

A Tractor Named Wilbur: Friendships Last Forever (Wilbur the Tractor Book 1) by [Humphrys-Dunne, Deanie]

A Tractor Named Wilbur by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a short yet adorable children’s book featuring a little red tractor named Wilbur who lives in a barn. Wilbur lives with a man named Jim, who simply adores Wilbur. Every day, Wilbur helps Jim out with many errands both small and large, working faithfully without a single complaint.

This book contains key elements of a good children’s book such as interesting characters children can relate to, integral moral values and entertaining illustrations to keep readers hooked. The author’s hard work is shown through the apparent care given to developing a good story arc, flow and personification of the inanimate characters. However, I do think that this book could have benefited from a little humor and jokes as the story is slightly flat until the climax takes place. The theme of the book is lighthearted and cheerful, making it perfect for young kids’ enjoyment.

Pages: 41 | ASIN: B07XQNGJQJ

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Becoming My Best Self: My Shero Attributes

I have heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. That is true for all the parents and teachers, coaches, friends, families and anyone who have the pleasure and responsibilities of inspiring our children. This book came as an inspiration and reflection of the important attributes that helps to shape our children. It is about all of our SHEROES and HEROES.  Studies have shown that the happiest, most successful children are those who can appreciate the differences and the opportunities and learnings that is experienced everyday.  I have taught my two daughters that it is important to start from a place of gratitude.  My hope is that this book will be a discussion for parents and teachers and anyone who wants to inspire important life attributes in a child’s life.  There is an opportunity to choose one the attributes each month and celebrate it, discuss, reflect and have a conversation without any judgement to build understanding and awareness.

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The Wizard in the Forest – Trailer

Can a song save a kingdom? When King Polipoli discovers his wife caused the sickness of his child and the weakness of other members of the Lamellia Kingdom, he imprisons her.

But is Queen Nobilia really guilty after all? What is the mystery of her sad song? Does a strange wizard in the green forest have the answers? Or will they harm the kingdom further? Get your copy now to find out the answers and reveal to your children the importance of being kind or brave and the consequences of our actions.

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Medea Kalantar Author Interview

Medea Kalantar Author Interview

Honeycake: Help, I Swallowed a Butterfly is a precious account of one girl’s misunderstanding of the idiom, “butterflies in your stomach.” What was the inspiration for this charming children story?

I wanted to write a book to teach children how to overcome anxiety, and I thought about the common saying “I have butterflies in my tummy” when people described that they were nervous. I thought this anecdote would be the perfect play on words to help children understand.

This book teaches readers how to practice meditation and mindfulness. Why do you feel these are important for kids to understand?

As a Reiki Master and Practitioner I teach my clients how to manage stress and anxiety, through deep breathing and daily meditation. I felt it was important to teach these tools at a young age. By introducing them to the world of self care, it will empower children to practice mindfulness and meditation and setting positive intentions for the day, so that they are able to meet life’s challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way. By starting them at a young age, they will grow up to be more balanced, healthy, happy adults.

Life can be stressful at any age, but with the right tools and mindset, we can overcome any obstacle!

The art in this book is very cute and fitting. What was the art collaboration like on this book?

I was involved in every step of the art creation in this book. The imagines are a replica of actual photos of my daughter Shanaz doing meditation. Nala is the only fictional character is my books. I used the same illustrator that did my first book. Honeycake: A Family Of Spices. The illustrators name is I Cenizal and she is so talented.

What is the next book in the Honeycake series that you are working on?

Book 3; Honeycake – Special Magical Powers

(release date Christmas 2019)

This book is to teach young readers all about the special magical powers each of us have by showing compassion to others my doing random acts of kindness.

I believe if we do this on a daily basics we can shift the universe into a positive direction.

It’s so simple to change one persons life and brightening up their day by; opening a door, giving your seat on the bus or train, donating unused toys and clothes… etc.

But the best way is to smile. A smile can change someone’s day from bad to good.

Kindness is gift we all can afford to give because it doesn’t cost a thing, but can mean everything to one person.

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Honeycake: Help I Swallowed a Butterfly by [Kalantar, Medea]“Help I Swallowed A Butterfly” is the second book in the delightful Honeycake series. In this sequel, Nala gets stage fright at school. But with the help of her mom, Nala learns how to get rid of those pesky butterflies in her tummy. This charming book empowers young readers to practice mindfulness and meditation so that they are able to meet life’s challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way. Help I Swallowed A Butterfly is clearly written and incredibly relatable, with step-by-step instructions and guided meditation exercises for young readers. This book is also a valuable resource for caregivers who want to provide a positive introduction for children to the world of self-care and managing those butterflies.

Life can be stressful at any age, but with the right tools and mindset, we can overcome any obstacle!

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The Shine Hotel – Trailer

The Shine Hotel is a modern, prestigious, famous, dazzling, gleaming, glass hotel where people from all over the world visit some very famous people, and kings and queens stay and lots of children for the famous party nights in the glitzy piazza room, but early each morning, the hotel has to be sparkling clean yet again for all the guests. This is when Harvey and his super cool cleaning friends from Ajax and Ezma; to Jack and Trojan, or the legendary Sir Barron Broom and his young apprentice, Flash Broom, all come alive each morning to embark on a full fun adventure while getting the hotel to shine once again. It takes these special friendships to make it all come true.

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Literary Titan Book Awards September 2019

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Literary Titan Gold Book Award

Gold Award Winners

End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America by [McCord, Michael]

Blood on the Chesapeake (The Haunted Shores Mysteries) by [Overbeck, Randy]

BUTTERBALL Goes to the Beach by [Seaborn, Julia]RESCRIPT the Story You're Telling Yourself: The Eight Practices to Quiet Your Inner Antagonist, Amplify Your Inner Advocate, & Author a Limitless Life by [Georges, Colleen]

Phoebe Douse: S3A2 by L. Samuels

The Farthest-Reaching Ball: A Memoir of Motherhood by Sandra Bowman

Literary Titan Silver Book Award

Silver Award Winners

Die to Live Again: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel by [Crane, David]Experiment X: Exposed by [Haase, Nikki]Immortals' Requiem: An Epic Grimdark Fantasy by [Bobbe, Vincent]

Love and Happiness by [Burgess Jr., Ben]The Dream Defenders: A YA Sci-Fi Adventure by [DenHartog, Neal]

Son of the Serpent (Fantasy Angels Series Book 2) by [Quiroz-Vega, Vashti]

The Eighth: Intro to The Alt-World Chronicles by [Somerville, Sunshine]The Line Between: A Novel by [Lee, Tosca]

 

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information and see all award winners.

 

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