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Picture Book Review: Mis-Takes – sneak peek by Anthony

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Learning From Your Mis-takes | Children's Book Review

Mis-takes: I Tried and I’m Proud Of It!

by: Jenna Bayne

Mistakes may be one word, but should it be looked at that way? If we break the word into 2 you get mis-takes as in do over, a miss you had meaning you can try again. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow.

In the book Mis-takes your child will celebrate mistakes and be proud that they took a chance. Worse than making a mistake is never trying at all. Even adults make mistakes, we all have to. Simple and great for child educators and Influencers, Mis-takes will turn that disappointment into celebration as they follow along.

Anthony will read you the first few pages….

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Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

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Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

By: Mike Vago

Need more ideas for the kids this season? How about a book that will take them on a journey through space. Follow the rocket with each turn of the page, around comets and planets and learn while they explore.

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

The book is for ages 4-8 and you can actually manipulate the rocket. It is 14 pages long and makes a great gift idea!

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The Giving Manger – Doing Good Things This Season

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The Giving Manger - Doing Good Things This Season

When you think back to Holiday memories as a child it is events and service we tend to remember over what was in our stocking or pile of gifts on Christmas morning. When you make giving back and serving others an event your kids are likely to carry that memory with them for years, even decades and to their own children. The event and new home tradition? The Giving Manger.

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It’s so simple yet the impact is great. It is a box and in that box is a book, a wood manger, some strands of straw and a baby Jesus. The idea is to build the manger using the straw so baby Jesus can lie peacefully. However, you cannot put straw into the manger until your child completes a service. For each good deed or chore they do to help you and others they get to lay down a piece of straw.

Once they have built a manger Jesus can be placed. The book really ties it all together as it helps the kids understand the real meaning of the Holidays and why we should serve others.

Let this year be the year we start a new tradition of giving back. Need ideas of service you can do with your family? Print a list here. Purchase on their website or on Amazon.

Children Books, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

SuperClara: A Young Girl’s Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage

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SuperClara: A Young Girl's Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage

SuperClara: A Young Girl’s Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage

By: Robert Martin with Keira Ely

Putting life challenges and disappointments into a higher perspective is the comfort this book brings anyone especially children. In this story, Clara learns she has brain cancer and being told she will have to endure surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These are scary unknowns, but Clara is a happy and positive child and that helps her through the process.

This is a great gift to gift to any family struggling with disappointing news or a life change of any kind. It really is a huge help in being encouraged to change your perspective to one of hop and happy thoughts. Available on Amazon. More about the Author and his books.

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Learning About Artists in If Picasso Painted a Snowman

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Learning About Artists in If Picasso Painted a Snowman

If Picasso Painted a Snowman

By: Amy & Greg Newbold

If ever there was an engaging way to learn an Artists style it is in this book, If Picasso Painted a Snowman. This book is not all about Picasso but about 17 well-known artists and how they might draw a snowman. With snowman appearing in the most popular pieces from each Artist the kids may recognize the scenes as well on each page.


At the end is a small biography about each Artist and their style. Then there is a box for you child to draw their own Snowman. Now that your child learns that in art there is no real wrong or right way to create, it is fun to see how they might feature their own snowman. Available on Amazon and published by Tilbury House Publishers.

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The Nocturnals Book Series for Tweens about Bullying

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The Nocturnals Book Series for Tweens about Bullying

The Nocturnals Book Series for Tweens about Bullying

Book 1 – The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions

The 3 friends: Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint sized sugar glider work together to find the mystery of disappearing animals at night. Wit the helps of some other nocturnal friends they use teamwork, friendships and some humor in their journey to solve this mystery.

Book 2 – The Nocturnals: The Ominous Eye

The 3 friends set out again to find the source of violent jolt that fractures the earth. Turns out it is a giant beast who is likely to attack again. They find an animal that can help, but isn’t easily trusted.

Book 3 – The Nocturnals: The Fallen Star

All of the forest’s pomelos have been mysteriously poisoned! Dawn, Tobin and Bismark need to find the cause as other animals are falling ill including Tobin! It is suggested it is monsters from the moon, but the 3 are doubtful. It is a race against time to find the mystery illness source.

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My advice? Just buy all 3 books at once because they are so engaging you want more. It was hard for Anthony to put the books down as he got into the story. They are very well written leaving the reader so curious and really wanting to know the end result. To have book 2 and 3 waiting will encourage this excitement and keep them reading. Anthony is 9 and in the fourth grade. He followed along very well.

If they want even more make sure they visit the Nocturnals website. It is full of so much fun related to the stories. There are videos, discussions, games and more.

About the Author, Tracey Hecht

Tracey Hecht

Tracey Hecht is a writer and entrepreneur who has written, directed and produced for film.  Her first middle grade series, The Nocturnals was launched in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions and The Ominous Eye. The American Bookselling Association chose The Mysterious Abductions as a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. Her third book, The Fallen Star was released in May 2017. 

In partnership with the New York Public Library, Tracey created a Read Aloud Writing Program in 10 schools around New York City. During the year, she continued to conduct this program in over 35 schools, libraries and bookstores across the country.  In June 2017, she launched a partnership with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation with The Nocturnals program at the broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals.  The first hospital was the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.

When Tracey isn’t writing, she can be found hiking, reading or spending time with her family. Tracey currently splits her time between New York City and Oquossoc, Maine with her husband and four children.