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New Children’s Book – The Backup Bunny

New Children's Book - The Backup Bunny

The Backup Bunny

By: Abigail Rayner

Let me start by saying one word – Precious! Anthony is 10 and he still has his ‘Bear Bear’. All kids have their favorite stuffie or blankie so this story is relatable even to the oldest child who hears this story. We even laughed a bit in parts of this book.

When Max loses his favorite toy—Bunny—his clever mom brings out the “backup bunny”—Fluffy—to save the day. Fluffy is thrilled to have the chance to play with Max, but is soon rejected by the observant child who notices that his ears are too new and perky. Can Fluffy find a way into his favorite boy’s heart?


Find the Backup Bunny on Amazon and Simon & Schuster books.

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Imaginate and Learn with Children’s Book: The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight

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Imaginate and Learn with Children's Book: The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight

The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight

By: T.L. Fischer

Imaginate and Learn with Children’s Book: The Cozies: The Legend of Operation Moonlight. IN this boom we take a journey with 6 creatures, all whom are figments of our imagination. Each creature has its own characteristic and shape. They work to comfort children and in this story, one human child they are watching over is kidnapped. Under the leadership of a brave Cozy named Musetta, these invisible beings find that they can make a difference. They prove that one can overcome a feeling of helplessness through a combination of imagination and action.

Imaginate and learn with the Cozies #childrensbooks #read #book

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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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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.

Nocturnals (1)

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.