Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout by: Peggy Tietz

Title: Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings
Author: Peggy Kruger TietzPublisher: Peggy Kruger TietzPages: 40Genre: Nonfiction/PsychoeducationalFormat: Paperback/Kindle
Purchase at AMAZON
Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid's Guide to Feelings is an essential guidebook for adults in steering children through the confusing behaviors that emotions evoke. When you understand the purpose of emotions, behavior becomes understandable. Each of the eight emotions is clearly defined thorough vignettes and illustrations, keeping both adult and child captivated, thus creating an opportune time for discussion. By recognizing that all humans experience these emotions throughout their lives, the book provides a true sense of comfort. Emotions are not to be shunned, but rather embraced and explained to provide a positive development environment for all children.

For More Information

  • Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Sons of The King - Volume 1 - Fallen Idols Olivia Miller and Mark Miller

Mark Miller (One, Small World Global Protection Agency) teams with his daughter and first time author Olivia Miller.
In Sons of the King, they have created a fantasy world with a touch of science fiction. In the land of Mysstira on the planet Kaskaya, a great King has three sons. When a mysterious visitor falls from the sky, their world is changed forever. The sons of the King will soon face their destiny.
Chapter One introduces the sons: Taro, Diggold and Fallon. Also, an old farmer named Esephis discovers a visitor with a secret.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: When Whales Cross the Sea by: Sharon Katz Cooper

Swim alongside one particular gray whale as she makes the longest migration journey of any mammal on Earth. A heart-warming story and realistic illustrations captivate and educate.
For ages 5-9. From the Extraordinary Migrations series.
*Vivid, realistic illustrations allow for scenes difficult to get in photos
*Story-like narrative focuses on one specific animal to engage and promote empathy
*Subjects are a blend of popular and less-well-known animals.

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time by: Paul Allor

The Turtles become unstuck in time and go spinning into the past!

No time period is safe in this epoch-spanning epic!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review: Who Needs a Reef? A Coral Ecosystem Karen Patkau

Karen Patkau takes readers on an amazing voyage of discovery to find out
• How coral reefs form
• Why coral reefs bustle and teem with life
• Why there are more kinds of living things on coral reefs than anywhere else in the sea
• What the types of hard corals are
• Which plants and animals attach themselves to coral reefs
• How coral reefs protect shorelines
• How coral reefs help develop natural harbors and beaches
• Where the coral reef areas of the world are
• Why we need coral reefs

Review: Pizza Party! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Eleanor Hudson

A Step 1 Book, Preschool-Grade 1. Full-color photographs.

Review: Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania! by Cynthia Lord

The award-winning, bestselling team Cynthia Lord and Derek Anderson are back with the best Hot Rod Hamster adventure yet: Monster Truck Mania!
It's Fair Day, and Fearless Franco's famous Monster Truck Mania has come to town. Hot Rod Hamster and his friends are geared up for a roaring, soaring great time, so they set out to find the best ride at the fair. The water boats, spinning teacups, and bumper cars are great, but Hamster can't seem to find the BEST ride. That is, of course, until Fearless Franco needs a last-minute back-up driver for his monster truck. Can Hot Rod Hamster help him out, and still find the best ride of all? In this rollicking new adventure, Hot Rod Hamster proves once again that being small doesn't mean you can't think BIG!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: The Ifs by J.D. Pooker

Fantasy Adventure for ages 8 and up.
Landon and Broden are brothers. Sometimes they get along. Well, sometimes they don't. But when they find out who's behind the weird happenings in their house, they are called to battle.

Battle? Whoa. Not just one of their fun play-battles either, but a real battle in the forest with the most unusual of creatures and the wildest of animals. Can the brothers pull together when they need each other most?
THE IFS by J.D. Pooker, cover art by Frank Walls, graphic design by David G. Barnett, published by Little Devil Books.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Review: Sing-Along Construction Song by Louise Lintvelt

A fun sing-along book for little construction enthusiasts. Visit the construction site early in the morning and join the rough and tough construction vehicles, as they go about their daily work.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review: Your Feelings Matter to Sam the Sloth (The Colorful World of Feelings) by Cathy Wilson

Feelings are important. And sometimes it's hard to talk about how you are feeling, even with your best friend. Sam the sloth learned that it's very important to pay attention to his feelings. And to "why" he was feeling a certain way.

With the help of his Amazon Jungle friends, Sam learned how to express his feelings and deal with them. This always made him feel much better.

You are important and so are your feelings. Read on with Sam to learn all about your feelings and so much more!

Review: I'm Just Like You (Cougar Cub Tales) by Sharon Cramer

Cougar Cub Tales: I’m Just Like You is the second book in the Mom's Choice Award Winning Series, COUGAR CUB TALES. I'm Just Like You is about a cougar cub brother and sister who, one day, encounter a creature very unlike themselves. They have ungrounded apprehension about whether or not the blind bobcat is “a REAL cougar cub”.
By the end of the tale, they realize that they really ARE the same, overlooking their physical differences as they embrace their new friend. It is a timeless story that deals with the everyday childhood issue of intolerance, especially regarding physical difference and disability. It is written in a wonderful nonsensical rhyme, and the eighteen watercolors are an exquisite representation of this charming tale.

You can meet the cougar cubs and view all of the Cougar Cub Tales

Review: Dino-Mike and the T. Rex Attack Franco Aureliani

Dino-Mike is on the trail of a T. rex in this chapter book adventure! The son of a famous paleontologist, young Michael Evans travels the world with his dino-huntin' dad. As dad digs dino bones, Mike does some exploring on his own and winds up finding a live T. rex! After tracking what couldnt possibly be real, Mike meets a mysterious kid that seems to know why and how the real dinosaur got here. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page, Dino-Mike chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. Written and illustrated by the Eisner-Award winning creator of Tiny Titans, Franco.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Review: If Kids Ruled the World Linda Bailey

This original, fun picture book delightfully describes, in hilarious detail, a small child's idea of utopia. Every two-page spread offers something new about this fantasy life, including, "If kids ruled the world, every day would be your birthday! Birthday cake would be good for you. Your doctor would say, ?Don't forget to eat your birthday cake so you'll grow up strong and healthy!'" And, "You could go to any kind of school you like ? Circus School. Fairy School. Inventing School. Lots of kids would go to Recess School." The topics that bestselling, award-winning author Linda Bailey has chosen are pitch-perfect for young children, from bedtime and baths (none!) to pets and tree houses (lots!). And illustrator David Huyck's detailed, brightly hued artwork is full of energy, joy and humor that gets right to the heart of a child's view of the world. While this is a book that would happily be enjoyed from cover to cover, it's not hard to envision an enthralled child spending long stretches of time daydreaming about one particular scenario. In the classroom, this book would make an excellent springboard for art projects or creative writing assignments that explore children's own unique image of the perfect world. Particularly gratifying is the emphasis throughout on sharing all the good things brought to life in a world of a child's own making. This book is a truly exuberant celebration of childhood, play and imagination. It's sure to become a classic.