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  • Thankful Me: Loving and Learning from A to Z Book - T.R. Merryfield

    Thankful Me: Loving and Learning from A to Z Book - T.R. Merryfield

    “Thankful Me” encourages young readers to reflect upon all the good things in their lives. Author, music educator T.R. Merryfield announces release of new children’s book! Written by author and music educator, T.R. Merryfield, “Thankful Me: Loving and Learning from A to Z” is an educational book taking children through a journey of things to be thankful for in their lives– from the simplest to…

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  • Kid Book Recommendations for Grades 3 to 6

    Kid Book Recommendations for Grades 3 to 6

    As so often get asked by parents: "what do your children do?" or "what is your child reading now?". As my kids are big reader and I was a big reader as a kid, I often have a variety of suggestions. As promised to many, those reading suggestions are now being posted. I promise to post another reading list before summer, but this one should keep your children busy. And, as always, I make no…

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  • Book Review of  Painting Pictures by Corey D. James

    Book Review of Painting Pictures by Corey D. James

    In “Painting Pictures,” Corey D. James delivers a gripping narrative on the lifestyle and expectations of disadvantaged youth growing up in urban neighborhoods. With a collection of authentic, inspiring, and often heart-wrenching stories, James does what is sorely needed, which is to shed a light on the dire circumstances these youths face daily. James immerses…

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  • A Safe Place Where Parents Know Their Children Will Glow©

    A Safe Place Where Parents Know Their Children Will Glow©

    Taking a bold move towards empowering children of all ages, Elisa DiChristina narrates Are You A Glow Kid? and through Glowy; by sharing crooked lines, smudge marks and fuzzy words & pictures, enables children to appreciate individuality, develop a healthy self-concept and to overcome bullying. Glowy will take the readers on a journey in a compassionate story about becoming a leader, making…

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  • The Magical Music Box

    The Magical Music Box

    ...Introducing Princess Plié & Friends! "Come see how a pair of shoes can change her life...DANCE! (tm) Dancers Pointe is so excited to introduce Princess Plie and friends to the world! Our stories will teach "life skills through dance!" Each book will take every child into a magical world where they will create adventures, explore dance and have lots of fun! About the Author: Cathy…

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  • Exclusive Interview: Lois Lowry Talks Books, Writing and "The Giver"

    Exclusive Interview: Lois Lowry Talks Books, Writing and "The Giver"

    "The Giver" arrives in theaters August 15, 2014. Directed by Phillip Noyce, the film is based on a book by Lois Lowry and takes place in a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice. But something is not quite right about this place, and a boy named Jonas is chosen by the government to learn from an elderly man known as "The Giver" about the true pain and…


  • NJ Kids Book Reviews: Picasso-Ville

    NJ Kids Book Reviews: Picasso-Ville

    Reviewed by NJ Kids, Jenny Tananbaum   A young boy drifts off to sleep, and is soon dreaming of the wonderfully vivid world of  “Picasso-ville, (a) village of colors and shapes.”  Here, in Picasso-ville, “everything is strange. It’s a most unusual place.”  And indeed it may seem to a bit strange to young readers, all the bright colors and the interesting placement of shapes,…

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  • Children’s Books that  Inspire Children Particular Children with Pediatric Cancer

    Children’s Books that Inspire Children Particular Children with Pediatric Cancer

    We must inspire our children to be creative…. Powerful Purpose Associates are currently working on a series of children’s books that will not only serve to inspire all children but will also focus on inspiring children with pediatric cancer. Purpee the Purple Dragon is the the main character in our new children’s book series. Purpee will serve to inspire kids around the world and allow children…

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  • NJ Kids Book Reviews:  Your Imagination Can Take You Places... First Stop  "Picasso-ville"

    NJ Kids Book Reviews: Your Imagination Can Take You Places... First Stop "Picasso-ville"

    Written by Pat Luttrell. New author Pat Luttrell, weaves a whimsical tale of a young boy's dream as he travels through an unusual village called Picasso-ville. Here he finds a sun bursting with red and blue lashes and a girl with green hair, he hears a musician playing a guitar with mouse like fingers. Here everything looks different, yet everything feels right. Each page offers vivid works of…

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  • NJ Kids Book Review: Okay for Now

    NJ Kids Book Review: Okay for Now

    Are there times in your life when it seems that after something good happens to you something bad always happens in result? That’s how life is for Doug, the main character in Okay for Now, a novel by Gary Schmidt. We first meet Doug as he is getting a hat signed by his favorite Yankees player, Joe Pepitone. Doug thinks that he is having a perfect day, but then, when he gets home, his torturous…

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