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Free Disney Story Central Book

My children and I love to read. This past Easter my daughter received three paperback books as a gift and couldn’t have been more excited! She seems to always have her nose stuck in a book! My son loves technology and he loves to be read to, so the StoryCentral app from Disney is perfect for him, combining both of his loves!

Right now, Disney Story Central has a free eBook, “Toy Story: A Spooky Adventure”.  Simply enter PIXAR0946263  to snag your free book!

Postie’s Great Journey

On a blustery winter day, we love to do nothing more than snuggle on the couch and read stories together. Today is one of those days! While the storm outside is blowing we are reading about “Postie’s great journey” and dreaming that we are traveling to Italy with him!

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“Postie’s great journey” by Emilia Morgan, is the story of Postie the mail van. When a very important package needs to be delivered to Venice, a city on the water, Postie the mail van wheels up to the challenge.  Will he make it to Venice in time to deliver the package? Is it true that people use boats to get around?  How will he navigate the city?

“Postie’s great journey” is a story about problem solving. When Postie is faced with a problem he doesn’t become flustered. He works out a solution. This is a great time to talk to your children about what to do when they are faced with a problem. Do we cry and get upset or do we try and find a solution.

The story is also about responsibility. Postie accepts the very important job of delivering a parcel but gets distracted by a carnival on his way. Take a few moments to talk to your child about being responsible…even when it’s not convenient or fun!

“Postie’s great journey” has short chapters that are perfect for reading before bedtime or for children just being introduced to chapter books. There are a few images placed throughout the book to help keep your child’s interest, my daughter likes this as she hasn’t quite outgrown her love of picture books. The book has been translated, so instead of using double quotations to denote conversation, each conversation starts with a dash. While this is unfamiliar to me, my daughter who is taking French Immersion found it familiar. The book is very easy to follow and is a wonderful story for young children between the ages of 4 and 8.

I love that this book is perfect for both boys and girls.  While my son enjoyed reading about Postie and the other vehicles in the story, my daughter was interested to know if the wedding dress is ever delivered on time.

“Postie’s great journey” is a fun story about Postie’s journey to Venice and we look forward to reading more about his adventures in the next books!

Check out “Postie’s great journey” on Amazon.com.

 

*Disclosure: I have received a free copy of “Postie’s great journey” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Disney Story Central Countdown to Christmas

yeaDisney Story Central is counting down the days til Christmas with the 1 eBook A Day Giveaway.  Starting tonight, December 14, 2016 until December 25, 2016 there will be 1 FREE ebook within the Disney Story Central Feature Carousel.

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Be sure to log in each day to receive your free eBook. Each gift is available for only 24 hours. If you do happen to miss a day’s free eBook you can purchase it for 1 Token the beginning of the next day.

I just discovered this site tonight so I haven’t had a chance to completely explore it, but what I have seen I do really enjoy.  Some books you read by yourself while other you can choose to have them read aloud to you. There are many free eBook options available as well as paid.

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Check it out online at Story Central or in iTunes.

 

 

 

Free Children’s Kindle Books

Free Kindle Books

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the pocketbooks are looking a little bit leaner this week. There are still some great deals out there to take advantage of! Why not save yourself a little bit of money this week and check out these FREE children’s books. Be sure to verify the prices as they can change without notice.

   

Free Children’s Books

Free Kindle Books

There’s no better way to start another month than with some free books. Check out these titles from Amazon, but be sure to double check the prices as they can change without notice!

       

Free Children’s Kindle Books

Free Kindle Books

We love FREE books. Check these out on Amazon. Be sure to double check the prices as they can change without notice.

Zigi the Alien and the Laughter Journey

ZigiLaughterThere is nothing quite like a deep belly laugh to make you feel better.  I love hearing the spontaneous laughter of my children.  I can’t help but laugh when I hear them laughing at the worst Knock-Knock jokes in the world!

“Zigi the Alien and the Laughter Journey” by Nirit Littaney, is the another installment of the Zigi the Alien series.  On Zigi’s home planet, Nepi, all the aliens are very serious.  They have no funny movies or jokes and very few opportunities to laugh.  Zigi isn’t like the other aliens, he loves to laugh.  Zigi decides to travel to earth so that he could have the opportunity to laugh and enjoy himself for a little while.  Follow Zigi as he follows his special sense to find all the funny things that happen on earth.

“Zigi the Alien” is an adorable little alien who loves to travel to earth.  Each visit is filled with a new adventure that my children love.

“Zigi the Alien and the Laughter Journey” is a story about finding the humour around us in everyday life.  The fun starts when a man steps on some bubblegum and loses his shoe.  Zigi find the situation funny and starts to laugh, it’s the perfect start to his day.  As the day progresses Zigi find humour in the events that happen around him.  At first I wasn’t sure how I felt when Zigi laughed at the misfortunes of others…until I realized that I would laugh too if someone stepped on a piece of gum and lost their shoe.  This sparked a conversation with the kids about when it is okay and not okay to laugh at someone’s situation.

The conversation went further and we talked about how we can react when things happen to us.  Everyday we are put in situations that can either make us laugh or make us cry.  It is up to each of us to decide which it is going to be.  If we lose a shoe to a piece of bubblegum, do we laugh at ourselves or do we cry?  The choice is up to us.

I love how the author picked situations that are funny, but where no one gets hurts.  She picked events that my kids could easily imagine.  The illustrations helped them imagine the scene. The colours are so bright and Zigi has an infectious smile that kids love him more and more each time we read the stories.

Our favourite part of the story is when Zigi gets the hiccups when he laughs to hard.  The author leaves us with the thought if we hear a hiccup around us, it could be Zigi laughing along with us!

The author also has a free gift for your child.  It’s an adorable printable of Zigi with a connect the dots.  There are also t-shirts now available staring the super cute Zigi!

For more information please visit “Zigi the Alien and the Laughter Journey” on Amazon.com.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book, in exchange for my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Roy G. Biv is Mad at Me Because I LOVE PINK

ROYGBIVEach night I have my daughter pick out her clothes for the next day.  The conversation usually goes something like this…

“Okay, what would you like to wear tomorrow at school?”
“I don’t know Mom, maybe something pink?”

My daughter loves pink.  Light pink, dark pink and any pink in between.  There are so many other colours to choose from, but she has her heart set on pink.

“ROY G. BIV is Mad At Me Because I Love Pink” is the story of a little girl named Genevieve who  adores the colour pink.  When Genevieve is out splashing in a puddle after a rain shower she looks up to the sky and she meets ROY G. BIV. He is angry with her because she loves pink so much that she refuses to even consider any other colour.  Can ROY G. BIV  help Genevieve see beyond her love for all things pink and see all the other colours for their beauty?

“ROY G. BIV is Mad At Me Because I Love Pink” is a great introduction to  the colours in the rainbow. The story is great for helping younger readers learn their colours.  The illustrations are bright and bold showing pictures of easily relatable coloured objects like a vibrant red heart, delicious looking orange juice and an adorable blue bird.  The acronym is perfect for teaching older children the colours found in a rainbow. I remember using this trick in science class when I was a child.

While the story is about a little girl who loves pink, my son still enjoyed the story.  The author cleverly chose items that would appeal to both boys and girls when describing the colours.

The author, Nancy Guettier, has taken the book a step further and describes how colours can make us feel.  She uses examples like “Blue is calm and serene like the ocean scene” and “Yellow is a happy color.  Yellow is bright, cheery and warm”.  This started an incredible conversation with the kids.  We talked about how different colours make us feel. We discovered that when we think of yellow, we think of the warm sunshine and suddenly smiles appear on our faces.  Then we talked about blue and how we immediately think of winter and cold.  The kids were surprised at how just thinking about colours changed how they felt about things.

While the colour lesson is important to all children, the biggest lesson we took away from the story was about being open to change.  Genevieve would only consider pink and missed out on so many opportunities of enjoying the colours.  Just like Genevieve, my children often miss out on new things because they are scared of change.  This story helped to illustrate that while it’s nice to have a favourite thing in life we need to be open to others, because who knows…it may become a new favourite!

For more information on “ROY G. BIV is Mad At Me Because I Love Pink” please visit:
Website: http://www.nancylandkids.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancylandBooks

Amazon: Roy G. Biv is Mad at Me Because I Love Pink (Morgan James Kids)

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “ROY G. BIV is Mad At Me Because I Love Pink” in exchange for my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Bumps In The Night

BumpsInTheNightI love a great ghost story, and I think my children are following right along in my footsteps.  At their ages, 6 and 4, it can be a challenge finding a ghost story with just the right amount of “scary” for bedtime reading.

“Bumps In the Night” by Frank Rodgers is a great first novel to read with the kids at bedtime (or anytime).  When the Pickle family buy the Hungry Horse Café they are told by the local townsfolk that it’s haunted by the Greedy Ghost.  Not only is the Café haunted but the Greedy Ghost seems to be stealing things from the people in the town!  The Pickle family doesn’t believe the townsfolk…after all everyone knows ghosts aren’t real. When things start going BUMP in the night will they be able to solve the mystery about who or what is going BUMP in the night and where the missing items from the townsfolk have gone?

The book has short chapters which makes it appealing to early readers.  I would have liked to have seen some illustrations throughout the story, even if they were simple pencil sketches as my children still love to have pictures with their stories.

The story helps teach children to face their fears. When the Pickles hear something go “Bump…Oooh!” they didn’t hide in their rooms in fear, instead they try to find a solution.  My kids are often scared of the strange noises they hear at night, so it was the perfect opportunity to talk to them about what the different noises they hear are.

Mr. Rodgers has created a great age appropriate ghost story for youngsters.  The story has a mystery and the perfect amount of scary, it would be perfect to read right around Hallowe’en. I am quite comfortable reading this book to my children.  I love that it is spooky without having to use any blood or gore.  All the spooky comes from the mystery of the “Bump…Oooh!” in the night!

For more information on “Bumps in the Night” please visit:

Amazon.com: Bumps in the Night (Spookies Book 1)

 

*Disclosure: I received a complimentary eBook of “Bumps in the Night” from NetGalley Books.  This post contains affiliate links.

 

 

 

FREE Kindle Books by Gita V Reddy

GitaBooks2Not too long ago we had the pleasure of reading“Bala-Gala The Brave and Dangerous” by Gita Reddy.  My daughter loves this book, and has asked to read it several times since.  We have also had the chance to read her book “The Ant Thief” which has also been read multiple times.

Ms. Reddy is offering her books for FREE in Kindle Format.  Each day from now until January 16, 2016!  There is no better way to start 2016 than with a new book.  We love reading and look forward to collecting as many of her books as we can!

Get your FREE BOOKS from Ms. Reddy’s Website or click the links below.

January 03, 2016 The Forbidden ForestRangeela and the Bully,
Rangeela Finds a Home
January 04, 2016 Cheetaka, Queen of Giants
January 05, 2016 Krishta, Daughter of Martev
January 06, 2016 Bala Gala the Brave & Dangerous (Picture Book),
The Ant Thief (Picture Book)
January 07, 2016 Dearie: A Tale of Courage
January 08, 2016 Dearie: A Tale of Courage
January 09, 2016 Theft at the Fair and Other Stories
The Dinosaur Puzzle & Other Stories
January 10, 2016 King Neptune’s Delite
January 11, 2016 The Unicycle and Other Stories
January 12, 2016 Krishta, Daughter of Martev
January 13, 2016 The Forbidden ForestThe Magician’s Turban
January 14, 2016 The Dinosaur Puzzle & Other Stories
January 15, 2016 Cinderella’s Escape
January 16, 2016 Hunt for the Horseman

For more information on Ms. Reddy  please visit:
Website: http://www.gitavreddy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004778137005
Twitter: @GitaVReddy
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gitavreddy/