My Brother’s Lion” by Joshua Burleson

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My Brother’s Lion is a story about the friendship between a little boy and his magical stuffed lion. Together they embark on an epic journey to fix a broken constellation and repair the night sky.
While being a fun bedtime adventure, the story was also designed to open a discussion about the loss of a loved one with a child.

Written and Illustrated by a grieving father, for a son that never got the chance to live his grand adventure.

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“The Adventures of Bumble the Bee (3 Book Series)” by RK Wheeler

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Bumble is the cutest bug you’ll ever meet. Adorned with beautiful full color images of bees, bugs and barnyard animals these picture books will entertain and uplift your little ones. Bumble can’t fly in book 1, but his old granny helps him overcome his fears and he goes from teased to hero. In book 2, Bumble helps defend the hive from the Beetle King and his army. In book 3, Chicken Tales, Bumble tells the baby bees about the chickens that live across the road. Watch out for that mean ole rooster!
These nursery rhymes also come with puzzles, mazes and coloring pictures if you buy the paperback books. Narrated as a series by Alexia Hodgkin Cross and Hem Cleveland.

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“Grandoad & Toad” by E.J. Alexander

Feel the fun and love as you enter the Roo Coo Woods. Meet Grandoad and Toad, as they plan a special party for their furry friends. The author has woven a captivatingly joyful tale, which delights the heart and ears, as it carries us timelessly through the story, riding on the wings of rhyme.

Reviews:

Unique story with beautiful illustrations  What a wonderfully unique story with colorful illustrations! My nephew and younger cousin enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend reading it with your little ones. I look forward to more adventures with Grandoad and Toad!~Tabitha McClain

Love this story!Cute, rhyming words perfect for reading to little ones and for little ones reading already! Love the story line and the art is beautiful. Definitely getting this for my grandson as a Christmas gift this year 😊!~Lupe Perez

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“Dor from the planet Dogginaria: every puppy is unique” by Ann Lighman

Great book for teaching how to be brave and improve the self-esteem

Dor is completely different from his parents and siblings. He is upset about it so much and wants to be like everyone else. Nevertheless, Dor’s unusual appearance made him the hero! The hilarious story for teaching how to improve the self-esteem, accept your own difference, be brave in any situation.

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“The Rubies” by Rêve Fox

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Have you ever wondered why we humans can’t be trusted in the fairy world? Or wanted to know how different species of fairy live together peacefully (or not)? ‘The Rubies’ beautifully leads the reader down an enchanted pathway of war, betrayal, friendship, love, and loyalty. Follow Princess Amira’s journey as she tries to bind together a nation divided by hate and fear, and build a new, stronger society from the scattered ashes of her family’s Kingdom. Friendships will be put to the test, and our heroes and heroines will have to learn to deal with grief, loss and sorrow, while putting the needs of others first.
Everybody we meet in this book has a strength of personality that shines out above all else, but when war rips apart their nation and friends are pitted against each other, which side will win? Will Princess Amira have the courage necessary to stand up to evil?

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“Jay Jay the Great” by Raven D. Holcomb

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The book Jay Jay the Great is a entertaining, funny, yet inspirational children’s book about a 9 year old boy who faces academic and bullying challenges at school, but doesn’t let that stop him from seeing the greatness in himself. The intent of this book is to provide comfort, happiness and inspiration to families all around the world. 

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“D.T. & The Monster Mess: Rent-A-Monster” by Mary Hardin

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D.T. Messing has one problem! His 12-year-old sister, Raye. She likes to pull pranks on him or gets him into trouble. He has had enough. When he gets the chance to get her back, he can’t say no. Thanks to Monsters Unlimited, D.T. launches Operation: Rent-A-Monster. Jasspy arrives and a monster mess follows. Will D.T. get his revenge or will the monster mess be too big for him?

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“Worst Valentine’s Day Ever” by Jennifer Waddle

Brad Finkley wasn’t going to let anyone stop him from having the BEST Valentine’s Day ever! (including his bratty, four-year-old sister) A laugh-out-loud CHAPTER book for the whole family! Humorous, adventurous, and fun!

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“Isaiah: An Unforgettable Gift” by Russell Jenkins Ashanta Jenkins

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Isaiah an unforgettable gift is the tale of a young jaguar trapped all alone in the wilderness. Isaiah is taken in by a family of lions. The lion family not only care for and protect him, but also introduce him to the bible. All this and more takes place in the new children’s book “Isaiah An Unforgettable Gift”. This is the first book of the Isaiah children’s book series. These books are based on real life characters but told in a fictional way so that children young and old are able to enjoy the stories. Continue to follow the adventures of Isaiah as he learns a new way of life.

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“The Cruddy Fairies” by V. Shawn Hines

 Puck is a brand new Cruddy Fairy that was just born in the most unusual way. Follow him on his first day of work as he is guided by his fellow Cruddy Fairy, Lola. You will get to see them do work that no other respectable fairy would ever be caught doing, putting eye crud in eyes, toe jam on toes, and slobbering up a little girls pillow. It’s a downright dirty and gross job but somebody has to do it. So get ready to laugh and squirm as you enter the ucky, yucky, ooey, gooey, and disgusting world of The Cruddy Fairies.

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“Zoo Vet and the Otter” by  N.E. Colby

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There is never a dull day at the Zoo for Vet Logan and Zoo Keeper Scarlett! Making sure that all the animals are healthy and happy in their environment is a job they love. Follow along as they share fun facts about all the animals they care for, work together to help identify the problem, and come up with a solution to help Leonard the Otter.

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“The Golden Bowl” by Jerry C. Mayo & Ashwini R. Karkera

When members of the elite P.E.T. (People Enhancement Technologies) are notified that the Golden Bowl, the city’s highest award given annually to the best police dog, will be stolen before this year’s ceremony, they are hard-pressed to convince local authorities that the plot is real. 
Distinguishing culprit from innocent bystander is harder said than done, but Caleb and Sam are determined to ensure the coveted award is awarded to the rightful recipient. 
Will P.E.T. be able to convince the authorities? And why does it seem like the thief is aware of their plans to keep the Golden Bowl safe?
If you have been searching for an exciting series to sink your teeth into, then check out The Golden Bowl, Book One in the P.E.T. Series!

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“Cassie Pup Takes the Cake??” by Sheri Poe-Pape

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Cassie has a new home, and a new owner with a bakery, who quickly signs her up for a cupcake bake-off with national cupcake champion, Cordelia Cat. Sparks fly from the beginning between the two, along with crazy fun and unexpected endings. Who do you think will win?

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“Nina and Rocksoft Adventures: The Helpless Zebra” by  Nina Nganga 

Nina loves animals and tries to protect them whenever she can. One sunny day, Nina and her best friend, a horse named Rocksoft, go for a ride by the hillside. Their ride turns scary when they spot nasty poachers in the area and a little zebra all alone. Nina knows the poachers are after the zebra, but she doesn’t have much time to help. She and Rocksoft must act fast if they want to rescue the helpless zebra.

About the Author Nina Nganga
– Nina Nganga is in grade 5 here in Nairobi, Kenya
– She is 10 years old
– She is passionate about animals and is a regular at the local KSPCA (Kenya Society for the Protection & Care of Animals). https://kspca-kenya.org/
– She has written a picture book which Station 77 (www.station77.co.ke) has published on Amazon
– She wants to advocate for kids to have empathy towards animals.
– She wants to donate some of the proceeds from her book to have a protective shelter built in her name at the local KSPCA.
– She has inspired her younger sister to also write a story and she’ll be releasing her story soon.

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“My Papa Is an Angel” by Ian Miles

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Young people’s literature is so vital to growth because it provides an essential appreciation of their cultural experience. It offers guidance through coming of age transitions and greatly impacts their emotional intelligence. It brings them a sense of belonging and helps them to navigate many of the changing dynamics on their quest to identify their passions.

In his initial release, author Ian Miles delivers a very heartfelt piece, written after the passing of his father. The story is a compilation of memories through the eyes of his daughter. The storyline is a celebration of the life and legacy that his father established for their family. A brilliant young autistic artist designed the book’s illustrations, inspired by the narrative and a few father-granddaughter photographs.

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