"...thoroughly entertaining delightful scripted rhyming story about the rodeo and the bonds of friendship." -- Children's Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review
Little Rosie Rodeo loves to race as fast as she can to win the prize: those sparkly buckles. She couldn't do this without the help of her horse B-Bar, who's also her best friend. Together they race for those buckles that twinkle like stars. This delightful rhyming story teaches children about the rodeo, dedication, and the special bonds of friendship.
"There has always been something magical about the relationship between little girls and their equine friends. Little Rosie Rodeo captures that bond perfectly and tells an inspiring story of two best friends--a little girl and her horse." --Kent L. Sturman, Direction, ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy
"A delightful story that showcases rodeo lifestyle and explores the love and bonds our children share with their horses." --Annie Walker, Executive Director, National Little Britches Rodeo Association
"...wholesome... beautiful... I would certainly recommend Buckaroo Chuck: Cowboy For Reals as a great starter picture book for rodeo fans and little buckaroos everywhere." -- Kirkus
"...inspiring children to never give up on their goals." -- Children's Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review
Ride along with Buckaroo Chuck as he goes from hopeful youngster to accomplished bull rider. This action-filled story takes the reader through the motions, tumbles and falls of a young buckaroo as he becomes a confident rodeo man. No matter how many times Chuck falls off, he never loses sight of his dream.
The author's purpose is two-fold: promoting the use of helmets and vests when riding in the arena, and inspiring both children and adults to give it their all and never give up.
About the Author Kinney, Lexi: - "Most comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, Lexi Kinney is an LA city girl with a cowgirl's heart. Lexi has 10 siblings, and is mother to 5 and granny to 5. As the author of 4 picture books - Buckaroo Chuck, Little Rosie Rodeo, Animal Jax, and Little Joe Smileyhead - she draws from her many life experiences to inspire children everywhere."
Little Joe Smileyhead describes a day in the life of one little boy whose youthful attempts to lend a hand result in amusing and heartwarming mishaps along the way. Written with an uplifting message that will bring smiles to both children and adults alike.
About the Author Kinney, Lexi: - Most comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, Lexi Kinney is an LA city girl with a cowgirl's heart. Lexi has ten siblings, and is mother to five and granny to five. As the author of four picture books-Buckaroo Chuck, Little Rosie Rodeo, Animal Jax, and Little Joe Smileyhead-she draws her many life experiences to inspire children everywhere.Aguirre, Marianella: - Born in Venezuela, Marianella Aguirre has been a world traveler since she was a young girl. She loved making sketches during travels with her mother and to this day many countries' cultures are reflected in her drawings. She has illustrated over twenty published books in both English and Spanish. Marianella and her husband currently reside in New Zealand.
How to Love Your Pug: 10 Simple Rules for Loving Your Pug with all of Your Mighty Heart
How to Love Your Pug is the first in a series of delicately designed picture books focused on the purest kind of love between a child and a pet.
There are 10 simple rules to caring for pugs in the peculiar and special ways the roly-poly breed craves. Always have the treats. Lots of downward dogs. Precious pillow fort naps.
Skip along on spirited park sessions. Strategically tuck treats. And bring on the knock-knock jokes.
How to Love Your Pug is a magical friendship story sprinkled with humor and designed with rich, beautifully focused illustrations. This sweet bedtime favorite is built on loads of heart for our lovable, irreplaceable furry family members.
About the Author Blake, Lisa: - Lisa Blake is a freelance writer and editor based in Breckenridge, Colorado. When she's not penning family guidebooks, children's stories and articles on wellness and food, she's out playing in forests and on rivers with her husband, son and Mojo the pug.
Former elementary school teacher and mom of 3, Melissa McCann, presents readers with a new and encouraging way to help wiggly toddlers calm down and read with their loved ones. Inspired by her own bedtime routine with her son, Melissa introduces us to Mama and Little Fox. Join them as they get ready for bed with snuggling, counting, and so many different ways to say. "I love you." The book has a simple message, yet its colorful and playful art will keep your toddler enamored. Now more than ever, kids need to hear how special they are. This book is a great way to show how much your little sunshine means to you in a beautifully easy way.
About the Author McCann, Melissa: - Former elementary school teacher, mother of 3 young rascals. Melissa grew up in Santa Barbara, CA where she currently resides with her husband and children. Melissa attended UC Berkeley for college. Having lived in New York, Italy, San Francisco after college, Melissa found herself wanting to be back in her beautiful home town of Santa Barbara to continue her teaching career and start a family. Melissa is a foodie to her core, a lover of travel, adventure, and firmly believes in trying new things and stepping out of one's comfort zone. Being a mother is Melissa's favorite part about herself, however that has not come without its challenges. Her first book was a project inspired by her son, Charlie, and the strategies she used to help navigate her way through those infamous toddler years and the struggle to inspire a love of reading. Her hope in writing this book is for it to find its place with other mothers who might also be in the throws of toddlerhood and in need of some new ways to show and receive that intense yet incredible love.
A butterfly and a boy adopt each other into a unique friendship where they learn to adapt to their differences turning it into a caring bond that will break the barriers of time to be passed on from generation to generation.
All Harry wants is to go about his normal routine and to be left alone, but instead a whiny dragon interrupts his tranquil life over breakfast. How can he shake this tearful dragon and get back to his peaceful life?
Though he's determined to ignore the baby dragon, Harry is faced with noisy--and hilarious--changes in his quiet home. Once he gets to know Piff, Harry comes to learn that life may be easier alone, but it's definitely better with a dragon.
Harry, the troll, has settled into a comfy routine with Piff, the tiny dragon, but life takes a turn for the worse when their egg for breakfast hatches, bringing much more than food to the table.
Having two dragons is more than Harry can handle as the duo finds ways to cause trouble in the troll's life. But when the dragons get lost, Harry realizes there is enough room in his heart for two.
About the Author Reinicke, Lisa: - Lisa Reinicke is the majority holder of Our House Publications and author of 4 published children's picture books for sale on Amazon and independent bookstores. Lisa was honored with the Mom's Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence for her children's book Wings and Feet in 2017. She is a storyteller and author of 35 children's stories appearing on local TV shows, elementary schools, and bookstores. The stories have been published in 3 collective recordings for distribution for A Goodnight Sleep Company. She also produced online (virtual) training for service advisors and technicians. Lisa served as head writer and on-camera talent in the videos. Her books are entertaining yet focus on social issues that engage children and parents to discuss. Her four children were all uniquely different ranging from physical differences, adoption, and physiological disorders that lead her following experts in each field to help children overcome the stigma around being different. Lisa passionately works raising money for charities that improve children's lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
"It's a glorious story. ...I laughed out loud on several occasions." - Book Bag 2021
"When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended is a perfect selection for story time and ... is most highly recommended." - Reader's Favorite Review, 5 stars, 2018
"... How Fred the Snake Got Squished, and Mended uses witty illustrations and multi-layered language to hide an important message within a wildly entertaining story. The punchy rhymes and wordplay will have readers giggling in no time..."- Children's Book Review 2021
Oh, no! Fred the Snake didn't look both ways to see if there were any speeding vehicles coming. Now, he's cut in two! Fred must wait in the hospital for the doctors to sew him back together. But they need a special bendy thread that can only be found in the distant, wild jungle! Can Jungle Jim help?
When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston
"... a delightful children's book. Peter's excellent writing makes the sights and sounds of Charleston come alive." -Readers' Favorite
In previous books, Fred the snake got squished and mended, went to school and welcomed Jungle Jim and forest friends. In this fourth book, Fred and his pals take a trip to downtown Charleston, SC, to view the historic sites, like the Market, Rainbow Row, and Fort Sumter. They enjoy a bumpy carriage ride, the aquarium, and the children's museum. Join the fun and learn about this famous city with Fred the friendly snake!
"... an enjoyable story to read aloud, whether at school or at home." -- Goodreads Review 2021
"The story has loads of appeal and children will enjoy going to school with Fred and the little boy, and having fun with them and their adventures." -- Readers Favorite Review, 5 stars, 2021
After a happy summer playing together, the boy wants to take Fred the Snake to school! Fred is a friendly snake, but the students were nervous at first. Then Fred earned their trust and affection by playing real nice and twisting into fun things they needed, like a jump rope and soccer goal!
What a surprise Jack's dad is home and decides to take the whole gang out to the beach off the coast of South Carolina. They fish, surf the waves, make sandcastles--but what happens when Bernadette the Snake is caught in the tide? Join Jack and Fred as they make a harrowing rescue and enjoy a day in the sun
About the Author Cotton, Peter B.: - Peter B. Cotton is a world-renowned Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born and raised in England, he moved to USA in 1986 and moved to Charleston in 1994 to establish the Digestive Disease Center. Starting off as a fun bedtime story for his children, Fred the Snake has grown to five published stories that teach children about friendships and traveling through humorous and adventurous stories.Lemaire, Bonnie: - Bonnie Lemaire began her career as a freelance illustrator with a promotional postcard in 1989. She graduated from Ontario College of Art's communication and design program and earned her first position as an artist/designer with Ganz and Brothers Canada. It was a valuable experience that catapulted into a successful freelance career. Her work has been utilized in many different projects, including home décor, giftware, sticker and toy design, and children's books.
Fred the Snake is lonely and misses Jungle Jim and his friends. Jungle Jim finds his old shipping boat and braves the wild seas to visit Fred in South Carolina. He brings a whole animal menagerie, including a lady snake named Bernadette!