Monday, October 22, 2018

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- "Even Superheroes Make Mistakes" by Shelley Becker Teaches Kids About Managing Emotions and Overcoming Adversity -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Sterling Publishing



I have been really liking the new children's books I have been sent recently from Sterling Children's Books, as they really have an importance message/lesson for kids, and tell in a way that it is easy to understand and pick up on, even with the youngest of listeners.  

In this new picture book by Shelly Becker, kids learn about managing their emotions and overcoming adversity in a humorous way.  One things that both girls and boy like nowadays are superheroes, so this book will be a hit with kids of all ages.  And, once you sit down and start reading it with your child, they can't help but laugh at the story and the illustrations that bring the story to life.  

My girls and I have read this book a handful of times since receiving last week, and each and every time, we walk away with watery eyes, as we can't stop laughing at the story.  I highly recommend this book, and will definitely be keeping this author, who is knew to us, on our radar, so that I can pick up future titles to share with my girls.

About this Book:

"What do young superheroes do when they’ve blundered and bungled? They don’t get mad; they get SMART! This fun follow-up to Even Superheroes Have Bad Days teaches kids another humorous lesson in overcoming adversity.


Even superheroes sometimes slip up and err. And when that happens, do they say, “It’s not FAIR?” or give up in despair? NO! “Ashamed Superheroes who goofed up somehow . . . First STOP . . . then CONSIDER what’s best to do now.”  Whether they’ve nabbed the wrong guy by mistake or bashed into a planet while zooming through space, all superheroes ‘fess up their mess-up, get on with their day, and keep on saving the world in the most super way!  EVEN SUPERHEROES MAKE MISTAKES by Shelly Becker is super fun!"

Pub Date: 10/2/2018
ISBN: 9781454927037
Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN
Format: Hardcover Picture Book
Pages: 40 pages, all in color
Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches
Territories: World
Category: Juvenile / Picture Books
Age Range: 3 to 9
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

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--GIVEAWAY--




Thanks to the kind folks at Sterling Publishing, one lucky reader will win a copy of "Even Superheroes Make Mistakes".  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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About the Author:

Shelly Becker is the author of Sterling’s Even Superheroes Have Bad Days (a 2018 Blue Spruce Award Nominee), which Kirkus called “an action-packed romp,” and Mine! Mine! Mine!, which has been included in many top 5 and top 10 lists of books to teach the concept of sharing. In addition, Shelly is the author of more than 15 children’s novelty books. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Follow her @shellybeckerbooks.

About the Illustrator:

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey and studied illustration in the US. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and her illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, and 3X3. She lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband. Follow her @petiteturk.



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Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- Polar Bear Island by Lindsay Bonilla Teaches All About the Need for Inclusivity - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Sterling Publishing




If you are looking for a fun new bedtime book to read to your child, you have to check out "Polar Bear Island" by Lindsay Bonilla.  This picture book is not just a cute story that will entertain young children, but also carries an important message of the need to include others and not discriminate.  


It is hard to find a good children's book that teaches about the importance of inclusivity, but I have to say that this book does a great job at gently sharing this importance message.  Come on, what kid doesn't love polar bears or animals in general?  When they settle in to read to this cute book, kids will love playful illustrations done by Cinta Villalobos.  The illustrations are cartoon-like and help bring the story to life.

As I read this book to my girls for the first time, they kept saying, "I hope Parker changes his ways and lets Kirby stay."  Like the other polar bears in Polar Bear Island, my girls found themselves with a soft spot in their heart for Kirby and her family.  They truly hope Parker changes his way and can see that by welcoming other animals -- not just polar bears -- will mke the island a better place to live, and one that all the animals will be proud to call home.

We have been reading this book every night at bedtime since receiving last week, and the girls haven't grown tired of it yet.  They are the ones that ask me to read it to them, and I don't mind as I really like this book, too!  It is the perfect book to wind down a busy day, and enjoy quality time with your little ones, as they nestle in to sleep for the night.
   About this Book:

"“Welcome to Polar Bear Island. NO OTHERS ALLOWED!”


Parker is the mayor of this peaceful, predictable island, and he wants to keep it just the way it is. When Kirby, a penguin, arrives to shake things up and wants to stay, Parker says no – but the other polar bears love Kirby! Soon they’re begging Parker to let Kirby (and her family) move in. Will Parker agree . . . and make the island fun for EVERYONE? With its gentle message of inclusivity and cute cold-weather characters, POLAR BEAR ISLAND by Lindsay Bonilla is a delight!"

Pub Date: 10/2/2018
ISBN: 9781454928706
Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN
Format: Hardcover Picture Book
Pages: 32 pages, all in color
Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches
Territories: World
Category: Juvenile / Picture Books
Age Range: 3 and up
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books


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Thanks to the kind folks at Sterling Publishing, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of this recent children's picture book, to enjoy or share with that special person in their life.  

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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About the Author:

Lindsay Bonilla performs interactive folktales for her company, World of Difference Ltd., and teaches children about foreign countries and cultures. She lives in North Canton, OH, with her husband, sons, and rescue dog. Learn more about Lindsay at lindsaybonilla.com and follow her @LindsayBonilla on Twitter.
 

About the Illustrator:

Cinta Villalobos is an illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Learn more about Cinta at cintavillalobos.com and follow her @CintaVillalobos.


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Available Now Exclusively from Walmart -- The "When Calls the Heart" 6-Movie Collection and Devotional Book -- Makes for the Perfect Gift for Fans of this Popular Hallmark Channel Series (Review)

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WHEN CALLS THE HEART: YEAR FIVE
(THE TELEVISION MOVIE COLLECTION)
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY


RELEASED TO DVD ON OCTOBER 2, 2018

I love this time of year, as many of family-friendly television channels start to share their holiday show/movie lineups.  A couple weeks ago Hallmark Channel shared theirs, and I was quick to print it out. Like in years past, they will kick of their Countdown to Christmas on October 27th and run new and favorite holiday movies through the end of the year.  



Mark your calendars if you are a "When Calls the Heart" fan as this movie will air on Dec. 26th.  While Dec. 26th is a ways away, you can still get your "When Calls the Heart" fix by picking up the newly released 6-Disc DVD set from Shout! Factory, which includes the complete fifth season (6 movies in total) of this hit television drama that airs each year on Hallmark Channel. 

My mom and I always make a point to watch the new seasons of  "When Calls the Heart" together. Even though we live in different states, we will tune in together and watch on television and then chat between commercial breaks online, and then talk on the phone the next day, and share our favorite parts, and how this new season compares to the previous seasons.

This 6-movie collection is now available for purchase, and right now you can pick up a nice gift set exclusively from Walmart that includes the 6-movie collection, as well as a devotional book by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox.  This gift set would make for the perfect gift to give that special person in your life who loves the "When Calls the Heart" movies as seen on Hallmark Channel.  

More about this 6-Disc DVD Set:

"Shout! Factory will release the complete fifth season of one of television’s most romantic and family friendly dramas,When Calls the Heart: Year Five (The Television Movie Collection), in a 6-disc DVD set. An exclusive offer of the release with all six movies from the show’s fifth season, alongside a devotional book by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox entitled When God Calls the Heart will be on shelves at Walmart on October 2. The standard 6-disc DVD set will be available everywhere on October 16. 

From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another” (Military Press)!

Hearties, rejoice! This six-DVD set collects all of the romance and drama from Year Five of the warm and wonderful When Calls The Heart. Return once again to the town of Hope Valley as schoolteacher Elizabeth (Krakow), Mountie Jack (Lissing), CafĂ© owner-turned-Mayor Abigail (Loughlin), and all of your favorite characters bravely face the challenges of frontier life … and those of the heart.

Executive produced by Michael Landon Jr., When Calls the Heart currently airs on The Hallmark Channel."

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About Shout! Factory:

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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