Posts Tagged ‘children books’

Scratch your way to great art with SCRATCH & CREATE books!

Do you have an itch to create art? Then scratch it! With our Scratch & Create books, you’ll etch and scratch delightful, unique illustrations with the specially designed stylus we provide. This innovative approach to relaxing with art gives armchair sketchers a new collection of projects to reach. Plus, pages are perforated, so you can display your art when you’re done.

Read fascinating facts and see if you can guess which creature is being described as you scratch away and reveal beautiful animal portraits.

Amazing Endangered Animals
by Anne Bentley
Paperback, 20 pages
US $17.99, CAN $23.99
Rockport Publishers

Lose yourself in these intricate, terrestrial, designs of spirals, tangles, and geometric patterns.

Scratch and Draw Patterns
by Zoe Ingram
Paperback, 20 pages
US $19.99, CAN $24.99
Rockport Publishers

This unique book features inspirational and decorative illustrations of flowers, leaves, and other botanical designs.

Scratch and Draw Botanicals
by Zoe Ingram
Paperback, 20 pages
US $19.99, CAN: $24.99
Rockport Publishers


Adorable New Children’s Book Encourages Patience, Trust, Loyalty and Cats!

Author Donna Sledge Casey has just released her first children’s book, “Leo at the Bus Stop,” a heartwarming children’s tale about the trust, patience and love between a young child and her pet.
The story follows a loyal cat named Leo, who waits patiently for his owner, Nicole, to return home from her day at school. Leo the cat stays by the bus stop all day long, wondering when his companion Nicole will arrive, so they can finally play together.
An Amazon reviewer describes the book as an “absolute treat! We can’t wait to see where Leo brings us next! This is a gem!”
The book is the first in a six-part series, which will follow Nicole and Leo’s antics as they learn valuable life lessons such as trust, understanding and patience.
“Leo was a present for my daughter Nicole,” the author said. “I remember how the two were inseparable. Writing this series paints a beautiful picture of the special bond between my girl and her cat.”
“Leo and the Bus Stop” is sure to touch children’s hearts as they delve into the charming stories and develop key life skills.
“Leo at the Bus Stop”
By Donna Sledge Casey
ISBN: 978-1512767162 (softcover); 978-1512767179 (electronic)
Available at the WestBow Press Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
Donna Sledge Casey has always enjoyed writing, and has won awards at a local level for her work. She has three grown children and two grandchildren. Casey currently resides in the state of Washington, is retired, and enjoys writing and gardening in her free time. She hopes the adventures of Leo and Nicole will be enjoyed by all.

Do You Believe In Miracles?


Do you believe in miracles? Well, you will now.  Found at the home of an animal hoarder, Marshall was rescued and later adopted Cyndi Willenbrock. Inspired by Marshall’s own true story and how his spirit and resiliency affect those around him, Cyndi brilliantly penned a story told from Marshall’s perspective. A beautifully illustrated picture book for ages 5 and up, Marshall the Miracle Dog will encourage readers of all ages to always remember that hope is just around the corner. Marshall does not let circumstances beyond his control define him and his remarkable resilience inspires us all.It is amazing to think what love, acceptance, and nourishment can do to change a life.  From a dirty and crowded pen with barely any food, protection, or love—to a loving home where food, comfort, and love abound, Marshall and Cyndi are “walking the talk” and making a difference. In fact, Cyndi left her “day job” in order devote all of her time and efforts to inspiring the lives of others. She started The Marshall Movement in order to give voice to the importance of teaching children anti-bullying and anti-animal cruelty amongst numerous other social issues facing our children today. Trained as a Certified Therapy Dog, Marshall and Cyndi visit classrooms and children’s hospitals in order to carry his message of not giving up five minutes before the miracle!       `To find out more about The Marshall Movement and to pre-order Marshall the Miracle Dog, make sure to visit  

First book review – Marshall the Miracle Dog is a story to be savored—and read over and over again – New York Journal Of Books

by Cynthia Willenbrock, Illustrated by Lauren Heimbaugh
Reviewed by Lisa Rojany Buccieri