Monday, May 16, 2016

Featuring indiebrag Children's & Middle Grade Books


In the beginning of the month on indiebrag was Children’s Book Week and throughout the whole month on indiebrag and Layered Pages, we will be featuring indiebrag award winning middle grade and children’s books. Indiebrag’s mission is to discover new and talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves. Their primary focus is fiction across a wide range of genres; however, they selectively consider non-fiction books as well.

“The More that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” -Dr. Seuss

Today I am sharing books with you from Ashleigh Hanley, Julia Randall, Tracy Bryan, John Paul Padilla and Linda Kipley. Discover a dinosaur with a special gift, a whimsical journey, why we get homesick, an amusing duck and self-esteem.




Anky is a dinosaur with a special gift – he can see the future! Sometimes this makes him do strange things that his friends and family don’t understand, but Anky’s always looking out for them…especially when a strange egg crosses his path!
Aimed at readers aged 4-9, “Anky the Daydreaming Dinosaur” is a magical story straight from the Jurassic.



Experience the creativity of childhood imagination in this whimsical journey of a little girl who frolics around her house, engaged in mischief, in order to avoid bedtime.

Excerpt: “I try to prepare for bed, but mischief finds me instead. So I, Jump on my bed. Balance pillows on my head. Weave yarn into my hair. Dress a tutu on Teddy Bear. March around gleefully. Use a toothbrush on my knee. Jump rope in the hall. Put a mask on my ball.”
Will she ever get to bed with these antics? Maybe…



Everyone feels a little homesick when they are away from familiar things like family, pets and friends. It’s a natural human reaction, some people just feel it more than others! Learn why we get homesick and some great ways to face the fear when you go BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE!



Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend is an inspirational story about a five-year-old boy who is being teased by his classmates at school because his ears are big. The story while fictional, is one in which many children presently face in school.

The book helps children with their self-esteem, and there are questions at the end of the book parents or teachers can ask their children. Young readers will also be delighted to know that there is a page which allows children to draw and color themselves.

Johnny Big-Ears is not simply a story, but a children’s book that educates, and encourages children to value who they are.

A great children picture book for ages 4 TO 10



The family dogs, Barrett and Shadow, are on the move since a baby duck comes to live with them. Sunshine’s antics capture the hearts of Mom and Dad, but the dogs just want to find some peace and quiet!

This amusing book is based on a true story about a happy little duck who thought she was a dog.


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