Monday, May 23, 2016

Featuring indiebrag Children's & Middle Grade Books

In the beginning of the month onindiebrag was Children’s Book Week and throughout the whole month on indiebrag and Layered Pages, we are featuring indiebrag award winning middle grade and children’s books. Indiebrag’smission 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 by J. Wagoner, Jennifer Adkins, Peter Doerfler, Gina LoBiondo and Suzan Johnson. Readers will find unexpected gifts in adventure, learns life lessons, explore questions of insecurities, met a pirate and meet a dragon!






Jamie, an exceptionally bright and inquisitive eight-year-old, is given the opportunity to see New Orleans in a way that few will ever see it. Upon accepting the gift, he finds that he is able to interact with the “shadows” of the city, the essences of people hidden away from the rest of the world. As a result, Jamie learns difficult, yet important, lessons about the emotional pain, regret, and fear with which some must live.




Mom, Am I Different?” chronicles the heartfelt journey of a mother and her young daughter, as they explore the questions and insecurities all children face as they discover their own identities and passions.




You’ve heard of a pirate with only one eye, or a pirate with only one leg. But how about a pirate who has only one tooth, because he spends all of his gold on candy? Such a pirate is One Tooth Tim, first mate and best friend to Pirate Jim. Join them as they untangle the surprising schemes of the Backward Man, the Pirate Princess of Kendor and Randolph Macon. In a fast moving finale that has more twists than One Tooth Tim’s beloved cinnamon sticks, our hero must test the limits of his courage to save the one thing that matters most to him. Perfect for 4-9 year olds.




It’s a sweet, precious story that children of all ages will love, with adorable characters and a simple but moving plot. For hundreds of years’ tales of dragons have been told and cherished.  What child hasn’t wished to have his or her own dragon or to fight the great fire-breathers?
Pegasus – A Dragon’s Tale is the delightful, heartwarming story of two young bear cubs and the dragon they find that changes their lives forever.

The main theme is the deep friendship of the three characters, a friendship that transcends both time and species.




This is a story of a girl name Sofie, who doesn’t want to take ballet. She soon realizes though that she likes it and with the help of her friend Chloe she does quite well. When a chance comes along to be the prima ballerina in the next recital, Sofie is torn because she has to compete against her best friend Chloe. Who will win? Will the girls be friends in the end?




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