Monday, May 30, 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 have been 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 from Hayden Edwards, Billy Garrett, Scott Nicholson, C JoVan Williams and Tammy Fanning. Visit the elves from the North Pole, a baby rabbit named Tumkit, Moanica Moonsweep, Veggie Bunny and other great characters as they explore and learn.

The Pajama Elves is the story of elves from the North Pole who deliver pajamas to good girls and boys on Christmas Eve. The pajamas are stitched with a magical thread that guarantees children will sleep soundly, giving Santa a chance to visit unnoticed. It is a family holiday tradition that can be shared with children of all ages, even over great distances.

Left behind in a dark and cold burrow, a baby rabbit named Tumkit was destined to die of starvation until Vella, a shrewd and fearless mockingbird, discovered Tumkit and brought him a magic berry.  The berry came from a solitary bush that grows in a cave near the top of Laurel Mountain.  Vella warns Tumkit the bush is struggling to survive and unless they act quickly the supernatural powers of its berries will be lost forever.  Tumkit, Vella and Sully, a one-year-old buck and loyal friend to Vella, travel up the steep mountain in a desperate attempt to save the bush.  Their quest takes a dangerous turn when they encounter Borwong, an angry and heartless grizzly, who refuses to allow anyone on his mountain.

When Moanica Moonsweep plans a special Halloween party, her witch’s brew has to be just right. So she invites her witchy friends over to help her plan the perfect kettle of gruesome stew.
But when they can’t agree on the nastiest ingredients, they have a very messy problem. A bedtime, read-aloud story for ages 5 through 8, teaching all little witches how to work together to solve a problem.

A book inspiring lessons about self-love, Veggie Bunnie learns something that all readers need to know…. Love yourself, no matter what others may say! Filled with colorful illustrations, this book follows Veggie’s relationship with her friends Carb Monkey and his Uncle Bear. Throughout the book, ‘Carb’ wants to get even with the bully that is bothering Veggie, whereas ‘Uncle Bear’ wants her to take a different approach. This book encourages readers to be the best person they can be, regardless of how people may act around them.

The author, Mrs. Williams states, “Instilling self-confidence and promoting humility are hard characteristics to balance. I think this will be a great conversation starter about not letting the bad words of a few, destroy the positive image you want to have of yourself.”

Spring was in the air and you could hear chatter from the meadow as all the small animals made plans for Easter — and the big Easter Egg Hunt.

A picture book for parents to read to their children. The book tells the story of a mother bunny who creates the first Easter Basket. She works with her friends and family to get ready for Easter.

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