“I Hate, Hate, Hate This Time of Day: A Cute Bedtime Story” by Alyssa Miracle

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I Hate, Hate, Hate This Time of Day: A Cute Bedtime Story

by Alyssa Miracle

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Elephants/Blended Families

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You will sleep sweetly until morning, as the elephant Edgar.

A great story about the elephant and his mother. There is a bedtime story about the time that children do not like so much. There is a goodnight story for toddlers about the time when you have to say goodbye to your favorite toys.

There is the best bedtime story about the time to get ready for sleep, go to bed. There is a book will be loved by adults and children.

“I hate, hate, hate this time of day!
There’s nothing you can do. There’s nothing you can say!”

All parents know this phrase. Let the little elephant Edgar, with his example, encourage your children to go to bed with joy. Let every night be a beautiful part of the day.

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#BlogTour “The Thalidomide Kid” by Kate Rigby

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Daryl Wainwright is the quirky youngest child of a large family of petty thieves and criminals who calls himself ‘Thalidomide Kid’.

Celia Burkett is the new girl at the local primary school, and the daughter of the deputy head at the local comprehensive where she is bound the following September. With few friends, Celia soon becomes fascinated by ‘the boy with no arms’.

The story of a blossoming romance and sexual awakening between a lonely girl and a disabled boy, and their struggle against adversity and prejudice as they pass from primary to secondary school in 1970s Cirencester. The story deals with themes and issues that are timeless.


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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thalidomide-Kid-Kate-Rigby/dp/1719306621 (paperback)


Kate RigbyAuthor Bio

Kate Rigby was born near Liverpool and now lives in the south west of England.  She’s been writing for nearly forty years. She has been traditionally published, small press published and indie published.

She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so she decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip was first published in 2010 and has since been updated.

However she’s not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka!(2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s magazines.

Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).

Her novel Savage To Savvy was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Quarter-Finalist in 2012.

She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories, in an erotic anthology published by Pfoxmoor Publishing and more recently in an anthology of Awkward Sexcapades by Beating Windward Press.

She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played (now re-Kindled as Did You Whisper Back?).

She has re-Kindled her backlist and is gradually getting her titles (back) into paperback

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“Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)” by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Genre: Children/Historical Fiction/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Hispanic & Latino/Homelessness & Poverty

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Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Esperanza thought she’d always live a privileged life on her family’s ranch in Mexico. She’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama’s life, and her own, depend on it.

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“Can My Dinosaur Say Thank You?” by Emily Joys

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Can My Dinosaur Say Thank You?: (Dinosaur Children’s Books, Thanksgiving Books, Baby Books, Kid’s Books, Ages 3-5, Picture Book, Bedtime Story, Manner Book, Story Book) (Can My Dinosaur …? Book 1)

by Emily Joys, Nataly Manko (Illustrator)

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Animals/Manners

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

Saying thank you is easy and fun with this joyful children’s picture book about a dinosaur named Stan who is doing his best to be polite whenever day or night.

Can he say thank you to his friend for sharing a candy, to his grandpa for a birthday present, to his granny for a tasty meal, to his aunt for a warm hug or to his mom and dad for a story they read? The answer to this question you can find in this touching thanksgiving picture book answered in a child-friendly way with captivating and rhyming refrain inviting kids to join in the story.

Brimming with colorful and engaging illustrations, here is a playful bedtime book with a great message about the importance of gratitude.

Help your kid learn how to be polite with this hilarious story all about saying thanks.

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“What Momma Left Me” by Renée Watson

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What Momma Left Me

by Renée Watson

Genre: Teen & YA/African-American/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Difficult Discussions/Multi-generational

4.92 at time of posting!

Rediscover New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author Renée Watson’s heart-rending debut, about one girl’s journey to reconnect to joy.

Serenity is good at keeping secrets, and she’s got a whole lifetime’s worth of them. Her mother is dead, her father is gone, and starting life over at her grandparents’ house is strange. Luckily, certain things seem to hold promise: a new friend who makes her feel connected, and a boy who makes her feel seen. But when her brother starts making poor choices, her friend is keeping her own dangerous secret, and her grandparents put all of their trust in a faith that Serenity isn’t sure she understands, it is the power of love that will repair her heart and keep her sure of just who she is.

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“Magic Wings: Adventures of a Caterpillar Kimi and Her Friends, Bedtime Story, True Friendship (Worthy Wings 1 and 2)” by Lana Svitkevych

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Magic Wings: Adventures of a Caterpillar Kimi and Her Friends, Bedtime Story, True Friendship (Worthy Wings 1 and 2)

by Lana Svitkevych

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Self-Respect & Self-Esteem/Friendship

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

How to find friends? How to keep friendship? There are so many important questions.

The history of friendship. Many more adventures await the beautiful butterfly Kimi but next to her will be true friends, Nico and Alf.

The Gift Of Friendship Is Invaluable.

There is an opinion that when you tell your friends about your joy, then the joy becomes more and more. Take care of your friends, this is very important. Everyone makes mistakes, but if we love our friends we will find in ourselves mercy in order to forgive the mistake of a friend.

At an early age, children are too small to conduct serious conversations about what friendship is and why it is so important. It is best to gradually and unobtrusively discuss the concept of friendship. To do this, you can often read books with a child and watch cartoons about friendship.

Talk to the child, what is friendship? Why do people make friends? Is it important to have friends? Why do people sometimes act differently from what we want? What is the charity?

The history of friendship and trust. Be sure to discuss this with the child after reading!

Scroll up and click “Buy now with 1-Click” to download your copy now!

Beautiful drawings of the book will make reading even more enjoyable and interesting.

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“The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown” by Crystal Allen

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The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown

by Crystal Allen

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Siblings/School/Friendship

1.99 at time of posting!

A hilarious and spunky new heroine in the vein of the heroines of such beloved books as Ramona the Pest, Ivy and Bean, and Clementine, from Crystal Allen—the acclaimed author of How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy.

Nine-year-old Mya Tibbs is boot-scootin’ excited for the best week of the whole school year—SPIRIT WEEK! She and her megapopular best friend, Naomi Jackson, even made a pinky promise to be Spirit Week partners so they can win the big prize: special VIP tickets to the Fall Festival!

But when the partner picking goes horribly wrong, Mya gets paired with Mean Connie Tate—the biggest bully in school. And she can’t get out of it.

Good gravy.

Now Naomi is friend-ending mad at Mya for breaking a promise—even though Mya couldn’t help it—and everyone at school is calling Mya names. Can Mya work with Mean Connie to win the VIP tickets and get her best friend back?

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“Sophie Washington: The Snitch” by Tonya Duncan Ellis

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Sophie Washington: The Snitch

by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Friendship, Social Skills & School Life/Bullies

99¢ at time of posting!

**Purple Dragonfly Book Award First Place Winner*

Should Sophie Stand Up to the School Bully or Become a Snitch?

There’s nothing worse than being a tattletale…
That’s what 10-year-old Sophie Washington thinks until she runs into Lanie Mitchell, a new girl at school. Lanie pushes Sophie and her friends around at their lockers, and even takes their lunch money in this entertaining, illustrated chapter book for middle grade readers. If they tell, they are scared the other kids in their class will call them snitches and won’t be their friends. And when you’re in the fifth grade, nothing seems worse than that. Then a classmate gets seriously injured and Sophie needs to make a decision: fight back, or snitch?

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“Diary of a Wickedly Cool Witch: Bullies and Baddies (The Wickedly Cool Witch Series)” by Kate Cullen


Funny books for girls 9-12, ‘Diary Of a Wickedly Cool Witch’: Bullies and Baddies (The Wickedly Cool Witch series)

by Kate Cullen

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Comics & Graphic Novels/Girls & Women

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Funny and cool book for middle-grade girls and teenagers, about a good-hearted witch who deals with the problems of teenage life in an unusual and humorous way.

What is the most humiliating and embarrassing thing a school girl could ever experience? Think of the most embarrassing moment you’ve ever encountered at school, and double the embarrassment; triple it in fact!

In this wickedly funny chapter book for middle grade girls, Lily, the headstrong but adorable witch goes head to head with the schools meanest cheerleaders in a bid to stamp out bullying. But helping others sometimes means missing out on what you really want? What is the one thing Lily really wants and can she get it and still save eighth grader, Kaitlyn, from the most embarrassing catastrophe a schoolgirl could ever imagine? It’s one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever had to face, and the consequences could affect Kaitlyn and Lily terribly for the rest of their school years.

Diary of a Wickedly Cool Witch touches on the notion of bullying, self-image, standing up for yourself, caring for your friends and being an individual, in a light hearted, humorous way. It will make you laugh and cry as you follow Lily’s plight to rid the school of bullies, try and make the cheerleading team and learn how to hold a boys hand without making a complete dork of herself, all in the one week.

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“The Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans Series Book 2)” by Barbara Robinson

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The Best School Year Ever (The Herdmans Series Book 2)

by Barbara Robinson

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/New Experiences/First Day of School/Friendship

1.99 at time of posting!

Buckle up for a wild ride involving a missing gerbil, a crazy cat, and a tattooed baby that will have readers of all ages laughing!

This hilarious novel stars the Herdmans, the worst kids in the world, who made their first appearance in author Barbara Robinson’s classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

In The Best School Year Ever, Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman haven’t changed a bit. They still set things on fire and knock the other kids black and blue.

One day the teachers ask all the students to think of compliments for their classmates, and Beth Bradley picks Imogene Herdman’s name. At first, Beth can’t think of anything good, but soon she begins to see Imogene in a new light.

Maybe behind all of the outrageous pranks, there is something good about the Herdmans?

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