A New Baby In the Forest

ANewBabyForestTitle: A New Baby in the Forest

Book 1 of the Growing Up with Pansy Series

Author: C M Buckles

A book for toddlers to laugh and learn. Parents will enjoy the bright colors and the lessons on colors and numbers. This interactive book is about a baby fairy. Look for Book 2 coming soon.


I’ve read the book with my 3-year old. He loved it, he always points to Pansy, the new born baby fairy and the little bugs. My boy already knows how to count and identify colors, so when I read this book to him, he was pleased to see the colorful pictures and he also counted 1,2,3… Overall, it was entertaining and perfect for little tots.


GREAT NEWS: This book can be read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Check out C.M Buckles the author, on her Amazon page

Her other books include:

The Two Hundred Year Secret – also free on Kindle Unlimited

Hay Un Nuevo Bebe En El Bosque 


Peter and the Starcatchers # 1

PeterStarCatcherTitle: Peter and the Starcatchers
Series: Peter and the Starcatchers #1
Authors: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
Illustrations by Greg Call

Don’t even think of starting this book unless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.
Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.

We’ve all heard, watched & read about Wendy, Tinkerbell, Hook, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. But are we familiar with Peter Pan’s & the Neverland’s origin? Well, this book by Barry & Pearson is the closest & most perfect story to tell.

Eversince I was a child, Peter Pan has always been one of my favorite characters. If Cinderella was my favorite princess, Peter Pan was my hero. I think I’ve watched all the Peter Pan films there is. When I recognized David Barry’s name on this particular book in our local bookstore, I knew at once that this was about Peter Pan. I instantly grabbed this paperback and I thought my kids would like him. And boy, what a perfect & brilliant story this had been.

I loved Molly Aster and her admirable personality. She’s a major star in her own right, especially how she had helped Peter and his friends during their voyage. The story was believable in a magical way, that I actually thought this is Peter’s real beginnings! The mermaids, the treasures, the pirates, the starstuffs – they were all fascinating and delightful. I read this book to my kids and we didn’t care if the book was more than 400 pages long. My sons thought pirates are the coolest villains ever. They proclaimed Peter Pan as their newest favorite hero and after reading the book, they loved him even more! Can’t wait to read their next adventures!

Jumper and My Boys

A week ago, I received a very special gift from one of my dear author friends, Rebecca Scarberry. I couldn’t contain my excitement when the mailman delivered this book on my doorstep. My heart swelled and screamed.When my kids got home after school, they were overjoyed to find Jumper and Friends!  Thanks so much for this wonderful gift, Becky!




kylejumper           kianjumper

Jumper and Friends!

Title: Jumper & Friendsjumperfriends
Author: Rebecca Scarberry
Published September 5th 2014

Jumper, the friendly talking red ball, goes on more great adventures with his owner, Tony Thompson and Bouncy Brianna, Emily’s red ball. They both experience new things like tubing, sailing, and Jumper has a wonderful Christmas.


I love this book, not because my own kids’ names were in the story, (yes, my sons Kyle & Kian are characters here!) but also because the story of Jumper and his friends brought so much joy to those who read it.

Jumper made new friends and enjoyed every minute they’re all together – festivals, sailboat rides, Halloween, Christmas, and yes, even when the thought his friend Bouncy disappeared because the magician “magicked” her, Jumper still had a lot of fun being a red ball.

My kids really enjoyed listening to me when I read them this book. They actually jumped up and down everytime their names were mentioned in the book. It was an awesome experience!

Thanks so much Miss Rebecca Scarberry for this wonderful book, for including my kids’ name and making them friends with Jumper, and bringing unlimited supply of smiles to everyone. I am personally touched by this book. Again, thank you!

Kiddie Bible Reads



Thanks to my brother (who’s currently in Japan) for sending his nephews a bunch of books to read. So far, they’ve been reading this Bible Stories for three days now and they can’t seem to get enough of these. I’m so glad my kids love to read, I thought I would never be able to pass down this trait to them because not so long ago, they actually don’t want to read anything at all. (They preferred to watch movies, instead.)

Bible books in collection:

In the beginning

Moses and the Israelites

The Promised Land

What Jesus Tells us

Happy weekend, everyone!

The Farmer and His Watering Buckets

The Farmer And His Watering Buckets
Author: Assaf Marcus
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published June 20th 2014

Being different is not easy, especially for young children. Sharing a story wherein the main characters farmerbucketcelebrate being different is a very powerful tool for any child. This book shows a great example of looking at the bright side of things and aims to inspire children to embrace who they are with all their unique differences.
This inspiring tale tells the story of The Farmer And His Watering Buckets in which one of the watering buckets unfortunately breaks. From then on, the broken bucket feels sad about not living to the expectations of others and not being able to help the farmer like he used to before he got broke.

Will the cracked bucket manage deal with his difference?
Will the cracked bucket still help the farmer after being broken?
Can both buckets still be friends?

This is another masterpiece from Assaf Marcus! Once again, he has come up with a story that teaches valuable lesson about acceptance and individuality.

My children read The Farmer And His Watering Buckets and enjoyed the story immensely. They themselves pointed out that being different and having flaws doesn’t mean that one is imperfect. In fact, my sons felt that everyone should embrace their differences. Because for sure, something positive will come out of it in the end.

The Peaceful Lion and the Nagging Crow

Title: The Peaceful Lion and the Nagging Crow peaceful

Author: Assaf Marcus
Illustrations by: Malgorzata Godziuk

For those of you who doesn’t know, I have three kids – all boys – and being around them either gives me peace of mind or chaotic heartbeats. It’s never easy raising a bunch of kids but I thought I could manage. However, when I chanced upon the book, The Peaceful Lion and the Nagging Crow, it seems like a whole new world was opened up for me.

Essentially, this is a story about a lion that had been quiet and living peacefully, while a rowdy crow did nothing but pester and make the lion angry. I was appalled by the behavior of the crow; he actually represented a bully constantly picking on someone else, testing their emotions. But what surprised me more was the calmness of the big lion amidst the chaos that the annoying crow brings. For how long did the lion keet up with the crow’s antics, that I won’t reveal. The great thing about this book is the lesson that my kids were able to learn after reading and understanding Peaceful Lion’s advice. Like I said, this book opened up a whole new world for me! Me and my little boys’ world now becomes more peaceful and serene.

For those who want to teach their child how to deal with bullies or control their anger and accept gifts, this is the best book I’d highly recommend. I’m giving two thumbs up for Assaf Marcus for a distinctly effective way of spreading the message of peace and value of gift-giving among people.

Excerpts from Goodreads:
Teach your children the important skills of anger management and how to deal with bullies! Often child behavior problems are about kids struggling to manage their anger while attempting to find their inner peace. Oppositional behavior, disrespect, conflict and aggression can often be decreased by helping kids learn how to handle these issues better. This illustrated story will give you the tools to help your child with anger management through finding his inner peace.
This inspiring fable tells the story of two animals – “The Peaceful Lion And The Nagging Crow” in which the crow tries to annoy the lion in countless ways.
Will the crow manage to finally get the lion angry or upset? Will the crow give up? Can the lion manage to stay calm and peaceful or will he get angry at last?
When two such distinct animals as “The Peaceful Lion and The Nagging Crow” interact with each other, the result is a story with a lesson worthy of reading by all mankind. How to achieve inner peace and the realization that external forces can disrupt that peace or even forbid it are the two lessons which are cradled in this beautiful illustrated story by Assaf Marcus.