Books are a way for you to visit new worlds and learn new things. Today books are so easy to get with all the new technology out there, like iPhone, iPads, Kindle, and Nook. Today I'm going to tell you about some very useful books that you should absolutely have in you collection.
First let me tell you about some fun IPhone, IPad and Android apps. These apps are made by Ocean House Media. You all know Dr. Suess, and Little Critter...they not only make book apps for these books, but many others that your children will enjoy. On Monday August 29 2011 Ocean House Media kicked off its Back to School Sale with ten Dr. Seuss books reduced to $1.99 each now through September 4. For a five week period, from August 29 through October 2, a new selection of omBooks will be on sale each week from popular series such as The Berenstain Bears, Little Critter, Five Little Monkeys and Smithsonian Collection.
This week's sale includes the following Dr. Seuss classics:
- Oh Say Can You Say? (released today)
- Dr. Seuss’s ABC
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
- I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
- There’s A Wocket in My Pocket!
- Fox in Socks
I know that my kids really enjoy these apps, and they have been very useful when sitting at the Dr. Office, and you don't want to read the books the sick kids touched, or riding in the car. My kids are always asking what is new, and today I get to give them Oh Say can you Say?.
Written by: Ray Perkins
Illustrated by: Stephanie Coolidge-Perkins
Publisher: Radiant Hen Publishing (February 2, 2010)
The Mystery of the Silver Statue is an amazing story for young readers and adults alike! It includes heroic deeds, the search for buried treasure, and lessons on overcoming real-life struggles. This is a must read for any youngster. It's fast-paced, exciting, and its lessons are priceless. Best friends B.T. and Jimmy are fishing on the bank of a river when B.T. notices some movement at an old abandoned house. With the help of some spy knowledge, they embark on a quest to find an old statue from the revolutionary war. Their journey almost gets one of them captured by two robbers searching for the statue as well, and forces them to figure out numerous puzzles. My boys 9 and 5 were on the edges of their seats, listening to the adventures of these two Vermont boys. This story is based on a real mystery from Vermont's history and really brings the reader into the story. It's not easy to write history and get young readers to enjoy it, the Ray Perkins did a great job of intertwining the history and creative writing. Excellent for young readers!! And look for his new book "The Mystery of the Brick Kingdom" Due out this fall. It's sure to be a great book!! Follow Ray Perkins on Facebook for up to date info on his book series.
Let's not forget our teens. I have three great must reads for your tween and teen.
Published by Zeta Comics
Young Adult Fiction 8-12
Release Date: May 2011
Release Date: May 2011
When the wise-cracking whiz kid, Puggie Liddell’s modified Gameboy activates a time portal, he lands in the 1890s with his sibling rival, annoyingly prissy teen sister, Gigi, who thinks history is like-totally-gross. The kids must learn to work together to find a time portal back to the present before the eccentric scientist, Nikola Tesla*, or his arch nemesis, inventor Thomas Edison*, can steal the Gameboy and use it to complete a death ray machine, an invention powerful enough to disturb the very fabric of space-time and create an instantaneous world disaster. This novel is fast-paced and fun. Perfect for kids on the go or with shorter attention spans, like mine. You can check out a sample chapter here. Follow Karen Mueller Bryson on Facebook and Twitter
The Cardboard Girl
Written by: Marika Spaseska
Published by: Inovations Publishing
Paperback Price: $19.99 (released April 2011)
Meet Cora, who has curly, red hair, wears a cardboard outfit and uses her magical cubby house and special powers to make a difference in children's lives mostly within her primary school environment. She heals, dances and sings. Meet Erin, dark-haired, skinny, sensitive and kind, she will touch your heart. Somehow, during school time, Cora gravitates towards Erin and is shocked to witness her being bullied by some girls. Meet Brooke, who is in the same class as Erin and Cora, has black, bobbed hair bluntly cut and is often untidy with her clothes and appearance. Brooke is known to have dirty fingernails and clothes. When Brooke starts bulling Erin, Cora steps in, but can she really help? Follow the lives of these three girls and find out what bulling really does, and where it comes from with this great read. 'The Cardboard Girl' has great potential as a learning tool in classrooms and at home by providing children, parents and teachers with a better understanding of the issues and strategies to deal with bullying. There is proven evidence that children find reading books a great, enjoyable learning experience. Follow Marika Spaseska on Facebook.
Lets not forget that all to soon your kids will be talking about college, This is a frustrating time for many parents and their teen.
Keys to the CASTLE
Keys to the CASTLE
Written by: Kamala Appel
Keys to the CASTLE is a great book for helping you and your teen through the college admissions process with more success and less stress. This book is award-winning and won the seal of approval from Parent Tested Parent Approved. Kamala Appel was a recruiter and Alumni interviewer for Yale, and started off in a single-parent household and attended public school. She now helps other middle-class to low-income families get through the college app process with ease. I remember trying to apply for colleges, we didn't know where to start...the library? the college site? School councilor? What do i write for my essay? How am I going to pay? I don't want to miss my opportunity. Kamala Appel's book Keys to the CASTLE can really help your family overcome the obsticals and get your teen off to a better life.
Volume I includes
Lesson # 1: Understanding Fact vs. Fiction
Lesson # 2: Paying for College Tip #1
Lesson # 3: Developing Good Study Habits
Lesson # 4: Test-Taking Tips
Lesson # 5: Getting Glowing Letters of Recommendation
Lesson # 6: Being "Well-Rounded"
Lesson # 7: Bringing Passion to Extracurricular Activities
Lesson # 8: Preparing to Lead
The information was very well written and in a tone the students should be able to relate to. I hope you take advantage of all this book can offer! Preparing for college doesn't have to be scary. Let Keys To The CASTLE be your guide. If you had 30 seconds to ask Kamala Appel any question about getting into university, essay writing tips, personal statement help, and how to choose a college, what would your question be? Ask here. And get free College Admissions Tips for writing college essays.
Now lets take care of your health. Back to school time is a great opportunity for the whole family to get fit and healthy.
The Magnesium Miracle
Written by: Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Updated edition (December 26, 2006)
The Magnesium Miracle is a fabulous book written by Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. who is a health pioneer and was one of the first to see the coming childhood obesity, diabetes and chronic health issues epidemic in the U.S. As a result of modern farming methods, she saw the depletion of vital minerals and nutrients from our soils and foods as a root cause of America;s health problems with over 75% of Americans not getting their RDA of the vital nutrient "magnesium". This sparked Dr. Dean to write the book The Magnesium Miracle. Because magnesium is so crucial to the proper functioning of organs and systems throughout the body, magnesium deficiency can have a variety of effects on these systems and organs. Just to name a few (and i do mean a few!)
- Cardiovascular: Irregualr heartbeats
- Digestive: Constipation
- Urinary: Kidney Stones
- Reproductive: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Metabolism: Diabetes
And so many more...I found Dr. Dean's book very interesting and am thinking it's time for a lifestyle change. I had no idea how important magnesium is. In her book she gives you new ways your body can absorb magnesium, new magnesium-rich eating plan, and information on the link between magnesium and obesity. This book is a must read for anyone with concerns about their or their families health. For more info on Nutritional Magnesium and how it can help your family visit the NMA website, and when you subscribe to there newsletter you get a free digital copy of "Magnesium: The Missing Link To Better Health". Follow on Facebook and Twitter.
Come back tomorrow for product that help you get, and stay organized, set goals, and be on top of your game all year long!