Terry Atkinson writes pure fiction romances, but her readers often comment that there are many self-help lessons to be learned in her books about love, romance and life. If you need a boost to give you motivation to weather the storms of life and relationships, treat yourself to this short read.
A FISH WITH A WISH is the third book from Author, Nanette Piedra, and Illustrator, Anthony A. Piedra. Their series of rhyming children’s picture books contain relevant life lessons suitable for kids of any age.
BLAKE EDUN-ESPINOZA, a gangly fourth-grader with myopia, has no intention of becoming a detective, let alone the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ of BLUE HILLS PRIMARY. That is, until a green visitor galumphs from his backpack and creates a ‘ginormous messaballoo’ in MRS BARTER’S classroom.
Although unjustly chastened for the Kermit-kerfuffle, Blake’s sob story falls on deaf ears when he and twin sister BROOKE, arrive home. His MUM—an author—is amused, and his DAD—an engineer and Sesame Street devotee—simply chides; “Instead of complaining Blake, why not find who tricked you?”
With the assistance of his Uncle NIC, Blake makes cardboard models related to the mystery as he endeavours to unmask the elusive TRICKSTER.
This is a tale of pranked victims and domino clues, of disappointments and perseverance, of classmates and family support, of a foiled plot and comeuppance—all in less than fifteen chapters.
A papercraft Blake, Search-a-word, Clue-word and picture to colour can be found at www.richardreeswrites.com.
THE DOMINO CAPER is the first in a series of three BLAKE E MYSTERIES. THE ALPHABET CAPER and THE BILLY-BUCK CAPER will be published in coming months.
It is the tale of a 10-year old boy, Jack, and his accidental visit to the South Pole. There, he discovers the Atnas Toy Corporation, the largest and most secretive toy company in the world. During his adventure, Jack is rescued and befriended by a talking snow beast named Abe, and taken to the company’s heavily guarded headquarters. Jack meets the mysterious and brilliant CEO, Atnas, and learns all of his Christmas secrets.