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Ashes, the Playful Donkey by Kimberly Robison-Crook
Happy Meadow Farm is home to many amazing animals, but none are as smart and stubborn as Ashes, the playful donkey. He loves to play and joke around especially with Farmer Earl. One day, Ashes takes Farmer Earl on a fun chase around the barnyard. However, Farmer Earl doesn’t think it’s much fun. He just wants to get Ashes back in his pen. Will Farmer Earl get Ashes back in his pen? Will Ashes have the last laugh? Who will outsmart who on this chase around the farm?
How Tony Tractor Got His Shine Back by Angelique Heppner
Tony Tractor is bought brand new and shiny from a tractor factory, and gets to work on a large farm for many years. Tony Tractor loves working hard on the farm plowing fields and pulling hay wagons. At the end of each day, Tony gets cleaned up and put into the barn to rest overnight. Then one day Tony Tractor doesn’t go out into the fields to work and realizes that the farm is sold to another farmer who raises cattle. Tony Tractor is then moved out of the barn to make room for the cattle and put out in a field, where he is no longer used. Over time, Tony begins to rust and gets very rusty and dirty which makes him sad. As time passes Tony Tractor wonders if he’ll ever shine again and get to work in the fields like he use to many years ago.
Shelf Life by Rob Gregson
From the Mirror World Publishing site: We’re pleased to announce another new member of the Mirror World family; Rob Gregson!
Rob lives in Lancaster, England, and his novel, Shelf Life, is another one of those books that really encompasses what we’re all about.
But here, judge it for yourself: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT SHELF LIFE, AND CHECK OUT THE COVER REVEAL IN JULY 2019!
Just received my silver medal for Tamara Turtle's Life So Far (2018 Literary Classics - Educational)! So proud to be one of the winners!
My picture book, Mixter Twizzle's Breakfast, illustrated by Wei Lu and published by Mirror World Publishing is a finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards (Category 1 - preschool picture books)!!!
We will find out in April whether Mixter will also receive a bronze, silver or gold award, but if not, as I and many others always say, it's an honour just to be nominated. :)
A CHILD'S LIFE IN TREES
by Deanna Scelzo, illustrated by Dan Smith
A girl grows up in a rural setting in Michigan where she is surrounded by trees. They block her view from the world she longs to see and feels she is missing out on all that is going on beyond them. She retreats to her little world that is close and unforbidden. Escaping to a place near, but still amidst those trees she resents and unbeknownst to her, finds a different kind of elusiveness. It lends itself to her adolescence in a way that is so silent and unpretentious that it almost goes unnoticed season after season. One day, long after her childhood is gone, she realizes what those trees gave her.
KARLA THE DOG: ADVENTURES IN SPACE
by C.Q. Wilder M.ED, illustrated by Mikayla A.
After preparing for her space expedition, Karla the Dog and fellow astronauts blast off into space on their next adventure. While there, Karla learns about different space concepts from astronauts, lands on the space station and even visits the Moon! On the Moon, she stumbles across unique findings and decides to leave something special for others to see. For more information about the Karla the Dog series, please visit www.karlathedog.com or www.cqwilder.com.
WHERE'D YOU HIDE THE BEAN?
Searching for a Famous Chihuahua by Tara Jansen-Meyer, illustrated by Swapan Debnath
Bean is back, but can you find him? This fun story is packed with rhymes and silly hiding places for a darling Chihuahua from Chi-Chi Land. Kids big and little will love reading this adventure, a follow-up to What Kind of Bean Is This Chihuahua? Colorful illustrations help bring to life the story of Green Bean, Jelly Bean, Chilly Bean and more!
MOMMY, I WISH MY HAIR WAS YELLOW
by Anne Thomas, illustrated by gotel
Victoria is a preschooler who does not like the color of her hair and tries to change it with a crayon. As the years pass, she grumbles to her mother about other things she doesn’t like about herself. Eventually, unconditional love changes her attitude and she comes to understand we are wonderfully made by our Creator.
Regan is an art-fart and an animal-enthusiast who loves New Zealand, Winnie-the-Pooh, horror movies and a few select individuals. Writing is her passion, but she's also into producing and directing theatre, film, and television. When she's not writing or spending time with her husband (writer Kevin Risk), she spends quality time with her pets (a Chihuahua, a Siamese cat and various amphibians). Regan is also a Certified Canine (and feline) Massage Therapist.