Children's Books Earth Week Free E-Book Reading

April 28.Issue #154

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught, we will realize that we can not eat our money.” Plains Cree Proverb

Hello all and welcome to my monthly journal. A place for me to share 5 points of interest. The quoted passage above caught my attention and resonated with me. In this month’s journal, book promotions, free ebooks and deep discounts. Musical performances that I’m excited about and more…

1.My newest book in the samba dog series Samba in Switzerland will be on sale in May. An Amazon timed sale starts May 24 -27 at sale price of $1.99 and goes up to $2.99 May 27-30, then back to regular price $4.99 after the 30th.

2. Samba on a Snowy Day, book 1 in the series, is part of a free promotion Clean Youth Fiction. There are some wonderful ebooks available for your children.

3. I am looking forward to the New Earth Love Festival and Artisan Market. I’ll be there on June 11 and August 20 with all my books and some prints from the books; illustrator Joshua Miller’s artwork is the featured photo for this month; this is one of the spreads from Samba in Switzerland. This is a great event featuring local artisan goods and it is a fun family event.

4.There are some amazing musical events happening in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. I’ve got my tickets to Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpeter extraordinaire.

Another concert that has piqued my interest, The Garden Little Night Orchestra presents The Legend of Huli.

5. I’m working with illustrator Joshua Miller on my new middle-grade book. We have had a couple of meetings, our most recent just this last Tuesday. The book has a martial arts theme to it; all be it, one featuring forest animals.

This idea for a book came about many years ago. Inspired by my sensei at the time. Training with this master martial artist was what I imagined training with a bear might be like.

I can’t wait to share some of these stories with everyone. The anticipated release date, September 2023.

All of my books are now available at your favorite bookstores; support local bookstores with your online purchases. Make sure you get out and about but do stay safe. Visit a book store, or the library and pick up some books. If you’re looking for a great early reader chapter book get my book Scratchy the Squirrel: A Time for Friends. Or one of my picture books, Samba in Switzerland, Samba on a Snowy Day or  Samba in Brazil.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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Art Earth Week Reading

April 23 . Issue #87

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. Happy Earth Day. The featured photo, a crab apple tree, in full bloom. And today it’s snowing as I write this and all the blooms are blowing away.

1. My children’s creative writing workshop at Markham Public Library is fully booked. I am looking forward to reading a story based on “Japanese Fairy Tales” and a portion of my new book Samba in Brazil.

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore The Earth” and for my creative writing workshop too.

I have signed on to host a virtual children’s karate program for one of the community centres I work with. That’s another thing I am eager to get started on. That will be starting May 4th and running to June 7th, every Tuesday from 4 – 5 P:M.

2. My routine of Morning Pages, writing 3 pages of text, a stream of consciousness continues. I do believe it is unlocking something, creativity or better penmanship, whatever it is the writing is flowing smoothly.

I have started reading Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now.

This week I was inspired by a talk Tolle gave last year; ‘Become Awake Now‘ and I just happened upon his book while browsing my daughter’s library.

3. The music that inspired me this week, bluesman Sean Costello, a fantastic musician, a shooting star that burnt out way too soon.

I found myself listening to some New Orleans jazz, inspired by a show I enjoyed immensely, Treme. Musicians who appeared on the show: Dr John, Lou Donaldson, Terrance Blanchard and many others.

4. What I am watching this week is a cool mini-series with, Francis McDormand: Olive Kitteridge, winner of a few awards back in 2014.

5. I happened to get out into the country this week. What a totally different vibe. A much more relaxed and easy-going pace. And the creatives, the wood carving below was on a patio.

Nina and I followed the signs for honey, we needed honey and what better place than a manufacturer in the north country.

We ended up at a farmhouse, a box on the porch indicated; Osprey Bluffs Honey. Inside the box – two sizes of Honey, a small bottle and a large bottle. The price was indicated on each and there was a cash box. We took a bottle of Honey and deposited the cash.

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil; on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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Earth Week Reading

Newsletter 35

Newsletter 35

Fight Today For A (Better) Tomorrow

Earth Week 2020, April 20 – 26

The theme for Earth Day 2020, Wednesday April 22nd, is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Hello all, a warm welcome to this weeks newsletter. This weeks focus is on our Universe and home, planet Earth. Thursday the 23rd is World Reading Day and I share some tips on how to get free reads. I’ll also  share a few more things that interested me this week while in self-isolation. 

1. With so many children staying at home finding ways to keep them interested, active and hopeful has become a challenge for some parents.  Inspire kids to protect our planet and to take care of each other. Planet Protector Academy (Home Edition) is sharing a program made for kids staying at home.The programming is ideal for children ages 6 to 11. It incorporates music, theatre and humour to empower children to make a difference in protecting the planet.

Children become virtual superheroes as Apprentice Planet Protectors and learn how to get involved in the community through collaborative models.

Sessions are one hour each, Monday to Thursdays (10 to 11 Pacific time) and start (Monday, April 20) to kick off Earth Week. Sign up the kids in your life now to get in on the fun.

2. World Book Day also known as World Book and International Day of the Book took place on April 23rd. Amazon Books was offering some excellent books for free.  I took advantage of a few books, Along The Tapòs by Fernando Vilela, translated by Daniel Hahn. This is a very cool children’s book about rescuing a pet turtle on the Amazon River. The illustrations are fantastic, transporting you directly to the Amazon jungle of Brazil.

Another of my choices, from China, Lu Yao’s Life. My other choice, Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas, this one interested me because of the novels description. “A man consumed by a meaningless life is going to do something he’s never considered doing before. He’s going to enjoy the day… Someone has left a leather-bound day planner with the handwritten title Your Perfect Year for him to find and so sets in motion a quest to find the owner.  

The Amazon Books free offer may be over when you read this, BookHub always has some great reads available for free.

3. For your viewing pleasure this week so many great documentaries on Hot Docs and all for free if you team up with CBC Gems.

I signed up for a free account and not only do I get to see the Hot Docs programs but I can see the regular streaming programs as well. CBC has more than a couple of great shows, however two that I enjoy are, Working Moms and Kim’s Convenience.

4. Listening to your favourite musicians has never been easier during their stay at Home concerts. I really enjoyed Hozier doing his thing from home with his bandmate Alex Ryan. I also enjoyed checking out Nora Jones as she performed some of her mini concerts.

Global Citizen and WHO presented; One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers. The concert was streamed live, 8 hours of music for your listening pleasure, and raising over 100 million for WHO.

5.) Earth Day and the things we can accomplish to help protect the only planet we have. The featured image, flowers I spotted on one of my walks this week.

Earth Day should be celebrated everyday:

A list of just some of the awesome things you can do to help out. Plant something – Ride your bike – Walk to the store – Let your voice be heard – Buy reusable bags – Use refillable water bottles – Conserve water at home.  

My book Samba on a Snowy Day is still part of a great book promotion The Corona Time Giveaway, that gets you some excellent children’s books for free.  

Stay safe, stay home if you can and continue to practice physical distancing. One life, one love, one planet.

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