Monday, December 11, 2023

A Friend for Christmas by Mike Martin


A Christmas book about overcoming your fears and finding friends at Christmas. 

Title: A Friend for Christmas

Author: Mike Martin

Publication Date: October 20, 2023

Pages: 36

Genre: Children's

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Good things come to those who face their fears. 

Robbie Rabbit lived in a warren in a big city with his wife Rowena Rabbit and their nine kits. He called it their rabbit apartment. Robbie and his family were hunkering down for winter when an unexpected visitor makes an appearance. 

A Friend for Christmas is the heartwarming tale of a very brave rabbit who faces his fears and makes a new friend at the magical time of the year.  He learns that friends can come in all shapes and sizes and Robbie and his family discover the joy of Christmas.

This beautifully illustrated book is suitable for children of all ages. Especially those who still believe in the magic of Christmas.

“This lovely fable tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a family of rabbits and a gray cat named Whisper. In these war-torn times, it’s an important reminder of our innate ability to choose live over fear.” – Amazon

I enjoyed reading this lovely tale of a rabbit who showed braver.  If you have kids that love animals then this will be a fun one to add to your Christmas collection.  Friendship and braver at a magical time, Christmas, how can you go wrong. 

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About the Author

Mike Martin was born in St. John’s, NL on the east coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a long-time freelance writer and his articles and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online across Canada as well as in the United States and New Zealand. He is the award-winning and best-selling author of the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set in beautiful Grand Bank. There are now 13 books in this light mystery series with the publication of All That Glitters.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Scrapper's Christmas Story by: Maria J. Andrade

An angel tells the heartwarming story of a small, homeless, dog who longs for a loving family and by an amazing turn of events, Scrapper finds a home on Christmas Day!

Title: Scrapper’s Christmas Story
Author: Maria J. Andrade
Publisher: Clara Publishing
Publication Date: November 18, 2022
Pages: 36
Genre: Children’s Fiction

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An angel tells the heartwarming story of a small, homeless, dog who wanders through busy streets longing for a loving family. The enchanting Scrapper’s  Christmas Story, is a children’s book that is sure to captivate young hearts this holiday season.

Written in a captivating style reminiscent of classic children’s books, Scrapper’s Christmas Story, takes young readers on a magical journey filled with friendship, wonder, and the true spirit of Christmas. Follow the lovable Scrapper, alone, cold, and friendless, as he embarks on an unforgettable adventure, where he is befriended by the kindness of an immigrant man who also knows the need to belong. Both dog and man discover the magic of the holiday season and the joy of giving.

Scrapper’s Christmas Story, is ideal for children of all ages, making it the perfect choice for parents, grandparents, and loved ones seeking a heartwarming story to share during the holiday season!

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A sweet nostalgic Christmas story. What a beautiful story.  What a time to show kindness at Christmas.  I loved this story.  This would be a good book to add to your Christmas collection and bring out year after year.  It reminded me of an old golden book that my daughter would beg for when she was small.  Oh I wish I had kept all those old golden books that we had for my grandkids. 

Book Excerpt

"I am an angel and I will tell you a story this Christmas Day. It is a story about a small dog. He was the smallest in a group of three street dogs who had no home. Small dog would often look for food where he could. Sometimes he found scraps of food near the garbage cans or he ate food which has been dropped on the street. He also got food from a kind man who fed him.

Often he would go to an alley with the other dogs because there they would be fed by Mr. Rosario, a good man who worked in a business nearby.

But small dog was the last to eat because the bigger dogs pushed him out. Mr. Rosario had tried to catch the dogs so they wouldn't be homeless, but they always ran away when he got close.

One day Mr. Rosario stood there looking at the smaller dog who was waiting behind the pack to eat. He said, "Small dog, I will call you "Scrapper, because you only get scraps of food and that is not enough even for a small dog like you."

About the Author

Maria J. Andrade was born in Ecuador, South America, and raised in New York and California. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of La  Verne, California and retired from private practice after thirty eight years.  For over twenty-five years, Maria’s books for children and adults have been found in a variety of genres and book stores.

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Catnip, Plushie Balls, and Q-Tips by M.G. Rorai



If you loved Catnip, Toilet Paper, and Lasers, this new collection of cat poems will tickle your whiskers and your funny bone.

Title: Catnip, Plushie Balls, and Q-Tips: Cat Poetry: The Art of Being Feline

Author: M.G. Rorai

Publication Date: September 30, 2023

Pages: 178

Genre: Poetry/Cats


Ever wonder why there are “mews” in “amewzing”?

'This collection of cat poems will tickle your whiskers and your funny bone. They’re the purr-fect way to brighten your day and celebrate the furry friends in your life.

Prepare to laugh out loud as you read about cat adventures with magnets, candles, strawberry milkshakes, and plush balls—but don’t let me ruin the surprise, you’ll have to read to find out! Get ready to laugh your tail off!

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Book Excerpt  

The magnets are so cute

that I must knock them off

but get yelled at for this,

so the new approach is soft.

I sit by the fridge

staring at those squares

and when Human isn’t looking

I lick with tongue hairs.

All was going good

until one was quite sticky

leaving a bad taste,

and I’m not so picky.

I bite at the air

to get rid of the taste

then knock down that magnet;

good riddance, post-haste.**

About the Author

M.G. Rorai enjoys hanging with her cats and annoying her husband. Her latest book is Catnip, Plushie Balls, and Q-Tips.

Catnip is a collection of poems that really gets into the cat's brain and what it is thinking at times. There is humor in what the cat is thinking and how the author brings it across in her words.  With every turn of the page there's a new story to tell and plot to be had how the cat vs. the human. If you're a cat lover you'll probably love this book by M.G. Rorai.  

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

Journey to Bethlehem in Theaters now with giveaway

Buy tickets TODAY to see this family-friendly, uplifting, joyful film in theaters opening weekend, November 10!

• This is a perfect movie to invite your friends and family to! Buy tickets today HERE.  

Start your Christmas Season off with this movie about the real reason for the season.  If this doesn't get your heart in the CHRISTmas mood probably nothing will.  The acting is great, the music is phenomenal, mixed with just the right humor. It is definitely a family movie. Your family will be asking to watch it every year.  Why not make it a tradition to Keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas when the world around you says let's move on?  After all if there was no Christ coming to earth as a baby, we wouldn't have Christmas. 

• Synopsis: A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn
between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown.
This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic

Christmas melodies with humor, faith, and new pop songs in a retelling of the great-
est story ever told—the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique

new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical

is unlike any before it. See JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM in theaters beginning No-
vember 10. 


• Listen to the soundtrack album HERE.

Downloadable family discussion guides, coloring sheets, posters, banners, and videos: LINK
Spanish resources: LINK


 Giveaway: 2 free tickets to see JTB in theaters!  This is limited to US winners only.  Please leave your contact in a comment on why you'd like to see this movie.  I will draw a winner on Nov. 18th. 

Official Hashtags: #JourneyToBethlehemMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork


Many thanks to AFFIRM Films, Inc. for providing a sample of the product for this re-
view. Opinions are 100% my own.


Monday, October 16, 2023