Updated: Jan 19
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN DE MODE OF LITERATURE (Vol IV, Issue XXII) | Article Published on: 6th Sept 2021 | www.demodemagazine.com
When interminable rains keep kids grounded at home, they need things apart from the regular schedule to unwind and enjoy their rainy day too. What better than starting with a new book - here is the list of seven children books to read in Monsoon by the top 4 emerging children book authors - Reena Korde Pagnoni, Brian Frederick, Ebonié P. Fields and Victoria Watkins.
1. 'MEET RAMBEE BOO!' - BY AUTHOR REENA KORDE PAGNONI
The characters in the series are based on Reena Korde Pagnoni's youngest son Rocky (aka Rock), and her rambunctious puppy Rambo (aka Rambee Boo). "Meet Rambee Boo!" is an engaging rhyming story about the importance of patience and finding adventure in an ordinary day.
The book, “Rambee...Boo! Halloween,” (Illustrated by Frances Rose Español) is a rhyming story about how excited the pup is for the holiday...until he can’t think of a costume. This story showcases how positivity and a little creativity can solve even the most stressful of problems.
"Rambee Boo Loves Mom Too!" from the series won 2nd Place in the Animals/Pets category in E-books. It received the Purple Dragonfly Book Award, a certificate of Excellence in Children’s Literature by Story Monsters.
Join Rambee Boo, his brother Rock and their favourite sock on a silly week-long adventure, as they find things to do to keep Rock entertained until Beach day! Grab a copy from "The Rambee Boo Series" by Reena Korde Pagnoni, for your little one today!. The link to buy the books are available below.
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'MEET RAMBEE BOO!' BOOK IN INDIA - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'MEET RAMBEE BOO!' BOOK IN ALL COUNTRIES - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'RAMBEE BOO LOVES MOM TOO!' BOOK IN INDIA - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'RAMBEE BOO LOVES MOM TOO!' BOOK IN ALL COUNTRIES - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'RAMBEE... BOO! HALLOWEEN' BOOK IN INDIA - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'RAMBEE... BOO! HALLOWEEN' BOOK IN ALL COUNTRIES - CLICK HERE
Ramble Boo is one of those cute books that would keep kids entertained.
Excellent gift for a kid who loves puppies. I liked the illustrations too. A cute story overall.
This is an adorable story about patience and all good things coming to those who wait!
My sons enjoyed the book, it has repetition and rhyme, so good for the budding readers and it teaches about the days of the week.
This was such a cute book about a child's relationship with a dog. My little one loved the different daily adventures they had. I enjoyed the lyrical rhyme. Fast and easy read. Perfect for morning story.
THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR REENA KORDE PAGNONI
Award-winning Author Reena Korde Pagnoni was born in Mumbai, India, and raised in New Jersey from the time she was a year old. She graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High school in 2000 and went on to get her degree for Bachelor's in Arts from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children and of course… her dog Rambo, the star of The Rambee Boo Series. She always had a great love for children's books and started collecting them in college. At the age of 38, she turned her love of writing and passion for picture books into her own series. She began writing THE RAMBEE BOO SERIES after she added a fur baby to her family, during the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine.
Whenever there's trouble, these two are usually at the center of it! She is thrilled to have the opportunity to write her own series to add to her collection. She hopes these books will continue to grow and foster children's love for reading. She can only hope that her readers enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoys writing them!
Read Author Reena Korde Pagnoni's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JUL-AUG-SEP 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (LITERATURE). Download/Order the full issue here.
2. 'SIGGY LOVES SAUSAGES' - BY AUTHOR BRIAN FREDRICK
A happy little dog finds the thrill of the chase can come with a sweet reward.
Siggy the dachshund lived with Phyllis and her mum and dad at No. 16 Watercress Lane in Somerset in England. A chase after something sparkly and beautiful floating in the sky ensues with a romp through his village, meeting all of his friendly neighbours along the way. Author Brian Frederick pairs this rollicking story with vibrant painterly illustrations, while sharing the happiness and beauty of every day with his new picture book Siggy Loves Sausages. Siggy is very excited when he sees the sparkly red and gold paper bag swooping and soaring through the sky. As he happily chases it through his little village, he passes the friendly shopkeepers and workers along the way, who are all quite glad to see the little dog. Siggy galloped past Mr Bunn the baker who was opening his shop. A lovely smell wafted out of the door. Siggy looked over and said, “Sorry, Mr Bun. I can’t stop. I’ve got to chase this paper bag!
Mr Bunn replied, ‘Hi and goodbye, little Siggy!’ and the little dog scampered past. The sweet Siggy’s happy jaunt brings him past Marco the carpenter, Vivien the artist, and even little Phyllis at the park. As he finally stops in the woods, he sees his friend, Anya, the woodland sprite who, with a flick of her little wand helps Siggy to catch the swirling sparkling bag. Siggy takes it and bounds back through the village with pride, bringing the bag back to its grateful owner, Mrs Chana. “Who’s a good boy?” she cooed, petting the delighted little dog. “Is it me? Is it me?” said Siggy excitedly. “It’s me, isn't it?” When Siggy saunters off, his head held high, and his mouth full of tasty sausage from an appreciative Mrs Chana, he is a happy dog indeed.
Families will delight in reading this heartwarming and playful tale, masterfully written by Brian Frederick. This precious story hearkens to a children’s book era of the past—think No Roses for Harry—with its simple and sweet storytelling. In Siggy Loves Sausages, young children learn that positivity and kindness come with their own sweet rewards. Young children will exult in the escapades of a joyful dachshund in this delightfully illustrated tale.
Get your kid a copy of 'Siggy Loves Sausages' today!!
Links to buy "Siggy Loves Sausages" by Brian Frederick are available below.
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'SIGGY LOVES SAUSAGES' BOOK IN INDIA - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'SIGGY LOVES SAUSAGES' BOOK IN ALL COUNTRIES - CLICK HERE
THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR BRIAN FREDRICK
Children’s book author Brian Frederick enjoyed creating his own worlds and being an insatiable reader from an early age. He always wanted to be a writer, having won praise and awards for his early stories and was particularly inspired by the Narnia stories. When he writes, he finds himself entering a bubble of creativity, allowing his mind to wander into an imaginary realm.
Brian grew up in Northern Ireland, during “the Troubles” and went to a posh school where CS Lewis was once a pupil and Samuel Beckett briefly taught. Brian made the sports pages as a champion swimmer, travelling widely and representing Ireland as well as being a serial holder of records. He says he may have been more dedicated to training than to his studies at times. After school, he studied for a Law degree at Southampton University, before taking a Master’s in Law at Queen’s University, while he enjoyed all that student life had to offer. A legal career beckoned, of course, and he pursued it, but it turned out that Brian liked being a writer more than being a lawyer.
Whether the story is about embracing enthusiasm and good cheer or finding gratitude in the little things, Brian’s characters are blessed with good fortune. In Brian’s picture book, Siggy Loves Sausages, the magical little dog Siggy is rewarded for his positivity—with sausage, of course! His philosophy is that a great book shares the beauty in everyday life. His relatability to children is evident.
Real events and local children delivering little bouquets to their neighbours inspired The Phabulous Phlower Phaeries, his forthcoming book for older children. Brian hopes that his stories provide happiness and enjoyment to his young readers. When he isn’t writing imaginative life lessons for children—whilst listening to loud indie rock music headphones—Brian enjoys following Manchester United Football Club and taking country walks with his wife, Harvinder (whose family hail from Punjab, India). Together they live in a small nature reserve, where their house is alive with birdsong and woodland critters run around the trees like a fairytale forest. Outside a few of the locals take a daily stroll with their dogs. One of the dogs is Günther the dachshund who inspired Siggy. It’s a perfect haven for storytelling. Especially stories about sausage dogs!
Read Author Brian Fredrick's interview with DE MODE & about his upcoming books in the JUL-AUG-SEP 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (LITERATURE). Download/Order the full issue here.
3. 'ZOEY AND THE MAGICAL HUMMINGBIRDS' - BY AUTHOR EBONIÈ P. FIELDS
Zoey and the Magical Hummingbirds is an exciting and wonderful tale of a little girl’s enchanted adventure through the island of Jamaica. After the birth of a new baby sister, the little girl becomes jealous and decides to run away from home. While on her road to find a new home, she meets two beautiful hummingbirds, who take her on a magical journey to find new places and new things. Through her fun-filled journey, she meets friends along the way, who teach her the importance of treasuring a loving family.
Once upon a time in the country hills of Jamaica, there lived a beautiful young girl, named Zoey with two loving parents. They lived in a modest one-story pastel pink house with bright white paint that outlined the windows and doors of the home. In the garden, luscious green bushes grew with vibrant red and yellow flowers. In the middle of the front yard, stood a mango tree tied with a homemade wooden swing. On the trunk of the tree, swung Zoey, starring down at her hot-pink sandals that matched her hot-pink pants. She wore a yellow and pink polka-dotted blouse that was accessorized with a bright yellow bow. She slowly swung back and forth in the swing with no excitement or delight. She looked upon pink balloons and a yard sign that said, “Baby Girl.” Zoey was saddened by the fact that her parents were welcoming a new baby girl into the family. For years, she was the only child in the family; swimming, playing, shopping, and eating with her parents She can feel the attention and love drifting away from her and onto the new baby. She said to herself. “They don’t want me here anymore. My new baby sister is all they need. I am going to just leave and go to a place where I am loved.” Zoey quickly ran through the house unnoticed, as both her parents gazed onto her newborn baby sister with joy. Zoey entered her room full of dolls, and family pictures of her and her parents at the Zoo, on the beach, and at home. She grabbed her pink backpack and filled it with clothes, and most importantly her lucky green blanket, $20, and another pair of pink sandals. Once she was packed, she snuck out of the back door of the house and quickly began to walk up the road.
The links to buy "Zoey and the Magical Hummingbirds" by Ebonie P. Fields are available below.
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'ZOEY AND THE MAGICAL HUMMINGBIRDS' BOOK IN INDIA - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'ZOEY AND THE MAGICAL HUMMINGBIRDS' BOOK IN ALL COUNTRIES - CLICK HERE
THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR EBONIÈ P. FIELDS
Eboniè P. Fields is a poet, writer, and children’s book author of the adventurous tale of Zenie and the Magical Hummingbirds and Zoey and the Magical Hummingbirds which is her most recent publication received a Five-Star review from Readers’ Favorite and was featured as Fresh Pick of the Month in a Magazine’s May 2021 issue.
Fields enjoy using her writing talents to create exciting and vivid stories for children of all ages to read. She has the creative talents to descriptively allow your imagination to put you inside the story, taking you on an incredible journey with her charismatic characters. She is currently working on her third children’s book, which is set to be released later this year. In September of 2020, Fields founded Ebby’s Book House LLC. Ebby’s Book House LLC is a for-profit organization that provides writing coaching and a collection of books written by her. At Ebby’s Book House, Fields coaches inspire and motivate people of all ages to become great creative writers. She teaches the importance of creatively allowing words to paint a vivid picture for readers and educates clients on the beauty of the rhythm and flow of the written language. She helps clients master the basic writing process and the key traits of writing, guaranteeing to bring out their creative writing spirit. Fields have a B.A. in Journalism from Baylor University and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Texas Women’s University. She has years of experience writing for local papers, tv stations, and corporate websites. In 2008, she was awarded Rising Star in American Women in Radio & Television and selected as a nominee for Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award in 2014.
Fields was born in Wilmington, DE, but grew up in Houston, TX, at 10. She now resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two adorable kids. She enjoys travelling, playing board games with family, and volunteering with local advocacy centers and women’s groups. She serves as an active member of the Women in Leadership Committee for the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
Read Author Eboniè P. Fields's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JUL-AUG-SEP 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (LITERATURE). Download/Order the full issue here.
4. 'LITTLE VALARIE AND HER BIG WORLD OF OPTIONS' - BY AUTHOR VICTORIA WATKINS
Little Valarie and Her Big World of Options is a story about a little girl who goes to school and starts to dream big. She is always eager and energized to learn, and based on her love for numbers, she inquires with her teacher about what she can be when she grows up. She hears a very cool list of options and is even more excited about her future. She sees the world's many options as hers.
Valarie is a little girl with big dreams. What’s special about her, like other little kids, is her excitement for all the world holds for her. She may be young, but she knows she can do anything she wants and puts her mind to. So can you!
This book is the first of a series by Victoria, which will talk about the many options a little girl has before her. This first story talks about how she can use her love of math and numbers to do so many things when she grows up. The title of this book "Little Valarie And Her Big World Of Options" was finalized by Victoria after writing the story. It was a description of what I wanted young readers to keep in mind when thinking about what they can do as they matriculate through their education. I want them to know they may be small, but the world is big and it is theirs.
Little girls can be anything they want to be. They have a wide range of dreams and options in their world and the courage to do whatever they dream of. This is a book full of excitement with a story of a little inspirational girl. Get a copy of "Little Valarie And Her Big World Of Options" by Victoria Watkins today for your little princess to get excited.
The link to purchase the book is available below.
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'LITTLE VALARIE AND HER BIG WORLD OF OPTIONS' BOOK IN INDIA - CLICK HERE
DIRECT LINK TO BUY 'LITTLE VALARIE AND HER BIG WORLD OF OPTIONS' BOOK IN ALL COUNTRIES - CLICK HERE
THE JOURNEY OF AUTHOR VICTORIA R. WATKINS
Victoria R. Watkins is an attorney in Chicago, specializing in business, legislative, and creative industry law. She is Chief of Staff to Chairman and Co-CEO John Rogers at Ariel Investments, the oldest minority-owned asset management firm in the country. In this role, she oversees the Office of the Chairman's business and social justice priorities. Prior to joining Ariel, Victoria worked for the City of Chicago in the Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, serving as Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of Legislative Counsel & Government Affairs.
She is a Co-Founder and President of Project Style a non-profit which provides workshops to young women on confidence and self-worth. She recently published a children's book, Little Valarie and Her Big World of Options, and launched a curated tea line, Joy & Magic. She recently joined the Boards of Youth Guidance and WINGS.
Victoria is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Juris Doctorate (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from DePaul University College of Law. It is an undergraduate law degree in the United States of America. Initially in the US the legal experts were prepared and imported from England. A conventional apprenticeship or clerkship program was set up first in New York in 1730 around then a seven-year clerkship was required, and in 1756 a four-year higher education was needed notwithstanding five years of clerking and an assessment. Later the necessities were diminished to require just two years of school training.
Watkins loves creating books for children and connecting them with a unique world. She looks forward to writing more books in the series.
Find more at www.littlevalariebigworld.com | www.joyandmagic.com
Read Author Victoria R. Watkins's interview with DE MODE & about her upcoming books in the JUL-AUG-SEP 2021 GLOBAL ISSUE (LITERATURE). Download/Order the full issue here.
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