Apples and Bumblebees’s Eco-ABC’s- My upcoming release is an environmentally themed children’s ABC book that is going to start out exclusively as a free ebook! Stay tuned for a release date that will be happening this November 2012.
The Islanders: A childrens picture book by Nadia Riell and illustrated by Teresa Agtuca. Published on ITunes 05/2012
The Islanders summary: For two children and their mom, a visit to a beach becomes a visit to an adventurous and imaginative playland.
Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life – Perspectives on Love, Encouragement and Reaching Potential: Published 12/2011
ICIL summary: Living life whether you’re growing up, already grown up or also in the role of parenting, is certainly not a perfect science. There isn’t a “one size fits all” formula to follow in order to achieve success or happiness in life, yet most of us want to achieve it.
So begins this intentionally compact collection that mirrors the short conversations and simple words that can inspire our lives, from children to adults. As love, friendship, choices and experiences we face impact our world, they are also are thought provoking in how we view the world and see ourselves in it.
Refreshing like a quick hug, smile or a pat on the back, this book offers encouragement and joy for reaching potential through life’s lessons, hopes and dreams.
FROM MY BOOKS:
Everyone is important because everyone makes a difference in the world. We all connect with people in one way or another, and it is in these connections that life is lived.
Taken from The Islanders- Today is a day for visiting the Islanders! Pack towels, drinks and lunch. Fill the car with bags, bundles, books and the drive begins!
Inspired by ICIL /” I Love You” – Love is a feeling, a choice and a legacy.
You should know a true “I love you”, one that’s given for your own well-being.
A true “I love you” isn’t the same as “I like you a lot.” A true “I love you” doesn’t mean “I love you, but it’s o.k. to love myself more”.
True love protects but encourages, will lead you and also will follow you.
Being given true love, allows for learning how to truly love, and that’s an amazing gift to receive.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
REVIEWS FOR MY BOOKS:
Review by Kathleen Firstenberg: 03/2012- http://kathleenfberg.webs.com/apps/blog/show/12699912-inspiring-childhood-inspiring-life
She is my editor, however she also agreed to take my project and I was thrilled she did! Kathleen Firstenberg posted a great review of my book on her website, so of course I’ve included the link below to check out. Thanks Kathleen!!
Review by Kate Policani: 01/2012-http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/
Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring life is a collection of heartfelt messages written to a beloved child. Each is packed with affirmations, instruction, wisdom, and affection. Sometimes starkly honest, these messages are timeless truths that every child should hear from a parent or caring adult.
This book is ideal as a reminder to parents about what our children need to hear. Reading it aloud to a child or just using it as a reference for important discussions would enhance any parent/child relationship. It is gentle but truthful about tough realities of life, but expressed in such a loving way that they become a great encouragement.
These days we are losing the richness of the parent/child relationship in our busy, technology-centered world. Truths that our Grandparents knew have been diluted or lost with the abundance of information and barriers between generations. Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life is filled with all the keys to regaining those truths for those who were deprived of their benefit in their own childhoods or who fear that loss for their own children.
Written in a short but wisdom-packed format, it is easy to peruse or read cover to cover. It’s also a great daily reading for that personal time with the kids. Discussion and interaction naturally flow out of these ideas, making them an excellent discussion guide. The lessons can apply to any age and can be understood from young childhood to the teenage years, and even into adulthood.
Nadia Riell doesn’t just write this as theory; She lives it with her own children. These are her own wishes and hopes spoken to her little ones, and they are already benefiting from her lessons. She views her children as one of life’s chief blessings and strives to care for them thoughtfully and purposefully.
I highly recommend Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life for parents and caregivers as a perfect reminder and resource for loving and communicating with your children through life.
ICIL Note by Kate-mother and teacher: 12/2011
“May many teachers, parents and friends of children speak these and other words of encouragement to build them up. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and appreciate my own children and the thoughts they have.
MY BOOK REVIEWS FOR OTHER AUTHORS:
The Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani
Below is a review I’ve offered for my friend and fellow author Kate Policani. Yes she is my friend, however I’m confident in my review of her book professionally as well as personally. If you are looking for a book that will keep you interested and thinking, this one has it.
An Enjoyable Book For Reading and Smart Book For Thinking…
An engaging and multi-faceted science fiction story, The Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani, presents an intriguing and thoughtful backdrop for exploring the universal theme of relationships.
The story follows heroine Zarah through life and experiences that forever change not only her, but also her view of the world she lives in.
The writing is well paced with engaging twists and turns right up through the very end. Enjoyable for a variety of readers, The Disenchanted Pet is a book that may have you thinking about questions it mirrors against our own world, long after the last page has been turned.