Feb 202013

BoJohn's Train Book Review

BoJohn’s Train, by Dr. Dana E. Walton, Ph.D, is a children’s book written in memory of the author’s father, the real BoJohn. It is a sweet story with lively and colorful illustrations.  Hidden within, I found two important lessons for children and adults

  • BoJohn left quite an impression on his daughter, enough to inspire this book. Clearly he took the time to love his family.
  • He left an impression on the entire town simply by being himself, a happy, friendly guy. Isn’t it amazing that we can make a difference with a wave and a smile?

Coupled with these two talking points, this story could inspire children to make a difference in their homes and in their community, not by striving to be someone else, but by simply being who they are. Smile, wave, bring happiness into someone else’s life. After all, if someone wrote a book about you, what would you want it to say?

Overall I enjoyed the book and I think your children will like it. But our rating scale is based on the message presented within a story. I simply felt the lessons were not pointed out clearly enough for young readers. If you purchase, you could add value to the story by discussing the lessons outlined above with your children.

At the time of my review, the price was $19.99, a bit much for most of our readers. If you find a  better price or if you know of a discount, please comment on this post. We like to help our readers save money while getting a great value as well.

Published: 8/16/2012

Format: Perfect Bound Softcover

Pages: 28
Size: 8.5×11
ISBN: 978-1-47720-818-2
Print Type: Color
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Nov 032012

Kids with cancer suffer from a lot more than physical illness. As a matter of fact, the physical part is most likely a drop in the bucket compared to the fear and anxiety they feel. Each child wonders “why me,” and their question goes unanswered.

They suffer the normal childhood and teen aged issues such as peer pressure and bullying to a degree that has the potential to destroy their emotions for life if the proper support isn’t given.

Kids with cancer need a lot more than just physical treatment. They need the love and support of friends and family like they never had before, and hopefully, never will again.

kids with cancerKids with Cancer Need A Network of Support

Mary Fam, one of the authors on our team suffered from cancer as a child, then again as an adult. She faithfully delivers the message that the love of a child’s family, coupled with faith in God is what saved her life.

Her story is one of courage and hope and she willingly shares it through her testimony and through her books. She offers encouragement for the ones who suffer, not only because of the disease, but because of the fact that they feel different and those differences present an entirely new set of challenges, especially in the teen years.

Mary Prays for Kids with Cancer

Mary is a professional educator and mother of two small children. Her priorities are to love those children and she does that well.

But she has a strong desire to reach out to kids with cancer and what better way to do it than through prayer? If you know a child or teenager who suffers, please print this prayer for kids with cancer from Mary and give it to them.

There is no medicine and no counseling that can top the power of prayer and the love one feels when they come to the realization that somebody out there cares!

Resources for Kids with Cancer

Cancer Kids is a wonderful place to tell your story.

The National Children’s Cancer Society is a wonderful site with resources and encouragement for kids with cancer.

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Oct 112012

being a good citizenCome to class with our little bees and learn what it means to be a good citizen with our new Get Patriotic books for kids.

Here is the key: Each little one of you has a purpose. Find out together how to BE what you were created to BE!

But what does it mean, to love one’s nation?
What does that mean for me?
How do I do it, you might ask,
Whatever can love be?

Be is answer that you seek.
Be is the special key.
Be is the way to love one’s nation.
So let’s look at the word: Be.

Get Patriotic - The Little Kid's Book About Being a Good Citizen

Be Thankful
Always remember this land was a gift,
And those who gave you the land.
Remember those who protect you and me,
And protect our family!

ISBN:  978-0615698465

Get Patriotic is available in paperback for only $8.99.


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Oct 112012

Get Patriotic Book for KidsGet Patriotic with our little bees and learn what it means to BE a good citizen! This patriotic books for kids gives, through artistic expression, guidance to young children on how they can contribute to their nation and community.

Here is the key: Each little one of you has a purpose. Find out together how to BE what you were created to BE!

What does it mean to get patriotic,
Wearing colors of red, white and blue?
Those colors represent our patriotism,
But what does patriotism mean to you?

Patriotism, a love for one’s nation,
from sea to shining sea.
But what is a nation, you might say,
What is a nation to me?

Be is answer that you seek.
Be is the special key.
Be is the way to love one’s nation.
So let’s look at the word: Be.

ISBN: 978-0615698151

An edition is also available for little Canadians!


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Jan 112012

A Colourless Tale - Book for KidsA Colourless Tale, by Mr Brendan McNeely, deserves four stars according to our rating system. The story line, enhanced by full-page illustrations, flows very well. There is adventure when Eve and Harry set out to solve a mystery, topped by an opportunity to learn colors. The coloring pages at the end of the story bring interaction and inspire creativity.  I have absolutely no complaint with this fun little book and I think your kids will enjoy it.  Personally, I would buy it.

  • ISBN-10: 1481912097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481912099


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