Jun 142013

I-tell-my-own-story-bookI Tell My Own Story is colorful, fun and imaginative and I highly recommend it. Instead of telling a story, the author invites children to use their imagination and answer questions about each illustration.

If I still had little ones, I would have this in my stack of fun things to do on a rainy day, along with playdough, puzzles and games. Kids will absolutely love the illustrations and they’ll gain confidence by being put in charge of the story. My guess is, they will want to tell it over and over and you will have a blast listening to the adventures they dream up.

I have to give this little book a great big two thumbs up!! (Posted on Amazon.)

Product Details

  • Author: Nina Suess
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484178599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484178591
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
Apr 222013

Book Review on Find the Animal

I recently reviewed this delightful book for an interview on a Christian radio station. I liked it so much, I had to share it with you.

God Made Something Strong is part of the Find the Animal Series, by Penny Reeves.

This delightful book teaches children, in a way they will understand and enjoy,  that God’s love is bigger than they can imagine. Even bigger than an elephant!

I have to give it 4.5 stars for the message it teaches. Add the fun, colorful and interactive illustrations and it’s a great find. Not to mention, the price is right!

Learn more about Penny Reeves and her wonderful books for kids. 



  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Focus (August 29, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857927710
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857927719
Mar 252013

True Love for Me?

There is true love for every child, everywhere!

…by Denise Davidson Mistich

Book Description:

Sadness and anger threaten Sadie when she faces problems at home. Sally, a friend from school, helps her find true love and happiness.
Find out how true love can change the world and where to find it!
List Price: $7.99
8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Full Color on White paper
24 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1483904320
ISBN-10: 1483904326
Grades Pre-K through 3
Available: Paperback, Kindle …EPUB coming soon

Concepts: anti-bullying, friendship, true love from God

Now Available

Note: Helping children learn the definition of true love and where to find it was the purpose of writing this book. It is dedicated to the children of Ridgeview Elementary School in Rockwood, Tennessee, but children everywhere need to know they are loved, even when they can’t find it at home.

Mar 112013

True Love for Me is coming at the end of March 2013.

We already have several orders for this charming little book and requests are still coming in.  Contact Denise if you would like to order a copy in advance.


Sadness and anger threaten Sadie when she faces problems at home. Sally, a friend from school, helps her find the true meaning of love and where to find it.

Anti-bullying, true friendship and love from God are the concepts promoted in this book through fascinating rhyme and colorful illustrations. The lesson: there is true love for every child, everywhere.

Can children change the world by finding true love and sharing it with the world around them?  Of course they can and we would love to see a copy of this book in the hands of every child, grades K through 3.

Mar 062013

Your Magical Laugh, written and illustrated by Daniel Bulleri, is one of the sweetest books we’ve reviewed for the Best Books-Book Reviews site so far and we proudly announce Daniel is now a part of the Kids Book Group.

Children hear so much negative information about themselves and others. They also hear what NOT to do quite often throughout each day. I think this uplifting, encouraging little rhyming book counters some of that negativity by teaching them to be happy, and share that happiness with others.  It’s a plus that kids really love the illustrations. Students in grades K through 3 actually cheered for Bulleri’s super-hero pup when I presented this book to them.

The following description is copied from Daniel’s website:

Your Magical Laugh, my first book for kids, was written for some of the most important people in my life, my children.

Their laughter brings so much happiness to my ears, I wanted to find a way to encourage them and other children to hold on to it.  Share it. Make other people happy with it.

Thus, the book for kids, Your Magical Laugh.

It’s true our actions have a lasting impact on the people around us. It’s true we can help others and encourage them with a smile. Why not teach our children this simple, yet profound truth at an early age?

Scroll down and check out my video trailer if you would like a sneak preview!


Your Magical Laugh is available in paperback and electronic formats.

I hope you read this book  to your kids. Encourage them to use their gift of laughter to help others.


Book Reviews

Owner of The Kids Book Group says Your Magical Laugh is one of the best books she has reviewed so far.

Book Reviews for Your Magical Laugh from Amazon.com

5.0 out of 5 stars Your Magical Laugh, January 12, 2013

Wonderful book great art work and easy to read. Good subject matter and resolution. Your Magical Laugh is fun to read .

5.0 out of 5 stars What a great find!, July 13, 2012

This book is so sweet and beautifully illustrated. Also, with such a wonderful message I truly enjoy reading this to my nephew and niece, they just love it!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book that brought a huge smile to my face, July 13, 2012

By Chedda - See all my reviews

With a baby on the way, my wife and I have been looking for children’s books. During our search we came across this wonderful story. It is filled with beautiful pictures and a great message. This one is definitely set to be a cherished childhood book for our new one.

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Kids Book Group


Kids Book Group, by Apple Pie Books ™ brings wonderful books for kids, free stories for kids and articles for parents and teachers. We are a team of researchers and writers with healthy, happy messages dedicated to the health and well being of  your kids and your entire family.

Our paperback books are beautifully written and illustrated and printed with excellent quality. Some books are also available in electronic format.

What makes a great kids book?

We believe the heart behind the story is the most important ingredient and our authors are hand-picked for their morals, first. It’s a plus that the Kids Book Group authors are gifted and creative story tellers.

Why should I shop Kids Book Group?

We’re a small company and we are new, but we’re starting off on the right foot. Service to others is on the top of our list of things to do. We currently donate 10% of our profits from The Great Majestic Fortress to homeless veterans in the US. A better world is our incentive for writing, a better life for your kids, to be more specific.

Where is the Free Stuff?

The Kids Book Group is always offering free downloads, specials and discounts on our books. To get them, simply register as a member of our site. We will never, EVER, share your email address.  We will send you special announcements and gifts from time to time.  Free Christian Stories are always available with no registration required!

The Kids Book Group Recommends Reading to Your Kids

Reading to kids is as important now as ever, even in the age of technology. There are so many reasons why you should still curl up with a good book…together.

To name a few, language and communication skills, the experience of a good story and life long memories of time spent with you!

Who Are We?

The Kids Book Group is a group of Children’s book authors who have one common goal: provide healthy, happy content and books for you and your kids. We recommend you take at look and learn more about us and any authors who write for your children. It’s important to know who is behind the story as they will have lasting impact on your children.

Can I join the Kids Book Group?

Do want your kids to read? Then, of course the answer is yes. Do you write books and stories for kids? The answer is maybe. Check out our participation guidelines and drop us a short line if you are interested.

Get great deals from the Kids Book Group by registering as a member or subscribing to our mailing list. Get frequent updates from our blog by subscribing to our Kids Book Group feed.

Free Stories for Kids

The Kids Book Group Authors are posting some of their best short stories for kids here in the Story Time Blog. You will also find craft ideas, advice for parents and teachers and various other resources!

The Best Books - Book Reviews

In addition to Apple Pie Books, the Kids Book Group is currently reviewing for other indie authors. There are some great books out there and we will help you find them.  Check back often for our recommendations from authors, teachers, journalists and experienced parents!

Author Services

If you have a book or story in your heart, contact us! If you are a good fit for Apple Pie Books and the Kids Book Group, we’ll walk you through the daunting publishing process with services such as editing and design at a ridiculously  low cost to you. Just need to ask questions? We don’t charge for answers.

Vanity and self publishing services are extremely expensive and most do not help you promote your work.  We do.

Books for the GrownUps

We write books! The Kids Book Group authors write for the kids and the grownups too. Our Grownup section is coming soon and will include books covering the body, mind and soul!

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