Monday, March 2, 2015

A Special Gift for You! (March 4-8, 2015)

A Special Gift for You!

March 4-8, 2015

The following children's books are available for free from 3/4/15 - 3/8/15, unless otherwise noted. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can borrow these titles at any time for free.

UPDATE: First of all, my apologies. There were some technical difficulties yesterday getting a few of the books to change from full price to free. Jasper Penzey: International Boy Detective is now free from 3/5/15 - 3/9/15, and The Fearsome Charlie Grace will be free 3/6/15 - 3/7/15. Sir Dudley is heavily discounted from $4.99 to $0.99. I will let you know when that title goes on free promotion again.

I feel terrible about this, so I decided to add another book to the mix: Brainy Bird, Exercise Master (free 3/5/15 - 3/9/15). Have a great time enjoying this wonderful assortment of books!

—Scott Gordon

Jasper Penzey: International Boy Detective (Book 1, The Ruby Brooch of Atlantis)
by Monica LaSarre

FREE 3/5/15 - 3/9/15!

Jasper Penzey has never known his mother and his father never wants to speak of her. At the ripe age of 9 years old, on the eve of his and his father’s move from Louisiana to Santorini, Greece, precocious Jasper discovers an amulet and a note from his mother. So begins the journey of a lifetime into island life, complete with a traipse through history and a search for the location of the lost city of Atlantis. What starts out as a summer of fun tagging along with his history professor father, quickly turns into a romp through all things Greek with a host of new friends and an undercurrent which pulls Jasper into searching for his mother.

Meet the Monsterlingz
by Sarah Holmlund

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

"Imagine being a young child again, presented with a Kindle that has a colourful picture story about a monster family. Each monster has a story to tell, and there is so much more to see..." Would you be engaged by this? Who wouldn't...

Meet The Monsterlingz - they are colourful, diverse, and each of them has something interesting to show your child. A short rhyme accompanies each monsterling, and be best read aloud for a child. But you will probably not get the chance to finish the story, as each page is full of great things to discover. Besides the story being funny, it is a quick read, too, as there are only 15 pages.

If your child will allow you to finish the book, besides wanting to ask numerous questions about the illustrations, you could read this book in about 5 minutes. But it would be better to take some more time, and explore each page with your child and introduce him/her to new concepts found in the illustrations.

This is the first book in the rhyming monster book series about the Monsterlingz family and their family members. The book is best read in colour, as it makes the illustrations really pop off the screen. If you have a child who is between 3 and 8 years old, you should treat yourself and your child to the adventure inside this picture book. It's the perfect illustrated children's book for kids that love monsters and rhymes!

Monster ABCs: An Alphabet Book from A to Z
by Sarah Holmlund

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

Teach your child the alphabet with this fun book. The book presents all the letters, from A to Z, with colorful, entertaining images that will capture your child's interest. Suitable for children 3-8 years old.

This book:

—contains charming monster illustrations.
—has a unique picture for each letter.
—has a simple question before each letter that helps to engage your child and sustain their interest.

This book is a great tool to use to make learning the alphabet fun. Pick up your copy today!

The Fearsome Charlie Grace and the Amazing Pirate Race
by D.C. Swain

FREE 3/6/15 - 3/7/15!

The Fearsome Charlie Grace holds a race of pirates in this book of rhythm and fun. Each page introduces a new pirate coming to a calamitous, hilarious end in this adventure race. With colorful full-page illustrations and a wonderful rhythm, your children will love reading this story over and over again. Perfect for children aged 3-7.

How Far Will it Bounce? (My Blue Ball)
by D.C. Swain

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/6/15!

Take a trip of fun and adventure with this little blue ball as it goes down the front steps, out the gate and into the big wide world. With vivid illustrations and a fun, sing-song rhythm, your children are sure to love this journey. Recommended for children aged 2 - 5.

Worlds of Wonder: A Short Story Anthology
by Emily Martha Sorensen

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

A bunch of science fiction and fantasy short stories aimed at young adult and middle grade readers. There are fairy tale retellings, time-traveling, giant babies, dragons, and even a short story set in the middle of Black Magic Academy.

Contains the following short stories:

—Rite of Passage
—A Phone Conversation
—The Spinning Talent
—Cindy's Fairy Godmother
—Monster Under the Bed
—Time Switch
—The Apple of Discord
—Advanced Precognition
—Beauty and Brave
—The Dragon and the Santa
—Interplanetary Edition
—Schedule TMTR
—On the Way Through the Woods
—When the Wilkinsons Grew

The anthology is about 26,500 words.

Kids Book: One Sheep, Two Sheep...Time to Sleep
by Louise Lintvelt

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

One little boy and five naughty sheep,
will poor Ben ever get to sleep?

"One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four....."
Suddenly there's a knock on the door.

Join Ben and the unruly sheep for some bedtime fun!

Riley Flynn and the Runaway Fairy
by M.J. Storm

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

Riley Flynn loved books. She just never expected to find herself trapped inside one.

Years ago, her great-grandfather had written a series of fantasy novels about a world called Alora. They'd been full of magic, mystical creatures, and adventures. Riley thought they were just about the best books in the world.

On her eleventh birthday Riley received a mysterious gift: a set of notebooks containing the handwritten first draft of her great-grandfather's first novel. The odd thing was, nobody knew who had sent them to her. Riley's great-grandfather had vanished many years earlier under circumstances that had never been explained. His notebooks hadn't been seen since.

And while the old notebooks might have seemed harmless enough, they contained a power Riley could never have believed was possible. Now she finds herself trapped in Alora, the land of her great-grandfather's stories, with a lonely fairy as her only companion. Her only chance to get back to her own world lies in freeing the greatest wizard Alora has ever seen from a magical prison, all while being hunted by an evil queen who will stop at nothing to find her and claim the fairy's magic as her own.

Sir Dudley Tinklebutton and the Dragon's Lair
by T.J. Lantz

Just 99 cents!

Sir Dudley is a shining example of true knightliness- he is always chivalrous to the ladies (provided they are young and attractive), he keeps his boots polished at all times (his squire’s job), and he never says no to a free drink (he deserves it). He has the perfect career- until one day when he steps foot in Candon, a battered village, besieged by a vicious dragon. Unable to figure a way out of the situation, Dudley soon finds himself face to face with the most deadly creature known to man.

Sir Dudley Tinklebutton and the Dragon’s Lair is a comedic fantasy/adventure. While intended for audiences 8-14 years of age, there is plenty of fun for adults as well!

Fairies and Fireflies: Bedtime Stories
by Becca Price

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

In the Wide, Wild Field, friendship is bigger than fear, and can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

A butterfly fairy gets a kitten, raids a beehive, and makes friends with a firefly. Urisk the brownie gets a new home, and finds help overcoming his fear of the dark. Fireflies learn that friends come in all shapes and sizes, and let you be who you really are.

This collection includes the bonus story, Sunflower, which was also published in Dragons and Dreams.

These bedtime stories will enchant children ages 3-7.

A Princess for Tea
by Becca Price

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

When a dragon moves into the neighborhood, a brave Princess volunteers to be sacrificed for its dinner. A dashing Prince goes to rescue her, and discovers that he and the whole kingdom entirely misunderstood the situation.

Children have always delighted in fairy tales, tales of adventure and challenge in magical lands where dragons live and The Dark is a thing to be feared and explored. From the original Grimm's fairy tales through Andrew Lang's colorful fairy books to modern classics like Robert Munsch's The Paperbag Princess, there will always be a need for, and a place for, fairy tales. This story, which also appears in Dragons and Dreams, continues on in this tradition, with silly, serious, and poetic stories.

Leon Chameleon PI and the Case of the Missing Canary Eggs
by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

A humorous animal detective story for 7-12 year-olds (set in South Africa) .

When Mrs Canary’s eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole’s hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services – after all, isn’t he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl’s Court, where Leon springs his final surprise...

Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire’s illustrations capture the story’s humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

Leon Chameleon PI and the Case of the Kidnapped Mouse
by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

A humorous animal detective story for 7-12 year-olds.

"When Mr Woodland Mouse mysteriously disappears, Constable Mole is quick to enlist the help of Leon Chameleon, Private Investigator, whose expertise enabled the Pigeon Valley Police to solve the case of the missing canary eggs.

After organising a search, Leon realises that there is only one creature in the valley who can spring the captured mouse from his prison. But just when he thinks Mr Woodland Mouse is safely on his way home, the plan goes horribly wrong..."

All the animal details of food, habits, and lifestyle are true to nature (apart from Constable Mole’s sunglasses!) and the animals solve the crimes using their own natural abilities. Children will absorb much knowledge of the small creatures of Africa without being aware of it.

A section of interesting facts has been added to this second detective story in the Leon Chameleon PI series. It provides valuable and little-known information on chameleons, moles and other creatures featured in the story.

The Race (An Inspiring Story for Left-Handers)
by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

Vicky is left-handed and teased for being clumsy, but a visit from her Gran changes everything.

Vicky’s Granddad has died and her Gran is coming for a visit. Vicky wants to cheer her up by embroidering a cushion as a gift, but Vicky is left-handed and she struggles to learn how to sew. She decides that winning a race in the school sports might be a better idea – but can she do it, especially when Graham threatens to spoil all her plans?

The story highlights some of the challenges faced by left-handers.

At the end of the book is advice on how to help left-handers; how to tell if a child is left-handed; the correct way for a left-hander to hold a pencil and to slant the paper; famous left-handers; percentage of the population who are left-handed; career choices for left-handers and cultural issues for left-handers.

The Lost Secret of Fairies
by Tiffany Turner

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

Wanda had always read about adventure. Now she was in the middle of one. The World of Fairies is real, and she is their new Crystal Keeper, human caretaker to the World of Fairies. But the Fairy World is in trouble. The fairies are falling ill from the pollution that ravages the world above. Wanda has to find the key to their cure, before it's too late.

Note: Use Smashwords Promo Code FL57N to get your free book. You can also purchase this book for 99 cents on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Monsters Have Mommies
by Angela Muse

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/5/15!

Have you ever wondered if monsters have mommies and daddies? It turns out monsters families are a lotlike our families. This monstrous tale about parents and family is perfect for children aged eight and under.

Also check out Lil Glimmer, The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure, The Pig Princess, The Bee Bully, Eager Eaglets: Birds of Play, Cactus Charlie, Suzy Snowflake, The Christmas Owl, The Cat Who Lost His Meow & Ten Thankful Turkeys by this author.

Coco Cow and the Biggest Apple
by Allira Bell

Just 99 cents!

Coco Cow wants the biggest apple on the tree for lunch. But she can't reach it by herself. She needs the help of Hushabye Horse, Shooshoo Sheep, Peekaboo Pig, Rufus Rooster and Snisha Snail. Coco discovers there's something much better than the best apple on the tree - friends!

A quality children's picture book for ages 2-6.

Little Ghostie
by P.M. Richter

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

When a tiny ghost is caught on Halloween by the dreaded Ghost Buster Hunters he is placed in a Haunted House with other magical creatures. Cindy and Bobby, two children who can actually see ghosts, attempt to free the tiny ghost from his trap in the spooky house. (This is a book for children with lots of pictures for their enjoyment. Also included is a recipe for Triple Dipped Smores Candy Apples.)

Christmas with Uncle Nick
by P.M. Richter

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

A mysterious relative called Uncle Nick comes to babysit on Christmas Eve. The children, Bobby and Cindy, are surprised because they didn't even know they had an uncle. When the lights go out, Uncle Nick starts telling them wonderful Christmas tales and fantasies. (The entire Night Before Christmas poem and a recipe for Sugarplum candy is included.)

Oliver and Jumpy
by Werner Stejskal

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

These illustrated cat stories are all about “Oliver and Jumpy”, who are best of friends and experience many adventures together. Oliver is an elegant black tomcat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!” quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that it is only a front! Oliver has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Depending on your device, there is pop-up text (at Amazon) or audio available. Several talented illustrators are essential to bring these children's stories to you in quick succession. Love you all! Meow!

Check out the Free INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES to see how beautiful the illustrations are! Story 7: Winterland - Fun in the snow. Story 8: Baby Oliver - Yes, Oliver has been a baby too! Story 9: Egging – Watch what hatches from a big egg.

Little Lisa and Her Two Princes
by Rhonda Tyler

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

In a far, far away land, one day the animals of the forest woke up to find a stranger in their woods.

It was a beautiful little girl whose name was Little Lisa. She had pretty blue eyes and hair the color of gold and wore a tiny gold crown perched upon her head.

She was smaller than most of the animals and had no idea how she got there or even who her parents were.

She did know that she was a princess and needed to find a prince to marry, but who would marry such a little princess?

This is a story of her adventures.

This children's e-book is a fairy tale. Each page is a full-colored illustration with large printing for easy reading and is for kids aged 3 to 8. Beginner readers will love the pictures and older children will love the story.

There are 77 pages in the story.

Taming Your Pet Monster: An Operational Guide
by Scott Gordon

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

The craziest user guide you'll ever read! Written for mommies and daddies just as much as their children, Taming Your Pet Monster is filled with laugh-out-loud humor and bizarre situations. Witty, colorful and unique, this is one wacky ride you'll never forget!

This book is approximately 60 pages in all. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).

A Little Book About You
by Scott Gordon

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

Take a few moments and read this heart-warming picture book to your child. Featuring over 30 pages of colorful, computer-generated art, there's plenty to keep them interested in addition to the awesome message inside.

There's no better way to tell them that you love them!

Little Chickadee
by Scott Gordon

FREE 3/4/15 - 3/8/15!

After months of loneliness, a little chickadee realizes that he misses someone in particular. He writes constantly and waits for her return, but time slowly trickles by with no end in sight. There's something he's been meaning to tell her--something very, very special. Will he get the chance?

15 fun-filled pages. Appropriate for all ages, children 3-6 in particular. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).

Brainy Bird: Exercise Master
by Scott Gordon

FREE 3/5/15 - 3/9/15!

It's time to get off the couch and have some fun! Leave your cell phones behind and get outside. There's nothing better than playing sports with your friends.

Live life, feel great, and you'll be a winner every time!

Over 30 fun-filled pages. Appropriate for all ages, children 3-6 in particular. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).

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  1. Wonderful! I want them all. Thanks!

  2. Thank you Scott for this wonderful gift. I will be reading to the little ones who I am sure will love the illustrations as well as the story-telling.
    ELEANOR from Trinidad

  3. Thanks of the list! However, just a heads up some of the books are no longer free as of today. Both volumes of my first words, the fearsome Charlie grace, and the lost secrets of fairies. Can't wait to enjoy the others though. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the comments, Liz. I've added a note at the top of the post and added another free book. Charlie Grace will be free 3/6/15 - 3/7/15. The Lost Secret of Fairies has a coupon that you'll have to enter for Smashwords. Jasper Penzey is free 3/5/15 - 3/9/15.

  5. Thanks for creating and inspiring. My daughter loves your stories. Thanks for sharing other authors too.