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Monday, March 23, 2015

The Newest Children's Books by Carole P. Roman - Review & #Giveaway - ends 04/08/15 US

My son just loves all of Carole P. Roman's books.  He is a big fan.  These are books that we read together for his schoolwork.  He is the youngest of my children that I am still homeschooling.  We both enjoy Carole's books.  Carole kindly sent me her two latest books.  A Capt. No Bear story of Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles and If You Were Me and Lived in...Scotland - A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World.

Do you wonder what it is like to live in Scotland?  I do since it is where many of my proud ancestors came from.  If You Were Me and Lived In...Scotland - A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World gives a nice little introduction to the land of my great-grandmother - Scotland.  This is the fifteenth installment of the series of books to introduce children to different cultures of the world.

Carole P. Roman is taking students to Northern Europe again and this time it’s to visit Scotland. You’ll learn about the fascinating architecture that was inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. Whether your name is Ian, Connor, or Malcolm, you’ll follow along and visit Loch Ness and hope to get a sighting of its famous occupant, Nessie. Perhaps you’ll try haggis or tattie scones and finish your meal with a clootie. Children are loving this award winning series! It has created a whole generation of armchair travelers that are thrilled to learn about cultures and customs from around the globe. Join Carole P. Roman and discover the world!

Let your children learn a bit about the Scots in this wonderfully illustrated book.  It will tell your children a little of the history, the architecture that is so prominent in Scotland, its currency, common names, what are the favorite dishes that are served, and what to call mom and dad.  Think you child may have trouble pronouncing a Scottish word? Never fear as Carole has given the pronunciation for each of these words.  There is even a glossary in the back of the book to help your child understand the words even more.  This book, and all of the books in this series, would make a great addition to your homeschool library.

If You Were Me and Lived In...Scotland - A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World was illustrated by Kelsea Wierenga who does a great job in creating pictures that are so engaging for little ones.  It is 32 pages long.  Find it at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.  It was written primarily for children ages 3 to 9 (grade levels preschool to fifth grade), and all ages for those with learning disabilities.

Here's the newest in a series of just plain ol' fun book - Captain No Beard in Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles.  Captain No Beard and his crew are my son's favorite book characters.  He loves to read these books.  The adventures are always full of excitement and bold endeavors, and Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is no exception.

In this Captain No Beard book we find that Fribbet's gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and crying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset, and it's up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what's wrong.   Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination.

In this book, Carole tells what happens when Fribbet gets a bunch - a whole lot! - of new brothers and sisters, and how life has changed so drastically.  This poor frog is so scared about having new brothers and sister, but Captain No Beard (aka: Alexander) and the crew explain how wonderful it is to have new siblings.  By itself, it would be a great gift for a child who is about to have a new little brother or sister, but this book really adds more dimensions to the Captain No Beard Series.

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles: A Captain No Beard Story was written for children ages 3 to 9 (grade levels: preschool to fifth grade), and great for those with learning disabilities.  I love how Carole has intertwined adventure with the life cycle of the frog in a fun and captivating way.  You can purchase this book at Amazon or at Barnes and Noble.

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. Her groundbreaking nonfiction series about culture around the world, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." series combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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Giveaway - With many thanks to Carole, one person is going to win both If You Were Me and Living In...Scotland and Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles and along with a bookmark, a fun passport, and a globe beach ball!

This giveaway will end on April 8, 2015, and is open to US residents only.  All entries are optional.   Remember to bookmark this and come back daily to claim your bonus entries. Good luck!

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