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With humble crayon drawings and the innocence of children’s curiosity, “¡Mamá, cuéntame como viniste!” tells the life transforming saga of the immigrant mother going through the unthinkable to bring to her children possibility and safety. Although this book was born in the work with Latino American mothers, its loving and powerful message gives voice to the immigrant mothers of our global community. This book is profound and it is transforming for children and adults as it allows in a gentle and sensitive way to talk about both the hope and the massive losses inherent to the journey of all of us, immigrants.
“¡Mamá, cuéntame porqué viniste!” scaffolds the telling of the story of why a Latin American mother would take on the journey of migration. In a colorful, heartfelt, and developmentally sensitive way, this life transforming book helps all immigrant mothers to tell their children about their origins, their dreams, and how their unconditional love brought them to the United States in the hopes of creating the life of safety, peace, promise, and abundance any parent would want to give to his child. This book expands on the psychological themes and experiences of immigrant mothers introduced by the author in her first book, “¡Mamá, cuéntame porqué viniste!”
About the author:
Shirley Jordan is the youngest of seven children. She is a mother of four, three boys and one girl; and a grandmother to five. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas and always puts her family first. Shirley is truly an entrepreneur, owning and operating a haircutting salon for children to close to ten years. She absolutely adores children. Shirley loves writing children’s books because, she says, “Children don’t judge whether or not the pictures are good.” Shirley has no enemies and everyone falls in love with her smile. Her smile reflects her true heart and natural beauty. She loves to make people laugh, believing that laughter is good for the heart and it helps to release stress.
Barry Bowling Ball, is the main character, he is an orange bowling ball. It’s a story about a small town bowling alley. Owned by a Mr. Gordon. This is Barry’s home. He is a sad bowling ball. His quest is to be the best that he can be and overcome his fears, which he does.
Born in Massachusetts and have lived there all my life. I have had many life experiences to write about. I have 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, all of who also give me inspiration for my stories. I love my family, children, animals and traveling.
Janice Hutterer was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Silver Lake College where she received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Special Education in 2002. Janice is an Early Childhood Special education teacher in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where she has taught for 13 years.
She currently lives in Francis Creek, Wisconsin with her husband, two daughters and their dog named Bree.
Recently, Janice invented and is developing a toy called the “Pop and Pull Snowman” which inspired her to write a book on the experience of building a snowman. Her snowman can be viewed on YouTube, Janice Hutterer/Pop and Pull Snowman.
She believes all children deserve to experience the joy of building a snowman whether they live where it snows or not.
For the past 13 years, Janice has searched for tools to use to share the experience of building a snowman with her students. Unable to find exactly what she was looking for she decided to create her own.
She is currently working on her second book titled “Come And Plant A Seed”.$8.99 Select options
This book is based on a true story. It happen as it was written with only a few small twist and turns. My youngest daughter is the reason this story has come to life. We plan to write some more parts to this story to be coming soon.
This story is the sequel to Freddy’s long and dangerous journey home. During his odyssey, Freddy, the fun-loving sea otter, will meet a variety of creatures that will be charmed by his friendly and modest nature. Their endearing friendships are mutually respected and enjoyed.
As with my stories, my primary purpose is to always include the following: family values, life-learning lessons and joyful endings. In short, my stories are uplifting and a joy to read.
Freddy is a wholesome role model with qualities of honesty, integrity, caring and humility. He knows how to be a true friend.
But like all living creatures in this world, Freddy has his lessons to learn. For one, he forgets that there is a fine line between boldness and recklessness. And each time he crosses that line, he finds himself in death-threatening encounters.
On his courageous journey, Freddy will need to find a way to escape the deadly grips of an enraged octopus, a beautiful but devious mermaid, the great white shark and Man-Humans.
Freddy is a delightful story that will bring joy and smiles for the entire family. The story reveals how to live the good life, and for those who can read between the lines, will receive a double treat. Young children, I am told, “love” my stories because they love animals.
Here’s a friendly challenge. Within the story, there are two factors that go beyond the laws of Mother Nature. See if you can find them.
Enjoy.$16.99–$26.99 Select options
Grandpa Grey is a wise old squirrel living in the Ancient Elm in the heart of The Forest of Delphi. He is the storyteller for the children of the forest. This collection is about the adventures of Iam in the Dream Realm, which is a very magical place.
In his travels Iam encounters fairies, unicorns, dragons, wizards and more. He learns lessons about life and how it should be lived. These lessons are woven into the stories.
Richly illustrated, this book is an ideal way to teach morals and ethics while discovering magical creatures and places.
John William Wisor worked in health care and for nonprofit organizations as an executive and management consultant. This collection presents stories that he has shared with children and friends for more than three decades. John lives with his husband, Edward, in Palm Springs with their three dogs, Tara Lee, Bubba, and Princess.
Nila Brereton Hagood is retired from careers in real estate management, human resources managements, office management and commercial insurance sales. She has created and edited corporate newsletters, and a non-profit magazine. She is a former newspaper columnist, and editor. An artist, she lives in Palm Desert with her husband, Jerry, and their German shepherd, Miss Willa.$13.99 Select options
Faceless Creations Literature For Kids Presents: I Can Tie My Shoes!
Noah is excited and eager to start his first year of kindergarten. However, he does not know how to tie his shoes and is afraid that he will be teased by the other kids for not knowing. Find out what happens to Noah at school and find out if he even learn how to tie!
I Wish I Had Wings is a child’s dream story that captures the young’s imaginative play.$12.99–$23.99 Select options