Oliver the Ornament Boxed Gift Set
by Todd M. Zimmermann
Category: Children's Fiction, 54 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Oliver the Ornament
Release date: 'December 22, 2018
Tour dates: Nov 30 to Dec 18, 2020
Content Rating: Rated G.
Oliver the Ornament is a heartwarming tale of one family's cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad's very first date. Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. "The story follows Oliver's excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm your heart with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends. We hope the story will bring families together to tell the stories of their own ornaments and the special meaning that so many of them possess. Because after all, "Every Ornament Tells a Story."
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What was your favorite Christmas memory?
The best way for me to answer this question is to highlight the text and image that is contained on the cover flap of my first book. On the flap, I call out all the wonderful memories I have of Christmas, and also reference that millions and millions of others share similar memories of Christmas. That’s what Oliver the Ornament celebrates; everyone’s own individual memories of cherished Christmas memories.
The magic of Christmas has come to life for me every year in this house and millions of homes just like it throughout the world. As a child, I’ll never forget the tradition of Christmas Eve Mass at St. Pete’s, and then returning to a home filled with presents delivered by Santa. These presents were all underneath our beautiful Christmas tree decorated with so many special ornaments. The wonderful gatherings with the Zimmermann’s, Eberhardt’s, Schaaf’s, Albrecht’s, and now the Hoerst’s are in my heart forever.
The traditions of shopping for the right tree, making cookies, candy, decorating the house, and wrapping the presents my brothers and I purchased from the Children’s Only Shop in Prange’s Department Store are with all of us to this day. In later years, the traditions may have altered, but mostly remain the same. Especially the tradition of the telling the stories of each of the ornaments that hang upon our tree, and what makes them so special to each of us. Because after all Every Ornament Tells a Story
Meet the Author:
Todd Zimmermann, the creator and author of the “Oliver the Ornament” series, is on a mission to spread kindness and anti-bullying messages within his charming stories. The first story in the series focuses on a little ornament who faces challenges, but is able to overcome all odds to save the day. Charity is at the heart of Oliver the Ornament. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to various children’s charities. Starting with 5% from the first book, 10% from the second book, and increasing to 100% of the seventh book, Oliver the Ornament is committed to making a difference in children’s lives throughout the world.
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Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control by Carole P. Roman
J. Robin Albertson-Wren
113 pages - Published October 30th 2018 by Althea Press
Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness.
Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends—that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness—and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own.
Mindfulness for Kids applies mindfulness exercises to stories and real-life scenarios that kids go through at home, school, and with friends. Shared through the voices of five children: Jasmine, Willow, Kayli, Colby, and Zeke, Mindfulness for Kids is an engaging, kid-friendly guide for handling tough situations and powerful emotions mindfully.
From using belly breathing to help with panic before a presentation to actively listening to siblings, Mindfulness for Kids addresses the everyday challenges that kids face with:
Mindfulness 101 that teaches kids what mindfulness is, and how they can be mindful of their emotions and senses. Relatable, real-life scenarios that kids encounter at home, school, and with friends. 30 Fun exercises that show kids how tricks like a gratitude list, “counting to calm”, and even yoga poses can help them relax and feel better from not-so-nice feelings.Mindfulness is a kind of superpower we all have but don’t know how to use. In this book, kids will learn how to use this power to feel good about themselves and the world around them through activities and stories told by kids, for kids.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
As a Mindfulness instructor for many years, Carole P. Roman offers professional instruction and 30 uplifting activities in this very helpful book for children from age six to ten.
The introduction contains a message to parents/educators in how to best use this book, plus, a message to the children on how to best benefit from the ideas presented in stories and in doing the activities.
The book proceed with many challenges the children in this age group face in a short story, then offers thought questions and an exercise in aiding the child to deal with it in a positive manner. As the author mentions, the brain is a muscle which also can be exercised and trained.
This is i simple book to follow. It would be additionally helpful in this stressful time dealing with the pandemic.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts a blog radio program called Indie Authors Roundtable and is one of the founders of the magazine, Indie Author's Monthly. She's been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman. She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren and a new joke book called The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes!
She writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and is currently helping to create an anthology with her mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors. She lives on Long Island near her children and grandchildren.
Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Oh Susannah- Early Reader and coloring book
Mindfulness for Kids with co-author J. Robin Albertson-Wren
The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids; 800 plus Jokes!
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Marketing Indieworld- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber
Adult Fiction under the pen name Brit Lunden
The Knowing- A Bulwark Anthology
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