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Burton the Scarecrow children’s book series

Burton Book Series

Lifelong educator and storyteller V.A. Boeholt has created a world of discovery for young readers that enrich their minds with endearing lessons about friendship, problem-solving and character building. Boeholt’s engaging stories introduce children not only to concepts like counting, sequencing and vocabulary building, but also to ideals like humility, gratitude, service and problem-solving. Featuring the delightful illustrations of acclaimed artist Nathaniel P. Jensen, each story provides a unique opportunity for parents and teachers to apply life-shaping principles at home or in the classroom, setting the stage for character development in an enjoyable, memorable way.

We received the Burton the Scarecrow-Friendship Tales From the Farm Series to review and really enjoyed the books. These books are great for children of all ages but especially good for children ages 4-7. Burton the Scarecrow teaches about kindness and friendship and I can’t imagine a better way to teach young children about these important traits in being a friend to themselves and others. The books really do reinforce the importance of empathy and being a friend and working together to accomplish a goal. I love that the messages in the book are also reinforced by a Resource Guide and Glossary at the end of each book. These books would be great to use in learning or for anytime at all. Children will love the adventures of Burton the Scarecrow!

To find out more about the  books click here.


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We have teamed up for a giveaway!  For the giveaway, visit and comment on the one book you would love to receive. One winner with a US Mailing address (required) will receive one book from the series they name as their favorite. Do you want an extra entry? You can “like” their Facebook Page Deadline to enter is May 20th, 2014 at noon. (PST). One winner will be randomly selected from all entries.

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Self Disclosure: I received the set of books for free to review but any opinions expressed are truthful.

Kandle by Ozeri LED Book Light Designed for the Amazon Kindle (fits latest generation Kindle and all models), Sony Reader and other eBook readers

61Zt5SMTPXL._AA1500_    I love the Kandle by Ozeri Book Light because it is really easy to use, and is bright enough for reading at night. It works great with my Kindle. I really like that it doesn’t block the screen like other book lights that I have tried in the past. It clips on so easily and the lighting is so good that I no longer need a lamp on my night stand. It has just the right amount of light for reading at night. I love how bright this light is! Kandle by Ozeri is powered by 3 ultra bright  lifetime X2 LEDs.  I love the Double pivoting arms that allow for easy positioning and adjustment for tailored screen illumination.

I’ve even been able to clip it on some of my paperback books and I haven’t had to replace the batteries yet. I love that it comes with batteries installed and also has a bonus set of batteries and a protective pouch. This is my favorite accessory for my Kindle so far! You can find it on Amazon.

Self Disclosure: I received this product free to facilitate this review but all opinions expressed are truthful and honest.



“Supernatural” Cast & Crew Collaborate with Fandom

This year, millions of “Supernatural” fans were given the opportunity to design and vote for the artwork that will be featured on the Official Merchandise for The CW’s hit show. The five winning Collector’s Edition T-shirts will be on sale next week; one new design will be released each day and on sale for 48 hours ONLY or until supplies last. By purchasing a T-shirt, fans are also automatically entered to win one of the 25 shirts signed by co-stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.

Over the past three weeks, thousands of T-shirt designs were submitted and almost 100,000 votes were cast to determine which 20 designs would be delivered to the cast and crew. This week, May 12-16, Executive Producers Jeremy Carver and Bob Singer will announce one T-shirt per day (5 total) that the cast and crew have chosen as Official Merchandise!

Once the Official Merchandise sells out, they’re gone forever. 15% of proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and shirts will be on sale for $24 (domestic shipping is free).

“Superfreaks,” as the fandom often calls itself, will not want to miss the opportunity for signed merchandise selected by the cast and designed by the fans themselves.

The last Exclusive Merchandise shirt selected by the cast is available now for the next 48 hours.


Self Disclosure; No compensation was received to post and this post is not sponsored by SoCal City Kids.