The Travel Adventures of PJ Mouse #1 & #2 written by Gwyneth Jane Page and Illustrated by Megan Elizabeth
About the Books
PJ Mouse, an adorable little stuffed animal, was lost and alone until young Emily heard his cries for help.
Now, along with his new family, PJ gets to travel the world - discovering exciting new places, people, and animals along the way!
Meet the author and illustrator:
Gwyneth Jane Page (Jane), who holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University, has called many countries home. She grew up in such places as England, Peru, the USA, and the Caribbean, and has also lived in Australia and Canada. She now resides in Victoria, BC with her husband and four children. The PJ Mouse books are based on Jane's family trips with the real stuffed animal, PJ, who was found by Emily, Jane's youngest daughter.
Megan Elizabeth, Jane's second oldest daughter, has lived in Canada and Australia and travelled extensively with her family-and PJ. Having been artistic since she was a little girl, illustrating the PJ Mouse books has enabled her to combine her love of travel with her love of art. Megan completed her studies at VanArts and is now building her career as a professional photographer as well as an illustrator. She currently resides in Victoria, BC with her family.
The first story in the PJ Mouse series is The Adventure of PJ Mouse in Canada. This is a wonderful beginning to a great series that kids will immediately fall in love with. With new endeavors in each chapter, elementary readers will greatly anticipate what will happen next in the story. This book is filled with fun characters and a entertaining storyline, as well as pictures that improve the story. I would recommend this book to elementary readers.
Book rating: 5 stars
The Adventures of PJ Mouse in Queensland, book two in the PJ Mouse series, is a fantastic continuation of book one, The Adventures of PJ Mouse in Canada and fun adventure for kids. From page one beginning readers will love the exciting story of the first adventure of PJ the mouse. Each chapter is filled with a fun venture with PJ, with the pictures throughout the book enhancing the storyline as well. I would recommend this book to elementary readers.
Book rating: 5 stars
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About the Book
A colorful tale of friendship and fun between a little girl and her best friend - her pet elephant! I Love My Pet Elephant is a delightful medley of reality and fantasy, with shenanigans and adventures brought to life through vibrant illustration and simple rhyming text.
Other Books by Lauren Micchelli
A Day of What Ifs:
A unique book filled with quirky scenarios and colorful pictures. A twist on the ordinary, this story touches the imagination with an entertaining assortment of "what if" possibilities! (ages 3-6)
The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: A Christmas Journey to the North Pole
The first book of the Maddie and Murphy series. Maddie's dreams take her on different nighttime adventures. Accompanied by her dog, Murphy, Maddie finds herself where no child has gone before - the North Pole! (ages 4-8)
The Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie & Murphy: To the Moon and Back
Maddie gazes out her window at the night sky. As bedtime nears, Mom tells Maddie a secret- that a wish on a star could really come true! An excited Maddie makes her wish - to go to the moon! What unfolds is so much more. (ages 4-8)
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About the Author
Lauren Micchelli is a newly published author, having penned her first book in 2014. She has since continued the Snootzytime Adventures of Maddie and Murphy series, and went on to publish A Day Of What Ifs and I Love My Pet Elephant.
Impressively, she was the recipient of New Book Award 2015 for I Love My Pet Elephant.
Lauren Micchelli grew up in West Caldwell, New Jersey and currently resides in northern New Jersey.
I Love My Pet Elephant, written by Lauren Micchelli and illustrated by Thomas Barnett has a charming story and fun, beautiful, and brightly colored pictures that is a child’s delight and will thoroughly enjoy. They will relish the good times the little girl in the story has with her pet elephant. I would recommend this story to young readers, even as young as 3 to begin their reading journey and love of books.
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing
Publication date: April 28, 2015
Number of pages: 49
Content Rating: G
Book Rating: 5 stars
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Sophie's Quest by Sonja Anderson Middle Grade Adventure Paperbook & ebook, 2260 Pages June 7th 2015 by Sunberry BooksSophie Topfeather loves to collect people-things with which to decorate her life and home. When she finds a golden necklace, she is intrigued by its shape and shows it to her grandfather, the Great Wise Horned Owl of the Park. His reaction only stirs her interest even more; he calls it a holy symbol, and then a ‘t’ for ‘trouble’! All of which sets our young owl off on a Quest to learn its true meaning. Little does she know that a day-dreaming, over-protected, adventure-seeking Pirate – er, mouse – named Timley has leapt into the brim of her hat as Sophie flies off on her Quest! And suddenly, their adventure takes its own turn as they find themselves on board a ship bound for the Holy Land. Thorns and thistles! Has the trouble started already? Can Timley convince Sophie she should not—I repeat, NOT—eat him? This is also the story of the mysterious Sky Painter, who seems to be with them—no, leading them—on their Quest. So, why is he always leading them straight into trouble? Was the Great Wise Horned Owl right all along? Come along on the Quest to find out! Cross oceans with Sophie and Timley to a land of mosques and synagogues, markets and Bedouin tents, and, like our unlikely friends, you may never be the same again!
Author Sonja Anderson has a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in History, has worked as an elementary school teacher, a resident counsellor in a children’s home, taught Sunday School, and has served for 12 years as the Christian Formation Coordinator for the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the NW Christian Writers Association. Married with two daughters, she has called Seattle home for over 20 years.
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