Kids Take Trips Around the World with Carole P Roman

 “It’s awe-inspiring when a book offers young readers a sense of purpose and encourages them that they too can determine their own destinies with hard work and perseverance.”– The Children’s Book Review

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 two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine.

Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island near her children and grandchildren.

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“The whimsical, pastel art work adds to the light, girlish mom-daughter bonding feels. This would make a great bedtime story read-aloud.”  Rainy Days Mom Days

“Excellent addition to your history study, to help your student really get a grasp for what it would be like if they actually lived there during this time period.  Great spring boards for additional study as well.” – A Year of Jubilee Reviews

“Starting kids off with a healthy perspective of other cultures and people is what helps create peace. This book provides that perspective.” – Bruce Arrington for Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

“It’s a very breezy book, with just a fact or two per page, which will be easy for many kids to absorb. The engaging tone keeps the educational aspects from feeling dry or boring. The book series has a simple but effective premise: it teaches kids the basics of another culture in a way that connects it to their own personal lives…Roman has written another winner…” – Kirkus Review

“Roman draws the reader in from the first page with illustrations that are cheerful and clever.”– Kirkus Review

“She foregoes the often-used technique of rhyming text in favor of a more natural, conversational tone that effectively captures the spirit of a child’s imagination and daily play.”– Foreword Review

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Post #17 of the holiday blogroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.

Hoping to find your true path? “Just Ask the Universe”!

“Samuels seeks here in serviceable if sometimes simplistic prose to share the good news about the universe’s unfailing willingness to give us everything we desire if we can just follow a few simple steps.” – Kirkus Review

Just Ask the Universe is not a book of New Age gobbledygook filled with empty promises. Angels won’t fly from above and touch you while you’re reading. You will not be asked to practice unusual or tedious rituals. There will be no preaching or sage advice and there will most certainly be no channeling of your inner chakras or dressing like Friar Tuck. Just Ask the Universe is a realistic guide to personal development. By creating a blueprint for self-growth and commanding your subconscious mind, the Universe will manifest all your dreams.

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Just Ask the Universe: A No-Nonsense Guide to Manifesting your Dreams (Manifesting Your Dreams Collection) by Michael Samuels

For over two decades, Michael Samuels has studied and methodically tested hundreds of books on self-improvement, spirituality, and the metaphysical. Just Ask the Universe accumulates the wisdom from “thought teachers” like: Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joseph Murphy, Robert Collier, and Napoleon Hill, and compiles it under one unified lesson: if your thoughts are clear and in harmony with your mind and the truth of your surroundings, your life can be filled with all the richness the Universe has to offer. As a culmination from these teachings, Michael will show you how to use simple and fun techniques to create a more desirable future. This approach, coupled with real-life stories, will teach you how to achieve personal power to overcome any barrier.

Regardless of what your present circumstances might be, by following the principles in this book, you will be able to gain power over your destiny. The Universe is listening. All you have to do is just ask.

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The Universe is everywhere, and it’s responsive to you and everything that it encompasses.

Since the Universe is in all and through all, it can hear all too. We don’t have to shout when asking the Universe for something. We are not going to beg or sweet-talk the Universe into doing our bidding. It already is.

How Does the Universe Work? 

You may be asking yourself, How does the Universe give you everything you desire? The answer is not what you think, and it’s quite simple.

It doesn’t matter. 

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“Samuels’ approach will have you feeling lighter and happier in no time. His methods empower the reader by offering ample opportunities for personal growth and development, leading one to believe that the future is as Samuels’ himself says, ‘just as you imagined.'”  Creations Magazine

“Michael Samuels has a gift. He made me comfortable with the whole “Law of Attraction” and made it fit in with my religious beliefs. Samuels had me with the first three pages. I was so engrossed with the material, I didn’t want to think about anything else. A fire was lit. Michael Samuels did the research, took inspiration from all the great thinkers and put the things that work in his book. – Julie Gerber from gerberbabies.blogspot.com/

“Wow!! finally a book that is written in a way I can understand, It makes complete sense, most books I have read on this topic were confusing, this book however was easy for me to put into action. I will be reading this book over & over, not only is this a book it’s a very good tool to have in your collection. note to other buyers – you’d be mad not to buy this book. I absolutely highly recommend it. note to author – thank you so much for writing this book, I truly appreciate it, this book will remain on my kindle for years to come :)”– Vicky from London England

“Written as an instruction manual to manifesting your wildest dreams, Samuels reminds the reader of his/her responsibility in creating the life they long to live, and much of it has to do with making a simple request.” – Creations Magazine

About the author

With a degree in English, a second degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration, Michael Samuels has attracted everything into his life because he followed successful people and their thought processes. He has read and thoroughly tested hundreds of books on spirituality, self-improvement, and the metaphysical. The Universe has helped Michael run a highly successful family-owned business with offices all over the country. He currently lives in New York with his wife, son, and daughter.

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Post #16 of the holiday blogroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.

“Monsterland Reanimated” keeps the world turned upside down

“Monsterland Reanimated: Monsterland Series Volume 2 by Michael Okon is a gritty and raw horror novel that does the genre justice. Fast-paced, intense and actually giving me goosebumps, Monsterland Reanimated works with elements that may seem to be too much, but the author somehow makes them work brilliantly together. Superbly crafted, Monsterland Reanimated is a nail biter that I just didn’t want to put down.” – Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos.

World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief. During his journey, he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park. When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?

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Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon

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“Though this book works as a stand alone, starting from the beginning of the series will result in a fuller reading experience, especially since Monsterland Reanimated closes on a riveting cliffhanger. A coming-of-age page-turner, Monsterland Reanimated puts a whole new spin on the world of good and evil.” – Reviewed by Anita Lock for Foreword Reviews

“Monsterland Reanimated (Monsterland Series Volume 2) by Michael Okon is a well-written book that reminded me of a mix of the TV show The Walking Dead and the Jurassic Park movies. The author truly set this book apart from the Jurassic Park movies with how he explored the way the park’s implosion affected the rest of the world and the people in it.” – Reviewed By Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favorite

“I had not read the first Monsterland novel, but really it is not necessary to have done so before reading Monsterland Reanimated. Author Michael Okon gives us the backstory very well as events unfold in the new story. I would never have believed a novel about zombies, shape-shifters, and monsters in general would captivate me quite the way this one did and that is a real credit to the author. I found his writing style and dark humour, with some subtle and not so subtle pop culture references, to be immensely enjoyable to read.” – Reviewed By Grant Leishman for Readers’ Favorite

“Monsterland Reanimated features a riveting plot and an arresting narrative voice that combines with the exciting dialogues to create a reading experience that is perfect for fans of horror. This is an engrossing read with conflict and suspense that will keep readers turning the pages. An electrifying read!” – Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

“Careful thought and consideration have gone into each character and their own individual history and plot, adding to their depth and believability. There are some great action scenes which only serve to enhance a well-executed and conceived plot. The stakes have been raised and, as a reader, I find myself eagerly awaiting the next book in this imaginative and thrilling series. ” – Reviewed By K.J. Simmill for Readers’ Favorite

“Monsterland Reanimated is not simply a fast paced action novel, but an experience. It is as if the reader is immersed into an entirely new world, not simply a story about a monster themed theme park, but rather transported into an alternate reality of a post apocalyptic world. Okon’s detailed account is authentic, and told in a matter of fact narrative, that makes the reader almost believe this is a true account of events that could possibly happen, given the right circumstances.” – Patricia “Lemon Bee” Dompieri, RN

“If Monsterland was thrilling then Monsterland Reanimated is heart-poundingly thrilling, edge of your seat exciting and a much more action-packed, captivating and harrowing story.” – David Savage, What’s Good To Read

” … a captivating and thrilling page-turner …” – The Children’s Book Review

“This fast-paced thriller will keep readers in suspense as the action dramatically unfolds. Sure to delight fans of dystopian fiction, science fiction and horror, Monsterland Reanimated is a worthy second installment in the Monsterland series.” – The Children’s Book Review

“A sense of wonder reflected in stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coupled with the nonstop action of Mad Max and the existential horror of The Walking Dead makes this a delightfully creepy read. Monster aficionados young and old will love this series.” – Reviewed by BlueInk Review, Starred Review

“The characters are a treat to follow. The main protagonists are seniors in high school. In some ways, they are typical teenagers arguing about which monster is more powerful. Still, they are forced to grow up fast. Other young adults would find pieces of themselves in many of the characters.” – Reviewed by Cecilia_L for OnlineBookClub.com

About the author:

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Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Post #15 of the holiday bookroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.