Children’s Picture Book Sale!

For a limited time, I’m offering signed copies of my award-winning children’s picture books. Order them right here: https://forms.gle/HUkHSWLamKe7KZF1A

First come, first served basis. I can only do US orders at this time.

First time visiting? My name is Becky Benishek, and my picture books can help the child or children in your life explore the world around them, enjoy whimsical adventures, learn about empathy, and feel good about the person they are.

This special is made possible by the 2020 Holiday Indie Book Festival where my books and many others, including book-related items and holiday cards, are on sale. Here’s the Facebook group where it’s all happening.


Dr. Guinea Pig George

A guinea pig named George lives in a house with a person named George, who is a doctor. But every time the phone rings and someone in the house says, “George, it’s for you,” guinea pig George thinks they mean him! Then one day, George is able to show what he can do during a very unexpected house call.

Dr. Guinea Pig George helps kids believe in themselves, even if their dreams seem out of reach.


Hush, Mouse!

A kitten named Mouse meows so much that she’s always being told to hush! Only Little Liz appreciates Mouse, because nobody really pays attention to what she has to say, either. Then one day, they prevent a crime, proving that even though they’re small, they’re worth being listened to!

Hush, Mouse! helps kids feel their voices are important, no matter their size.


What’s At the End of Your Nose?

Sidney Snail is so bored that he’s about to leave town in search of adventure. But when mysterious Old Samuel Snail convinces him to take one last look around, Sidney discovers he’s been missing amazing things all along.

With delightful black & white illustrations on matte paper, this book can also be used as a coloring book!

What’s At the End of Your Nose? helps kids realize that they don’t have to be bored–there’s a whole world waiting for them to discover, right in their own homes and backyards.


The Squeezor is Coming!

The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to give hugs: Great, big, wrap-his-arms-around-you-twice, squeezy hugs. The trouble is, he looks so scary, even other monsters run away! How can he get everyone to look past his appearance and be his friend? Join the Squeezor in Ghastly Gigapolis as he figures it out!

The Squeezor is Coming! helps kids learn not to judge based on appearances, and also that each of them has their own very special talents.


Bring a new friend home for the child or children in your life today!

NEW RELEASE! “Brandon Goes to Beijing (BĔIJĪNG北京)” by Eugenia Chu

BRANDON GOES TO BEIJING (BĔIJĪNG北京) by Eugenia Chu

**New Release and FREE ebook on September 3, 2019!**

Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京), a brand new chapter book by author Eugenia Chu, launches on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019! As a special bonus, the Kindle Ebook version will be FREE on Amazon that day, too!!! Please download this adorable book and if you like it, please leave a review to thank the author and her illustrator, Eliza Hsu Chen, for all their hard work!

About the story:

Brandon and his cousins are on a trip to visit their grandparents in Beijing, China. While bonding with family, practicing Chinese, touring historic sites and feasting on local dishes, Brandon thinks he sees a tiny panda. However, every time he gets close, the panda disappears! Is Brandon imagining this small creature, or is it real? Will Brandon find out before he has to fly back home?

Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京) is a multicultural, multi-generational chapter book. This book includes some Mandarin Chinese (Simplified) with Pinyin pronunciation, adding layers for those learning or interested in the Chinese language and culture.

Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京) follows Eugenia’s debut picture book, Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)(a story about a boy and his grandma who bond while making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子).

About the Author:

Eugenia Chu is an attorney, turned stay-at-home mom, turned writer. She lives on a magical beach in Miami with her husband and son, Brandon, who is the inspiration for her stories. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, yoga and drinking too much coffee. She has been a presenter at numerous schools, libraries and book festivals.

Inspiration:

When Brandon was very little, the author couldn’t find children’s storybooks to read to him which touched upon Chinese culture and which included some Chinese (Mandarin) words to teach and/or reinforce his Chinese vocabulary, so she started writing her own. Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京) is her second “Brandon” story and first children’s chapter book. 

Get more information about Eugenia and her books:

Website: eugeniachu.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/eugeniachu

Facebook:  facebook.com/eugeniachuauthor/

Instagram:  instagram.com/eugeniachu8245/

Twitter:  twitter.com/chuauthor

Kids take a pretend flight to Mexico and France!

“Martialay has a passion for teaching children foreign languages and it comes across in the book. I loved it and plan on buying the French one next. An excellent resource for teachers, parents, educators and even grandparents. A must own!”

Buckle your seatbelts!

Your child (ages 6-10) is about to take off on a trip of adventure, discovery and learning with Judy Martialay’s award-winning series: Bonjour! Let’s Learn French and Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish.

Kids take a pretend flight to Mexico and France with guide Pete the Pilot. Easy to use, whether or not you know Spanish or French!

There’s a free downloadable audio version at polyglotkidz.com. Download before using book.

Buy now!

Judy

More reviews:

“Whether you are a parent hoping to broaden your child’s linguistic skills, or a teacher studying other cultures with your class – you will find Bonjour! Let’s Learn French (and it’s companion book, Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish) a painless way to begin your journey.” –Amazon Review

 “This is one of the most informative, well-written children’s tutorials I’ve ever had the pleasure to review. As a former teacher, I was impressed by how many additional teaching tools Judy Martialay included with the base story. Imagine being provided with a skit, a cute song, and a short art lesson on impressionistic painting – none of which you had to create for yourself to extend the story. Martialay has done teachers everywhere a big favor by including these value-added features.” –Amazon Review

Excerpts:

¡Hola! Let’s Learn Spanish

(Book includes picture of a bean field on a hot summer day in Mexico, audio provided)

Cri …Cri…Cri say the crickets. They are chirping under the hot sun that is shining down on the bean field. The beans los frijoles are growing in their rows of plants. Nothing is moving.

Look! –¡Miren! Something is moving. It’s jumping! In fact, it’s jumping towards us!

Hola, niñosMe llamo Panchito, the Mexican jumping bean. Look how high I can

jump. ¡Miren!

Panchito jumps around the field. He wants to talk to los frijoles.

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?” says Panchito.

But los frijoles don’t answer. They don’t talk or play. They are not

jumping beans like Panchito. They just stay in one place and grow.

It’s lonely here on the bean field with no friends to play with.

Bonjour! Let’s Learn French

(Book includes picture of a beach on a hot summer day in France. Audio provided)

“Arlette, bring more water!”

Arlette runs to the water’s edge, where the waves roll onto the shore, foamy and bubbly. The sea is a bright blue bleu under the summer sun. It’s a beautiful day at the beach à la plage. There is a boat un bateau in the distance.

Arlette scoops up water with her pail to mix with the sand. Pierre, Arlette and the other children are making a castle un château out of sand le sable. The children pat the sand and water together to form the walls of the castle le château. Marie and Jacques make towers. Pierre has some toy soldiers who will stand guard on the towers, protecting le château de sable.

About the author:

“Hi, I’m Judy Martialay. I live in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with my husband. My daughters are grown up. I have a toddler granddaughter.

“I have lots of interests; I am a guitar jammer, a painter, gardener, knitter, volunteer, and I love to cook (but have to watch my sugar). I studied Japanese but had to give that up when my Japanese friend with whom I exchanged lessons moved away.

“I retired from teaching foreign /world languages, and now I devote time and energy to advocacy for foreign language study for the Public Advocacy Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT).

“Foreign language learning is an uphill battle in the English-speaking countries. I think, though, that more parents are becoming aware of the many benefits of being bilingual, and they want their kids to learn languages.

“I wrote the books ¡HOLA! Let’s Learn Languages and Bonjour! Let’s Learn French because I want every child to have the opportunity to learn a world language at an early age. This is the best time to start learning a language. Children’s brains are wired for learning languages. They have a better chance for acquiring native pronunciation, and they have ample time to become truly proficient in the language.

“I often hear the comment from teachers of young children:” Children absorb languages like sponges.” My granddaughter hears Spanish every day; she has an au pair girl who speaks to her in Spanish. She understands everything.

“I want children and their parents to enjoy the experience of learning languages. It is an adventure into the soul of another world. If your child continues study of a language, he or she will have a skill that will provide life-long benefits.”

Find & follow Judy here:


Post #23 of the holiday blogroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.