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

This monster story helps kids who feel left out

READERS’ FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW
“Becky Benishek’s The Squeezor is Coming! is suitably creepy and filled with gross and funny things that are guaranteed to make kids and their caregivers giggle with delight. It also sends a wonderful message to those kids, and there are an awful lot of them, who feel different or have trouble making friends.” -Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

What do you do when you just don’t fit in?

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The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to make friends. But all the other monsters think he looks too scary, so everyone runs away from him.

This makes the Squeezor very sad. How can he get everyone to stop judging him based on what he looks like, and see the big heart he has inside?

Then he gets an idea: It isn’t about what he wants, but what the other monsters need.

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Join the Squeezor in the town of Ghastly Gigapolis! The colorful illustrations (with surprises) will enchant each time you open the book, and the happy ending is sure to delight all big and little monsters.

My book comes in softcover and hardcover, and also in a dyslexic font version.

How to buy:

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (regular font)
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (dyslexic font)
Amazon (regular font)
Amazon (dyslexic font)
Barnes & Noble (regular font)
Barnes & Noble (dyslexic font)

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About the author (me!):

Becky Benishek has a B.A. degree in English, and is the author of several children’s books, including Hush, Mouse!, What’s At the End of Your Nose?, and Dr. Guinea Pig George. She loves to create stories that help children believe in themselves, and find the magic in ordinary things. Becky is married with guinea pigs.

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