Children’s Books

The Carpenter Bee, Nature's Li'l Samaritans, #1 Book trailer

The Carpenter Bee

Praise for The Carpenter Bee: 
"The Carpenter Bee is a perfect children's book."
"Bonus points for the glossary which hopefully will encourage children to continue to look up words they don't know." "The story is about kindness, compassion and our connection to all living creatures. A wonderful book that should be in every home!" 

Booklife by Publisher's Weekly—"
Marie aims to inform readers and ignite their sense of wonder, while photo-illustration art featuring real carpenter bees—black with silvery blues—serve to demystify an insect that, encountered in a yard, might scare kids." 

"Young nature lovers or those curious to learn the names of different bees and what they look like may find new information amidst the rhyming text." 
"Fun and lively trace and color pages are also included at the end of the book to further kids’ connection to carpenter bees and aid in their identification." "Rhyming celebration of carpenter bees for young readers."
NBPB (Nothing But Paperback Books) "The Carpenter Bee by Kirsten L. Marie is the story of compassion for living beings of all sizes and understanding and appreciating their roles in our lives."

First in the Nature’s Li’l Samaritans Series, The Carpenter Bee, told in verse, recounts a parent and child's extraordinary encounter with the unknown. Based on a true story and an allegory, the tale promotes understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things, while encouraging a sense of mutual responsibility and community. Beautiful illustrations and photographs accompany what will undoubtedly grow to be a childhood treasure among books. Contains S.T.E.M. content and will also promote vocabulary development and library exploration. Trace and color section at book's end contains several of the most beautiful carpenter bees. YouTube video reading available, please share with others. Available for purchase in Kindle and paperback at
 Amazon and Banter Bookshop

Rhyme of the Aged Hummingbird, Nature's...#2 Book trailer

Rhyme of the Aged Hummingbird

Praise for Rhyme of the Aged Hummingbird:
Booklife by Publisher's Weekly —"As the narrator invites readers to 'soar with me into the sky and see things as I do,' readers are treated to an insider’s glimpse of a day in the life of hummingbirds, complete with fun facts (did you know that hummingbirds can dive at speeds up to 60 mph?) and gorgeous scenery," 
"That spirit of kindness flits across every page," 
"...young fans will relish the chance to get up close and personal with these tiny legends—a gentle reminder that, in the end, “we matter one and all.” 
Booksprouts—"Lovely informative and interactive book...The rhyming text and full color natural photographs are highly engaging," 
"The book is not only educational, but it wonderfully covers how we as humans can be compassionate and caring towards other species, that we all matter." 
"The last part of the book consists of outlines of hummingbirds patterns to be traced and colored. Highly recommended."

Second book in the Nature’s Li’l Samaritans Series. Inspired by a true story and an uplifting spin on Samuel Coleridge’s dark mariner’s tale. In Rhyme of the Aged Hummingbird, an Anna’s takes readers on an informative, interactive journey from his bird’s-eye view, looking for resources and hinting that he has a deeper story to share. Fans discover what a day in the life is like for these tiny, vital birds and experience the symbiosis between humans and Nature. Compelling verse weaves together valuable S.T.E.M. content and vivid photos of these visually stunning, sometimes silly, creatures. Like Marie’s other tales, Hummingbird encourages library exploration, promotes vocabulary development, while exemplifying the interconnectedness of all living things. At book’s end, readers will find a trace and color activity section where they can replicate some of these captivating birds or design their own. YouTube video reading available, please share with others. Available for purchase in Kindle or hardback and paperback at Amazon and hardcover at Banter Bookshop

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