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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 21, 2011

Enter to win a signed copy of Walter Wick’s Can You See What I See? Toyland Express!

Walter Wick’s latest installment in the fantastic Can You See What I See? series is a nostalgic “I spy” treat perfect for keeping readers of all ages entertained. TCBR loves, loves, loves Walter Wick’s books! Giveaway begins November 21, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 19, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: All Ages

Hardcover: 40 pages

Author Showcase

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 20, 2011

Mercedes Cecilia was born and raised in Peru. She studied Naturopathic methods of healing, Jin Shin Jyutsu. Mercedes Cecilia has won several awards for her paintings, her Art in Education programs and community events.

Can you share a little on your background and how you became a children’s book writer and illustrator?

By Nicki Richesin, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 19, 2011

Gloria Spielman

Gloria Spielman is the author of two picture books Janusz Korczak’s Children and Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime which has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the category of Non-Fiction Picture Book. A former high school English teacher, Gloria has also written English teaching books and contributed to multi-media English courses. She has many more wonderful books in the works that we can look forward to reading soon.

Nicki Richesin: Congratulations on your lovely Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime. It’s a beautifully compelling book about his legendary career and how he brought the world’s attention back to the ancient art of pantomime, but it’s also the story of how he survived World War II. What inspired you to create this well-deserved homage to Mr. Marceau?

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By Tatiana Sorokina, for the The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 18, 2011

Champaign, IL 11/1/11 – “Russian Winter Folk Tales” by Tatiana Sorokina is an exciting collection of 20 folk tales for all ages that takes you on a thrilling adventure to Winter Wonderland. You will meet Father Frost, Snowmaiden, Fairy Snowflake, Master of the Winds, Queen Winter and many other amazing characters. You will take a ride on an oven, go ice fishing, make a journey to the North and find answers to such questions as: How winter begins? Why snow is white? Why fir tree is evergreen? Why the sun does not rise in the North in winter?

Author Showcase

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 18, 2011

Tatiana Sorokina

Tatiana currently works at the University of Illinois. She lives in Illinois with her husband and son who inspired her to write books for children. Tatiana is now working on her new literary project: the Russian translation of “The Night Before Christmas” by C. C. Moore. For more information about the author and her books, please visit her website http://www.unforgettable-christmas.com.

You have considered yourself a writer since your childhood days. Can you share a little on your background and how you became a published author?

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By Gabriel of Urantia, for the The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 16, 2011

The Real Santa Claus shares a unique perspective on who really is the beloved Santa/St. Nicholas Christmas figure woven throughout the stories of history.

In this new children’s book—printed in English with adjacent Spanish translations—author Gabriel of Urantia has put a new spin on a classic tale, bringing expanded spiritual values to create an exciting new Christmas story. Gabriel tells, through the mind of Jesus, how Santa Claus came to be.  Santa is an example of Jesus, who is the Giver of all good things that one wishes for.  Santa and his team of reindeer take on new cosmic dimensions in this entertaining and educational children’s story.

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 16, 2011

Gabriel Of Urantia

“Author and spiritual teacher Gabriel of Urantia has published many texts, and this book—his first children’s story—is a wonderful addition to compliment his distinctive publishing accomplishments. Gabriel founded Global Change Tools to promote creative and spiritual educational materials for children and adults.”

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By Mercedes Cecilia, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 15, 2011

Kusikiy: A Child from Taquile, Peru is a story that draws us into the kaleidoscopic and mysterious world of a Peruvian child. Children identify with  Kusikiy’s love for family, with  his concerns for the effects of climate change and his desire to help his town.  When a constellation is missing from the sky, Kusikiy flies with Condor to the hightest snowed peak to ask the APU, the Guardian Spirit of the great glacier for his help.