Category: All Ages

EVEN MUMMY CRIES
NAOMI HUNTER
ILLUSTRATED BY KAREN ERASMUS

SUMMARY

Even Mummy Cries is a gentle book which explores issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing. It is reassuring in nature, explaining to children that they are not to blame for any sadness experienced by their parents. In addition, it encourages parents to openly express their sadness with their kids without feeling guilt or shame.

This important book is the sophomore release from ABIA nominated author Naomi Hunter.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

Sometimes it’s hard to understand how your mother or father is playful and fun with you one moment and then screaming, hollering, or crying the next. It’s hard to understand because it’s scary and you don’t know what you’ve done wrong. Even Mummy Cries that addresses the issue that it’s not your fault. Sometimes, as we have things that bothers us, making us sad, angry or frustrated, we lash out or cry.

It is the same thing for our parents. It’s just that they try not to do it in front of us. But, when things happen that they can’t fix away from our eyes, they break down; and Even Mummy Cries shows you some of the things you can do to help them. What makes Even Mummy Cries a UNIQUE read is that it gives parents an opportunity to explain a scary situation.

RECOMMENDATION

I wrote this review primarily for kids who might be experiencing a confusing situation with their parent. However, I really feel that this is a book that parents should read with their children in the hope that is opens the door for conversation and/or help. That being said, this book is recommended for All Ages.

BUY IT HERE:  Empowering Resources

BIO

Naomi Hunter’s debut picture book, ‘A Secret Safe to Tell’, was released in 2014 and earned her a nomination in the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) as well as the Australian Speech Pathology Awards.  She has an Honours Bachelor Degree in Primary Education and enjoys writing about sensitive topics in a way to bring about freedom, love and warmth, empowering readers with effective communication and dialogue in which to discuss difficult issues.

Karen Erasmus is a freelance illustrator based in Melbourne. Other books include You’re Different Jemima, Annabel s Chewy-Gooey Birthday Cake and Five Little Platypuses.

A CHILDREN’S GUIDE TO RABBITS

ANGELINA SOMMER

SUMMARY

A Children’s Guide to Rabbits provides information about pet rabbits which is understandable for children, and in a way they can easily follow. The book gives them, a step-by-step guide on how to look after rabbits in their own backyards, from shelter to food to playtime, and everything in between. Later in the book readers are taken on an adventure with Radar and Jupiter. Where they will discover they are smart, adorable and full of fun!

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

They’re so cute and cuddly, but as shown in A Children’s Guide to Rabbits, taking care of them is a lot of responsibility. Don’t worry, A Children’s Guide to Rabbits shows you step-by-step how to build their home (hutch as they prefer), feed them, take care of their physical needs and playtime, and to simply make them happy. That’s what this book is—simple guidance that children understand. But even I learned a few things, like phishing. Did you know that rabbits could do that? What is phishing you ask? Now you know that I can’t tell you that. I don’t want to spoil it. I can tell you that that rabbit food, (specifically iceberg lettuce) isn’t, because it’s harmful to them. What makes A Children’s Guide to Rabbits a UNIQUE read is that there is a fiction picture book within the guide. It’s called Radar and Jupiter and Their Capilano Back Yard Adventures. The things those two can get into…well, you’ll see.

RECOMMENDATION

A Children’s Guide to Rabbits is recommended for all ages. First Time Readers (1 – 8) and Middle Grade Readers to age ten, will enjoy “Radar and Jupiter and Their Capilano Back Yard Adventures.” While everyone will find the Guide very helpful in caring for or deciding to purchase a rabbit as a pet.

WHERE TO BUY   Amazon

BIO   Angelina Sommer is a high school student at Carson Graham Secondary. She wrote a book about how to take care of rabbits called, “A Children’s Guide to Rabbits with Radar and Jupiter,” in 2015.The book is unique because it is written for children by a child. She writes in her free time and takes English grammar lessons. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, with her family and enjoys caring for her rabbits. She has owned her two rabbits for around four years. Angelina was “the perfect example of what not to do” when deciding to get a rabbit as a pet. She realized she didn’t know anything about how to take care of rabbits and she needed to do research. The research available was difficult to understand, especially for children. Angelina researched on-line, she met with a vet and she spoke with a rabbit rescue organization in Richmond called Bandaids for Bunnies. She also included an adventure story because the book is for children and she wants them to have fun as they learn. In 2016 she published a story book about her two rabbits, “Radar and Jupiter and Their Capilano Back Yard Adventures.” She also has other interests such as dancing, playing piano and dramatic improvisation. For more information about Angelina and her guide to taking care of rabbits, go to www.radarandjupiter.com.

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JAY-JAY THE SUPERSONIC BUS

SUE WICKSTEAD

ILLUSTRATION BY ARTFUL DOODLERS

 

SUMMARY

Jay-Jay the bus was rescued from the scrap yard where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. He is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a ‘Playbus’ full of toys, games and adventure.

Jay-Jay – The Supersonic Bus is a fictional tale based on a real life bus ‘Supersonic’ which flew in the imagination of the many young children who visited him.’

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ (REVIEW)

Imagine, your favorite toy being taken away from you and broken down into pieces. You’d be upset right. Well put that on a larger scale and you have Jay-Jay, a bus. Recently, he had begun to feel tired and old. So, he was sent to a scrap yard and left to be taken apart (piece by piece) and turned into scrap metal. Scrap, how embarrassing. Sadly, he waited in the scrap yard with only a spider for company until something amazing happened.

What happened you ask? Come on, you know I can’t tell you that. It would spoil your chance to read this wonderfully illustrated and beautifully told story.

The UNIQUE thing about Jay-Jay, The Supersonic Bus is that in this age of recycling, it shows how something as large as a bus can be repurposed without being torn apart.

RECOMMENDATION

This book is recommended for First Time Readers (0 – 8) with in some cases a parental assist, and a great bedtime story. It would also be great for some nine-year-olds.

BUY IT HERE:   Amazon

Sue Wickstead Bio

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OKI AND HARLO
FAIRYTALE FRIENDS

CAS MESTEROM

 

SUMMARY

Oki, a little orphaned goat meets Harlo, a shooting star, who falls to earth and ends up in the field where Oki is asleep. They become instant best friends and together they go on a quest to find Oki’s momma.

On their adventure, the little friends encounter wise old, Mr. Owl, Wobbly, the chicken, and a little girl named Ellie and her family.

Enter a world where children can safely go and learn about making friends, being honest, and believing in dreams, as well as healthy eating and the REAL purpose of rainbows!

“Oki and Harlo, fairytale friends” is the first ever draw freely e-book.
The story invites the readers to make their own illustrations. There are free-draw pages that have clear instructions on what to draw.

“Oki and Harlo, fairytale friends” is written for children aged 5 to 10 years, but is suitable for older children and adult kids too! It is a fun fairytale to read to your children and it is equally fun for children who are discovering the world of reading and imagination.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ (REVIEW)

Life is good for Oki as he plays in the pasture with his mother and the other farm animals. Yes, life is good until that faithful day, that farmer Barbic takes his mother away. His mother tells him not to be alarmed because she is only going to the farm and she’ll see him later. But, when winter ends and the other animals return from the farm, his mother is nowhere to be found.

He is sad, especially since Mrs. Sheep who cared for him during the winter months, now has her own family to care for. That night, as he struggles to fall asleep, he hears a noise not far away. It turns out to be Harlo, a star who has just fallen from Heaven.

After meeting and greeting each other, the two become fast friends and Harlo offer’s to help Oki find his mother. Thus the adventure begins as the two set out the next morning. Of course they had a little guidance from the—oh, you’ll have to find that out for yourself.

The UNIQUE thing about Oki and Harlo, Fairytale Friends is that it’s interactive. That means YOU CAN WRITE IN THE BOOK! EXCITTTTING!

RECOMMENDATION

Oki and Harlo Fairytale Friends is a bedtime story written in the form of a chapter book for First Time Readers (1-8), but I feel that the interactive part will also appeal to Middle Grade Readers through age 10.

BUY IT HERE: Amazon

BIO: Cas Mesterom is a Dutch born author, poet, model and actor. Although Dutch is his native language, he feels more at ease writing his ideas to life in English.

Oki and Harlo is his first children’s book, and has taken seventeen years to breath life into the characters so that they live in print.

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THE TREE TALKS BACK

BILL GRIGSBY

Illustrated by ESA GRIGSBY

 

SUMMARY

Summary: A plucky girl encounters an enormous tree, discovers it includes all fruits, and decides, much to the chagrin of its current animal and insect inhabitants (no epiphytes, sorry!), to climb to the top to retrieve a prized tropical fruit, the mangosteen. On the way she makes a mess, though, and well to continue would be to spoil the reader’s adventure.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

The Tree Talks Back starts with a girl walking into the forest. A little ways in, she sees a huge, no gigantic, no humongous tree. The tree is so big that it takes her half a day to walk around it. Now the most interesting thing about this tree is that it contained a lot of…. Well there were a lot of…. And then…

You know it was a really big tree and I can’t tell you what was going on because I don’t want to spoil the story for you.

The Tree Talks Back is a beautifully illustrated, very, very funny adventure story. Interestingly, the play on words is what makes this a UNIQUE read.

Sssh–another thing that is unusual about The Tree Talks Back is that the tree…zzzzzzz.

Can you believe that girl. She was about to give you a secret. I had to put her to sleep. Ahem! No spoilers here!

RECOMMENDATION

This book is primarily recommended for First Time Readers (5-8) and Middle Grade Readers (9 – 12). But I think all tiny readers and some not so tiny ones will enjoy reading it.

BUY IT HERE:  Amazon

bgrigsby1BIO  Bill Grigsby leads the glamorous life of a small college professor. ‘I could never write. I went to a ex-pharmacist-turned-handwriting analyst, and she said I should have been a doctor. At the time I didn’t know that simply meant my handwriting was illegible, so I went back to school. I found out the hard way that illegible handwriting and a PhD don’t grant a license to perform surgery. They don’t tell you that til you’ve defaulted on your student loans and lost your first malpractice suit.’

Speaking of student loans, his oldest daughter Esa announced after graduating with a degree in foreign languages that her true passion was illustration. ‘I told her I’d write up an old bedtime story and she could illustrate it. How hard can children’s books be to pen? Complete sentences, right?’

That’s how No egrets Publishing was born. Bill keeps his day job teaching sociology at Eastern Oregon University. ‘Lots of people are locked in to pretty narrow ways of thinking about the world, society, and their places in it. Some of what I do is trying to disrupt intellectual entropy. It’s not a great marketing strategy, but it’s therapeutic.’

esagrigsbyEsa keeps her day job in the Portland schools, but her talent at translating stories into pictures, scenes and side stories comes out pretty clearly on the page.

Their stories are full of sociological themes. ‘Kids are a tougher audience than college students. You can’t hold a final exam over their heads. The subtext in The Tree Talks Back is subtle but universal, the visual adornments extravagant, and it will never be mistaken for an academic report.’

At the time I made up this story, I had been working and researching in Africa, and as part of that studying tropical trees and fruits. Our daughters were unimpressed with my day job exploits, and parents intuitively know that none of that matters to young readers at bedtime. Subtext is there for those with an interest, but the story always comes first, and this one–mind you the illustrator was part of that original bedtime audience–was a labor of love.’

This story is best read to a younger audience, older children will appreciate following the meter and rhyme (and the subplots hiding in plain sight in the pictures).

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THE ADVENTURES OF HYPERKID v BULLBORG

EMERSON DAUB

RICHARD DAUB

SUMMARY

The Adventures of HyperKid v BullBorg is about a fourth grader named Morgan Wallace who is hyperactive and sometimes has difficulty focusing on the tasks of everyday life. He is self-conscious about being different, but he soon finds out what it is like to really be different after the rays of a meteor transform him into a cyborg with super powers. After the family doctor is unable to transform him back into a regular nine year old, Morgan convinces his parents to let him keep his powers to help people as the super hero “HyperKid”. His first mission is to defend his schoolmates from a bully named Brian Bullini on the playground, who also turns out to be a cyborg with powers and who assumes the identity of “BullBorg”. But Morgan ultimately discovers that you don’t need to be a super hero to overcome the difficulties you encounter in life, and you don’t have to be a super hero to help other people. He also learns that you can’t judge others by what you see on the surface, which leads him to realize that Brian is not a bully at all and that they have a lot more in common than it seemed at first.

While this book covers a wide range of serious issues beyond hyperactivity (bullying, intolerance, loneliness, and pre-judgment of people), The Advenures of HyperKid v BullBorg is also a fun super hero story with humorous characters involved in a suspenseful adventure story.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ (REVIEW)

For me, an interesting thing about The Adventures of HyperKid v Bullborg. was BullBorg. You know he’s… Well he’s… But then… I can’t really explain it without giving the story away. Besides what I was going to tell you isn’t really true. You know, I mean something else happened that was so awesome while HyperKid was taking him to the Nurse’s Office. Oops, I almost did it again. I definitely shouldn’t tell you about the teachers, who provided the comic relief. Oh, and let’s not forget Dr. Popsicle. What? Didn’t I just say I can’t talk about that. You’re just gonna have to read it for yourself.

I can say this, the thing I loved about The Adventures of HyperKid v BullLBorg was the relationship between Hyperkid and his father which lead to a great relationship between Hyperkid and Bullborg. Ahhhh, what did I do? Oh well, you can’t keep everything a secret. I also loved the dynamic way their super powers were developed as well as their limitations.

The Adventures of HyperKid v BullBorg is a UNIQUE and SPECIAL NEEDS read because of it characters and their unusual situations.

RECOMMENDATION

The Adventures of HyperKid v BullBorg is recommended for First Time Readers (7-8) and Middle Grade Readers (9-11) not to mention all kids that have been bullied, pre-judged, discriminated against, etc., etc., etc.

BUY IT HERE: Amazon

emerson-richard-800BIO   Emerson Daub is a fourth grade student who loves to play with toys and has a healthy interest in cyborgs and super heroes. Having already written a children’s book with his father Richard about their pet cats titled Spaulding and Zoom, Emerson expressed interest in writing a new book that combined two of his favorite interests. In writing this new book, Emerson, who has a very creative mind and active imagination, sat down with his father and in one sitting made up the story that would become The Adventures of HyperKid: HyperKid v BullBorg. Richard, who at one time had been a reporter but admittedly has very limited knowledge of cyborgs and modern super heroes, took extremely diligent notes and asked many detailed questions about the characters and the story. After this marathon session, Richard typed up the notes and gave them a voice. Over the following months, the father and son duo worked together to refine the prose into a tight but entertaining first person narrative. They hope the finished work will be enjoyed by all who read it and that it will serve as inspiration for everyone to rise above their personal obstacles and not let them hinder the pursuit of their goals and dreams.

 

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PETER AND LISA

CHARLES KATZ AND LINDA BARON KATZ

 

SUMMARY

A children’s book about two different mental illnesses, depression and mania, Peter and Lisa makes it easier for children to understand these mental conditions. It is a story about two people affected with such illness and how they got better and recovered through the proper medication and necessary support by family and friends. Charles and Linda Baron Katz’s Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children’s Story manifests the true essence of love and support to aid us overcome every storm that may pass.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

One moment you are happy, so happy that you’re dancing all around and having a bunch of fun. But, you’re also in danger because, you think you’re invincible (that means, you think you can do anything maybe even fly) The next moment, you’re sad. Very, very sad. You lay around doing absolutely nothing except maybe cry. Sometimes you want to—

These are some of the things a person who has bipolar disorder experience. Imagine what that must feel like if you are ten years old and the person acting that way is your parent. Peter and Lisa is a picture book for children which discusses two mental illnesses bipolar and depression.

Peter and Lisa is a well written SPECIAL NEEDS read that shows the two illnesses in great detail, thus providing children with the information they need to understand and live with a person who has a mental illness. Yet, it was clear that a child could not handle a parent on their own by providing a support system for the parent.

RECOMMENDATION

Peter and Lisa is recommended for All Ages.

BUY IT HERE:  Amazon

charleslinda-katzBIO   Linda Baron Katz, co-author with husband, Charles Katz, of Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children’s Story, raised in the Jewish faith, suffer from mental illness. Charles was diagnosed with depression and Linda with bipolar disorder as young adults. Both of them went through many difficult challenges they had to face as a result of their mental illnesses and struggled hard to reach recovery. Since then, Charles and Linda have been committed to the cause of educating the community about mental illness. Linda Baron Katz also known as Linda Naomi Katz, is also the author of her first book, Surviving Mental Illness, My Story. You can also find the book on Amazon.

Charles and Linda unable to have children of their own, decided through their writing, they could show how important it is for parents and children to understand that with the right kind of help mental illness can be treated and people can live normal, healthy, happy lives. When children read Peter and Lisa, it will brighten their eyes to a whole new level of education that they have yet to experience.

 

dashs-busy-dayDASH’S BUSY DAY

Written and Illustrated by:

TERRANCE M. PERRIN

SUMMARY

Learn basic direction concepts and counting as Dash the dragonfly flies left, then right, and all around the pond seeing several other pond inhabitants along the way. Simple, brightly colored, engaging character checking out the environment in which it lives, counting as it goes.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

For people like you and me, a pond is a small body of water usually sitting off to the side in someone’s back yard. But, to those that live there, especially if you’re someone like Dash, it’s as big as the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean. You know whatever ocean is near you. You don’t have an ocean? Okay, Lake Michigan.

Getting back to the story, Dash is a little guy, so his pond is very, very big! He isn’t your usual dragonfly. Noooo, no way does he spend his days hanging out in the reeds. He likes to keep himself busy. How, you might ask? By zipping here, zagging there, and even flying over there. No set routes for him; and each time, he has a little adventure as he introduces you to the pond’s other occupants. Seeing this world through the eyes of a Dragonfly is what makes this a UNIQUE read.

RECOMMENDATION

Dash’s Busy Day is a very humorous counting adventure for kids between the ages of one and eight. It also makes a great bedtime story. “The original illustrations were done in ink and watercolor and scanned into computer for final touch up and addition of text. 24 page picture book,” say Terrance M. Perrin as he gives us a small insight as to how this book was developed.

BUY IT HERE:   Amazon

terry-perrin-at-nightBIO  Terrance was born in Kansas with his school years split equally between there and California. First job was engraving trophies for a bowling supply house when he was 14. He enjoyed drawing when younger and poetry and photography in his mid to late teens, growing more creative in his early 30’s. Many work meeting note pads would have just as many doodles as notes on them. Terrance had spent most of his adult working days in manufacturing and construction, until departing from a career of 13 years in 2014 to pursue artwork and photography as a full time endeavor. He has wanted to try his hand at writing children’s books for as long as he can remember, in part because his creative father had always talked of doing that someday, and 2016 marks the year that he finally put pencil, ink and paint to paper. The result is Dash’s Busy Day. He resides in Colorado with his wife, dogs and finches. He is currently working on a video version of the book.

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MONKFISH MAGGIE and the BUNGALOW STAIRS

CATCHPHRASEDAN

ILLUSTRATED BY BERG NORCROSS

SUMMARY

Monkfish Maggie and the Bungalow Stairs is an illustrated adventure story for all ages. CatchphraseDan collaborated with the tremendous Norwegian painter Berg Norcross for this story, who has packed the book full to the brim with over 50 illustrations, and they look fancier than a chicken in a raincoat. An honest review will help to spread the word about the book, and get more people reading instead of shoplifting tubs of delicious strawberry ice-cream!

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

This bedtime, daytime, nap time story starts off as a common folktale about a fisherman and his wife. Or is it about the wife and her fisherman husband. Let me see now, the book is entitled Monkfish Maggie and the Bungalow Stairs. Oh yeah, it’s about the wife. Anybody can see that. So what exactly happens in this story. I’m not sure, I’ve never dealt with evil stairs. But, your children, will be able to tell you everything that’s going on, and they might even read it to you. Especially if they can read it themselves. There so many twist and turns in this story that will keep them entertained for hours and hours. But, BE WARNED! If you’re reading it to them, just as they are falling to sleep, one of those twists will pop up bringing them back to full awakeness, dang! (awakeness, um I think I just made up a word). A little advice read the section you plan to cover before you read to your child. That way, you’ll know when to stop.

The UNIQUE thing about Monkfish Maggie and the Bungalow Stairs is… Let me see, where do I start? Hmm, the title? The villain is a staircase? The explanations? The twists? My, my there are so many. You decide.

RECOMMENDATION

Monkfish Maggie and the Bungalow Stairs is recommended for First Time Readers (Infant to 8).

BUY IT HERE:   Amazon

BIO(S)

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Well, I was born naked and screaming, and I like to spend at least half an hour a day doing that for old times sake – usually at lunch time. The name CatchphraseDan was given to me in high school, when I discovered that my true calling in life was answering Roy Walker’s riddles correctly, and notching up Catchphrase points like there was no tomorrow. I’m pants at it now, but in my prime I would eat my greens and people would offer me looks of astonishment, envy and sometimes pity.

Once I realised that I wasn’t destined to appear on TV and win £80, I turned my attention to talking flannel and drawing pictures. This was probably for the best – you can’t buy a horse and a hat for the horse with £80. You could probably buy some trousers for the horse, but I haven’t Googled that yet so I don’t know.

I try and cram as much stuff into the day as possible. See, a day is like a medium sized round of hot buttered toast – you can keep on buttering, and it’ll all get absorbed until you get chest pains. I wake up and shower for a while, thinking long and hard about leaving the shower. Then I pack myself a bowl of gruel and think about all of the things that I’m gonna draw, paint, make, break, eat and betray.

I like drawing things and putting ‘em on the internet. It makes me feel warm inside and once it made my feet turn into beets and then into sheets. Follow me on social media – I once said something relevant. Stay cool, eat well, and ring your Mom from time to time.

You can find CatchphraseDan on social media using the following links:

Ello – @CatchphraseDan   Twitter – @CatchphraseDan   Facebook – CatchphraseDanArt Instagram – @CatchphraseDan    Tumblr – CatchphraseDan

Berg Norcross – Illustrator

The mysterious Berg Norcross rose from the ocean on a cold Monday morning and by lunchtime he’d just about finished his first painting. Berg speaks Norwegian, English and Lobster. You’ll find him in his windmill, unless he’s not in his windmill in which case he could be anywhere…

You can find Berg Norcross on social media using the following links:

Ello – @BergNorcross
Twitter – @BergNorcross    Instagram – @Berg_Norcross”

(Note:  Due to the recent loss of data, These links are no longer active)

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED REVIEW

ANYONE CAN GET AN A+

GEETANJALI MUKHERJEE

SUMMARY

Do you wish you could get better grades? Do you struggle with certain subjects and believe that maybe you’re not cut out for them? Do you want to spend less time studying and still get good grades?

Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades is a conversational, down-to-earth guide for high school and college students on how to maximize their learning and get the grades they want. This book draws on research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, and gives students practical advice that they can implement right away, to overcome procrastination, make the most of their study time and improve their grades significantly.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW

The first half of Anyone Can Get An A+ explains the dynamics of learning by splitting it into two categories: growth mindset, believing that you can improve, and fixed mindset believing that you are stuck with what you have.

In thirty-nine steps, Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades sets down a UNIQUE and strong foundation for your child to change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset by developing skills and adapting positive abilities for learning while still participating in your regular activities and getting plenty of rest.. One the steps presented is Interleaving, which is spending time learning one thing, taking a break and moving on to something else. This process gives you a chance to learn more rather than spending lots of time on something you’re having problems with.

Three skills that I would love to have and that I think would be beneficial for any student are:

Clunking – Breaking what you have learned down into smaller parts, mastering them and then putting them all together), deliberate practice;

Deliberate Practice – Practicing a skill repeatedly, fixing any errors, and getting feedback; and,

Mapping – When this skill was presented in Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades, I pictured a history class. where I made a map placing each battle in the order it was fought. What a great way to learn dates.

RECOMMENDATION

This book is primarily recommended for high and college students. But, I think Anyone Can Get An A+: How to Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve your Grades, is for all children especially in Middle School, but with Parental supervision.

BUY IT HERE: Amazon

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BIO

I grew up in India, spending my early years in Kolkata, and then attending high school in New Delhi. I attended the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, to read law as an undergraduate, and went on to get a Masters’ in Public Administration from Cornell University, US. I research and write on issues of international law, transitional justice and business and human rights.

My first book, “Seamus Heaney: Select Poems”, is in its 6th edition currently, published by Rama Bros. India. I have written five other books, with my latest on study skills – Anyone Can Get An A+: How To Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades. In my spare time, I love to read as many books as possible, write on this blog, and catch up on endless episodes of whatever latest TV shows I am obsessed about.

I have also recently started another blog, on the topic of my recent book. You can check it out here:  http://anyonecangetana.blogspot.sg