A Book Publishing Company Needs Your Help

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PrintHello Everyone, I applied for the Chase Mission Main Street Grants for my children’s book publishing company, Worlds To Discover, and would appreciate your help in getting 250 votes needed to be considered. (Click to vote: http://bit.ly/CMMSGrant).  

To vote, you will be required to connect with Facebook. They will not store or share your personal information. – See more at: missionmainstreetgrants.com

My company, www.WorldsToDiscover.com, is a children’s book publishing company and this grant would be a great help in getting more books published.

*Mission Main Street Grants is a program from Chase that helps small businesses. Two million dollars in grants will be awarded to 20 small business by Chase.

I really hope you can help me reach my goal of 250 votes. 



Free on Kindle for 2 Days: Veggie’s Bully (Chef ReCee Jay & Friends) by C. JoVan Williams

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Veggie's Bully

Veggie’s Bully (Chef ReCee Jay & Friends) by  C. JoVan Williams  is free for 2 days.

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A Book Encouraging Self Esteem for Readers Young and Old

A book inspiring lessons about self love, Veggie Bunnie learns something that all readers need to know…. Love yourself, no matter what others may say! Filled with colorful illustrations, this book follows Veggie’s relationship with her friends Carb Monkey and his Uncle Bear. Throughout the book, ‘Carb’ wants to get even with the bully that is bothering Veggie, whereas ‘Uncle Bear’ wants her to take a different approach. This book encourages readers to be the best person they can be, regardless of how people may act around them.

The author, Mrs. Williams states, “Instilling self confidence and promoting humility are hard characteristics to balance. I think this will be a great conversation starter about not letting the bad words of a few, destroy the positive image you want to have of yourself.”

Kristi’s Book Nook Review of Galstanberry #3: The Girlz of Galstanberry Series

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Galstanberry #3:
The Girlz of Galstanberry Series

Author: Garen S. Wolff
Illustrator: Little Tree Designs/Thornpallette
Publisher: Wolff House Books and Publishing
ISBN: 9780615668406

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Galstanberry Academy is a pretty average school considering its prestige. The girls that attend have the same worries and concerns as any other school. They worry about their hair, nails, shoes and clothes. Making friends isn’t easy either. At Galstanberry, which friends you make can be the difference between winning or losing a class president election. At least this is the case for Team Tabitha and Team Brandi.

Tabitha and Brandi are roommates and competitors for the class presidency. Tabitha is well traveled, but Brandi is just the opposite. Tabitha finds Brandi to be very interesting. On the other hand, Brandi doesn’t hesitate to challenge Tabitha’s views and ideas. Both girls stubbornness create an environment that prohibits friendship from being an option. In order to bring awareness, in regards to the upcoming election, each team is preparing for an event for votes. Team Brandi has decided on a poetry slam to gather potential voters. Team Tabitha is planning to wear t-shirts advertising and honoring a vote for Tabitha theme, and of course there will be an order form for anyone who wants to buy a shirt in support of Tabitha. And so, the battle begins.

Wolff walks readers through the pains of being in school and the sixth grade. It’s not just about an education but finding out who you are and where you fit in. Young readers will recognize the mean girls, the book worms and the cliques that form in any social environment. Most of all, Wolff takes readers on a journey on how to stand up and be the person you can be. Wolff has also provided a fun read for young girls who are into all the girlie stuff, like fashion, accessories and hairdos.

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Mama, When Will I Be Popular?

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Mama, When Will I Be Popular
By: Thomasina F. Johnson


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About the Author

Thomasina is a wife and mother of seven beautiful children. She loves giving insight into the different challenges in life! And as seen throughout the book making Thomasina’s Cookie Pizzas. Thomasina has had to struggle with her fair share of bullies in one form or another. This has brought her to a place where she can encourage her own children as well as others to hang in there, life gets better and makes you stronger. I never want to see a child hurt themselves because they feel as though this is all it is to life.


This book is to encourage those who have wanted to “fit in” but are disappointed because they’re not. A mom and daughter talk providing wisdom and hopefully a different outlook to the troubles of this little one’s life.

When we are teased or picked on, it’s helpful to know that even that has a purpose! That purpose is to make you stronger or maybe, mindful not to be like those who hurt you.


Inside The Book of Mama, When Will I Be Popular w/ Thomasina F. Johnson by JMcManus

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Article first published as Thomasina F. Johnson, Author of Mama, When Will I Be Popular on Blogcritics.

(Don’t miss out on the book giveaway of Mama, When Will I Be Popular! Ends Oct. 28th 2011)

Welcome back everyone!

This is JMcManus with another Inside The Book interview. Today I’m going inside the book of Mama, When Will I Be Popular with author Thomasina F. Johnson.

Born in Washington, DC, Thomasina F. Johnson now lives in Maryland with her husband and 7 wonderful home schooled children and has found writing as a calling and a great way to give to others.

But it all didn’t start off that way. As a way to escape the mean words that were being said about her when she was younger she attempted suicide. Fortunately she failed in her attempt and in 2000 started writing whimsical and rhythmic books that help children build character.  From that experience she started writing her first book The Bully, which she is currently working on illustrations for.

Thomasina, can you give us a summary of Mama, When Will I Be Popular?

A mother and daughter talk. That provides insight into how today’s struggles will teach her daughter to triumph in her future endeavors. It’s the concept of, what people mean for evil now will eventually work out for the good in you! Don’t give up!

On the first page we find out that the character wants to be popular. What does she think popularity will bring her?

Acceptance, sadly that is all most kids want. Most just want to be liked and not judged for who they are.

I noticed right away that you didn’t give your character a name. Was this intentional?

Yes, and that’s really neat that you noticed that! When you are bullied you don’t “feel” like you have a name. However, that was why I intentionally put the “titles” of roles you will be called upon to fulfill later in life.

Through out the story we found out different things that character building can prepare someone for. My favorite was being an astronaut. What do you think the character would choose?

She chose to be a teacher. Her experience gave her a heart for children just like herself. And being an educator gave her that opportunity to help shape and mold those who were in her classroom.

“Or maybe you’ll have character like an astronaut who has to spend a lot of time alone, out in space, for months, just communicating by phone.”

What is your favorite part of Mama, When Will I be Popular?

The crying scene, when she is in her bed. It is a tender picture of what I have seen at times in my own life/home.

Is Mama, When Will I be Popular the first in a series?

Yes, I have several more coming that talk about bullying, true friendship, geography and dance, a princess story and a crying little brother. I have many stories that I have written over the years that I can’t wait to share!

That’s great! Can you tell us about some of your upcoming projects?

I touched on “The Bully” project so I will talk about my project after that which is Amber & Emily! This is a book dear to my heart that talks about interracial friendship. It’s the true story of my daughter and her best friend Emily!

“These two friends are special what could they possibly not share? Amber is as dark as chocolate and Emily has blonde hair.”

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Well, being a mom I just think it’s important to have children build strong character morals’ and a huge secured sense of their value! My hope is that we can end child suicide by building up our young people up. And stop bullying by getting to the heart and anatomy of the bullies in our grade schools before they end up in our colleges.

Where can people find more information about you and your books?
Our website is at
http://www.booksbythomasina.com.  Please don’t forget to join our Google Friend Connect and to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@booksbytj)

I also have a blog spot that focuses primarily on the personal side of me being a wife and mommy of 7 children called Mommy Writes it on my web page under the tag label blog.

Thank you Thomasina for taking time for the interview. I wish you much success with your books.


Kristi's Book Nook Review/Giveaway of Talee and The Fallen Object

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Talee And The Fallen Object
Author: Jacquitta A. McManus
Illustrator: Brian Hardison & Jacquitta A. McManus
Cover Painting by Toujour Byrd
Publisher: Wolds to Discover, LLC
Ages: 5 & up

Talee is eight, loves purple, yellow and big puffy muffins. She is from Gala, a planet with two moons with landmasses that float. She wants to share her adventure with you. An object falls from the sky and it’s a baby Capla she names Nola.

Young readers will love sitting down with Talee as she speaks to them as if they are sitting right there with her. This wonderful tale is a quick read for beginners and has pictures kids can color as they read along. Young readers will love learning about Talee and her world.

Talee also has a fantasy adventure coloring book. Giant pictures for kids to color that will allow them to utilize their imaginations and make Gala a world of their own. In the back is a place for kids to create and write their very own story to share with family and friends.

To learn more about author Jacquitta A. McManus please visit her site at Worlds To Discover. www.WorldsToDiscover.com

Review and Giveway by Kristi’s Book Nook


Talee and the Fallen Object

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Talee and the Fallen Object
Author: Jacquitta A McManus
Illustrations by Brian Hardison & Jacquitta A McManus
Cover Painting by Toujour Byrd
Age Range: 4 – 8
Publisher: Worlds To Discover, LLC.

Paperback: $4.99
Ebook: $3.99

Talee and the Fallen Object is a coloring book adventure story. Talee, a girl who lives on the gas planet Gala has her curiosity piqued when she sees an object fall from the backpack of a mail flyer and journeys out to see what it is.


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Hello everyone. My name is Talee. It’s spelled T-A-L-E-E and it is pronounced (TAH-Lee).

I just came in from outside. The sun is out and the air feels warm. Can you feel it?

Today, I want to tell you a story I wrote about one of my GREAT adventures.

It’s a real story. Really!

It happened a couple of weeks ago.

Oh, but first I should tell you about me.

The first thing you should know is that I’m eight.

Yep! Eight and I love to read and write—especially about great adventures. My favorites are treasure hunts.

My favorite colors are purple and yellow and I wear them every day. Right now I’m wearing my purple jumpsuit, yellow socks and purple boots with yellow on them. I love my boots.

My favorite food is wild puffy muffins–the yellow ones with the pink tops as big as my hand.

The puffier, the pinker, the bigger, the better is what I always say.

My mom makes them for me every weekend and they’re the best.