Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Pen Pieyu Adventures Series- Book Review

Multi-Award Winning Children’s Series–Book Review

The Multi-Award Winning Pen Pieyu Adventure Series
April 23, 2018 | Wanda Luthman
Recently, I met a multi-award winning children’s author, Diane M. Robinson (pictured here), and read all 3 of her books in The Pen Pieyu Adventures series! I loved each one. I invite you to read about them along with my reviews and if you want to purchase them, I’ve made it easy and linked the buy page straight to Amazon where it says “Amazon” underneath each book! Enjoy!

Book 1
Available on Amazon
Book #1 in the Ten-Time International Multi-Award Winning Series
“I have thought hard and for many passing moons. Jewels, frocks of lace, and princess games are boring. The thing I want the most . . . “Petra hesitated and bit on her lip. “I want to be a royal knight.”
Princess Petra’s unusual birthday request sends the court into a frenzy, but when she agrees to undertake a knight’s quest they can’t stop her. Armed with a cake knife and outfitted in the best royal pots and pans, Petra sets off to face a dragon and win her real armour before encountering a bog witch, and an army of the kingdom’s worst enemies. Will Petra’s kindness and acceptance prove more valuable than weapons and armour?
Join Sir Princess Petra and her dragon steed, Snarls, in their zany adventures in this humorous fantasy and exciting fairy tales for kids series. These multi-award winning dragon fantasy books for kids 7 – 11 years are sure to entertain.
My Review (5 stars)
Such a fun story! I actually read book three first but that took nothing away from enjoying this first book in the series. Sir Princess Petra is a kind-hearted soul who has big dreams for herself to be a royal knight against her parents wishes. She goes on her quest and makes friend of everyone she meets. Such a great story with a good lesson and plenty of humor thrown in!
Book 2
Available on Amazon
Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is a Multi-Award Winning Book
2014 – Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
2015 -Children’s Literary Classics “Seal of Approval”
2015 – Purple Dragonfly Book Award
2015 Los Angeles Book Festival Book Award
2015 – Children’s Literary Classics Book Award
Sir Princess Petra has already proven she is a kind and noble knight. This, however, does not please the king and queen—they want her to behave like a princess and forget this silly knight nonsense of hers!
But when the king writes a new rule in the royal rule book that requires her to attend Talent School and acquire a princess talent certificate or suffer the spell of the royal magician, Petra, reluctantly, agrees to go. But who could have guessed what Sir Princess Petra’s Talent would be?
Join Sir Princess Petra and her dragon steed, Snarls, in these zany adventures books for children, book series for girls age 9 – 12. These multi-award winning dragon books are sure to entertain. Sir Princess Petra’s Talent is book club recommended.
My Review (5 stars)
I very much enjoyed book two in this series. Sir Princess Petra doesn’t want to go to Princess School but she manages to find a work-around. She is strong and kind and a wonder role model for children. She keeps the King and Queen on their toes and she challenges their desire for her to be a proper Princess. The author knows how to entertain young readers with fun and interesting characters alongside a healthy dose of humor!
Book 3
Available on Amazon
Book #3 in the Ten-Time International Multi-Award Winning Series
“Ms. Robinson has created a heroine unlike any other in children’s literature.” J.E. Rogers, Award-winning middle-grade fantasy author.
Sir Princess Petra has already attained her knighthood in the Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like talent certificate from Talent School, neither of which pleases her father and mother, the king and queen.The king writes up more silly rules in the royal rule book to deter Sir Princess Petra from her knightly ways and useless talent, and turn her into a real princess once and for all. Will the king finally succeed with this newly written, ridiculous mission for Petra?
Join Sir Princess Petra and her dragon steed, Snarls, in their zany adventures in this humorous fantasy and exciting fairy tales for kids series. These multi-award winning dragon fantasy books for kids 7 – 11 years are sure to entertain.
Sir Princess Petra’s Mission is an Award Winning Book in this humorous fantasy books for kids series.
2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award
2016 Book Excellence Award, 1st Place Chapter Books
2017 Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval
2017 Children’s Literary Classics, Gold Medal
My Review (5 Stars)
What a fun story! I enjoyed the fun names of the characters and places. I love the dragon, Snarls! The author does a great job of weaving adventure with fun and an important lesson of doing what is right even when it could really cost you. I highly recommend this book! 5 Stars
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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Alicia and the Light Bulb People - Book Review

Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13

Author Barbara Roman
  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 6, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1979398267
  • ISBN-13: 978-1979398268

Book Description

Where do light bulbs go when they burn out? Do they stay dead forever? Or can they be regenerated to live a brand new life with a brand new purpose? If they’re lucky they go to Star Factory 13 to become glorious stars in the sky…after they pass a rigorous test of their personality given by Carelia the Light Goddess, that is.

But how in the world did 10-year-old Alicia get to Star Factory 13? All she did was go shopping in Walker’s Department Store with Mother to buy a new lamp for her bedroom. Could there really have been some magic in that department store Christmas tree? Or perhaps it was the ride in the elevator with the Golden Door that did it. The elevator button said “Press Me” and Alicia willingly obliged.

Up she rode to the 13th floor to find an assortment of wise-cracking light bulb people, all with distinct personalities, each coming from sad, silly or desperate circumstance, all hoping to take their rightful place in the heavens.

Alicia and the Light Bulb People is an enchanting tale of friendship, courage, and realizing your star potential through the magic of believing!

My Thoughts

What really happens to burned out light bulb? Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13 will captivate the reader in this charming story about the fantastical journey light bulbs take.

Star Factory 13 is a truly magical place; a place where the discarded Light Bulb People go to school to learn to accept themselves for their individual attributes and find the courage to complete their journey. Alicia encourages them and helps them start their journeys, while learning some life lessons herself.

Author Barbara Roman has created a very imaginative tale full of wonder, surprises, and humor that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

About The Author

Barbara Roman is the author of the children's book, "Hubert in Heaven," and is aka B. Roman, author of The Moon Singer Trilogy, a YA fantasy series, as well as the suspense fiction "Whatever Became of Sin?"

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

The Lilac Princess - A Book Review

Author: Wanda Luthman
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Lilacs in Literature; 2nd edition 

(October 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998195804
ISBN-13: 978-0998195803

 A modern fairy tale of a young Princess with too much responsibility and not enough freedom. She is an only child to an elderly King and Queen of a Kingdom in turmoil. Upon her rests the responsibility to rescue her Kingdom one day, but for now, she is held within the castle walls for her safety. She longs to go outside just for a moment, to smell the sweet lilacs growing in the meadow. Come along on her adventure when she dares to escape the castle walls and meets a cursed dragon. Little does she know that while the dragon has an evil plan, her sweet spirit may just unravel it.

My Thoughts
  The princess Dreama is always kept safe inside the castle walls, protected from the ongoing war, and her constant protection ensures that one day she will rule the kingdom. Dreama daydreams about venturing beyond the castle to explore what the world is like, maybe even help fight the evil forces that hamper her freedom. But how to get beyond the castle gates?

 Dreama's new friend Dirk might be able to help. . .

 A beautiful story about about how important forgiveness is and how it enhances our life. Dreama and Dirk are lovable characters in a well plotted adventure story with strong values. Readers will love this book and come away with a smile.

About The Author 
 Award-winning children's author, Wanda Luthman, utilizes her expertise in both mental health and guidance counseling to infuse each of her stories with social/emotional messages such as forgiveness, perseverance, self-acceptance, and love conquering evil while still entertaining children with magical adventure stories. She belongs to the National Pen Women Organization in Cape Canaveral, the Florida Writers Association, Space Coast Authors, and Brevard Authors Forum. She lives in sunny Florida with her incredibly understanding and supportive husband of 23 years, their two adorable yorkies, and 15 rescue feral cats (all fixed responsibly and still residing outside and on her porch in their colony)! She loves the outdoors and finds it a great source of inspiration whether she is riding her bike, swimming, or walking. 

The Lilac Princess    Amazon


Sunday, 25 March 2018

Free Kid's Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest for kids 6-17 has been extended to May 1, 2018

Sign up for The Dragon Newsletter to get the free coloring pages and enter the contest. The Dragon Newsletter is a is an occasional newsletter about contests, giveaways, and new releases by the author. Join the newsletter and get updates about upcoming contests and giveaways.

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2018 Coloring Contest Prizes:

Sling bag with Snarls the dragon logo Value $35.00


2nd editions, published 2017, The Pen Pieyu Adventures series
paperbacks by Diane Mae Robinson
$42.00 value

 Sir Princess Petra Coloring Book (2)
by Diane Mae Robinson
Value $16.00


Drawing Fantasy Creatures paperback
by A.J. Sautter
$13.00 Value

                                                                       Drawing Dragons
                                                                       by Sandra Staple
                                                                       $19.00 value

How to enter the contest:

  • Contest participants can enter by signing up to The Dragon Newsletter (an occasional newsletter about my new book releases, contests, and giveaways). Upon sign up, you will receive the 55-page pdf coloring book, which are the pages for the contest. Sign-up form here:
  • Contest participants can be from a school I have previously visited on an author visit, although, a teacher from each class will have to register on behalf of the students in that class. 
  • If you are already signed up for my newsletter, you will receive the link for the pdf coloring pages again in the November/December Dragon Newsletter. 
  • One entry per person. 
  • Entries can be emailed or mailed. Mailing address details will be sent via The Dragon Newsletter November/December 2017 Edition.
  • All entries must include: Name, Age, School & Classroom I Visited or Email Address you used to sign up to the newsletter with.
  • Winning entries will be judged by coloring and writing skills based on age. The short paragraph about the scene should be between 75 and 100 words (dialogue, descriptive, or both, and grammar counts). 
  • Contest closes April 1, 2018. Extended to May 1, 2018.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Free Kindle, Book # 1 In The Multi-Award Winning Children's Series

Kindle Book #1 in the multi-award winning series The Pen Pieyu Adventures. On Amazon Everywhere. 

Join Petra and her dragon friend, Snarls, in this fun dragon books for children series.

 Mar. 1, Mar. 2 ONLY

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For a limited time, if you buy the paperback of The Dragon Grammar Book, you get the Kindle version free:

"Robinson gets to the heart of the really puzzling aspects of grammar and offers them up in a format designed to make learning grammar more fun."
--Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Dragon Grammar Book Receives Multiple 5-Star Reviews

For Immediate Release:

Author: Diane Mae Robinson

Illustrator: Breadcrumbs Ink

Publisher: Diane Mae Robinson Ink

Middle Grades and Up

Publication editions: Paperback Dec. 10, 17.
Kindle & Epub Jan. 22, 18.
Hardcover Feb.12, 18

140 pages

For immediate release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome with multiple 5-star reviews!
Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Educational book "The Dragon Grammar Book" by Diane Mae Robinson, currently available at

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite, 5 stars.
"The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom is a nonfiction educational book for children written by Diane Mae Robinson. Robinson is the author of The Pen Pieyu Adventures, a children’s adventure series starring Sir Princess Petra. She’s also a writing instructor who still finds it necessary, from time to time, to double-check those grammar rules. In this book, Robinson presents basic grammar rules in an accessible manner that is geared for young readers, and she does so using the characters and story line of her Pen Pieyu series. She begins with a glossary of grammar terms, and then proceeds to demystify confusing and often misused words and phrases, such as affect/effect and between/among and the deadliest of them all -- lie/lay. She then tackles verb agreement, punctuation and other aspects of syntax and sentence structure, employing examples that are filled with dragons, castles and, of course, Sir Princess Petra herself. Robinson includes spot quizzes at the ends of many chapters, and she also provides two levels of Dragon Grammar Skill Tests with answers at the end of the book.

I love dragons and grammar! So my eyes lit up when I saw Diane Mae Robinson’s nonfiction educational book for children, The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom. I’m also a big fan of Sir Princess Petra, whose adventures have admirably shown kids that it’s cool to be both a princess and a knight or a prince who likes to cook. And while I’ve read any number of dry, tolerable and even enjoyable books on grammar, I’ve rarely come across as well presented and entertaining an approach to what can be an intimidating subject, particularly for a young audience or for adults learning English as a second language. Robinson gets to the heart of the really puzzling aspects of grammar and offers them up in a format designed to make learning grammar more fun. The chapter quizzes are enjoyable ways to make sure you’ve gotten all the rules down, and the Skill Tests are also quite useful for spotlighting areas that need more review. And unlike many of the classic grammar texts, her grammar recommendations are oriented toward pragmatic, real-world usage. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom is a great resource for kids, their teachers and anyone else who’d like to know a bit more about language and how to use it. It’s most highly recommended."

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