Thursday 29 December 2022

Little Miss HISTORY Travels to MONTICELLO Home of Thomas Jefferson - Book Review


Little Miss History Travels to Monticello Home of Thomas Jefferson

Written by Barbara Ann Mojica

Illustrated by  Victor Ramon Mojica 


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ eugenus STUDIOS, LLC (August 17, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 46 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1733067183
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733067188


 About the Book:   

    Join award-winning children’s book author Barbara Ann Mojica’s Little Miss HISTORY as she reveals the mysteries of Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson, her newest release. Discover the hidden treasures of Thomas Jefferson’s home, the author of The Declaration of Independence. An agriculturalist, philosopher, scientist, architect, patriot, and president, Jefferson’s complex role in history teaches today’s Americans why, “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”

What I thought:      

     Barbara Ann Mojica's Little Miss History series is exceptional! I've read and reviewed most of her books in this series and I loved them all. This book (as well as all the books in the series) is well written, entertaining, and educational. The illustrations match the writing perfectly, and the overall look of the book is very professional. Adults as well as children will love this book and all the books in the series. I was given a free copy pdf for an honest review.                    


About the Author:      

Barbara Ann Mojica, M.A. S.A.S., S.D.A is a historian and retired educator. Her education career spans more than forty years serving as a teacher, special educator, principal, and school district administrator. Barbara writes monthly historical articles for the Columbia Insider under the banner "Passages." Using the whimsical Little Miss History character to narrate her book series, Barbara hopes to educate, entertain and inspire children to learn about historical people and places. Little Miss History's antics make reading nonfiction a fun-filled adventure for all ages. She firmly believes, "If you don't know your history, you don't know what you're talking about."

The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered more than two dozen awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers' Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards


Find more about Barbara Ann's books here.




Monday 31 October 2022

The Prince Who Was a Piccolo - Book Review

 The Prince Who Was a Piccolo

Written by Barbara Roman

Illustrated by Vladimir Cebu


  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BJYD1KYF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (Oct. 24 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8359896238

About the Book:

When his father, the King, demands that the Prince be a “Royal Trumpet”, the unhappy boy brings doom and gloom to the kingdom until a mystical maiden guides him to finding his own unique music.

Barbara Roman's 'The Prince Who Was A Piccolo' teaches children about self-esteem, asserting independence, attitudes, and being comfortable with their own identity. They will also learn about different musical instruments and the influence of music on our lives and emotions. There are mystical qualities in the story as it metaphorically touches on meditation, intuition, and spiritual guidance.

Beautifully illustrated by Vladimir Cebu, this book is a rich learning experience for children, as they learn about music instruments, and ways to express their emotions.


What I Thought: 

 The Prince Who Was a Piccolo is a wonderful story with the subtle underlying moral value for children to believe in themself and strive for their own talents in life, whatever those talents may be.  I fell in love with the prince and his brave attitude to not give up searching for his own musical talent, even though his musical talent may not please his father the king. The story is so well written that I believe this book will become a classic in children's literature. The artwork is fantastic. This story is one of the most creative stories I've read in children's literature in several years. Kudos to the author!


About the Author:


 As Barbara Roman, I am the author of the children's books, "Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13" and "Hubert in Heaven - a hi-tech angel gets his wings."

Find Barbara Roman's children's books here.