Friday, November 8, 2013

Children's Book Review: Catie's Secret by Laura Allen Nonemaker (giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Litfuse Publicity, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Continuing our series on great new books for children- I have a wonderful book for you today,
and a special giveaway from the author!

Catie's Secret (Tate Publishing, 2013) is the second book in the children's series God's SecretGarden Adventures. Like the previous book, Benny's Angel,Catie's Secret invites young readers to join an exciting adventure while teaching a valuable lesson. 

Catie Caterpillar looks different from any bug Herbie and Bella have ever seen. When Herbie makes fun of Catie, Mayor Benny shows him why he should not judge anyone by how they look. In the end, Catie reveals a secret and the bunnies learn the joy of forgiveness.

This is a wonderful book, that teaches kids about being different, and that exteriors do not tell you everything about a person, that you need to get to know them better to learn about them! This is a really apt book for young kids in school, who might want to make fun of a new kid, one who has difficulties, or who had a hard time in school! Miss Grace and I had a very long discussion after reading the book, and I was pleased at how she understood that making fun of someone is bullying, and frequently because the person doesn't know what they are talking about! This book would be great to read in class, at Sunday school, or for homeschoolers, to facilitate some great discussions! We highly recommend it!

About the Author:
Laura began writing as a child in Bermuda when a favorite teacher had one of her essays published in a local newspaper. She is a contributing writer for Kentucky Monthly Magazine and her first children's book,"Benny's Angel," was published in 2011. She is on the planning team for Artful Missions, which produces juried art shows and donates most of the proceeds to ministries that help women and children escape human trafficking. When Laura is not dreaming up her next God's Garden adventure, she enjoys spending time with her large family. Learn more about Laura at:

Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour for more wonderful reviews


 here's the giveaway I promised! 

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  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Butterfly Pavilion Hatching Kit
  • Butterfly Pattern Carryall Bag
  • Butterfly Suncatcher Kit
  • Benny's Angel T-Shirt (small)
  • Catie's Secret and Benny's Angel with free E-Live audio downloads by Laura Nonemaker
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 23rd. Winner will be announced November 25th at Laura's blog.

Enter to win the pack HERE!

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Laura's blog on the 25th to see if you won.

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