Chick Chat by Janie Bynum

I came across the cutest book on a blog I follow called KidLit411.

I was particularly attracted to it because it has a cute little chick on the cover and it’s almost Easter, so it seemed a perfect time to share it.

It’s available in Hard Cover on Amazon

Check out the full story from the author and illustrator at the link below

Let’s Get Physical: Fun and Fitness With Kids

Let’s Get Physical: Fun and Fitness


Dr. Valerie Allen

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Children’s Book Blog. Today, I’m bringing back a previous post that I think brings us some great information as the weather provides opportunities for more of us to get outside and get physical.

Dr. Valerie Allen, take it away…

Back in the day, kids ran home from school, grabbed their bikes, and hit the street looking to play with other kids. The excitement of skipping a stone across a puddle, watching a worm inch its way across the sidewalk, and chasing butterflies were part of the big adventures of childhood. Today, it’s hard to find children playing or walking outside. Various factors are involved in this, including safety concerns, planned school, church, and community activities, electronic devices, and time constraints of working parents, to name a few. The importance of physical activity and communing with nature cannot be understated. Here is how some of these activities can be reclaimed in this new age.

Fine motor skills develop eye-hand coordination and is used in tasks such as handwriting, working with hand tools, art, and threading a needle.

  • Outdoor activities to enhance these skills include: ball games, Frisbee toss, golf, and tennis.
  • Indoor activities include jigsaw puzzles, dot-to-dot, mazes, shuffling and dealing cards, checkers, chess, drawing, painting, jacks, pick-up-sticks, ping-pong, sewing cards, knitting, and arts and craft activities.
  • Chores can include help preparing meals by mixing ingredients and cracking eggs. Children can fold the laundry, wash dishes and pots and pans, set the table, clean pet areas, dust furniture, and water the lawn or garden.

Gross motor skills include the use of large muscles which improve balance and build strength.

  • Outdoor activities include, swimming, running, walking, bike riding, skating, jump rope, hopping, skipping, hop-scotch,  follow the leader, Pogo sticks, Hula-hoops, skate boards, and scooters.
  • Indoor activities include using the stairs, stretching, toe touching, marching in place, and bending from the waist.  
  • Chores also can be incorporated such as washing the car or house windows,  sweeping the sidewalk, pulling weeds, and walking and washing the dog, washing the floor, collecting and taking out the trash.

The wonders of nature include an awareness of the beauty and serenity in the natural world. It is important for children to understand the cycle of life in its many forms and the symbiotic relationship of man and the environment.

  • Outside activities include a quiet stroll observing natural things in the environment as opposed to man-make objects. Identifying plants and animals. Watching the habits of birds and small game and listening to their vocalizations. Seeing the color, shape, and height of grasses and flowers. Noticing the different smells in various areas. Feeling the change in temperature while in the sun and in shade, and with the change of time.
  • Inside activities can include planting a windowsill garden, having a fish tank, having and caring for a pet.
  •  Chores can include planting, weeding, watering, and mowing grassy areas. Tending to lawns and gardens with fertilizer and insecticides. Safeguarding animals with shelter, building a bird house, and providing food and water.

There are many simple ways of encouraging your child to be fit and have fun whether inside, outside, or with daily chores!

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Dr. Valerie Allen is a child psychologist in private practice. She  has published two children’s chapter books, “Summer School for Smarties” and “Bad Hair, Good Hat, New Friends”   and  a  picture book  for beginning readers, “The  Sun and The Moon.”  Oh yes, she has also raised six children!

Janie Burk’s Children’s Books With Positive Messages

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Children’s Book Blog!

Today, I’d like to introduce you to another wonderful author, Janie Burk, whose written some lovely books with positive messages.

Here she is to tell us more…

I love kids. I love their joy, their innate goodness, their innocence, their willingness to learn, and their ability to reason. In the spirit of ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ I want to contribute to the goodness of the future leaders of the world. Through my stories, I share with our sweet kiddos happy lessons that will help them. My hope is that my stories instill the desire to do good, to be creative and to live happily.

I have always made up rhymes, jingles and stories to keep me grounded as I juggled my career as a physician, my marriage, and — best and busiest of all — raising my two sons. Since my grandchildren have come I have been inspired to share my rhymes, jingles, and stories with them. And I share them in books too.  My heart’s desire is that my books invite my grandchildren – and kids everywhere! — to feel joy, goodness and wonder in our world. This, I hope, is a gift worth giving.    

I have written and published two books, with the third on its way, and half a dozen on the drawing board that I’d like to share:                                                                                                                               

1) A Bear Called Henry (4-8 year old level), the story of a loveable bear who takes a journey to find out how special he is.

2) Two Houses for Wilbur (4-8 year old level), the story of a puppy who does not want to stay in the house and soon learns that a big challenge of being outdoors is inclement weather;

3)  Henry and the Hurricane (4-8 year old level), another story in the Henry series, which tells the adventure of Henry the Bear and his friend, 7 year old Rebekah, as they rescue zoo animals during a hurricane in Mexico(to be published this July 2021).

Please visit me at, janieburkauthor(facebook), Instagram, or email at I’d love to hear from you!

My books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Abe Books to name a few.

Thanks for spending time with me.     Janie

And thank you, Janie, for being a guest on my blog today! I look forward to your next book!!

Thank you to the blogging community for stopping by my blog today!

As always, likes, comments, and shares are much appreciated.

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Soulful Women’s Joyful Journey Interview

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Children’s Book Blog, although recently I’m sure it hasn’t felt like a children’s book blog as I have been sharing about my new genre, Christian Fiction, and the developments occuring around that.

I apologize for the interruption in regular programming. Thank you for your indulgence.

One of the new developments is that I met a beautiful spiritual woman named Jenny LiCiccione on Alignable. It’s a local social media site to connect local business owners.

We texted back and forth and then decided to speak via Zoom. We spoke on Zoom several times and then Jenny invited me to be part of her show called Soulful Women’s Joyful Journey.

I was thrilled to be part of such a special program!

We set up the date and time for last Monday and now here it is for everyone to view!

Our topic was on grief and healing through spirituality.

I hope you find it enlightening and helpful.

Here’s the link to watch it

Please share with those whom you feel it may help.

About Jenny Li Ciccone:    

Many spiritually-oriented women professionals and entrepreneurs feel trapped in emotional and thought patterns and held back in life. Jenny helps them heal in natural ways by removing hidden blocks and clearing stuck energies in the body so that they can feel nurtured, re-energized, and free to move forward in life.    

An author of  “Decoding the secrets of Joyful Living,” Jenny is a Joyful Living & Soul Purpose coach, and a Certified EFT practitioner, an AEFTP founding member. She leads an online Soulful Women’s circle and supports her clients with 1 – 1 and group Healing/Coaching sessions, both online globally and offline (when circumstances allow) in her local area.   

Jenny’s expertise came from the combination of her 15 + years of experience in career consulting and coaching, her born talent and gift, and her unique approach with a Four-step system that she has developed in the past decade.     Through her transformation experience, Jenny’s mission is to serve soulful women to clear beliefs, blocks, fears, and past programming and come out from a pressured and foggy place.    

Jenny hosted her first Tele-summit: A Journey to Joyfulness in 2014 and now continues the journey to bring more experts sharing the messages about love, wholeness, and freedom.  

Connect with Jenny:    

Book a Private Clarity Talk:


FB page: Joyful Journey

FB community – Soulful Women’s Joyful Circle:




About Wanda Luthman

Wanda Luthman is an international multi-award-winning author. She’s been a Christian since she was 3 years old, was baptized at 12 years old, and attended a Christian College in the Midwest double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She has practiced in the field of counseling for over 20 years. But, she felt she really “met” God in her late 40’s when her Pastor taught her contemplative listening which is a Christian form of meditation. Since then, she’s been on a mission to share God’s love with everyone she meets.


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New Genre Announcement: Christian Fiction

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Children’s Book Blog.

Today, I wanted to share some exciting news with you (drum roll, please)!

I have begun writing in a new genre!!

It’s Christian Fiction.

I’m super excited about this new development!

The first book I have written and published is called, The Cloak, and it’s about the Roman soldier that won Jesus’ cloak at the foot of the cross.

It’s available as an Ebook or in Paperback and coming soon as an Audiobook.

The second book is almost done. It’s in the editing phase. It’s called, The Veil. It’s about the veil that was torn in the synagogue when Jesus died.

In honor of publishing in a new genre, I’m doing a Live at 5PM eastern US time ‘Countdown to Easter’ since the book is a perfect Easter holiday book. You can find that on my Facebook Book Business Page at

On Live at 5PM ‘Countdown to Easter,’ I share a little about my book but mostly about the healing from the loss of my husband (from terminal brain cancer) through my faith in Jesus Christ.

My hope and desire is that these Live videos will help others who are grieving and those who want to help those who are grieving as I pull back the curtain to what I went through and what was helpful to move me through the grief process and come out the other side still with my faith intact and embracing life and a bright future.

This new genre of Christian Fiction is meant to be faith-building as well as contain the message of salvation.

I know this isn’t really a children’s book, but I wanted to share this exciting book news with you!!

Here are the first 6 Live at 5PM talks I have done.

January 10th

January 17th

January 24th

January 31st

February 7th

February 14th

Please watch one or two or all of them and share with others that you believe they might help!

Thank you for being faithful blog followers!

Stay safe!

Book Giveaway: LITTLE EWE: The Story of One Lost Sheep by Laura Sassi

Check out this awesome new book that’s coming out February 23rd, but you can sign up to be the winner of one copy of it by leaving a comment or sharing on your social media channels. You’ll need to click through to her original blog to leave a comment/let her know you’re sharing, in order to be entered.

Writing and Illustrating

Laura Sassi has written a new picture book, LITTLE EWE: The Story of One Lost Sheep illustrated by Tommy Doyle and published by Beaming Books. It hits the bookstores on February 23rd, but it is available for pre-order on Amazon, now. Laura has agreed to share a copy with one lucky winner living in the United States.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter or reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. So, thanks for helping Rebecca and Dana.

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Learning About 911: Book Four in The Adventures of Tara & Pep Pep

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s children’s book blog. I love to share books that have positive messages for children and today I bring you another Wanda’s book, Wanda Roberts, who has written 4 books so far in her The Adventures of Tara and Pep Pep series.

Today, I’m sharing with you about Book 4: Learning About 911.

Here’s what it’s about…

The Adventures of Tara and Pep Pep is an adorable book series that is sure to bring out international smiling faces everywhere. The fun educational activities included in each book encourage your child to learn numbers, colors, and words as well as compassion towards rescue dogs. These beautiful stories of Toby, his dad, and Tara and Pep Pep are sure to be adored by children, and warm any mother’s heart! Come along with Tara and Pep Pep while they visit the 911 emergency facilities and learn from Mid Molly Mobile how to handle a emergency!

Also, Wanda Roberts’ book has been nominated for the Cover of the Month Contest on AllAuthor!!

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but she needs you to do just that. If you like the cover of her book, The Adventures of Tara and PepPep Book Four: Learning About 911, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month Book Contest by here

She’s getting closer to clinch the “Cover of the Month” Contest on AllAuthor! She needs as much support from you guys as she can get. Please take a short moment to vote for her book cover here:

Here’s the link to cast your vote.

 *Please note if your not a member, you can vote using your Facebook information or sign up as a reader. 

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here’s the link for your convenience.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping to read my blog today and hopefully helping out a fellow author in her quest to reach the top of the Cover of the Month Contest.

Winning this would help her book get some much needed exposure and help spread the word to many more children across the globe.

As always, likes, shares, and comments are appreciated!

Stay safe everyone!

Girls Can Do Anything Books & Gifts

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s children’s book blog!

Today, I’m bringing you some exciting products related to an author’s books whom I’ve shared with you before here on my blog.

Carmen Petro writes books for girls to empower them with the message that they can do anything!

He’s created some wonderful products that any girl would be proud to wear (see the shirts and hoodies in the pictures on this blog) as well as bags and other products too!

I’m sharing them with you here today and hope you will consider purchasing one for the young girl in your life today.

For all you folks with young girls in the family (ages 7 through 12), please consider one, or all, of the Girls Can Do Anything books. Available to order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other books stores.

And don’t forget the GCDA “Forget Being a Princess” shirts, hoodies, bags, etc. at

Thank you, everyone, for all your support on my blog!

I’m so happy to be able to bring you quality books and today products to help you encourage the children in your life to be the very best they can be!

Stay safe!

Tails of Blueberry Street series (Return to Blueberry Street; Book 2 in the series)

Author, Debbie Burton

Hi everyone!

Today, I have a returning featured author, Debbie Burton, here to share about the second book in her series, Tails of Blueberry Street.

Meet Debbie Burton, author of the Tails of Blueberry Streetbook series.

Thank you, Wanda, for the opportunity to once again connect with your audience. My second children’s book, Return to Blueberry Street was released by Elk Lake Publishing in August of 2020. The story follows Buddy the beagle as he leads his canine companions on a mission to track down the porch pirate who is stealing their treats. A mystery for children ages six to nine, Return to Blueberry Street teaches the values of teamwork, fairness, and the importance of protecting wild animals. Told from Buddy’s point of view, the action begins with a camping trip where he meets a wild monkey named Freddy on a hike through the woods.

I was inspired to write this book during a visit to Silver Springs State Park in Florida. At a trailhead I saw a sign about the presence of wild monkeys in the area. These animals descended from of a group of rhesus monkeys brought to Florida from Asia for the purpose of entertaining tourists. The owner of the property put them on an island in the middle of the Silver River for boaters to see. He didn’t know monkeys can swim. They swam off the island and have lived in the surrounding woods ever since.

Return to Blueberry Street is book two of the Tails of Blueberry Street series. The first book, Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street, introduces the character of Buddy and shareshis struggle to recover from a serious injury which paralyzed his hind legs. Both books feature Buddy’s rival, a Doberman named Blitz, who is twice Buddy’s size. Blitz bullies Buddy for his disability and makes Buddy doubt himself. Their relationship teaches children to empathize with people who are different.Both books are perfect for classroom read-a-louds and include questions for discussion.

I am a retired elementary teacher turned author. For the majority of my life I’ve worked with children, but never thought I would write for them. My husband encouraged to me to write a children’s book in 2015. Since I love writing poetry, we both envisioned a rhyming picture book. After meeting with editors and agents at conferences, I discovered publishers were more interested in early reader chapter books. At first, I thought writing a chapter book would be impossible. What could I write about? Then I thought about our pet beagle, Buddy, who really did experience most of the events I describe in the first book.

Three years later I met Deb Haggerty, Editor in Chief of Elk Lake, at a Florida Christian Writers Conference. She loved my idea and offered me a contract. I am represented by Michelle Lazurek of WordWise Media Services. I plan to continue the Tails of Blueberry Street series, and I am currently writing book three. As an author I want to develop relatable characters whoengage children and encourage empathy for others. Both of my books are available in paperback and eBook.


Amazon: Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street

​   Return to Blueberry Street 

Barnes and Noble: Buddy the Beagle on Blueberry Street

                             Return to Blueberry Street 





Elk Lake Publishing Inc.


Thank you, Debbie, for sharing another awesome book in your series! I love the positive messages! We look forward many more in this series!

And thank you, blogging community, for stopping by my blog today!

As always…likes, comments, and shares are appreciated!

Stay safe, everyone!