So you've written an illustrated children's book. Congratulations! Now you're looking to publish your work on Amazon's Kindle Store. Congratulations again -Amazon's Kindle Store is the leading provider of ebook content, and publishing your work through Kindle is one of the best ways to be sure it connects with as many young readers as possible. If you're wondering what the back end of all of this interactivity looks like, we regret to say that it's not pretty. We know you've spent months or maybe even years polishing your story and your illustrations, and the prospect of spending even more time coding (or maybe even learning) the HTML and CSS for the Kindle format standards and testing your work probably sounds like a slog. And it was - until Amazon released its kids' book publishing tool, Kindle Kids' Book Creator. Kindle Kids' Book Creator makes importing and publishing your illustrated children's story on the Kindle Store fast and painless. In this guide, we'll show you how to install and use Kindle Kids' Book Creator to get your work out there for readers to discover and enjoy. We'll walk you through the process of formatting and publishing your children's book using Kindle Kids' Book Creator step by step, with plenty of tips, tricks and screenshots along the way. In Part 1, we'll walk you through the process of downloading the software and give you some insight into file formats and basic navigation. In Part 2 (the main attraction!), we'll show you how to create a Kindle kids' book from start to finish. We'll also discuss how to add base and pop-up text and edit the book's CSS and HTML. Then, in Part 3 we'll give you an overview of publishing your work on the Kindle Store. In Part 4, we'll show you how to find help if you get stuck. We think you'll find that publishing through Amazon is a snap, and all that time saved will free you up to focus on creating and marketing your work. So without further delay, let's start creating kids' books for Kindle!
Clarion Review JUVENILE FICTION Essie's Kids and the Rolling Calf---3 Luke Brown CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 978-1-4565-7696-7 Mystery stories for kids have changed dramatically in the last few decades. Characters like Encyclopedia Brown and The Boxcar Children have been replaced by wizards, vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Innocent sleuthing of creepy houses has been replaced by elaborate battles with powerful supernatural figures. That's what makes a ghost series like Essie's Kids & The Rolling Calf stand apart from other children's series. Husband and wife authors Luke Brown and Berthalicia Fonseca-Brown have created a collection of books that lets kids be ... well ... kids facing ghostly circumstances. In this, the third installment, Essie's children-Gena, Betty, Myrtle, Junior, Leonard, and Karl-are enjoying a wonderful vacation and making friends with neighboring kids in the countryside around Clear Mount, Jamaica. But behind the idyllic background, a ghost roams the land-something called a "rolling calf," an unnerving, clanking ghost with red eyes. Karl can't shake the feeling that the rolling calf is after him in particular. After a terrible nightmare, he knows nothing will change until he faces that ghost himself. Essie's Kids is refreshing in that it has a spooky premise, but feels more like The Hardy Boys than Harry Potter. Even while Karl knows he must face an unknown and possibly dangerous adversary, he is surrounded by a family that cares for him. This is a world where kids go five miles to the perfect place to swim or girls spend the day jumping rope. When the adventure does get going, the characters never lose the camaraderie of friends, the touchstone of solid parents, or the importance of a lesson learned. Karl's world is such a pleasant one that many readers may long to see more. While we read about squeaky floors as Karl walks and girls playing hopscotch on squares drawn in dirt roads, the Browns do not provide enough description of the setting. Essie's Kids has many opportunities to show us Jamaica from a child's eyes-the homey bungalow where the family stays, the green and rolling countryside, or the clear, sun-freckled waters of the nearby river. These opportunities to give readers vivid images are longingly missed. The lack of description may be by design. The text is laid out with no illustrations and includes an area at the back for children to cultivate their imagination by drawing their own images. It's a nice touch in a book that's written with a simplicity that will appeal to younger readers, but that has the length to attract older kids. Essie's Kids is personal and heartfelt, and each book in the series contains a moral. In this installment, Essie tells her kids to be positive in the face of adversity. This kind of message shows that it doesn't matter if you're facing down a rolling calf, He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, or a bully in a school yard. Being positive is a universal lesson that can improve the lives of children-and maybe even that of some adults. Katerie Prior
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This plugged-in title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. They will be able to create their project using everyday materials and easy-to-understand computer elements. Important electronic innovators and their creations are profiled to provide inspiration for young makers.
This is a lovely A4 100 page Colouring book for kids age 3+ with great scenes to enjoy. So what you waiting kids go grab them pencils and start colouring.
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