Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Favorite Site for Childrens Books - March House Books

Before we get started with today's post, I want to tell everyone about a chance to win a childrens book of your choice. Five books will be awarded and this contest is going on at my friend Guey Yanting Claudine's site:  Books that I've showcased here (including my own Gingerbread Castle, Elizabeth Maginnis' There's a Dog on the Dining Room Table, and Claudine's Little Orchard's Sea Monster Trouble)
What a perfect time to run a contest for a FREE childrens book and there are several books to choose from. It's very simple to enter - just fill out a Rafflecopter form so do go over to her site and check this contest out. It ends in 31 days and there are 3 categories: Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult.


What would make a perfect Christmas gift this year? What about a loved one's favorite childhood book? Or giving your child your favorite childhood book? Where could you find such a gift, you ask?
March House Books That's where. This is an online store that's simple to browse and find what you need. Her selection is amazing and her prices are so affordable. We're talking collectible books.

I first met Barbara several years ago when I found her advertisement for her blog on a site. I hurried to her blog and have followed her ever since.  Barbara displays books and accessories that she finds as she travels around England looking for these precious books.

Barbara's link will be put on the right side of this blog so in the future you can just click on it to find her store. You still have time to get that unique thoughtful gift of a favorite childhood book. Not another pair of socks, not another sweater or toy, but a gift that will warm the recipient's heart.

Please do visit her blog and her store and order NOW so you can get the books in time for Christmas.
Besides following her blog, you can also follow/like Barbara on these sites:

twitter: @MarchHouseBooks
Google+  google Barbara March House Books

Make your holiday shopping easy and quick. Books are everyone's favorite gifts.

LHR (love, honor, and respect) to all.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gingerbread Castle by DM Yates


Continuing on with childrens books, today I'm showcasing my Gingerbread Castle.
Gingerbread Castle is a holiday rhyme book for children ages 7 to 9 years old and is available in ebook (for 99cents) or paperback. It can be purchased online where-ever ebooks and paperbacks are sold.

Gingerbread Castle is a place in Dreamland only where children can visit and enjoy lots of fun games and foods too. There's a train to ride which even zooms along the roof and the only way to get there is on Jimmy the Elf's sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Please take a look at the book trailer:


If you'd like to preview the book you can on Gingerbread Castle

Other book sites:
Barnes and Noble: (color version paperback)
Google Play:
or if you prefer paypal:

If you look to the right, you'll see a goodreads tag underneath each of my books. If you click that, you can add any of my books to your goodreads book shelf.

You can follow/like/connect with me:
twitter: @merridm
landing page:

Gingerbread Castle is a short fun read written in rhyme, and for only 99cents it will make a great gift.
LHR my friends.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

There's a Dog on The Dining Room Table by Elizabeth Maginnis

(elf picture courtesy of debspoon at


I'm hoping by now that you've been finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. There are only 35 days before Christmas.

Continuing with ideas for book giving, today I showcase Elizabeth Maginnis, the author of There's a Dog on the Dining Room Table, illustrated by Annie Dwyer Internicola.
What would you do if you found a dog on your dining room table? Would you try to figure out what he’s doing there? That’s what happens in There’s a Dog on the Dining Room Table, a short and silly story about a dog’s mysterious appearance on top of a child’s dining room table. Elizabeth’s beloved Shiba Inu dog Barney, the subject of this story, had a heart of gold, especially when it came to his feline family. He so enjoyed playing with them that one day he jumped up on top of Elizabeth’s dining room table with them during a rousing game of chase.  Elizabeth wrote There’s a Dog on the Dining Room Table as a love letter to his memory.

You can click on the picture above to go to Amazon where you can look inside for a preview or you and go to:
Kindle price is $2.99 and paperback is just $9.99

I got the opportunity to read this sweet tale and between the story and the illustrations it's simply adorable, written for younger children.  

This would make a wonderful gift and to make it even better, why not purchase a stuffed dog to go with it?

This is a tale that children will want to hear over and over again.

Short, simple, and sweet - the perfect inexpensive gift.

And speaking of simplified, make your Christmas shopping quick and easy by purchasing books online.

LHR, my dear friends.