Back To School Book (Billy Has A Birthday)

I found this cool Kindle Book for my grandson to read. He's heading back to school right after Labor Day. Have most of your children began a new school year in your area? Well, the subject matter of this quick read is close to everyone's heart, I think because love protects. This is a good one! Of course, not just for the first day of school but each and every day!

About The Book

Bullying is an issue in many children’s lives. This book will help to make your child bully-proof.

Billy Field celebrates his tenth birthday with his school friends, but Eddy Jost is upset at not being invited to the party. When Billy receives a special present from his granddad Eddy finds out, and wants it for himself. Using bullying tactics Eddy takes the present, leaving Billy devastated. And worse, Billy feels he has to keep his loss a secret from his parents and granddad. 
Max Turner, Billy’s best friend's sister, wants to help Billy, and she tells Billy's granddad. Max and Granddad hatch a plan to recover the present. 
What is Max’s plan? Does the bully get what's coming to him? Will Billy get his present back?

Billy Has A Birthday is the first title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children, each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as ice-breakers allowing for discussions on difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will support your child in the battle against bullying; a destructive and unpleasant behavior.

Billy Has A Birthday: Bullying (Billy Growing Up Book 1)

First Line

"Oh boy, turning ten years old, on the tenth day of the tenth month must be magical."
Book Review

A perfect combo, a boy turning ten and his loving golden retriever celebrate the day. Right away you are introduced to Billy's family and friends. The birthday party begins with the arrival of six boys, one girl, and The Great Magisco (Billy's Granddad). You'll love the author's word crafting here, filled with fun, descriptive action words. The story moves at a great pace with Eddy the bully entering the scene. He steals Billy's birthday money from his granddad. Get the book to learn how the children plan to get the money back! Great lessons on dealing with bullies and the illustrations are excellent!

I enjoyed the book and recommend to family and friends. Bullying, stealing and threatening behavior cannot be allowed.

5/5 stars!

Billy Has A Birthday: Bullying (Billy Growing Up Book 1)

More Bully Resources from Flashlight Press

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Reacting To Bullying

Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Book review: Get Out of That Pit

Get Out of That Pit l Beth Moore: Book Review

I was thrilled to receive a book copy of another one of Beth's masterful word crafting, Get Out of That Pit. Here's a little bit about this one.
Book Description
From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free.
This best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies all darkness.
Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Saviour and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend. This is Beth’s most stirring message yet of the sheer hope, utter deliverance, and complete and glorious freedom of God.
Book Review

If you know someone who has fallen on hard times and found themselves in a pit of despair and darkness, the writer's words will offer hope. As Beth shares the truth from God's word, they will see a new perspective on their situation. The author personally knows that pain is real. Within the pages, the biblical truth found here will set one free. I encourage you to read the book and get one for a friend. If you've been hurting and received help from Beth's sharing, please pay it forward. It is warm, funny, encouraging, and relational.

5/5 stars. Highly recommend.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. Perhaps you would like to purchase a copy, here.

Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

FotoJet Designer Review

Violinist: Photo Editing

FotoJet Designer Details

FotoJet Designer, a simple but powerful graphic design app. It's available on both Mac and Windows.

Some of its key features:

* 900+ templates for social media graphics, magazine covers, cards, posters, flyers, banners and more.
* Thousands of resources: clipart, fonts, effects, backgrounds, lines, and shapes, etc.
* Powerful editing tools: crop, resize, rotate, layer management, duplicate, undo/redo, etc.

My Review

This is a fantastic tool for anyone who loves photography work, especially if you're a blogger and have a website. For example, in photo #1 I found a great photo template and added text and clipart for musicians to use piano chords in a very popular song. This image was created for Pinterest and its users.

Oceans: Where Feet May Fail

There are many wonderful font styles (sizes and shapes) to work with for headings and subheadings. Here in photo #2 and #3, I chose an eye-popping bubble effect in my text.

The Power of Music

Music Party

The good thing is that there are a variety of choices regarding templates to use for your various needs in creating banners or cards. For example, FotoJet offers pictures (templates) of fashion, travel, sports, food, landscape and so much more. There are so many creative possibilities at your fingertips, including uploading your own personal photos to work with.

If you like photo editing, I know I sure do... then you must look into this great photo designer app. You are in control of adding or removing any text designs on their photos as well as your very own.

In photo #4 I've designed a FaceBook Cover Art banner. Next, I will be working on a Spring Recital cover front and updating my YouTube and Google+ banners. So many delightful options to create for personal and business use.

Piano Lessons Banner

For photo #5, I went all out in social media and shared this photo that I created in FotoJet with my audience. Everyone loves Billy Joel and the response was great on FaceBook!

Billy Joel Quote

So, give it a try. I highly recommend the app and give it 5 stars! It's easy to use and you'll really enjoy it. Special thanks to Candy at PearlMountain Technology.

Oh, and you may be interested in private or group piano lessons if you're in SoCal. Please stop by and send me a quick note. I'd love to hear from you. Wishing you all the best!

Happy photo designing!

-- LadyD
 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis