Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Heroes of the City Youtube Channel

Hi all!

You may remember that last year I reviewed some great apps, books, and products for children by the Swedish company Heroes of the City.  They also sponsored a gift pack giveaway here last spring.  (You'll find previous posts about Heroes of the City:  product review and baby app.)

I'm happy to share the news that Heroes of the City has a great Youtube channel.  Heroes of the City is now a highlighted TV show in the new YouTube Kids app.  Fun!  Their videos for children are wonderful - educational, smartly written, and charmingly illustrated.  They are ideal for toddlers and preschool age children.
You can explore this fun channel by visiting:

About:  Heroes of the City - a YouTube channel for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers. · Full of fun episodes · Sketch & Guess with Calamity Crow · Calamity Crow Kids Crafting Show Heroes of the City are an animated TV-series about rescue vehicles in a small town where everybody gets to be a hero! You will find over 6 hours of full episodes with great stories for the little ones. The TV-series contains a lot of warmth and teaches the importance of friendship and what we can achieve by helping each other. 

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Bella Chronicles

The Bella Chronicles - The Adventure Begins...
By Erica Leigh Austin

Genre: Fiction/Children/YA
Publication Date & Publisher: 11/2014/ Chadwick Publishing

Book Description:
Bella the Shih Tzu is in the throes of her great escape, searching for the loving home she’s always wanted.  She hears someone cry out that there’s a dog in the street!  Bella immediately puts her escape on hold and springs into action as she frantically tries to save the dog…but she can’t find him. What will Bella do???

The Bella Chronicles: The Adventure Begins brings to life the journey of an extraordinarily smart, wonderful, and special dog named Bella as she wills her way to find a home full of love and warmth – and food! Told from Bella’s perspective, The Bella Chronicles is a warm and loving piece of literature that pet lovers’ and children alike have been awaiting…

The Bella Chronicles: The Adventure Begins is the first in a heartwarming, humorous, insightful and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who have always wondered just what it is that their little pets are thinking.
Author Bio:
Erica Leigh Austin was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Pacific Palisades.  Both of her parents – all three of them, actually – were teachers and Erica was blessed to have grown up in an artistic, intellectual home.  Her summers were filled with club volleyball and serving as big sister and role model for her younger sister, Jenny.  Erica attended the University of Michigan, where she studied English and starred on the Wolverines’ Women’s Volleyball team.  After college, she returned home to obtain her MBA from Loyola Marymount University.  While studying at Loyola, Erica worked at the iconic Gladstone’s Seafood Restaurant “where Sunset meets the PCH.”  Erica’s studies then took her abroad to France.  There she immersed herself in the art and culture of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan locales.

Currently a highly accomplished professional in healthcare IT, Erica lives happily in the Venice Beach area.  She enjoys yoga, spending time with family and friends, and pushing Bella the Shih Tzu around in her stroller (Bella is too lazy to walk more than 20 feet).

She is pleased to introduce you to her dog, Bella the Shih Tzu, in this first installment of The Bella Chronicles.  Learn more about Erica at www.ericaleighaustin.com.

Web and Social Media Links
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ericalaustin @Ericalaustin
Barnesandnoble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bella-chronicles-the-adventure-begins-erica-leigh-austin/1120906961?ean=9780990970118

The author is giving away 5 print copies of The Bella Chronicles – signed by both the author & Bella!
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