Andrea Coventry

Reviewer Andrea Coventry: Andrea is a Montessori child - turned educator.  An avid reader and writer, she is published on several websites. Click Here to find a listing of Andrea's sites where you can find many of her writing contributions.

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Author & Illustrator: Manjula Naraynan
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 978-1-4490-3366-8

The Red Red Car is a book that adults can learn from, reminding themselves to take a breath once in a while and to calm down

Author: Dalton James-
Illustrator:  Dalton James
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4560-8

It's not often that an 8 year-old will write and illustrate his own story, let alone get it published. Dalton James has accomplished this feat three times!

Author: Ruthann Richter
Photographer: Karen Ande
Publisher: Hope Publishing House
ISBN: 9781932717204

You can't help but be emotionally moved as you read the stories of these beautiful people who have loved and lost so much

Author: Mary Jo Nickum
Publisher: Chalet Publishers, LLC
ISBN:  978-098408365-7

While this book is not the ultimate guide for the family dealing with a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, it is a great foundation

Author: Carol Baldwin

Publisher:  Maupin House 

ISBN: 978-1-934338-35-3

Authors: Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D. and Barrett S. Avigdor J.D.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN:  978-0-470-48819-5

Author: Jeff Alt
Publisher: Dreams Shared Publications, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9679482-3-2

A Unique Kind Of Adventure Story

Author: David Michael Slater
Illustrator: Andres Martinez Ricci
Publisher: Magic Wagon
ISBN: 978-1602706590

On the Level is an inspirational story that reminds children that if they believe in themselves, they can accomplish anything. It also tells them to show their faith in their friends to help their friends accomplish their goals, as well

Author: David Michael Slater
Illustrator: Doug Keith
Publisher: Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1897476192

The Bored Book
 by David Michael Slater is a wordless wonder that children of all ages can understand and enjoy 

Author: Louisa Edwards
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-312-35649-1

Author:  Colin Wilson
Publisher:  Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN:  978-0-7387-1867-5

While the book doesn't read like a novel, it is still an entertaining look into a history that is shared by cultures all over the world

Author/Illustrator:  Schim Schimmel
Publisher:  North Word
ISBN:  978-1-55971-640-6

Children of the Earth...Remember is the second book created by artist Schim Schimmel.  It tells the story of Mother Earth coming to be in the Universe, first inhabited by animals who loved her

Author/Illustrator:  Schim Schimmel
Publisher:  North Word
ISBN:  978-1-55971-225-5

Mother Earth points out how humans have been destructing her gifts as they carelessly cut down trees in forests, thus taking away so many animal homes

Author:  Annie Wilder
Publisher:  Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN:  978-0-7387-1440-0

Annie Wilder's Spirits Out of Time:  True Family Ghost Stories and Weird Paranormal Experiences takes us through her family's history of paranormal experiences, which almost seem to be genetic for them

Author:  Krissy Smith
Publisher:  Doodle Dots, LLC
ISBN:  978-0-9824260-0-5

Jingles the Elf by Krissy Smith is Elf on the Shelf amplified.  He comes in a special box containing the book and a little elf, but then so much more.

Author:  Stephen Schettini
Publisher:  Green Leaf Book Group Press
ISBN:  978-1-60832-005-9

The Novice:  Why I Became a Buddhist Monk, Why I Quit & What I Learned by Stephen Schettini is a well-written memoir that almost seems like a version of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, but overseas, and with a more religious theme

Author:  Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.
Publisher:  Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN:  978-0-7387-1566-7

Author:  Garth Dahl
Publisher:  Modern World Publishing
ISBN:  978-0-978-2839-2-6

Gassy the Cow by Garth Dahl is a children's book that has great potential to be really funny.  The premise is a cow that has lactose intolerance

Author:  Kat Martin
Publisher:  Vanguard Press, Perseus Books
ISBN:  978-1593155476

An extremely easy read, designed to allow you to relax for a couple of hours during this hectic holiday season

Lily A. Goldman, Author of Mrs.Nosy-A Composting Story Interviewed By Andrea Coventry Of

Author: Lily A. Goldman
Publisher: Azergo
ISBN: 978-2-9811384-0-8

In this day of “Going Green,” parents and educators can use this book as an introduction to composting. For further study, they can rely on the resources listed in the back

Author and Editor:  Cynthia Brian
Publisher:  Morgan James Publishing
ISBN:  978-1-60037-632-0

Radio personality Cynthia Brian recently released a collection of essays geared toward helping to empower teens, Be the Star You Are! . Andrea Coventry, one of Bookpleasures' reviewers who reviewed the book interviews Cynthia Brian.

Author:  Kip Moore
Publisher:  Second Chance Publishing, LLC
ISBN:  978-0-9841673-5-7

Kip Moore, author of Second Chance: The Story of a Father's Faith, a Mother's Strength, and a Child's Will to Live talks to Andrea Coventry, one of bookpleasures' reviewers  about his family's experience with E.coli

Author:  Angela Muse
Illustrator: James McCullough
Publisher:  CreateSpace
ISBN:  978-1449555979

Andrea Coventry, one of Bookpleasures' reviewers interviews Angela Muse Author of Lil Glimmer

Author: Samuel Lopez
Publisher: Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications
ISBN: 978-158985-160-3

The book can be used to teach children to be compassionate toward animals. It can also be a springboard for discussion about care of kittens

Author: Samuel Lopez
Publisher: Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications
ISBN: 978-158985-157-3

Again, Samuel Lopez provides colorful illustrations that will appeal to children. The end of the book is filled with real photographs of the real-life Tri-Ike, playing and having fun. You can’t help but fall in love with her spunk and vitality

Author: Samuel Lopez
Publisher: Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications
ISBN: 978-158985-158-0

The story demonstrates the kind of cruelty to animals that exists in this world, and shows how love and compassion can bring about miracles. It’s a great learning tool for children

Author: Samuel Lopez
Publisher: Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications
ISBN: 978-158985-159-7

This is another book that is great for teaching children how to be compassionate toward animals

Author:  Kip Moore
Publisher:  Second Chance Publishing, LLC
ISBN:  978-0-9841673-5-7

This is a book that parents should read, especially as problems with E.coli and other forms of contamination are running rampant today

Author:  Angela Muse
Illustrator: James McCullough
Publisher:  CreateSpace
ISBN:  978-1449555979

This is a book that parents can share with their children and refer to during discussions that emphasize the values of patience and sharing.

Author:  Susanna Zaraysky
Publisher:  Kaleidomundi
ISBN:  978-0-9820189-9-6

Language is Music is not going to guarantee that you memorize grammatical structures and vocabulary quickly for an upcoming test or exam.  It's not a quick shortcut to make you the star of the class.  It's designed for people who are seriously looking for a way to become more proficient in their foreign language studies

Author:  Adam Selzer
Publisher:  Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN:  978-0-7387-1557-5

Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps by Adam Selzer is a book that actually gave me the creeps.  Not only is it full of ghost stories, primarily set in Chicago, but these are recorded by a self-proclaimed nonbeliever

Author and Editor:  Cynthia Brian
Publisher:  Morgan James Publishing
ISBN:  978-1-60037-632-0

Be the Star You Are! For Teens is the latest collection from teen empowerment expert and life success coach, Cynthia Brian.  It is a collection of 74 stories designed to empower and inspire teens

Author:  Peter Ferry
Publisher:  Mariner Books
ISBN:  978-0-15-603392-3

 Travel Writing by Peter Ferry follows the author as narrator throughout a series of intertwined stories that seems to combine fact and fiction.


Author:  Schim Schimmel
Publisher:  SchimmelSmith Publishing
ISBN: 10: 0615295096 :  ISBN: 13: 978-0615295091

The Butterfly's Treasure by Schim Schimmel is one of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring books I have ever seen. The vibrant colors on the cover alone inspire dreams of far-away places. Each turn of the page reveals another jaw-dropping, inspirational view of some of the world's most majestic creatures and places. As I read this book to my class of 3-6 year-olds, I was moved by their exclamations as they saw each painting

Andrea Coventry, One of Bookpleasures' Reviewers Interviews Tom and Tess Hannah authors of The Endless String, a collection of poetry for

Author:  Marv Gold
Publisher:  Red Hen Press
ISBN:  978-1-59708-51-0

Authors:  Deena Haiber & Aimee MacDonald
Publisher:  Mushroom Hollow Press
ISBN:  978-0-615-24185-2

I think that the stories and concepts are a little too abstract for young readers, but older, elementary-aged children would be able to glean some understanding through conversation about each one

Author:  Tom Edwards
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-89733-587-4

Editor:  Louisa Lane Fox
Publisher:  Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN:  978-0-7112-2940-2

Andrea Coventry, One of Bookpleasures's Reviewers, Interviews Author Holly Hardin

Andrea Coventry Of Interviews Children's Author Dawn Menge

Andrea Coventry of interviews David Michael Slater

Andrea Coventry of Interviews Etta K. Brown Author of Learning Disabilities

Author:  David Michael Slater
Illustrator: Steve Cowden
ISBN:  1-55285-721-2
Publisher:  Whitecap Books

David Michael Slater's play on words in the title Cheese Louise let you know you're in for a comical treat before you even open the cover.  The verbal groaners just keep on coming, and you can't help but smile as you encounter each one.

Author:  Dawn Menge
Illustrator: Bobbi Switzer
ISBN:  978-1-59800-714-5
Publisher:  Outskirts Press

The book won an EVVY award from the Colorado Independent Publishers' Association and a Reader Views Literary Award

Author:  Nellie Gonzalez Cutler, Managing Editor
Publisher: Time for Kids
ISBN: 10: 160320829:    ISBN: 13: 978-1603208291

President Barack Obama is one of the busiest men on Earth.  Time for Kids takes us inside the White House for an intimate look at a typical day for the President of the United States in their book, President Obama:  A Day in the Life of America's Leader

Author: Clarissa Willis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Gryphon House
ISBN: 978-0-87659-093-5

My Child Has Autism: What Parents Need to Know by Clarissa Willis, Ph.D. is an excellent introductory tool for parents with a child newly diagnosed with autism. It explains all of the involved jargon in a clear fashion, allowing parents to better understand everything

Author: Erika Robuck
ISBN:  978-0-9822298-0-4
Publisher:  Elysian Fields Press

Receive Me Falling is an excellent debut novel from Erika Robuck.  It chronicles the plight of Meg, whose parents die in a tragic car accident while on their way home from her engagement party.  As Meg sifts through her parents’ belongings, she discovers that she is heiress to a former sugar plantation, named Eden, which is found on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean. 

Author: Ernest Dempsey 
ISBN: 978-1-932-690-92-7 
Publisher: Modern History Press 

Ernest Dempsey opens his short story collections with a moving dedication to his Aunt Farahana, who passed away in November 1992. Her passing had a profound effect on Dempsey, as familiar to him today as it was 17 years ago. His description of her influence on his life literally moved me to tears

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