Are We There Yet? Traveling more responsibly with your children

Do you love to travel but are worried about the negative impacts of travelling? Are you unsure if you can still travel now that you have children, and actually have fun? Do you want to travel more sustainably, but are overwhelmed and are not sure where to start? This book will help you make responsible and sustainable choices before, during and after your trip. It will also help you to navigate travelling with children and will give you tips and inspiration for how to raise resilient, responsible kids who will grow to love travel as much as you do! With detailed advice about all kinds of travel and over 100 stories from parents and grandparents around the world, this book is a step-by-step guide to how to travel more responsibly with kids. It is essentially a blueprint for making travelling with kids both enjoyable and responsible. Included in the book are advice, resources, lists, and facts, as well as many stories from parents, grandparents and others who remember their travels as, or with, a child. The stories are aimed at helping and informing parents and grandparents how to keep children happy, amused and informed while travelling and enjoying their destinations. Travel is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience new places and cultures and this book will help them do that, while helping them protect the world they are visiting, as well as their world at home.

Meet Rachel Dodds

Dr. Rachel Dodds is globally recognized as an expert in sustainable tourism. Rachel is a professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). She has travelled to over 80 countries across six continents, and has seen first-hand the joys and delights of travel as well as the devastation that tourism can bring. Rachel understands the challenges that different destinations face and what we, as travellers, can do to help alleviate them. She has a young daughter, who has already travelled to over 18 countries and is developing the same love of travel that Rachel has. Rachel is passionate about trying to make the world a better place, and hopes that through the love of travel we can all become more responsible travellers. Dr. Richard Butler has studied the field of tourism since the 1960s, is an international writer and researcher, and has published over 23 books on tourism and related topics. With his background in geography and his experience in teaching resource management and conservation, he understands the complexities of sustainable development, and environmental issues in general, particularly in the context of travel and tourism. Richard has travelled widely, often with his children and, more recently, grandchildren, and is keenly aware of the excitement and delights of travel and of introducing the next generation to new countries, and is also aware of the value (and challenges) of aiding young people to become more responsible for the world around them. In 2016 he was awarded the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Ulysses Prize “for excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge”. He is an emeritus professor (University of Western Ontario), now retired and living in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. Dedication: To Zoe, my daughter, you changed my life – for the better. To Caroline, Richard, and Antonia for the joy (and grandchildren) you have brought.

The Lazarus Children

After testing positive for a deadly virus, a group of children is abandoned in a state forest. Lost, and with few resources, they set out to find Slate Mountain and a refugee camp rumored to be located in an old bomb shelter. They are led by their ‘pod captain’, Jeremy, who is quickly placed in a moral dilemma no one, child or adult, should be forced to confront. On reaching the mountain they find their hopes both met and dashed when they learn of an incomprehensible menace approaching from the north. Death and adventure accompany Jeremy as he struggles to save the pod. Assisted by the older children, while being opposed by his old foe from school, he slowly and painfully accrues the lessons of leadership.

Meet J. Clayton Rogers

I am the author of more than ten novels. I was born and raised in Virginia, where I currently reside. I was First-Place Winner of the Hollins Literary Festival a number of years ago. Among the judges were Thomas (Little Big Man) Berger and R.M.W. Dillard, poet and husband of the writer Annie Dillard. Along with my wife, I have rescued and maintained 22 stray cats, which should tell you something about me (good and bad). Permanently addicted to writing, I am currently at work on the twelfth in the series of Ari Ciminon (The 56th Man) novels.

The Penguin who had the Tiniest Friend in the World

Hi, I am Pip the Penguin and I have the tiniest cutest friend in the world – Munch Munch. Would you like to meet Munch Munch – there could be a surprise waiting :) Would you like to know what that surprise is? Would you like to see what I did when I found out about the surprise? Then why are you waiting – just open the book and dive right in! See you inside :)

Meet Cove Books

Formerly an animator, and currently a full time mother of an amazing 5 year old who loves to write and draw during her (rare) leisure.

The Penguin who helped me Fly

Hi I am Pip, the Penguin. But this book is not about me. It’s about Ollie, the owlet who couldn’t fly. * I HELPED HIM FLY. * What! A penguin giving flight lessons! But penguins can’t fly! I hear you. But I did do the unthinkable. How I did it? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out :)

Meet Cove Books

Formerly an animator, and currently a full time mother of an amazing 5 year old who loves to write and draw during her (rare) leisure.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an award-winning, short, heart-warming, and humorous memoir about the best day I had with my dad. Read it and give it to every dad you know during my annual give-away. Thousands have downloaded this story and I want everyone to read it. A deluxe edition, with two more stories about dads, is also available.

Meet Donald J. Bingle

Best known as the world’s top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, with three published novels (Net Impact; Wet Work; Flash Drive; Forced Conversion; GREENSWORD; Frame Shop; The Love-Haight Case Files, Books 1 & 2) and more than sixty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including stories in Time Traveled Tales, Sidekicks!, The Crimson Pact, Steampunk’d, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Blue Kingdoms–Mages & Magic, Civil War Fantastic, Carnage & Consequences, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol’s Children, Historical Hauntings, and Fantasy Gone Wrong.

Many of Don’s stories are electronically available, individually or in genre collections, including “Writer on Demand: Tales of Gamers and Gaming,” “Writer on Demand: Tales of Humorous Horror,” “Writer on Demand: Tales Out of Time,” “Writer on Demand: Grim, Fair e-Tales,” “Writer on Demand: Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam,” “Not-So-Heroic Fantasy,” and “Shadow Realities.”

Our NICU Journey

Our NICU Journey is an inspiring children’s book and keepsake that follows first time parents as they navigate the neonatal intensive care unit. This book provides individuals enduring the NICU a sense of hope and encouragement. It is the perfect gift for families with a loved one or multiples in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, NICU graduates, and healthcare workers and supporters who are dedicated to this fragile community. The final pages include sections to document your own NICU journey and space for guests and healthcare teams’ signatures. Follow along as each page of the story highlights the strength, courage, and perseverance of a child’s fight to come home, visually represented through Beads of Courage®. Whatever your story, know that you are not alone.

Meet Sarah Immonen Ward

Sarah Ward has a BS in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia and a degree in dental hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia. She is a mother of three NICU miracles and is passionate about giving back to the NICU community. The Ward family welcomed twins born at 28 weeks where they spent months in a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Two years later their singleton was born at 37 weeks and needed assistance in the NICU to help with breathing difficulties. The amount of time in the NICU did not change feeling of fear, uncertainty, and disappointment. With the help of their amazing medical teams featured in this book, the Ward children are home and thriving. Since her experiences in the hospital, Sarah has enjoyed connecting with fellow NICU families and healthcare workers in hopes to bring comfort and support. If this book helps you find comfort on your journey the Ward family would love to hear about it.

Paul the Penguin’s Polar Plunge

Paul’s life can’t get any better, or so he thinks. He spends every day on the ice playing and sliding around with his friends. He has no desire for things to change. One day, he finds out he is going to have to learn to swim. Paul is scared to try something new. Will Paul plunge into the water or will he stay on the ice forever and never find out what it’s like to swim?

Meet Essie Bell

Essie Bell is a wife, mother of two cute kids and dreams of one day having a dog or two. She loves staying at home and playing with her kids every day. Her favorite animals are elephants, flamingos and penguins. She is originally from Utah but currently lives in Iowa with her family. Essie is also a Certified Recreational Therapist which means she loves helping people while still having fun.

A Most Unusual Friday Knight (Shawn From the Shed, Book 1)

History is now in the hands of two orphans, a border collie, and a depressed inventor

For as long as Johnny and Ella have known him, Shawn has been that odd but sad man who lives in the shed at the orphanage run by his iron-fisted sister. Every day, the kids watch from the windows as he walks the dog, fixes things, and takes his sister’s belittling with only a sigh.

Everything changes the night Johnny and Ella decide to investigate lights flashing from the shed. The night they discover Shawn’s time machine, which sends them all to medieval England – to a time of mighty castles, jousting tournaments, and wild animals.

But when they witness the injustice of a greedy lord and his champion knight, a simple jump to the past turns into a seemingly impossible quest to save the lives of innocent villagers – as well as their own. All complicated by Shawn’s odd behavior and terrible manners, leaving it up to Johnny and Ella to teach him how to behave properly.

With a combination of modern technology, ingenuity, and trickery, can two orphans, a dog, and a sad inventor change the course of history?

A story that both kids and parents will love

This is a time travel children’s book for ages 8-12. It is a light-hearted and amusing tale which is sure to entertain kids while teaching important lessons about standing up to bullies, being there for one another, helping those who need it, relying on your wits, and behaving considerately towards others. One of the most important dynamics of the story is the role reversal. Here, it is the adult who needs help from the kids in order to understand social interactions, not offend others and avoid getting into trouble. This is often a source of fun and humor, but it also a way to teach these lessons indirectly and without being preachy.


Meet Alan Frost

Alan Frost is an author of middle grade and young adult sci-fi and fantasy. After nearly 15 years working as a translator, Alan decided to take the plunge and start publishing his own material. His main passion is subjects that extend the boundaries of what we think possible, in particular modern fantasy and time travel.

Alan’s debut title, “A Most Unusual Friday Knight”, is a middle grade (ages 8-12) time travel story and is due to be released on November 1, 2021. It is the first in the “Shawn From the Shed” series. In early 2022, Alan will launch his YA modern fantasy series, “The Dream Gate”, with the first novel “The Slayer, the Seer, and the Dream Stealer”.

Even though his family is from Washington DC, Alan resides in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he spends as much of his spare time as possible enjoying nature, playing sports and annoying his friends with bad jokes and (hopefully good) story ideas.

Clumsy Nelson: A story of Self-esteem, Bravery, Grit, Friendship with an Environmental message

Nelson, once the clumsiest seal in the sea, is always needing his friends to get him out of trouble. When his friends are trapped, can Nelson find bravery inside himself and save the day? 

Follow his journey in this modern fairytale to find out.

Poor Clumsy Nelson, he’s always stumbling, bumping or crashing in the plastic polluted sea. We all have times where we feel uncomfortable about who we are. Being clumsy isn’t always easy.

Nelson is a master in getting into trouble. But when a terrible danger captures his friends, Nelson discovers he can DO IT.

Clumsy Nelson is a message of positive self-esteem, courage, perseverance, and friendship for any child who has trouble finding the hero inside.

Clumsy Nelson is also a fun and engaging adventure into environmental awareness,published by Save the Planet Books.

“An inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book that teaches kids about courage and determination.” – Kate Lobs, teacher.

A story that inspires kids of all ages to never give up and empowers them to find the hero inside.

About the Author

Serena Lane Ferrari is a mother and an English teacher. She writes books for children concerning the future of our Planet.

With Clumsy Nelson, The Butterfly Inside and Stinky Super Skunk, Serena introduces young readers to the important lesson of respecting differences.

About the Illustrator

Giorgia Vallicelli was born in Bologna in 1984 and at a very young age, she discovered she had a talent for art.

Drawing was her first passion, since then she became a highly talented and requested artist for children’s images, poetry and picture books.

Giorgia is already a multi award-winning illustrator.


Meet Serena Lane Ferrari

Serena Lane Ferrari is a mother and an English teacher.
She writes books for children concerning the future of our planet.
Serena hopes her stories will encourage future generations to be aware of and engage with environmental issues.

Wendell and Wanda Explore the animals of Noitanigami: Draw It Yourself. Illustrated by you.

Wendell and Wanda Explore the animals of Noitanigami - ASIN B087W2T9CK

Wendell and Wanda Explore the animals of Noitanigami


Written by Christopher Davy

Illustrated by YOU!


PLEASE BE AWARE: This is the eBOOK version.

Only by using certain devices can you download the eBook and print it off.

If you buy the eBook you can still enjoy the story.

Just create your artwork on something else and then copy the story on to it.

There is a PAPERBACK version available.


Wendell and Wanda
Like to sit and ponder
Just like you and me

They live in a place
Noitanigami
There’s lots to do and see

Now with a rhyme
And a pinch of idea
Can you add all the pictures
Make the story appear?


Wendell and Wanda is a special kind of book. It is a D.I.Y. book – Draw It Yourself!

Anyone, of any age, can enjoy creating the artwork to go with the story inside!

When you are done, if you want to, take a photo and share what you have created with the world using:

#wendellandwanda

#noitanigami

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