Category Archives: ages 5-8

Curious about the Star-Sign, Pisces the Fish (February 19-March 20)?  The Story of Pisces and How to Spot this Constellation in the Night Sky

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Pisces Characteristics:  Pisces represents those born from February 19—March 20.  Despite being near the beginning of our calendar year – in astrological terms – it is the 12th  and final sign of the Zodiac.

Good Things about Pisces: Artistic, gentle, musical, enthusiastic and very emotional!  So basically you’re fun loving and creative, but quite mad!

Bad Things about Pisces: Fearful, naïve, gullible, sad…likes to escape into a fantasy world.  So there’s a bit of the dungeons and dragons’ nerd about you fishes!

Myth and Legend: So what do the two fish represent?  Some ancient God’s pets?  No, the myth of Pisces begins with a monster, a particularly terrible monster named Typhoeus.  The father of all monsters, he was a fire breathing dragon that never slept and had over a hundred heads.  Sounds cute eh?  Side note, he later married another monster and had lots of baby monsters such as the Sphinx, the Nemean Lion and that ultimate lapdog Cerberus, the three headed dog of the underworld!

One day Typhoeus appeared and decided to get rid of all the Olympian Gods. They all fled in terror from him.  The Greek Goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, (Venus in Roman mythology) was sitting with her son Eros, (Cupid in Roman mythology) on the banks of the river Euphrates, when Typhoeus ran at them.  To escape the monster, they changed themselves into fish and swam away in the river.  In order not to lose one another, they tied their fins together with cord.

Athena, the Greek Goddess of wisdom and knowledge, (Minerva in Roman mythology) commemorated their escape by placing them in the sky as the Pisces constellation.

Element Sign: Water.  Unlike silly Aries, Pisces element sign makes sense. It’s water, so the whole fish, water thing goes nicely together.  Water signs (Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer) are supposed to be very emotional, sensitive and generally all over the place, sort of like water!

Glyph:  I know what you’re thinking? What does this glyph even represent?  It looks like a Chinese character more than a fish right?  But it’s actually an ancient symbol that represents the mouth of a fish.  Yes, it’s a stretch but then so is the Pisces constellation which looks more like a three year old writing its’ first letter V, rather than two co-joined fish.

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Constellation:  Pisces is a difficult constellation to spot, due to its’ large size and dim looking stars.  Dim as in light not as in brains! Constellations don’t have brains, as far as I know! It can be best seen in the northern hemisphere between November 6th and November 9th  at 9pm (between latitudes 90 degrees and minus 65 degrees).  In the southern hemisphere, look for the Pisces constellation in mid-spring.   Use a star map as a guide. As always a knowledgeable person with you, to help find the constellation can be very helpful!

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Extra Fun Fact: Did you know that the Pisces constellation has twenty one main stars?  Overall it is the 14th largest constellation.

 Next Post.  Curious about the Star-Sign Aries, the Ram (March 21-April 19)?  The Story of Aries and How to spot this Constellation in the Night Sky.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.  These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel to outer space?  For the adventures of a lifetime…

New  Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage:  Book Two

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

“A lively sequel offers a sure-handed blend of fantasy, humor, adventure, and an ingenious heroine.” Kirkus Reviews

5/5 star rating!  “Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage is a wonderful children’s book that will allow your kids to get started in the Sci-Fi genre… The story is intriguing and well thought out. All in all, the author did a great job of creating an engaging story that kept my kids interested. We are definitely looking forward to the next book!”- Examiner.com

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Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace:  Book One

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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 “Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.”Beautiful Books for Children

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Fun Space Facts for Children:  Why is our Galaxy called the Milky Way? And why was it named after the chocolate bar?

Milky Way Galaxy

When you look up into the night sky, nearly everything that you can see with the naked eye belongs to our galaxy, the Milky Way.  But how did it get named after a chocolate bar?  The answer is, it didn’t!  The Milky Way was named thousands of years ago, by the Romans. The Latin name, Via Lacteal, means milky path.  But in true Roman style, they pinched it from the Greeks, along with the Greek pantheon of Gods! Galaxias Kyklos, meaning milky circle, is the ancient Greek name for the Milky Way.

Many thousands of years later in 1923, a man named Frank C. Mars created the Milky Way chocolate bar.  It was named after a famous malted milkshake, which in turn took its name from Earth’s galaxy!

Extra Fun Fact:  Did you know that there are three types of galaxies; elliptical, spiral and irregular?  The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy and contains billions of stars!

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

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Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

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When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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or

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Read this book and over 1 million other books with Kindle Unlimited.

“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

Read the First Few Chapters FOR FREE of, ‘Amelia the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ by Evonne Blanchard.

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1.  A Present That Wasn’t

“Eight.  I am eight.   Today.  Amazing!” Amelia sprinted downstairs.

“Can I have some of your presents?” asked little sister Charlotte.

“Nooo.  Mom, Charlotte’s trying to steal from me!”

“Now, no arguing you two!”said their mother.

Amelia rushed through breakfast. Soon after bits of wrapping paper lay between books, a dress and a new pair of swimming goggles.

The last gift.  A square box, covered in silver paper. Amelia tore open the paper and lifted up the top flap of the box.

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“Who’s that from?” asked Amelia’s mom.

“Err.  Let me see.  Oh it’s from Aunt Janet.”   She pulled out a book.

“Oh look, it’s all about butterflies.  I love butterflies!”

“Is there something else in there?”

Amelia put her hand inside the package and pulled out a second present.

“Oh wow.  This is strange!”

“It’s a stuffed animal!” chirped Charlotte.

“I’ve never seen a cuddly look anything like this… Is it supposed to be some sort of purple octopus?  But, it’s only got three tentacles, instead of eight.  And why did they put hands at the end of them?  And look, it’s got two skinny pink legs as well.”

“Flamingo legs!” beamed Charlotte.

“And squashy yellow feet and green toenails!  Weird!”

Her mom peered at the toy.  “Very strange!  I wonder who came up with that?”

“Did it just­­—? Mom I think it just winked at me!” Amelia looked again.  But this time both of the toy’s large purple eyes stayed wide open.

“Really?   Well does it comes with batteries?  Maybe that made its eyes move?”

Amelia turned the toy over.  But no battery compartment, or anything else to explain the wink.  Why did it feel so warm?  Really too warm to be a stuffed animal…

Later that night, Amelia lay awake in bed thinking about her birthday, especially her strange gift.

A wriggle.  Something had wriggled at the end of her bed.  Amelia sat up and saw that her purple octopus present was upright and glowing, large purple eyes lit from within.

“Oh I thought you might be asleep,” said the creature in perfect English, but with a funny little accent.

Amelia was speechless.  It talked.  It was alive?

“Err…wh-wh…Who are …Wh…what are you?” she stuttered.

“My name is Uglesnoo and I’m from Pluto,” the creature replied.  “You know Pluto?   The planet?  It’s in our solar system.”

“What….Do you mean that you’re an alien?  A real alien!”

“Well I certainly don’t think of myself that way.  But I suppose I am to you.”

Amelia bounced up and down.  “This is so exciting.  I got an alien for my birthday!  So, you’re from what planet again?”

“Pluto, the furthest planet away.  But of course the most important!”

“Oh yeah,” said Amelia.  “I remember the solar system, sort of!” Earth in blues and greens, Mars all red, then Pluto, a tiny little planet, the furthest from Earth.  “Well…err…what are you doing here?”

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“Ah good question,” replied Uglesnoo.  “Well you see I’m an interplanetary trader…”

“A what?”

“It means that I travel from planet to planet in the solar system, trading stuff with all the different aliens.  For example, the Magolytes’ jeweled eggs from Mars are in demand everywhere.  And as for the Venutons’ bliss bubbles, well—”

“Oh that sounds so exciting!” said Amelia, jumping about.

“Well, it’s not a bad life,” Uglesnoo agreed.  “Unfortunately, I lost my spaceship yesterday. Although I think I remember where I left it now.   And I was tired, so I wandered into an Earthling’s house for a snooze.  The next thing I know I’m in a box with a book thrown on top of my head…”

Just then the walls started to shake.  A growling rumble grew louder and louder.  Uglesnoo clapped his hands over his ears.

“That hideous noise—what is it?  It sounds like a hoard of stampeding dragons.  You don’t still have dragons on Earth do you?”

Amelia sighed.  “That’s my sister Charlotte.  She’s a huge snorer!  She wakes us all up with her racket!”

“ZZZZzzzzsnort, SNORT.   ZZZZzzzzsnort, SNORT.”  The rumbling thundered through the house.

“How awful for you.  Most unfortunate.  It must get in the way of a good night’s sleep?”

“It does.  We’ve tried everything, but nothing works!”

“Pity, pity, now where was I?  Oh yes a book on my head…So, I became a present.  Your present.  But I can’t stay your present.  In fact I have to go.  I have rather urgent business on the Moon.”

“The Moon?  Our Moon?  Do you mean you’re leaving…to go to the Moon?” said Amelia sadly.  “Well, will I ever see you again?  You were my most exciting present.”

2.   The Quest

Uglesnoo squirmed, then a smile grew on his face.  “It would be handy to have a companion.  This…this task.  Well…I have something very important I have to do.”

What could a space traveller from Pluto possibly need her help with, Amelia wondered.  “What task?”

“My big sister Noolong got very sick recently.  She came down with a sleeping sickness, but a terrible one.”

“Oh, I’m so sorry.  But she’ll get better eventually won’t she?” said Amelia.

Uglesnoo looked at her with pained eyes.  “Not necessarily, the only cure is a repelling crystal from the planet Neptune.”

“Well at least there’s a cure!  How do you get an, err…a repelling crystal?”

“That’s the thing.  They’re extremely expensive.  I tried to negotiate with Queen Neep—she and her husband are the rulers of Neptune you see.—but she insisted I get everything on this list.”  Uglesnoo pulled out a crumpled blue note.  “Only once I have absolutely everything will she give me a repelling crystal.”

He handed it over to Amelia.  On it were a series of strange symbols.  “Err Uglesnoo, I can’t read this.”

“I forgot.  It’s written in Plutonian.   I’ll translate.”

Barter Requirements for the Sum of One Repelling

Crystal from Neptune:

Earth  5 Boxes of Dandelions

Earth’s Moon 10 boxes of Moo-Bons

Venus ­ 20 Bliss Bubbles

Mercury – 5 Pairs of Flying Shoes

The Sun – 40 Jars of Snapperjack Honey

Mars – 20 assorted Jeweled Eggs.

Jupiter – 10 Blazebolts

Saturn – 1 Portable and Fully Stocked Satsut Apothecary

Uranus – 1 Vial of Future Air

 Pluto – 1 Creation Vacation

Upon list’s completion, return to the Planet Neptune to receive one repelling crystal.

Amelia’s eyes widened, as Uglesnoo read.  “That seems like a lot for one crystal,” she said.

Uglesnoo nodded and rubbed his eyes.  “That’s not the only bad news.  This sleeping sickness.  It gets worse, and quickly.  I have only two weeks to get everything on this list before…”

Uglesnoo stopped and choked.  He blinked his wet eyes at her before finishing.  “Before she slips into an endless sleep.”

“You-you mean if you get this crystal to her in two weeks, she’ll recover.  But if not, that’s it!”

A nod from Uglesnoo.  “So you see the situation is urgent.  Very urgent. But if I had an assistant, these tasks would be more bearable. I wonder, would you…Do you want to come along?”

“You mean go to the…err…actual moon with you.  But that’s so far away.  What about my mom and dad?  And my baby sister.  And isn’t it…dangerous out there in outer space?”

“Oh nonsense.  I travel throughout the universe and I’ve never had any trouble.  Well, apart from that foot singeing business on Mars,” Uglesnoo said offhandedly. “Oh and there was the time my ship took a direct hit from a blazebolt…But that’s nothing,” he trailed off, noticing the alarm on Amelia’s face.

“Well, I’m not sure…” began Amelia.

“Hmmm.  It’s possible we could find a cure for your sister’s terrible snoring while we’re out there.  We have lots of medicines in outer space.  The Satsuts of Saturn are brilliant at curing diseases.  I trade medicines with them.  We have a lot of the same illnesses out there as you do on Earth you know.”

“Really?”

“Yes, well colds, flu, stomach aches, measles, sun withers.”
“Sun withers?  What’s that?”

“It’s when your fur starts to fade…”

Amelia giggled.

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“Oh silly me, you don’t have any fur.  Well you don’t have to worry about that one.  But if you come to the Moon with me, we can ask the Moochins if they have a medicine that might help your sister.”

“The Moochins?”

“Yes, the creatures that live on the Moon.”

“How many other aliens are out there?”

“Oh heaps.  The universe is chock full of them.  So do you want to come with me to the Moon?”

“That would be really exciting…It would be amazing if we found a cure for Charlotte’s snoring.  It wakes Mom and Dad up a lot, and they get so tired.  But I don’t know… it still seems a bit scary.”

“Nonsense.  I’ll tell you what.  This trip to the Moon can be our experiment. I’ll have you back by morning.  And if you don’t want to visit any more planets after that, that’s fine.  It really would be nice to have someone with me.  I am under terrible pressure here.”

Illustrations from Book One

“Yes, I can see that.  Well alright, I’ll come with you.”

“Great!” said Uglesnoo.  “Get dressed and we’ll go and find my spaceship.”

What do you think?  Should Amelia venture into outer space with Uglesnoo on his quest?  What will the Moochins be like?  What are Moo-Bons and how do you get them?  Is Amelia in over her head?

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Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia. the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

For a limited period read the book for FREE on KINDLE. Click here for more information

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2G13LQ

“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

You can read the first few chapters, FOR FREE, of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace.’  Simply click on the link below:

https://ameliasamazingspaceadventures.com/the-stories/

Best Books for Children, Ages 5-8. Oldies but Goodies!

Best Books for Children  Ages 5-8  Oldies but Goodies!

Ready for some nostalgic childhood memories?  The Amelia Jane series by Enid Blyton is a good place to start.  These simply written books have delighted children for generations.  My daughters adored all the books in the series, as did I as a child.  Children love the mischievous ways of Amelia, a very naughty doll in a nursery full of other toys, all far better behaved.  These books transitioned my youngest daughter – with many mischievous tendencies of her own- into reading chapter books by herself; with a lot of giggling at Amelia’s antics along the way!

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

For a limited period read the book for FREE on KINDLE. Click here for more information

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2G13LQ

“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

You can read the first few chapters, FOR FREE, of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace.’  Simply click on the link below:

https://ameliasamazingspaceadventures.com/the-stories/

 

Top Five Books for Kids Ages 5-8

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1. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 

The story is so famous in Boston where it’s set, that it was immortalized by the casting of bronze statues – of the whole mallard family- on Boston Common.

An oldie but a goodie!  A heartwarming tale of Mr.  and Mrs.  Mallard and their quest to find a home for themselves and their seven ducklings.  The tale is set in Boston and is a particular favorite of my daughters.

 2. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson 

A modern classic.  It begins with a mouse, taking a stroll through the deep dark wood…The clever little mouse knows he’s a tasty treat to many an animal.  But with the terrible Gruffalo for protection, who is going to risk it?  But what the other animals don’t realize, is that there is no such thing as a Gruffalo. Or is there?

3. Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton 

There are many books in this series and we have many in our home…My daughter are unabashed kitty fanatics! So far favorites include Scaredy Cat, Splat; Secret Agent Splat and Splish, Splash Splat.  The illustrations are fantastic, both funny and charming.  The stories are short but bursting with character and engaging.  Different books introduce you to various friends, family members and Splat’s pet, which is strangely enough a mouse called Seymour.  Is Splat a secret vegetarian?

4. Heidi by Johanna Spyri  

I loved this book as a child and thankfully both my daughters loved it too.  It’s a gentle old fashioned story that also gives children a sense of geography and the past.  Beautiful descriptions of the Alps abound.  The pristine air and the scent of the pine trees seem to blow through the pages.

Heidi is a strong and engaging heroine.  Her struggles as an orphan – first living with her fierce grandfather – then as a companion to an invalid, pull children into her world and keep them listening as Heidi finally finds happiness.

5. The Magical Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton: The Enchanted Wood; The Magic Faraway Tree; The Folk of the Faraway Tree

This famous English author will not be as familiar to American audiences.  But in her lifetime she wrote over 700 books.  Yes, an incredible amount!  Many of her books remain in print and are still very popular.  Some readers might find the books a little dated.  But the three above in particular are much loved by every child who reads them.Frannie, Beth and Joe are three children who move to a cottage in the country.  Next to the cottage is a magical wood and within that magical wood a magical tree.  The children discover the magical tree and its’ eccentric inhabitants.  They become friends with Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and the strange Saucepan Man.  Together they discover the rotating lands at the top of the tree, where they have endless adventures.  All three books are highly imaginative page turners that serves to get your child hooked on reading.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

For a limited period read the book for FREE on KINDLE. Click here for more information

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2G13LQ

“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

You can read the first few chapters, FOR FREE, of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace.’  Simply click on the link below:

https://ameliasamazingspaceadventures.com/the-stories/

 

How Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures Began…


Eyes glazing over, lids drooping. “What’s the dog doing?” These were my daughter’s responses when I showed her a map of the solar system. Now, how could I make it interesting, entertaining even? Hmmm. Think, think. An alien visiting from Pluto. Uglesnoo, a fun name for him. Amelia after Amelia Earhart, the famous aviatrix. Plus, it’s a lovely name. Now what would Uglesnoo be doing on Earth? A quest, yes he was here on a quest to save his sister! And this quest will take him and Amelia to the Moon, Sun and all the planets in the Solar System. So began the story of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ the first book in a series of ten of, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures.’

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Evonne Blanchard is the author of, ‘Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,’ and ‘Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage.’ These are the first two books in, ‘Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures,’ an exciting series of ten books set in outer space, (for children ages 5-9).

Ever wondered if aliens exist?  What if one needed your help?  Would you travel into outer space?  For the adventures…of a lifetime!

New – Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

Amazon.co.uk

Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

Click below for a preview:

Amazon.com

or

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For a limited period read the book for FREE on KINDLE. Click here for more information

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“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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