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“Wheelchairs aren’t scary,” NJ Resident Writes in New Book

A resident of Wayne, New Jersey, is doing his part to help children with the power of reading. According to Norfolk Daily News, the man is Zach Jorgensen, a 22 year old resident of Wayne who is a graphic designer, author, motivational speaker, vlogger, and hip hop artist. Zach has published a picture book, intending to show kids that wheelchairs aren’t scary.

The subject is important to Jorgensen, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a genetic mutation that prevents the body from producing a specific protein muscles need to work properly. He requires a wheelchair for obvious reasons but is often upset at how children view his disability, saying:

“Throughout my whole life of being in a wheelchair, I have noticed that children are scared of my wheelchair. Some would even cry and try to hide from me.”



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His new book, Wheelchairs Aren’t Scaryis intended to help inform kids that, well, wheelchairs aren’t something to be afraid of. The book will showcase to kids that people with wheelchairs are just like you and me, they just move a little differently.

Jorgensen did research to see what publishing entailed before he wrote the book, which he intends to self-publish through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon. The book is to be targeted towards 3-8 year olds, who are often the most uneasy around wheelchairs or other handicapped people. For his part, Jorgensen hopes the book is a fun learning experience and gets kids to be much more comfortable around wheelchairs.

The book will release on Amazon on August 12th. Go and pick yourself up a copy! This should surely be a fun education opportunity, for kids and maybe even some adults.



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Marie Kondo’s New Book Will Spark Joy for Kids!

Marie Kondo isn’t done helping you tidy up your life. She has trained minions to help you tidy your homes when she’s unavailable. She has created products to help you organize your belongings. She has now turned her attention toward developing your kids’ organizational skills.

House Beautiful reports that the bestselling author has been quietly writing a children’s book that teaches the next generation all about her trademark KonMari method. The bestselling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up now has a sequel.

Kondo confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing the book’s name and title.

Kiki & Jax: The Life Changing Magic of Friendship follows Kiki the collector and Jax the sorter. The two friends experience some turmoil in their relationship when Kiki’s collection gets out of hand.

“They have to figure out how to make room for what’s always sparked joy – their friendship,” reads the book’s description on Kondo’s website.


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The children’s book is co-written and illustrated by award-winning author Selina Yoon, and highlights the greatest strength of the KonMari method, that anyone (even children) can do it.

“It’s a timeless story about friendship, and I hope that the characters of Kiki and Jax will inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy!” Kondo adds.

Kiki & Jax arrives on November 5th.



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Children’s Book Week Kicks off April 29th for Its 100th Anniversary!

Children’s Book Week kicks off this year on April 29th! According to this article from the American Booksellers Association, the event will commence on April 29th (Monday) and continue onto May 5th. In service of the 100th anniversary of the event, the year’s theme will be “Read Now, Read Forever’, trying to encourage kids to read more while also looking to the history of children’s books as an overall experience. Bookstores around the country will be helping to host the event, with over 25,000 independent bookstores, libraries, and schools helping to promote it.

The banner for the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week

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Established in 1919, the Children’s Book Week was started by a librarian of the Boy Scouts Franklin W. Matthiews in order higher standards to child literacy and education, as well creating true engagement for literature among young people. The event has been celebrated annually every since, with in 1944 the Children’s Book Council assuming control over the event. The event will be celebrated twice this year. If you want help get involved follow this link and help out, as well as getting your child involved! Celebrate and have fun!


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George W. Bush’s Daughters to Release Children’s Book

Twin daughters of former President George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, are working on their second book together according to the Los Angeles Times.

Sisters First is being written as a children’s book, and will touch upon similar themes of sibling bonding as their Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life memoir. The book will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and released on October 8.


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“It’s all about sisterhood, whether it’s blood sisters like Barbara and me, or friends or colleagues like y’all,” Hager told her “Today Show” co-anchors while making the announcement. “We had so much fun working on it together.”

Their new book, illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki, follows a young girl’s ever growing bond with her baby sister. While her baby sister can’t do much at first when she arrives, the two eventually become inseparable.



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This Amazon Kids’ Bundle Will Help Kids Complete Their Summer Reading List

Attention, parents! Summer vacation is starting sooner than you think. Your children are ecstatic! But what does this mean for you? Well, for starters, you will probably have to make sure your children actually do the required summer reading. Fortunately, Amazon thinks it has the perfect solution for you.



Amazon is offering something called the Kindle for Kids Bundle. Amazon continues to prove even more that it is the GOAT. This $99.99 bundle comes with the latest edition Kindle (you can choose the case) and a two year warranty. The Kindle itself also comes with four gigs of storage. More than enough space to hold all those books.



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But wait! That’s not all! Not only is there an almost $30 discount, it also comes with the capability to enforce something called FreeTime. It is a parent controlled progress tracker — NOICE. The parent is able to lock applications and games from being accessed by the child on other Amazon devices until they finish reading up to a certain point. Social media sites and other outlets can also be easily blocked. Your children will love you.


Amazon also has its own list of recommended books to read this summer (age divided categories). With Amazon and this Kindle bundle, you and your child will have a summer full of reading. Which isn’t a bad thing. Yay for summer reading. Go, You. Go, Amazon.



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