BlueMantle Publishing

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The children’s book, Candyland Moon, was inspired by an actual dream of author Julie Rose Sparrow, who dreamt of seeing two moons in the night sky––an ordinary moon, and a giant colorful moon full of chocolate, peppermint sticks, fields of strawberries, and snow-capped mountains. Upon awakening, Julie began to write the story of her granddaughter Kiran’s visit to Candyland Moon, where Kiran makes new friends and explores the magical world of Candyland Moon. There Kiran meets the Bear Queen, who teaches her that she can make a difference in the world by planting wildflowers to save the disappearing bees.

Price: $11.95, paperback
With a pack of wildflower seeds and full-color bookmark
Juvenile Fiction, for ages 4-9

The book,
The Blue Ornament, is a moving story about young Andrew MacClean, who has a life-changing experience a few days before Christmas. Andrew seems to awaken to a sound in the house. When he goes to investigate, he discovers that a boy about his own age is downstairs near the Christmas tree. At first Andrew is suspicious when the boy introduces himself as a friend. But Andrew quickly comes to trust the boy, who seems to know Andrew. After a while, the boy announces that he must leave. When Andrew pleads for him not to go, the boy tells Andrew that he may return –– but only if Andrew does what he needs to do to make the boy’s return possible. As the stranger blends into the Christmas tree lights, he promises that he will return when Andrew has given the perfect gift.

Keeping his nighttime vision a secret, Andrew sets about to discover what a perfect gift is. Andrew remains true to the seemingly impossible task of finding the perfect gift, until, finally, he comes up with simple ideas that reflect each person’s deepest needs.
On the surface, The Blue Ornament is a delightful story about a precocious child to whom everyone, big and small, can relate. However, it also succeeds in providing heartfelt solutions to some of the greatest mysteries in life. As such, it will appeal to readers of all ages who are looking for an inspiring story during the holiday season.

Price: $16.95, hardback with full-color bookmark
Young Adult and Family Fiction, for ages 6-adult