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Looking for a holiday gift for those who love children's books? #holidaygiftguide #kidlit #children

Looking for a holiday gift for those who love children's books? Check out these featured books...

The Secret Code of the Heartbeat Drum by S.B. Goncarova

So-So’s spring concert this year coincides with Eid, so everybody, (and that means everybody) in the family will be coming. Including Abba and Caruso, driving in on their motorbike and sidecar. Only they take a wrong turn and end up in Outer Mongolia! It’s Lina and So-So to the rescue! Will they find Abba and Caruso and get back in time? Or will they go back in time? Join us for this uproarious adventure with the girls (ahem, and Caruso) as they fly across the world, dodge time-twisting wormholes, discover ancient secret codes, and fight off lip-smacking vultures. Wait, do vultures even have lips? Find out with us in The Secret Code of the Heartbeat Drum, a laugh-out-loud adventure that transports us across time and space through music, imagination and flat-out fun.

S.B. Goncarova is a neurodivergent writer, visual artist, director, poet, and musician. But most importantly, she is the Auntie of Three Adorbous Kids who were the inspiration for this book and many others. They call her Abba. She lives in a magical house and rides a motorcycle. She frequently gets lost because her cat Caruso only knows his letters up to G and he can’t read a map to save his life.

The Curious Case of the Creepy Cave by S.B. Goncarova

In this hilarious adventure, So-So and Abba travel in the grasp of a pterodactyl across the ocean to a prehistoric land of giant sequoias. On the way, they learn about nature, listen to bird and whale songs, and get to practice their counting, before So-So finds a cave with a prehistoric musical instrument. What is it? But when a hungry saber-toothed tiger cub comes close on their trail, they need to find a way to help the cub before they themselves get caught by the saber-toothed tiger momma!

The Curious Case of the Creepy Cave is one of a series of children's books to accompany an already-popular series of read-aloud musical videos for kids. A teacher’s pick for summer reading, this book is a laugh-out-loud adventure that combines musical education with the power of imagination, learning about math, science and problem solving on the way!

This much-loved series will suit early readers as well as elementary students. Kids will not only strengthen their literacy skills as they read along with the voices, but also get inspiration to create their own imaginative musical adventures!

Also available in paperback, ebook, read aloud video!

Be sure to check out Read Along with Abba on YouTube!


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