Natural Balance

Giveaway: WIN a 5-eBook Bundle for Dog-Loving Kids {3 Winners}

Some posts may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

dog book bundle

Just about everyone has an iPad, Tablet or e-Reader on their holiday wish list this year, and young readers are no exception. If you’re planning on surprising your lucky kiddo or grandkids with a new device, be sure to think about loading it up with some great eBooks to get them started. If your kids already have their own device, then you’re probably want some new eBook ideas to add to their library.

Daisy and I are HUGE fans of author Karen J. Roberts and her dog books for kids. She’s the winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Children’s Fiction, the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award for Animal/Children’s Fiction, Finalist in the 2014 International Book Award for Children’s Fiction, and Winner of the eBooks2go 2014 Children’s Book Contest for digital publishing.

karen j roberts

Karen was first inspired to write children’s books when she adopted her little dog Louie from the Northeast Animal Shelter in 2011. Her stories promote animal kindness, responsible pet ownership and pet adoption. With a mission to inspire leadership and advocacy in the younger generations, she visits classrooms to read her books and discuss a wide range of age appropriate advocacy topics.

All the profits from the sale of her books goes back to animal rescue, so you can understand why we think they make SUCH a great gift!

Dog Books for Kids by Karen J. Roberts:

The Little Blue Dog  Winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Children’s Fiction. Meet Louie, The Little Blue Dog! A shelter pet hoping for a second chance.
The Little Blue Dog Has a Birthday Party Follow Louie’s journey as an adopted shelter pet! He continues to warm our hearts with his gentle nature and generous spirit.
The Little Blue Dog Goes to School 2nd place Winner of the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award. The third book in the series, Louie teaches children about the important role service and therapy dogs play in our lives.
The Gentle Beagle 1st place Winner of the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award. Fall in love with the gentle beagle as she finds her true purpose. A Chapter book for young readers promoting character and kindness.
A Terrier’s Tale The entertaining story of a joyful little terrier with a giant wish! He wants to be part of a family. Engaging images help illustrate this charming tale.

All of these great books for dog-loving kids are available in digital format, thanks to Karen’s e-publisher eBooks2Go.

Learn more about the author and her books at http://www.thelittlebluedog.com/

 WIN the 5-eBook Bundle of Dog Books for Kids for iPad or Kindle {3 Winners}

[Read more…]

Share

Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors

Some posts may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

animal stars book

Love watching animals on TV and in the movies? Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes with some of your favorite animal actors, thanks to a special new book, Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors.

From Mr. Popper’s Penguins to Snakes on a Plane, Crookshanks in Harry Potter and the werewolves in True Blood, the book covers stories about some of the best known and most beloved critters in modern film and television. It’s written in partnership with the American Humane Association and their No Animals Were Harmed staff, who go on set to protect over 100,000 animal actors every year to ensure their safety at work.

In addition to getting the inside scoop on how animals and their trainers work together to create convincing performances and amazing stunts, you’ll also enjoy heartwarming rags to riches stories of rescue animals who became celebrities, plus learn some pro tips that you can use with your own pets. The book includes dozens of quotes and endorsements from celebs such as Steven Spielberg, Scarlett Johansson, and Julia Roberts.

As if all that isn’t enough reason to grab a copy or three, a portion of the proceeds from book sales will also aid the American Humane Association. A collection of feel good animal stories that does good for animals, too…the perfect gift for every animal lover on your holiday list!

Visit Amazon.com to buy the book, available in both Hardcover and Kindle editions.

Want to WIN a Copy of Animal Stars???

[Read more…]

Share

Life Lessons from a Dog Named Rudy + 5 More FREE Kindle Books About Pets

Some posts may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

6 free pet books

If you and your family love reading and learning about pets, be sure to stop by and grab these 6 FREE Kindle edition ebooks about pets and pet care. They won’t stay free for long, so don’t wait. Click the links in the list to jump straight to each book and add it to your library today.

Kindle NOT required: You can read these books on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read whenever you have time, but they don’t stay free for long so hurry on over and download them now! Always verify price still shows $0.00 BEFORE completing each transaction, since prices change quickly and without notice.

6 FREE eBooks About Pets

Share

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

Some posts may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

Saving Simon book

I’m always on the lookout for great books to read myself and to give as gifts, so when I heard about this new one, I knew I had to share it with you. Whether you are an avid reader or are looking for unique holiday gift ideas for the animal lover on your list this year, be sure to check out Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion. Not only is it an amazing and inspirational story, but it’s also on sale right now in both the Hardcover (39% OFF) and Kindle edition (56% OFF).

In the spring of 2011, the book’s author Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him.

Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in.

Simon’s recovery was far from easy. Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. As Simon’s health improved, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, take him on walks, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. Then, miraculously, as if in reciprocation, Simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks.

Visit Amazon HERE to read more and grab a copy or two. Remember that Amazon sale prices can change quickly and without notice (as I’ve learned the hard way) so don’t wait!

Share

Gift Idea: The Best Cat Book Ever (Super-Amazing 100% Awesome)

Some posts may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

best cat book ever

It’s time to start making your holiday gift list, and we’re here to help with a super-amazing idea for the cat lovers in your life! It’s a new book from Kate Funk and her kitty sidekick, AC! Can you think of anything better than THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER?

The Best Cat Book Ever: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome will be released on October 28 and is available for pre-order NOW at Amazon.com. Choose from Hardcover for $10 ($12.99 reg) or Kindle edition for $8.37 ($12.99 reg) and you’ll be the first to enjoy  100% awesomeness for yourself or to give as a gift to your lucky recipient.

My sources tell me this is sure to be one of the hottest releases of the year so you don’t want to miss it! Visit Amazon.com to learn more and reserve your copy now.

As with all Amazon pre-orders, you can order now and if the Amazon price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.

Share

Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions [Kindle Edition 25% OFF]

Some posts may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

good cat book

Many folks believe that cats will do whatever they want, or that cats are finicky and difficult to please, but if you take a little time to learn about cat behavior and positive reinforcement training methods, you can have a happy and GOOD cat!

Cats are smart, so you have to do your homework. One book that is frequently recommended by cat experts is Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions by Steve Dale. The book features advice on how to handle litter-box issues, feline anxieties, excessive scratching and other destructive behaviors, and feline aggression toward other cats, dogs and people. And tips on adoption and training will help cat lovers welcome a new cat into the household, too.

Right now, the book is on sale at Amazon for $2.99 ($3.99 reg) for the Kindle edition. Visit Amazon.com to check it out!

Kindle NOT required: You can read Kindle Edition ebooks on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

Share