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2015 ForeWord Book of the Year Award Finalist

"Let's Visit Rio de Janeiro" was named a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards in the Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's) category.  The winner will be announced in June 2016 during ALA Annual in Orlando.

Mom's Choice Award Names "The Adventures of Bella & Harry" Among The Best in Family-Freindly Products

Christmas in New York City!

Let's Visit Beijing!

Let's Visit Berlin!

Let's Visit Vancouver!

Let's Visit Saint Petersburg!

Let's Visit Maui!

Let's Visit Dublin!

Let's Visit Jerusalem!

Let's Visit Istanbul!

Let's Visit Rome!

Let's Visit Edinburgh!

Let's Visit Barcelona!

Let's Visit Athens!

Let's Visit Cairo!

Let's Visit London!

Let's Visit Venice!

Let's Visit Paris!

2014 ForeWord Book of the Year Award Finalist

"Let's Visit Dublin" and "Let's Visit Vancouver" were named finalists in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards in the Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's) category. 

2013 Foreword Book of the Year Award Winner

"Let's Visit Jerusalem" is the Winner of the Foreword Book of the Year Award in the Juvenile Nonfiction (Children's) category.  

Mom's Choice Award Names "Let's Visit London!: The Musical" Among The Best In Family-Friendly Products

Educents : Top Homeschool Product

Educents has awarded "The Adventures of Bella & Harry" the TOP HOMESCHOOL PRODUCT AWARD

Educents : Top Classroom Product

Educents has awarded "The Adventures of Bella & Harry" the TOP CLASSROOM  PRODUCT AWARD

Creative Child Magazine - 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

Creative Child Awards Program, consisting of mom and educators, has awarded "The Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let's Visit Istanbul!" the 2013 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD in the Educational Picture Books category.  



[ School Library Journal - Let's Visit Istanbul! ]

School Library Journal - Let's Visit Istanbul!

PreS-Gr 2-The globe-trotting Chihuahuas visit monuments and important buildings, discover a bit about the region's history, and learn a little about Turkish culture. Most of these details are relayed through the pups' conversations. The steady stream of sometimes dry facts is interrupted as readers come across a lighter moment when Harry wonders if he will see a flying carpet, and tension rises when Bella becomes temporarily separated from the tour. Amazingly, the pups are able to visit many tourist attractions in just one day. A simple outline map of Turkey and short list of Turkish words/phrases are included. Unfortunately, the book lacks a pronunciation guide, and while there is also no glossary, terms like "minarets" and "menemen" are defined during the story. Exaggerated pictures of Bella and Harry, in brightly colored watercolor illustrations, are a contrast to the more stately renderings of buildings such as the Ortakoy Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace. Lucco's images of people are less defined. This combination of anthropomorphic story and geographical guidebook could be useful in social-studies classes where instructors prefer teaching content through stories. Families traveling to Turkey might find the book a helpful tool in preparing their children for the trip.

[ Foreword - Spring 2014 Issue - Spottlight Review - Let's Visit Dublin! ]

Foreword - Spring 2014 Issue - Spottlight Review - Let's Visit Dublin!


[ Booklist : Let's Visit Istanbul! ]

Booklist : Let's Visit Istanbul!

Merhaba, friends! Intrepid travelers Bella, a very feminine-looking Chihuahua, and her younger brother, Harry, are back to star in their ninth travel adventure—this time to Istanbul, Turkey. They kick things off with a ferry ride on the Bosphorus Strait, where their ears flap in the breeze, and they take in the First Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Asia to Europe. Then, the canines hop off in Ortakoy, a neighborhood in Istanbul. They’re introduced to the Orkatoy Mosque (and have a conversation about what a mosque is), sample the local cuisine, visit a palace or two, and stop by one of the oldest and biggest covered markets in the world . . . the Grand Bazaar. The two make for amiable tour guides, even if the prose is somewhat bland and the illustrations verge on cartoonish, particularly when it comes to our pop-eyed stars. Still, it’s not every day a kid gets to take a trip to Istanbul, and this makes for a nice introduction to the customs and hot spots. Elveda (that’s goodbye in Turkish). Grades K-2

[ Booklist - Let's Visit Barcelona! ]

Booklist - Let's Visit Barcelona!

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The Boca Raton Observer

Check out the June/July 2013 issue of The Boca Raton Observer.  Bella and Harry are featured!!! Click on the image below to view the full article.


Publisher's Weekly Featured Article

Bella & Harry's Travels Continue...click on the image below to view the full article in Publisher's Weekly.


Publishers Weekly Magazine

Be sure to check out the cover of the January 7, 2013 issue of Publishers Weekly.  The Adventures of Bella & Harry is featured on the cover. 


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