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A Year at a Glance 2023, was a hectic year for me; it started with many ideas and plans that have materialized during the year in several aspects of my professional and personal life.
I added two new English and three Spanish titles and launched the second edition of my book, Lou and His Mane.
I had mixed feelings about my Daycare because I decided to close it. I know I would miss the kids dearly, but I felt that the time had arrived to move to other activities that allowed me to grow personally and professionally.
As part of the plan, I will enhance my educational website, and I am happy to announce that I will incorporate in 2024 more videos, including storytelling, games, and Spanish classes.
As part of the activities, I did my first signing this year, announced that the library got my books, that I have started a YouTube educational channel, and I did, as part of the Christmas celebration, a reading of one of my books in the Consulate of Peru.
Also, as a personal challenge, I have read 107 books. I know that this is only the beginning of this journey as a writer, as a teacher and as a human being. I started this year also full of hope, plans, and ideas to improve my work one day at a time. And try to make this world a better place to live. Those are my goals for this coming year and finishing my Spanish teaching degree. Happy New Year, everybody.
The connection between peace and justice is profound; they're interdependent. Injustice does indeed sow seeds of discontent and can lead to further conflict. Ignoring injustice anywhere ultimately poses a threat to the stability and harmony of any society. We cannot ignore injustice anywhere, thinking that will not touch us. The injustices faced by one group or region can reverberate and impact us all. It's a call for collective responsibility to strive for a fair and just world.
I am thrilled to share these amazing reviews of my book with you. Your feedback means the world to me and has been instrumental in refining my writing. I'm delighted to hear that both you and your children enjoyed reading my book and discovered something new within their pages. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my heartfelt thanks!
"Squirrel's New Year's Resolution" by Pat Miller: Join Squirrel as he embarks on a heartwarming journey to discover the beauty of making New Year's resolutions. This charming story teaches children about determination, friendship, and the joy of setting goals for the New Year.
"Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas" by Gail Piernas-Davenport: Take a delightful adventure with Shante Keys as she learns about her family's tradition of eating black-eyed peas for luck on New Year's Day. This vibrant book celebrates culture, family, and the excitement of welcoming a brand-new year.
"The Night Before New Year's" by Natasha Wing: Experience the anticipation and excitement of New Year's Eve through the eyes of children in this fun and rhythmic tale. Join in as they prepare, count down, and celebrate the arrival of the New Year with joy and enthusiasm.
"The Stars Will Still Shine" by Cynthia Rylant: In a beautifully illustrated book, Cynthia Rylant reassures young readers that even when the year changes, some things remain constant. This heartwarming story reflects on the everlasting nature of love and hope, perfect for a cozy New Year's read.
"Happy New Year Everywhere" by Arlene Erlbach: Explore diverse New Year celebrations from around the world in this engaging book. From fireworks in Australia to lantern festivals in China, children will discover various customs and traditions that make New Year's celebrations unique globally.
"Celebration in My World: New Year's Day" by Molly Aloian: Dive into this informative book that introduces young readers to the significance of New Year's Day across different cultures. Learn about customs, resolutions, and the excitement of starting anew in various parts of the world.
Each book offers a unique perspective on New Year's celebrations, traditions, and the spirit of new beginnings, making them delightful reads for children eager to learn and explore the festivities around the world. #children #kidsbooks #childrenbooks #books
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his is an excellent quote for writers, Thoreau's quote beautifully captures the essence of authentic writing— our lived experiences infuse depth and truth into the writer's words. It emphasizes the significance of embracing life's moments, emotions, and lessons for meaningful writing. Writing from the heart, anchored in personal experiences, tends to resonate more profoundly with readers because it's rooted in truth and sincerity.
Without experiencing life in its various shades, our writing might lack that genuine connection or depth. Thoreau's words encourage us to engage with life actively, to immerse ourselves in its richness, and then translate those experiences into our writing. It's a reminder to live fully and deeply, allowing those experiences to enrich and inform our words, making them more vivid, relatable, and impactful. #writers #writersquotes #quotes
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It was a great honour to be considered part of the Christmas Celebration for children, organized by the Consulate of Peru in Vancouver; I had a lot of fun reading and animating one of my books to the children and interacting with them with one of my main characters (Yuri, a Peruvian monkey) Thank you to the Consulate of Peru for this successful celebration that children enjoyed immensely.
Their Lost Daughters. Joey Elis’ Mystery. A second book from the series Detective Jackman and Evans. In this fantastic mystery, a teenager named Toni is found wandering around. She has been drugged, and the doctors are uncertain if she is going to survive. She keeps talking about another girl; she says that together, they went to a “party.” Meanwhile, to add to the mystery, another teenage girl was found drowned in an isolated beach.
Are these isolated crimes, or is there a sinister plot to lure and kill teenage girls? Who is behind these crimes? Are those cases related, and who is promoting these mystery “drink parties” that move to different locations and have been operating for some time now?
Coincidence or not, it also has some similarities with the shocking disappearance of a little girl almost a decade ago. Her mother is still looking for answers about her disappearance.
DI Jackman and DS Evans are determined to get to the bottom of all of these and bring the culprits to justice.
As usual, the characters Rowan and Evans are brilliant as other detectives. In general, all the characters are well defined and rich in emotions and expressions. An excellent mystery book.
#books #bookreviews #mysterybooks #reading
I have selected this book for this holiday season each of them brings its unique charm and message to the holidays.
" A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree" by Colleen Monroe: This heartwarming tale follows a tree that wants to be chosen as a Christmas tree but never is. It learns that it's already loved by the forest animals and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.
"Bear Stays Up for Christmas" by Karma Wilson: This story revolves around Bear, who usually hibernates through the holiday but decides to stay awake for Christmas with the help of his friends. It's a beautiful narrative about friendship, love, and the joy of being together during the festive season.
"Corduroy" by Don Freeman: While not explicitly a Christmas book, "Corduroy" is a beloved story about a teddy bear's quest to find a home and belonging. It's a heartwarming tale perfect for the holiday season.
"Grumpy Badger's Christmas" Badger was ready to go to sleep, but the knock at his door make it impossible, everybody was preparing for Christmas while he is preparing for sleep, and the annoying knocks from his friend made him grumpy he only wants to sleep until one terrible thing is going to happen.
"A Pirate Night Before Christmas" by Philip Yates: A playful twist on the classic "Night Before Christmas," this book combines pirates and holiday cheer for an adventurous and entertaining tale.
"Avi the Witch Saves Christmas" by Emma Ugarelli follows Avi the witch that is wonder about what is Christmas she embarks on a journey to discover the magic of Christmas.
De you have a favourite? #kidsbooks #booksforchildren #childrebooks #childbooks #books #holidaybooks
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Yes, creativity is the inspiration, the excitement of creating something unique from our self, the expression of our intelligence and the expression of our soul.
Creativity is not just about making something; it's about infusing a piece of ourselves—our thoughts, emotions, and experiences—into what we create. It's a profound form of self-expression
When we let our creativity flow, it's intelligence finding its joyous playground in our minds and hearts. #writers #quotes #ceativity #books
Avi thanks Santa by emma ugarelli
Inside "Avi the Witch Saves Christmas book" you can find a meaning of Christmas.
With sweet rhythms like this one.
-Avi thanks Santa, and ZOOM she races
to see the excitement on the kids’ faces.
“Oh, look, Mom!” says Sol,
“I have a beautiful little witch doll.”
“Now I see,” says Avi,
“It’s all so clear!
Christmas is about giving and
Although I love a good Halloween scare,
I know love is the best gift to share.”
Enjoy this enchanted book for this holiday season, Available in major retailers. #books #kidsbooks #holidaybooks #childrenbooks #children #booksforkids #education #Christmas
Emma Ugarelli is my name. I grew up in Lima, Peru and immigrated to Canada two decades ago. I have a Psychology degree from Peru, and I worked as a psychologist for fifteen years. In Canada, I pursued Early Childhood Education and I have been a daycare provider for the last twenty years. I became a writer in 2021 when I published my first children's book "Lou and his Mane". I reside in Kitsilano, Vancouver, with my family and cat Ricky.