Saturday, July 25, 2009

Runaway Bunny by Margaret Weiss Brown, A Mother's Love

This is a sweet and timeless classic about a mother's love. It features a little boy wanting to run away (it's natural for children to want to separate from their parents) and the boy's mother who will always be there for him and be the place he can always come home to. A delightful classic.


Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

40th Anniversary of the Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, Children's Books

This video is an intimate chat with Children's Book author, Eric Carle as he tells the story of the creation of his famous children's book. Watch and enjoy!

Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Saturday, July 4, 2009

You've gotta love Eric Carle

Eric Carle the amazing author and illustrator reads a book he illustrated for Bill Martin. Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

What a great book to teach colors and animals! Watch this video!

Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Disney Train, A Christmas Carol 3D Movie

Look for the Disney train coming to your town. It left Los Angeles and will wind its way to the East Coast promoting the new Disney 3D movie A Christmas Carol, due out on November 6th. It's a fun exhibit where you can get a sneak preview of the movie and also you can morph your kids into different characters from the movie. Very cool.

Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tony Dungy, You Can Do It, a book about finding your purpose

This children's book finds favor with me because of its inspirational message, not only for children, but for all. It's a sweet story about a boy who is frustrated because he feels like he needs to find his purpose. He feels a little lost. Then one day, things change through an experience he has. It is through his experience that he was able to identify his passion and how he wanted to give back to the world.

Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train
Children's books about trains

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Waves of Oneness by Peter Melton

Peter Melton's wonderful story for children called Waves of Oneness is an insightful tale about how we, as humans, are all interconnected.

Using a big wave and a little wave to tell the story and the analogy of our oneness with the bigger ocean, we see how we remember and we forget our connectedness to the bigger whole.  A spiritual concept like this can be difficult to share with children, but Peter pulls it off beautifully and flawlessly.  His book is a self published book, but you can contact him directly through facebook to get a copy.  Sign into your facebook account and search Peter Melton.  I have attached his YouTube video reading of the story below.

Bonnie Worthington

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Free Interactive Learning Games For Kids, Educational Games, Math Games, Spelling Games, Memory Games

I'm very excited about the games at  They are on the site and ready to go for all kids, parents, teachers and students in classrooms to enjoy.  There is a math game, spelling game and memory game.  All games are interactive games for kids.  Each game was inspired by the memory of my late  mother who dedicated her life to teaching children how to read by increasing their brain power through fun, hand-eye games.  She was an innovative woman who was well ahead of her time.  

I invite moms and teachers to visit with their children and students and enjoy learning the fun way while also sharpening your computer skills.

Bonnie Worthington

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Book Reviews by Bonnie Worthington, I Love You Stinky Face, by Lisa McCourt

This is a sweet and sentimental story book perfect for Valentine's Day. Truly, it's perfect for any day in my book. In this funny tale, a mother's son asks over and over, "what if I were," and lists things like smelly skunks and mean dinosaurs. No matter what the boy imagines, the loving mother in the tale tells the little boy that she would always find a way to be near the boy and would love him, no matter what!

Any loving parent knows the unconditional love we all feel for our children and this book brings those feelings to life for the children in a humorous, very sentimental way. If I had stars to give, this book would get five!

Bonnie Worthington
Children's book author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pogonip Magic by Karen Collett Wilson, Children's Animal Stories, Northern Nevada Stories

This is a darling story of the interaction between the resident cat population of northern Nevada and the wild deer population. I chose this book solely because I received this adorable letter from my little boy:

Dear Mom,

I read a book called Pogonip Magic by Karen Collett Wilson. It was about a deer that took care of a cat by licking him. I think you would like the book because you like cats. My favorite part of the book is when the cat closed his eyes and purred. I hope you will read this book soon.

Love, Your Son

Thank You Angel, Will Do!

Bonnie Worthington
Author, New Chidren's Train Book--Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Friday, January 9, 2009

Winter's Gift, by Jane Monroe Donovan

This is a wonderful story. In the new year many people are filled with hope. If you haven't found a reason to have your hope, perhaps this story might inspire you.

In this beautiful hard-cover, children's story, an old man loses hope because his wife died. While she lived, one of his favorite memories was how they would find and decorate their Christmas tree together and how she would put the white star on the top. The star was her perpetual symbol of hope.

On Christmas Eve one year while in his kitchen, the old man hears a noise outside and investigates. There he finds a lost mare lying in the snow. He brings her into his barn and they both fall asleep. In the morning, when he awakes, he sees the mare has had a baby, on whose forehead there is a perfect white star. The old man realized he was given a special gift and felt hope for his tomorrows.

This book gets five stars from me! :-)

Bonnie Worthington
Author, children's train book Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Mom Song, By the Go Fish Guys, (Smart Guys)

I love this video. I realize this blog is mostly about books for kids, but this video is just the best. The Go Fish Guys have us moms all figured out. Just watch the video if you haven't already. It will make you smile. My little boy loves it.

My favorite part about the song is at the very end when one of they guys says about moms, "No one could afford that anyway." That always makes me giggle.


Bonnie Worthington
Author, Children's train story book Engine Ed's Colorful Train