A Children’s Book For Father’s Day

Reading With My Child

read-with-child

I absolutely loved reading with my children. Every evening as we were winding down for the evening, I would have the opportunity to slide a child next to me on the couch and we would open up a children’s book.

Sometimes it was a picture book, sometimes an easy reader, and sometimes it was a young adult fiction book. It really depended on the reading level and the child’s desires. With some books my son or daughter would read each page to me. With other, more wordy children’s chapter books, they would read one page to me, and I would read one page to them. We went on wonderful virtual adventures together. The antics of the “Cat In The Hat” or the problems solved by the Berenstain Bears filled our evenings.

I used the ideas from the books that we read as the basis of the stories that I would tell my children on occasion. Sometimes my kids asked for a bed time story, and though I would change up the stories a bit, I retold the tales a number of times. As my children got older, and started reading wholly on their own, I found I had no new fodder for my stories , and the kids got tired of the same old stories, so the stories mostly ceased.

I think back on those days very fondly, and think, If I could have one father’s day gift today, it would be to step back in time for an hour and read one more story with my son or daughter. One of them cradled under my arm and slowly sharing a single children’s book before bed.

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B00BWAP6SS’]

[amzn_product_inline asin=’037581129X’]

[amzn_product_inline asin=’0375834931′]

[amzn_product_inline asin=’0307118398′]

[amzn_product_inline asin=’0307995089′]

[amzn_product_inline asin=’1561486086′]

Children need memories. Make time every night to read with your child. Ignite their imagination, and show them by your actions that spending time with them is important to you.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there.

 

Authors

Welcome all Authors and Writers. After having launched my own eBooks on Kindle, and fighting the good fight to get it there and finally get it selling, I wanted to share this wealth of information that helped me along the way.

First of all, you can download the “Places Where You Can Still Post Your Free Kindle eBook and Get Lots of Downloads” short report here.

download_button1

Here are the tools that I have found useful.

Brandon Sanderson’s How to Write Fantasy/Adventure Novels Training. — This is available over the internet and is Brandon Sanderson’s fiction writing class.

Kindle Direct Publishers Pages — Where you can upload your Kindle book when it is ready to go.

Amazon Author Central — Where you can tell your readers about you, and is tied to your Amazon published books.

KInstant Formatter — The fastest way to to perfectly format your eBook for Kindle.

Page One Profits — A great way to get to the top of the Amazon search pages.

Thank You

Thank you for opting in to receive the free color pages, and thank you for your support of our missionaries, Austin and Jennifer Giles.

Get your PDF Coloring Pages file here.

You will receive an email asking you to confirm that you requested this information. Please click the link in the email so that you can be added to our mailing list.

We will send out an email occasionally leading up to, and during our free five days, and will let you know how our progress is doing with regards to how many copies of the eBook we have been able to give away.

If you haven’t downloaded your free copy of the eBook, you can find the book at AustinsGift.com, during the free download period of April 12-16.

Please encourage others to download the book as well. We would really like to hit our goal of giving away 10,000 or more copies.

Thank you so much,

Dean Giles

Help Us Give Away 10,000 eBooks

Get Your FREE eBook

On April 12 through April 16  the children’s eBook below will be available without cost.

Click on the Cover to see more about the book, and to see INSIDE!

The snow birthday

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B00BWAP6SS’]

Number of eBooks Given Away

Check back often to see how many we have given away. Also register in the upper right hand corner to receive a PDF document with Coloring Pages, and an email from us with the final count.

We will post the numbers often here, during the free days, and will post the total after the free days are up. Please help us reach our goal.

Our Service To Help Austin and Jenny

please-help

Austin and Jenny have chosen to serve full time missions. Austin has been called to serve in Ghana, a country in Africa. Jenny has been called to serve in Chile, in South America. Austin will be arriving in Ghana May 3, 2013.

In honor of the the service they will be providing, and with the hope and faith that their service will touch hundreds, maybe even thousands of families and people, we wanted to perform a service of our own.

As a family, we designed, crafted, illustrated, and published a children’s eBook. The book is available on Amazon here.

Our Family’s Gift To Your Family

gift

This is a gift, prepared with love, that we are trying to give to 10,000 families or more. From our family to yours. We have scheduled with Amazon to have five free days from April 12-16.

We are hoping that this small act of service will touch many people, and that reaching this lofty goal will give Austin and Jenny the confidence that, with God’s help, they can accomplish great things while out there on their missions.

We would ask that you accept our gift of service, by downloading the eBook that we made. You can download the book from amazon at this link: http://austinsgift.com/go/the-snow-birthday/. If possible, please try to download it on the first free day, so we have an idea of how many more we need to give away before the end of our grace period. Then pass this link around to your friends and family. Post it on Facebook, or include it in a tweet. Keep in mind that the eBook will only be FREE April 12-16, so we will have to have reached our goal by midnight April 16. Please send as many people as you can to AustinsGift.com for their free eBook.

Thank you so much for your kind help and support,

With Love,

The Giles Family,

Dean, Brenda, Nathan, Jennifer, Austin, Andrew, Timothy

Instructions for Downloading Your eBook

Get your eBook by clicking on the add to cart or more information buttons below. You will be sent directly to Amazon. If you are here between April 12-16 the cost of the book will show up as $0.00. If you don’t get here during those days, the cost of the eBook is $2.99. You complete the transaction just like any transaction on Amazon, just that the purchase price is nothing for those free days. Thanks again for downloading the eBook.

 

About Ghana

 

Below are answers to some of the most common questions, people always ask;

  • LOCATION

So where is Ghana? Is Ghana, Africa?

Ghana is located in West Africa. It is sandwiched between Ivory Coast to the West and Togo to the East, Burkina Fasso to the North and the sandy shores of the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

  • PEOPLE

Ghanaians are made up of many ethnic groups. Some of these groups include the Akans, Mole- Dagbon, Ewes, and the Ga- Adangbes just to name a few, with the Akans being the majority.

  • LANGUAGE

Due to the diverse ethnicity, there are over 100 different dialects spoken in Ghana. English has become the official language since the British took over in the colonial days. Now over 60% of the total population can read and write English.

Information about Ghana collected from http://www.travel-to-discover-ghana.com/facts-about-ghana.html.

About Chile

Where is Chile?
Chile is one of the two countries in Latin America that do not border Brazil. It occupies a long, narrow coastal strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains. It shares borders with Peru in the north, Bolivia in the northeast, Argentina in the east, and the Drake Passage in the south. Chilean territory includes the islands of Juan Fernandez, Salas y Gomez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island. The total area of the country is 756,950 square miles, and it has an estimated population of 17,224,200.

What is the capital of Chile?
Santiago de Chile is the capital of Chile. It is located in the country’s central valley, Santiago Basin. The legislative bodies are situated in the coastal town of Valparaiso, one hour drive to the west of Santiago. Santiago is an Alpha Minus World city, and has modern infrastructure. Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago on February 12, 1541 and named it Santiago del Nuevo Extremo.

What is the currency of Chile?
The Chilean peso is the currency of Chile. Its ISO 4217 code is CLP. It was reintroduced on 29 September,1975. CLP is further subdivided into 100 centavos until 1984.

Which is the largest city of Chile?
Santiago is the largest city of Chile. It was founded by Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia on February 12, 1541. The total area of the metropolitan city is 5,947.2 square miles. It has an estimated population of 200,792, and lies in the Santiago Basin.

What is the official language of Chile?
Spanish is the official language of Chile. Mapudungun, Quechua, Aymara, and Rapa Nui are the indigenous languages. English is mandatory for students in public schools.

Information about Chile collected from http://www.mapsofworld.com/chile/facts.html

About Serving a Mission

We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can find out more about what we believe at LDS.org. Many young men and women choose to serve a full-time mission, dedicating 18 months to two years of their lives to spread the gospel message and invite people to come unto Christ. We are so proud of Austin for making this choice to serve, and want to send him forth with our love and yours.

About The eBook Authors

family

Our family loves to read. When the children were younger we visited the library every two weeks, and checked out 25 to 40 books at a time as a family. We read to our children, they read to us, and a number of the children became voracious readers, getting through a thousand pages or more in a week. We thought about how we could give back to the community and to others and thought that it might be by creating a book. This ebook is our first attempt at that, and we hope won’t be our last.

Brenda Giles has a degree in Early Child Development. She has volunteered at the local elementary school for a number of years and in later years has worked there off and on. The children love her, and it is not uncommon to have one of her students or former students spot her in the grocery store and run over to give her a hug, or to see them greet her wherever she goes.

Dean Giles was a Cub Master for 15 years and is currently serving as a Scoutmaster. He works in the Computer/Software industry and has been there some 24 years.

Nathan Giles is a studying neuroscience and hopes to work in the medical industry some day. He is an avid fan of Brandon Sanderson, and is working on his own fantasy/science fiction novel. He teaches piano lessons at our home.

Jennifer Giles is studying Music Education. She plays the French Horn, and is currently learning to play many instruments. She is part of a horn choir that has performed at the state capital and many places around the state and beyond. She has just received her mission call to the Chile, Rancaqua Mission. She will be leaving in July.

Austin Giles is studying Mechanical Engineering, and is currently preparing for a mission. He has been called to the Ghana, Accra Mission. He will be leaving in May.

Andrew and Timothy Giles round out the family, and make every day an adventure.

As a family we tried to portray some of our favorite memories based around a central theme. Many members of the family participated in creating the illustrations. We have put a lot of hours and work into this project and hope that it brings joy to you and your family.

Dedication

This eBook is dedicated to our two missionaries, Austin and Jennifer Giles. We are delighted that they have chosen to serve and we hope that our combined efforts in this family project will be an inspiration to them as they undertake this awesome endeavor.

May the Lord bless and keep them through the years of their mission and beyond is our continual prayer.

Our family loves to read. When our children were younger we visited the library every two to three weeks, and checked out 25 to 40 books at a time. We read to our children, they read to us, and a number of our children became voracious readers, getting through a thousand pages or more in a week. We thought about how we could give back to the community and to others and thought that it might be by creating a book. This eBook is our first attempt at that, and we hope won’t be our last.

Proceeds From The Sale of The eBook

With the contract that we are under, Amazon returns about a portion of the sale price of eBooks to us, the eBook creators as royalties, the proceeds that we receive from any sales of this eBook will be used to fund Austin’s and Jenny’s mission. Any funds over and above those needed for these missions will be dispersed among siblings to be placed in their mission funds, or will be used to fund schooling for family members.

Disclaimer

Amazon affiliate links are being used to manage and track visitor clicks and eBook sales. Dean Giles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As per Amazon’s terms of service we are disclosing that affiliate links are being used, which means that we may receive a small commission for purchases made after following those links, and that is on top of the royalties received for sale of the eBook.