This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Kristy Vee for Readers' Favorite
It’s Cool To Be Kind by Linnea McFadden is a story about bullying and what can happen when the situation is approached in a positive way. Things couldn’t have been going better for fourth-grader Beckett Barnes, that is until Porter Reed comes to Rock Hill Elementary and Beckett’s world is turned upside down. Porter is not a happy kid and takes it out on everyone in his path--including Beckett. Beckett’s unsure of how to handle this bully and begins avoiding his favorite activities, his friends, and even taking his frustrations out on his brother. After sharing his troubles with his family, he takes to heart their encouraging advice and things unfold in a way that Beckett had never expected.
It’s Cool To Be Kind is an uplifting, charming read geared toward empowering children to be kind to one another and to speak up for themselves, as well as others who may be struggling with bullying. McFadden writes an enthusiastic, engaging story that’s relatable to many, as most of us have experienced some type of bullying, and there are plenty of encouraging messages scattered throughout. It’s Cool To Be Kind should be on the shelves of every home and classroom, not just for the great story, but also the various resources provided in the back. One thing’s for sure, each child will be inspired to share their own experiences and think up new ways to spread the simple, yet powerful message: it’s cool to be kind! What a wonderful message to share! Five stars.