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   New Free iBook For iPads and iPhones
 
Judy K. Johnson has just released her first Children's iBook, "Why Buddha Frog Smiles" for  iPhones and iPads.  This iBook written, illustrated, narrated and animated by Judy is being offered as a FREE download. Just go to the iBooks app on your device and search for Why Buddha Frog Smiles.

If you are using Safari on your iPhone or iPad to look at this website, click on the image below to go directly to the iTunes site where you can download this story to your iPhone or iPad for free. The story will be located in your iBooks app.

This iBook sound track includes delightful music, animal sound effects, and a cheerful voice narrating the story.  This iBook can be enjoyed by children of all ages including those with special needs.  If you would like to see more iBooks by this author, please take time to review the iBook at the end of the story.



                       Click image to go to free download.
 
            Apple and Android Story Apps

Judy K Johnson has transformed some of her stories into apps for iPhone, iPad and also android smartphones and tablets.  It's a great way to bring all her stories along wherever you go.  Children find the apps fascinating as they provide automatic storytelling and also include added sound effects and animations all created by Judy.  Within each app the story is narrated by the author.  Tapping and swiping the screen adds elements of sounds and animations.

To purchase these apps for just $1.99 go to the apps store located on your smartphone or tablet and search  for the titles below.


Little D,
The Premature Duckling
With Spe
cial Nee
ds

"Little D" is a tiny, premature duckling with special needs.  He is blind and needs help eating and walking.  Many of the farmyard friends help him overcome his challenges.  "Little D" even finds a way to help his lost siblings find a way home.

    

What Is It Like To Be Blind?



Adam learns that his friend Blake is blind.  He learns what it is like to be blind and how he can help Blake learn new things.  Adam discovers that with his eyes closed, somethings are very scary to him.  So he decides that he will help Blake understand all the things they encounter as they play happily together.
  


Ben & Blake,
Friends At HIPPOTHERAPY!


Ben and Blake are best friends who enjoy attending Hippotherapy sessions together. Both boys have special needs and they both benefit from this fun therapy which involves riding horses with the aid of therapists and handlers.


Picture and Chapter Books
About Children With Special Needs
And Their Friends And Families

                                                               
   
Newest Release....

Princess Abigail's
Fabulous
Birthday Celebrations


Abigail was born with multiple, medical, special needs including immunity, growth, sight and hearing issues.  Her health is dependent on support from expert doctors, nurses, therapists and teachers.  Each year, for Abigail's birthday, her parents plan a festive gathering to celebrate their family's blessings that Abigail thankfully remains happy and healthy.  Family and friends eagerly attend to affirm their love and support for Abigail's special needs.

Available in hardcover edition.  Click here for preview and purchase information.


   



Kekoa 
The Brave One

 
This adventure filled chapter book explores how Kekoa learns about his own bravery. He faces many challenges as he handles tough issues like being bullied at school because his sister, Oli, is blind and autistic.

Kekoa's Dad teaches him about his Hawaiian heritage. But he learns lots about real courage and inspiration from his sisters, Oli and Ginger. Kekoa's Mom suggests that together they create "Team Oli", a marathon team, to support Oli's blindness and autism. They run to bring awareness and acceptance of special needs to the public.

Available in paperback.  Click here for preview and purchase information.

Also available in hardcover.  Click here for preview and purchase information.

See preview below.  Click arrow on right side to turn pages. 





    
Blake's Buddies
A Team of Blake's Friends Supporting His Special Needs



This is a book with twelve chapters about Blake a young boy who is blind and has other special needs.  He enjoys having friends just like all the other kids. 




 "Blake's Buddies" is a team made up of his many friends.  They support and encourage Blake's achievements.  All the kids on his team discover they also benefit in may ways just like Blake!  This is a true story like all of the stories that feature Blake and his friends featuring chapters on school inclusion, play dates at Blake's house, hippotherapy (horseback riding therapy) and a birthday party at Morgan's Wonderland theme park.

Available in paperback.  Click here for preview and purchase information.

Also available in Hardcover.  Click here for preview and purchase information.




Blake's Adventures
A New School And New Friends


Blake is excited about going to a new school and making new friends. Blake's teacher instructs his classmates on a new game called "Hand Under Hand" because Blake is visually impaired. "Hand Under Hand" promotes thoughtful friendship between Blake and his new friends because they learn to speak softly and to place their hands beneath Blake's hands to share new things with him!

Available in paper back.  Click here for preview and information!

Also available in hardcover.  Click here for preview and information!





Ben & Blake,
Friends At HIPPOTHERAPY!


A book for kids that explains how therapy can help other kids with
special needs.



 
Ben and Blake are friends who attend Hippotherapy sessions together. Both boys have special needs and they both benefit from this fun therapy which involves riding horses with the aid of therapists and handlers.

Available in hardcover & download  Click here for more information!


Enjoy a preview below...


Click arrows on right and left sides to turn pages.



 

 

What Is It Like
To Be Stared At?


A book that helps kids overcome the bad habit of staring at those with special needs.





This is a story about Daniel who has O.I. (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) also known as brittle bone disease and Andy who struggles to change his "staring" habit to a "caring" habit. The story shows how thoughtfulness is the best way to begin a friendship.

Available in hardcover & download Click here for preview and more information!


  



What Is It Like
To Be Blind?

A book about blindness and learning to be thoughtful.

Adam learns that his friend Blake is blind.  He learns what it is like to be blind and how he can help Blake learn new things.  Adam discovers that with his eyes closed, somethings are very scary to him.  So he decides that he will help Blake understand all the things they encounter as they play happily together.

Available in paperback & download.  Click here for preview and more information!

Available in hardcover & download.  Click here for preview and more information!





Blake
The Great Adventure Hero


A very special book for very young children explaining that being blind won't prevent you from becoming a real hero!


Blake, the Great, and his buddy, Larry, the Lizard, have an exciting adventure when they promise Jeffry, the Giraffe, that they will find the delicious acacia leaves he loves to snack on!

Available in hardcover and download.  Click here for preview and more information!




 
Rainbows For Blake



A journal compiled of health updates and also sincere messages from the family & friends of Blake Michael Johnson born 10/16/04 weighing 1 lb. 6 oz.




Blake spent fourteen months in intensive care units at Austin Children's Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Blake was born 14 weeks premature.  This journal recounts the "roller coaster" ride of struggles and triumphs that challenged his spirit to survive and grow.  Online support groups offered unending dedication of prayer for Blake and his parents to feel the immense love and grace of God, embracing one another and withstanding all uncertainties until God's Healing Grace allowed Blake to leave the hospital and go home to his long awaiting nursery.

Available in paperback and download.  Click here for preview and more information!

Available in hardcover.  Click here for preview and more information!


 
      More Books About Thoughtfulness
         in Friendships and Nature!



Tori's Tracks
 
A book about how to carefully observe nature!
   
Tori's adventures begin when she visits her grandparents, Mikey and Mini, on their farm.  Mikey shows Tori how to be extra observant by noticing clues and following tracks.  When she discovers pigs and chickens are missing, Tori uses her new tracking knowledge to find them in the woods.  Much to the amazement of Mikey and Mini, she quickly brings them home with the help of the farm dogs, Midnight and Moonshine.

Available in hardcover.  Click here for preview and purchase information.

Available in paperback.  Click here for preview and purchase information.






















Lightning Bolts, R/C Race Car Club


A chapter book about two brothers and one exciting summer!

The illustrations for this book are in full color throughout twelve chapters.  Race Cars drawn by Chase Thompson, grandson of the author.  The custom font is also designed by him.

Chase tells the story of how he and his brother, Catch, turn a boring summer into some real adventure.  Chase discovers that he can start a new remote control race car club and even successfully plan a real R/C tournament.  By the end of the story Chase also discovers that his brother is actually growing up and can really be a good friend to him as well.

Available in paperback.  Click here for preview and more information.







Molly's
Mulberry Tree



Molly's sick and can't go on the class field trip to the zoo. 

How will she write her school report on animal activities she was to observe today?

This is a story book about what Molly learns by looking closely out her bedroom window.



Available in hardcover.  Click here for preview and purchase information.

Available in paperback.  Click here for preview and purchase information.







Why Buddha Frog Smiles, Secrets of a Pleasant Life

This story is told by a very clever frog born in the center of a woodland at the site of an ancient fountain. Thinking the fountain an unpleasant place to live, he journeys down an unknown path soon becoming frightened and so very lonely. How will he ever discover the secrets of finding a pleasant life?

Available in paperback.  Click here for preview and purchase information.