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June 12, 2020

Summer Reading for Kids

Get kids reading this summer! Even better, The Underground Toy Society books and The Funny Foods Best Friends will teach kids about friendship, kindness, teamwork, and helping others. They might even want to keep their rooms cleaner to help their toys stay happy!
Free eBooks on Amazon June 29 and June 30th.
The Funny Foods Best Friends
The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear
The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant
The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare

Also, you can get a free digital download of our newest book, The Underground Toy Society's Coloring and Activity Book, by signing up for our newsletter on our website! It's a fun book for kids around ages 4-8 with coloring pages, mazes, writing prompts, and puzzles.
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Published on June 12, 2020 16:37

May 2, 2020

Children's Book Week with The Underground Toy Society

Get ready for a week filled with book fun! We will be participating in Children's Book from May 4th-May 10th. Since we are all under social distancing orders for the most part, Children's Book Week will be celebrated online this year with #BookWeek2020atHome with great free resources from Every Child A Reader including free bookmarks, activity sheets, and posters.
We will be having our own celebration on The Underground Toy Society's YouTube Channel
where you can watch fun, kid-friendly videos about how toys help each other and kids.
We will also be having free eBook downloads on Amazon for the week as follows:
Monday, May 4th, download The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear for free.
Tuesday, May 5th, download The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant for free.
Wednesday, May 6th, download The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare for free.
Thursday, May 7th, download The Funny Foods Best Friends for free.
We hope you will enjoy Children's Book Week!
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Published on May 02, 2020 12:47

March 12, 2020

Lucky days ahead!

Kids won't clean and feeling stuck?
Let us tell you, you're in luck!

All of our children's book will be available for free downloads on Amazon March 17-19, 2020.
Reviews are always greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Jessica D. Adams

Free titles include:
The Underground Toy Society
The Underground Toy Society Saves Peggy
The Underground Toy Society and the Annual Toy Drive
The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear
The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare
The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant
Meeting Grandmom
The Funny Foods Best Friends

Please visit our website for more details about how our books can help teach kids to love and appreciate what they have and inspire them to keep their rooms clean! Our books also teach kids about friendship, kindness, and spending time with family.
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Published on March 12, 2020 14:04

November 17, 2019

Christmas Toys

Christmas is coming very soon;
Kids want more toys, but there's no room!

You yell, you scream, "Clean up this mess!"
But all it does is cause more stress.

We're here to tell you there's a way,
To get kids to clean up every day!

We'll show you how inside our book;
All you need is to take a look!

Love,
The Underground Toy Society

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Published on November 17, 2019 09:26 Tags: children-s-book-bedtime-story

November 16, 2019

Books make great stocking stuffers!

Books make great stocking stuffers! That's why we are having one last free download period on Amazon this year for a few of our ebooks. That way, you can decide which paperback books you'd like to buy to fill those stockings!
Reviews are always greatly appreciated!
Free titles Dec. 12-14, 2019 will be:
The Underground Toy Society
The Underground Toy Society Saves Peggy
The Underground Toy Society and the Annual Toy Drive
The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear
The Funny Foods Best Friends
At this time, we are setting a deadline to order paperback books from our personl website for Dec. 14th, 2019 to ship the books in time for Christmas. Head over to our website for ordering information. Please note that our website ordering is for the US only. However, if you like our books, they are available to purchase on Amazon in other countries.
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Published on November 16, 2019 11:25

October 27, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Free children's ebooks for your little trick or treaters! Happy Halloween!
Free titles Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, 2019 include:
The Underground Toy Society Saves Peggy
The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear
The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare
The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant
Meeting Grandmom
Reviews are always greatly appreciated! Thanks and Happy Halloween!
Jessica D. Adams
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Published on October 27, 2019 18:11 Tags: halloween-childrens-books

October 11, 2019

Tricks or Treats

Tricks or Treats,
Forget the sweets,
Give them something good to read!
If you don't, just beware,
They might throw their toys everywhere!

Free ebooks on Amazon scheduled for Oct. 23-25, 2019 for your little trick or treaters! Happy Halloween!

Free titles will be:
The Underground Toy Society (Free on Oct. 23rd ONLY)
The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare
The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant
Meeting Grandmom
by
Jessica D. Adams
Reviews are always greatly appreciated if you are so inclined to do so!
Thank you and Happy Halloween!
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Published on October 11, 2019 17:59 Tags: happy-halloween-trick-or-treat

August 7, 2019

Book Lovers Day 2019

Reading bedtime stories with my mom and my grammy was one of my favorite things to do when I was growing up. My mom read to my sister and me from her big Disney treasury book. We didn't have a VCR or watch many movies, so this is how I learned about Dumbo, Cinderella, Snow White, Three Little Pigs, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, The Ugly Duckling, and many other stories. When my sister and I went to Grammy's house for sleepovers, she would read us many stories from Little Golden Books. One of my favorites from her house was Shy Little Kitten. As my sister and I grew older though, we didn't read together as much. For some reason, we didn't go to the library all that much. The only time I really read new books was in elementary school when we had library class. Other than that, we didn't have too much access to many other books, other than the occasional Scholastic book sale when I was allowed to order a book. Then in 7th grade, I moved to the high school building, and I honestly do not remember checking out many books at all from the library. So, as I grew older, I don't think I really appreciated books as much as I could have and I didn't really read for pleasure. I only read what was required for school. Would I have appreciated books more if I had access to them more when I was younger?
After I had my own children, I wanted to surround them with books. We read bedtime stories every night. As soon as my two daughters were old enough, we went to the local library to check out books with their own library cards. Now that my daughters are in their teen years, I cannot keep them away from books! We can't get to the library fast enough before they run out of reading material! I am happy to say that I have two bookworms in my home!
So, what I want to offer all of you is free ebooks for your children on Book Lovers Day. Please read to your children, even if they seem too old to be read to. I regularly read children's books aloud to my girls up until they were about 12 years old. We still read aloud together, but not as often now because they are so busy reading their own books.
The following books will be free on August 9th, 2019 to celebrate Book Lovers Day:
The Underground Toy Society
The Underground Toy Society Saves Peggy
The Underground Toy Society and the Annual Toy Drive
The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear
The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare
The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant
Meeting Grandmom

And guess what else happened to my little booklovers? They are writing their own stories, and my oldest daughter published her first book this year! Her book will also be free August 9th!
The Funny Foods Best Friends

Happy Book Lovers Day!
Jessica D. Adams
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Published on August 07, 2019 13:25 Tags: book-lovers-day-bookworms

July 25, 2019

Summer reading road trip with free eBooks!

Beary and Ellie are on a book tour road trip to promote reading and to get kids motivated to clean their rooms! Wish them luck!
If you'd like free eBooks, travel over to Amazon July 25th!

The Underground Toy Society Helps Ellie Elephant

The Underground Toy Society

The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare

Meeting Grandmom
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Published on July 25, 2019 16:17 Tags: summer-reading-bedtime-story

June 22, 2019

Toy Story

I remember freezing in place as I walked past the TV in 1995 when the commercial for the new movie, Toy Story, came on. My mom had just passed away that July, so I couldn't even talk to her about the sinking feeling I had. You see, my mom and I had always talked about The Underground Toy Society and how they help toys when children grow up. I had a dream of publishing a children's book someday about The Underground Toy Society, but after that fateful day, I figured, oh well, Disney has taken my idea. So I put aside my dream of publishing a book someday. What was the point if Disney already created Toy Story? I watched the movie and of course I loved it. Still, my dream had gone. Or, so I thought.
It wasn't until I had children of my own that the idea of The Underground Toy Society came back into my life. My kids would leave their toys all over the house, on the floor, not wanting to clean up. So, I would go over to the toys and talk to them and tell them not to worry because The Underground Toy Society would come to rescue them since my kids were not caring for them. When my kids heard that their toys were going to leave if they didn't clean them up, they would quickly clean their toys up and put them away nicely. This of course didn't last long so I had to say my speech often. I talked about The Underground Toy Society so often that I thought, hey, my idea is different than Toy Story. Could there be room for both tales? So I started to write about how The Underground Toy Society helps lost, lonely, and forgotten toys find love once again. My kids loved my book, and it ended up that I had even more ideas about how The Underground Toy Society helps all toys everywhere. Since the books were about my kids and my family, I decided that it would be really cool if my daughters would help illustrate the books. So, The Underground Toy Society was finally published with more books on the way.
Fast forward to 2019, and now Toy Story 4 has been released. I have not watched the movie yet, but I again have feelings of my stories being inferior to the big Disney tales. Is there still room for The Underground Toy Society? Will they ever be as popular? Likely not, but at least I have passed a legacy onto my children.

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Jessica is the author of the children's books about The Underground Toy Society. She decided to begin a blog about her experiences and opinions of being an author, as well as a mother and Occupational Therapist. Please note all information on her website and her blog posts are her opinions and her personal experiences. Individual results may vary and her results may not be your results or experiences. This is meant to be general information, not specific advice. Circumstances and results may vary. The Underground Toy Society children's books aim to teach children to love and appreciate what they have. Hopefully children will want to clean their rooms after learning about The Underground Toy Society. However, all children are different and results may vary. The books are for entertainment purposes only. Thanks for reading!
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Published on June 22, 2019 17:57 Tags: toy-story