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The Morgan Love Series – A+ Attitude by Stephanie Perry Moore

About the Book    

The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 – 9 years old. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development. It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, English and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.

 A+ Attitude

Morgan is sad and mad at the world because things are not going the way she wants. Why does my daddy have to leave again to save the country? Why do I have to go live with mommy and her new husband? Why does my mommy have to have a new baby? Why do I have to go to a new school? Why do I have to make new friends? Why? Why? Why? 

If Morgan got a grade for her attitude and her actions it would be an F. But after her mommy gets really sick and Morgan thinks her mommy is going to die she starts to feel bad about her attitude and realizes how mean she’s been to almost everybody. Though she is having a hard time adjusting to all the new things in her life, especially her new baby brother and stepdad, Derek, Morgan makes up her mind that no matter what is going on, she is going to have an A+ attitude

 Interview with Stephanie Perry Moore

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

I came up with the character Morgan Love because I spend time speaking to elementary students and I found that if they believe in themselves and have a great attitude they are more successful. Thus, I developed a character to teach them that very thing.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

I came up with the character Morgan Love because I spend time speaking to elementary students and I found that if they believe in themselves and have a great attitude they are more successful. Thus, I developed a character to teach them that very thing.

Who are your main character(s)?

Miss Morgan Love is the main character and she is spunky, yet sweet. She learns that you have to speak up for what is right. Stand for those need help. And that you have to be grateful for your blessings. She is a charming character that parents would like their child to read about.

Did you have a favorite character(s)? Who and why?

Morgan is my favorite character in this series because she learns to grow better with each tough experience. Every reader can learn something from her sweet character.

Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this book?

Yes, I spent time in elementary schools and teachers helped me make sure my state standards were accurate. Also, church youth leaders helped me get biblical stories that resonate well with this age group.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading A+Attitude?

The Morgan Love series is comprised of five YA titles to entertain, encourage, and educate youngsters. The first title is A+ Attitude. I hope this title will bless young readers as it is important to teach them about having a great attitude no matter what life brings. It also has forty-nine bolded face words, cross word puzzles and workbook pages that are targeted for 2nd and 3rd graders.

About the Author

STEPHANIE PERRY MOORE is the president of Soul Publishing, Inc. a company geared toward expanding the African American presence in the Christian publishing world. She also  is the author of many Young Adult Christian fiction titles, including the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series. She is also the co-editor for the impactful BibleZine, REAL. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, showing them how they can live life fully and do it God’s way. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and author, and their three children.

Book Review

A plus Attitude by Stephanie Perry Moore is a charming book for 7-9 year old girls who will love Morgan Love an active, delightful, spunky and smart young girl. The story stresses the importance of having a positive attitude even when one is disappointed about the circumstances an 8 or 9 year old might face such as divorce, a step- father, a new brother or sister or attending a new school. This story and series is highly recommended as it provides moral lessons that will aid in character development, but engages the concerns and interests of young girls without seeming to be an “educational book”. The educational and entertaining exercises after each chapter help develop vocabulary, English and math skills and will engage the young readers.

Visit her website at http://www.stephanieperrymoore.com/

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Alec London Virtual Book Tour

INTRODUCING THE ALEC LONDON SERIES

The Alec London Series is a series written for boys, 8 – 12 years old. Alec London is introduced in Stephanie Perry Moore’s previously released series, The Morgan Love Series. In this new series, readers get a glimpse of Alec’s life up close and personal. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development, teaching boys how to effectively deal with the various issues they face at this stage of life. The series will also help boys develop their English and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.

Making the Team

Alec London is a fourth grader whose have a tough time.  His dad is the new assistant principal at school; his classmate Tyrod is bullying him; his brother, Antoine is mad with him and his mom is going away for a long period of time because of her job.  Through the game of football, lessons from his dad and a story about a man named Joseph, Alec learns that God cares about him and will help him out when he is struggling.

Learning the Rules

Alec feels abandoned by his mom. Now his brother Antoine and their cousin Little P are mad with him. At school when his tries to take up for a new kid in school he gets into trouble. Alec is trying to do his best but he just can’t seem to get things right. When he goes to church on Easter Sunday, the pastor shares a message that helps him to look at everything a different way.

Going the Distance

The school year is ending. Alec is looking forward to sleeping late and no bullying. But dad and mom have other plans for him this summer. Dad wants him to play baseball and mom puts him in an acting camp. He doesn’t want to do either but decides to try anyway. Alec hates baseball but dad won’t let him quit. He loves acting but mom won’t let him continue when he gets a part in a Disney show. Alec is upset with his parents but he learns that even when things don’t go his way he must still obey God by honoring his parents.

Winning the Battle

The summer is over and Alec is back in school. Tyrod has a new friend Zarrick who also bullies Alec and mom is still away. In response to all that’s going on in his life Alec begins to act out in school, sleep in class and hang around with the wrong crowd.  And, to protect himself, he starts taking karate lessons. With the help of his karate instructor, parents, old friends, Alec learns that being disciplined and learning to respond to things in a way that pleases God are important when it comes to winning the battle.

Taking the Lead

Alec is voted class president and joins the track team. Though Tyrod continues to bully him, Alec tries to become friends. Everything is going well for him until he loses his grandmother. Alec becomes sad and gets off track but running track and working with the Special Olympics kids helps him work through the things happening at home and school. When his team wins the county title Alec thinks about how proud his grandmother was of him for learning how to take the lead.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS      

STEPHANIE PERRY MOORE is the author of many Young Adult Christian fiction titles, including the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series. She is also the co-editor for the impactful BibleZine, REAL. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, showing them how they can live life fully and do it God’s way. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and author, and their three children. Visit her website at http://www.stephanieperrymoore.com.

 

DERRICK MOORE is a former NFL athlete who played for the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals following his successful college football career. Since his retirement from the NFL in 1998 he has been in demand as a motivational speaker for professional teams, civic groups, churches, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is on staff with FCA, serving as the chaplain of the football program at Georgia Tech. Derrick is the author of The Great Adventure and the general editor for the Strength and Honor Bible.

BOOK REVIEW by Linda Fegins

 

It was so refreshing to read “Making the Team” by husband and wife team, Derrick and Stephanie Moore. The book is about the challenges of a 10 year  old young boy, Alec London, and the lessons he learns through relevant real life challenges involving family and school relationships. Alec , a smart young man, has to adjust to his father’s attitude while out of work, an annoying big brother, temptations at school and  his father gaining employment by  becoming the Assistant Principal of Alec’s school of all things. His problems are compounded when his loving and doting mother decides to take some time away from the family to discover some career choices, which results in feelings of anger and rejection arising in young Alec.

Alec loves sports and makes the football team. Many of the lessons Alec learns shows him the importance of working as a team. Alec learns to trust God and that He is on God’s team. The book will engage young males because it addresses relevant issues that they face and it speaks in a language they will understand.

 

Purchase the Books Online at:

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 For More Information, Visit the author online at:http://www.stephanieperrymoore.com

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