Monday, April 7, 2014

INTRODUCING: Back to Basics with Aydan & Addy

New children’s book series focused on teaching important fundamental values, including traits like moral character,
faith in God, a strong work ethic, leadership, kindness, self-reliance, patriotism, and forgiveness. Each book includes the teaching of an actual historic figure.

Lisa2010I.JPGLisa S. Roberts, author of a 29-book adventure for children, middle school age.
Back to the Basics with Aydan & Addy – “Leadership with Abraham Lincoln” (Tate Publishing) kicks off this series, which is both historical and magical, with leadership mentor, President Abraham Lincoln. 

The series features best friends, Aydan and Addy, being led by a different Spiritual Mentor in each magical adventure.
Tremendous research has gone into each book, with Roberts studying the actual lives and historical legacy of the “spirit mentors” in each book.
“There are so many challenges we face in America today, and life in general,” the author says. “I thought for a long time about the importance of getting back to basics and teaching some fundamental values to children through a series of fun and adventurous stories.”
The character Aydan is modeled after Roberts’ own young grandson and Addy is named for the granddaughter of a family friend. 

Back to the Basics with Aydan and Addy
Author Lisa S. Roberts has released the first book in a planned 29-book series for children, Back to the Basics with Aydan & Addy (Tate Publishing).

Aydan and Addy, named for real children in Roberts’ life, are characters who learn from historical figures, called Spirit Mentors in this new series.

The books focus on getting “back to the basics” of good moral character, strong work ethics, kindness, self-sufficiency, forgiveness, faith, and dedication to community and country.
Roberts has an extensive professional background in children’s education and development.

The books are set in the small town of Brenham, Texas near the author’s own home. 

With the help of the Spirit Mentors, a supernatural moral compass, a Blue Heeler dog called “Leopard Girl”, a blessed garden hoe and a little red robin; Aydan and Addy travel across America by way of an old steam engine train. 

The children travel to fifty-five American cities where they will sponsor town hall meetings that will bring forth great discussions and planning on what each individual can do to bring into fruition the positive changes needed to get back to the basics of America’s founding values.

The first book focuses on leadership under the direction of Abraham Lincoln.

Roberts read five books on Abraham Lincoln before penning the first book in her series.

The author has done extensive research on the real lives and philosophies of each of the historical characters in the books in order to accurately reflect their lessons to the children based on the actual lives of those characters.

Respect, self sufficiency, the value of a dollar, manners, the environment, forgiveness: all are lessons included as the series unfolds.

Forthcoming books in the series feature historic figures including Lewis & Clark, George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King, George Washington, Chief Red Cloud of the Sioux Nation, the Dalai Lama and more!

Back to the Basicis with Aydan & Addy, Leadership with Abraham Lincoln is available now.


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