Xulon Press Announces New Book Encouraging Young People to Learn a Skill, as Well as Morals and Values

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Shares the importance of spending time together as a family

Karla Harney Thompson

Finding a need for revisiting family values and basic life skills are two important reasons to read this book

Karla Harney Thompson’s new book, Home in the Big Backyard—Peaches in July ($20.99, hardcover, 9781498493864, $9.99, paperback, 9781498493857; $4.99, eBook, 9781498493871) shows readers that working together as a family team can be fun, productive and a way to enjoy family traditions. It is easy to allow one member to do all the work, but in order for everyone to enjoy the benefits of the final project, the entire family must participate. In this book, we find mom making the decision to teach her family a hard lesson, but in the end, everyone shares in the responsibility of a wonderful and tasty family accomplishment. Readers will see the fun in sharing a responsibility, the importance of maintaining a family tradition, and will together be able to try out the recipe provided with in this book. The story will encourage the reader and it's listener to spend time together reading and experiencing a hands on project.

Thompson says, “Home in the Big Back Yard—Peaches in July is only the first in a series of quaint and enticing animal stories. The charisma of the story and the striking artwork has an old world charm that draws you into the enchanted world these little animal characters live in. Finding a need for revisiting family values and basic life skills are two important reasons to read this book. The story is simple to understand, honest in its message, and will begin an engaging dialogue between the reader and its' young listener.”

As a preschool teacher for more than twelve years, Karla Harney Thompson was able to experience reading to children much of her time. In this arena she learned which story books they wanted to read over and over. Thompson was employed by the University of Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Program for over ten years. Here she produced and facilitated programs with over eight hundred youth every month, teaching basic life skills, as well as other youth related subjects. Her working with youth in churches as a drama coach and youth leader for over forty years gives her much insight into young people today.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Home in the Big Backyard through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Karla Harney Thompson
Email: khtspeaks(at)yahoo(dot)com
Website: karlaharneythompson.com

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