From Mess To Best by Judy Kiel McKain.
Katrina knows that a clean room is important, but she just doesn’t take the time to pick up her socks, shoes, toys and stuff. When a little spider glares at her from her bed, Katrina figures it is time to clean up her messy room. She gets to work and in short-order she is done. Well, what will she do next when she sees her brother’s messy room?
Review by rperry: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Teach them while they are young! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 12, 2018. Verified Purchase. Cute little rhyming story that encourages your children to clean their room and take pride in a clean space.
Review by Pamela Kriete Jones: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Five Stars! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 11, 2018. Verified Purchase. I loved this book! Can’t wait to share with my granddaughters and read more from this author!!
Review by Donna M. Moore: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Five Stars! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 19, 2018. Verified Purchase. Loved the story line. hope she writes more books that I can share with grandchildren.
Review by pintree: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Five Stars! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 6, 2018. Verified Purchase. Great book, hope to see more of her work. Kids love this book. It’s a hit.
Review by cpegaso94: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Wonderful book. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 5, 2019. Verified Purchase. Beautiful illustrations and storyline. My grandchildren love it.
Review by Barbara Otte: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. It relates to so many children. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 11, 2018. Verified Purchase. Mess to Best is a wonderful book. Young children will love this book❤️❤️❤️
Review by JHB: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. I loved it, should be read to every Kid. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 21, 2018. Verified Purchase. Very well written book, I loved it, should be read to every Kid.
Review by Susan Staab: 5.0 out of 5 stars. Five Stars. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 9, 2018. Verified Purchase. Such a fun use of rhyme! This could be my daughter’s room!
Review by Betty J. Clark: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Teaching children importance of tidiness. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 2, 2022. Such a great book! Love the rhyming, so makes fun to read to children…and help them realize they need to be tidy too!
Review by Brenda A. Papin: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Learning Responsibility. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 9, 2021.Such a fun read with great pictures teaching even the youngest how important it is to take care of your own space. Perfect for a 3-year-old to begin picking up after themselves.
Hardcover: 46 Pages
Published: October 16, 2019
Sewing Lessons by Judy Kiel McKain.
Children love to do things with their parents. Judy Kiel McKain and her daughters sewed together. It is her wish that this beautiful book with illustrations by Hannah Penix will be one you can share with your children. They are small only for a short time and deserve our love and attention. Have fun!
Review by Susan Staab: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. What a delightful book for Mom’s and Grandma’s to share. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 10, 2018. Verified Purchase. What a delightful book for Mom’s and Grandma’s to share with little girls! I treasure that my mom taught me to sew!
Review by Betty J Clark: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Adorable book! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 2, 2022. This is such a cute book for mothers and their daughters. Judy was a neighbor of mine while I was growing up, and she helped make Barbie doll dresses for my sister and myself… brought back such fond memories!
Review by Brenda A. Papin: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Life’s lessons! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 9, 2021. Brings back so many memories of my momma teaching the 3 of us girls to sew also. This book would be a perfect gift for young mothers with daughters.
Review by Pen It! Publications, LLC: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Simply Adorable! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 22, 2020. Verified Purchase. Adorable book. Author can really connect with young girls
Paperback: 34 Pages
Published: April 14, 2018
A Christmas Memory-The Tree Hunt by Judy Kiel McKain.
Shelley Huber Trimble 1-24-1960-11-16-2016.
Shelley was born and raised in Jackson County, Indiana, graduated from Brownstown High School and continued her education at Indiana University and University of Evansville.
Shelley wrote this memory of hunting the annual Christmas tree with her dad and siblings. Mom would be at home awaiting the prize tree and all would join in the celebration of decoration.
Having given her aunt, author Judy Kiel McKain, permission to share the poem results in this book.
In remembrance of Shelley’s life and contributions as a pediatric physical therapist for 34 years, we focus on the legacy she leaves through the Shelley A. Trimble Fund for Pediatric Neuro Recovery at the University of Louisville.
Shelley came to Louisville from Gainesville, FL in the fall of 2012, along with Dr. Andrea Behrman, to establish one of the first pediatric neuro recovery programs of its kind in the country embedded in Frazier Rehab Institute, now known as Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric Neuro Recovery at the University of Louisville. She believed strongly in locomotor training as the best therapy she had ever witnessed for improving the lives of children with spinal cord injuries.
Checks payable to the University of Louisville Foundation. Advancement Operations 2323 B=South Brook St. Louisville, KY 40292. In the memo, include the gift allocation (Shelley Trimble memorial fund, G2841) or give on line at:
Message From The Author: Author Judy Kiel McKain is pleased to share this Christmas Memory, written by her late niece, Shelley Huber Trimble. Profits from this book will be donated to The Shelley Trimble memorial fund.
Review by Elaine Mittleman: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Wonderful book about a Christmas memory. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 3, 2022.Verified Purchase. Author Judy Kiel McKain shares the Christmas memory of her niece, Shelley Huber Trimble, hunting for the annual Christmas tree with her dad and siblings. The story and illustrations bring out the Christmas spirit – no matter what time of year. A book to keep and treasure.
Review by Barbara J. Duncan: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. HAPPY pictures. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 22, 2020. Verified Purchase. Loved the story and illustrations. The book was for a little girl I know.
Review by Brenda A. Papin: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Sweet Family Time. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 9, 2021.Warms my heart with these memories of us taking our grands each year🎄.
Hardcover: 40 Pages
Published: October 21, 2019
Reading Age: 4-8 Years
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Children (Stories In Verse)
Children (Family Life)
A Dad’s Final Duty by Judy Kiel McKain.
“So, if love comes your way on a bright summer day
And you dream of a lifetime together
Promise God, mean it well, and He’ll bless you I tell
Through the storm clouds and sunshiny weather.”
“Melanoma,” the doctor said after taking a quick look. Those words strike fear into the hearts of anyone who hears them, but Jim’s family had faith and were sure that their faith would see them through. Their faith would certainly be tested as they battled this cancer. Then after surgery, they asked the doctor to give it to them straight, hoping for the best news and fearing the worst.
With a lump in my throat, I was able to say, “We’re a family who likes to deal with things head on, doctor. What does all this mean in terms of Jim’s prognosis?”
He looked me straight in the eye and said, “This disease will take Jim’s life; it could be a year, year and a half. It could be a matter of months.”
With his daughter’s upcoming wedding, Jim’s final wish was to walk his daughter down the aisle. God willing, he would do just that.
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About The Author: Author Judy Kiel McKain is a native Hoosier. She grew up west of Seymour and graduated from Cortland High School. She married, raised three daughters, and was widowed in 1996. In 2002 she remarried and enjoys a combined family of five daughters and thirteen grandchildren.
She and her husband enjoy watching the wildlife from their country home near Hoosier National Forest, a daily event. Judy’s writing was encouraged by her high school English teacher and she has been writing human interest stories, inspirational and personalized poems ever since and has honed her skill through numerous writer’s conferences and creative writing classes.
She has contributed to The Republic of Columbus, IN and The Brownstown Banner. Her stories have also appeared in Memories from the Attic, The Rocking Chair Reader published by Adams Media Press and My Turn to Care, Thomas Nelson Publishers and Oak Tara Publishers in Association with Ampelos Press. Dickson’s of Seymour, IN distributes her inspirational poem JOY throughout the United States and Internationally.
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