When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

Near a River

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children’s book about two young bald eagles who work together to learn to soar above the storms of life. Young readers will surely find that Near a River will have a special place in their hearts forever.

The crisp, clear, and rare pictures of young eagles learning to fly  will surely enchant everyone, adults and children alike!

Here are some facts about this wonderful book:

  • It is a common core eagle reading book for grades K-2.
  • Word lists are at the back of the book, sight words and other words.
  • The large font, ChrisHMKBold, is a dyslexic font—all the dyslexic letters such as “d” and “b” are different enough that a child with dyslexia can distinguish them from each other.
  • Near a River will encourage a child to look to parents for guidance, to persist when trying to reach a goal, and to enjoy both nature and reading.

 Near a River is now available to purchase on Amazon as well as at Barnes & Noble. The book is offered in Kindle edition, Nook book, hardcover, and paperback.
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Today’s Readers are Tomorrow’s Leaders!

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About the Author

Bobbie J Rae, or BJ for short, currently lives in a small rural town in the United States with her husband, and they have four grown children. She loves nature, computers, animals, traveling, art, children, reading, and God. When she isn’t writing children’s books, she enjoys practicing her photography skills. BJ started writing children’s books because she knows that all it takes to hook a child on reading is one book. Just one book read as a child can find a special place in someone’s heart for the rest of the person’s life.

Along with writing children’s books, BJ also writes articles of hope and encouragement for those who seek hope in hard times. Some of her topics include “Be Successful,” Parenting”, “Overcoming Depression,” and more. To see a list of all of BJ’s topics, click on the “Articles by Nearariver.com” menu item. Once you see a topic you like, click on the topic you wish to explore.

Although BJ is legally disabled due to the traumatic brain injury caused by her abusive ex-husband, she helps others every day of her life. Before her beloved Grandma died, BJ promised her that she herself would continue to spread her Grandma’s message.  BJ’s Grandma shared her message of faith, love, hope, and encouragement with everyone around her every day of her life.  Click here to read the story about BJ’s promise. This website is BJ’s way of helping others and continuing to share this badly needed message!

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BJ’s children’s common core eagle reading book Near a River is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Buy BJ’s  encouraging eagle reading book Near a River for a child you care about today!

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