Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fun Book Release: The Central Park Tales

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



The Central Park Tales was written and illustrated by Marcus Meesters. It embraces the viewpoint of a child, showcasing how every ordinary thing can be turned into something more. Enhanced with sixty beautiful illustrations depicting real places throughout Central park, this book consists of ten short stories that will hold your attention start to finish. This is the book we've been reading for the last three nights at bedtime. My second grader loves it because it's a 'chapter book,' and I love it because it's got him excited to read.


The pictures in this one are reminiscent of another era, and they are comforting to those of us who grew up during that time. The stories are relevant and current though, because they're classic. Each one encourages imagination, embraces the art of friendship and/or encourages children to embrace their individuality.


This book is the second of a trilogy. The first book, The Vondelpark Tales, was already released in the Netherlands and will be published in the US in 2016. The Hyde Park Tales is the third book, and it is set to release in 2016 as well.

About the Author

Marcus Meesters was born in the Netherlands. He is a lover of classic children's books and has a knack for creating instant classics of his own. Learn more about him and his books by visiting http://www.the centralparktales.com

We loved this one, none more so than my 8 year-old. This book actually had him anticipating bed time (so he could read) and that my friends, is highly unusual and was also very welcome. :)

You can purchase, 'The Central Park Tales' from Book Baby, Amazon, Barns and Noble, Books a Million, Powell's and through many major bookstores.

22 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Even the littlest thing can be fun to a kid, sounds like a good one

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a great children's book. I am sure my boys would probably love this book, too.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I like that it has short stories. Sometimes there just isn't a lot of time to read a full story at bedtime, so this would be perfect to have on hand for those times!

Mykidsguide said...

I love the colorful illustrations. My girls will love this book.

Cat said...

This sounds like a great book. I think my niece and nephew would enjoy reading this. Catherine S

Pam said...

Sounds like a cute little book for kids! I love the illustrations, so cute!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I always like to have a new book when my grandkids visit. They always seem to take them home with them when they leave that leaves me with nothing

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a lovely sounding book - I love the illustrations as well. x

Maureen said...

I love the colorful illustrations. Reminds me of another book I read when I was a kid.

Carmen Perez said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful children's book, Wow, I really do miss buying those.

Liz Mays said...

This sounds like such a sweet story for kids. What an awesome book for the bedtime story collection.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Sounds like a great book, and so nicely illustrated

Pam@IW said...

This looks like it would be a fun book for kids and parents alike. Great bedtime story for sure.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

This sounds like a lovely book. I'd love to add to my kids collection. I love books like these, and so do my kiddos! - Jeanine

Ann B said...

This would be a great gift for my friends girls. I will have to pick up a copy for them.

Colette S said...

We always love finding new reads!

Melanie Burbage said...

This looks so cute! My little girls would enjoy it! Love the pictures

Kelly Hutchinson said...

This sounds like a very cute book for the younger crowd. I love the illustrations. They look like water colors.

Janell said...

This looks like such a curte book. My daghter loves when I read to her.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I really love the illustrations in this book. It's so important to give children great visuals when they read books.

Lisa Rios said...

Looks like a wonderful book for kids to try out. The illustrations are looking cute & I love that there are many short stories which could keep kids excited all through the reading. My kids would love it for sure.

Amanda || Growing Up Madison said...

Even though this is a chapter book for kids I would love to read this. My daughter who's never been to NY might enjoy hearing me read about it.