Happenstance Farms: A New Home Children's Book Review and Book Tour Giveaway

I love finding new children's books--especially ones that may offer families an entertaining way to learn a lesson or discuss a difficult topic. Today, I have an adorable children's book that follows a little girl as she adapts to a change in her life and faces learning about a new riding farm and making new friends. Learn about Hanstance Farms: A New Home, read my thoughts on the book, learn about author S. McMichael and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title: Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Ek-9 Solutions & Services, LLC
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G -Suitable for everyone.

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About the Book

​Change can be difficult, especially for Savanna. When she gets a new trainer at a new barn, she can't help thinking about how much she'll miss Colts & Company. More than that...she's a little scared. What will happen when Savanna swallows her fear and takes a chance on Happenstance Farms?

A fun, relatable story about a girl and her pony, your child will love keeping up with the adventures at Happenstance Farms. With charming characters, lots of laughs, and social-emotional learning, this book is the perfect addition to any home or classroom library.


My Review

Excellent Book For Children Facing New Experiences. Change is challenging--and a little scary sometimes--no matter your age. Readers will love Savanna and her story as she worries a bit about changing to a new riding teacher and a new farm away from her old friends and familiar surroundings. The author gives readers a wonderful book for children facing new places or situations of their own with lovely illustrations and relatable pages.​


Happenstance Farms: A New Home is Perfect for Animal Lovers. Savanna loves her horse--and makes a new friend in farm puppy Eli. This book is the perfect reminder of the bonds between humans and animals, especially when fearful or worried about an upcoming change. 


Would I Recommend Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael? The author introduces readers to the Happenstance Farms series and characters in this book--and it is a perfect blend of setting and characters to create future relatable life lessons for children and families to enjoy. I definitely recommend the book to families with children facing fears or worries about a new school or new activities--or for horse and animal lovers seeking a simple story with a positive message.


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Meet the Author

McMichael serves as the Senior Manager and Information Technology Business Partner for Training Solutions and Global Training Systems & Services in Boeing Global Services. She is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of domestic and international experience in air traffic management and operations.  

McMichael holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s certificate in project management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University.  
She is a recipient of The Boeing Company CTO Technical Excellence Award, Women of Color in Technology “Rising Star” award, U.S. Air Force Air Traffic Training Achievement Award, and the International William A. Parenteau Memorial Award from the Air Traffic Control Association.  McMichael serves on the Advisory Board of SSM St. Charles Health Center, and the Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization board.

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