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Christmas In July Giveaway Hop. Ends July 31st


Christmas-in-July-Giveaway-Hop

Welcome to the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop July 22 – 31st

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer & Laurie Here

There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

You have to be a subscriber to enter

Prize Pack is 3 Children’s books

Daisylocks

Nature Recycles

And select 1 additional book from the list below to add to the two book above.

Waiting for Christmas

Waiting for Christmas

Ballet Kitty

Ballet Kitty Christmas Recital

Sacred Songs

Sacred Song of Christmas including CD

first Christmas Tree

The First Christmas Tree

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends July 31st

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If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

 

To win more books please check out the other OVER 100 blogs taking part by clicking on the link below to enter more goodies.

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This giveaway close at midnight on July 31st  and the winner will be selected at random.org and post August 1st 2014.

July 21, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , , , | 25 Comments

6th Annual Free Back to School Supplies Giveaway. Ends August 10th


Back 2 School

6th Annual Free Back to School Supplies Giveaway

P1000136

There will be 2 winners for this giveaway – USA ONLY

School supplies will be for grades Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.

Giveaway Ends August 10th   Winners will be selected by random.org

Mandatory Entries:

You must be a Blog, facebook or Twitter Follower ONLY!

In the comment field below answer the following questions

Mandatory: 1. What is Your email address? (to contact you if you win)

Mandatory: 2. Your @twitter name?

Mandatory: 3. or Your facebook name?

4. Your child’s grade?

Mandatory: 5. Did you leave a Comment? ( I will be happy to delete any post without comments)

Leave your comments and email address for shipping contact. No email No contact.

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July 17, 2014 Posted by | Free Back To School Supplies, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 50 Comments

Book Review: The Little Seahose by Sheri Fink


The Little Seahorse

 

The Little Seahose by Sheri Fink

About the Book: The bashful Little Seahorse discovers a mysterious object during his adventures and has to learn to speak up for himself and ask for help in order to bring his mother this amazing gift. In the process, he increases his self-confidence and makes wonderful new friends.

 

My Review: When a little Seahorse was out happily exploring the ocean floor he came across an orb nestled in the brown sand. He became intrigued and started to poke it with his nose and tail. He notices that the object was hard and heavy to play with but it looked so beautiful. So he decided to give it as a gift to his mother. When the Little Seahorse heard two large Pipe fish swimming by he hid and watched while the pipe fish try to pick up the orb.

The Seahorse was scared but really wanted to give the orb to his mother. He will have to over come his shyness and have the courage to speak to the Pipe fish. And if they do let him have the orb he will need to ask them for their assistance in helping him bringing to orb to his mother.

What is he going to do, will he find the courage to stand up to the pipe fish and bring the orb home to his mother?

What an interesting book that will speak to children that find it hard to speak up for what they want. It will encourage them to ask for help even though they feel nervous. And do you know that asking for help leads to making friends?

This story is beautifully illustrated by Mary E. Washam who made use of bright colors to help tell the story. If you are currently working with children dealing with the issue of shyness then this is a great book to recommend.

 

Pages: 28

 

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The Little Seahorse

The Little Seahorse

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Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

July 15, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Big Nate. Mr. Popularity. Ends July 26th


Mr. Popularity (Big Nate)

Big Nate Mr. Popularity

Big Nate is Mr. Popularity! Nate’s decided to run for office! Will he triumph over the more popular kids? With Francis’s help, he might just have a winning chance! Plus, extra Big Nate activities in the back!

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062087003/big-nate-mr-popularity

AgeRange: 8 – 12 years

Grade Level: 3 – 7

Series: Big Nate

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (May 6, 2014)

 

My Review: Big Nate is back and this time he is Mr. Popularity. In this issue, Big Nate decided to run for Class President. But he thinks that the process is flawed. Then again why should the popular kids be the only ones to get elected, and not the unpopular kid like him? Will Big Nate become Class President or will the popular kids win again?

Follow Nate as he goes to summer reading program, an opportunity to get his comic strip in the newspaper, trick-or-treat, t’was the Nate before Christmas and many more strips.

Another funny book kids would love to read. It has bonus activities to crack you up. Write your own caption action, match sketch to strip, trivia and more.

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends July 26th, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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July 11, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Summer Fit P-K – 8th Grade. Ends July 17th


Summer Fit P KSummer Fit Kindergarten to First GradeSummer Fit First to Second GradeSummer Fit Second to Third GradeSummer Fit Third to Fourth GradeSummer Fit Fourth to Fifth Grade5-66-77-8

 

Summer Fit written by Teachers!

 

About the Book: Summer Fit Activity Books move summer learning beyond academics to also prepare children physically and socially for the grade ahead. Academic exercises are based on Common Core standards and include skills in math, reading, writing, language arts and science. Fitness exercises are designed to jump start the recommended 60 minutes of active play a day that children need to grow up healthy. Role models from throughout the world including Eleanor Roosevelt, Kristi Yamaguchi and Pele help reinforce core values such as honesty, respect and trustworthiness. Summer Fit extends the summer learning experience online with free reading and math digital downloads, book reports, health and wellness activities and fitness videos.

 

* Based on Common Core: math, reading, writing, language arts and science

* Exercises jump start the recommended 60 minutes of daily movement and play

* Role models reinforce core values, good character and social skills

* Integrated academics and physical activities reinforce the importance of the body-brain connection

* Free digital downloads

http://summerfitlearning.com/

 

 

My Review: I am so happy to review these books. School is out and the summer holiday has begun. What best way to keep your children active this summer than the Summer Fit Workbooks. The Summer Fit workbooks range from P-K to 8th Grade Levels. The activities and exercises in Summer Fit will take just 60 minutes a day to complete. Each day offers a simple and fun routine that reinforces skills not only in reading, math, writing, language arts, but with physical fitness, nutrition, plus a weekly core value, and also basic history, science and geography as well.

I have never come across a workbook that incorporates reading, writing, math with fitness and nutrition. The daily fitness program consists of 2 Aerobic days, 2 Strength days and 1 Sport day.

Get tips from former Biggest Losers contestants like Jay Jacobs, Maric Crozier, Courtney Crozier and Jen Jacobs about liftstyles, weight issues and unhealthy habits.

Learn about the role models throughout history, from Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Christa McAuliffe, Wilma Rudolph and many more.

The books are appropriate for each grade level, focusing on basics that will keep students involved with different activities and keep them ahead when school starts.

If you are looking for something to keep your child active this summer, then SUMMER FIT would be something to consider.  Summer Fit is the exercise book for your child’s brain and body while they are away from school. The activities are interesting, fun and educational. Like the book says, “prepare children mentally, physically and socially for the grade ahead!”

Summer Fit is the most comprehensive summer workbook and as a former teacher I highly recommend them.

 

Ages: 5 and up

Pages: 160

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

Giveaway (US ONLY)

There will be ONLY 3 Winners

Each Winner will win 2 books

Do Not forget to write your selection of two books in your comments.

P-K

K-1

1-2

2-3

3-4

4-5

5-6

6-7

7-8

No selection made, we will make the selection for you.

 

Winners will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends July 17th, 2014

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Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winners are below

#15 – Khmorgan – 1-2 and 2-3
#25 – Jasmine R – P- K and K1
#3 – Larissa B – 3-4 and 4-5
Have decided to give a copy each to the following below selected via Random.org
#1 – Charmandluck – 6-7
#17 – Ricci – 7-8
#18 – Dorothy T – 5-6

July 7, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Book Review: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman


Fortunately the Milk

 

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young

About the Book: “I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.”

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062224071/fortunately-the-milk#

 

My Review: A father went to the shop down the road to buy a bottle of milk for his kids for their morning breakfast. The kids waited a long while for their father to return but there was no sign of him.

When he finally returned, he had a story to tell them, a story involving aliens; pirates; ponies; wumpires and more. He told them how he heard some odd noises. He looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air and how he got sucked up into the disc. With all the adventure he had to go through on the disc he made sure to secure the milk. This book is not only funny but entertaining with the illustrations by Skottie Young which help to tell the story.

Find out more of what happened to their father on the alien ship. Visit http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062224071/fortunately-the-milk# or Amazon for a copy.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

July 5, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: I’m Twirrely! The Nut Family Series. Ends July 19th


I'm Twirrely

I’m Twirrely! The Nut Family Series by Brenda Lochinger, illustrated by Jeffrey Duckworth

About the Book: I’m Twirrely! is the second book in The Nut Family series. It’s about a sweet sassy little squirrel that just wants to dance and be with her friends and family. Twirrely takes you through her day and shows you why her name suits her so well. http://www.brendalochinger.com/

 

My Review: The author introduces us to another member of the Nut family, Twirrely. She loves to dance and twirl all season whether it’s cold or hot. She likes to be happy and she likes things to be done right. She loves attention and when she is bored she bothers her brothers. In class you will find her chatting with her friend Rosie or twirling instead of paying attention to Mr. Maple her class teacher. When her parents ask her to take a break she just stomps and get angry.

Looks like Twirrely finds it hard to be still. She is so busy hopping, spinning or twirling without much time for rest. But what I love about her is that she finds time to help her mother with her chores. This book is about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and most parents with children who suffer from ADHD can relate. This book is a great book to share with children that have ADHD. It will help them understand their situation better.

The author is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book to organizations specializing in the treatment and counseling for AD/HD.

I highly recommend this book.

 

Pages: 42

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends July 19th, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

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Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #13 – Holly L

July 1, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

School’s Out for Summer Giveaway. Ends July 18th


Schools-Out-For-Summer

Summer reading. It is time to read for fun.

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Dream Big, Little Pig

Dream Big, Little Pig

Hibernation Station

Hibernation Station

What Sisters Do Best

What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best

Brave Bomberos

Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos

Dinosaur Hunters

Dinosaur Hunters

Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

Annie and Snowball

Annie and Snowball and the Dress up Birthday

My Loose Tooth

My Loose Tooth

The Unseen

The Unseen

Dying to Meet you

Dying to Meet You

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Giveaway Rules

Ends July 18th

There will be 2 winners for this Giveaway  (USA ONLY)

Each winner will receive  children’s books

Mandatory Entry: List your choice of 4 books in the comment field below with your email address

The 1st winner will receive their first choice of 4 books

The 2nd winner will receive what is left.

Thanks for taking part!

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winners

#1 – tmy56

#10 – Julie A

 

June 25, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Manner-Man by Sherrill S. Cannon. Ends July 14th


Manner Man

 

Manner-Man by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart

“I am strong, and my flash is bright, And I will defend you and make things all right.” These are the magic words to call upon Manner-Man – a superhero who can help control bullies and teach children ways to be considerate of others. Manner-Man arrives, shouting “To the Rescue,” helping children learn about sharing and warning about not ‘hitting with words.’ He teaches that if someone starts pushing, just shout out “not nice!” Meet the children who form the Manner-Man team and find out how to join! Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of Cannon’s earlier books – helping children learn how to cope with bullies and look within themselves for their inner superhero! This is the fifth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author whose other bestselling books include Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift. http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/

 

My Review: Manner- Man is a story written by Sherrill S. Cannon about a young boy who was bullied by a kid who took his toy car. His mother gave him some advice on how to handle bullies and the need to stand for what is right. He promised himself that he will stand for what is right and help those in need. So while he lay sleeping his inner mind kept repeating, “Call upon Manner-Man; he’ll save the day and help all good children to share when they play. This hero’s within you; when you raise your hand, your fingertips’ flash will help them understand…”

So he when he saw children fighting, he knew to call on Manner-Man who stops all fighting and arguing and teaches them that instead of fighting they should use their words. For example, if someone pushes you, don’t push back. Just say, it’s not nice to push.

This is a book that teaches children the importance of being polite and learning how to treat each others with kindness. This also delivers an important message about bullying. A highly recommend book.

 

Pages: 28

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There will be 1 winner.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends July 14th, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

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Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #5 – teresa mccluskey

June 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop. Ends June 30th


Midsummers-Hop

 

Welcome to the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop June 21st to 30th

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

You have to be a subscriber to enter

Prize Pack is 3 Children’s books

School-for-Good-and-Evil-300x454

The Secret of Zoom

The Invisible Blanket

Giveaway Rules

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends June 30th

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to these books would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Please HELP promote this Hop on your blog, twitter or facebook etc. Thanks.

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

 

To win more books please check out the other OVER 100 blogs taking part by clicking on the link below to enter more goodies.

http://www.iamareader.com/2014/06/midsummers-eve-giveaway-hop-sign-ups.html

This giveaway close at midnight on June 30th  and the winner will be selected at random.org and post July 1st 2014.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #7- susanlulu2013

June 21, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , | 35 Comments

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