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4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Hop Giveaway. Ends Mar 24th


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Lucky Leprechaun Hop

Giveaway Hop

4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

March 17th to 24th

Co-Hosted By I Am A Reader & Books Complete Me

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Prize Pack is 3 Children’s books

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Warm Winter Tail

 

A Warm Winter Tail Written by Carrie A. Pearson & Illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well, they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal’s eyes and discover the interesting ways animals cope with the cold in this rhythmic story.

Desert Baths

 

Desert Baths Written by Darcy Pattison & Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz

About the Book: All animals bathe to keep their bodies clean and healthy. Humans might use soap and water, but what do animals, especially those living in dry climates, do to keep clean? Darcy Pattison and Kathleen Rietz team up again to explore the desert to find out how snakes, spiders, and birds bathe. This surprising book teaches children about hygiene and how some exciting desert creatures manage to stay clean without the help of soap and water.

Champ’s Story 

Champ’s Story: Dogs Get Cancer Too! Written by Sherry North and Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz

Children facing cancer—whether their own, a family member’s, a friend’s, or even a pet’s—will find help in understanding the disease through this book. A young boy discovers his dog’s lump, which is then diagnosed with those dreaded words: “It’s cancer.” The boy becomes a loving caretaker to his dog, who undergoes the same types of treatments and many of the same reactions as a human under similar circumstances (transference). Medical writer and award-winning children’s author, Sherry North artfully weaves the serious subject into an empathetic story that even young children can understand.

Tree That Bear Climbed

 

The Tree That Bear Climbed Written by Marianne Berkes & Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz

About the Book: Everyone knows about the house that Jack built, but this is The Tree That Bear Climbed. What makes this tree so fascinating to bear? Starting with the roots that anchor the tree, this chain of events story in cumulative verse explores many different things that help a tree stand tall. It also lends itself to further discussion with fun repetition and detailed picture clues, stimulating a child’s curiosity. Why does the bear climb the tree and what happens when he arrives at his goal?

Most Dangerous

 

The Most Dangerous Written by Terri Fields & Illustrated by Laura Jacques

About the Book: Dangerous animals from all over the world gather for the Most Dangerous Animal of All Contest. Snakes, spiders, sharks . . . who will the winner be? Deadly poison, huge teeth, razor -sharp horns, and fearsome feet are just a few of the ways that animals kill. Predators mean to kill. Prey simply defend themselves. And yet, the unexpected most deadly-animal doesn’t mean to harm at all!

 

The Fort

The Fort on Fourth Street. A Story about the Six Simple Machines by Lois Spangler and Illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa comes forward to help. But they can’t do it alone—they get help from the six simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge. Told in cumulative rhyme, similar to The House That Jack Built, this story follows grandfather and grandchild as they build a fort together from start to finish.

 A Butterfly Called Hope

A Butterfly called Hope by NY Times best selling author Mary Alice Monroe with Linda Love, photography by Barbara J Bergwerf.

About the Book: The colorful flowers in Mama’s garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?

The Perfect Pet

The Perfect Pet by Samantha Bell

About the Book: After begging for a pet, a child’s mother finally says “yes.” But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down from Kingdom Animalia, through invertebrates to vertebrates. Reptiles and amphibians are out, and birds and fish are soon off the list. That leaves mammals, but which one? An elephant won’t fit through the door, and a tiger would be too hard to walk. What’s a child to do?

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March 16, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , | 43 Comments

Book Giveaway: Under Wildwood. Ends Mar 31st


Under Wildwood

 

UNDER WILDWOOD written by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis

Book two of the Wildwood Chronicles

Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in class. Her mind is constantly returning to the verdant groves and sky-tall trees of Wildwood, where her friend Curtis still remains as a bandit-in-training.

But all is not well in that world. Dark assassins with mysterious motives conspire to settle the scores of an unknown client. A titan of industry employs inmates from his orphanage to work in his machine shop, all the while obsessing over the exploitation of the Impassable Wilderness. And, in what will be their greatest challenge yet, Prue and Curtis are thrown together again to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to a divided country. But in order to do that, they must go under Wildwood.

To read about the author click  http://www.wildwoodchronicles.com/authors

To obtain your copy visit http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Wildwood-Colin-Meloy?isbn=9780062024688&HCHP=TB_Wildwood

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from HarperCollins Publishers

Ages: 9 and Up

Pages: 541

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Winner is #5 – Valerie Gray

 

March 16, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , | 12 Comments

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Gospel: According to Poetry. Ends Mar 31st


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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO POETRY:​ AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by T. Cole Jenkins

The Gospel: According to Poetry is an anthology consisting of 61 poets from around the world. India, Russia, Africa, Austria and the U.K. Just to name a few. Each poem is a different prospective of the author’s spirituality and their relationship with their creator.

The Gospel: According to Poetry, An Anthology is a compilation of poems written by some of the most talented people in the world…poets.  Those creative souls who revel in the written and spoken word. The pieces in this anthology are not necessarily “traditional”, though we have included some of those as well. The Gospel is a simple display of talent, creativity, and truth within us all that shares “good newz”.  As you read these poems you will feel these poets through their words and the images and emotions they conjure. Whether you call the source of your strength, God, Yahweh, Allah, or Bob, these are the stories that tell the truth of what is inside you and how it shapes your life, and the lives of the others. What do you know for ab-”soul”-utely certain? Our poets tell their truths and how they found their way back to the top after hitting rock bottom or how grace, mercy, and the love of others saved them. Their confusion. Their triumphs. Their faith in the unseen.  All of these things transcend the things that separate us yet still connects us all.

To read more about this book visit www.goodnewz.net and https://www.facebook.com/TheGospelAccordingtoPoetry

The anthology is available for purchase now through the website www.goodnewz.net and will be available through Amazon and Barnes

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March 15, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: 2014 Spring Collection Titles from Arbordale Publishing. Ends Mar 31st


The Shape Family Babies

The Shape Family Babies by Kristin Haas, illustrated by Shennen Bersani

About the Book: Mr. and Mrs. Shape are expecting a baby, but they are surprised when three arrive! The first is just like Mother Rhombus, the other just like Father Rectangle, the third baby is a different shape. What should her name be? Go on a geometry naming adventure as all the shape family relatives weigh in. Will Cousin Triangle, Aunt Hexagon or Grandma Rhombus have the right angle? http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=ShapeFamily

 

My Review: Mother Rhombus and father Rectangle were looking forward to the birth of their child wondering whether their child would look like any one of them. To their surprise, they had three children. The first child looks just like mother and the second child just like his father but the third child has four right angles and four equal sides but what would they call her. They decided to call on their family to help them out.

Cousin Triangle thought they could name her Polygon. Cousin Trapezoid suggested they name her Parallelogram. Aunt Hexagon proposed that she be named Quadrangle. Uncle Pentagon recommended the name Quadrilateral. Grandpa Rectangle said since she is part of her parent Rhombus and Rectangle she should be called Rectombus. Grandma suggested Rhombangle.

Finally their great grand aunt Octagon told them that the child is the spitting image of great, great grandpa Square as her four sides were equal. They named her Square.

I like the educational value of this book as children can learn about different shapes apart from square, circle and rectangle. There are 4 pages of learning activities where children can learn about the different shape parts, quadrilaterals and name that shape. The pages have simple and bold colors illustrated by Shennen Bersani. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

Pages: 32

Ages: 4-8

 

 First Fire

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale by Nancy Kelly Allen, illustrated by Sherry Rogers

About the Book: Why are ravens black? Why do screech owl eyes look red in light? How did we get fire? You’ll find the answers to those questions in this retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale. The earth was cold and dark but the animals could see fire coming from the tree on the island. They tried to fly or swim to the island to bring back the fire heat and light. What happened to some of the animals? Which animal brought it back and how? Animals in the book include: hoot owl, horned owl, racer, raven, screech owl, and water spider. http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=FirstFire

 

My Review: First Fire is based on a Cherokee folktale about how animals tried to obtain fire from a burning bush. According to the story when the world was new the days were windy, crisp and cold as the earth had no fire to keep the animals warm. One day, a sycamore tree was struck by lightning on an island and started to burn. As the hoot owl, horned owl, racer, raven, screech owl, and water spider watched the puffs of smoke from the tree they knew that they needed that fire. But they have to cross the river to bring back the fire. The animals made an attempt at bringing the fire back but were unsuccessful that the fire changed most of their appearance. But only one was able to bring the fire back successfully. Which animal brought it back and how? You have to buy the book to find out.

There are 4 pages of learning activities where children can learn about Cherokee then and now, their territory, fire and many more. I really like the illustrations by Sherry Rogers which helps to tell the story. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

Pages: 32

Ages: 5-8

 

 A Beavers Busy Year

The Beavers’ Busy Year by Mary Holland

About the Book: Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland’s vibrant photographs document the beavers’ activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again. http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=BeaversBusy

My Review: Interesting read for animal lovers. Learn to spot a Beaver at bank lodge, floating food leftovers, chewed bark, beaver dam and more.  The author’s photos are vibrant and help tells the story. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

Pages: 32

 

A Cool Summer Tail

A Cool Summer Tail by Carrie A. Pearson, illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: When summer heats up, animals find ways to stay cool. In A Cool Summer Tail animals wonder how humans stay cool too. Do they dig under the dirt, grow special summer hair, or only come out at night? This sequel to the popular A Warm Winter Tail features many of same animals but this time, with their summer adaptations, offering an important “compare and contrast” opportunity. http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=CoolSummer

My Review: This is a sequel to A Warm Winter Tail. It tells how animals adapt to seasonal changes. Animals like red fox, painted turtle, black capped chickadee, black bear, white tailed deer, honeybee, grey squirrel, garter snakes and many more. Each animal ask the same question, “How do humans stay cool in the summer, Mama?”

The fox would like to know how humans stay cool in the summer, as they hang out their tongues and breathe fast in and out. Mama’s answer was that humans do not pant, puff or huff as they sweat through their skin when it’s hot.

The turtles slide into ponds and under awnings of fronds when it’s hot but humans swim in clear water to keep cool. And while the bears lie bottom up and spread out on cool ground, humans lay in soft beds. Grey squirrels lick their arms as a trick to make heat from their skin disappear, humans thinks it’s a bummer to use their wet tongue to keep cool. LOL! And many more!

There are 4 pages of learning activities where children can learn about the different animals and summer adaptation. Summer and Winter adaptation: Compare and Contrast and more. The illustrations by Christina Wald shows the humans trying to keep cool like the animals. The illustrations are colorful and bold. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

Pages: 32

 

Daisylocks

Daisylocks by Marianne Berkes, illustration by Cathy Morrison.

About the Book: Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the wetland. She objects to each place one by one too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those are not just right either. Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to place her roots and grow into a beautiful flower? http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=Daisylocks

My Review: Daisylocks is a story about a seed that doesn’t want to be planted in a garden. She felt that there must be a better place where she can live and thrive. So she asked the wind to help find her a better place by blowing the seeds from place to place until she was happy. Plants need a better place to grow. They need to absorb nutrients and water from a healthy soil and be free of weeds and rocks.

There are 4 pages of learning activities where children can learn about plants basic needs like the air, water, nutrients and sunlight. The different plant parts like flowers, leaves, stem, and root. The illustrations by Cathy Morrison are fantastic, rich in colors and helps bring the story to life.  I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

Pages: 32

 

Polar Bears and Penguins

Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book by Katharine Hall

About the Book: Polar bears and penguins may like cold weather but they live at opposite ends of the Earth. What do these animals have in common and how are they different? You might see them near each other at a zoo but they would never be found in the same habitats in the wild. Compare and contrast these polar animals through stunning photographs.  http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=PolarPenguins

Pages 32

 

Kali's Story

Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis, photos by John Gomes

About the Book: Follow the rescue of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) from the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English) to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage to his new home at the Buffalo Zoo in New York with Luna, a female polar bear. This photographic journey beautifully captures the remarkable development of the cub, who initially drinks from a baby bottle, sucks his paw for comfort, and sleeps with a “blankie” as he rapidly grows into the largest land carnivore on earth. http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=Kali

Pages: 32

 

Animal Helpers Aquariums

 

Animal Helpers: Aquariums by Jennifer Keats Curtis

Where else could you stay dry while visiting aquatic animals from around the world? Only in an aquarium can you visit and learn about all these different local and exotic animals. Aquarium staff care for and teach about these animals, as well as work to conserve and protect threatened and endangered species. Follow this behind-the-scenes photographic journal as it leads you into the wondrous world of aquariums and the animal helpers who work there. http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=AH_Aquariums

Pages: 32

 

Sea Slime

Sea Slime: It’s Eeuwy, Gooey and Under the Sea by Ellen Prager, illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Snails and sea slugs use Sea Slime. But, did you know that coral and clownfish need slime too? Marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to capture their food, protect themselves from harm, or even move from place to place in their underwater environment. http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=SeaSlime

Pages: 32

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from Arbordale Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

Arbordale Publishing

Award-winning picture books that integrate Science, Math, and Geography . . . hardcover and paperback plus read-aloud eBooks with Spanish http://www.arbordalepublishing.com/index.php

 

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March 13, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: S is for Smiling Sunrise. Ends March 25th


S is for Smiling

A New Take on ABCs! S Is for Smiling Sunrise An Alphabet Book of Goodness, Beauty, and Wonder by Vick Wadhwa

 

About the Book: This fun and educational picture book is for young learners – toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, early readers, and also for their young at heart parents and teachers! Along with reinforcing the alphabet, the book has been carefully designed to help improve vocabulary, comprehension and music skills through meaningful sing-along rhymes and colorful illustrations. The rhymes are enjoyable to sing-along, and support character development by focusing on positive words and concepts. Age Range 3 and up (Preschool and up). A free song version of the rhymes (mp3 audio file) is available at www.wordsbright.com, along with teaching tips. Mama Marlaine, founder of Parenting 2.0 and creator of The Life Skills Report Card, reviewed the book and said, Smiling Sunrises colorful illustrations, creative rhymes, and life-affirming messages are soul-nourishing, wholesome food for growing minds!

My Review: What a great concept. If you are looking for a new, simple, and effective way to teach your child the alphabet, then pick up a copy of S is for Smiling Sunrise. Kids would learn new words that would increase their vocabulary. And like the author states “it’s time to go beyond “A for Apple” and “B for Ball”. This book not only improves their vocabulary but helps with comprehension.

For example, “P is for Park and Playground. Places to have fun, Sit and watch, or go walk, hop, skip, jump, or run!”

V is for Virtues – Goodness in your heart. Caring, sharing and honesty. Learn well and be smart!”

This book is engaging and fun for kids and their parents with easy-to-sing along alphabet rhymes. The illustrations are bright and colorful and I highly recommend this book.

Ages: 3-8

Pages: 32

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.

 

 

 Vick Wadhwa

 About the Author:  Vick Wadhwa’s first book (A New Take on ABCs – S is for Smiling Sunrise) was inspired by his toddler daughter, when he sensed that she was getting bored with her alphabet books, and was ready to learn some new words and concepts. Generally of a somewhat quiet and reserved nature, he managed to surprise himself and his family by coming up with a collection of fun (yet meaningful) rhymes, and then again when he tweaked the verses for singing, much to his child’s delight. Although he had never before considered writing a children’s book, he started having so much fun teaching the rhymes to his daughter that he had the urge to share with others.

Vick has a scientist background, with 20+ years experience in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He lives with his family in Southern California, and is now dreaming up his next children’s book. http://wordsbright.com/about-vick/

 

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March 10, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: John Dreamer. Ends March 20th


John Dreamer

John Dreamer (John Dreamer Series) (Volume 1)

Elise Celine Releases Inspirational Young Adult Romance Novel ‘John Dreamer’

About the Book: Andy wasn’t usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she’d seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her. When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined, and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.

Excerpt from John Dreamer: I found myself in the middle of a great white room. No windows, no ceiling, no doors. I took a step and then another, not knowing where I was, or why. I could not remember entering the place, or dropping in: it was as if I had just appeared. Everything felt eerie, from the complete silence to the seeming absence of walls.
I was wearing my favorite denim shorts, white button-down shirt and flats, my usual casual attire, but I couldn’t recall putting them on. My hair fell loosely down the sides of my face, cascades of golden natural waves, the way I like to wear it when I have no one to see and nothing to do. My skin felt soft and warm, the way it does after a pleasant day in the sun, the air was cool and light. Everything felt fresh and comfortable, as if I had just awoken from a very relaxing sleep. Was I actually awake?
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 Elise Celine

About the Author: I’m no princess. I never played with dolls. Climbing a tree was my idea of fun. When I was a little girl I lived on an estate owned by my maternal grandparents where all my aunts and uncles lived. The garden was immense with no boundaries other than a wire fence that we kids easily jumped over. It wasn’t fancy, but it was gorgeous. My best friend in the world was my cousin who lived a close walk away. Between oaks and walnuts and roses and pets and bugs, I had the idyllic childhood. The possibilities were endless, the adventures new every day. That changed when I turned 9 and my grandfather sold his property. Everyone had to leave, except for my family.

A big, ugly fence was constructed to separate us from our new neighbors. In a moment’s notice, the view from my window changed from a beautiful green field to a poorly-made concrete wall. I used to climb this wall and just sit there, looking for the childhood I had lost on the other side. This is when I became a writer. Fantasy became my way of escaping the grey, so I could continue to live in a world full of color and beauty. Then fantasy became life and life became writing. http://www.eliseceline.com/

 

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 Pages: 203

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Winner is #7 – Natasha

March 6, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Plants vs. Zombies: Brain Food. Ends March 16th


Plants vs. Zombies. BF

Plants vs. Zombies: Brain Food by Brandon T. Snider

Challenge your brains! Based on the bestselling game Plants vs. Zombies, this paper-over-board activity book is a must-have for fans and kids who like brainteasers. Brain Food is filled with puzzles, mazes, word scrambles, and more! With 224 pages of fun-dead activities, this book is sure to keep kids entertained.

Book Description

Keep your brain fresh!

Filled with mazes, word scrambles, hidden codes, and more, this is a one-of-a-kind chance to meet the fun-dead!

http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/Plants-Vs-Zombies-Brain-Food-Brandon-T-Snider/?isbn13=9780062294920&tctid=100

My Review: If you like crosswords and trivia then try out Plants vs. Zombies Brain Food fun activity book filled with secret messages, zombie squares, word search, scramblers, what’s the different?, match games, connect the dots, maze, tic-tac-toe and many more. Have fun, but try and keep your brain fresh!

Age Range: 6 – 10 years

Grade Level: 1 – 5

Pages: 224

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.

About the Author: Brandon T. Snider was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the birthplace of Carmen Electra. As a writer he’s authored the best-selling Dark Knight Manual as seen in Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Wired. He’s also written for and appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Brandon has penned books featuring pop culture’s most recognizable icons such as Superman, Spider-Man and The Muppets. As an actor he’s appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chappelle’s Show and Law & Order: SVU, as well as various commercials, stage productions and short films. Brandon lives in New York City where he’s a member of both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America. Find out more @ http://www.cootiekid.com

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Winner is #6 – Sue Sattler

March 4, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path. Ends March 16th


Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path Junior Novel by Tracey West

About the Book: It’s all fun and games until the zombies arrive.

In the Plant Your Path Junior Novel, you decide how to escape from the zombie horde or lose your brains. Based on the bestselling Plants vs. Zombies™ game, it’s time to take your brains into your own hands.

The choice is yours!

http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/Plants-Vs-Zombies-Plant-Your-Path-Junior-Novel-Tracey-West/?isbn13=9780062294944&tctid=100

My Review: Plants vs. Zombies is based on the bestselling game Plants vs. Zombies where the homeowner uses many varieties of plants to repel an army of zombies from eating their brains. But with Plants VS. Zombies Plant Your Path junior novel, allows you to decide how to escape the zombies.

The best part is that the reader can choose their own path. If you choose the right path by picking the right plant you can move on to another path. But if you pick the wrong path, the zombie will be waiting to eat your brain. LOL!

The illustrations make the book fun to read.

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.

Age Range: 6 – 10 years

Grade Level: 1 – 5

Pages: 144

About the Author: Tracey West grew up in a small town in New Jersey. Every day, her brother Michael, sister Katie and she would play in the street with their friends on Walnut Avenue. They rode their bikes, played kickball and Ultimate Frisbee, or rode down the hill on sleds in winter time. On Saturday mornings, they were glued to the television set eating cereal and watching cartoons. In the summer, Tracey loved to walk across town to the library, take out as many books as she could carry, and read them all under a shady tree somewhere.

After high school, Tracey attended Rutgers University and studied English and Journalism there. She knew she wanted to be a writer, and journalism seemed to be a way to write and get paid for it. She worked on the college newspaper and even worked as a newspaper reporter for a little while, but when she graduated she got a job as an editorial assistant at a small publishing company. She learned a lot there about how books are edited, published, and sold. To read more click on the link http://www.traceywest.com/biography.html

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March 4, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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#8 – Amy is the Winner of  Return to Canterbury

#4 – Saba is the Winner of Black History Month 2014 Giveaway

#1 – MJ is the Winner of Black History Month 2014 Giveaway

 

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February 28, 2014 Posted by | Giveaway Winners | , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook.


My Time with Grandma

My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook by Phil A. Smouse.
About the Book: Turn ho-hum story time into an amazing experience for inspiring your grandchildren to discover and celebrate God’s love for them! My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook is a wonderful way to treasure your moments together while sharing your faith and helping your grandchildren understand challenging concepts such as salvation, God’s plan for our lives, and what it means to be forgiven. Each story includes a powerful Love Note from God that kids can memorize and hide in their hearts forever. There’s also a sweet Love Note from Grandma that you can read to your grandchildren to help remind them of how much they are treasured and loved.

My Review: My Time with Grandma Bible Storybook is a great book to share with grandchildren. Each stories from Creation, Adam and Eve and more to the resurration of Jesus has been summarized making it easy for children ages 2-5 to understand. And each story includes a scripture verse, a love note from God and a love note from Grandma. As you read discover and celebrate the love God has for us all.

We all know the story of Noah and the Art.

Love note from Grandma. “I love you so much. But God loves you even more! And he wants you to trust him. When you’re at home, in the car, or even outside playing, God is watching over you. God kept Noah safe. He will make sure you are safe too.

Love note from God. “You protect me from my troubles.” Psalm 32:7

This is the perfect gift for grandmas to spend quality time with their grandchildren. The illustrations by Ela Jarzabek are heartwarming, bold and colorful which will pull in any child’s attention. I recommend this book as it will expose children to the love of God.

 

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

 

http://www.tyndale.com/My-Time-with-Grandma-Bible-Storybook/9781414383187#.Uw3-ssUo5A4

Binding:Hardcover
ISBN:978-1-4143-8318-7
List Price:$14.99
Release Date:October 2013
Page Count:32
Trim Size:9 x 10

 

Phil A Smouse

About the Author: Phil A. Smouse wanted to be a scientist. But scientists don’t get wonderful letters and pictures from boys and girls all over the world. So Phil decided to draw and color instead.

An accomplished author, illustrator, animator, and graphic artist, Phil has written and illustrated over forty books for children and adults, including Jesus Wants All of Me, the award-winning, million-plus-selling adaptation of Oswald Chambers’s classic daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest.

Phil and his wife, Annette, live in southwestern Pennsylvania. They have two amazing children and one beautiful granddaughter they love with all their hearts.

 

About the Illustrator: Ela Jarzabek (Elżbieta Jarząbek) lives in Katowice, Poland. She is single and loves her work.

From an early age, Ela loved to draw and paint. When she was just a few years old and did not even know how to write, she added her own drawings to her already illustrated fairy tale books. Soon she was creating her own stories with animals and princesses.

Several years ago Ela graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków as a graphic designer and painter. She now works as a freelance illustrator . . . and still loves to paint animals, princesses, and many other things as well.

February 26, 2014 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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