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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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There will be 1 winner.

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Giveaway Ends March, 20th

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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


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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

Giveaway Rules

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Giveaway Ends March, 16th

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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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Giveaway Ends March, 16th

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Winner is #8 – Larissa B

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

Giveaway Winners!


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Congratulations to the following winners.

The Winners were selected using Random.org

#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

BBC Earth – Walking with Dinosaurs Giveaway. Ends March 7th


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For reviews on these books click on the link below

http://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/book-review-bbc-earth-walking-with-dinosaurs-the-3d-movie/

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There will be 1 winner.

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends March, 7th

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Winner is #6 – Tonya May

February 21, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 17 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: My Warp Speed Mind. Ends March 7th


My Wrap Speed Mind

My Warp Speed Mind written by Donalisa Helsley, illustrated by Kalpart

About the Book: Do you have trouble paying attention and being still? Do you feel like everyone is always mad at you? Drake knows how you feel. With some help he will learn how to control his impulses. A spaceship that can go warp speed is great, but only if you know how to make it slow down too!

My Review: The author has written a great book for children dealing with ADHD, not only for the child but their parents and teachers to understand how to control of their warp speed mind. Drake didn’t understand why he was always in trouble. He didn’t like school because the teachers were always telling him to keep still or to be quiet or put him on time out. He was finding it hard to pay attention in class making clown faces and ends up in the Principal’s office. Drake also got in trouble at home. It was time for his parents to find out what was really wrong with him. Drake was diagnosed with ADHD.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been defined as “A problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a person’s age and development.”

The author gives some great suggestions for children, parents, and teachers. Fun exercises for calm children down and release those extra energy.

  • Breathing exercises
  • Do the shake and take a deep breath
  • Create a discipline system
  • Make praise specific
  • Create a schedule
  • Remember to be patient and consistent

The Warp Speed Mind story is fun and educational. The illustrations by Kalpart are colorful and bright which helps tell the story.  The best part of this story is Drake realizing that ADHD is not the boss of him. He is the boss of his ADHD. A well written book and I recommend this to parents with children with ADHD.

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.

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This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

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Giveaway Ends March, 7th

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The author has decided to give a copy each to all 10 readers who left a comment.

February 18, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 10 Comments

Giveaway Winners!


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Congratulations to the following winners.

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#3 – Dorothy Teel  is the Winner of  Beckmin Goes to School

#1 – tmy56 is the Winner of The Wishing Well

#5 – Natasha  is the  Winner of If I Speak True

 #2 – Amy H  is the Winner of Venom of the Serpent

 

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February 17, 2014 Posted by | Giveaway Winners | , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Kregel Blog Tour. Candle Bedtime Bible


Candle Bedtime Bible

Candle Bedtime Bible written by Karen Williamson

About the Book: There’s always time for a story with the Candle Bedtime Bible! Coded for easy reference, forty favorite Bible stories are each timed to be told in three, five, or ten minutes. With plain language and gentle illustrations, this Bible is perfect for a peaceful story time.

 

My Review: The Candle Bedtime Bible stories contain the Old and the New Testament. The table of contents shows each story that has a three minute, a five minute and a ten minute story. During bedtime parents can make a selection from the three, five or ten minute stories to read aloud to their kids.

The stories are retold to help younger readers understand God’s words and the characters in the story. The illustrations by Christine Tappin are warm and colorful which helps bring the story to life. Overall, it is a well written book that would capture the attention of any child.

 

Author: Karen Williamson

Illustrated by: Christine Tappin

Pages: 160

Ages: 3 – 5

 

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

 

 

February 10, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Kregel Book Review | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Return to Canterbury. Ends Feb 28th


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Return to Canterbury by Melissa Ann Goodwin

About the Book: Things have settled down for thirteen-year-old Jamie Reynolds since last Christmas. That’s when he time-traveled to 1932 and wound up in the town of Canterbury, Vermont. There he met Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, who quickly became his best friends. Back in his own time again, he misses them every day. But, as the July 4th, 2008 holiday approaches, the biggest black cloud hovering over Jamie’s life is the mystery of what happened to his dad, who has been missing for almost a year.

Little does Jamie know that he will soon reunite with Kelly and Christopher for an adventure even bigger than their last. Together they’ll uncover a secret plot that threatens to destroy Canterbury. But will they be able to stop it before it’s too late? And will Jamie finally solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance? Return to Canterbury with us and find out!

My Review: Be careful what you wish for because you may find yourself time traveling. Author Melissa Ann Goodwin is back with a sequel to The Christmas Village. In ‘Return to Canterbury’ Jamie returns to 1935 Canterbury this time to save his father who is still stuck there. His father has managed to travel back in time and wound up in Canterbury without a way of returning to his family. The last time Jamie traveled to Canterbury he got there through the Christmas village. Now they must figure out a way to travel back. But there’s a plot that threatens to destroy Canterbury and is up to them to uncover this secret before they return home.

Just like The Christmas Village, Return to Canterbury will take readers on a rollercoaster ride back to 1935, full of excitement, suspense, humor and twists. I highly recommend this book.

To read all about the Christmas Village click on the link http://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/christmas-giveawaythe-christmas-village-ends-dec-25th/

Pages: 268

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.

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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 February, 28th

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Winner is #8 – Amy

February 6, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 18 Comments

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