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Book Review/Giveaway: In The Forbidden City. Ends Nov 15th


In the Forbidden City

 

In The Forbidden City by Chiu Kwong-chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt (Editor), Ben Wang (Goodreads Author) (Translator) 

 

Serving as the seat of imperial power for six centuries, the Forbidden City is one of China’s most famous and enigmatic landmarks. Accompanied by a mischievous cat, readers will tour this colossal architectural structure, discovering the secrets hidden inside the palace walls. They will encounter the people who have walked through its halls and gardens, including emperors, empresses, and rebel leaders, and hear exciting tales about the power struggles and intrigues of everyday life.

This large format book conveys the grandeur of the Forbidden City through highly detailed line drawings of its buildings, gardens, and courtyards with numerous fold-out spreads. Each page is populated by a large variety of characters and peppered with entertaining anecdotes. Every book includes a plastic magnifying glass for looking at the drawings more closely. http://www.prbythebook.com/china-institute

Age: 9 +

Cost: $14.96 on amazon.com

 

  • Series: We All Live in the Forbidden City
  • Hardcover: 52 pages
  • Publisher: China Institute in America; First Edition,First,Hardcover with Jacket edition (October 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989377601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989377607

 

My Review: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. In The Forbidden City, learn about the 16 Emperors during the Ming Dynasty. For almost 600 years, the Forbidden City was home to the Chinese emperor. It also contained a stupendous amount of masterpieces and rare treasures, which were handled down from generation to generation.

It is interesting to know that an emperor was considered the Son of Heaven and the Forbidden City, as the focal point of the emperor’s rule, was where heaven met earth.

Travel through time as the book unfolds the history of the Forbidden City. How some of the emperors became wealthy and powerful, how the empire suffered a slow decline crippled by invasions from foreign countries. Take a tour through the Meridian Gate; The Year Ten Thousand Envoys came to pay tribute (The Gate of Supreme Harmony), Hall of Mental Cultivation, the North Gate of the Forbidden City and many more.

Also, learn about the important woman of China, Empress Dowager Cixi. She was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 when Emperor Xianfeng passed away and her son became Emperor Tongzhi she was promoted to Empress Dowager. With her son too young to rule, she successfully orchestrates a coup over powerful ministres and was appointed co-regent and now could attend to the affairs of the state with her son. She died in 1908.

The book also gives detailed pencil outline drawings of the Forbidden City, including the buildings, gardens, courtyards and more with symmetrical layouts. I really enjoyed reading the book and I hope you will too.

 

 

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

 

 

About the Author: Chiu Kwong-chiu is an artist, designer, and professor who explores Chinese traditional visual arts and adopts groundbreaking methods to interpret and promote Chinese art and culture. He founded the CnC Design and Cultural Studies Workshop in Hong Kong, where he provides guidance and leadership in the research, interpretation, and promotion of traditional and contemporary design and Chinese culture.

Ben Wang (translator) is a senior lecturer in humanities at China Institute, an instructor of Chinese at the United Nations, and guest lecturer at numerous prestigious academic and cultural institutions.

 

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Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Boy Who Could See: The Golden Seal. Ends Nov 7th


The Boy Who Could See

CALE THORNSBE – The Boy Who Could See: The Golden Seal

Cale Thornsbe had always known he was adopted under the most mysterious circumstances. Although he loved his new parents very much, he treasured the only link he ever had to his true identity – a blurred out golden seal. Throughout his childhood he was teased for his unusual accent, snow white hair and thick glasses only to find out what they really meant as his thirteenth birthday approached. He was the last seer of two worlds and the only barrier left to keep the evil King Etmus from taking over this world by force as he had done in his own. From the tallest invisible bull to the smallest forest pixie, Cale must learn who he can trust as his senses and visions heighten. His lovable and completely clueless parents are kidnapped, but who really has them? Cale Thornsbe has no choice but to find the answers as the seal begins to reveal itself and the journey never taken is brought to his doorstep.

 

Click on the link to read a samplehttp://www.booksbycassie.com/Cale_Thornsbe.html

 

Series: Chronicles of the Last Seer

Cost: Paperback $6.29
Paperback: 148 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 9, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1500956783

ISBN-13: 978-1500956783

 

 

 

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About the Author: Born in Alton, Illinois in 1973, Cassie Williams began writing over ten years ago and enjoys creating stories in different genres. Her first novel, RETURN TO PINE STREET: Renee Walker’s Haunting, is based on a haunted house she lived in when she was in Junior High. Although the concept of the book is made up – her returning to the house during hypnosis – it was her fear as an adult of moving into another haunted house that gave her the idea to write the book. Cassie enjoys spending time with her three grown children and two grandchildren. She looks forward to penning the many ideas in her head and hopes that each of you will find something in her stories. “My goal is to make the reader feel something… anything. If they haven’t, then I haven’t done my job.”  http://www.booksbycassie.com/

 

 

 

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Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer. Ends Nov 5th


Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer

 

Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer by Ali Maier

 

A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? Ugh.

This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share!

Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very different (and hilarious) views about growing up, family and life – a conclusion they only discovered because, as Max and Maggie say, “Mom Made Us Write This.”

Positive, creative and fun for classrooms and families! -Mrs. Jane Jagielo, 4th Grade Teacher. http://mommadeuswritethis.com/

 

Series: Max and Maggie Journal
Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Erie Island Media; 1st edition (October 15, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0989375501

ISBN-13: 978-0989375504

Cost $8.75 @amazon.com

 

 

 

AliAbout the Author

Max & Maggie creator Ali Maier knows a great story. As an avid volunteer, hands-on mom and former teacher, Ali has spent years working with children, experiencing their life stories and crafting her own.

Ali grew up in Pennsylvania with her parents and an older sister. Separated by only 17 months, Ali and her sister experienced many of the same events, teachers and friends, as well as all of the fun and challenges that come with sibling relationships.

Today, Ali and her husband have two children who are close in age and share the same kind of close relationship (and the same kind of challenges!).

The most important part of Ali’s life is her family. She is blessed with a loving husband, children, parents and extended family that are a constant source of love and laughter.

Mom Made Us Write This shows a unique and funny understanding of the loving (and not-so-loving) relationship between close siblings and their family. http://mommadeuswritethis.com/about/

 

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Book/Author Spotlight – Giveaway: The Misshapes: The Coming Storm. Ends Oct 30th


The Misshapes

Polis Books  features The Misshapes (The Coming Storm) by Alex Flynn

Some people have powers.
Some people do not.
And some people just might change the world.
Sarah Robertson is one of those people.

Doolittle Falls is no ordinary town, and fifteen-year-old Sarah Robertson is no ordinary girl – she can control the weather with her emotions. But in Doolittle Falls, where superheroes walk the streets (and fly over them), Sarah’s third-rate powers aren’t enough to secure her a spot in the prestigious Hero Academy, not to mention the fact that her recently vanished mother has become the town’s most notorious Supervillain and the archnemesis of America’s favorite Hero, Freedom Man. Instead of acceptance to the school of her dreams, Sarah is marked as an outcast with powers – a Misshape.

Sarah is stuck at public school, with a ragtag group of fellow Misshapes and the happily ordinary Normals. Determined to fly under the radar, Sarah’s forced into a special class for Misshapes, where she meets other people with odd powers: a kid who shoots paintballs out his eyes, a girl who can talk to the animals (the squirrels never have much to say), and a boy who is followed around by backup-singer ghosts, The Spectors (like all girl groups, they are obsessed with the postman).

Despite this setback, Sarah is determined to take charge of her powers and win a place at Hero Academy with the rest of the superhero elite. Yet the path to Hero greatness doesn’t exactly run smoothly. Her brother’s recent rebellious streak is starting to wear thin, she has an intriguing (and smoking hot) new mentor, and an unexpected romance blooms with the Romeo to her Juliet, Hero dreamboat, Freedom Boy. Sarah is ecstatic when a mysterious figure offers to fulfill Sarah’s dreams of joining the Hero Academy, until she learns he has been stoking anti-Misshape sentiment in the town that endangers everyone she cares about. When Doolittle Falls comes under threat of annihilation, Sarah will learn just how powerful she’s forced to choose between her friends and the destiny she’s always wanted.

And she may just kick some Supervillain butt in the process.

Read on for an excerpt from THE MISSHAPES:

PROLOGUE

I don’t remember how old I was the first time I saw a man fly. I was very small; I remember that much. My arms were tightly locked around my dad’s neck. He was giving me a piggyback ride through our perfectly ordinary town center.

It was a crisp and cold fall day. Our heads craned upward as we tried to name the various clouds in the sky, giving them shapes, personalities, and identities. Mom still lived with us. I didn’t know about her abilities yet.

I can remember pointing to one cloud and told Dad it looked like my teddy bear Winston. Dad tried to say something in return but the sound of an airplane drowned him out. Or so I thought. A gust of wind plastered my shirt to my small body. I felt my head rip forward as something brushed against it.A man. He was in the air, just clearing the tops of people’s heads. His feet pointed behind him like an Olympic diver and his arms pointed forward, ending at balled fists.

He was headed straight toward Old Mrs. Galloway. The old woman shuffled slowly down the sidewalk, juggling her grocery bags, a cane, and an enormous purse. She wobbled like a top that was ready to fall over.

A loud baritone bellow of “Never fear!” came from the flying man.

I screamed.  To read more click on the link http://www.polisbooks.com/books/the-misshapes/

Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 4 and up
Series: The Coming Storm
Hardcover: 304 pages

Cost $12.96 @ amazon.com

Publisher: Polis Books (October 7, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1940610311

ISBN-13: 978-1940610313

 

Author

About the Author: Alex Flynn is the pseudonym for the writing team of Stuart Sherman and Elisabeth Donnelly. They met at a clandestine book club in Boston, where they broke into a fortified tower in order to discuss literature. They like garrulous Irish writers, Pushing Daisies, Axe Cop, and anything involving The Tick. Their secret lair is currently in a hollowed-out volcano in Brooklyn. In addition to co-writing The Misshapes, Donnelly is a cultural journalist who has written for the The New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Paris Review Daily, GQ and many others. She is currently an editor at Flavorwire. Sherman is a bioethicist, health policy analyst and a former contestant on the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

Visit Alex Flynn at http://www.themisshapes.net or follow on Twitter at @The_Misshapes.

About Polis Books

Polis Books is an independent book publisher aiming to deliver all the service and professionalism of a trade publishing house, with the innovation and speed necessary to thrive in a rapidly-changing book market.

Using our knowledge of the ever-changing marketplace, marketing and social media, as well as a deep respect for the communities that love and appreciate commercial fiction, Polis Books aims to introduce readers to brand new voices, as well as reinvigorate the careers of talented authors who deserve a wider readership. We will be publishing a mixture of new and previously published books from contemporary writers across all platforms, retailers and e-retailers. We publish books in both print and digital, evaluating each potential acquisition to determine its appropriate publication format. We publish print originals, reissues, and digital originals and reissues. Our goal, upon acquisition of a digital original, is to have our books available wherever ebooks are sold within just a few months, slashing the traditional model which can take upwards of two years. With print, we position our books to maximize distribution potential across all outlets and retailers.  http://www.polisbooks.com/about/

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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. Ends October 31st


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Welcome to Spooktacular Giveaway Hop October 15th – 31st

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

Prize Pack is 2 Children’s books

The Zombie Chasers

The Zombie Chasers #5

Galaxys

Galaxy’s Most Wanted by John Kloepfer

Case File 13 #2 Making the Team

Case File: Making the Team

Case File 13 #3 Evil Twins

Case File: Evil Twins

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Book Review/Giveaway: The Greedy King. Ends Oct 18th


The Greedy King

Aristoddlers Presents: The Greedy King, a Tale of Ancient Greece by Mitchell Biesemeyer, illustrated by Santiago Germano

About the Book: Does money make you happy? The Greedy King is certain it does. The Greedy King has so much treasure, he thinks he must be the happiest man who ever lived. When a wise man tells the Greedy King he is only lucky, events are set in motion that will change the world. Aristoddlers adapts true stories from Greek and Roman history into illustrated stories for children, sharing these ancient lessons with the next generation. This is the story of greedy King Croesus and wise Solon, and what it really means to be happy.

Page: 50

My Review: This story reminds me about Snow White and the Evil Queen. Just like the Evil Queen, the Greedy Kings wanted everyone to know how rich and happy he was. So he invited the wisest man in Greece to see his great life. “Have you ever met a happier man?” asked the greedy king. The wise man said, “I once met a farmer who worked hard every day. And he went on to tell the greedy king how the farmer gave food and money to those who needed it, and he lived a happy life. The Kind was confused and upset. The wise man gave more examples of what others have done and how they were the happiest that ever lived, because their lives were spent to save or help others. And he told the king that he is only lucky. The king was angry and demanded to know why he wasn’t the happiest man who ever lived. Wouldn’t like to know what happened to the Greedy King? Well, you just have to buy a copy to find out.

A lot of us can learn from this book that true happiness comes from doing what is good. Being greedy can make us happy for now, but true happiness comes from helping others.

The Greedy King is based on a story by an ancient Greek historian from the 5th century named Herodotus. His story was based as an account of the wars between Persia and Greece. He wrote his story as a warning to Greeks about the dangers of tyranny. The author retold the story of King Croesus and the wise man Solon. You can read more about this at the last page of the book. Santiago Germano did a wonderful job illustrating this story which help tells the story. I highly recommend this book.

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

About Talltails Publishing: Founded in 2008, Tall Tails Publishing House is a small press dedicated to providing entertaining and beautifully illustrated children’s books that inspire young people to explore the world around them. We are located in Oklahoma, and are always ready to support local authors and illustrators.  http://www.talltailspublishing.com

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Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Minimum Wage Millionaire. Ends Oct 18th


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The Minimum Wage Millionaire: How a Part Time After School Job Can Change Your Financial Life by Bill Edgar

About the Book: The Minimum Wage Millionaire is a must read for teenagers and parents of teenagers who want to learn about how money works. The book presents a practical approach to accumulating wealth for teenagers who are just starting to earn income with a part time job. Using simple analogies to unravel complex financial concepts allows the young mind to grasp why it is important to invest early and how to start with their first paycheck.

Pages: 80

 

 

My Review: I will advice every parent to have a copy of this book. This book will educate your children about how to save and budget financially. Great for adults also.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

For Review visit http://www.amazon.com/The-Minimum-Wage-Millionaire-Part-Time/dp/1499218958/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

 

 

 

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About this author: Bill Edgar is the author of The Minimum Wage Millionaire: How a Part Time After School Job Can Change Your Financial Life. He is passionate about helping youth understand how to become wealthy. He lives in Elburn, Illinois, with his three nearly teenage daughters (who will all be required to read his book). http://bookpublicityservices.com/minimum-wage-millionaire-bill-edgar/

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Book/Author Spotlight and Giveaway. The Counterfeit Father. Ends Oct 13


The Counterfeit Father

The Counterfeit Father

From the outside, 13 year old Tony looks like he has quite the life: A whole estate to himself. A fangirl he flirts with online. A pet monkey. (His third!) Until you notice the wheelchair. Or that he only speaks with his mother by intercom. Or that he doesn’t seem to know who his real father is. And now, to save his home from a mysterious trust, Tony will have to ride in a broken-down motorcycle with someone who may not be who he seems, and solve the biggest mystery of all-Who he really is.

Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-0-9961088-0-5
Publisher: Stick Raven
Distributed by: Ingram

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PV Lundqvist is a writer and father living in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He loves his kids, pet pigs and baseball–in that order. You can follow him on twitter (pvlundqvist), or read his blog http://pvlundqvist.blogspot.com/

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Book Review/Giveaway: Alien In My Pocket 3. Ends Oct 13th


Alien in my pocket

Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active. Written by Nate Ball and Illustrated by Macky Pamintuna

About the Book: This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.

Nothing’s been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp’s radio accidentally broadcasts Amp’s messages all over Zack’s hometown. Now it’s up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic.

With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062216274/alien-in-my-pocket-3-radio-active

 

Age: 6-10

Pages: 144

 

My Review: This is not only a funny book but educational as well. A book children will love to read. In book 3, Amp, a blue alien decides to build a quantum radio to contact his home planet but things did go as planned and its up to Zack and his friend Olivia to save the day. Included in the book, is a Do-It- Yourself instructions on how to build your own radio. Illustration by Macky Pamintuan helps tell the story.

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

 

 

About the Author: Nate Ball is the host of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS reality shows Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. An MIT graduate with a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering, Nate is also the cofounder of Atlas Devices, a two-time All-American pole-vaulter, and a competitive beatboxer. He lives with his wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

 

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Author and Book Spotlight/ Giveaway: Knight of Light (The Watchers Book 1) Ends Oct 3rd


The Watchers

Knight of Light (The Watchers Book 1) by Deirdra Eden

All the training in Heaven couldn’t prepare me for the war on earth, nor for the love, loss, or loneliness humans feel. There are things worse than death, and every last one of them is hunting people like us. Even though we all feel human at times, we must remember, we are not them, we are their watchers.

In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her humanity. Filled with fairies, dwarves, pixies, dragons, demons, and monsters, Knight of Light is an enthralling tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old.

The Watchers Series; has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural. The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Traditional Apocrypha, the Pearl of Great Price and the Kabbalah. The Watchers are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad.

Although the mythology is based on these texts, Deirdra Eden’s; The Watcher’s Series; is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions. http://www.knightess.com/books.html

Pages: 205

Age: Teen

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Deirdra

About the Author

Deirdra has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions that entices indulgence of a fine line between fact and fantasy.

Deirdra enjoys jousting in arenas, sword fighting and archery, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures with her family. http://www.knightess.com/about-deirdra.html

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September 11, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 8 Comments

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