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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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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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#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

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

Giveaway Winners!


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Congratulations to the following winners.

The Winners were selected using Random.org

#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/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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Giveaway Ends February, 28th

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Winner is #8 – Amy

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

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2. Ends Feb 17th


Venom of the Serpent's Cunning

Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning written by L. R. W. Lee Author

About the Book: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is the continuation of L. R. W. Lee’s well-received debut novel Blast of the Dragon’s Fury and the next offering in this seven-book Andy Smithson allegorical, fantasy, adventure series for middle graders.

In Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Lee continues to weave a tale of mystery and intrigue as the main character, Andy Smithson, who is now 11-years-old, returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse enacted to punish the current ruler for murdering his older sister when she was 15. Not one to forgive easily, Imogenia’s spirit is bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse and naively aligns herself with the evil, scheming Abbadon.

Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of the ruler’s immortality, causing the king and his wizard, Mermin, to fall gravely ill. Andy is forced to choose between retrieving the stone to save those he loves or obediently going after the second ingredient. What will he chose? Will he be able to save the King and Mermin?

You won’t want to miss the non-stop action, drama and thrills on this adventure that is Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2. http://www.lrwlee.com/#!books/c7pz

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  • Series: Andy Smithson
  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1494730162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1494730161

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The Winner is #2 – Amy H

February 3, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 10 Comments

Black History Month 2014 Giveaway. Ends Feb 28th


Aunt Harriet

Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold

Brother of the Knight

Brother of the Knight by Debbie Allen

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

Henry Box Freedom

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

I Am Harriet Tubman

I am Harriet Tubman by Grace Norwich

I Survived

I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis

Ron Big Mission

Ron’s Big Mission y Rose Blue and Corinne J Naden

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

The Prince of Fenway Park

The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott

The Wedding Drama

Wedding Drama by Karen English

Talee Book

Talee and the Fallen Object by Jacquitta A McManus

Thank You Dr MLK

Thank You, Dr MLK, JR! By Eleanora E. Tate

Trouble Don't Last

Trouble don’t last by Shelly Pearsall

In keeping with the celebration of Black History Month, Mymcbooks is giveaway 4 books each to 2 lucky winner. Please list your 4 choices with your comment.

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Giveaway Ends February, 28th

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Winners are #4 - Saba and #1 – MJ

February 1, 2014 Posted by | Black History Month, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

BookSpotlight/Giveaway: If I Speak True. Ends Feb 17th


 If I Speak True

 

Book Summary: Dahlia Kennedy’s sixteenth birthday marks a decade of mysterious dahlias arriving and strange, lonely dreams of being in a forest. The only difference this birthday, however, is that for the first time, someone is there with her. And he’s practically from a whole other era.

The more often Dahlia visits Rowan in his land of Ambrosia, the stronger their connection grows. But… is Ambrosia real? Is he real? What is going on between the two of them, exactly, and why does he insist that she keep it to herself?

As secrets usually go, however, it’s only a matter of time before everything comes out. And when Dahlia finds out the truth of who Rowan is, who she is, and how he really feels — it’s beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

Pages: 456 (paperback)
Age: Young Adult
Genre: magical realism, romance, fantasy

 Jessica L. Brooks

Author Long Bio: Jessica L. Brooks resides with her husband of over sixteen years, three awesome daughters, and a plethora of pets in Central California, where fog, frost, triple-digit heat and various items of produce arrive bountifully, depending on the season. She has an affinity for both coffee and owls, and loves to connect with fellow readers and writers on most social networks like Goodreads, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also connect with her on her blog, Let Me Tell You A Story.

Jessica shares reviews for her favorite books on Afterglow Book Reviews, spreads writing and author love for independently-published authors at Indie Ignitesand salutes all writers (no matter what stage in their writerlyjourney) at Operation Awesome.

IF I SPEAK TRUE, the first in the Flora series, will be available 1/27/14. PITY ISN’T AN OPTION (Cozenage, #1) is her debut novel.

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There will be 1 winner.

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends February 17th

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Winner is #5 – Natasha

January 31, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: The Wishing Well. Another Weaver Tale. Ends Feb 17th


The Wishing Well Another Weaver Tale

The Wishing Well Another Weaver Tale by Kai Strand

About the Book: Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution to her troubles.

http://www.kaistrand.com/Mid-Grade.html

My Review: Meet modern day Cinderella, Molly. She is the youngest of three sisters. Her mother Gert and her sisters Hannah and Eva treat her as if she is their maid. She is made to do her chores twice and treated as an outsider.

While out and about with her friend Riddle, Molly came across an ugly blue creature from the stories she has heard known as Unwanted. Before Molly could ask Unwanted any question, they are interrupted by the other children and he disappears. Molly told her friend Riddle that Unwanted was real and that he is the little blue creature who grants wishes.  Molly wish will be for her mother and sisters to be nice to her. Will Molly get to see Unwanted again and ask for a wish? All she wanted was for her family to be nice to her. A Cinderella story without the prince but a lesson for every kid including the parents.

A great read for kids ages 9 – 12

Pages: 104

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 February, 17th

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This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #1- tmy56

January 30, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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