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Children’s Book Week Giveaway: Ends May 8th 2016


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May 2-8, 2016 — the 97th anniversary!

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books

for young people and the joy of reading.

http://www.bookweekonline.com/about

There will be 3 winners for this giveaway

List Your 2 Book Choice in Your Comment below with your email address.

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1.The Lumpy Duckling by Kai Strand

2. Alien In My Pocket. Forces of Nature by Nate Ball

3. Fart Squad. Fartasaurus Rex by Seamus Pilger

4. Platypus Police Squad. Last Panda Standing. by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

5. Henry Cicada’s Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade by David Teague

6.Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman

7. Can a Princess be a Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman

8. A Sunny Day. Cave Kiddos by Eric Jay Cash

9. 2030 A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kid by Amy Zuckerman

10. Wandering Woolly by Andrea Gabriel

11. The Baby-Sitters Club. The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin

12. Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

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Giveaway Rules

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There will be 3 winners.

List Your 2 Book Choice in Your Comment below with your email address.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends May 8th, 2016

Mandatory:  Must be a Follower of this Blog or Facebook or twitter

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer

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

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

May 1, 2016 Posted by | Children’s Book Week, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 5 Comments

Book Spotlight: Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day


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About the Book: Cave Kiddos is a fun book about four Paleolithic children who share the experience of developing and learning important words and concepts. Join Alk, Haha, Lala, and Zee as they discover the world around them.

 

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 6, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 152324450X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523244508
  • Cost: $9.99

 

Reviews on amazon and goodread : http://www.amazon.com/Cave-Kiddos-Eric-Jay-Cash-ebook/dp/B01C1NSXAC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29325841-cave-kiddos

 

 

 

About the Author: Eric Jay Cash became fascinated with speech and developmental learning when he worked with his children who are both delayed speakers. He lives in a cave on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and two cave kiddos.

April 28, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Lumpy Duckling: Another Weaver Tale.


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Book Review: Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he’s funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him. http://www.kaistrand.com/middle-grade.html

 

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (October 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616335491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616335496
  • Cost: $9.95

 

My Review: Eloise and Lumpy are good friends who are made fun of by the other kids. Eloise, or Wheezy as the kids called her wander off the road into the trees on the Hollerhead property to avoid being a spectacle. She jumped when she heard an unexpected voice. Then she saw a small blue creature who stepped into the sunshine. She screamed and told the creature to stand where he was. He introduced himself as Unwanted and famous. He told her that he can grant wishes. He said to her, just one wish in exchange for the bottle of chocolate milk. If she could make one wish what would it be? She would make that wish for her fat friend who was always eating candy. So she wished people would see Lawrence Nightingale like she does. So Unwanted granted her wish.

It turns out her wish didn’t quite go the way she expected. While they were out, Lumpy almost die, when he fell head first into the frigid water. He was taken to Paris as the hospital there has better equipment to handle his type of injury. Wheezy felt guilty and wonder if he would return. Would she be able to amend their friendships?

This book is very educational, we have to be grateful for what we have and who we are. We are not God, so we should be careful not to judge the physical appearance of others. And be careful what you wish for.

 

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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Kai Strand writes fiction for kids and teens. She was born and raised in the mid-west, where she inherited a wholesome outlook on life. She lived in California long enough to find a husband and have four kids. Now they live in Central Oregon, which boasts the bluest sky you’ll ever see and miles of hiking trails to enjoy it from.

Kai has a facebook page: Kai Strand, Author. But her favorite stall tactic from writing is answering email. If you have a question about her or her writing, email her at kaistrand.yahoo.com. http://www.kaistrand.com/about.html

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: Rocket-Bye


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Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova

Carole P. Roman travels to the stars, orbiting the moon and rocketing past planets in this adorable journey to the far reaches of the galaxy. A beautiful bedtime poem, this verse is sure to delight any child before they go to sleep. http://caroleproman.com/home

 

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530243378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530243372

 

For reviews click on the links below

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29580147-rocket-bye?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

 

http://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Bye-Carole-P-Roman/dp/1530243378/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?


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Can a Princess Be a Firefighter by Carole P. Roman, illustrations by Mateya Arkova

 

Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess, ‘ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

http://caroleproman.com/home

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530361842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530361847

 

For Reviews click on the links below

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29656071-can-a-princess-be-a-firefighter?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/Can-Princess-Firefighter-Carole-Roman/dp/1530361842/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in Egypt.


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If You Were Me and Lived in Egypt. A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World.

About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and exciting land of Egypt in the newest book of her informative series. Learn why this ancient land often called “the cradle of civilization.” Travel down the Nile to discover Egypt’s fascinating history. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exotic place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

http://caroleproman.com/home

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523374462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523374465
  • Cost: $10.99 @ amazon

 

For reviews visit

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29453528-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-Egypt

http://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Egypt-Introduction/dp/1523374462/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story


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A Captain No Beard Story.

Being A Captain Is Hard Work written by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Bonnie Lamaire

 

About the Book: Captain No Beard is determined to travel to Dew Rite Volcano. He won’t listen when Mongo predicts a storm or Linus indicates they are headed in the wrong direction. He insists Polly cook in the galley even though the seas are getting rough. What’s a crew to do with a stubborn, know-it-all captain?
Will they convince the captain he is barreling headlong into danger, or will Captain No Beard jeopardize both his safety and the crew’s with his single-minded determination to go where he wants?

 

http://caroleproman.com/

  • Series: Captain No Beard
  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 31, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1522781781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1522781783
  • Cost: $12.99 @amazon

 

For reviews goodreads and amazon

visit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28598448-being-a-captain-is-hard-work?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

 

http://www.amazon.com/Being-Captain-Hard-Work-Beard/dp/1522781781/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Henry Cicada’s Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade.


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From critically acclaimed author David Teague, this boisterous and funny novel about friendship and self–discovery will send readers on the wackiest adventure of their lives!

It’s no surprise when the doghouse in Henry Cicada’s backyard starts glowing. After all, it’s made out of Elktonium, a luminescent green metal his mom invented. But Henry is surprised when the doghouse transports him into the imagination of a twelve-year-old girl named Lulu. So surprised, in fact, he forgets his whole plan to be just ordinary.

But as Henry gets to know Lulu, he realizes she’s a real girl who is in real trouble. Henry knows he has to help Lulu, but doing something so heroic, so courageous, so audacious…well, it would mean abandoning his quest to be ordinary once and for all.

From David Teague, the co-author of Saving Lucas Biggs and Connect the Stars, comes a wacky, heartfelt adventure that emphasizes the importance of just being yourself…no matter how unordinary that may be.

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 19, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

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Marisa de los Santos has published three New York Times bestselling novels for adults, including Love Walked In and Belong to Me, while David Teague is the author of the picture book Franklin’s Big Dreams. Together, they are the authors of Saving Lucas Biggs and Connect the Stars. Married for over twenty years, Marisa and David live with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finn and Huxley, in Wilmington, Delaware. http://davidteague.net/

April 6, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author/Book Spotlight: The Passover Surprise


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From the author:
Lisa and her little brother Jon enjoy collecting stamps. But when their father holds a contest to decide which child will get a new large stamp album, Lisa has to solve a difficult problem.

This middle-grade fiction chapter book takes place around 1960 and includes details about Jewish soldiers’ experiences during World War II and early stages of the Civil Rights Movement. The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015) also portrays a Jewish family celebrating Sabbath and Passover. Parents and teachers can use the Discussion Guide to discuss issues raised in this book, such as sibling rivalry, bullying, discrimination, and Jewish traditions, with their children and students.

 

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Fictive Press (January 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927663172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927663172
  • Cost: $10.33 @amazon

 

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About the Author: Janet Ruth Heller teaches English and Womens Studies at Western Michigan University. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. The University of Missouri Press published her scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, in 1990. Her fiction picture book for children about bullying and self-esteem, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell, 2006) has won four national awards. Janet has also published 150 poems. She is President of the Michigan College English Association.

April 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giveaway: Guinness World Records. Ends April 16th


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Amazing Body Records

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Amazing Body Records! is the ultimate book on the most hair-raising, tongue-wagging, head-turning world records. Meet the world’s hairiest family, the most tattooed man, the planet’s loudest burper, and many more amazing people whose unique talents and physical attributes have earned them a Guinness World Records title.

Guinness World Records chapter books present the stories behind the greatest records with full-color photos and 100 records per book. The easy-to-read text is organized into engaging chapters that will captivate the most avid and reluctant readers alike!

 

My Review: Want to take part in the Guinness World Record? Then learn how these people grew the longest nails, largest afro, the highest Mohawk spike, the longest beard, longest nose, shortest woman, tallest woman and more.

 

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Wacky Wheels

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Buckle up! The Guinness World Record holders in Wacky Wheels cover all the vehicles that roll along. From the largest monster truck to the loudest bike horn, these Guinness World Records will rev the engines of imagination. Simple text and full-color photos will make learning about exciting topics fun for beginning readers.

Guinness World Records: Wacky Wheels is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

 

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Daring Dogs

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Sit, speak, roll over. Surf, recycle, scooter? No, we’re not wagging your tail! Dogs of all breeds and sizes are impressive. From heroic rescues to zany tricks, the awe-inspiring pooches in Daring Dogs have gone above and beyond to earn their Guinness World Records. Simple text and full-color photos will make learning about exciting topics fun for beginning readers.

Guinness World Records: Daring Dogs is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

 

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Super Humans!

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Super Humans! is all about the incredible people who push it to the physical limit. Whether it s swallowing the most swords, single-handedly pulling a 200-ton plane, or balancing for the longest time, these Guinness World Records holders show what we can achieve with a little courage and a lot of hard work. Every one of us has the ability to be a super human!

Guinness World Records compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.”

 

My Review: We love superheroes, we even dress up as one. But wouldn’t you like to have super strength? Check out these individuals with their own super human strength and skills. Most interesting was Kanchana Ketkaew from Thailand who spent 33 days and night with scorpions. She was stung 13 times and lived.

 

 

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Wacky and Wild!

 

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Some Guinness World Records have to be seen to be believed. Wacky and Wild! is packed with mind-boggling feats. You’ll meet a dog who likes to ride a scooter, an orchestra that plays with vegetable instruments, plus a man who owns more than 1,500 pairs of Converse shoes. When it comes to records on the zany side, sometimes the greatest asset you can have is an active imagination .

Guinness World Records Compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.”

 

 

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Biggest and Smallest!

 

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Have you ever wondered how you size up to the tallest man in the world? How about the shortest woman? Biggest and Smallest! explores the biggest and smallest records on the planet, from huge hounds and dinky donkeys to supersized snacks and micromachines. For these Guinness World Records holders, size really does matter!

Guinness World Records compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books HarperCollins Publishing 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 2 winners

List 2 of the books you will like to win.

  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends April 16th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Winners are

#5 – Eg Kaufman

#11 – Leela

 

 

March 23, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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