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Review: William Shakespeare Love Mug


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William Shakespeare Love Mug

“O spirit of love, how quiet and fresh art thou!”  Literature lovers and coffee-drinkers alike will love this William Shakespeare Love Mug, covered in love-themed quotes, imagery and artwork from the Bard’s works.

A sturdy, high-quality mug that will last a lifetime.  Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Arrives in its own colorful gift box, as pictured.  The perfect gift for the Shakespeare fans in your life!

http://gonereading.com/product/william-shakespeare-love-mug/

 

My Review: Most readers know that William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He was widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His books were and still read in schools. This Shakespeare love mug will make a great gift for any Shakespeare book lover. Have fun linking over 15 quotes to each Shakespeare books.

  • My heart is ever at your service. From the book of Timon of Athens
  • Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs. From the book of Romeo and Juliet
  • Love is merely a madness. From the book of As You Like It
  • Spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou. From the book of Twelfth Nigh

Microwave and Dishwasher safe…..LOL! Not in any of his books.

 

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

 

 

 

May 29, 2015 Posted by | Book Review | , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: I Hate to Read! Ends June 16th


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I Hate to Read by Rita Marshall and Etienne Delessert

About the Book: Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Reissued here with a text crafted for even younger readers, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication. http://gonereading.com/product/i-hate-to-read-by-rita-marshall/

 

Pages: 32

Ages: 5 and up

 

 

My Review: Have you tried to get your child to read and they just want to do other things like play video games? Well, meet Victor Dickens a stubborn boy who wear his helmet when skateboarding, combs his hair for the class picture, like to share with his dog, Page. He is good in math and science but fails in ABCs. Victor just hates reading.

So why he was pretending to read while watching Television, some characters started to crawl out of the book. First it was a crocodile in a white coat asking him to jump into his pocket. It’s time to read said the crocodile, it’s story time. But Victor told him that he hate to read. And that’s how his adventure started with each character from the book giving Victor an invitations to encourage him to read. With each adventures, Victor started to find reading interesting as he read each page, he just hated the story to come to an end. This will be a great addition to the school and home library.

 

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

 

 

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May 29, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Book Review: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Noah’s Ark.


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Noah’s Ark. Adapted by Linda Falken from Genesis, Chapter 6-9.

 

About the Book: Children and adults will love this beautiful retelling of Noah’s Ark and the massive flood that destroyed the earth. The story is illustrated with paintings and drawings in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featured artists include Gustave Courbet, Marc Chagall, John Henry Dearle, Lodewijk Tieling, Aurelio Luini, Giulio Bonasone, Jacob Bouttats, and Joseph Anton Koch. The book concludes with a note about each artwork.

Side note: The waters rose and lifted up the ark. And the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered. The waters rose higher until the mountains were covered, too, and all the earth was flooded as if by one sea. The timeless tale of Noah and his wooden ark housing two of every creature on earth is given new life through beautiful pieces of art from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as other world-renowned museums….  http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Noah_s_Ark-9781419713613.html

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 14, 2015)
  • Cost: $12.97 @ amazon

 

 

My Review: Noah’s Ark features full-color reproductions of paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s own collection. The story is retold with selections of drawings and paintings by famous artists such a Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet and others.

In Genesis 6-9, God saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth and that men’s human heart was only evil. But God saw that Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people and he walked faithfully with God.

So God told Noah that He was going to destroy both men and the earth. To save Noah and his family, God instructed Noah to build an ark of cypress wood and to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female.

We all know the full story. But these artists have captured the bravery, drama and humanity of the flood and Noah’s faith in God by featuring them in their paintings and drawings. The paintings and drawing in this book brings to life the story of Noah’s Ark.

 

 

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

 

 

About the Author: Linda Falken was an editor for many years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

 

About: The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 and is the largest art museum in the United States, with a permanent collection containing more than two million works. It is located in New York City.

 

 

 

 

May 24, 2015 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Relax-a-bye Baby. Ends June 12th.


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Relax-a-bye Baby. A Bedtime Guide to Help Your Little One Relax and Sleep tight

About the Book: Ever have trouble getting your little one to settle down for bed? Relax-a-bye Baby is a painless bedtime guide as well as a fun and interactive approach to body relaxation and mindfulness. Think of this book as a useful bonding tool for parents and other caregivers. Let’s put an end to the bedtime frustration and embrace the wonders of bedtime – one child at a time. http://www.relaxabyebaby.com/the-book/

 

Pages: 36

Cost: $6.99

 

 

My Review: Do you struggle getting your child to settle down during bedtime? You have tried everything including relaxation techniques, but still couldn’t get your child to settle down. Do not give up as the author has included the relaxation techniques with her concept and decided to share it with others.

This book teaches how to practice the techniques that will help your child fall asleep. Like quieting their body, easing their mind, closing their eyes and breathing deeply. Relaxing every part of the body is important, from wiggling of their feet and let them rest, straighten the legs and settle them, wiggle their fingers, flex their hands and many more.The illustrations by Dana Theveneau are bold and bright which helps tell the story.

Buy a copy today and teach your child the best way to have a restful sleep.

 

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.

 

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About the Author: Mimi Sommers is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from University of Southern California. Early in her career, she moved to Switzerland to start a hygiene program for a private practice. She currently works part-time in Los Altos, CA and when she isn’t educating her patients on oral health, she enjoys traveling, tennis, hiking and brainstorming creative endeavors.  With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mimi most recently created a series of children’s interactive educational iPad Apps licensed under Life Skills Games, Inc.http://www.relaxabyebaby.com/about-us/

 

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends June 12th, 2015

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May 20, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: Giveaway: Growing Pains: Kendras Diaries. Ends May 25th


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Growing Pains: Kendras Diaries by K.P. Smith

Growing Pains; Kendras Dairies is the first book in the series chronicling the journey of Kendra Foster from adolescence to adulthood. I aspire to encourage, entertain, and inspire young adults. Life has its ups and downs, its bumps and its bruises. But with perseverance, determination, and faith you can be all you were born to be. Never Give Up!

About the Book

Meet Kendra Foster. She’s right in the middle of the roller coaster ride of growing up. Her family seems to be in a permanent state of disarray. High school is right around the corner and there is only one school she wants to attend but it is going to take a miracle for her to go. She finally made the cheerleading team which is the best thing that has happened since forever. But much to her dismay this wreaks havoc in a completely unexpected way. Then she has one year left to get Jamie’s attention yet she hasn’t been able to do that since fourth grade. And with the new girl everyone is going crazy over she doesn’t have much of a chance does she? Life is coming at her from all sides and she is determined to keep it all together. Kendra’s Diaries is the first installment in the Growing Pains series. During the twists, turns, ups and downs Kendra will develop courage, faith and perseverance. She will learn no matter what happens in life always remain positive and never give up. Life has a way of working itself out. http://www.iamkpsmith.com/books/

The Second Book in the Growing Pains Series coming soon!

Paperback: 242 pages

Cost: $10.99

Kindle: $1.99

Book Review http://www.amazon.com/Kendras-Diaries-Growing-Pains-Smith/dp/0615390307/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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About the Author: I love to read and it was my love for reading that ignited my passion to write. I am currently penning the Growing Pains Series. The First Book Kendra’s Diaries is available for purchase. The Second Book New Beginnings will be available soon. The Third Book Decisions is currently being penned. When I am not reading and writing I have lots of other hobbies to occupy my time. I love Sports football, basketball, tennis, golf yeah basically all of them. To read more http://www.iamkpsmith.com/about/

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Giveaway Ends May 25th, 2015

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Winner is #1 – Benita

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Children’s Book Week Giveaway: Ends May 10th, 2015


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May 4-10, 2015 — the 96th anniversary!

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books

for young people and the joy of reading.

http://www.bookweekonline.com/about

Thanks to Book Author Liam Moiser for donating 2 books for this giveaway.

Moore Field School and the Mystery

 Moore Field School and the Mystery (winners will receive a copy each)

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There will be two winners for this giveaway

The 1st winner will receive 3 books

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The 2nd winner will receive 2 books

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

* The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez

* Saving Lucas Biggs

* Stinkin Thinkin Stinks

* Prairie Pictures

* The Zombie Chasers Nothing Left to ooze

* Basher Basics. Music: Hit The Right Note!

* Basher Basics. Weather. Whipping Up a Storm!

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends May 10th, 2015

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Winners are #5 – Liz Mays

#10 – Julie Waldron

May 3, 2015 Posted by | Children’s Book Week, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 20 Comments

Giveaway: Free Comic Book Day, Ends Today


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May 2, comic book stores kicked off the Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day!

And this year, Mymcbooks decided to be a part of it by giving away Free Christian Comic Books to the first 5 listed name below.  The first 5 names will receive a selections of Christian Comic Books.

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First 5 Names Listed Below

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Samson

Elijah

moses

Beginning

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Esther

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends May  2rd, 2015

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The Top 5 are the winners

If they are members of this blog.

 

May 2, 2015 Posted by | Children’s Book Week, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: Saving Lucas Biggs


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About the Book: Thirteen-year-old Margaret knows her father is innocent, but that doesn’t stop the cruel Judge Biggs from sentencing him to death. Margaret is determined to save her dad, even if it means using her family’s secret—and forbidden—ability to time travel. With the help of her best friend, Charlie, and his grandpa Josh, Margaret goes back to a time when Judge Biggs was a young boy and tries to prevent the chain of events that transformed him into a corrupt, jaded man. But with the forces of history working against her, will Margaret be able to change the past? Or will she be pushed back to a present in which her father is still doomed?

Told in alternating voices between Margaret and Josh, this heartwarming story shows that sometimes the forces of good need a little extra help to triumph over the forces of evil. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062274625/saving-lucas-biggs

 

Jacket Cover: To save her father’s future, she’ll have to change the past.

The one thing thirteen-year-old Margaret O’Malley is sure of is that her father is innocent. So when the unthinkable happens and he’s sentenced to death by the cruel Judge Biggs, Margaret is desperate to save him. She’ll do whatever it takes, even if it means using her family’s secret—and forbidden—ability to travel through time.

Margaret’s only hope is to stop the chain of events that turned Lucas Biggs into a corrupt and jaded man. With the help of her best friend, Charlie, and his grandpa Josh, Margaret jumps back in time to a year when everything in her town was going wrong—a year that changed Lucas Biggs forever. Together with a then-thirteen-year-old Josh, Margaret sets out to change the past. But the rules of time travel are strict, and as the forces of history resist, Margaret is running out of chances before she will be pushed back to a present where her father is doomed.

Written by New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos and her husband, picture book author David Teague, this spellbinding story proves that sometimes good needs a little extra help to triumph over evil.

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 29, 2014)
  • Cost: $13.59 Hardcover $6.99 Paperback

 

 

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About the Author: Marisa de los Santos was a poet for a very long time, with an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Her first book, FROM THE BONES OUT, a collection of poems, was published in 2000.

She and her husband, writer David Teague, lived in Center City, Philadelphia for a number of years before moving to Wilmington, Delaware in spring of 2003. That summer, Marisa began writing what would become her first novel LOVE WALKED IN (Dutton, 2006). LOVE WALKED IN was translated into fourteen languages, was optioned by Paramount pictures, and was a trade paperback bestseller. William Morrow published her second novel BELONG TO ME in April 2008, and it was an instant New York Times Bestseller.

Marisa, David, and their two children, Charles and Annabel, live in Wilmington, where Marisa takes as many ballet classes as she can, volunteers at her kids’ school, and is working on her third novel.

April 29, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mymcbooks Mother’s Day Giveaway. Ends May 10th


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Founded of Mother’s Day Anna Marie Jarvis never married and had no children. After her mother’s death, Anna held a memorial to her mother and thereafter embarked upon a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Jarvis

There will be 1 Winner. List 3 Books in your comment below

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Kay’s Inspirational Book of Verses

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Awakenings

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Prayers That Change Things

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Fear Nothing

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The Intimate Mystery

List 3 Books of Your Choice in the Comment below.

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends May 10th, 2015

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Winner #9 – Tish Wilson

April 28, 2015 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 13 Comments

Author/Book Spotlight: The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman


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About the Book: The Golly Toy and Game Company is hosting the regional rounds for the next Gollywhopper Games, and this time it’s brother against brother in the physical challenges and mental puzzles. The companion to the popular The Gollywhopper Games will appeal to fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Chasing Vermeer.

Chock-full of puzzles, riddles, and challenges for the reader to solve along with the main characters, this fast-paced companion to The Gollywhopper Games is bigger, bolder, and braver! The Golly Toy and Game Company’s Gollywhopper Games was such a big success the last time, the company’s executives have decided to host the competition again. Cameron and Spencer Schein have scored two highly sought-after slots in the regional round—will one of the Schein brothers make it all the way to the finals? Favorite characters from the first book make guest appearances, and a new cast of competitors, both boys and girls, get set to compete against (and with) Cameron and Spencer. There are twists and turns and complications—as well as lots of great things to eat—in this page-turner of a race to the finish line!http://jodyfeldman.com/books/

 

Jacket Cover: Some people are born winners.

Not Cameron. His older brother, Spencer, is the one who always wins. Cameron is the loser.

So what is Cameron even doing in the second Gollywhopper Games? Solving puzzles, that’s what. Doing stunts. Racing against the clock. But it’s not as if he has a real chance. Not like Spencer. Not like the 999,999 other kids competing—on national TV inside a giant toy factory!—for one million dollars. Plus instant fame. Plus bragging rights for eternity.

Cameron won’t be the winner. He knows that for sure. But there are a few things Cameron doesn’t know. . .

For fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Mysterious Benedict Society, here are brain-scrambling puzzles, nonstop action, and surprises around every corner!

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: The Gollywhopper Games
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • $16.99

 

 

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The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe by Jody Feldman

On Sale: 04/21/2015

About the Book: Chock-full of puzzles, riddles, and challenges for the reader to solve along with the main characters, this companion to the first two Gollywhopper Games books offers readers plenty of action and fun. The perfect choice for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Chasing Vermeer.

Zane is not that interested in the Gollywhopper Games. He’d rather play football and is sure that he’s headed straight for the NFL. But when he gets his second concussion, his parents tell him, “No football for a year.” Instead, to his surprise, he gets a chance to compete in the Gollywhopper Games. Zane’s sense of strategy, his physical strength, and his competitive edge are all assets, and so is his ability to motivate his teammates and get them to work together. Zane becomes particularly close to Elijah, a young and scrawny genius who is friendly, awkward, and funny—Zane’s polar opposite. These two unlikely friends end up head-to-head in the final challenge, where Elijah’s quick thinking and Zane’s physical strength make it a tough fight. This is a fun and fast-paced and interactive read for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society.

 

Jacket Copy: Everyone loves the Gollywhopper Games!

Everyone except Zane. What Zane cares about is football. He dreams of heading straight for the NFL . . . until he gets his second concussion. Now his parents say no football for a year.

Then along come the Games—a chance to solve puzzles and riddles, win a million dollars, and show up on TV. Zane will need speed, smarts, and strategy. He’ll face tougher rivals than he ever did on a football field. Does he still have what it takes to win when he’s playing a whole new game?

Are you ready for action that never quits and surprises and brainteasers at every turn? Then let the Games begin!

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: The Gollywhopper Games
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • $16.99

 

 

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About the Author: Jody Feldman has always loved riddles and brainteasers and word games, and she lives in a city on a river whose name contains four s’s, two p’s, and four i’s. Jody has written as many books for young readers as there are players in a doubles tennis match. To find out how many brothers she has, take the number of bases on a baseball diamond and divide it by the number of times Grover Cleveland was president of the United States. http://jodyfeldman.com/about-jody/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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