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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Online Book Tour – What are You Thinking and Humbug: A Christmas Carol. Ends Dec 19th


About the Author, Valerie Ackley: Valerie Ackley graduated from college with a degree in Business Management and worked eight years in the telecommunications industry before becoming a full-time homemaker to her 5 sons.

After attending a seminar by Leslie Householder, author of The Jackrabbit Factor, Valerie gained a better understanding of the effect our thoughts have on our experiences. Valerie had a strong desire to introduce these principles to her sons.

The idea for “What are You Thinking?” was born when she was unable to find any similar products for children. She hopes this book will be a tool to open a discussion between parents and children regarding the power of the mind, and the importance of wisely selecting our dominant thoughts. Valerie has seen her children benefit from applying these principles. She believes this book, with the delightful and humorous illustrations created by Lori Nawyn, will empower children and parents to enjoy the endless rewards of positive thinking. Valerie lives in a beautiful valley at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, with her husband and five sons.


Book Title:  What are You Thinking?

About the Book: Our thoughts, be it positive or negative, determine who we are and what we become. That is why helping our children understand the power of thoughts from an early age is essential.

Studies show that children with negative thoughts are more likely to give up; they lack confidence and motivation. On the other hand, children who think positively take on their life, they overcome challenges, they are more enthusiastic, and driven. Author, Valerie Ackley, illustrates the power of our thoughts in the award winning book,

What Are You Thinking? This book introduces children to the Law of Attraction. Beautifully illustrated with fun characters and humorous situations, this amazing creation teaches the power of the mind and the importance of wisely selecting our dominant thoughts.

What Are You Thinking?” will inspire creativity, confidence, goal setting, gratitude, and HOW to turn a bad day around! Parents can use this book as a spring board to discuss healthy vs. unhealthy “thinking habits” with their children.

About the Author, Lee Baker: Lee Baker is the president of Sandman Studios, a visual effects and animation company and has taught courses at UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Utah. He is the author of the illustrated books “Humbug, A Christmas Carol” and “Beau and the Beanstalk,” and now his latest thriller “Speed of Light.” Lee lives inUtah with his wife and five children.


Book Title:  Humbug, A Christmas Carol

About the Book: Winterton is a frozen town with frozen hearts and frozen people. A magical humbug that attracts the magical reindeer of Santa is brought to the town of Winterton by a little orphan girl. The warmth of the little girl and the magical music of the humbug bring Santa, the reindeer and Christmas back to Winterton.

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Giveaway Rules


MediaGuests will provide a copy 

There will be 2 winners

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winners will be selected by

Giveaway Ends December 19th.

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

Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.





December 1, 2011 - Posted by | Blog Tour, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I would like to purchase this book if I don’t win it. I am all for teaching kids how to think, positively, critically and rationally. Thanks for the find!

    Comment by Sam Woltman | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  2. Teaching children about the warmth of Christmas and the joy of Christmas, a wonderful lesson.
    Thanks for introducing me to this book!

    Comment by donna lawrence | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  3. What are you thinking sounds fabulous! Thoughts are so powerful. That’s an important lesson to teach children.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  4. I like the idea of introducing my grandkids to the Law of Attraction in an age-appropriate way – What are you Thinking? is definitely an intriguing idea.

    Humbug – I love the cover illustrations – those bugs are so cute – they definitely look like thay have found the joy & happiness of the Christmas season.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  5. I know my nephew would appreciate this book for Christmas-a magical humbug sounds so cute! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  6. Both of these books sound great. I love that they both teach the kids a little something…I always like that in a book! 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  7. I checked out the preview of Humbug: A Christmas Carol on the website. The illustrations are wonderful. I can see this becoming a Christmas classic. This would make a wonderful book for our library’s Christmas bedtime storytime.

    Comment by YvonneJ | December 2, 2011 | Reply

  8. Humbug: A Christmas Carol has such beautiful illustrations. Children need to learn that there is more to Christmas than getting toys. What a wonderful story!

    Comment by Tonya May | December 2, 2011 | Reply

  9. i would love to win this book for my children

    Comment by staciesmw24 | December 2, 2011 | Reply

  10. I love the cover of Humbug – – – very eye-catching and cool illustrations. This would be great for my elementary school library.

    Comment by Cathe Olson | December 3, 2011 | Reply

  11. I love a good book that teaches good values. And bahumbug adorable. These would be a good read to add to a bookshelf.

    Comment by Gloria | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  12. We are always looking for great books to help teach our kids a lesson.
    Humbug is such a creative name for a book about Christmas, I love it.

    Comment by Daily Woman | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  13. I love books that kids enjoy and learn from. And these books sound like great reads for young kids. I’m always trying to influence my kids and now the grand kids in positive thinking. It provides us with such a rewarding energy. Thanks so much for featuring both of these books.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | December 6, 2011 | Reply

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