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

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winners are

#5 – Eg Kaufman

#11 – Leela

 

 

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

Book Review: Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can


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An inspiring and meticulously researched middle grade biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton—First Lady, senator, secretary of state, and Democratic candidate for president in 2016.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a true leader. Growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, Hillary was inspired by the philosophy of John Wesley, who urged his followers to “do all the good you can.” Rising to prominence in 1992 as the First Lady of the United States, Hillary captured the world’s attention with her bold ideas and political forcefulness.

From her time at Wellesley to her life at the White House and beyond, Hillary has been at the forefront of huge change—and despite setbacks and political scandals, she has worked for good in the world.

Acclaimed author Cynthia Levinson creates a compelling and personal portrait of Hillary’s historic journey from her childhood to her service as secretary of state and beyond. Includes a timeline of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life and an eight-page photo insert.  https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062387301/hillary-rodham-clinton-do-all-the-good-you-can

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Cost: $16.99

 

My Review: Hillary Clinton said , you will always find her on the front lines of democracy, fighting for the future. In this book about “Do all the good you can by” by Cynthia Levinson, I discovered something new about Hillary Clinton during her high school and college days. Standing up to bullies since she was 4 years old, joining the anti-communists club in school, convincing the school to hold a mock presidential debate and many more.

Among other things she has done growing up, when Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia ran for president, he asked Hillary to help run his campaign in Indiana. She learned practical election skills, like how to budget and get voters to the poll. She spoke about Health Care reform in 1994, spoke at the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. Sworn in as Senator for New York in 2001. Ran for Democratic president in 2008, and made the US secretary of state.

This is a book everyone would love reading even young teens. After reading you might want to vote for her. Pick up a copy today from amazon.com

 

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: Cynthia Levinson is the award-winning author of We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, which received four starred reviews and was one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2012, and Watch Out for Flying Kids!: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community. Cynthia worked in education policy and divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.

 

March 21, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Spotlight: Galaxy’s Most Wanted. Into the Dorkness.


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Aliens Attack!

Kevin Brewer and his friends Warner, Tara, and TJ are having the best—and the worst—summer ever. After accidentally summoning one of the galaxy’s most wanted alien criminals to their science camp, they blasted the intergalactic bad guy back into outer space and saved the world.

For a nanosecond, Kevin is king of the universe. But then a new alien criminal duo invades Earth, bringing an army of extraterrestrial wasps with brainwashing stingers. Buzzkill!

Kevin and his buddies must gear up to save the world—again. But it will take a stroke of genius to outsmart these alien cons. Will the Extraordinary Terrestrials be up to the task?

My Review: Greetings Earthlings! Fun book for kids that love to read all about aliens.

 

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.

March 21, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kindle Edition Giveaway. Storm and Silence (Storm and Silence Series Book 1)


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About the Book: Freedom – that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much!


But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits’ end – until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever…

Enter the world of Mr Rikkard Ambrose, where the only rule is: Knowledge is power is time is money

 

Reviewshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28502955-storm-and-silence

Recently won a People’s Choice Award in the Wattys 2015, the world’s biggest online writing contest.

 

 

  • File Size: 2224 KB
  • Print Length: 885 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Robert Thier; 1 edition (March 19, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2016

 

 

 

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Robert Thier is a German Historian and writer of Historical Fiction. His particular mix of history, romance and adventure, always with a good deal of humor thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname “Sir Rob”.

For him, Robert says, becoming a writer has followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I’ve always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I’ve always wanted.” 

http://www.robthier.com/about-me.html
https://twitter.com/TheSirRob?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 

 

Kindle Edition Giveaway

Giveaway Rules

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Author will give the first 10 readers a kindle edition

Please leave your email address in the comment field if you would like a copy.

 

March 17, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever and Ellie Goes Back to School. Ends March 31


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About the Book: Ellie the elephant and Pudgy the penguin are stuffed animals…and the best of friends. They have been on many adventures together, like moving to a new neighborhood, flying on an airplane, visiting animal friends and relatives at a zoo, going back to school together to meet new teachers and learn—and now they get to enjoy a summer adventure on a wonderful beach vacation!

The excitement mounts as Ellie and Pudgy pack their beach balls and sunglasses and jump in the car for the game-filled drive to the coast.

Once they arrive, Ellie and Pudgy head straight for the beach to dig in the warm sand, swim in the sparkly blue ocean, and see lots of colorful fish. Then they head out for an afternoon packed full of fun!

Join in the adventure as these best friends share many new experiences while on their special beach vacation—traveling to a new place, trying new activities, riding bikes, enjoying a froggie lunch and sweet treats, swimming, building the biggest sandcastle ever, visiting an un-butterfly garden and much more as they spend a sunny day outside and explore this special beach town! http://www.marcifair.com/#!her-book/c1nwt

 

Publisher: Pacochel Press
Publish date: January 2016
Page count: 35
Price: $8.99

 

My Review:  It was interesting to see that toys are used to tell this story with real photographs of places visited by Ellie and Pudgy.

Follow Ellie and Pudgy as they take a trip to the beach, bookstore and the playground. They could not believe how white the sand was and how beautiful the water was with the color blue and green. They love to build things with sand like sand castle, but each on its own love different things. While Ellie loves to swim Pudgy loves to snorkel in the ocean as it was fun seeing the fishes.

Children loves stuffed animals and to see them play a part in this story will be an interesting read for them.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Also, read Ellie Goes Back to School.

 

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About the Book: The third installment of an award-winning children’s series, The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant: Ellie Goes to School follows the charming plush toy and her best friend, Pudgy the Penguin, as they brave their latest exploratory journey—elementary school.

Having recently moved, Ellie is worried about her first day at a new school. But, encouraged by the presence of her trusted penguin sidekick, the little elephant decides to view the next few hours as just another buddy adventure packed with exciting surprises.

Throughout the day, Ellie and Pudgy meet the classroom pets, take a trip to the library, discover interesting instruments in music class, and so much more. They even learn a valuable lesson about friendship when they encounter a lonely student at recess. By the end of the day, the two best friends can’t wait to return to school the next morning!

Filled with delightful, real-life pictures of the plush elephant and penguin duo, Ellie Goes Back to School helps kids see that school is a safe place and learning is a fun adventure.

Paperback: 34 pages

 

For review visit Goodread – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26030038-ellie-goes-back-to-school

 

 

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As a working mother of four children, Marci Fair was inspired to share the hard-earned wisdom she gained from juggling work and motherhood for over twenty years. This labor of love resulted in her award winning book “TILT-7 Solutions To Be A Guilt-free Working Mom.” She teaches us that “Balance is impossible; memories are better.”

In addition, Marci and her twelve year old daughter Elle are writing an adventure series of books about Elle’s two favorite stuffed animals, Ellie the Elephant and Pudgy the Penguin. Their award winning series has been on the Amazon Best Seller lists as it shares imagination, creativity and adventure with its young audience.

Along with a professional career, Marci also founded Kares 4 Kids (www.kares4kids.com), which has served over 24,000 children in need since 2005.

 

 

This Giveaway Has Ended

And the winner is #7 – Ronda Six Garnett

 

 

 

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 March 31st, 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: The Alchemy of Reality. A short story collection


 

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“The Alchemy of Reality,” by Andy Echevarriais a collection of ten short stories in the suspense genre.

Join us on the ride through a kaleidoscope of mystery and intrigue. In these ten tales of suspense, the lines between fact and reality blur, challenging one’s notions of everyday life. Eerie, poignant, and at times inspiring, this collection of never-before-seen stories will transport you to a world where the supernatural abounds alongside the banal, and nothing is what it seems…

 

TAXI: Michelle looks on with horror during her work break at the yellow taxi that rides along the street—the same one from the day before. She cannot shake the unease she’d felt during the ride home. Just who is the mysterious driver? And why had he targeted her?

 

CRYSTAL BALL: Nathan had always wanted the shiny crystal ball that he’d seen at the window-shop the week before while with his mother. She promises to get him the ball…but on one condition. Would you be able to keep his promise? Is this crystal ball somehow magical? Perhaps, there’s more to it than meets the eye…

 

THE MAGICIAN: Jack was—and is still—known as the most gifted magician in the entire Midwest. But a car accident left him with only one arm, and he struggles to regain the talent he once had. Then he meets a figure who promises to make his career great again…at a price.

 

DEAD ASLEEP: Beset by nightmares, Susan consults her doctor, who recommends she try lucid dreaming. At first it seems like a good idea, but then the lines of reality become blurred and the world around her unravels around her… It will soon be a decision she regrets…

 

DO NOT TRESPASS: Dolan is driving home after his grandmother’s funeral. It would be the strangest ride ever…maybe even his last… The question he keeps asking is, Am I alive? Did I perhaps die? For soon, along this particular road, he will arrive at the crossroads of life and death, where he will be forced to question his own sanity, and try to unravel the mystery of his own existence. 

 

BLACK EAGLE: Larry has been taking care of his wife, who’s stricken with cancer, for the past three years. Sometimes, he sees a black eagle hovering over the sky on nights that he spends with her beside her, near what will ultimately become her deathbed. Is there a deeper meaning to the bird? What hope is there in these final days of life for his beloved, if any?

ELEVATOR: Ryan is unable to shake from his memory the awful encounter with the ghost the night before. Now, as he rides up the elevator on the way to work, he believes the ghost has come back to haunt him. Or, could this all be a dream?

 

THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR: The elevator is out of service, and Tim is forced to endure a climb of thirteen flights to his apartment. Unfortunately for Tim, a lot of things can happen on the way up…as he comes face to face with evil for the first time in long time. Soon he will learn that sometimes the ghosts of yester just never die…

 

THE BRONX IS BURNING: 1979’s New York: A rash of fires haunts the Big Apple. In the borough of the Bronx, one citizen has his own theory about the recent burning down of several edifices. But, as will soon be discovered, the fire starter isn’t your usual criminal—with motives that are, ultimately, for the good of the city.

 

WUNDERKIND: An eleven-year-old chess genius has plans to become the world’s strongest player for his age group as he enters the 3rd Annual Junior Tournament. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets his long-lost brother and the mother he’d never known.

Amazon Kindle Edition –  http://www.amazon.com/Alchemy-Reality-Andy-Echevarria-ebook/dp/B01A7JEV6M/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publication Date: January 4, 2016

 

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About the Author: My work has been featured with The Horror Zine, SNM, and Aphelion, among other publications and e-zines, and in various anthologies. My main interest as a writer is in the horror and thriller genre, though I am a huge fan of humor, and some of my stories often have comedic elements. When I’m not writing, I enjoy old-time radio plays, nature, as well as exploring the nooks and crannies of the many diverse neighborhoods of my native—born and raised—New York City.

March 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: The Magic Thief: Home


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The fourth book in the acclaimed Magic Thief series finds Conn back where he started—accused of being a thief. Filled with magic and wonder, The Magic Thief: Home transports readers to a land where a wizard’s apprentice must battle both his enemies and his past to protect the world he knows.

About the Book: Despite successfully securing a balance between the competing magics of Wellmet, Conn is not happy. Duchess Rowan has promoted him to ducal magister, but the other wizards see him only as a thief. But something sinister is brewing, as magicians’ locus stones are being stolen and magical spells are going awry. As Conn faces old enemies and powerful magical forces, is he strong enough to save the city he calls home? http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/kids/gamesandcontests/features/magicthief/

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Cost: $17.99

 

 

For reviews visit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18298645-home

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Thief-Home-Sarah-Prineas/dp/006220954X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

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About the Author: I’m a writer living in rural Iowa with a mad scientist husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats, chickens, and a bunch of goats.

My main thing is writing—I love to write, and talk about writing, and write emails to other writers. And reading. I read a lot. Mostly fantasy, but also romance and regular fiction.

I live on 40 acres out in the countryside, and I’m working to restore the woods and prairie. So basically I’m either writing or I’m outside working on the land, canoeing around our lake, hiking, or gardening. Or wrangling goats.   http://sarah-prineas.com/

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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