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Book Review/ Giveaway: Wordsworth and the Dragon. Ends May 3rd


Wordworth and the Dragon

 

Wordsworth and the Dragon by Scotti Cohn, illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: The Kingdom of Atoz is thrown into a panic when the letter C disappears from the Royal Alphabet. No one can say or write the letter, and it has vanished from all the books in the kingdom. Sir Clooney becomes Sir Looney. A sign in a bakery window offers “akes” and “fresh baked pie rust.” The librarian, Lord Reading, tries to recite his favorite poem but the lines come out all wrong. “A terrible rime has been ommitted!” he wails. A young page named Wordsworth believes that the letter C was stolen by a dragon. Seeing a chance to prove himself worthy of knighthood, he heads into the Forest of Spells to fight the dragon and recover the missing letter. Wordsworth isn’t acting alone. He has the help of Phrasia, the local witch; Klause, a goat-like creature called a cavabok; and his friend, Princess Rho, who has a secret power. But will that be enough? What will happen when Wordsworth has to face not only a dragon but a gang of large, mean creatures called muddletonques? Who will protect him? http://www.scotticohn.com/

 

My Review: Wordsworth is a Page for the King of Atoz, King Omicron. Wordsworth is working toward becoming a Knight.

When the royal alphabet letter C was stolen the King wanted to know how as the royal alphabet is three feet tall and made of the heaviest wood in the kingdom, and is guarded night and day in the tallest tower. The King asked Sir Clooney to summon all the knights to hunt down the thief. This was a terrible day for the kingdom of Atoz. People are unable to speak or write the letter. The word crime becomes rime, Sir Clooney becomes Sir Looney, Cookies becomes ookies, and everyone in the kingdom started pronouncing words without a C. And they were making sounds they had not made before.

Wordsworth is convinced that a Dragon must have stolen the letter C from the Royal Alphabet and so he plans out on his own quest to find the Dragon and recover the stolen letter. Was Wordsworth able to find the letter C? Did a dragon really steal the alphabet?

I really enjoyed reading Wordsworth and the Dragon and I think every child will love reading it too. The pencil like illustration by Christina Wald helped bring the story to life. So if you are looking for a book full of adventures, then pick up a copy and take a trip with Wordsworth. I highly recommend this book.

 

 

 

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.

Pages: 80

 

 

 

 

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April 14, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 22 Comments

Easter Sunday Giveaway: The Easter Basket. Ends April 20th


The Easter Basket

The Easter Basket by Beth Harwood (Illustrations), Susanna Ronchi (Illustrations)

About the Book: On a bright Easter morning, a bunny finds a pretty basket sitting on the path through the meadow. Whose could it be? The bunny hops through town, visiting families and their little ones as they prepare for joyful Easter celebrations. Finally, she hops into the arms of her mommy—the Easter Bunny!—and discovers the true owner of the lovely basket.

Sprightly illustrations, adorable baby animals, and sturdy three-dimensional scenes on every spread make this book a holiday treat for the whole family.

 

 

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April 9, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , | 15 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Let’s Talk About Love. Ends April 30th


Lets Talk about Love

Let’s Talk About Love written and illustrated by Camy De Mario

About the Book: A cute puppy and a young boy come from two different places, but somehow they find their way into each other life…

 

My Review: A mixed breed puppy named Love lives on an island in the Bahamas. His home was a smelly dump on top of a hill sleeping in a cardboard box. While he was out looking for food a big wave swept him out into the ocean. As he was struggling to swim back to shore a sea turtle rescued him and carried him back to the shore. Love was so grateful that the turtle saved his life. While out the next morning looking for food he came across a young dolphin trapped in a fish net. Love started to bite through the net to set the dolphin was free. The dolphin was so grateful that he helped Love find a way to be adopted by a family.

There is also another story about a boy name Joel whose home was destroyed by a powerful earthquake and his family did make it out alive. He had no family and no home. Read about how Love met Joel and how they found a family and a home.

This is a very touching and educational story. The illustrations are colorful and bold which helps bring the story to life. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.

 

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.

Pages: 38

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April 8, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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Book Review/Giveaway: Zodiacts. Ends April 15th


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Zodiacts: Gemini Jamboree by Donna McGarry

As the Moon whips through the sign of Gemini, The Zodiacts, a whimsical family of stars, travel to Mercury for an action-packed intergalactic expo. While there, fun-loving Starrkitty and her friends picnic, play games, and rock out. A true Gemini’s dream getaway weekend.

 

 Leo Limelight Lunacy

Zodiacts: Leo Limelight Lunacy: Dance of the Dueling Divas by Donna McGarry

Donna McGarry’s Zodiacts: Leo Limelight Lunacy: Dance of the Dueling Divas introduces the five to eight year old crowd to the creative energy of the Leo Moon. The action begins when the irrepressible Starrkitty discovers her competitor, Lola Leo, headlining a solo show. Kit is fit to be tied and scrambles to produce a rival spectacle. When she discovers that some aspects of show biz, such as costuming and sound mixing, are best left to the experts, Kit goes Aquarian and assembles a stellar crew to help her shine. Which leading lady will steal the limelight under this attention craving Moon? Merging celestial imagery with verbal whimsy, Zodiacts: Leo Limelight Lunacy humorously explores themes of egomania and self-absorption.

 

A Whimsical Introduction

Zodiacts: A Whimsical Introduction to Celestial Beings by Donna McGarry

Zodiacts: A Whimsical Introduction to Celestial Beings introduces young folks to the concepts of astrology in a light-hearted, whimsical manner. Follow the Moon as she weaves her way through the constellations, illuminating the stars and their loony behavior. Merging surreal visual imagery with rhyming text this is a fun bedtime read for the younger set.

 

My Review:

Zodiacts Gemini Jamboree: This book introduces the zodiact sign Gemini having fun. When the moon is in Gemini that’s the time to catch up with friends, play a games, a day to try something new, a visit to the shops and many more. The illustrations are creative and unique with interesting rhymes which help tells the story.

 

Zodiacts a whimsical introduction to celestial beings is an accurate title for this book. Depending on which galaxy the moon visit she finds out their loony behavior, because their mood is affected by the whims of the moon.

It is interesting to find out that Leo feels daring and brave when the moon is in Aries or when the moon is in Capricorn its time for structured plotting and scheming. An interesting read that would hold any child’s attention.

 

Zodiacts: Leo Limelight Lunacy: Dance of the Dueling Divas: When the moon is in Leo it is time to have fun, time to put on a show, time to stand up proud and be full of confidence. With rhyming dialogue this book is creative and will hold any child’s attention.

 

 

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

 

Donna McGarry

 

About the Author: Donna McGarry is an artist and astrologer. She’s had a life-long passion for the Moon and constellations. Her interest in astrology began in her early teens. Her Zodiacts series was created with the hopes of sharing her love of the cosmos with young readers. Donna lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her aging, bossy, controlling, leonine Shih Tzu, Gizmo.

http://www.zodiacts.com/zodiacts.com/Zodiacts_home.html

 

 

 

 

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Winner is – #9 – Lily Kwan – Review copy

April 2, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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Valerie Gray – Under Wildwood


Carol L – The Gospel


Merry – Polar Bears and Penguins & The Beaver’s Busy Year


tmy56 – A Cool Summer Tail & First Fire

 

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March 31, 2014 Posted by | Giveaway Winners | , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: A Rainbow of Birds. Ends April 19th


A Rainbow od Birds

 

A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Jack Foster

About the Book: Birds have their legends just like people do, and baby birds love to hear the stories. Papa Cardinal, whose job it is to pass down bird ways to his chicks, tells them the story of how birds gave the world the rainbow. It’s a tale of fun and squabbles and magic! Suggested age range for readers: 3-8

 

My Review: Have you ever wondered about the rainbow in the sky, or how does the colors of the rainbow stay up high in the sky? Well, a rainbow of birds by author Janet Halfmann gives an insight.

While waiting for the summer rain to stop, Papa Cardinal tells his chicks a story about how birds get livelier after the summer rain and soar high in the sky. He went on to say how the cardinals flew from one end of the sky to the other, forming a band of beautiful bright red. Next in line are the robins with their orange breast, the yellow warblers, the parrots, the blue jays, the indigo buntings and the purple martins all lined up to form the rainbow of birds. The chicks were so excited to see the magic in the sky as the sun peek out of the sky.

This is a well written story by the author Janet Halfmann with bold vibrant color illustrations by Jack Foster. At the end of the story, Janet Halfmann included the rainbow facts and fun, the rainbow’s name, rainbow stories, how to make a rainbow outdoors/indoors and many more. I love that the book is full of fun and imagination for kids. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.

 

Pages: 20

 

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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March 29, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

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#9– Summer G is the Winner of  4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

#20 – Michellwillms2013 is the Winner of 4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

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#34 – Alina is the Winner of 4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop will receive the last two books

 

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March 25, 2014 Posted by | Giveaway Winners | , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: A Sandy Grave. Ends April 15th


A Sandy Grave

Pump Up Your Book Presents A Sandy Grave Virtual Book Publicity Tour & Giveaway.

 

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine, illustrated by Julie Hammond

 

About the Book: The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

 

EXCERPT:

The lifeguards had their arms extended and attempted to move the crowd back. The tallest lifeguard said, “People, please stay back. The authorities will arrive to examine the whale to determine the cause of death within the hour. The whale must have died at sea and washed ashore.”

 

My Review: Leah, Nicole and Hayley were looking forward to having fun at the beach during their summer vacation. As they make their way to the beach they saw a huge whale washed up ashore surrounded by a lot of people.

 

Then they notice two men in filthy clothes, hanging out on the sand dune. Something didn’t seen right, why would they be burying their bag in the sand? And when Leah heard that the police will stand guard to keep poachers from stealing the whale’s teeth she wanted to know why? Her father explained that “A poacher is a person or group of people who try to hunt or steal fish illegally and sell for money”. The girls must do what they can to help the authorities capture the two poachers.

 

Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights. This is a well written story to not only educate kids but adults as well. The warm water colors illustrations by Julie Hammond helps tell the story. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.

 

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.

Pages: 25

 

Donna McDine - The Golden Pathway

 

About the Author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership. 

Visit Donna online at www.donnamcdine.com or her blog at www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com

 

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Donna McDine is giving you a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.

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Winner is #6 – Ashley

 

March 20, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: I Don’t See Heaven. Ends April 11th


I Don't See Heaven

 

I Don’t See Heaven by Jennifer Adan, Illustrated by E.A. Morando

About the Book: Isabella is so excited to fly on an airplane with her mother, father, and baby brother. As the plane takes off the ground and soars into the sky, Isabella presses her nose against the window. She wants to see everything! But as the plane glides through the clouds, suddenly Isabella sits back in her seat and starts to cry.

Isabella is so sad. She thinks she will see her grandpa in heaven from high up in the sky, but he is nowhere to be found. As her mother and father try to comfort her, Isabella soon learns the secret to feeling better.

“I Don’t See Heaven” is the story of a little girl’s journey to the truth as she learns an important life lesson about how to keep love alive after a death. Isabella is so sad. She thinks she will see her grandpa in heaven from high up in the sky, but he is nowhere to be found. As her mother and father try to comfort her, Isabella soon learns the secret to feeling better. I Don’t See Heaven is the story of a little girl’s journey to the truth as she learns an important life lesson about how to keep love alive after a death. http://jenniferadan.com/projects/i-dont-see-heaven/

 

My Review: Isabella was so excited to be flying on a plane as she will be able to see Heaven and her Grandpa who has passed away. But when she didn’t see Heaven or her grandpa in the sky she started to cry.

I liked that Isabella’s mother made her understand that even though she can not see Heaven as it’s a very far place that even an airplane ride can not be taken to heaven. She made Isabella understand that she can feel grandpa by closing her eyes and remembering all the good times they had together.

This is a story that gives a really good explanation about how children can cope with the loss of a loved one.

 

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.

Pages: 24

 

Jennifer Adan

About the Author: Jennifer Adan’s journey began in San Mateo, California, when she was 10 years old. During a fifth-grade history class, Jennifer secretly wrote her first song unaware that it could lead to a career.  At age 15, she revealed her talent by playing her parents a song she’d written for them for their 25th wedding anniversary.  In addition, she let them know there were 100 more songs where that one came from.

After doing some research, Jennifer joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and West Coast Songwriters Association (WCS).  Both organizations provided contacts and educated her on the art of songwriting as well as the music business.  After winning a songwriting contest by Jeffrey Steele, she came to Nashville to work with him and meet other talented songwriters.  Steele convinced Jennifer to make the cross-country move to Nashville away from her family in order to chase her dream.  Now, she has celebrated the success of a number one hit for Blake Shelton “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” http://jenniferadan.com/

 

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Giveaway Ends April , 11th

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Winner is #2 – Carol L

March 19, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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