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Book Spotlight: My Weird School Fast Facts Spots


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About the Book: Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School!

Did you know that the only sport that’s been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?!

Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.

Whether you’re a kid who wants to know more about sports or just someone who is curious why Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, this is the book for you!

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

 

 

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: My Weird School Fast Facts
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (June 21, 2016)
  • Cost: $5.99

 

 

My Review: Another fun book that the kids will love to read.

A.J. and his gang from My Weird School are back and this time the study of discussion is  Fast Facts about Sport.

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.

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27064330-my-weird-school-fast-facts?from_search=true

 

https://www.amazon.com/My-Weird-School-Fast-Facts/dp/0062306170/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

 

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

Book Spotlight: My Weird School Fast Facts: Geography


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About the Book: Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School!

Did you know that Antarctica’s largest land animal is an insect? Did you know that the smallest country in the world is only 0.2 square miles?!

Learn more weird-but-true geography facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.

Whether you’re a kid who wants to learn more about geography or simply someone who wants to know if there’s really a town called Scratch Ankle, this geography facts edition is the book for you.

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: My Weird School Fast Facts
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edit
  • Cost: $5.99

 

My Review:

Another fun book that the kids will love to read.

A.J. and his gang from My Weird School are back and this time the study of discussion is  geography.

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.

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27064334-my-weird-school-fast-facts

https://www.amazon.com/Weird-School-Fast-Facts-Geography/dp/0062306200/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King. Ends Nov 19th


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About the Book: Kid Crazy Carlson thirsts for adventure in the far-off and bustling City of Ever. One day he meets a robot that warns him of the grumpy Kilowatt King that rules there who forces people to sing for him. Despite the robot s warning, Kid decides to make the voyage to the city and the two travel in a car made of bread through candy bar men, robot travelers, and dancing elephants to reach their destination. Finally, Kid stands before the sour King Kilowatt and teaches him a lesson in manners: the value of the word please. ”  http://merchnow.com/products/v2/227578/evil-inc-kid-crazy-and-the-kilowatt-king–comic

 

 

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: One Peace Books (October 4, 2016)
  • Cost: $24.95 at Amazon

 

 

Book Reviewhttps://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Kilowatt-King-Claudio-Sanchez/dp/194493703X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477502951&sr=1-2

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29449376-kid-crazy-and-the-kilowatt-king?ac=1&from_search=true

 

 

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About the Author: Claudio Paul Sanchez III (born March 12, 1978, in Suffern, New York, United States) is an American writer and musician of Puerto Rican and Italian descent best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria. He is the creator of the comic book series The Amory Wars, as well as Key of Z and Kill Audio, both co-written with wife Chondra Echert. Sanchez co-authored the novel Year of the Black Rainbow with Peter David.

 

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Giveaway Rules

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Giveaway Ends Nov 19th, 2016

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Winner is Grace H

October 31, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop Oct 22-31


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Welcome to Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

October 22rd – 31st

Hosted by BookHounds

There will be Several Winners for this Hop USA ONLY

Prize Pack is 2 books

List Your Choice of 2 Books in Your Comment

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It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green by Dan Gutman

If You Were Me and Lived in American West by Carole P. Roman

If You Were Me and Lived In…the Middle Ages by Carole P. Roman

Forward My Story by Abby Wambach

Nancy Clancy Seek a Fortune. Book 7.  by Jane O’Connor

Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash

This is all Your Fault, Cassie Parkers by Terra Elan McVoy

Julia Gillian and the Art of Knowing. by Alison McGhee

Stick Cat by Tom Watson

Fart Squad The Toilet Vortex by Seamus Pilger

All Together Now by Cari Simmons & Laura J. Burns

Max. Best Friend, Hero. Marine.

If You Were Me and Lived in …Viking Europe by Carole P. Roman

Giveaway Rules

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There will be Several Winners

List Your Choice of 2 Books in Your Comment

This Giveaway is Open to the USA

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends October 31st

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

Mandatory: Leave a comment below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to these books would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Please HELP promote this Hop on your blog, twitter or facebook etc. Thanks.

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Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 24 hours to respond;

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

 

To win more books please check out the other OVER 100 blogs taking part by clicking on the link below to enter more goodies. http://www.bookhounds.net/2016/10/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-win-10-int.html

This Giveaway Has Ended

The Winners are Selected using Random.org

The first few winners will receive their choice of books

Winners are

#23 – Jeanna S Massman

#19 – tasteofjungle

#17 – Jamie Williams

#16 – graceful coffee
#2 – tmy56

#10 – Meredith Miller

#24 – Jana Leah

#6 – Carol L

 

October 21, 2016 Posted by | Giveaway Hops | , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker


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About the Book: In this heartwarming companion to Drive Me Crazy, twelve-year-old Fiona Coppleton is living a middle schooler’s worst nightmare: her diary was made public and her best friend is partly to blame.

Fiona and Cassie are supposed to be best friends forever. No one else listens or makes Fiona laugh like Cassie, and that meant everything when Fiona’s parents were divorcing. They love each other in spite of their (many) differences, and even though Cassie cares a little too much about being popular, Fiona can’t imagine life without her.

Until Fiona’s diary is stolen by the most popular girls at school, and her most secret thoughts are read out loud on the bus. Even worse: Cassie was there, and she didn’t do anything to stop it. Now, for some reason, she’s ignoring Fiona. Suddenly the whole world has shifted.

Life without a best friend is confusing, scary, maybe impossible. But as Fiona navigates a summer of big changes, she learns more about herself—and friendship—than she ever thought possible. http://www.terraelan.com/middlebooks.html

 

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 10, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

 

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About the Author: I have been reading and writing, basically, ever since I learned how to, and everything I’ve done has pretty much been connected to those two things. I went to college at a small, fantastic school (with a super writing program) called St. Andrews Presbyterian College. I got my Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Florida State. I have worked as an event coordinator at a major chain bookstore; as a freelance writer; a composition instructor; an editorial assistant at an NYC publisher; as manager of an independent children’s bookstore, in Decatur, GA, Little Shop of Stories (where I still work as a bookseller); and as Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. http://www.terraelan.com/bio.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book/Author Spotlight. Giveaway: The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land. Ends Nov 7th


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About the Book: The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land

In the second book of The Rootlets series, fans of the award-winning, Super Rootabilities, will rejoin Brocc, Carrotina, Cornelius and Kaley on their first superhero adventure!

It’s opening day at Mr. Fungo Fungi’s magnificent amusement park, Plantasy Land…and The Rootlets couldn’t be more excited! With special surprises and newly sprouted rides, this is sure to be the greatest day ever! But when The Rootlets arrive at the park, they realize that something is terribly wrong…Plantasy Land is in trouble! Someone – or something – is destroying the park. Could it be The Great Zucchini – Mr. Fungi’s new magician? Or could there be an even greater danger lurking beyond the park? Most of all, can The Rootlets trust their new super rootabilities to help them save their favorite place on the planet? http://vickimarquez.com/the-rootlets/

 

 

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About the Author: Vicki Marquez is a certified health coach, plant-based chef, author and TV personality whose passion for living a healthy, vibrant life has become her mission to help others do the same.

After earning her degree in nutrition and health science, Vicki continued her wellness education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied over 100 dietary theories with the world’s leading nutrition and holistic health experts. Vicki went on to receive her culinary education and training at Rouxbe Cooking School where she earned her plant-based chef certification.

In 2013, Vicki launched Inner Figure – her health coaching practice that offers one-on-one lifestyle coaching, robust corporate wellness programs and a monthly plant-based cooking club all built around her philosophy to “live healthy from the inside out.”

As Inner Figure’s client base grew, so did Vicki’s desire to help inspire and empower children to make healthier choices. From this inspiration, The Rootlets were born: four veggie-haired, cartoon superheroes on a quest to promote good nutrition by making veggies fun and exciting. Vicki launched The Rootlets, LLC, and authored the first book in her series, The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, in October 2014.

To read more  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13615291.Vicki_Marquez

Find her at: www.vickimarquez.com or www.therootlets.com and on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/TheRootlets
https://www.facebook.com/InnerFIGure

 

 

 

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Nov 7th, 2016

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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.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #1 – Annette Rochelle Aben

 

 

October 18, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Book Review: God Made the Sun and God Made the Moon.


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God Made The Sun by Dr. Mary Manz Simon, illustrated by Lizzie Walkley

About the Book: God Made the Sun is a celebration of God’s gift of daytime to the world. Beginning with the first rays of sunlight and moving through the day, this book reminds little ones that God’s love shines on us just as the sun shines on the earth. With its lyrical rhythm, sweet illustrations, and novelty diecut feature, the book will serve as a welcome reminder of God’s presence in our lives.

 

 

  • Age Range: 2 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals; Brdbk edition (September 6, 2016)
  • Cost: $7.99

 

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God Made the Moon by Dr. Mary Manz Simon and illustrated by Lizzie Walkley

About the Book: God Made the Moon is a celebration of God’s gift of nighttime to the world. Beginning with the first sleepy yawn and ending with a bedtime prayer, this book reminds little ones that God’s love shines on us just as the moon shines on the earth. With its lyrical rhythm, sweet illustrations, and novelty die-cut feature, the book will be a welcome addition to any child’s bedtime rituals.

 

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Age Range: 2 – 4 years
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: WorthyKids/Ideals; Brdbk edition (September 6, 2016)
  • Cost: $7.99

 

 

My Review: The rhyming story shows the joy on a child’s face when they wake up in the morning to see the Sun outside their window. Its another day for them to come out and play with their friends. Splash and play in the puddles, looking cool by dressing up looking like a movie star, skipping, playing peek-a-boo. And when the weather is hot, they head to the pool to cool off. They find time to sit outside to have lunch. And when the Sun starts to slide down, they look forward to seeing the Moon.

While the Moon smile on the earth giving it light at night. The kids watch as the lightning bugs blink off and on like flashlights and crickets chirping. They know its time for bed when the Moon is out. Time for them to be thankful to God for all that happened throughout their day.

These are great books from the author who writes about the age appropriate biblical concepts that are woven around the recurring theme of how God loves and watches over us.  These books makes a perfect bedtime story for young kids. The illustrator captured each scene wonderfully with bold and bright colors. A must for your home library for kids.

 

 

 

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.

October 15, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Hail to the Chief. Ends Oct 31st


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Hail to the Chief by author Callista Gingrich, illustrated by Susan Arciero

 

About the Book: Ellis the Elephant is back, and he’s headed to the White House! In Hail to the Chief, the sixth in Callista Gingrich’s New York Times bestselling series, Ellis meets some of America’s greatest presidents and discovers how they have led our country throughout American history.

In preceding books, including Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride, Yankee Doodle Dandy, From Sea to Shining Sea, and Christmas in America, Ellis learns about the pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Now, in Hail to the Chief, this adorable pachyderm explores the fascinating lives of those who have held the nation’s highest office.

Authored by Callista Gingrich and illustrated by Susan Arciero, Hail to the Chief will delight young and old alike with a glimpse of the leaders who helped make America an exceptional nation. http://ellistheelephant.com/

 

 

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 4
  • Series: Ellis the Elephant
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Kids (October 11, 2016)
  • Cost: $11.51 @ amazon

 

 

My Review: Ellis the Elephant goes back in time to learn about how the past US presidents governed a vast nation. Learning about how George Washington led the Revolutionary War and sworn in as the first president, pledging to serve and defend freedom. Ellis also learn about Thomas Jefferson the founding father who wrote the declaration of independence. James Madison known as the father of the Constitution.  Ellis learned about Andrew Jackson known as a war hero, Abraham Lincoln known as the president who presided over a nation that was in crisis and divided by the fighting over slavery. Theodore Roosevelt who preserved the best lands by setting aside millions of acres of lands.  Ellis went on to learn about many more presidents and their achievements. From George Washington to Barack Obama, he learned how each of them accepted a great responsibility, and done the job to the best of their ability.

What a great way for children and adults to learn about the past and present American presidents and their achievements. The last few pages of the book gives a list of all the US presidents, the year they governed and short history. The illustrations by Susan Arciero are vibrant, bold and colorful which helps sell the story.

Hail to the Chief is a part of the bestselling Ellis the Elephant series.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Gingrich Productions 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: Callista Gingrich is the president of Gingrich Productions. She and her husband, Newt, host and produce documentary films. Recent films include The First American, Divine Mercy, A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, and Nine Days that Changed the World. Mrs. Gingrich is the author of the New York Times bestselling children’s series featuring Ellis the Elephant. Recent books include Hail to the Chief, Christmas in America, From Sea to Shining Sea, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Land of the Pilgrims Pride, and Sweet Land of Liberty. She is also the co-author of Rediscovering God in America and Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny.  Mrs. Gingrich is the voice for several audio books, including A Nation Like No Other and To Save America. An avid musician, Mrs. Gingrich sings in the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and plays French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also the president of the Gingrich Foundation, a charitable nonprofit corporation. Mrs. Gingrich resides in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Newt Gingrich.  http://www.gingrichproductions.com/

 

 

About the Illustrator: Susan Arciero is an award-winning illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Hail to the Chief, Christmas in America, From Sea to Shining Sea, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Land of the Pilgrims Pride, Sweet Land of Liberty, Nat, Nat, the Nantucket Cat, and Cornelius Vandermouse: The Pride of Newport. Growing up in Massachusetts and traveling the world as a member of a military family, Susan lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with her husband, three children, and two Bassett Hounds.

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner.

Leave You Comments below.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Oct 31st, 2016

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

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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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Winner is #4 – Linda Herold

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 11, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived In…the Middle Ages


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About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in her exciting new series. Learn what kind of food you might have eaten during the Middle Ages, the clothes you might wear, what your name could be, and children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

 

 

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 9, 2016)
  • Cost: $19.99

 

 

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31152089-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-the-middle-ages?ac=1&from_search=true

 

https://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Middle-Ages/dp/1533673241/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

 

 

October 6, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient China


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About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the clothes you wore in 15th century Renaissance Italy, what your name could be in Viking Europe, and what children in the Han Dynasty children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

 

 

 

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 27, 2016)
  • Cost: $13.59 at amazon

 

 

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30973998-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-ancient-china?ac=1&from_search=true

 

https://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Viking-Europe-ebook/dp/B01LNXP2H8/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

October 6, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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