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Book Spotlight: The Fairy Bell Sisters #6: Christmas Fairy Magic (The Fairy Bell Sisters #6)


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About the Book: The Fairy Bell Sisters get in the Christmas spirit in this sixth book in Margaret McNamara’s delightful chapter-book series about Tinker Bell’s little sisters, perfect for kids ages 6 to10 who enjoy Disney Fairies, The Never Girls, and Rainbow Magic.

There are only ten days left until Christmas, and the Fairy Bell Sisters couldn’t be more excited: this year, their big sister Tinker Bell is coming home to visit! Tink says she’s going to treat her sisters to the very best Christmas by bringing presents and decorations from Neverland. Then she makes her sisters promise not to do anything to prepare for the holiday—they work hard enough already!

But as Christmas draws nearer—and Tink still has not arrived—Clara, Rosy, Goldie, and Sylva find it harder and harder not to join in the Fairyland festivities. And on top of everything else, baby Squeak has started acting rather strangely. . . . Will the season be ruined? Or will the Fairy Bell Sisters find enough faith in one another to make this the most magical Christmas ever?

 

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Fairy Bell Sisters (Book 6)
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Cost: $15.99

 

Book Review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20359691-the-fairy-bell-sisters-6

https://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Bell-Sisters-Christmas-Magic/dp/0062267248/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

 

About the Author: Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award–winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part of their summer on an island in Maine very much like Sheepskerry Island.

August 3, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Escape to California (Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #12)


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About the Book: Flat Stanley is back to save the day in the twelfth exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, we follow Flat Stanley as he explores San Francisco, California. The Lambchops are on a family vacation to San Francisco. But when Stanley saves a girl from barreling down one of San Francisco’s steep hills in her wheelchair, he’s shocked to find that she’s actually been looking for him. The girl, Lily, is trying to perform an amazing trick that no one has done before–escaping from Alcatraz prison–and she needs Stanley’s help! Can the famous flat boy help in this sticky situation? http://www.flatstanleybooks.com/

 

  • Age Range: 7 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures (Book 12)
  • Library Binding: 96 pages
  • Cost: $15.99

 

 

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About the Author: Jeff Brown created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including Flat Stanley, Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Invisible Stanley, Stanley’s Christmas Adventure, Stanley in Space, and Stanley, Flat Again! You can learn more about Jeff Brown and Flat Stanley at http://www.flatstanleybooks.com.

 

 

 

About the Illustrator: Macky Pamintuan is an accomplished artist who lives in the Philippines with his wife, Aymone; their baby girl, Alison; and a West Highland white terrier named Winter.

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

Book Spotlight: Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine.


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Authors: Boaz Yakin, Jennifer Li Shotz, Sheldon Lettich

 

This movie novelization of the soon-to-be major motion picture tells the story of a canine hero.

When Justin’s older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can’t believe that his brother is really gone. Except there’s one thing that Kyle left behind…

Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fellow soldiers. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service.

He is sent home to America, where the only human he connects with is Justin, and he is soon adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. At first Justin has no interest in taking care of his late brother’s troubled dog. However, the two learn to trust each other, which helps the four-legged veteran become his heroic self once more. As the pair start to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Kyle, they find more excitement—and danger—than they bargained for. But they might also find an unlikely new best friend—in each other.

Book written by Jennifer Li Shotz. Based on a screenplay by Boaz Yakin and Sheldon Lettich

 

 

 

Book Review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25679850-max?from_search=true

https://www.amazon.com/Max-Best-Friend-Hero-Marine/dp/0062420399/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1470013709&sr=1-1

July 31, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book/Author’s Spotlight: Double Vision: #3 The Alisa Men.


 

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In the third installment of F. T. Bradley’s madcap spy series, troublemaker Linc Baker must infiltrate the set of a Hollywood blockbuster in order to thwart a plan for worldwide destruction.

Linc thought his undercover junior-spy days were behind him, with tons of boring studying ahead of him, but when supersecret government agency Pandora wants his help, he doesn’t exactly have a choice. Sinister thief Ethan Melais is on the loose in Tinseltown, and it’s up to Linc to find him.

While on the job, Linc is snagged by a famous director to star in his movie. Add in “trying to impress the cute Hollywood starlet Savannah Stone” to Linc’s to-do list and this mission has suddenly become even more complicated. Linc’s look-alike agent nemesis, Ben Green, is also trying to stop Melais, but time is running out, and Linc can’t let Ben have all the fun!

With high-stakes spy adventure, Hollywood allure, and plenty of twelve-year-old snark, The Alias Men is arguably the most entertaining book in the series that ALA Booklist raves is “hilarious” and “authentic.”

http://www.ftbradley.com/books.html

 

 

 

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About the Author: F.T. (Fleur) Bradley is the author of the Double Vision trilogy (Harper Children’s), a series of fun spy mysteries for middle-grade readers that School Library Journal calls “a must-read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.” She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two daughters and entirely too many cats.

For more information on F.T. and her books, visit www.ftbradley.com or follow her on Twitter. She likes to make new friends.

 

Mymcbooks Interview F.T. Bradley, Author of Double Vision.

https://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/mymcbooks-interview-f-t-bradley-author-of-double-vision/

 

July 18, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

8th Annual Free Back to School Supplies or Box of Books Giveaway. Ends August 10th


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This year I decided to give readers a choice.

They can enter to win a Box of School Supplies or a Box of Books!

Please Note in your comment below your choice of Box #1 or Box #2

School Supplies

Box #1

Or

Gift books

More Books to be added to Box

Box #2

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There will be 1 winner  for this giveaway – USA ONLY

School supplies will be for grades Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.

Giveaway Ends August 10th   Winner will be selected by random.org

Mandatory Entries:

You must be a Blog, Facebook or Twitter Follower!

In the comment field below answer the following questions

Mandatory: 1. What is Your email address? (to contact you if you win)

Mandatory: 2. Your @twitter name?

Mandatory: 3. or Your Facebook name?

4. Your child’s grade?

Mandatory: 5. Did you leave a Comment? ( I will be happy to delete any post without comments)

Leave your comments and email address for shipping contact. No email No contact.

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

Please HELP promote this book on your blog, twitter, pinterest or facebook. Thanks.

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.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Thanks to all who took part.

Giveaway Winner for School Supplies – Mindy DeLisi

Giveaway Winner for Box of Books – farmermomwife

July 16, 2016 Posted by | Free Back To School Supplies, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 31 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight/ Giveaway: The Relic. Star Passage. Ends Aug 1st


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About the Book: Teenagers Tim and Martie are desperate to end their parents downward spiral. Between their father s PTSD and their mother s depression, their family has reached a breaking point.

Then an ancient Christmas ornament reveals its secrets, sending the siblings across the centuries on a search for hope. But Tim and Martie aren t the only ones hunting through time. They re being watched by dark figures Trackers doomed to haunt history. These Trackers believe the teens ornament is their key to freedom, and they will do whatever it takes to steal it.

What begins as an exciting adventure becomes a deadly race. Can Tim and Martie find the answers they seek before their enemy finds them? http://www.starpassagebook.com/

 

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Deep River Books (June 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194026992X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940269924
  • Cost: $15.99 at Amazon.com

 

 

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About the Author: Clark Burbidge was born and raised in the high mountain valleys of the Rockies. He earned an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS from the University of Utah. Clark and his wife, Leah, live near Salt Lake City, Utah, where they enjoy their blended family of ten children and five grandchildren. The Relic is his sixth book. His award-winning works include the Giants in the Land trilogy and A Piece of Silver: A Story of Christ. http://www.prbythebook.com/clark-Burbidge

http://www.starpassagebook.com/about-the-author.html

 

 

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 August 1st, 2016

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

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.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #1 –  jeremy mclaughlin

 

July 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Book Spotlight: Picture Perfect #5: All Together Now


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About the Book: Being one half of a BFF heart necklace is serious business—and in the Picture Perfect series, each story tackles a tough friendship challenge. Through the ups and downs of life in middle school, through braces and boy bands, family feuds and fashion disasters, your best bud is there. But what happens when friendship suddenly gets complicated? Tween readers will adore these sweet, accessible stories about the power of friendship.

Gracie Hardwick has always wondered what it would be like to have siblings—which is why she is so excited to go skiing with her best friend, Mari, and Mari’s big, boisterous family. It is sure to be an amazing weekend spent riding the chairlift, building snowmen, and drinking hot chocolate with Mari and her brothers.

The thing about siblings, though, is that they are always around . . . even when you need alone time with your BFF to talk about things like your secret crush. And Mari is too busy racing her brothers down the slopes, racing her brothers to the car, racing her brothers to see who can finish their dessert first to notice that Gracie really needs some one-on-one time. In fact, it sort of feels like Mari cares more about beating her brothers in the latest competition than hanging out with her friend.

When everything in Mari’s house is a high-stakes contest, how can Gracie compete for her best friend’s attention?

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Picture Perfect (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 5, 2016)
  • Cost: $6.99

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062336767/picture-perfect-5-all-together-now

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: Picture Perfect #4: Between Us


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About the Book:  Being one half of a BFF heart necklace is serious business—and in the Picture Perfect series, each story tackles a tough friendship challenge. Through the ups and downs of life in middle school, through braces and boy bands, family feuds and fashion disasters, your best bud is there. But what happens when friendship suddenly gets complicated? Tween readers will adore these sweet, accessible stories about the power of friendship.

Bailey Broadwell and her best friend, Olivia, are going to have the greatest year ever in middle school! Bailey has it totally figured out. All they need to do is follow her foolproof list of ways to make sixth grade epic. But Bailey’s plan doesn’t include her aunt and cousin Hannah unexpectedly moving to town.

Though Bailey hasn’t seen Hannah since they were little, she sets out right away to make her cousin feel welcome. And right from the start, Hannah and Bailey seem to enjoy similar things. Only, it’s a little strange how Hannah likes everything that Bailey does. And it’s weird when Hannah starts joining all the clubs that Bailey’s in. Soon, she starts dressing like Bailey. And agreeing with everything Bailey says!

Bailey tries not to let Hannah’s copycat behavior bother her, until it seems like Olivia and the rest of Bailey’s friends like Hannah more than her. How can Bailey have the best school year ever if Hannah is taking over her life?

 

 

 

My Review: Bailey and her best friend Olivia planned on having an epic first year of middle school. Their plan was to go to the mall and check out what the 7th and 8th graders are wearing. Then shop! Start getting up at time you need to get up for school. Eat breakfast so that their stomach wouldn’t grumble. Smile at people and more.

She was set for middle school, until her mother told her that her cousin Hannah and aunt are coming to stay. Bailey promised her mom to help Hannah fit in and plan to make her feel incredibly welcome. She planned on giving her the tour of the school, take her to S&I for ice cream, introduce her to her friends, take her to the mall and many more. When Hannah turned up, Bailey started to enjoy Hannah’s company enjoying similar things. After awhile, Hannah started to dress like Bailey, joined the clubs she’s in and agreeing with everything Bailey says. It soon done on her that Hannah was a copycat, and that all her friends likes Hannah more than her.  Bailey needs to come up with a plan before Hannah take complete control of her life.

A book every middle school grader will love to read, full of fun and will appeal to young girls.

 

 

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

 

 

About the Authors: Cari Simmons and Melinda Metz

Melinda Metz: Melinda Metz is the author of over sixty books for teens and kids, including the YA series Roswell High (based on the TV show Roswell) and Echoes. Her middle grade mystery Wright and Wong: The Case of the Nana-Napper (co-authored by the fab Laura J. Burns) was a juvenile Edgar Award finalist. Melinda lives in Concord, North Carolina, with her dog, Scully, a pen-eater like the dog who came before her.

 

 

 

 

 

July 4, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in … Renaissance ITALY


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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 Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American 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.

http://www.caroleproman.com/

 

Pages: 52

Cost: $14.99

 

 

For review visit https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30146437-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-renaissance-italy?from_search=true&search_version=service

https://www.amazon.com/Lived-Renaissance-Introduction-Civilizations-Throughout-ebook/dp/B01GP454L4?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc#nav-subnav

 

 

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived In…Colonial America


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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 Elizabethan England, and what Colonial American 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.

http://www.caroleproman.com/

Pages: 52

Cost: $14.99

 

For reviews visit

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30096742-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-colonial-america?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.amazon.com/Colonial-America-Introduction-Civilizations-Throughout/dp/1523234075?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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