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


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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.

 

For reviews visit: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29630236-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-ancient-greece?from_search=true&search_version=service

 

https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Greece-Introduction-Civilizations-Throughout-ebook/dp/B01DFTM49C?ie=UTF8&qid=1467387494&ref_=la_B008ZOXI0W_1_9&s=books&sr=1-9#nav-subnav

 

 

http://www.caroleproman.com/

 

Pages: 52

Cost: $14.99

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

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me And Lived In…. Elizabethan England


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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/29837703-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-elizabethan-england?ac=1&from_search=true

 

https://www.amazon.com/Elizabethan-England-Introduction-Civilizations-Throughout/dp/1523229365/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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

Book/Author Spotlight: The Nerdy Dozen. Book #2 and #3


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20,000 Nerds Under The Sea. #2

About the Book: In this exciting sequel to The Nerdy Dozen, Neil Andertol and his gang of dorky gamers are once again called on to fly a top-secret mission—one that is literally out of this world. This time, rescuing mankind means heading into outer space. A top-secret spacecraft has been stolen, and NASA needs the best pilots in the universe to get it back—the Nerdy Dozen. It’s a race against time to stop an earth-shattering disaster. Can the twelve geeks save the day again—or will it be game over?

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Nerdy Dozen (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 10, 2015)
  • Cost: $16.99

https://www.amazon.com/Nerdy-Dozen-Close-Encounters-Nerd/dp/0062272659/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

 

 

 

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20,000 Nerds Under The Sea. #3

About the Book: Can the nerds handle the high seas? It’s anchors aweigh for this motley crew of middle grade, video-gaming heroes. In the exciting third book of the Nerdy Dozen series, Neil Andertol and his friends are in for their toughest mission yet!

Neil and his crew have reunited at Reboot Robiski’s video-game convention in order to try the brand-new underwater game Captain Jolly’s Shark Hunt. Except that their win only leads to trouble.

Neil, Sam, and Biggs are captured by the real Captain Jolly, who needs their video-game skills so she can destroy the world. As they embark on an underwater adventure, can the Nerdy Dozen save the day before everything is KO’d? http://jeffmillerbooks.com/

 

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About the Author: Jeff Miller is a tall drink of water from Kent, Ohio. He is a big fan of snow, camping, taking steps two at a time, and LeBron James—but he likes writing books best. He lives and performs in Chicago, where he tells funny stories about working at summer camps and drinking far too much lake water as a child. http://jeffmillerbooks.com/

 

 

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: Bridget Wilder: Spy to the Rescue. #2


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About the Author: Middle school meets Mission: Impossible in the second hilarious adventure of a girl whose life is turned upside down when her long-lost father recruits her to be a superspy.

When the top-secret spy agency that recruited Bridget turns out to be a fake, Bridget hopes her superspy father will teach her his tricks, stealth codes, and martial-arts moves (WRONG!). Instead of drop-kicking evil villains and shooting laser beams from her lip gloss, he wants to bond over normal (aka BORING!) stuff like TV, fro yo, and boy talk. But when Bridget gets framed for stealing cheerleading secrets and ruining the most glamorous party of the birthday season, her spy instincts kick in: she’s being set up. And when her spy dad goes missing, Bridget knows she’s the only one who can bring him back alive—official spy or not.

Now Bridget’s back in the spy game and on a plane headed straight to New York City with her best friend by her side and a crafty nanomarble sidekick that does everything from hacking phones to taking down the fiercest enemy agents. Can Bridget ditch her annoying older brother/chaperone, squash a budding crush, and prevent global disaster before her mom texts to check in? Or are Bridget’s days as a spy over—for good?

It is no secret—Bridget Wilder: Spy to the Rescue is part of an explosive new series packed with humor, high-tech gadgets, and best of all: girl power.

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062382696/bridget-wilder-2-spy-to-the-rescue

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Bridget Wilder Series (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen
  • Cost: $16.99

 

 

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

Book/Author Spotlight: Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training #1


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About the Book: Middle school meets Mission Impossible in this hilarious tween series about a girl whose life is turned upside down when she discovers her father is a superspy.

Up until Bridget’s birthday, the most exciting moment in her life was when Dale Tookey maybe, sort of smiled at her one time. But that was before—before she found a mysterious gift bag at her doorstep, before she was transported to a covert CIA agency called Section 23, and before she became Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training. Now Bridget’s busting boys out of detention, being chauffeured by a talking car, and infiltrating the popular girls’ clique to steal secret codes, all while under cover as a semi-awkward middle school girl. But will she be able to keep up with her new action-packed life while hiding it from her family and friends? And what if Section 23 is keeping secrets of its own?

It is no secret—Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training is the start of an explosive new series packed with gadgets, humor, and, best of all: girl power. http://www.jonathanbernsteinwrites.com/

 

 

 

 

About the Author: I am the author of Bridget Wilder: Spy-In-Training.
Bridget Wilder is an adequate daughter, an unexceptional student and a mediocre friend. She’s just found out she’s also the biological daughter of one of the world’s most lethal and notorious spies, the legendary Carter Strike.

Now Bridget lives in two worlds. One, where her family forgets her birthday and so-called class clowns call her Midget Wilder to her face. And another world, where she’s trained by a covert CIA department to become a fast, smart, fearless ,gadget-toting secret agent who’s tough enough to take on the most fearsome of bad guys.

How many secrets can she keep? And how many secrets are still being kept from her. When you’re a a spy-in-training, do you ever really know who you can trust? http://www.jonathanbernsteinwrites.com/about-the-author

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

Book Spotlight: Stick Dog. Tries To Take The Donuts #5


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About the Book. The Stick Dog series continues in Tom Watson’s hilarious Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts!

Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that’s not all. He’ll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy—a squirrel.

With Stick Dog’s smarts, daring, loyalty—and patience—he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever. Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books.

It’s morning. The dogs are hungry. It’s time to take the donuts! http://www.stickdogbooks.com/

For reviews visit Goodreads and Amazon

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

Book/Author Spotlight: Mr. PuffBall. Stunt Cat to the Stars


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About the Book: Mr PuffBall. Stunt Cat To The Stars. By Constance Lombardo

In this hilarious illustrated adventure meet Mr. Puffball, a medium-size feline with a big dream! With amazing humor that appeals to both kids and adults as well as funny illustrations throughout the story, Mr. Puffball: Stunt Cat to the Stars is perfect for dreamers, movie buffs, and fans of Timmy Failure and Stick Dog.

He’s a hero for today. Or possibly tomorrow. He’s a cat. He’s awesome. And . . . wait for it . . . he’s going to Hollywood to become a famous movie star! Follow Mr. Puffball on his trip cross-country. (Look at all the postcards to Mom!) See him stumble upon Hobowood! (Not as glamorous as Hollywood, but full of beans.) Watch him land at last in Hollywood, where he meets a cast of thousands (or at least half a dozen) and catapults himself into the next best thing to being a famous movie star: working as a stunt cat to his movie star hero, El Gato! http://www.constancelombardo.com/

 

 

 

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About the Author: I got my BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and went on to study drawing, painting, printmaking, picture books and writing. I also interned with a San Francisco muralist. I love to draw and write and I’ve brought these together in my illustrated middle grade series starring Mr. Puffball. The first book, Mr. Puffball, Stunt Cat to the Stars (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) publishes September 29, 2015. I like swimming, New York City museums and going to non-scary movies.  http://www.constancelombardo.com/#!bio/cvna

 

 

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

Book/Author Spotlight: Stick Cat. A Tail of Two Kitties


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A brand-new series from Tom Watson, featuring Stick Cat!

There’s a new pet in town.

Stick Cat.

It’s a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley—and around Edith’s peculiar ways—to attempt a rescue.

With Tom Watson’s trademark combination of laughs and adventure, Stick Cat’s high-wire act is sure to please cat lovers and Stick Dog fans everywhere. http://stickdogbooks.com/index.php/stickcat

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Author: Tom is the author and draws the original sketches for all the Stick Dog stories. He lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter and son. They also have a dog named Shadow. Tom did not want to name the dog Shadow. He wanted to name him ‘Put Your Shirt On.’ It’s a long story. Sometimes when Tom is visiting schools, he shares the story.

Tom’s first jobs out of college were in politics. He worked for U.S. Senator John Glenn and as the Chief Speechwriter for the Governor of Ohio. He has also worked in marketing and advertising. He likes writing books for kids a lot more than writing speeches and other things for grown-ups. He thinks kids are way smarter than grown-ups.

He LOVES writing the Stick Dog adventures.  http://stickdogbooks.com/index.php/stickcat_the_author

 

 

 

 

 

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

Book/Author Spotlight/Giveaway: Saga of a Princess. Ends July 1st


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About the Book: Lana is a curious Jamaican princess who travels the world to learn about its people and cultures. While visiting Novgorod a Russian city, Lana learns about the saga of Efanda a brave Viking princess who once lived there. Princess Efanda was at home with her husband Prince Rurik when a group of men arrived from Novgorod a troubled city across the sea. Rurik is offered and accepts the throne of Novgorod but wants Princess Efanda to remain at home until he returns for her. Efanda insists on traveling with Rurik but he thinks that the journey is too dangerous. Efanda sneaked away and managed to make the turbulent journey across the sea. While on his way to Novgorod, Rurik runs into his wife and is stunned to know that she made the trip he initially thought was too dangerous for her. http://www.sagaofaprincess.com/about-the-book.html

 

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Judith Martin (May 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692683291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692683293
  • Cost: $6.87 @ amazon

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Judith Martin is the author of Pantheon of Beauty children’s book series. Ms. Martin’s books combine her love for fashion, geography and world cultures. Each book takes the reader on an enchanting journey to a different country around the world where they are introduced to goddesses, empresses, queens and princesses. Judith’s aim is to help build the self esteem of young girls while educating them about the world at the same time. http://www.sagaofaprincess.com/about-judith2.html

 

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June 17, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Book Review: Paddington Sets Sail.


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About the Book: Paddington’s first trip to the beach is a day to remember as he explores the sandy shore and is swept off on a grand adventure!

Michael Bond’s classic character will charm beginning readers with his curious nature and heartwarming intentions.

Paddington Sets Sail is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062430656/paddington-sets-sail

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Series: I Can Read Level 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (May 3, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

My Review: Mr. Brown decided to take his family to the beach and Paddington was so excited as he has never been to the beach. He was so excited that he packed everything he had. As they got to the beach, Paddington was ready to splashed in the ocean and build the biggest castle to win the contest. He built the biggest sand castle. He saw that it was perfect and sat inside if it and fell asleep. And then the tide came in and knocked down his castle and carried him off out to sea. Will the Browns ever see Paddington again or will he be rescued?

The beginning reading 1 is the perfect book for young readers. The sentences are short, the words are familiar which makes it simple for them to read on their own.

 

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.

 

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About the Author: Michael Bond OBE is an English children’s author. He is the creator of Paddington Bear and has written about the adventures of a guinea pig named Olga da Polga, as well as the animated BBC TV series The Herbs. Bond also writes culinary mystery stories for adults featuring Monsieur Pamplemousse and his faithful bloodhound, Pommes Frites. http://www.paddington.com/us/home/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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