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Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in…Viking Europe


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About the Book: Hop in our time travel machine and join Carole P. Roman as she visits a Viking settlement in the year 890 AD.

Learn what your name could be and the kind of food you might eat. Read about the different levels of society, how they affect where you would live, and the type of clothing you might wear.

Mateya Arkova’s beautiful illustrations illustrate what Vikings ate and their children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in.. Viking Europe is an exciting trip that shows a colorful culture through the eyes of a child.

 

 

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1532875304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1532875304
  • Cost: $13.59 at amazon

 

 

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31929455-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-viking-europe

 

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

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in American West


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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 who lived during the Han Dynasty 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: 58 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1532877846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1532877841
  • Cost: $14.99 @amazon

 

 

Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30773824-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-the-american-west

https://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-American-West-ebook/dp/B01HZXQLX4/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

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

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in…Poland


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About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman when she visits Poland in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to Eastern Europe to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place.

Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

 

 

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1537045105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1537045108
  • Cost: $10.99 at amazon

 

Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31929457-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-poland

https://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Poland-Introduction-ebook/dp/B01LNXP4OE/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

 

 

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

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived In…Brazil


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About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and diverse land of Brazil in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to South America to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exciting place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

 

 

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1532877986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1532877988
  • Cost: $10.99 at amazon

 

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31079386-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-brazil?from_search=true

https://www.amazon.com/If-You-Were-Lived-Brazil/dp/1532877986/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

https://www.amazon.com/Carole-P.-Roman/e/B008ZOXI0W

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Book Review: All My Treasures. A Book of Joy.


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About the Book: When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises. http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/all-my-treasures_9781419722042/

 

  • Age Range: 2 – 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Growing Hearts
  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Ltf edition (August 23, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.95

 

My Review: When a little girl received a porcelain box from her grandmother, she celebrated with joy and happiness. Now she has to look for something to put inside her box. But what could it be? It has to be something special, a perfect treasure to put inside. She would like to put her candles inside but they will stick to it. Coins, but it will scratch the box. Her toys were too big. What about rainy days, since she loves playing in the rain. Bubbies, because she loves to blow bubbles. What about her paper boats? She wants to fill the box with something that is colorful, bright and beautiful.

The illustrations are vibrant, bold and colorful with each page with a lift-a-flaps which helps tell the story.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from adrams appleseed 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: Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! and In My Heart. She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She lives in France.

October 4, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author/Book Spotlight: Teddy Mars. Almost A World Record Breaker


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About the Book: Fans of Jeff Kinney’s humor and Sharon Creech’s heartfelt stories will love this hilarious new series about a ten-year-old boy from a big family who dreams of making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.

Teddy Mars is determined to stand out in a world full of wonders and a house bursting with siblings. With the help of his best friends, Teddy tries to build the biggest snow mound, stuff the most grapes in his mouth, and lift a chair with his teeth. He’ll do anything to succeed—even if it means sleeping in a tent and cleaning up pigeon poop for Grumpy Pigeon Man. Too bad his pesky little brother, also known as The Destructor, always wrecks Teddy’s record-breaking plans!

Told in short, accessible sections, with memorable lists and winning illustrations, Molly B. Burnham’s Teddy Mars #1: Almost a World Record Breaker is perfect for reading aloud. Teddy’s never-give-up attitude will have readers laughing out loud and clamoring to break records of their own! https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062278104/almost-a-world-record-breaker

 

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Teddy Mars (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Cost: $6.99

 

 

 

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About the Author: Molly B. Burnham

Molly grew up in Washington D.C., has worked as an elementary school teacher, and writes for the best folks in the world—children! She loves reading about world records, but has yet to break her own. YET! She is the 2016 winner of The Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. You can find loads more about her on her website: www.mollybburnham.com

 

 

 

October 4, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Author/Book Spotlight. Giveaway: My Pancakes Taste Different Today! Ends Oct 15th


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About the Book: Could a Pancake have the power to shape a child’s view of their world? It was a surprise to Ethan that his favorite breakfast, a stack of steaming hot pancakes, would reveal many ways that nature and people work together. He discovered that everyone has a hand in taking care of nature. Ethan would have never guessed that his simple, innocent act of tossing an oil can into the lake, just to make a big splash for fun, could change his whole wide world. The slippery journey of the oily OOZE leaking from the can, across the lake, down the river to the beaver ponds, and into the fields of grain brought all of Ethan’s friends together. Everyone pitched in to clean up the OOZE from the lake, the fish, and the fields, to get rid of the mess around the lake they all loved. They celebrated with a party and plenty of pancakes.

 

 

  • Age Range: 3 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Cost: $17.95 @ amazon

 

 

Book Reviewshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30764934-my-pancakes-taste-different-today

https://www.amazon.com/My-Pancakes-Taste-Different-Today/dp/0997484101/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475524032&sr=1-1

 

 

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Authors and illustrator Bruce Howard Galpert, Heather Wood Galpert, Barbara Cate

Heather and Bruce Galpert are a husband and wife team. Heather is a graduate of Evergreen State College and has worked professionally in events and fundraising for nonprofit organizations including the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, The Santa Fe Community Foundation, and The Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Bruce attended the University of Dallas, has worked as an investment advisor for 32 years, and believes the best investment to be made is investing in children. Together, they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, traveling, tennis, golf, and cooking. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

 

 

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There will be 1 winner.

Leave You Comments below.

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Oct 15th, 2016

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Winner is #5 – farmermomwife

 

 

 

 

October 3, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Book Review: AH – CHOO!


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I asked my mom if I could have
a pet, or even two.

But every time I brought one home,
my sister went
Ah-Choo!

When hunting for his new best friend, a boy goes through an alphabetical menagerie of animals. From an antelope, to bobolink birds, to wolves and zebras—and of course, a cat and dog, too—he brings them all home. But each creature just makes his sister go AH-CHOO! Will he ever be able to have the perfect pet?

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (March 1, 2016)
  • Cost: $10.46 @amazon

 

 

My Review: When a young boy asked his mom if he could have a pet or two, his mother don’t seem t mind. But when he brought home an Antelope and a Bobolinks that flew, his sister went AH-CHOO!

He tried a Cat and a Dog but that didn’t help. So what about a feathered Emu, plus a Ferret, Goose and a Hen, an Ibis, Jackal, Kangaroo, a Leopard Seal. But his sister just kept sneezing. So he decided to take his pets to the zoo because not even a Monkey, Nightingale, an Owl, a Pig, Quail, Rooster, Skunk, Takin, Umbrellabirds, Vultures could he keep as pets because his sister sneeze just got bigger and bigger. He even had tried a Warthog, Xantis, a Yaffle and a Zebra. Will he ever be able to find a perfect pet that would cause his sister to sneeze?

What a great way to learn about the letters in the alphabet using animals and how they can cause allergies. The colorful illustrations helps to tell the story.

 

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

September 16, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Olivia Loves Owl.


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About the Book: A companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin, Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special. 

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Brdbk edition (August 30, 2016)
  • Cost: $8.95

 

 

My Review: A story rhyme about Olivia and her stuffed animal, Owl. The story shows the love and friendship between them. As they go outside and enjoy the Fall weather, Olivia puts on her sweater and headed outside with Owl. They love playing out together. Olivia flying high enough to land on the fallen leaves, Owl flies higher. Olivia picks apples while Owl sits on a branch and watch. After been out for awhile, Olivia gets tired and heads inside but Owl is wide awake. As they sat on Olivia’s bed and watch the stars, Olivia falls asleep while Owl watches over her.

A great bedtime story. The softly watercolor illustrations remains helps to tell the story. This is a great book for younger kids.

 

 

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

 

September 9, 2016 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Author/Book Spotlight. Giveaway: Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil. Ends Sept 30th


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Visiting Brazil, an earthquake hits and separates a family from their beloved cat, Purrball. Purrball’s mad dash leaves her lost in a jungle where she becomes fast friends with a very clever sloth named Burrball. The two quick-witted animals embark on a journey to find Darryl, the loving and loyal boy who longs for his adorable missing cat. Witty word rhythms and rich illustrations make Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil an engaging read-aloud story. An alluring tale of friendship, family, ingenuity and persistence. http://www.purrballandburrball.com/

 

  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Fab Idea Press; First edition (September 9, 2016)
  • Cost: $17.95 @Amazon

 

 

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About the Author: Anne Zoet is a freelance creativAe director for both technology giants and countless startups in the Silicon Valley. Her passions are art, words, travel, the environment and animals—all of which came together naturally in the creation of Purrball Meets Burball in Brazil. In addition to her human family, Zoet shares her home with three domestic cats (though sometimes she wonders if they’re not just a bit wild). http://www.purrballandburrball.com/about-the-author/

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 Sept 30th, 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 #2 tmy56

September 8, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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