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Book/Author Spotlight: The Last Dragon Charmer. Villain Keeper


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The Last Dragon Charmer. Villain Keeper

About the Book: Unexpected magic, villainous teachers, and dragons in disguise await readers in the first book of a delightful new tween adventure series by debut author Laurie McKay.

All his life, Prince Caden has dreamed of being sent on a quest to slay a dragon. But before he has the chance, he is ripped from his home in the Winterlands of Razzon and finds himself in Asheville, North Carolina—a land with no magic and no dragons. But a prince must always complete his quest. And the longer Caden is in Asheville, the more he realizes there is magic in this strange land after all. More important, there may just be dragons here, too. But what if Caden’s destiny isn’t to slay a dragon, like he’s always believed?

Fans of Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil and Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories will be transported by this first book in an epic new series for middle grade readers about a brave young prince’s quest to find answers, honor, friendship—and what it really means to be a hero. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062308436/villain-keeper

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Last Dragon Charmer (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 3, 2015)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

 

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About the Author: Laurie McKay lives in Durham, NC, with her family and two elderly dogs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master’s degree in biological oceanography from North Carolina State University. She’s taught at the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science and in the North Carolina community college system. When she’s not dodging students and prepping lab activities, she’s sitting at a local coffee shop and daydreaming about all things fantastical and science fiction. http://lauriemckay.net/laurie-mckay/

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Nuts To You.


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Nut to You by Lynne Rae Perkins

 

About the Book: Jed, TsTs, and Chai are the very best of friends. So when Jed is snatched up by a hawk and carried away to another realm, TsTs and Chai resolve to go after him. Mysteriously, the hawk has dropped him. They saw it. Jed could be alive. New communities are discovered, new friends made, huge danger is encountered (both man-made and of the fox and bobcat variety) and the mysteries of squirrel culture are revealed. It turns out that squirrels are steadfast and fun-loving. It turns out they adore peanut butter. It turns out they love games and really good stories. And nuts.

Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins loves peanut butter, too. And one day, while she was sitting on a bench enjoying the sunshine and a peanut butter sandwich, a squirrel asked for a smidgen of peanut butter in exchange for a story. Was it Jed? Well, readers will have to figure that out. Nuts to You is wholly original, funny, lively, and thought-provoking. It is a deeply satisfying piece of storytelling about the power of stories to save the world; about the power of friendship and the importance of community. Illustrated in black-and-white on every page by the author. Includes an introduction, epilogue, and footnotes throughout. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780060092757/nuts-to-you

  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 16.99 USD

  • Ages: 8 to 12

 

 

 

 

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About the Author: Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of three other novels—All Alone in the Universe, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, and Nuts to You. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; Pictures from Our Vacation; and The Cardboard Piano. The author lives with her family in northern Michigan. http://lynnerae.com/about/

 

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Masterminds


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Masterminds by Gordon Korman

About the Book: Eli Frieden lives in the most boring town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Only thirty kids live in the idyllic town, where every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a basketball hoop. Honesty and kindness are the backbone of the community. There is no crime in this utopia.

Eli has never left town…. Why would he ever want to? But everything changes the day he and his friend Randy bike to the edge of the city limits. Eli is suddenly struck with a paralyzing headache and collapses. Almost instantly, a crew of security—or “Purple People Eaters,” as the kids call them—descend via helicopter. Eli awakens in the hospital, and the next day, Randy and his family are gone.

As Eli convinces his friends Tori and Malik to help him investigate Randy’s disappearance, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. As the clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, the kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. So they hatch a plan for what could be the greatest breakout in history—but will they survive? And if they do, where do they go from there? http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062299963/masterminds

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Masterminds (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Cost: 16.99

 

 

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Korman wrote his first book, “This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall”, when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in “The Sixth Grade Nickname Game”, wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While in New York, he met his future wife; live in Long Island with their three children.

He has published more than 50 books. http://gordonkorman.com/

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: The Genius Files: License To Thrill


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The Genius Files: License To Thrill by Dan Gutman

 

About the Book: The wackiest road trip in history comes to an action-packed conclusion in book five of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series.

When we last left our heroes, twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald were in Roswell, New Mexico, and they had just seen a strange beam of light. Now their cross-country road trip is about to take a detour that’s out of this world—literally!

Once the twins get their feet back on the ground, they embark on the final leg of their trip, which will take them from the Hoover Dam all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Chased by nefarious villains, the twins will be trapped with a venomous snake, pushed through a deadly turbine, and thrown into a volcano. And craziest of all, their parents might finally believe them!

With the real-kid humor that has earned him millions of readers around the world and featuring facts and photographs from the weird-but-true locations in the story, this fifth and final book in the Genius Files series is the most thrilling adventure yet.

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Genius Files (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 27, 2015)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

 

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About the Author: The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of baseball books, including The Green Monster from Left Field. From hopeful and very youthful presidential candidates to stunt men, nothing is off limits in Gutman’s fertile imagination. As he noted on his author Web site, since writing his first novel, They Came from Centerfield, in 1994, he has been hooked on fiction. “It was fun to write, kids loved it, and I discovered how incredibly rewarding it is to take a blank page and turn it into a WORLD.”

Gutman was born in New York City in 1955, but moved to Newark, New Jersey the following year and spent his youth there.  http://dangutman.com/about-dan/

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Platypus Police Squad: Last Panda Standing


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About the Book: From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett’s own Lunch Lady series.

The Kalamazoo City mayoral race is heating up, and Frank Pandini Jr. has been threatened by a mysterious assailant. He requests a special Platypus Police Squad protection detail: Detective Rick Zengo. This leaves O’Malley to be partnered up with Jo Cooper, the newest detective on the force. Can Zengo get to the bottom of the attacks—without O’Malley backing him up? http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062071682/platypus-police-squad-last-panda-standing

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Platypus Police Squad (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Cost: $12.99

 

My Review: A fun book for kids who like to read crime fiction.

 

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: Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award, as well as many picture books. He can be heard on “The Book Report with JJK,” his radio segment on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live. Jarrett lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters, and their pug, Ralph Macchio. http://www.studiojjk.com/biography2.html

November 16, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish. Ends Dec 5th


 

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About the Book

“A gift should be big,
And a gift should be bright.
And a gift should be perfect
Guaranteed to bring delight.
And a gift should have meaning
Plus a bit of bling-zing,
So I’ll shop till I drop
For each just-right thing!”

Will Mr. Fish find perfect gifts for everyone on his list? Will he finish his shopping in time?

Swim along with Mr. Fish on his holiday shopping quest. He might just discover that the best gifts of all come straight from the heart. http://deborahdiesen.com/books/

 

  • Age Range: 2 – 6 years
  • Series: A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Cost: $9.10 at amazon

 

My Review: Its the holiday season and Mr. Fish  is looking for the big, bright and perfect gifts that would bring delight to his friends. The gifts has to be meaningful and has a bit of bling-zing, but he is running out of time. He has gone from one store to another and they are all sold out. What is he going to do? Miss Shimmer come to the rescue and suggested home made gifts, the best gifts that comes from the heart.

I like that this story will inspire children to create gifts that comes from their heart that will be appreciated by their friends and family. The illustrations are colorful and bright bringing each page alive. I highly recommend the book for your home libraries.

 

 

 

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

 

Interview with the Author: https://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/interview-with-deborah-diesen/

 

About the Author: http://deborahdiesen.com/bio/

 

 

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Dec 5th, 2015

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Author Deborah Diesen
November 14, 3pm – Square Books, Oxford, MS

November 16, 3:30pm – Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
November 18, 4pm – Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL
November 19, 7pm – Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA
November 20, 4pm – Octavia Books, New Orleans, LA

Illustrator Dan Hanna
November 15, 11am – WORD Books, Jersey City, NJ

November 16, 4pm – Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY
November 17, 4:30pm – Towne Book Center & Cafe, Collegeville, PA
November 18, 4:30pm – Cover to Cover, Columbus, OH
November 19, 4:30pm – Lake Forest Books, Lake Forest, IL
November 21, 12pm – Anderson’s Book Shop, Naperville, IL
November 21, 2pm – Anderson’s Book Shop, La Grange, IL
Learn more at www.poutpoutfish.com.

November 14, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: Fart Squad Book 1 & 2


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Fart Squad by Seamus Pilger and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

About the Book: It was an average day at Harry Buttz Elementary until . . . KABLAM! The five-bean burritos churning in Darren Stonkadopolis’s stomach exploded in a fart so volcanic it melted his desk seat, knocked out his whole class, and got him sent to the nurse—and he’s not alone.

Something fishy is going on in Buttzville. And it’s up to Darren and his three farting friends to combine their potty powers to get to the bottom of this evil plot—before it’s too late. With their scent-sei, Janitor Stan, at their side, the Fart Squad has to learn to harness the powers between their butt cheeks. And then let it RIIIP.

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Fart Squad (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 21, 2015)
  • Cost: $4.99

 

 

 

 

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Fart Squad: Fartasaurus Rex by Seamus Pilger, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

 

It’s the second adventure from the smelt-it, dealt-it, you-can-fasten-your-seat-belt-but-they-might-melt-it . . . fearless FART SQUAD! This laugh-out-loud chapter book series is perfect for Captain Underpants fans. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and port-a-potties full of bathroom humor, young readers will be giggling from start to finish.

When Darren Stonkadopolis and the rest of the Fart Squad are bussed off to the Natural History Museum, Darren melts a petrified tar pit with a volcano-hot fart. And when he does, he lets out what the pit had been holding in—the deadliest farter in all history, the ferocious Fartasaurus Rex. Now it’s up to the Fart Squad to chow down, power up, and blast this prehistoric beast back to the Flatulent Age before the whole town becomes fossil fuel!

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Fart Squad (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (September 1, 2015)
  • Cost: $4.99

 

About the Author: Seamus Pilger is an award-winning fartologist and a burrito enthusiast. He first became interested in superfartabilities while studying the alternate forms of propulsion for space travel. While intergalactic gastroenterological propulsion failed, Seamus has made many discoveries in the fermentation of foods in humans. Seamus is a graduate at FRT. He is a lifelong vegetarian and lives on a bean farm in Minnesota.

 

 

November 13, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Not A Nugget. Ends Nov 28


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About the Book: Food or friend? Through fun animal facts and charming illustrations, “Not A Nugget” shows children a different way to view animals and their food. With a special foreword by Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary, this book is an educational resource for parents and teachers to introduce children to plant-based living. http://veegmama.com/not-a-nugget/

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: VeegMama (August 10, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986106011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986106019
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Cost: $9.95 on amazon

 

 

My Review: The author has explained in her book that animals are our friends, not food. She goes on to show with the illustrations by Jack Veda showing how chickens like to play games, cows making best friends by walking together, that pigs are super smart by playing video games with a joystick, fish communicating like friends and have memories like humans and many more. She gave fun facts and listed the alternatives like instead of eating hot dog, eat a veggie wrap, instead of bacon, eat tempeh bacon, instead of sushi roll, eat cucumber and avocado roll.

I understand the vegetarian lifestyle that the author wants to convey to the parents and children, but I can not truly agree that animal are not food.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from author 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: Stephanie Dreyer is the founder of VeegMama, a vegan lifestyle brand sharing new approaches to healthy living, and the host of YouTube’s “The Good Life With VeegMama.” She is on a mission to excite children about eating fruits and vegetables, while encouraging families to cook together and live healthier.

Her eBook, VeegMama’s Guide To Going Vegan, is an Amazon Bestseller. Stephanie has been featured on KCAL 9 in Los Angeles and Chickpea Magazine. She is a proud partner of Raddish Kids, providing vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipe substitutions for their monthly subscription boxes. Stephanie is also a contributor on the popular websites, World of Vegan and Girlie Girl Army, and has been featured on several websites, including PETAKids, The San Francisco Vegetarian Examiner, SheKnows, The Active Times, and Care.com. Her first children’s book, Not A Nugget, is now available on Amazon.

Stephanie holds a M.S. in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Communications from The University of California, San Diego. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing at her laptop or chasing after her kids, you can find her cooking something delicious or reading something wonderful. Visit her at http://veegmama.com.

Stephanie holds a B.A. in Communications from University California, San Diego and a M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. http://veegmama.com/

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Nov 28, 2015

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

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

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

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #3 – Kathy Heare Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 11, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Review/Spotlight: The Zombie Chasers BK 6 and 7


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The Zombie Chasers: Zombies of the Caribbean by John Kloepfer, illustrated by David DeGrand

 

About the Book: The Zombie Chasers take to the high seas in the sixth installment of John Kloepfer’s hysterical Zombie Chasers tween series, illustrated by David DeGrand.

Zack Clarke and his team—Zoe, Rice, Ozzie, Madison, and Olivia—have fled the infested coasts of Florida, chased by a ravenous mob of super zombies. With no antidote in sight, there’s only one person who can help them now: an eccentric explorer and renowned zombie expert . . . but he’s lying low in a zombie–proof bunker somewhere in the Caribbean. As the pals fend off decomposing pirates, crusty crewmates, and putrid sea creatures, they race to uncover the cure for zombies everywhere. But will they be able to defeat the zombies of the Caribbean before the cure and their plan go overboard?

  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: 16.99 USD

  • Ages: 8 to 12

 

My Review: The Zombie Chasers must travel from Florida by boat to the Caribbean to look for a new antidote for the super zombie virus now spreading through Florida. But only one man can help them.

So they journey to find Nigel Black but their journey wasn’t smooth sailing as they were attacked by super zombie pirate ship. The kids threw all manner of debris at the super zombies but the super zombie pirates just kept moving toward them, and the kids were running out of stuff to throw. They had to leave the cruise ship by boat and drifted away from the pirate ship.

They must look for the renowned zombie expect Nigel Black to make a new antidote. After finding him, he instructed them to find a frilled tiger shark and bring it back to him so he can work on an antidote to help cure the so-called supper zombies. Will the kids return back with a tiger shark or will they be shark food?

The author did a great job writing this book making it fun and an interesting read for kids. The cartoon Illustrations by David DeGrand helped tell the story.

 

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 Book: In the final book in the beloved Zombie Chasers series, Zack Clarke and his zombie-fighting team travel across the world in search of an antidote that will stop the brain-gobbling outbreak once and for all. With all the middle school shenanigans, fast-paced adventure, and hilarious black-and-white drawings that have made this series a favorite of reluctant readers everywhere, The Zombie Chasers #7: World Zombination is an uproarious, gore-streaked finale that readers will love!

From taming zombie jungle animals in Madagascar to unearthing zombie mummies—zummies—in Egypt to battling black-belt super zombies in China, it’s the zombie chasers’ slimiest adventure yet. Will the kids be able to get the antidote and unzombify the undead masses once and for all? Or will the putrid planet fall to the zombie scourge?

  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 16.99 USD

  • Ages: 8 to 12

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062290274/the-zombie-chasers-7-world-zombination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia. Ends Nov 16th


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When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia by Toby Haberkorn

About the Book: With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions, more families and children will experience the sadness and challenges of this disease in a beloved relative or friend. When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia explores the difficult reality of dementia and the enduring strength of a nurturing relationship between a granddaughter and her beloved Grammy.

 

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Baypointe Publishers (March 21, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991623606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991623600
  • Cost: $12.95 @amazon

 

 

My Review: Dementia is a decline in memory and other thinking skills that could be severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. The tend to forget names, places, among other things.

Grandmothers love spending time with their grand children. But when they suffer from dementia they tend to forget things, like people’s name, taking their medicine, misplacing things like car keys, even remembering to hug their love ones.

Children wouldn’t understand that their beloved grandmother’s memories are fading.With this book they will understand what dementia means and how they can help their love ones if they ever suffer from this disease.

The author tells the story of a child’s relationship with her grandmother.  Her Grandmother was always there to pick up her up from school, she loves reading to her granddaughter, helps her at her lemonade stand, she brings back dolls for her granddaughter every time she travels to famous places. Her granddaughter places nuts, chocolates and candies on the table for her grandmother and her friends who loves playing bridge every Wednesdays. And she loves the hugs her grandmother gives her. But due to dementia the role has changed as the child now hugs and guide her grandmother. She takes her out for a walk since she no longer drives, she reads to her while grandma turn the pages.

My friend’s mom suffers from Alzheimer. When I visit her she keeps asking me “who are you?” And I will say, ” Mom, its Ella”. She will say, “Oh, how are you?”. 10 minutes later she will ask me the same question.

This book is not only about the relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild, but a child’s perspective on Dementia. I will recommend this book in school libraries. The illustrations by Heather Varkarotas helps bring the story to life with bright and bold colors.

 

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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About the Author: Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio Toby Haberkorn was a voracious reader. Later, as a young mother, she delighted in creating stories for her children. Toby currently lives in Texas, where she is working on her next book.

Toby has written two children’s books. With the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions, more families and children will experience the sadness and challenges of this disease in a beloved relative or friend.

Parents assume that children do not notice when something is wrong with a beloved family member or friend suffering from dementia. They may be unsure how to explain this disease or the deterioration. The reality is that children are very observant and worry when a grandparent’s behavior changes or seems to have disappeared from their lives.

When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia seeks to address those concerns by sensitively exploring the changing relationship between a granddaughter and her adored Grammy who has dementia. The story is inspired by the Toby’s own family, which was forced to confront the pain of a no-upside, ultimately progressive disease in their beloved mother and grandmother.

Dementia is an adult topic but this book is written in a simple, straightforward manner that children can understand. When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia stimulates discussion between parents and children about compassion and this debilitating disease. Toby’s hope is to help children and parents find the peace they deserve at bedtime. http://tobyhaberkorn.com/

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends Nov 16, 2015

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

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

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 –  Kathy Heare Watts

 

November 6, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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