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Book/Author Spotlight: A Kid’s Guide to America’s First Ladies.


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About the Book: Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award-winner Kathleen Krull is an expert at bringing history to life in her engaging titles and series, including Women Who Broke the Rules, Lives of . . . , Giants of Science, and A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. This time, she introduces readers to the women of the White House in A Kid’s Guide to America’s First Ladies! The book includes a section introducing kids to Melania Trump.

Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House.

Why did the Patriots love Martha Washington?
What causes did Eleanor Roosevelt support and lead?
What did Jacqueline Kennedy do to establish her legacy long after she left the White House?
How did Hillary Clinton turn her role as First Lady into a political career of her own?


Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, a timeline of the advancement of women’s rights, and humorous illustrations and portraits, Kathleen Krull’s introduction to the First Ladies of the United States brings vividly to life the women to hold the role as they paved the way for American women in times of change.  http://www.kathleenkrull.com/

 

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Kids’ Guide to American History (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 3, 2017)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

 

 

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About the Author: Kathleen Krull has garnered starred reviews and awards for her many books. The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC, honored her with its Nonfiction Award for her body of work that “has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children.” She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and sometime writing partner, Paul Brewer.  http://www.kathleenkrull.com/about/

February 17, 2017 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Where Does Love Hide?


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About the Book:  In Where Does Love Hide? children are reminded that they not only receive love but have the opportunity to share love. Looking under the fun, lift-a-flap feature, children will see examples of everyday love opportunities. Each page includes a memory verse and an example of a way to share God’s love. In life, children hear the words “I love you” repeatedly, often beginning before birth. However, because love is an abstract concept and young children are concrete thinkers, they must gradually learn to understand love by what they experience. In Where Does Love Hide? children are given the opportunity to see love in action and learn what love looks like. http://www.marymanzsimon.com/books.html

 

 

  • Age Range: 1 – 3 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 18 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Ltf Brdbk edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Cost: $6.99

 

My Review: This is another adorable book by Mary Manz Simon which takes a child on a journey of love with bible verses. It not only shows that we have for each other but the love God has for His children.

Where does love hide? is a fun book with lift-up-flaps that has the hidden answers under the flaps. Each flap reveals how a child can share their toys with their friends, being helpful and show kindness to others. Watch the excitement on a child face when you lift up the flaps to reveals what’s hidden.

A great message and lesson that parents can teach their children, to best understand love when they see it and learn to show it through everyday activities.

The illustrations by Hannah Wood are simple, bright and colorful because it helps tell the story. I highly recommend it.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2017 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Nina the Neighborhood Ninja


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About the Book: Nina’s a girl who takes charge. She uses her brain and her muscles to complete rescue missions. She doesn’t mind getting dirty and climbing trees. It’s all part of the life of the everyday girl superhero. Young readers are encouraged to recognize that the traits of being smart, strong, and speedy exist within themselves. Young girls will find this book to be a positive affirmation that they too can be superheroes.  http://www.soniapanigrahy.com/about-the-book/

 

  • Age Range: 3 – 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Tiny Sparks Press (November 22, 2016)
  • Cost: $11.99 @ amazon

 

 

My Review: Nina is a little girl known as the neighborhood Ninja.  She dresses up like a superhero and rescues those in need. With her amazing qualities, and with the help of her sidekick, Fiona they spend the day thinking about resourceful ways in helping others.

When she hears a bird in distress she investigates, she goes out of her way to build shelters for animals. The animals love her for she is not only smart, but she is strong and speedy.

I enjoyed reading this book and everyone should have a copy for their young ones. The message from this book is about caring for others. This book not only inspire children but has a positive message for young girls and boys.

The illustrations by Hazel Quintanilla are bold, colorful and bright. Great for home and school library.

 

 

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: Sonia Panigrahy (Pah-Nee-Grah-Hee), is a public health professional, world traveler, adventure seeker, and fitness enthusiast. She believes that life is too short to be bored!

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja was created out of Sonia’s lifelong love of reading. As her family and friends begin to have children, she looked forward to sharing this love with them. She believes that books are a powerful way to empower impressionable young minds.

Sonia was surprised that she could not find books for girls ages 3-6 years that realistically identified females as intelligent, physically tough, brave, and adventurous. She was disappointed that girls continue to be excluded from the heart of the superhero story.

After unsuccessful attempts to find a young girl superhero protagonist on the pages of a book, especially one of color, she gave up. Then she created her own.

 

Follow Sonia on this Facebook Author Page and on InstagramSubscribe to the Nina the Ninja Newsletter for updates! http://www.soniapanigrahy.com/about-author/

 

January 27, 2017 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Mira Forecasts the Future


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About the Book: Telling the future is a gift: you either have it, or you don’t. And Mira, daughter of the famous fortune teller Madame Mirabella, just doesn’t. When Madame gazes into the crystal ball, magic swirls. When Mira looks . . . nothing. Then one day Mira gets a pinwheel and a windsock, she finds her own form of “magic” in the science of predicting the weather—and saves the day for everyone! This engaging tale, with a fun touch of science thrown in, helps kids understand that we all have our own special talent. http://kellandrews.com/mira-forecasts-the-future/

 

  • Age Range: 5 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
  • Cost: $10.40 at amazon
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books (June 14, 2016)

 

 Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25986216-mira-forecasts-the-future

https://www.amazon.com/Mira-Forecasts-Future-Kell-Andrews/dp/1454916982/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

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About the Author: Kell Andrews writes novels and picture books for children and nonfiction for adults. A little bit of magic helps with both. Growing up, she spent a lot of time reading, writing, drawing, and looking for treasure in the woods and on the beach. Kell holds a humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University and a master of liberal arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first novel, Deadwood (Spencer Hill Press), was published in 2014, and her debut picture book Mira Forecasts the Future (Sterling) came out in 2016. Her poetry and fiction will appear in upcoming issues of Spider and Ladybug magazines. A member of SCBWI, Kell holds a humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University and a master of liberal arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong Philadelphian, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, near a park that looks a lot like the one in Deadwood. Contact Kell here. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Goodreads. http://kellandrews.com/about_kell_andrews/

December 29, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: One to Ten: Squirrel’s Bad Day


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About the Book: Squirrel is rushing along a tree limb when she trips, losing all her acorns into the rushing water of the river below. Angry and frustrated, she doesn’t know what to do. Her good friend, Rabbit, lends both a sympathetic ear as well as a solution. Rather than get angry, Rabbit tells her, rate the problem on a scale of one-to-ten. By identifying and realizing the true importance of the issue, the issue may not seem so overwhelming. Adorable forest creatures help the sad squirrel put everything into perspective so he does not to get stuck in a rut over something that may not be a big deal after all. http://www.caroleproman.com/

 

 

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 30, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Cost: $10.99

 

 

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32827452-one-to-ten?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.amazon.com/One-Ten-Squirrels-Bad-Day/dp/1539590666/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

 

December 28, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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


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About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the exciting land of Israel in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to the Middle East 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. https://www.amazon.com/Carole-P.-Roman/e/B008ZOXI0W/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

 

 

 

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Cost: $10.99

 

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32921829-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-israel

https://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Israel-Introduction/dp/1537261991/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482966343&sr=1-17

 

 

December 28, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop December 21st to 31st


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Welcome to Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop

December 21st  – 31st  

Hosted by BookHounds

There will be 2 Winners for this Hop USA ONLY

Prize Pack is 2 books

List Your Choice of 2 Books in Your Comment

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Laugh Out Loud Christmas Jokes Kids by Rob Elliott

Sir Kevin and the Challenges by Sue Graves

Will You Play with Me? The Adventure of Princess Nadia by Tony Samuel

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine

The Baby-Sitters Club. The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin

Judy Moody & Stink. The Holly Joliday by Megan McDonald

Big Nate Flips Out by Lincoln Peirce

The Naughty List by Michael Fry

Moo a novel by Sharon Creech

Argos. The Story of Odysseus as told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 2 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  Dec 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.

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

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/2016/08/sign-ups-now-open-midwinters-eve-hop-december-21-312016.html

This Giveaway Has Ended

The Winners are

#1 Ronda Six

#20 – Penny Olson

Thanks to all that took part.

December 20, 2016 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , | 33 Comments

Giveaway: Christmas Box of Books. Ends Dec 28th


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Box of Books

 

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And more! more!! books!!!

Win a Box of Books

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 Dec 28th, 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 #7 – Crystal Gregg

Thanks to all that took part.

Happy New Year!

December 18, 2016 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , | 31 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight. Giveaway. Jorie and the Magic Stones. Ends Jan 6th


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About the Book: When Marjorie went to live with her frosty maiden aunt, she couldn’t imagine the adventures she would have with dragons — good and bad — and all the strange creatures that live in a mysterious land beneath the Tarn. The spunky 9-year-old redhead forges an unlikely friendship with an insecure young boy named Rufus who lives with his crusty grandfather next door. When Jorie — for that is what she prefers to be called — finds a dusty ancient book about dragons, she learns four strange words that will send the two of them into a mysterious land beneath the Tarn, riddled with enchantment and danger. Hungry for adventure, the children take the plunge, quite literally, and find themselves in the magic land of Cabrynthius.

Upon meeting the good dragon, the Great Grootmonya, Jorie and Rufus are given a quest to find the three Stones of Maalog — stones of enormous power — and return them to their rightful place in Cabrynthius. Their mission is neither easy nor safe, and is peppered with perils in the form of the evil black half-dragon who rules the shadowy side of the land. They have to deal with a wicked and greedy professor, the tragic daughter of the bad dragon, caves of fire, rocky mountainous climbs, and a deadly poisonous butterfly.

Jorie must rely on her wits and courage to win the day? Can she do this? Can she find all three Stones? Can she save Rufus when disaster befalls him? Can she emerge victorious? She and Rufus have some hair-raising challenges, in which they learn valuable lessons about loyalty, bravery, and friendship.  https://ahrichardson.com/jorie-and-the-magic-stones/

 

Pages: 268

 

 

Book Review on Amazon:

 

 

 

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About the Author: I have done a little of everything – I was an actress for a few years in England; I have loved horses all my life, and have taught Dressage which I loved. I paint in watercolors, oils and acrylics, I sculpt, and now I write…and have found this last activity wonderful, challenging, sometimes frustrating, but always uplifting – there is something about a spoken word written on a page, that brings one to life. It is creativity lived at the max!
My second book is a slight departure from flying dragons and brave little nine-year olds, titled ‘Murder in Little Shendon’ it pulls you into a tiny little village in England shortly after World War Two, and involves the talents of Sir Victor Hazlitt and his actor sidekick Beresford Brandon, along with a host of delectable characters that I feel the readers will love!
I had enormous fun writing this…however pulling all the strings together at the end is quite challenging. I love the combication of Hazlitt and Brandon, and plan a second murder mystery involving this winsome twosome!
I have written a sequel to my first book ‘Jorie and the Magic Stones’ which will be out soon; this had a very good following, and several people have been looking for further adventures of young Jorie and Rufus. https://ahrichardson.com/about/

 

 

 

 

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 Jan 6th, 2017

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 #6 – Vicki Wurgler

 

December 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: Milestones of Flight.


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About the Book: Milestones of Flight. From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceShipOne by Tim Grove.

Milestones of Flight takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions—such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip—helped move flight upward and beyond. Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian’s collection, Milestones of Flight provides an inspiring look at America’s contributions to aviation. The book includes a bibliography, author’s note, and index. http://www.abramsbooks.com/product/milestones-of-flight_9781419720031/

 

 

  • Age Range: 10 – 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 – 9
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Cost: $21.95

 

 

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About the Author: Tim writes about surprising and fascinating topics in history and strives to make the past accessible to everyone (including those people who claim to hate history). His writing combines hands-on experience with research, observation, insider perspective and a conversational style. He lives in northern Virginia and works at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. His newest book is about the first flight around the world. https://timgrove.net/#content

 

 

 

 

December 13, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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