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Book Review: Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids


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About the Book: The first-ever Christmas collection from the #1 bestselling series Laugh-out-loud jokes for kids! A perfect stocking stuffer, this modern classic is chock-full of brand-new seasonal jokes perfect for caroling, holiday parties, and decking the halls together-merriness guaranteed! http://laughoutloudjokesforkids.com/books/

 

 

  • Age Range: 6 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 5
  • Series: Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Cost: $5.99

 

 

 

My Review: If you love telling or hearing jokes then you are in for the laugh of your life. Knock knock jokes, questions and answers jokes. Laugh Out Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids is so funny adult. s will love it too.

Question: What did the Christmas tree say to the ornament?

Answer: “Quit hanging around.”

Question: Where does Santa keeps his ?

Answer: “In a snowbank”

 

Question: How does a monster like his coffee?

Answer: With scream and sugar!

Question: Why don’t lobsters give Christmas presents?

Answer: Because they’re shellfish!

 

This classic holiday joke collections will keep you and your family rolling with laughter throughout the holiday season.

 

 

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

 

 

 

About the Author: Rob Elliott has been a publishing professional for more than 15 years. He lives in West Michigan, where in his spare time he enjoys laughing out loud with his wife and four children. http://laughoutloudjokesforkids.com/about/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book/Author Spotlight: The Naughty List


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About the Book: When Bobbie’s hilariously bumbling efforts to save her brother’s Christmas actually land him on Santa’s Naughty List, she must travel to the North Pole to make things right again and save Christmas. Bobbie suddenly finds herself on an epic holiday adventure complete with rogue elves, dysfunctional reindeer, a lazy Santa, and more.

Fans of the Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will love this laugh-out-loud funny Christmas adventure packed with comic illustrations.

 

 

 

Book Reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24331458-the-naughty-list?from_search=true

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Naughty-List-Michael-Fry/dp/0062354752/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

 

 

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About the Author: Michael Fry has been a cartoonist/writer/entrepreneur for over 30 years.

In addition to The Odd Squad middle grade series of illustrated novels for Disney/Hyperion, Fry has created or co/created four international syndicated comic strips including Over the Hedge which runs in over 150 papers worldwide. Over the Hedge was nominated for Best Comic Strip in 2006 by the National Cartoonist Society Rueben Awards. The strip can be seen at http://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge.

Over the Hedge inspired the 2006 hit DreamWorks Animation feature animated film that grossed over $336 million dollars in worldwide box office. The film featured the lead voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling and Steve Carell. The film originated at Fox where I co-wrote the screenplay.

Another comic, Committed, was produced into a prime time animated series by Nelvana. It debuted on CTV in Canada in 2001 and later on the WE Network domestically. Committed featured the lead voices of Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy and Dave Foley. It has appeared in over 30 countries around the world. I was the Executive Producer.

He is also the co-founder and President of RingTales, a new media company that animates print comics for all digital media. RingTales produces short (15-30 second) ad-supported animations for the web, mobile and portable digital devices. RingTales has the exclusive rights to animate Dilbert, The New Yorker cartoons, Over the Hedge, Pearls Before Swine and many other popular properties. RingTales has produced over 1000 animations that have been viewed over 260 million times since 2007. Most can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/ringtales.

Fry writes and draws from his studio in the Hill Country near Austin, Texas where he lives with his wife, Kim, their dog, Jack and several shrub-eating cows.

 

December 3, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 Spotlight/Giveaway: Casey’s Bright Red Christmas. Ends Dec 20th


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Casey’s Bright Red Christmas with Casey & Friends by Holly Dufek, illustrated by Paul E. Nunn

About the Book: It’s Christmas time at Happy Skies Farm! Tillus the worm, Big Red, Sammy and the rest of the team are excited to celebrate the season. But Casey the farmer is busy working: feeding animals, repairing fences and planning for the year ahead. With so much to do, Casey wonders if she’ll have time to prepare for the holidays. That’s when Tillus and the team unite to make this Christmas extra special for their busy friend.

 

  • Series: Casey and Friends (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Octane Press (October 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1937747611
  • Cost: $13.50

For reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27819265-casey-s-bright-red-christmas?from_search=true&search_version=service

 

http://www.amazon.com/Caseys-Bright-Christmas-Casey-Friends/dp/1937747611/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449607364&sr=1-4

 

 

 

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About the Author: Holly Dufek has spent nearly 15 years writing and editing educational curriculum for publishers such as Holt McDougal, National Geographic Education and Riverside Publishing. Holly has worked to develop content to enrich the National Common Core Standards for elementary through high school classrooms. Born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her bachelor’s degree, double majoring in English and History. Her first classroom experience was substitute teaching while in graduate school at DePaul University for her Master’s in Education. Holly did her practicum in U.S. History. Licensed to teach History and English through the 12th grade, Holly decided to turn her focus on curriculum development. A Year on the Farm is her first published children’s book. Working with an amazing design team to bring agricultural education to life has been one of the most enriching experiences for her. Holly lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with her husband, Matt, and their three children. https://octanepress.com/author/holly-dufek

 

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December 8, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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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Giveaway Ends Dec 5th, 2015

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Winner is #6 – Michelle Willms

 

 

 

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

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop. Ends December 31st


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Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookhounds

December 21st to 31st

2 winners for this Hop.

 3 Books each

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This giveaway close at midnight on Wednesday, December 31st  and the winners will be selected at random.org and post January 1st 2015.

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Winner will be posted Jan 1 @ 12 noon.

Winner #39 – BookLady

Winner #35 – Holly Letson

Thanks to all that took part.

December 20, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Book Review: My Weird School Special: Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Walls!


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My Weird School Special: Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Walls! by Dan Gutman

A.J. and the gang from My Weird School star in this series of after-school, holiday-themed chapter books featuring brand-new hilarious stories and thirty-two pages of games, puzzles, and more.

It’s Christmas, and you know what that means! Santa Claus is coming to town! Or at least to the local mall. But what happens when kid rapper Cray-Z gives a Christmas concert at the same mall and all his fans go bananas? One thing’s for sure—if A.J. and his friends from EllaMentrySchool want to save the day, they will need a Christmas miracle.

Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his wacky, kid-friendly sense of humor to this all-new series of holiday adventures. With My Weird School trivia and Christmas-themed facts and puzzles, this is one weird Christmas special you don’t want to miss!

Book Description

The weirdest Christmas story in the history of the world!

Plus 32 pages of bonus content!

Professor A.J.’s Christmas Facts

Puzzles

Trivia

Games

and more! http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/My-Weird-School-Special-Deck-Halls-Were-Off-Walls-/?isbn13=9780062206824&tctid=100

 

My Review: A.J. and his friends are back for another adventure. And this time they can’t wait to go to the mall to see Santa and let him know what they want for Christmas. With 32 pages of bonus content of trivia, games, puzzles, Professor A.J.’s Christmas facts and more!

 

 

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

 

 

December 18, 2013 Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time. Ends July 21st


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Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time by Corine Hyman, Ph.D. Illustrated by Julie Bryant

About the Book: Why do we give gifts to each other at Christmas time if it is Jesus’ birthday?”  This is a question that everyone has wondered at least once in their life. However, few have been able to come up with an answer.  This fall, join Evelyn and her friends as they discover the reason why we give gifts to each other at Christmas time if it is Jesus’ birthday.  http://whywegive.weebly.com/

My Review: What is your reason for giving gifts at Christmas? Well, Evelyn decided to find out from her friends why they give gifts at Christmas and she found out that they all had different reasons. Some gave gifts because God gave His only son, and they know one day they will live forever. Some gave gifts because it pleases God, some gave to help others who have less, and some gave to expect nothing in return, while others gave their time. Most importantly, Christ freely gave the gift of salvation when he died for all our sins.

The principle of this book is to teach not only children but adults that gift giving is not only for Christmas but we should learn to give all year round. Learn to give your time to help those in need. Every page has a scripture at the bottom that will encourage the reader about giving.

I recommend this book for classroom teaching and anyone who has children to buy this book. This will help children understand the real meaning of Christmas.

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.

About the Author:  Corine Hyman is a clinical psychologist who has been helping families for close to 10 years.  Currently, she lives in Baltimore, MD where she has opened her home to children without families by becoming a foster parent.  The idea for “Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time” was placed in her heart many years ago.  It is the first of many books that she plans on publishing that uses the Word of God to help children and adults understand the biblical bases for why Christians do what they do.

In an interview, Corine can discuss topics such as tips for celebrating the true meaning of Christmas; simple ways
to teach kids the meaning of popular Christmas traditions; making holiday shopping fun and meaningful for your kids and how to encourage charitable giving in your children during the holidays. http://whywegive.weebly.com/about-us.html

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Giveaway Ends July 21st, 2013  

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Winner is #2 – charmandluckBenita

July 9, 2013 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: A Gift for Santa. Ends Dec 31st


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A Gift for Santa by Karen Dove and Illustrated by Gray Sanchez

About the Book: Share God’s love with the children in your life, through this unforgettable story of how Santa came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. You will fall in love with Dolly and Bea as you share their amazing adventure with Santa and visit the manger bed of the Savior of the world.

My Review: This story is about how Santa flew back in time to Bethlehem where he found the stable with baby Jesus in it. He fell to his knees and worship and praise God for the Savior’s birth. Santa learned the true meaning of Christmas. Jesus and not Santa is the reason for celebrating Christmas.

This book is illustrated by Gary Sanchez with beautiful bright and bold colors which helps tell the story.

Pages: 50

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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Giveaway Ends December 31st.

Author is giving away 1 signed copy of this book to 1 winner.

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Winner is #13 – cynthia

December 7, 2012 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! Ends Dec 25th


Happy Birthday Jesus by Michelle Medlock Adams

Happy Birthday Jesus! Written by Michelle Medlock Adams Illustrated by Olga & Aleksey Ivanov

Each Christmas, we celebrate a very special day – Jesus’ Birthday. Follow this young family as they add birthday traditions to their Christmas festivities. They hang streamers, make a birthday cake, and even sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus. This story introduces children to the significance of the holiday in a very relatable way.

My Review: It’s Christmas day and the children can’t wait to celebrate because “Today is Jesus’ special day!” As they hang streamers and decorating the Christmas tree and putting on their Christmas hats singing songs. Their mom is in the kitchen baking a cake for the special day.

This rhyming story gives the reason for the season, the reason for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Happy Birthday, Jesus has colorful illustrations by the illustrators which brings the story to life.

Ages: 2 and Up

Pages: 22

About the Author: http://www.michellemedlockadams.com/mma-writing-about.html

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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Giveaway Ends December 25th.

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Merry Christmas Everybody.

The Winner is #18 – Jany

December 1, 2012 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

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