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


Deck the Halls

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


Why We Give Gifts

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

Giveaway Rules

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This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends July 21st, 2013  

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

This Giveaway Has Ended!

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


A Gift for Santa

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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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends December 31st.

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

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

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This Giveaway Has Ended

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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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends December 25th.

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

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

1. Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Merry Christmas Everybody.

The Winner is #18 – Jany

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

Christmas Giveaway:The Christmas Village. Ends Dec 25th


The Christmas Village

About the Book: When Jamie Reynolds comes to his grandparents’ Vermonthome for Christmas, he just wants things to go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to Grandma’s miniature Christmas Village, where he imagines that life is perfect. Late one night, the village comes to life before Jamie’s eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed. He discovers that the village is called Canterbury, where the year is 1932. He becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble. As Jamie desperately races against time to find his way back home, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.

Read my review https://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/book-review-and-giveaway-wow-blog-tour-the-christmas-village-ends-dec-10th/#comments

And for a chance to win leave your comments below.

There will be 2 Winners.

Giveaway Rules

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Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends December 25th.

There will be 2 winners.

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Merry Christmas

Winners

#9 – Carol L

#4 – Terry Young

December 1, 2012 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 14 Comments

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise. Ends Dec 12th


Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise

About the Book: Kirby Puckernut is Santa’s cleverest little elf. While dreaming up marvelous toys for good girls and boys, Kirby has his best idea yet – a real elf in every home, all through the holidays, spreading Christmas Magic! Santa finds the perfect family and allows Kirby to serve as the test elf for the first momentous visit. Fun and adventure are at every turn, but not everything goes as planned…

Will Kirby’s idea be a success?

Mymcbooks review: A MUST for every household for Christmas. Watch out for my review coming soon.

About the Author:  Alicia Richardson has created a new Christmas classic with her children’s book, Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise. Alicia Richardson resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and four children. She has always had a flair for storytelling, and has given life to a special little elf named Kirby Puckernut.

From Alicia: This magical story came about when Santa sent one of his elves, Kirby Puckernut, to live in our home at Christmastime. Kirby was creative, very fun and persistent. It wasn’t enough for him to simply observe our family and help deliver my children’s gifts – he wanted to get to know them. Our family has enjoyed the magical days of Kirby’s visits year after year. Come share in our tradition – invite Kirby and the Els Mere elves into your home this Christmas season! Visit author’s website  http://www.kirbypuckernut.com/home

Follow the blog tour  to: http://www.mediaguests.net/authors/alicia-richardson

To order a copy visit http://www.kirbypuckernut.com/buy

Title: Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise
Author: Alicia Richardson
Illustrations: Don Seegmiller
Hardcover: 40 pages
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4507-2939-0
Dimensions: 12 x 11 x .5 inches

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends December 12th.

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

Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

This Giveaway Has Ended!

Winner is #6 – Heidi Grange

November 15, 2012 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Book Review and Giveaway: WOW Blog Tour – The Christmas Village. Ends Dec 10th


WOW BLOG TOUR: The ChristmasVillage by Melissa Ann Goodwin

About the Author: Melissa Ann Goodwin is a native New Englander, now living inSanta Fe,New Mexicowith her husband, artist J. Richard Secor. She has written extensively for Fun for Kidz, Boys’ Quest and Hopscotch for Girls. She was a regular feature article contributor to the Caregiver’s Home Companion for more than five years. Her work has appeared in Guideposts’ Angels on Earth, Caregivers’ Home Companion, Caring Today, The Lutheran Digest, The Peak Magazine, The Andover Townsman, and theMartha’s VineyardGazette. Her poetry took 10th prize in The Writer’s Digest 2010 annual competition. TheChristmasVillageis her first novel.

Author’s Websites:

Melissa Ann Goodwin http://writeryogini.blogspot.com/

The ChristmasVillage http://thechristmasvillagebook.blogspot.com

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Christmas-Village/243381569015162

Twitter: @GoodwinMelissa

Note: here is the link to Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Village-Melissa-Ann-Goodwin/dp/1463646259/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317935533&sr=8-1

Link to Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/95060

 

About WOW! Women on Writing is a global magazine, designed to support women’s creativity, energy, blood, sweat and tears, throughout all stages of the writing process. We envision Wow! being a favorite watering hole for professionals, the up-and-coming, and the recipients of our labors–the avid readers. Our concept is unique, as it fills in the missing gap between writing websites and women’s magazines. We are dedicated to raising the overall standards within the writing community, and devote an active profile within writing industry associations, organizations and websites. Read more http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/aboutus.php

About the Book: When Jamie Reynolds comes to his grandparents’Vermonthome for Christmas, he just wants things to go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to Grandma’s miniatureChristmasVillage, where he imagines that life is perfect. Late one night, the village comes to life before Jamie’s eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed. He discovers that the village is calledCanterbury, where the year is 1932. He becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble. As Jamie desperately races against time to find his way back home, he is suddenly faced with a terrifying choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.

My Review: TheChristmasVillage is a delightful holiday story about a 12 years old boy named Jamie. When his dad left them Jamie was unhappy because everyone talked about them but not to them. So his mother decided that a trip to his grandparent’s house inVermont for the Christmas holiday will be better.

When his grandmother shown them a miniature Christmas Village Jamie is drawn to it. Later that day, Jamie imagined how perfect life would be in a perfect little village likeCanterbury, and he made a wish “I wish I could live inCanterbury,” and tiptoed to bed. Late one night the miniature village came to life before Jamie’s eyes. Is theChristmasVillagereally what it seems? What secret does the miniatureChristmasVillagehold?

This book will take the readers on a rollercoaster ride to a place in time full of excitement, suspense and twists that will surprise you toward the end of the book. What an interesting read am still smiling. I highly recommend this book.

Pages: 198

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.

 

Giveaway Rules

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This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends December 10th.

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

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

1. Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

This Giveaway has ended!

November 20, 2011 Posted by | Blog Tour, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Mymcbooks Christmas Gifts for Children Giveaway. Ends Dec 13th


Welcome to Mymcbooks Christmas Gifts for Children

For this Giveaway there will be 3 Winners.

Please see and read the rules below.

 

SmartLab Science Lab. Age 8 +

Kit includes: Weather Lab: 11 easy to assembel parts, including thermometer, compass and rain gauge with stand. Weather Tracker. Cloud poster and Sticker sheet. Mad Science Lab: 3 test tubes with lids, 4 part snap together stand, Funnel, Beaker, Eyedropper, Tongs, Mix and measure scoop and 6 grams of glow in the dark powder. Robotics Lab: 24 robot parts with glowing wings, grears, and bolts Gearbox with moter, 6 traction pads, 24″ string, 8 activity cards, booklet and instruction sheet.

28 Piece Microscope Kit: MicroExplorer 100. Your gateway to a world of micropic adventures. Age 8 +

Meade Microscope comes with: 100x, 400x and 900x Magnifications, Built in light for Direct iiumination, Microscope, Scalpel, Needle, Stirring Rod, Graduated Cylinder, Empty Vial, Tweezers, Eosin Red dye, Fenazo Blue Dye, Storage Bottle, Sea Salt, Petri Dish, Specimen Tray, Specimen Cutter, Spare light Bulb, Prepared Sliders, Blank Slides, Slide Labels, Slide Covers, Cover Slips.

A Busy Day Board Book and Nesting Blocks. Age 9 months +

Includes an Enchanting Board Book and 10 Nesting Blocks.

Entries - 89

 

Giveaway Rules

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First winner will take first prize

Second winner will take second prize

Third winner will take third prize

Please Don’t Forget to Read the Rules.

Must be a follower to enter this giveaway. Non-Followers will be deleted.

 

If you are having problems with the form please leave your answers in the comment field stating that you are a Follower.

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This giveaway close at midnight on Tuesday, December 13th and the winner will be selected at random.org and posted at  noon December 13th. Winner will be notified by email.

 

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November 10, 2011 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , | 26 Comments

List of Children’s Chrsitmas Books for 2010


For a full list of Christmas Books visit http://astore.amazon.com/memchiboogif-20

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December 5, 2010 Posted by | Holiday Books For Children | , , , | Leave a comment

Free Christmas Giveaway 2010


Free Christmas Giveaway for 2 lucky winners. Begins December 1st, 2010 and ends December 14th, 2010.

How to enter

Mandatory Entry: Liked Memorable Children Books & Gifts on facebook click
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And if you don’t have a facebook page you can Subscriber to Mymcbooks Blog https://mymcbooks.wordpress.com and leave a comment in Free Christmas Giveaway 2010 comment field.

Mandatory Entry: Visit http://www.mcbooksandgifts.com/subscriberspage.html to enter your shipping information.

Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. If I can’t contact you, I will have to choose someone else.

Please follow the rules stated above. Winner will be selected at Random. USA Resident Only.

This giveaway has now ended.

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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