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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. Ends October 31st


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Welcome to Spooktacular Giveaway Hop October 15th – 31st

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

Prize Pack is 2 Children’s books

The Zombie Chasers

The Zombie Chasers #5

Galaxys

Galaxy’s Most Wanted by John Kloepfer

Case File 13 #2 Making the Team

Case File: Making the Team

Case File 13 #3 Evil Twins

Case File: Evil Twins

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Giveaway Ends October 31st

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Winner is #26 – Karen Johnson

October 14, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , , | 34 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: The Greedy King. Ends Oct 18th


The Greedy King

Aristoddlers Presents: The Greedy King, a Tale of Ancient Greece by Mitchell Biesemeyer, illustrated by Santiago Germano

About the Book: Does money make you happy? The Greedy King is certain it does. The Greedy King has so much treasure, he thinks he must be the happiest man who ever lived. When a wise man tells the Greedy King he is only lucky, events are set in motion that will change the world. Aristoddlers adapts true stories from Greek and Roman history into illustrated stories for children, sharing these ancient lessons with the next generation. This is the story of greedy King Croesus and wise Solon, and what it really means to be happy.

Page: 50

My Review: This story reminds me about Snow White and the Evil Queen. Just like the Evil Queen, the Greedy Kings wanted everyone to know how rich and happy he was. So he invited the wisest man in Greece to see his great life. “Have you ever met a happier man?” asked the greedy king. The wise man said, “I once met a farmer who worked hard every day. And he went on to tell the greedy king how the farmer gave food and money to those who needed it, and he lived a happy life. The Kind was confused and upset. The wise man gave more examples of what others have done and how they were the happiest that ever lived, because their lives were spent to save or help others. And he told the king that he is only lucky. The king was angry and demanded to know why he wasn’t the happiest man who ever lived. Wouldn’t like to know what happened to the Greedy King? Well, you just have to buy a copy to find out.

A lot of us can learn from this book that true happiness comes from doing what is good. Being greedy can make us happy for now, but true happiness comes from helping others.

The Greedy King is based on a story by an ancient Greek historian from the 5th century named Herodotus. His story was based as an account of the wars between Persia and Greece. He wrote his story as a warning to Greeks about the dangers of tyranny. The author retold the story of King Croesus and the wise man Solon. You can read more about this at the last page of the book. Santiago Germano did a wonderful job illustrating this story which help tells the story. I highly recommend this book.

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

About Talltails Publishing: Founded in 2008, Tall Tails Publishing House is a small press dedicated to providing entertaining and beautifully illustrated children’s books that inspire young people to explore the world around them. We are located in Oklahoma, and are always ready to support local authors and illustrators.  http://www.talltailspublishing.com

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Giveaway Ends October 18th, 2014

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Winner is #8 – Mandy Kauffman

September 30, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Minimum Wage Millionaire. Ends Oct 18th


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The Minimum Wage Millionaire: How a Part Time After School Job Can Change Your Financial Life by Bill Edgar

About the Book: The Minimum Wage Millionaire is a must read for teenagers and parents of teenagers who want to learn about how money works. The book presents a practical approach to accumulating wealth for teenagers who are just starting to earn income with a part time job. Using simple analogies to unravel complex financial concepts allows the young mind to grasp why it is important to invest early and how to start with their first paycheck.

Pages: 80

 

 

My Review: I will advice every parent to have a copy of this book. This book will educate your children about how to save and budget financially. Great for adults also.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

For Review visit http://www.amazon.com/The-Minimum-Wage-Millionaire-Part-Time/dp/1499218958/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

 

 

 

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About this author: Bill Edgar is the author of The Minimum Wage Millionaire: How a Part Time After School Job Can Change Your Financial Life. He is passionate about helping youth understand how to become wealthy. He lives in Elburn, Illinois, with his three nearly teenage daughters (who will all be required to read his book). http://bookpublicityservices.com/minimum-wage-millionaire-bill-edgar/

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Giveaway Ends October 18th, 2014

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Winner is # 6 – Kristy

September 26, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight and Giveaway. The Counterfeit Father. Ends Oct 13


The Counterfeit Father

The Counterfeit Father

From the outside, 13 year old Tony looks like he has quite the life: A whole estate to himself. A fangirl he flirts with online. A pet monkey. (His third!) Until you notice the wheelchair. Or that he only speaks with his mother by intercom. Or that he doesn’t seem to know who his real father is. And now, to save his home from a mysterious trust, Tony will have to ride in a broken-down motorcycle with someone who may not be who he seems, and solve the biggest mystery of all-Who he really is.

Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-0-9961088-0-5
Publisher: Stick Raven
Distributed by: Ingram

PV

PV Lundqvist is a writer and father living in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He loves his kids, pet pigs and baseball–in that order. You can follow him on twitter (pvlundqvist), or read his blog http://pvlundqvist.blogspot.com/

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Giveaway Ends October 13th, 2014

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Winner is Rebecca Swenor

September 19, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Alien In My Pocket 3. Ends Oct 13th


Alien in my pocket

Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active. Written by Nate Ball and Illustrated by Macky Pamintuna

About the Book: This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.

Nothing’s been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp’s radio accidentally broadcasts Amp’s messages all over Zack’s hometown. Now it’s up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic.

With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards. http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062216274/alien-in-my-pocket-3-radio-active

Age: 6-10

Pages: 144

My Review: This is not only a funny book but educational as well. A book children will love to read. In book 3, Amp, a blue alien decides to build a quantum radio to contact his home planet but things did go as planned and its up to Zack and his friend Olivia to save the day. Included in the book, is a Do-It- Yourself instructions on how to build your own radio. Illustration by Macky Pamintuan helps tell the story.

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: Nate Ball is the host of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS reality shows Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. An MIT graduate with a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering, Nate is also the cofounder of Atlas Devices, a two-time All-American pole-vaulter, and a competitive beatboxer. He lives with his wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Giveaway Ends October 13th, 2014

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Winner is #2 – Brenda

September 18, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: What is Love by Corine Hyman. Ends Sept 19th


What is Love

What Is Love by Corine Hyman and Illustrated by Daan Yahya

What is Love: A Kid Friendly Interpretation of 1 John 3:11, 16-18 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 & 13

About the Book: What is Love is a Bible based picture book that is designed to help children understand what love is. In the story, twins Kar’Leigh and Kar’Moni have just learned what the Bible says about love. Come join them as they bring to life 1 John 3:11, 16-18 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a & 13 in a way that is easy for children to understand. Each page includes a Bible verse and there are links in the back of the book to download free handwriting pages.

 

Pages: 26

 

My Review: In this book twins sisters Kar’Moni and Kar’Leigh shows just how important love is. They learned that they have to start by loving themselves. That is according to 1 John 3:11. “We should love one another”. It shows that when you love, you help those in need and that love is patient and kind. They also learn that love doesn’t brag about what you have to others or envy those who have. Love respects others and keeps no records of the wrongs. I like that every page has a scripture relating to the story.

The only part of the book I really didn’t agree with shows one of the twins with a crystal ball and the page talking about the gift of prophecy. When we have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, we do not need a crystal ball.

The illustrations are bright and colorful which helps tell the story. I recommend this book for Sunday school teaching.

 

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

 

 

About the Author: Corine Hyman, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Baltimore, MD where she treats children and adults who experience or may be at risk for trauma due to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Dr. Hyman’s clinical work has entailed addressing psychological and social issues that affect children both on the national and international level. These works include being a vital part in the development of The World Health Report 2001 – Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope. Current areas of clinical and research interest include the treating and understanding the long terms impacts of trauma on development, parent-child attachment/engagement and assessment issues. http://www.booksbycorine.com/

 

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Giveaway Ends September 19th, 2014

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Winner is #1 – dericka32

September 3, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Author/Book Spotlight. Giveaway: Wishing Will. Ends Sept 19th


Wishing Will

Wishing Will by Daniel Harvell

About the Book: Outcast middle schooler Will Cricket spends all of his time wishing for a better life. He wants a new look, popular friends, cool parents and enough coordination to dribble a basketball – but he never actively pursues any of it. When the magical wishing corporation known as the Sky Castle Network and Enterprises (a.k.a. the SCENE) agrees to grant him his ultimate wish to be someone different, he must work for his reward. Becoming a super-powered agent for the organization, Will teams up with a celestial wish agent with delusions of Hollywood stardom, a shape-changing half-Genie, a narcoleptic Dreamweaver and a stick-in-the-mud wish lawyer. Together, they grant the wishes of Will’s classmates and family members, helping the same people who pick on Will every day. As if these challenges weren’t enough, there’s a mystery surrounding his peculiar grandmother and a malevolent force bent on enslaving humanity. In order for his dream to come true, Will may have to fight for not only the wish but also for the entire world! http://danielharvell.com/books/

 

Page: 256

 

Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Wishing-Will-Daniel-Harvell/dp/1500505331/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

 

Daniel Harvell

 

About the Author: You write one short story at the age of 10 about a pit on the moon laden with poisonous hamburgers, and suddenly you’re an author. That’s the way I saw it when “Murder on the Moon” became an instant hit with my fourth-grade classmates. I’d always been a voracious reader, but upon sharing my little yarn with my friends, I suddenly realized the freedom (and power!) of becoming the storyteller. Over the next few years, I would go on to write several short stories, mostly involving murder mysteries and my schoolmates.

The thrill of whodunits subsided when I discovered the long and (theoretically) rewarding payoffs of the soap operatic style of telling tales, which was followed quickly by my unearthing of the superhero fiction genre (which is just soap operas in spandex).Fast-forward to my last semester at Florida State University, where I was starting to regret my decision to pursue a business management degree instead of something more literary. I had big stories in my head. Instead of second-guessing my educational path, I used my free time to pursue my passion. A few months later, my first novel had arrived in the world—and it wasn’t pretty. Like all writers, though, I had to start somewhere. To read more visit http://danielharvell.com/bio/

 

Author of Wishing Will and The Survivors

www.DanielHarvell.com

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Giveaway Ends September 19th, 2014

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August 31, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: My Weird School Books. Ends Sept 12th


Back to School Weird Kids Rule

My Weird School Special: Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! By Dan Gutman Pictures by Paillot

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

Summer is almost over, and you know what that means—time to head back to school! But when a tropical storm ends A.J.’s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea’s house. Ugh, disgusting! When everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won’t calm the kids down, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It’s a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry—Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they’ll never forget.

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

 

My Review: A book children will love to read. Narrated by Andrea, as she tells us about AJ’s family summer vacation in Bermuda, her love for school and their rules, learning new things in school, Off to day camp and many more. Read about the 32 pages of bonus content which includes Professor AJ’s Back to School facts, puzzles, trivia, games and more.

The illustrations by Jim Paillot helps to makes the story hilarious. I highly recommend this book.

 

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.

 

 

Miss Klute is a Hoot

My Weirder School 11! Miss Klute Is a Hoot! By Dan Gutman Pictures by Paillot

The reading scores at Ella Mentry School are way down, so Mr. Macky has decided to hire a special new helper to whip the kids into shape—Miss Klute, a Labradoodle! A.J. and his friends don’t understand why they have to read to a therapy dog every day at story time, until the first time they do it. Suddenly everyone wants a turn reading to Miss Klute! But when the kids decide that Miss Klute is spending too much time inside listening to stories—that their therapy dog herself needs therapy—they let her outside, and all chaos breaks loose!

Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

 

 

 

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Giveaway Ends September 12th, 2014

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Winner is #4 – Alexa Cohen

August 26, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Author’s Spotlight/Giveaway: Princess Nevaeh. Ends Sept 10th


Princess Nevaeh

 

About the Book: Six year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is. She will soon learn that her wish to be a princess takes a little bit more than just asking. Lessons on self-discovery are taught by her Mimi who makes her understand that being a princess takes work.

 

Paperback: 34 pages

Publisher: Thy Word Publishing (August 10, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0989969126

ISBN-13: 978-0989969123

 

 

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About the Author: Paulette is a mother, grandmother, Bible teacher, radio host, and writer.  She has been mentoring and teaching women for years though seminars, workshops and conferences. Paulette’s desire is to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while dealing with issues that hinder women from fulfilling their God given purpose. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying.

As a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry called “Write Now,” a literary program that specializes in coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development, and publication of Christian books.

http://www.pauletteharper.com/index.htm

 

 

 

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Giveaway Ends Sept  10th

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Winner is #9 – Holly

August 21, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop Aug 20th-27th


Clear Your Shelf August (2)

 

Welcome to the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop Aug 20th-27th

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There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

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Prize Pack is 3 Children’s books

Select 3 Books from the list below

Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator. A Mystery by Jennifer Allison

Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator

Rodzina

Rodzina

Mudshark

Mudshark

The Unseen

The Unseen

diary-of-a-wimpy-kid (3)

The Ugly Truth

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

rudy-and-cirrus-of-karma

Rudy and Cirrus of Karma

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This giveaway close at midnight on August 27th and the winner will be selected at random.org and post August 28th  2014.

 

 

This Giveaway Has Ended

 

Winner is #17 – Merry

 

 

 

August 19, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , | 28 Comments

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