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Author/Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Whole-Brain Child Workbook. Ends June 21st


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The Whole-Brain Child Workbook: Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activities to Nurture Developing Minds by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Based on their NY Times Best Selling book, The Whole-Brain Child, internationally acclaimed neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson have created a workbook to apply Whole-Brain principles. The Whole-Brain Child Workbook has a unique, interactive approach that allows readers not only to think more deeply about how the ideas fit their own parenting approach, but also develop specific and practical ways to implement the concepts — and bring them to life for themselves and for their children. Dozens of clear, practical and age specific exercises and activities. Applications for clinicians, parents, educators, grandparents and care-givers. http://www.prbythebook.com/wholebrain-child

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http://www.pesipublishing.com/go/wholebrainchild/Inside.html

For reviews visit @amazon.com and @goodread

Paperback, $24.99
PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 9781936128747
Non-fiction/Parenting

img_dan_bio_v2Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative. http://www.drdansiegel.com/about/biography/

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Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the New York Times Best Selling THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD (Random House Delacorte, 2011), which has now been published in over twenty languages, and the New York Times best-selling NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE (Random House Bantam, 2014).  She is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, where she offers parenting consultations and provides therapy to children and adolescents.

http://tinabryson.com/about-tina/

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June 5, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: I Hate to Read! Ends June 16th


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I Hate to Read by Rita Marshall and Etienne Delessert

About the Book: Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Reissued here with a text crafted for even younger readers, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication. http://gonereading.com/product/i-hate-to-read-by-rita-marshall/

 

Pages: 32

Ages: 5 and up

 

 

My Review: Have you tried to get your child to read and they just want to do other things like play video games? Well, meet Victor Dickens a stubborn boy who wear his helmet when skateboarding, combs his hair for the class picture, like to share with his dog, Page. He is good in math and science but fails in ABCs. Victor just hates reading.

So why he was pretending to read while watching Television, some characters started to crawl out of the book. First it was a crocodile in a white coat asking him to jump into his pocket. It’s time to read said the crocodile, it’s story time. But Victor told him that he hate to read. And that’s how his adventure started with each character from the book giving Victor an invitations to encourage him to read. With each adventures, Victor started to find reading interesting as he read each page, he just hated the story to come to an end. This will be a great addition to the school and home library.

 

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

 

 

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May 29, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Relax-a-bye Baby. Ends June 12th.


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Relax-a-bye Baby. A Bedtime Guide to Help Your Little One Relax and Sleep tight

About the Book: Ever have trouble getting your little one to settle down for bed? Relax-a-bye Baby is a painless bedtime guide as well as a fun and interactive approach to body relaxation and mindfulness. Think of this book as a useful bonding tool for parents and other caregivers. Let’s put an end to the bedtime frustration and embrace the wonders of bedtime – one child at a time. http://www.relaxabyebaby.com/the-book/

 

Pages: 36

Cost: $6.99

 

 

My Review: Do you struggle getting your child to settle down during bedtime? You have tried everything including relaxation techniques, but still couldn’t get your child to settle down. Do not give up as the author has included the relaxation techniques with her concept and decided to share it with others.

This book teaches how to practice the techniques that will help your child fall asleep. Like quieting their body, easing their mind, closing their eyes and breathing deeply. Relaxing every part of the body is important, from wiggling of their feet and let them rest, straighten the legs and settle them, wiggle their fingers, flex their hands and many more.The illustrations by Dana Theveneau are bold and bright which helps tell the story.

Buy a copy today and teach your child the best way to have a restful sleep.

 

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.

 

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About the Author: Mimi Sommers is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from University of Southern California. Early in her career, she moved to Switzerland to start a hygiene program for a private practice. She currently works part-time in Los Altos, CA and when she isn’t educating her patients on oral health, she enjoys traveling, tennis, hiking and brainstorming creative endeavors.  With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mimi most recently created a series of children’s interactive educational iPad Apps licensed under Life Skills Games, Inc.http://www.relaxabyebaby.com/about-us/

 

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May 20, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight: Giveaway: Growing Pains: Kendras Diaries. Ends May 25th


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Growing Pains: Kendras Diaries by K.P. Smith

Growing Pains; Kendras Dairies is the first book in the series chronicling the journey of Kendra Foster from adolescence to adulthood. I aspire to encourage, entertain, and inspire young adults. Life has its ups and downs, its bumps and its bruises. But with perseverance, determination, and faith you can be all you were born to be. Never Give Up!

About the Book

Meet Kendra Foster. She’s right in the middle of the roller coaster ride of growing up. Her family seems to be in a permanent state of disarray. High school is right around the corner and there is only one school she wants to attend but it is going to take a miracle for her to go. She finally made the cheerleading team which is the best thing that has happened since forever. But much to her dismay this wreaks havoc in a completely unexpected way. Then she has one year left to get Jamie’s attention yet she hasn’t been able to do that since fourth grade. And with the new girl everyone is going crazy over she doesn’t have much of a chance does she? Life is coming at her from all sides and she is determined to keep it all together. Kendra’s Diaries is the first installment in the Growing Pains series. During the twists, turns, ups and downs Kendra will develop courage, faith and perseverance. She will learn no matter what happens in life always remain positive and never give up. Life has a way of working itself out. http://www.iamkpsmith.com/books/

The Second Book in the Growing Pains Series coming soon!

Paperback: 242 pages

Cost: $10.99

Kindle: $1.99

Book Review http://www.amazon.com/Kendras-Diaries-Growing-Pains-Smith/dp/0615390307/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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About the Author: I love to read and it was my love for reading that ignited my passion to write. I am currently penning the Growing Pains Series. The First Book Kendra’s Diaries is available for purchase. The Second Book New Beginnings will be available soon. The Third Book Decisions is currently being penned. When I am not reading and writing I have lots of other hobbies to occupy my time. I love Sports football, basketball, tennis, golf yeah basically all of them. To read more http://www.iamkpsmith.com/about/

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Winner is #1 – Benita

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Children’s Book Week Giveaway: Ends May 10th, 2015


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May 4-10, 2015 — the 96th anniversary!

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books

for young people and the joy of reading.

http://www.bookweekonline.com/about

Thanks to Book Author Liam Moiser for donating 2 books for this giveaway.

Moore Field School and the Mystery

 Moore Field School and the Mystery (winners will receive a copy each)

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There will be two winners for this giveaway

The 1st winner will receive 3 books

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The 2nd winner will receive 2 books

List Your Book Choice in Your Comment below with your email address.

* The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez

* Saving Lucas Biggs

* Stinkin Thinkin Stinks

* Prairie Pictures

* The Zombie Chasers Nothing Left to ooze

* Basher Basics. Music: Hit The Right Note!

* Basher Basics. Weather. Whipping Up a Storm!

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Winners are #5 – Liz Mays

#10 – Julie Waldron

May 3, 2015 Posted by | Children’s Book Week, Free Giveaways | , , , , | 20 Comments

Giveaway: Free Comic Book Day, Ends Today


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May 2, comic book stores kicked off the Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day!

And this year, Mymcbooks decided to be a part of it by giving away Free Christian Comic Books to the first 5 listed name below.  The first 5 names will receive a selections of Christian Comic Books.

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First 5 Names Listed Below

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Samson

Elijah

moses

Beginning

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Esther

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May 2, 2015 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mymcbooks Mother’s Day Giveaway. Ends May 10th


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Founded of Mother’s Day Anna Marie Jarvis never married and had no children. After her mother’s death, Anna held a memorial to her mother and thereafter embarked upon a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Jarvis

There will be 1 Winner. List 3 Books in your comment below

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Kay’s Inspirational Book of Verses

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Awakenings

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Prayers That Change Things

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Fear Nothing

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The Intimate Mystery

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Winner #9 – Tish Wilson

April 28, 2015 Posted by | Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 13 Comments

Author/Book Spotlight. Giveaway: No Place for Kid. Ends April 25th


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No Place For Kids by Alison Lohans

About the Book: Sisters Jennifer and Sarah were once part of a happy, stable family, but their idyllic life comes to an abrupt halt with the death of their mother. Unable to cope with his grief and the needs of his two young daughters, their father finds comfort in alcohol, gets fired from his job, and loses his grip on his family.

As twelve-year-old Jennifer approaches maturity, she starts to develop a tough exterior, especially when she attracts unwelcome attention from one of her father’s friends. With nothing left to lose, the two sisters decide run away to their mother’s sister in Vancouver, setting out with very little money and no clear plan. Along the way, they must overcome fear, loneliness, illness, and the conflict inherent in their sibling relationship. This emotional story deals with mature themes, but is ultimately about the enduring bonds of family. Suitable for readers aged nine to eleven.

Juvenile Fiction (ages 9 to 11)
Heritage House • October 2014
5 x 7, 144 pages

Paper back $9.95

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About the Author: Award-winning Canadian Alison Lohans has published 26 books with presses in Canada and New Zealand. Many of her books have been finalists for awards such as the CLA Young Adult Book Award, three different categories of the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the High Plains Book Awards, and the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award. This Land We Call Home (Pearson Education New Zealand) won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award for YA Literature. Her latest novels for readers of various ages include the newly re-released No Place for Kids(Heritage House, Wandering Fox Imprint, 2014); Leaving Mr. Humphries (Your Nickel’s Worth, 2013); Crossings (Bundoran Press, 2012); Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn, 2011); and Dog Alert (Pearson New Zealand, 2011).


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Award-winning Canadian Alison Lohans has published 26 books with presses in Canada and New Zealand. Many of her books have been finalists for awards such as the CLA Young Adult Book Award, three different categories of the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the High Plains Book Awards, and the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award. This Land We Call Home (Pearson Education New Zealand) won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award for YA Literature. Her latest novels for readers of various ages include the newly re-released No Place for Kids(Heritage House, Wandering Fox Imprint, 2014); Leaving Mr. Humphries (Your Nickel’s Worth, 2013); Crossings (Bundoran Press, 2012); Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn, 2011); and Dog Alert (Pearson New Zealand, 2011).


Alison was first published at age 12. Realizing from an early age that it must be difficult to make a living as a writer, she decided to follow her second passion–music–as well, and taught instrumental music for a few years before “retiring” to start a family and concentrate more on her writing.
Alison’s first book was published in 1983, and since that time she has given more than a thousand author talks in schools and libraries across Canada. She has taught writing and has mentored many other writers; in 2002-2003 she served as Writer-in-Residence for Regina Public Library. She was thrilled to serve in this role, and to be able to give back to the community, after she benefitted enormously when Canadian writer Janet Lunn served as Writer-in-Residence 20 years earlier. Many of Alison’s former students have gone on to publish their own books, and have sometimes won awards. Alison was awarded the 2012 YWCA Jacqui Schumiatcher Woman of Distinction for her contributions to the arts, and her name has been placed on a City of Regina list for potential names for new streets. Alison Lohans lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. http://www.wanderingfoxbooks.com/no-place-for-kids/

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Giveaway Ends April  25th, 2015

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Winner is Nancy Loring

March 31, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Author/Books Spotlight. Giveaway: The Shenanigans Series Book 1. History in the Faking. Ends Apr 14th


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The Shenanigans Series Book 1. History in the Faking by Andreas Oertel

About the Book: Life is getting more dismal by the minute in the town of Sultana, Manitoba. Thanks to a dry season that nearly dried up the river, no one wants to camp there anymore. There aren’t enough tourists to keep the local restaurant busy and, if Cody’s best friend’s mom loses her job there, the family will have to move away. Cody, his best friend, Eric, and Eric’s twin sister, Rachel, concoct an elaborate hoax that transforms this tiny town into a hotbed of activity-a hoax involving an “ancient Egyptian” tablet discovered in Sultana. Soon the tourists come flooding back, but Cody, Eric, and Rachel discover that they should have been more careful about what they wished for. This quirky caper will appeal to children aged eight to ten.

 

 

Andreas Oertel

About the Author: Andreas was born in Germany, but lived most of his life in Canada. He’s travelled all over the world and had a hundred different jobs — everything from rickshaw driver to health inspector — but his favourite occupation is writing.

His middle grade fiction is critically acclaimed and has been nominated for several awards (Silver Birch Award, Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award, Charlotte Award). Andreas spends much of his free time visiting schools, and in 2012 and 2013 he was Writer in Residence at Lac du Bonnet’s Centennial School. To read more http://www.andreasoertel.com/biography.html

 

 

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Giveaway Ends April 14th, 2015

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Winner #3 – Keri Justice

March 27, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Author/Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Turtle Of Oman. Ends Apr 8th


 

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The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye

In this brief novel, told in short chapters by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye, Aref Al-Amri says good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is Naomi Shihab Nye’s first novel set in the Middle East since her acclaimed Habibi.

Aref Al-Amri does not want to leave Oman. He does not want to leave his elementary school, his friends, or his beloved grandfather, Siddi. He does not want to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his parents will go to graduate school. His mother is desperate for him to pack his suitcase—but he refuses. Finally, she calls Siddi for help. But rather than pack, Aref and Siddi go on a series of adventures. They visit the camp of a thousand stars deep in the desert, they sleep on Siddi’s roof, they fish in the Gulf of Oman and dream about going to India, they travel to the nature reserve to watch the sea turtles. At each stop, Siddi finds a small stone that he later slips into Aref’s suitcase—mementos of home.

http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062019721/the-turtle-of-oman

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19321409-the-turtle-of-oman

 

  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 16.99 USD
  • Ages: 8 to 12

 

My Review: A story about a boy leaving his home in Oman, friends, and his grandfather to move to America. He doesn’t think the kids in Michigan would like him and why should he move when he has everything he needs in Oman.  A story most kids can relate too.

 

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.

 

Naomi Nye

About this author:Naomi Shihab Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother. During her high school years, she lived in Ramallah in Jordan, the Old City in Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, where she later received her B.A. in English and world religions from Trinity University. She is a novelist, poet and songwriter.She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2010.

 

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Giveaway Ends April 8th, 2015

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Winner is #3 – Carol L

 

March 24, 2015 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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