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Book Spotlight: Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day


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About the Book: Cave Kiddos is a fun book about four Paleolithic children who share the experience of developing and learning important words and concepts. Join Alk, Haha, Lala, and Zee as they discover the world around them.

 

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 6, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 152324450X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523244508
  • Cost: $9.99

 

Reviews on amazon and goodread : http://www.amazon.com/Cave-Kiddos-Eric-Jay-Cash-ebook/dp/B01C1NSXAC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29325841-cave-kiddos

 

 

 

About the Author: Eric Jay Cash became fascinated with speech and developmental learning when he worked with his children who are both delayed speakers. He lives in a cave on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and two cave kiddos.

April 28, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: Rocket-Bye


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Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova

Carole P. Roman travels to the stars, orbiting the moon and rocketing past planets in this adorable journey to the far reaches of the galaxy. A beautiful bedtime poem, this verse is sure to delight any child before they go to sleep. http://caroleproman.com/home

 

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530243378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530243372

 

For reviews click on the links below

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29580147-rocket-bye?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

 

http://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Bye-Carole-P-Roman/dp/1530243378/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Spotlight: Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?


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Can a Princess Be a Firefighter by Carole P. Roman, illustrations by Mateya Arkova

 

Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess, ‘ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

http://caroleproman.com/home

  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530361842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530361847

 

For Reviews click on the links below

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29656071-can-a-princess-be-a-firefighter?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/Can-Princess-Firefighter-Carole-Roman/dp/1530361842/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Spotlight: If You Were Me and Lived in Egypt.


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If You Were Me and Lived in Egypt. A Child’s Introduction to Culture Around the World.

About the Book: Join Carole P. Roman when she visits the stunning and exciting land of Egypt in the newest book of her informative series. Learn why this ancient land often called “the cradle of civilization.” Travel down the Nile to discover Egypt’s fascinating history. See the land through the eyes of a youngster like you and understand what life is like in this exotic place. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair world traveler.

http://caroleproman.com/home

  • Series: If You Were Me and Lived in…
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523374462
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523374465
  • Cost: $10.99 @ amazon

 

For reviews visit

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29453528-if-you-were-me-and-lived-in-Egypt

http://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Lived-Egypt-Introduction/dp/1523374462/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book/Author Spotlight: Henry Cicada’s Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade.


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From critically acclaimed author David Teague, this boisterous and funny novel about friendship and self–discovery will send readers on the wackiest adventure of their lives!

It’s no surprise when the doghouse in Henry Cicada’s backyard starts glowing. After all, it’s made out of Elktonium, a luminescent green metal his mom invented. But Henry is surprised when the doghouse transports him into the imagination of a twelve-year-old girl named Lulu. So surprised, in fact, he forgets his whole plan to be just ordinary.

But as Henry gets to know Lulu, he realizes she’s a real girl who is in real trouble. Henry knows he has to help Lulu, but doing something so heroic, so courageous, so audacious…well, it would mean abandoning his quest to be ordinary once and for all.

From David Teague, the co-author of Saving Lucas Biggs and Connect the Stars, comes a wacky, heartfelt adventure that emphasizes the importance of just being yourself…no matter how unordinary that may be.

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 19, 2016)
  • Cost: $16.99

 

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Marisa de los Santos has published three New York Times bestselling novels for adults, including Love Walked In and Belong to Me, while David Teague is the author of the picture book Franklin’s Big Dreams. Together, they are the authors of Saving Lucas Biggs and Connect the Stars. Married for over twenty years, Marisa and David live with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finn and Huxley, in Wilmington, Delaware. http://davidteague.net/

April 6, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author/Book Spotlight: The Passover Surprise


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From the author:
Lisa and her little brother Jon enjoy collecting stamps. But when their father holds a contest to decide which child will get a new large stamp album, Lisa has to solve a difficult problem.

This middle-grade fiction chapter book takes place around 1960 and includes details about Jewish soldiers’ experiences during World War II and early stages of the Civil Rights Movement. The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015) also portrays a Jewish family celebrating Sabbath and Passover. Parents and teachers can use the Discussion Guide to discuss issues raised in this book, such as sibling rivalry, bullying, discrimination, and Jewish traditions, with their children and students.

 

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Fictive Press (January 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927663172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927663172
  • Cost: $10.33 @amazon

 

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About the Author: Janet Ruth Heller teaches English and Womens Studies at Western Michigan University. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. The University of Missouri Press published her scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, in 1990. Her fiction picture book for children about bullying and self-esteem, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell, 2006) has won four national awards. Janet has also published 150 poems. She is President of the Michigan College English Association.

April 1, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giveaway: Guinness World Records. Ends April 16th


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Amazing Body Records

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Amazing Body Records! is the ultimate book on the most hair-raising, tongue-wagging, head-turning world records. Meet the world’s hairiest family, the most tattooed man, the planet’s loudest burper, and many more amazing people whose unique talents and physical attributes have earned them a Guinness World Records title.

Guinness World Records chapter books present the stories behind the greatest records with full-color photos and 100 records per book. The easy-to-read text is organized into engaging chapters that will captivate the most avid and reluctant readers alike!

 

My Review: Want to take part in the Guinness World Record? Then learn how these people grew the longest nails, largest afro, the highest Mohawk spike, the longest beard, longest nose, shortest woman, tallest woman and more.

 

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Wacky Wheels

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Buckle up! The Guinness World Record holders in Wacky Wheels cover all the vehicles that roll along. From the largest monster truck to the loudest bike horn, these Guinness World Records will rev the engines of imagination. Simple text and full-color photos will make learning about exciting topics fun for beginning readers.

Guinness World Records: Wacky Wheels is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

 

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Daring Dogs

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Sit, speak, roll over. Surf, recycle, scooter? No, we’re not wagging your tail! Dogs of all breeds and sizes are impressive. From heroic rescues to zany tricks, the awe-inspiring pooches in Daring Dogs have gone above and beyond to earn their Guinness World Records. Simple text and full-color photos will make learning about exciting topics fun for beginning readers.

Guinness World Records: Daring Dogs is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

 

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Super Humans!

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Super Humans! is all about the incredible people who push it to the physical limit. Whether it s swallowing the most swords, single-handedly pulling a 200-ton plane, or balancing for the longest time, these Guinness World Records holders show what we can achieve with a little courage and a lot of hard work. Every one of us has the ability to be a super human!

Guinness World Records compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.”

 

My Review: We love superheroes, we even dress up as one. But wouldn’t you like to have super strength? Check out these individuals with their own super human strength and skills. Most interesting was Kanchana Ketkaew from Thailand who spent 33 days and night with scorpions. She was stung 13 times and lived.

 

 

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Wacky and Wild!

 

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Some Guinness World Records have to be seen to be believed. Wacky and Wild! is packed with mind-boggling feats. You’ll meet a dog who likes to ride a scooter, an orchestra that plays with vegetable instruments, plus a man who owns more than 1,500 pairs of Converse shoes. When it comes to records on the zany side, sometimes the greatest asset you can have is an active imagination .

Guinness World Records Compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.”

 

 

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Biggest and Smallest!

 

A brand-new Guinness World Records book for kids!

Have you ever wondered how you size up to the tallest man in the world? How about the shortest woman? Biggest and Smallest! explores the biggest and smallest records on the planet, from huge hounds and dinky donkeys to supersized snacks and micromachines. For these Guinness World Records holders, size really does matter!

Guinness World Records compilations are jam-packed with over 300 fun facts and full-color photos about all the record holders we can fit on one amazing theme! These books are perfect for Guinness World Records fans.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books HarperCollins Publishing 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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List 2 of the books you will like to win.

  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends April 16th, 2016

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Winners are

#5 – Eg Kaufman

#11 – Leela

 

 

March 23, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Book Review: Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can


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An inspiring and meticulously researched middle grade biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton—First Lady, senator, secretary of state, and Democratic candidate for president in 2016.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a true leader. Growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, Hillary was inspired by the philosophy of John Wesley, who urged his followers to “do all the good you can.” Rising to prominence in 1992 as the First Lady of the United States, Hillary captured the world’s attention with her bold ideas and political forcefulness.

From her time at Wellesley to her life at the White House and beyond, Hillary has been at the forefront of huge change—and despite setbacks and political scandals, she has worked for good in the world.

Acclaimed author Cynthia Levinson creates a compelling and personal portrait of Hillary’s historic journey from her childhood to her service as secretary of state and beyond. Includes a timeline of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life and an eight-page photo insert.  https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062387301/hillary-rodham-clinton-do-all-the-good-you-can

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Cost: $16.99

 

My Review: Hillary Clinton said , you will always find her on the front lines of democracy, fighting for the future. In this book about “Do all the good you can by” by Cynthia Levinson, I discovered something new about Hillary Clinton during her high school and college days. Standing up to bullies since she was 4 years old, joining the anti-communists club in school, convincing the school to hold a mock presidential debate and many more.

Among other things she has done growing up, when Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia ran for president, he asked Hillary to help run his campaign in Indiana. She learned practical election skills, like how to budget and get voters to the poll. She spoke about Health Care reform in 1994, spoke at the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. Sworn in as Senator for New York in 2001. Ran for Democratic president in 2008, and made the US secretary of state.

This is a book everyone would love reading even young teens. After reading you might want to vote for her. Pick up a copy today from amazon.com

 

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: Cynthia Levinson is the award-winning author of We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, which received four starred reviews and was one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2012, and Watch Out for Flying Kids!: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community. Cynthia worked in education policy and divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.

 

March 21, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Spotlight: Galaxy’s Most Wanted. Into the Dorkness.


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Aliens Attack!

Kevin Brewer and his friends Warner, Tara, and TJ are having the best—and the worst—summer ever. After accidentally summoning one of the galaxy’s most wanted alien criminals to their science camp, they blasted the intergalactic bad guy back into outer space and saved the world.

For a nanosecond, Kevin is king of the universe. But then a new alien criminal duo invades Earth, bringing an army of extraterrestrial wasps with brainwashing stingers. Buzzkill!

Kevin and his buddies must gear up to save the world—again. But it will take a stroke of genius to outsmart these alien cons. Will the Extraordinary Terrestrials be up to the task?

My Review: Greetings Earthlings! Fun book for kids that love to read all about aliens.

 

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.

March 21, 2016 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Ellie’s Best Beach Vacation Ever and Ellie Goes Back to School. Ends March 31


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About the Book: Ellie the elephant and Pudgy the penguin are stuffed animals…and the best of friends. They have been on many adventures together, like moving to a new neighborhood, flying on an airplane, visiting animal friends and relatives at a zoo, going back to school together to meet new teachers and learn—and now they get to enjoy a summer adventure on a wonderful beach vacation!

The excitement mounts as Ellie and Pudgy pack their beach balls and sunglasses and jump in the car for the game-filled drive to the coast.

Once they arrive, Ellie and Pudgy head straight for the beach to dig in the warm sand, swim in the sparkly blue ocean, and see lots of colorful fish. Then they head out for an afternoon packed full of fun!

Join in the adventure as these best friends share many new experiences while on their special beach vacation—traveling to a new place, trying new activities, riding bikes, enjoying a froggie lunch and sweet treats, swimming, building the biggest sandcastle ever, visiting an un-butterfly garden and much more as they spend a sunny day outside and explore this special beach town! http://www.marcifair.com/#!her-book/c1nwt

 

Publisher: Pacochel Press
Publish date: January 2016
Page count: 35
Price: $8.99

 

My Review:  It was interesting to see that toys are used to tell this story with real photographs of places visited by Ellie and Pudgy.

Follow Ellie and Pudgy as they take a trip to the beach, bookstore and the playground. They could not believe how white the sand was and how beautiful the water was with the color blue and green. They love to build things with sand like sand castle, but each on its own love different things. While Ellie loves to swim Pudgy loves to snorkel in the ocean as it was fun seeing the fishes.

Children loves stuffed animals and to see them play a part in this story will be an interesting read for them.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Also, read Ellie Goes Back to School.

 

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About the Book: The third installment of an award-winning children’s series, The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant: Ellie Goes to School follows the charming plush toy and her best friend, Pudgy the Penguin, as they brave their latest exploratory journey—elementary school.

Having recently moved, Ellie is worried about her first day at a new school. But, encouraged by the presence of her trusted penguin sidekick, the little elephant decides to view the next few hours as just another buddy adventure packed with exciting surprises.

Throughout the day, Ellie and Pudgy meet the classroom pets, take a trip to the library, discover interesting instruments in music class, and so much more. They even learn a valuable lesson about friendship when they encounter a lonely student at recess. By the end of the day, the two best friends can’t wait to return to school the next morning!

Filled with delightful, real-life pictures of the plush elephant and penguin duo, Ellie Goes Back to School helps kids see that school is a safe place and learning is a fun adventure.

Paperback: 34 pages

 

For review visit Goodread – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26030038-ellie-goes-back-to-school

 

 

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As a working mother of four children, Marci Fair was inspired to share the hard-earned wisdom she gained from juggling work and motherhood for over twenty years. This labor of love resulted in her award winning book “TILT-7 Solutions To Be A Guilt-free Working Mom.” She teaches us that “Balance is impossible; memories are better.”

In addition, Marci and her twelve year old daughter Elle are writing an adventure series of books about Elle’s two favorite stuffed animals, Ellie the Elephant and Pudgy the Penguin. Their award winning series has been on the Amazon Best Seller lists as it shares imagination, creativity and adventure with its young audience.

Along with a professional career, Marci also founded Kares 4 Kids (www.kares4kids.com), which has served over 24,000 children in need since 2005.

 

 

This Giveaway Has Ended

And the winner is #7 – Ronda Six Garnett

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends March 31st, 2016

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

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2016 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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