Tuesday, September 30, 2014

$50 Book Blast ~ Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling by Emily Siskin-Toy


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About the Book

Title: Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling | Author: Emily Siskin-Toy | Illustrator: Brian C. Krümm | Publication Date: August 24, 2014 | Publisher: Three-Bug Books | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 6 to 9

Summary: What happens when a young girl with a Hall of Fame baseball pedigree breaks the family mold and follows her dream to become a soul singer? "Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling", a picture book for ages 6 - 9, lets children see that their families will love them just the same when they pursue their true passions in life.Everybody in Roxy's family--from her great-grandpa (played with Lou Gehrig), to her grandpa (played with Jackie Robinson), to her mother (super-star college softball player), to her father (was a Los Angeles Dodger), to her sister (won a Gold Medal for Team USA Softball, and so on)--famously played ball, and Roxy is next in line. The only problem is that Roxy dreams of singing soul music like her idol, Aretha Franklin!A historical addendum provides information about the Hall of Fame baseball players who turn up in the book, as well as Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul music. Additionally, a fun treasure hunt for clues about Roxy's true destiny runs throughout the book, giving readers an enhanced, interactive experience.

Sneak Peek

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Purchase

Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Print) | Kobo | iTunes


The Early Buzz

"I just LOVED this little book. Empowering for young girls, and at the same time powerful for young boys... The illustrations are perfect for this book: fun and eye-grabbing, and I also love that it includes facts about popular icons like Aretha Franklin and Baseball legends. Well done! " ~ 5 Star Review, Mariana L., Amazon

"Roxie Rogers is an inspiring read for all ages, truly. It speaks to that little voice inside all of us telling us "come out" to the real you. The artwork brings the story to life, and the text is great for read-along or for young readers on their own." ~ 5 Star Review, Laura, Amazon

"I just read Roxy Rogers to my 5-year old daughter and we both loved the book! The story was fun and engaging filled with dynamic illustrations. Besides the great life messages woven into the story, I really like how the story reads. It is really nice to experience a children’s book that is not mind numbing in its repetitiveness (you know the type) with words that flow easily off the pages. " ~ 5 Star Review, Wendigo, Amazon

About the Author: Emily Siskin-Toy

Emily Siskin-ToyA U.C. Santa Cruz banana slug alum, Emily Siskin-Toy launched her writing career with posts at various film and television magazines in Los Angeles. After a break in the action to raise her daughter, Emily and her college sweetheart founded WOW! Music Studios, a successful children’s music instruction school in Mill Valley, California.But just like the character in her book, Emily’s true passion was something entirely different; she always dreamed of writing children’s books. Inspiration was everywhere for Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling. While coaching her daughter’s youth softball and basketball teams, Emily eventually came to realize that the world of sports was a passion of hers, not her daughter’s, who really wanted, of course, to be a singer. The plot of the story was right in front of her, and the surrounding details would be cultivated from her lifetime of love for the rich history of Major League Baseball and her daughter’s love of music.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash (winner's choice)Contest closes: October 30, 11:59 pm, 2014Open to: InternationallyHow to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the Emily Siskin-Toy and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Review Blitz: Sing-Along Construction Song by Louise Lintvelt

Sing Along Construction Song by Louise Lintvelt 



About the Book

Title: Sing-Along Construction Song | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneedon | Publication Date: August 11, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 5

Summary:


** This book features vivid illustrations and kindle pop-up text** ** A free song download for this book is available at LouiseLintvelt.com **

A fun sing-along book for little construction enthusiasts. Visit the construction site early in the morning and join the rough and tough construction vehicles, as they go about their daily work.

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About the Author: Louise Lintvelt

Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight.I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favorite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.Happy Reading!

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My Thoughts

Little boys and probably many little girls will enjoy reading and singing along about the activity that goes on at construction sites, especially the big trucks, all the dirt, and plenty of noise so early in the morning.
  
The illustrations quickly drew me, I meant will draw the children in and will have them you bugging you to take them to visit a real construction site.  In the meantime they can continue singing and sharing the story of the Sing-Along construction Song book with all their friends. 

I found the song to be a fun catchy old tune that will be easy for children to remember. 

I highly recommend this book.

I gladly rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book from Mother Daughter Book Reviews for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review, it is my honest opinion. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Candle Bedtime Bible: Three, Five and Ten-Minute Stories writtenby Karen Williamson, illustrated by Christine Tappin 


About Book 

There's always time for a story with the Candle Bedtime Bible! Coded for easy reference, forty favorite Bible stories are each timed to be told in three, five, or ten minutes. With plain language and gentle illustrations, this Bible is perfect for a peaceful story time.

ISBN-13: 9781859859551
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)



About Author

Karen Williamson worked as a London primary school teacher and publisher’s editor before launching a successful career as full-time writer. With three children of her own, she specializes in Bible stories for young readers. 

As a child, Marie continually drew characters and illustrated fun books for friends and family. After studying graphic design and illustration at college she has worked on stationery, puzzles, greetings-cards, maps and posters as well as numerous children's books.

See more books by this author here.

About Illustrator

Christine Tappin is a children’s illustrator represented by Advocate art, illustration agency. Christine has been interested in art for a long time, she used to love to watch Art Attack when she was younger, and went on to study Fine Art, painting and printmaking.Her work is bright and colourful with lots of textures. She often tries to go for a whimsical feel, and adds buttons and sequins for a 3D effect. Christine creates all of her work on the computer and occasionally works with acrylics and watercolour pencils. Her favourite piece is her ‘frog reading on a lily pad’, which reminds her of lazy Sunday afternoons.Christine has only ever wanted to be an artist and she thinks she has the best job in the world!

See more at: http://blog.advocate-art.com/2011/02/04/christine-tappin-biography/#sthash.WckPv0Rk.dpuf


My Thoughts

We all have our favorite bedtime stories.  Candle Bedtime Bible will be my go to for bedtime stories when reading to my grandchildren.  In my opinion these stories would be a blessing anytime of the day. The stories offer a wonderful way to teach children the stories of the bible, beginning with the creation to Jesus returning to his Father.

I like that there are 3 minute, 5 minute, and 10 minute stories which helps when figuring in the attention span of each children.  I don't consider myself an expert, but hey, I do have fifteen grandchildren  in which attention span is definitely a big factor when picking a story.

Wonderful companion to go with your child's Bible.

I highly recommend this book.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free hardcover book from Kregel Publications for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review it is my honest opinion.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lobo Goes to Galapagos Book Blast, Sept. 23 - 25 

Lobo Goes to the Galapagos by C. L. Murphy

About the Book

Title: Lobo Goes to the Galapagos (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo) | Author: C.L. Murphy | Publication Date: August 27, 2014 | Publisher: Peanut Butter Prose | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7

Summary: Lobo returns in this adventure, sweeter and a bit salty this time. This lil' wolf pup finds that there's nothing like a little sea air to bring out the best in him and his unlikely tag-alongs. Take a trip to the Galapagos with Lobo and his right-hand raven, Roxy, as they help an injured, new feathered friend return home. Lobo faces some fears and witnesses the joy that comes from helping others in this "birds of a different feather DO flock together" tale.

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Purchase

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The Buzz

"Who knew geography and learning about animals could be this much fun? Lobo Goes to the Galapagos is my new favorite children's book and is highly recommended. " ~ Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite

"While Ms, Murphy's uniquely whimsical and vibrant illustrative style is perfectly suited for the wild, tropical feel of this colorful book, and easily captures young readers' attention, there is also a subtle, quiet beauty to the storyline's overarching themes of friendship, trust, perseverance, and goodwill. Lobo's tenacious and giving spirit are delightfully captured in this fifth installment of puppy-fueled fun. In fact, it's sincerely so easy to fall in love with "Lovable" Lobo that I'd happily follow this well-meaning, big-hearted, wolf pup to the very ends of the earth!" ~ 5 Star Review, Indie Author Girl, Amazon

"What an adorable story! I read this to my nephew and he couldn't stop giggling at the silliness of Roxy as well as Lobo's cute friends Bobby, Sunny, Coconut and Sandra. The author was very clever in portraying a tale of friendship, adventure and excitement that is sure to enthuse young minds around the world." ~ 5 Star Review, Gina D., Amazon

About the Author: C.L. Murphy

C.L.Murphy


While new to the children’s book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. Murphy (Cathy) has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She’s had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children.She feels that creating picture books is something that she was destined to do, after years of filing away so many ideas, while raising her two sons. She is a member of SCBWI.She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness with her husband and menagerie. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. The inspiration for the Lovable Lobo character came from a wolf that she raised for over 14 years.Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

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My Thoughts

Lobo is most definitely lovable. In this new book he shows his kind spirit by assiting Bobby, a poor frazzled lost bird, find his way home. This was not an easy task even with the help of  his crow friend Roxy. Read the story and find out where Lobo's new adventure takes him and his friends.

I am not a bit surprised that this story was as adventurous and fun as the other Lovable Lobo stories.  The author not only provides fun and adventure, she also gives us a geography lesson.  Now that is a big plus when picking books for my grandkids.

Can you guess what inhabits WOLF ISLAND?


I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I recieved a free ebook copy of this book from Mother Daughter Book Reviews for an honest review.  This review is my honest opinion.



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Contest Ends: October 23, 11:59 pm, 2014
Open: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by C.L. Murphy and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine ~ Blog Tour

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About The Book

Title: Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine     ISBN: 978-0-9917402-7-7 Author: Lydia Lukidis     Illustrator: Heather Cook     Photographer: Bailey J Thompson Publication Date: September 15, 2014    Publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing    Age Range: 3-7
Synopsis: Mocha says it’s bedtime, but Petri wants nothing to do with it!  Reading books, singing lullabies and juggling plates are only a few of the things Mocha does in an attempt to tire his son out. Although Petri is entertained, he still refuses to sleep. He just wants to dilly dally! Worn out by his son’s shenanigans and silly antics, will Mocha ever get Petri to bed before losing his marbles?

How To Buy

Amazon | Chapters | Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing Website

About The Author

 Lydia Lukidis

Lydia Lukidis

Lydia is a story teller and a magic maker. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep passion for writing and creating. After receiving her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University, she has been writing books, short stories, poems and plays for over two decades. So far, fifteen of her children’s books and eBooks have been published, and she has toured the world with five of her marionette plays. In addition to her creative work, she also writes educational and curriculum based texts for children and is a workshop facilitator.    

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Prize: One (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card OR Paypal Cash (Winner's Choice) Contest Ends: November 30, 2014 at 11:59pm Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 24 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing. Additional questions may be sent to info@gerbilmeetsmouse.com.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Clash of the Titles Turns Four and Celebrates with AmazingGiveaways!

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Happy Birthday,
Clash of the Titles!

Can you believe Clash of the Titles is FOUR years old?
It hardly seems possible.

Four years ago this month, COTT's arena opened for its first Clash, and it's been going strong ever since! Hundreds of Christian authors have competed, and 58 have left victorious. Each author has earned a special place in our hearts, and we at COTT find it an immense privilege to promote Christ through their work.

Join us this week as both COTT champs and COTT staff celebrate these four,amazing years together!

Over the next four days, our generous champions will be giving away 61 oftheir books.

Sixty-one!

We've divided those books into four giveaways--one for each year God has blessed us!
(See below for today's list.)

Each participant has myriad opportunities to enter the four drawings,
but there will only be FOUR WINNERS.
Will you be one of them??

Find out at Clash of theTitles on Tuesday, September 23rd!

Drawings will be open until Monday night,
September 22 (midnight PST).

Until then, it's free rein on entries.
Don't miss out on the fun!

Below, you'll find the four links, one for each giveaway. 
See the Rafflecopter at the end of each article for your entry options.

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Best wishes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September's Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway or $229 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

September $229 Giveaway
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 It’s time for September’s $229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader.We are giving away 2 great prizes both valued at $229. Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash! The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below.The 2nd is available only to those share this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Win a Kindle Fire HDX 7", Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
 Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
 Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

Each of these bloggers/authors paid to help sponsor this giveaway.

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Giveaway Details1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

Ends 9/30/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash.

Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

$200 September Blogger Appreciation Giveaway 2014


Welcome to the $200 September Blogger Appreciation Giveaway 2014 hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card or a PayPal cash prize (winner's choice)

Contest Ends: September 30, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored, hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Lily Lemon Blossom, A Little Paint, A Little Straw For Scarecrow Montana (Lily Lemon Blossom) by Barbara Miller (Author), Inga Shalvashvili (Illustrator)


What did Lily Lemon Blossom do today to make everyone so happy? Well, it all has to do with her friend Scarecrow Montana. He was losing his straw and his happy face had just about faded away. When Lily told her family her big idea, they all went to work and turned him back into the happy scarecrow that always made her smile.

Available on Amazon.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

$25 Book Blast Giveaway ~ Diary of a Real Payne Book 3: Oh Baby! by Annie Tipton

Diary of a Real Payne Oh Baby by Annie Tipton


Title: Oh Baby! (Diary of a Real Payne, Book 3) | Author: Annie Tipton | Publication Date: September 1, 2014 | Publisher: Barbour Books | Pages: 195 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

Summary: In this final fabulous release in the Diary of a Real Payne series you’ll find yourself ROTFL with EJ’s hilarious adventures with a new little Payne. The Payne family has just adopted a roly-poly package of pudge with bright eyes and a sparkling smile. In true sisterly fashion, EJ can’t wait to teach baby Faith how to be amazing at everything (just like her big sis!). But when EJ learns that she’s losing her role as flower girl to the adorable newcomer in an upcoming wedding, it’s almost more than she can handle. In classic EJ form, she dreams up even more fantastic adventures for herself—promising colossal fun as you become part of her daydreams in Oh Baby!

Purchase

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You can purchase the first two books in the series through Amazon by clicking the book covers below.

Church Camp Chaos Diary of a Real Payne by Annie Tipton
Diary of a Real Payne Book 1 True Story by Annie Tipton     

The Buzz About Books 1 & 2

Book 1:  "I am 7 years old, and I loved this book because of EJ's imagination and how it focused on the real meaning of Christmas. The book made me laugh, and I especially liked the part when EJ used the shopping cart to pretend to be a race car driver. She thought her mom's scarf was a yellow flag, and she stopped just before she crashed into the display of glue bottles. I liked EJ's character, and I read the book in about 5 days. When we had "Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day" at school, I dressed up like EJ Payne. I can't wait for the second book in this series!" ~ Emily E., Amazon

Book 1:  "My 9-year-old foster daughter loved the book! She related well to EJ and her spunky personality and humorous outlook on life and what it hands you. Great lessons for her to learn, as well as entertaining. She read it in a matter of days and even chose reading it over playing Nintendo, which is a huge endorsement! I also enjoyed it and found it a fun and comforting read for this 40-something adult. Great job. We're really looking forward to Book 2 of EJ's adventures at camp! Thanks, Annie!" ~ Lfierbaugh, Amazon

Book 2:  "Church Camp Chaos is a delightfully funny look into the highly imaginative workings of a tween girl, EJ Payne. The book cleverly uses a combination of diary entries, narration, and hilarious passages peeking into EJ's daydreams. The story is originally clever and, at times, very poignant. I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic book and I highly recommend this series to young girls in particular between the ages of 8 and 12 who also love Clementine, Judy Moody, and Ramona Quimby." ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Book 2:  "Curly, my 8-year-old bookworm, loved this book. The day it arrived in the mail I let her look through it. By that evening she brought the book to me to thank me and tell me she was finished. She read the entire book in one day and I don't think she ever put it down! She enjoyed EJ's adventures and the fun times she had at church camp. She told me the book was "funny." I appreciated the way the book treated family relationships and showed a loving family who works together and endures different situations together. EJ and her brother don't always get along but their parents encourage them to be kind and EJ grows to appreciate her brother and even his slightly obnoxious attempts at humor. I enjoyed the life lessons that EJ learned about trust, faith, and friendship and am glad that I can find books for my daughter to read that are humorous and fun while still promoting good values." ~ 5 Star Review, Lextin Academy, Amazon

About the Author

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize (winner's choice)

Contest Ends: September 30, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Barbour Books and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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SLEEPY SHEEP PRODUCTIONS CONTEST! JUMP!

SLEEPY SHEEP PRODUCTIONS CONTEST TIME!

JUMP! will be our very first ebook release lovingly written by children's author, Julia Dweck, and illustrated with fun and humor by The Art of Brian Allen - Flyland Designs. Sleepy Sheep everywhere are positively jumping for joy. POST A PICTURE of your little sleepy sheep or you jumping, hopping, or bouncing. The silliest pic will win an advanced sneak peek of JUMP! along with an adorable WebKinz Lamb to cuddle, as you read it. 

Deadline: 12:00 am EST, Sunday, 9/21/14. Enter here!

*Submissions must be posted on this thread to count! You can post more than once. Restrictions: Open to US only.


 July New Releases Clash



At Clash of the Titles, the end of another month calls for the beginning of another Clash.
We present to you five brand new novels for your perusing pleasure. Which would you pick up first? Let us know by casting your vote below! 


Big secrets never stay hidden, and it’s the darkest ones that threaten us the most. Michael and May Lynn will try to continue helping slaves on the underground railroad while bounty hunters track them for a murder they didn't commit. 

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The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. 

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A 17-year-old stage performer (elocutionist and singer) runs away from her abusive uncle, but she is caught in a perilous web. Could the peddler who constantly appears be a venomous spider in her life, or the one to help her untangle her problems? 

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Not all prisons have bars; Charlotte Davis should know—she’s lived in one for years. Trying to free her daughter from their prison of abuse, Charlotte runs to the stranger her dying mother believed would help her and finds a family she longs to call her own, but if the truth of Charlotte’s past catches up with her, will the protection of a gentle man and a Father’s love be enough to set her free? 

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With a will that reads like a piece of far-fetched fiction, the return of an estranged brother, and a long-kept family secret, Micah Cooper's life is thrown into a tailspin. Throw in an in-name-only marriage, and an ex girlfriend who wants him back, and crashing and burning doesn't appear to be far behind.


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Crew Goes Coconuts!: A Captain No Beard Story Volume 6 by Carole P. Roman ~ GIVEAWAY Volumes 1- 6


About Book

There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie's friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.

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About Author
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. It was named in the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Fiction 2012. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 6 more books. She is the author of the best selling book, I Want To Do Yoga Too. Currently, she is working on her educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico, received the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's non-fiction 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in...Kenya received 5 Stars from the ForeWord Clarion Review. She just completed Russia with the help of her five year old grandson and loved every minute of it.

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My Thoughts






The crew start making fun of Matie the goat because she drank the last of the juice boxes. That left them with nothing to drink. But did they need to be mean to Matie?

Being Captain is hard work! The Captain gives the crew some much needed advice after which a solution to the lack of something to drink come from an unexpected source. Just a hint: M-I-L-K.

In this new picture book the author teaches another great lesson which solves more than one problem. Bullying, peer pressure, name calling, is the focus on the Captain's and the author's mind. Friends must stick together not tear each other down.

The illustrations are bursting with colors that will stimulate the imagination of young readers and little ones not yet reading. So grab a copy of this darling picture book and share it with some children.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.



Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Prince Iggy & The Kingdom of Naysayer - Book Blast & Giveaway - June 5 - 7

Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer

About the Book

Title: Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer | Author: Aldo Fynn | Illustrator: Richie Vicencio | Publication Date: November 5,2013 | Publisher: Boa Press, LLC. | Pages: 156 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 

Summary: All Iggy Rose wants is for the kids at the Naysayer Academy to like him, and one special girl in particular. But instead, he gets teased and taunted. Every day, he eats alone in the cafeteria and gets beaten up after school on the playground. But when a cruel prank leads to Iggy's escape from the academy, a wild, unimaginable adventure begins. Why is King Naysayer offering a hefty reward for Iggy's capture? When Iggy joins forces with an eclectic cast of characters, he discovers the answer. But before he can escape from the kingdom of Naysayer, Iggy must first reclaim what is rightfully his. Does this sad, lonely boy have the courage to battle the biggest school bully, a mean headmistress, and a greedy, cruel king? Will Iggy finally believe in himself and discover his true destiny?  

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The Buzz
“An entertaining fantasy with a quirky, inventive storyline that shows how things invariably turn out badly for bullies.” Kirkus Reviews

“The book is going to be devoured by readers of any type, whether they're looking for some fun fiction, a comical read, or a page-turner.” 
5 Star Review, San Francisco Book Review

"Fynn's book reminded me a bit of Harry Potter, but he adds his own cast of characters and a boy (Iggy), fun dialogue, and an amazing story that you can't help but root for. If you are looking for a great book to get your kids hooked on, then I recommend the Prince Iggy series." 
5 Star Review, The Pen and Muse Book Reviews, Amazon

“Has the flavor of a Dickens and a Harry Potter story while remaining wholly original. It just shares those characteristics that make it such an enjoyable read. This book should be on every child's must read list and if I'm to be perfectly honest it should be on every adults list too. It has enough subtle adult humor well within its boundaries to make it an entertaining read for the parents too. It certainly has a modern message. It shows just how heartbreaking bullying can be by children as well as adults. It's a story about losing yourself and finding yourself. It shows being a bully doesn't pay off but believing in yourself does." 
5 Star Review, April S., Amazon
 

About the Author: Aldo Fynn

Aldo FynnAldo Fynn enjoys writing wacky, fantastical stories. Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is his debut novel. It's the first book in the Adventures of Prince Iggy Series. He's also written two wacky, laugh-out-loud picture books. He lives under his desk and promises he won't come out until Book 3 in the series is complete. Which is a shame because his desk is based in Los Angeles, where it's sunny and 70 degrees most of the year.

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