Book Blast + Giveaway: Lionel’s Christmas Adventure by Paul R. Hewlett

‘Tis the season for Christmas-themed children’s books, so I’m excited to be part of the latest Mother Daughter Book Reviews Book Blast for the middle grade book, “Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas” based on the lovable character, Lionel Snodgrass, created by Paul Hewlett.

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Title: Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel learns the true meaning of Christmas | Author: Paul R. Hewlett | Publication Date: November 10, 2012 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 10

Book Description: Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel’s sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time.

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The Buzz About the Book

I loved reading about Lionel and his adventure. And I love a good Christmas story. I got both in this one amazing book! ” ~ Susan S., Amazon

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is a classic, reminds me of Charlie Brown in fact it would be super cute as a cartoon for kids during the holidays. Must Read!” ~ Lovely Reader, Amazon

A great story for children with a sprinkling of magic… A book that will encourage children to think about what is really valuable in life. ~ Diane, Amazon

The story is a great read, not just for the holiday, but all year as well.” ~ Mysunshine510, Amazon

Lionel’s character and thoughts are perfect for teaching younger ones the true spirit of the holidays, and ways that we as community members can give back to others and it doesn’t cost us anything but some time and kindness. Join Lionel in spreading some Christmas cheer!” ~ Charlie A., Amazon

 

About the Author: Paul R. Hewlett

Paul XmasPaul R. Hewlett is the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Lionel Goes to Camp is the third book in the series. In addition to writing the Lionel’s Grand Adventure books, Paul does freelance writing and co-authors a children’s/middle grade/young adult blog called Sher A. Hart: Written Art. You can learn more about Paul at paulrhewlett.weebly.com

 

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** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 18, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

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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 Paul Hewlett and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Book Blast + Giveaway: Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My! by Sherrill S. Cannon

I’m pleased to be participating a Book Blast for the picture book “Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My!” by Sherrill S. Cannon coordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.
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Title: Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My! | Author: Sherrill S. Cannon | Illustrator: Kalpart | Publication Date: March 19, 2015 | Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC | Pages: 30 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8 | Reviewed by: Renee (Mother)

Summary: Is your child a good listener? Rosemary is a little girl who is worried about returning to school after her teacher warns the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders, and webs in the classroom. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something? How can mice and spiders and webs belong at school? Full of “Computer Speak,” this story introduces young readers to basic computer terms in a delightful way! See if your child can discover the mystery of the misunderstood words, and learn about the fun of computers with Rosemary.

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Please note that 50% of the cost of Sherrill Cannon’s books go to the following two organizations: http://sbpra.com/curejm and http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree. Here are Ms. Cannon’s other books:
Macintosh HD:Users:skcannon60:Dropbox:iPhoto Library:Masters:2014:03:15:20140315-145024:IMG_1139.JPGMy Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.

 

Macintosh HD:Users:skcannon60:Dropbox:iPhoto Library:Masters:2014:06:12:20140612-155332:IMG_1287.JPGManner-Man is a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies, and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero.

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:skcannon60:Dropbox:iPhoto Library:Masters:2014:08:20:20140820-114042:IMG_1390.JPGGimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share. His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends.

 

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:skcannon60:Dropbox:iPhoto Library:Masters:2012:09:10:20120910-174324:TheMagicWord-6lg copy.jpgThe Magic Word helps Elisabeth learn the magic word “please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:skcannon60:Dropbox:iPhoto Library:Masters:2013:11:06:20131106-210036:IMG_0871.JPGPeter and the Whimper-Whineys, helps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys.

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:skcannon60:Dropbox:iPhoto Library:Masters:2013:11:06:20131106-210036:IMG_0873.JPGSanta’s Birthday Gift includes Santa in the Christmas story. (After reading a story of the nativity to her granddaughter, she was asked “But where’s Santa?”)

 

 

The Buzz About the Book

Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My! features a wonderful rhyming tale with an important underlying message about “being a good listener”. As an added bonus, the book also features bright and kid-friendly illustrations with cameo appearances of characters and covers from previous books. I highly recommend this (and other books by Sherrill S. Cannon) for children ages 4 to 8 years.” ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

I adored this fun story and know it will become a fast favorite among readers.~ Stacie @ BeachBoundBooks

“This book is educational, while entertaining too, and is a great teaching tool on being a good Listener.” ~ Lu Ann, Rockin’ Book Reviews

“This is a very fun book for both children and adults. It carries an important message, but at the same time introduces computer terminology that perhaps not every child will be familiar with.” ~ Crsytal @ Castle View Academy

 

About the Author: Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill CannonSherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her multi-cultural books have received thirty-six 2011-15 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. All of her books are part of two fundraisers, one to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease at http://sbpra.com/curejm/ and another for the anti-bullying campaign at imbullyfree.org at http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree 50% of the cost of her books on these sites will go directly to each organization!

Sherrill is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 55 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

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** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 9, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: 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. 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 Sherrill S. Cannon and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Review: The Knights Before Christmas by Joan Holub

As promised during the Book Blast + Giveaway for The Knights Before Christmas, I’m back with a review of this hilarious soon-to-be Christmas classic.

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Title: The Knights Before Christmas | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Scott Magoon | Publication Date: September 8, 2015 | Publisher: Macmillan / Henry Holt | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 4 to 8

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Book Description: ‘Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .

But nothing would stop
their white-whiskered foe.
No matter their efforts,
he just would not go!

This parody of Clement Clarke Moore’s well-known poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly. Sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind!

My thoughts: This is such a fun book to read aloud. There is so much humor to be found for seasoned readers (i.e. adults) of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and simply a great story for children. The word play and puns are incredibly clever as is the overall concept of this delightful book.

Three well-meaning knights — Silent, Polite and Brave — are just doing their job (protecting the king from invaders) but said invader (Santa Claus) is trying to deliver gifts to the castle. What ensues is silly antics as Santa attempts various ways of entering a place that has no chimney while the knights do everything they can to stop him.

The illustrations are bold and bright adding a wonderful contemporary feel to the book. Visit illustrator Scott Magoon’s website for a behind-the-scenes look at how he created these fun images.

The Knights Before Christmas is a fantastic gift idea for children this Christmas and sure to be a story you’ll look forward to reading every year. Highly recommend.

For more reviews, information about the author Joan Holub and a sneak peek at some of the illustrations, visit the original book blast + giveaway post from earlier in November.

 

Book Blast + Giveaway: Africa’s “Big Five” Wild Animals

Always interested in new ways to show children the world, I’m excited to be participating a Book Blast for “Africa’s ‘Big Five’ Wild Animals”, the fourth book in the “My First Travel” book series by Anna Othitis coordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.

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About the Book

Title: Africa’s “Big Five” Wild Animals (My First Travel Book #4) | Author: Anna Othitis | Illustrator: Cecelia Morgan | Publication Date: October 27, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 39 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 9

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Welcome to Angelic Airlines! Are you ready to take to the skies? Children come join us this time on a wild adventure with Captain Frankie on Angelic Airlines as we travel across the world to learn about, visit and see Africa’s Big “5” Wildlife Animals. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to these amazing animals in the savannahs of Africa. Most of these beautiful animals are about to become extinct. We have to save our wildlife animals, this earth belongs to them as well.

My First Travel Books:

This is another one of Anna Othitis’s trip with Captain Frankie. Originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, her travels have taken her far across the world.

The Buzz About “My First Travel Books”

“This would make a great present to give a child at any time of the year and is sure to give them hours of entertainment and get those minds thinking and asking questions which can lead to further exploration!! ” ~ MikiHope, Amazon

969159_10151641344217184_2105071370_n (2)“I wish that I’d had books like this when I was little. I think it would have made me more interested in Geography. I would have paid more attention in class!” ~ Cinnamon Hollow, Amazon

“An amazing way to learn about the world beyond our own borders from the comfort of their own home, Anna has carefully composed the pages to make them fun and entertaining. It is books like these that children learn and may one day decide to travel abroad.” ~ Sheryl, Amazon

“Very informative and easy for kids to understand! Really works their imagination and would recommend this book to all parents for their kids. Very well written.” ~ Michael S., Amazon

Adorable travel and coloring book for young children. It’s never too early to spark a child’s imagination for what is out in the world.~ Jessica., Amazon

About the Author: Anna Othitis

Anna OthitisAnna Othitis lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home. She left all of her life long memories, endless charity work and good people behind vowing that she will continue supporting the needy children in her land Zimbabwe, Africa and beyond. After traveling long and short distances from the East coast to the West coast twice she and her family eventually found their sense of belonging and final settling destination in New Jersey, USA.

Her husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged her to write her first children’s book titled “My First Travel Book“, inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie), who is graduating from his Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science and beginning his career as a professional pilot. Anna’s favorite saying is “Be Bold Be Brave”.

She was inspired to write her children’s books with a vision to link up the children of Africa and the world on Angelic Airlines with so many beautiful places of interest and popularity on our wonderful planet Earth with all its beautiful — some natural and some man-made — creations and resources. One of the beautiful natural wonders featured in her books is in her birth land of Zimbabwe “The Mighty Victoria Falls”. All of her books educate our children and widen their scope of interest in the amazing surroundings, creations and nature to appreciate and look after our environment for many generations still to come.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 3, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: 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. 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 Anna Othitis and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Book Blast + Giveaway: Finn’s Rocket by Serena Schreiber

I’m excited to be a stop on the Book Blast for “Finn’s Rocket: A Surfer Catches Air”, the third book in the “Finn’s Fast Books” middle grade series by Serena Schreiber coordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews.

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About the Book

Title: Finn’s Rocket: A Surfer Catches Air (Finn’s Fast Books, Book #3) | Author: Serena Schreiber | Publication Date: November 1, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 176 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 12

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Book Description: Finn’s summer vacation plans didn’t include leaving the planet. When his little sister gets kidnapped from space camp, Finn will do anything and go anywhere to get her back. Even the international space station.

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The Buzz About “Finn’s Fast Books”

Finn’s Ship: The story blends Finn’s American upbringing with his German heritage, acquainting the reader with the many similarities and differences in food, culture, language, transportation and family values.~ Candy 613, Amazon

Finn’s Ship: The author did a marvelous job bringing the characters to life and making the reader feel apart of each scene.~ Glen G., Amazon

Finn’s Car: I really enjoyed reading this book! Very fun to read and it’s something that teens will love to read. I recommend it to everyone!~ Jocelyn, Amazon

Finn’s Car: A well-paced, funny and highly infectious read!~ Bree W., Amazon

About the Author: Serena Schreiber

serenaschreiberFirst published in Brooklyn in third grade, Serena Schreiber took a circuitous route through Europe to settle in Florida. When not writing for kids or scientists, she follows her other muse, fantasy. She’s a happy co-conspirator of Florida Writers Association Youth Program and runs the Howl at the Moon Writers Jam. Serena has two amazing children, a handsome husband, and a turtle named Bolt.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: November 29, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

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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 Serena Schreiber and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Review: Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie by Michelle R. Eastman

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Aggie is a little Dust Fairy who loves to play the bagpipes and tries to join the fairy band. But they do not approve of her offbeat style. Aggie tries her hardest to impress them, but without even trying, she finds the perfect place to play and discovers it might be more fun to just be herself.

Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie is the second book in the Dust Fairy series by Michelle R. Eastman and it’s just as fun as the first. I love a good rhyming story and page after page in this charmer you’ll find sweet, funny and touching thoughts all expressed in perfect rythym and rhyme. It’s a joy to read, over and over again. The bright and colorful illustrations, by talented artist Kevin Richter, have a wonderfully unique style that is somehow both contemporary and classic at the same time. There is a high level of attention to detail throughout from the font choices to the fairy accessories that overall make for a professional book from cover to cover. I especially love Aggie’s darling, very un-fairy-like boots and her unruly hair. I can’t recommend this book enough, especially for young girls that love fairies and may or may not have any musical talent.

About the Author

Michelle Eastman is the author of Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie as well as The Legend of Dust Bunnies, a Fairy’s Tale. Michelle’s books take a lighthearted approach to the compelling desire kids have to fit-in. The stories validate the need we feel for acceptance, while imparting a subtle message about the joy that can come from embracing one’s individuality. The lively, rhyming stanzas and vivid illustrations appeal to boys and girls alike.

For more information about the book, the author and the illustrator, visit the author’s website at Michelle Eastman Books (and be sure to follow along as there are always wonderfully entertaining and educational posts) or follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Dust Fairy Tales: Absolutely Aggie
Written by Michelle R. Eastman
Illustrated by Kevin Richter
ISBN:978-0991624447
Available at Amazon