Saturday, October 21, 2017

Professor Ladybug Teaches Alphabet Animals ~ Book Blast & $100 Giveaway!


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Professor Ladybug Teaches Alphabet Animals

Practicing the alphabet is fun when your child can do it learning about animals! This workbook contains over two hundred practice pages, easy-to-follow instructions, and lots of bonus games and activities. Educational exercises include:
  • Alphabet practice
  • Uppercase and lowercase letter recognition and practice
  • Simple drawing exercises that improve understanding
  • Essential writing practice
  • Practice writing rudimentary sentences
  • Matching exercises
  • Basic word puzzles
  • And much, much more!
This workbook also encourages numerous life skills that are essential for your child, including word recognition, memory recall and creative thinking. These books allow your children to learn in a way that is both fun and highly effective! Parents with younger children can read along and explore these fun animals together! Professor Ladybug workbooks are packed with simple learning exercises that your children will be happy to complete. This workbook is designed primarily for children aged 3-6.

"Professor Ladybug workbooks are wonderful for young children... Engaging them to learn, think, write, create, and draw. I love it. Creative with a great page layout. Certificates in the back to award to the children upon completing their learning tasks. I wish children's workbooks were more like this one when I was little. Overall, I highly recommend this one to both teachers and parents alike." 
~Danielle Urban, Urban Book Reviews

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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck ~ ~ Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway!

  Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group
Date of Publication: October 3, 2017
Number of Pages: 304

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Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that’s obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she’s made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she’s chosen. She’s still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she’s not sure she can write anymore. She’s beginning to think that the church might frown on her tithing on royalties from a "scandalous" book. And the fact that she’s falling in love with her pastor doesn’t make things any easier.

With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a debut that isn’t afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck is a rare treat packed with humor, hope, and heart. Sarah’s struggles are real and nearly tangible, and she feels like a friend we’ve all had. I laughed with her and fell in love alongside her and couldn’t wait to hear her whole story. What a charming, delightful book!”  

Liz Johnson, bestselling author of The Red Door Inn


Bethany Turner is the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former VP/operations manager of a commercial bank and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned 35), Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she’s chosen to follow his call to write. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.
Grand Prize: Copy of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck + a typewriter tote bag + a typewriter notebook + Columbia Jo's coffee + Novel Teas teabags
2nd Prize: Copy of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck + a typewriter hardcover journal + typewriter enamel lapel pin
3rd Prize: Copy of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck + $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
October 19-October 28, 2017
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Author Interview
Guest Post #1
Deleted Scene
Guest Post #2
Character Interview

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster ~ Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway!

How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster by Aurora Whittet
Category: Children's Fiction, 40 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Wise Ink Publishing
Release date: Oct 2, 2017

Book Description:
Do you like smearing your lunch all over yourself? Do you fight with your sister just because she's there? Do you find yourself unable to go to bed because mysterious ninjas keep stealing your pajamas? Then you're a little monster! Guess what: Mom can be a monster too! It's up to you to make your mom's monster come out to play . . .

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HALL WAYS REVIEW: This book! Everything about How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster is FABULOUS. It looks good, it feels good in your hands, the pages have texture and are sturdy enough to handle any little monster’s grubby hands all over them, and the immaculately written story will have kids and adults giggling and bonding.

Talented author/illustrator Aurora Whittet clearly knows what’s going to keep a child interested in a book. Her illustrations are bright and engaging and very much the level of something the kids would see on Cartoon Network. And while there is some uniformity to how the characters are drawn, there is beautiful chaos on the pages with a variety of colors, shapes, font sizes, and arrangements that will keep kids examining each page spread. Though the monsters are bizarre, they are all shown in familiar situations and their expressions make them not-so-scary. Add to that their silly antics, and kids are going to be thoroughly entertained.

The text is terrific, and Whittet uses some big words and complex sentence structures at times to tell the story. (There is no baby talk going on here. Hooray!) As such, I’d recommend this book as a read-aloud or read-along book. Doing so also allows an adult the opportunity to reinforce that How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster is not really a how-to guide. There are lots of little teaching opportunities if an adult wants to use them.  Whittet does rely on good old scatological humor for the guaranteed kid laughs, but it works. If a toot blaming scene leads to a child learning the word "perseverance," I am all for it. Toot away.

Kids will have a great time with How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster and parents can count on it becoming a standard bed time story -- especially given the hilarious page with a fill-in-the-blank “Reason Chart” of why the child can’t go to sleep. For example, “An ogre confiscated my blankie.” Why not? I highly recommend this entertaining book that guarantees a good time reading.

Thank you to iRead Book Tours for providing me a delicious print copy in exchange for my honest opinion – the only kind I give. 

To read more reviews, please visit Aurora Whittet's page on iRead Book Tours.

Meet the Author:

Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed Bloodmark, Bloodrealms, and Bloodmoon of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy, Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love, and How to Turn Your Mom into a Monster. She's a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.
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Ends Nov 4, 2017

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Oct 17 - Singing Librarian Books - review / giveaway
Oct 18 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Oct 19 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
Oct 19 - Hall Ways Blog - review / giveaway
Oct 20 - Crossroad Reviews - review / giveaway
Oct 23 - Seasons of Opportunities - review / giveaway
Oct 23 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
Oct 24 - Pause for Tales - review
Oct 24 - Bookworm for Kids - review / interview / giveaway
Oct 25 - Stranded in Chaos - review
Oct 26 - KC Beanie Boos Collection - review / interview / giveaway
Oct 27 - One Frugal Girl - review / giveaway