Apr 122021
 
Love, Clancy: A Dog's Letters Home

Love, Clancy: A Dog’s Letters Home by Richard Glover

The new audiobook from the best-selling author of Flesh Wounds, heartfelt and hilarious, Love, Clancy is an audiobook for anyone who has ever tried to imagine what their dog was thinking.

Human beings often write about their dogs, but the dogs don’t usually get a right of reply. In Love, Clancy, Richard Glover has collated the letters sent by Clancy to his parents in the bush. They are full of the young dog’s musings about the oddities of human behaviour, life in the big city and his own attempts to fit in.

You’ll meet Clancy as a puppy, making his first attempt to train his humans, then see him grow into a mature activist, demanding more attention be paid to a dog’s view of the world. Along the way, there are adventures aplenty, involving robotic vacuum cleaners, songs about cheese, trips to the country, stolen legs of ham – all told with a dog’s deep wisdom when it comes to what’s important in life.

Thoughts
This book was an adorable twist on most books about a dog, in that Clancy was writing letters to his mom and dad. Yes, you read that right. The dog was writing letters!

I lost track of the number of times I laughed out loud while listening to this. Clancy’s view on humans, the things they do, and the “things” in the world are hilarious. While I was listening to this book I often wondered what my dog was thinking about the things going on in our house, about her 2 cat sisters, about me, and all the noises from outside that make her tilt her head and/or run to me or under my desk. I know a lot of times she’s wondering what that noise was. She definitely doesn’t like loud noises and neither do my cats.

This book is fun from the beginning to the end. It’s a book I will listen to again, and maybe again. It was the “made you laugh” book I was wanting due to all the bad goings on for the last year.

Now I’m wondering how long it will take me to teach my dog to write.

The book is narrated by the author and he did a great job!

 Posted by at 2:10 PM
Apr 062021
 

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood.

As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn’t shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop.

In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life, including:

-How to find the team you belong to
-Why airports explain everything about religion and war
-The reason starting a band is crucial to cultivating and keeping friendships
-How to beat Monkey Island 3
-Why, sometimes, a dad might hold onto his son’s hand just a little too tight

This is an irresistible and insightful collection, perfect for new parents and fans of Backman’s “unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness). As he eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

Thoughts
I’ve loved every Backman book I’ve read and now this book joins the others in that category.

The author talks about his love for his wife and what it was like for him to be a first time dad. We get to know the man behind the author. After reading this book I get the impression that he is just as good a husband and father as he is an author. Besides being funny, there were a few times in the book that were very touching.

I laughed out loud many times while reading this book. I also said “Yes!” many times, because I’ve experienced the same things with my kids.

There was a chapter where he wrote about IKEA and all the things his son should know before going to that store! Cracked me up! Some of what he said was 100% true and others were what many of us who shop there think. And just like when I read Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix, I’ll be thinking about that chapter during my next few IKEA trips, only this time it will be with laughter, not shivers.

I could tell you more of my thoughts but I think you should read the book yourself and see what you think. I definitely don’t want to take away from your reading experience.

If you are a fan of Fredrick Backman and haven’t read this book I urge you to get a copy. It’s a short read and so very good.

 Posted by at 4:21 PM
Mar 252021
 

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop: A Novel

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg (Author, Narrator)

Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter, Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?” But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time. Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, that change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you really go home again?

Thoughts
I recently read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg and I loved it, so when I saw this book I knew I wanted to read it also.

This book continues the Fried Green Tomatoes book and I may be in the minority here, but I really think I liked this book more. I loved learning how Stump’s (Buddy Jr.) life was as an adult, and about his daughter Ruth. This book answered all the questions I had when I finished the first book. I was so excited to see what would happen next and I was never disappointed.

There was a surprising twist of new friendships that added so much to the story, and a few more “predicaments” that added a bit of excitement. I totally loved this book!

I plan on reading another Flagg book soon!

 Posted by at 1:47 PM
Mar 182021
 
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Book Details:
Book Title:  Whenever a Child Is Born by Nancy Diedrich
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  WestBow Press
Release date:   July 2017
Format available: hardback, paperback, ebook
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:
In his 2014 homily for the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels, October 2, Pope Francis told those gathered for daily mass to be like children who pay attention to their “traveling companion. No one journeys alone, and no one should think that they are alone.

“According to Church tradition,” the pope said, “we all have an angel with us, who guards us . . . It is what God said: ‘I send an angel before you, to guard you, to accompany you on the way, so you will not be alone.'”

In this children’s book, angels wait anxiously and with great excitement to see which one of them will be chosen to be the guardian angel of a child that is to be born. This delightful book depicts the joy of all God’s creations anticipating the birth of another precious child. The sun shines brighter, the moon has a shinier glow, flowers grow taller, birds tweet more sweetly, and angels dance and sing with bliss, as all creation awaits another baby girl or boy.

Whenever a Child Is Born offers the perfect message for parents as it charmingly tells the story of how all of heaven and earth react to the news that a child is about to be born. The story comforts parents with the knowledge that their baby is a special gift from heaven to them, and that they will never be alone raising their child, and that their child will never ever be alone in life.

Parents never worry. No one journeys alone through life because whenever a child is born, he is given a guardian angel.

Thoughts
The best kinds of book for children in my opinion are ones that comfort/calm/ teach, or show them how to be a good person. The book will comfort and calm your child.

The story is about each child having a Guardian Angel from the time they are born that will watch over them. It will help them not be afraid of the dark or going to bed alone, etc. and give them a sense of safety. That’s very important, especially with all that’s going on in the world right now.

The words are very easy to read. They are black on a white background and in a box with a beautiful border. The illustrations are beautiful also.

This is a perfect book for all moms-to-be as a baby shower gift. I wish I’d had a book like this when my children and grandchildren were born. I plan on giving this book to my great granddaughter.

The book isn’t listed as a Christian book, but it does have a Christian theme. Still, I think every parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt/uncle, etc. would love this book and want to read it to the little ones in their life.

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Meet the Author:

Nancy Diedrich was born and raised in South Louisiana, where storytelling was not just an art form, but an authentic way of communicating. Everyone had a tale to tell! This was, more than likely, where her love of communication developed. With undergraduate degrees in English and speech, and graduate degrees in psychological counseling, Nancy learned that words can educate; they can entertain; they can inspire and they can heal. In Nancy’s career, she has been a teacher, a
counselor and an author, where the power of words always guided her in interaction with her students, clients and readers. Nancy’s value for genuine communication extends beyond her career, to the anchors of her life, which are her faith, her family and her friendships.

Whenever A Child Is Born is Nancy’s first published children’s book. In it, the reader gets a glimpse of this author’s compassion for family, and her gift of faith, as the story tells how all of heaven and earth react to the news that a child is about to be born.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 15 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Mar 16 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 18 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review /giveaway
Mar 19 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
Mar 22 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Mar 23 – The Book Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 24 – Rockin Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 24 – Books for Books – book review
Mar 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 26 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 29 – Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 30 – Kam’s Place – book review
Mar 30 – My Journey Back-the Journey Back – book review
Mar 31 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 1 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Apr 1 – @late_blooming_wallflower – book review / guest post
Apr 2 – Bookish Quest – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 5 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 7 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Apr 9 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 9 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
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Mar 152021
 

 

Join us for this tour from Mar 8 to Mar 26, 2021!Book Details:
Book Title:  WAR AT THE ICE CREAM STORE: Mustachio Pistachio vs Bully Vanilli (Frank Tl Frogg and Friends) by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson
Release date:   January, 2021
Format available: hardback, paperback, ebook (PDF), interactive multimedia book
Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.

 

Book Description:
The first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends series, War at the Ice Cream Store tells the story of one night at the Frozen Frogg, when Mustachio Pistachio and his “flavorite” flavor friends teach Bulli
Vanilli a lesson in kindness and acceptance.

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Thoughts
This is such a cute book with a very important message. It lets kids know that it is not nice to bully someone, and that if they see someone being bullied, they should let the bully know that it isn’t right. It also suggests that you might be afraid to say something on your own, but it’s the right thing to do and it would be a lot easier if you were to do it as a group.

The illustrator did a great job with the pictures. The colors are cute and bold and easy to see. The author wrote this book with humorous words that makes such a serious subject not so hard for little ones to take in.

I enjoyed this book and think other adults will too, and enjoy reading it with their children. Children will enjoy it also, I’m sure. This book should be in every kindergarten & first grade class.

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My thoughts are my honest opinion

 

Meet the Authors:

Cheryl is an award-winning songwriter, children’s song recording
artist (as the cartoon character CADi Grace), and the co-creator of the
puppet musical and comedy show, The Waterhole Bunch. After the success
of The Waterhole Bunch, Cheryl along with co-creator Dave Gibson, spun
off the main character, Frank TL (The Lucky) Frogg, into a children’s
entertainment concept, Frank TL Frogg and Friends, featuring the puppets
in a magical town called Lucky Fork, Tennessee. Frank TL Frogg and
Friends includes books, songs, videos, games, and more for younger
audiences. War at the Ice Cream Store is the first of the Frank TL Frogg
and Friends children’s book series.

Dave is an award-winning Nashville-based songwriter, having
written hundreds of hit songs for artists including Alabama, Montgomery
Gentry and Marie Osmond. Dave’s own group, The Gibson/Miller Band, won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for best new group in the early nineties. He is the co-creator of the puppet musical and comedy show,
The Waterhole Bunch. After the success of The Waterhole Bunch, Dave,
along with co-creator Cheryl DaVeiga, spun off the main character, Frank
TL (The Lucky) Frogg, into a children’s entertainment concept, Frank TL
Frogg and Friends, featuring the puppets in a magical town called Lucky
Fork, Tennessee. Frank TL Frogg and Friends includes books, songs,
videos, games, and more for younger audiences. War at the Ice Cream
Store is the first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends children’s book
series.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 9 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Mar 9 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Mar 10 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 10 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Mar 11 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 11 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Mar 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Mar 12 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 15 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 18 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Mar 19 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 22 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Mar 23 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Mar 24 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Mar 25 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Mar 25 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 26 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway

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Feb 112021
 

 

 

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Book Details:

Book Title:  It’s Me by Jeff Kubiak
Category:  Middle-Grade Non-Fiction (Ages 8-12),  57 pages
Genre:  Children’s/Middle Grade, Non-fiction, own voices
Publisher:  EduMatch Publishing
Release date:   November 14, 2020
Content Rating:  PG. Although the book reads like a graphic novel, it does contain topics dealing with racism and other social issues.

Book Description:
It’s Me is dedicated to every person who has ever felt less about who they are or want to be because of someone else’s opinion, feelings, or prejudice. Let’s ditch the prejudiced labeling, and embrace our Human Race for the diversity, inclusivity, equity, and individuality we all deserve.

Thoughts
This book should be in all elementary schools, and could even help students in middle and high schools! So many people, especially children, are going through something that causes them to be judged and talked about, and so many people can be cruel and unsympathetic to them. That makes me so sad.

Do people think they choose to be “different”? Why don’t they think about how they would feel if they were treated like that? I’ve never understood why some people have no compassion for others. This world is hard enough to live in without being badly treated.

If you think about it, none of us are perfect. We all have flaws and imperfections. They may or may not be something that people notice right away, but how would we feel if we were treated badly, excluded, talked about, or made fun of?

This book is full of real stories written by real people, students, teachers, and educators. Their words are powerful. Their feelings are raw. The book is emotional. This book is a must read for school children, and in my opinion, anyone of any age.

The illustrations are great!

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My thoughts are my honest opinion

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Meet the Author:Jeff loves children’s literature , “One Drop of Kindness” is Jeff’s first published children’s book. It’s Me reads like a fun graphic novel, but it is entirely non fiction. Every character in the book is a real student, or educator. It is so important for us to give access, equity, inclusion, and compassion to all those we meet. “Seeing” each
other and embracing our differences are jewels to life! Jeff taught for ten years as an elementary school teacher in grades 4, 5, and 6 and has seven years of administrative experience. He’s always looked at education from a different lens: from someone who hated and struggled with school. Jeff vows to always do his best to help increase opportunities for all students to feel heard, noticed, celebrated, challenged and safe. Jeff works hard to push back against the old model of “Industrialized Education” and fight compliance. There is not a day that goes by that he is not looking ahead to improve teacher pedagogy, student engagement and digital access for all. Being a former world class swimmer and coach and looks at education from perspectives that others don’t. Jeff knows what it takes to fail, struggle, win and go through the daily challenges that we all face. Jeff is based in California and can be found at jeffkubiak.com, Twitter at @jeffreykubiak and https://jeffkubiak.blogspot.com/.

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Tour Schedule:
Jan 25 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 29 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – Because I said so and other adventures in Parenting –review / guest post / give
Feb 3 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 5 Pick a Good Book – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 8 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Feb 8  – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 10 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Feb 12 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 12 – KC Beanie Boos Collection – book review

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Feb 082021
 

Journey To A New Earth: Penelope Panda and Kobi Koala Discover A New Earth by Zeiny Sher {Children's Book Review}

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Book Details:
Book Title:  Journey To A New Earth: Penelope Panda and Kobi Koala Discover A New Earth by Zeiny Sher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Zeiny Sher
Release date:   Oct 30 2020
Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.

Book Description:

Penelope Panda and Kobi Koala Discover a New Earth is an exploration in preservation through connection. Penelope and Kobi are connected through life changing events, which helps them learn how to love and preserve the earth, and how to deeply connect with each other and others along the way.

Thoughts
A koala named Kobi and a Panda named Penelope met after Kobi escaped a fire and couldn’t find any of his friends. Penelope tells Kobi she will help him find them. As they start walking to find Kobi’s friends they meet a tree who gives them some very helpful thoughts. He shows them that this new world is much better and more beautiful than the world they left.

As the continued their walk they finally came across their friends. And they knew their world was forever changed.

The illustrations were done by Zuzana Svobodova. They were beautiful. Kobi and Penelope were fluffy and had big soulful eyes, and all the other animals, trees, etc. were as cute as they could be.

I loved the positive message in this book, “we are all connected to each other despite how far apart we may be”.

This book is geared toward ages 3-7 but I think it would be good for younger and older children. I loved it and I’m way past that age. If you have a child who loves animals, this book would be perfect for them.

I received a free copy of this book for this tour
My thoughts are my honest opinion

 

Meet the Author:

Zeiny Sher is a children’s book author whose journey began while writing a journal of life’s little love and connection experiences for
her three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. With a very close-knit family, Sher has always been passionate about the universal connection we all have and teaching this to the younger generation. She has coached teenage girls on self-esteem and self-worth. Sher enjoys meditation in nature, CrossFit, Safari holidays and baking with her little ones.

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Tour Schedule:
Jan 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 27 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 28 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – 100 Pages A Day – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 3 – The Book Review Crew. – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – The Momma Spot – book review
Feb 5 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 – I’m Shelf-ish – book spotlight / guest post /giveaway
Feb 9 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 9 – High Society Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 9 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 – Chit Chat with Charity – book spotlight / author interview
Feb 10 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 – Library of Clean Reads – book review /giveaway
Feb 11 Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Feb 12 – pickagoodbook – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 12 – One Frugal Girl – book review / giveaway

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 Posted by at 6:18 AM
Feb 052021
 

 

Join us for this tour from Jan 25 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  I Can Handle It! (Mindful Mantras) by Laurie Wright
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Laurie Wright
Release date:   August 2016
Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.

Book Description:
Your child will incorporate the idea of ‘I Can Handle It’ almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times. After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations! When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think ‘I can handle it’! When they are missing their friends, they will think ‘I can handle it’! When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think ‘I can handle it’! Even if they aren’t saying the words out loud, this mantra will become a part of their self-talk. Over 300 5-star reviews say so! Positive self-talk is vital for improving and maintaining strong mental health which is exactly what the world needs right now. Help your child feel emotionally strong along with Sebastien, and provide a tool to help them get through these challenging times. And because parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes updated free resources.

Thoughts
If you or someone you know has a child who has a hard time handling situations that makes them mad, sad, cranky, upset, etc., you need to get them a copy of this book.

It will show them how they can handle any situation that makes them uncomfortable. The examples in the book are all good ways to feel better. A few examples are when your sister (or brother) won’t stop bugging you, you can ask her to stop or make a joke out of it and laugh. Or, when you’re miserable because you have to go to bed, you can lie in bed and think of all the things you’ll be doing tomorrow.

The illustrations are by Ana Santos and I loved them. They are colorful and very cute. I especially loved the Hedgehog and the children’s faces! So adorable!

This is a short book but will help children learn how to handle situations that make them feel not so good.

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Meet the Author:
Children’s author and book marketing coach, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off! Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee!

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Tour Schedule:
Jan 25 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 25 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – pickagoodbook – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 – Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 28 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 28 – The Book Review Crew – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 29 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Library of Clean Reads – book review /giveaway
Feb 1  – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 1 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – The Momma Spot – book review / author interview
Feb 3 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 – 100 Pages A Day – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway

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 Posted by at 6:17 AM
Feb 042021
 

Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  Mia and Nattie – One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Ewephoric Publishing
Release date:   October 3, 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone. Family based book for all ages.

Book Description:
Nattie’s mouth was a little crooked. Her legs were a bit shorter
than usual, and one horn was too straight, like a unicorn’s horn. But
Mia thought Nattie was perfect. In a read-aloud picture book for
children who love animals, award-winning writer and sheep breeder
Marlene M. Bell presents Nattie the lamb’s true story. MIA AND NATTIE is
a heartwarming book that teaches readers about problem-solving,
teamwork, and love. On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia
discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to
the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb
back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other
lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids
her age. When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor,
Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will
show the family just how special Nattie truly is.

Thoughts
Mia And Nattie is such a sweet book. When a little lamb is born early, her mom doesn’t have any milk to feed her. So Mia decides to bottle feed her and names her Nattie. She is hoping she can keep the little lamb alive and help her grow. Nattie is really small like Mia, plus her legs are shorter than they should be, one horn is straight, and her mouth a bit crooked.

At first Mia isn’t sure if she will succeed in helping Nattie, but soon enough the lamb starts growing, and as time passes they develop a special bond. But then Mia’s grandmother wants to sell Nattie to a neighbor. Mia pleads with her to let her stay with them, and when she shows her grandmother just how helpful Nattie is with the other sheep, her grandmother says she can stay with them.

The message in the book is that no matter your size, if you put your mind to something and do your best, anything is possible.

The book is illustrated by Grace Sanford and she did an awesome job!

This is a perfect book for children.

I received a free copy of this book for this tour
My thoughts are my honest opinion

 

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Meet the Author:
Marlene M. Bell is an award-winning writer, artist, and crazy
sheep lady who resides in beautiful East Texas. Her renown sheep
photographs grace the covers of many livestock magazines where she also
writes newsy articles about raising sheep from her hands-on experience.
Marlene offers the first of her children’s picture books, Mia and
Nattie: One Great Team which is based on true events from the Bell’s
ranch. It’s a touching story of compassion and love between a little
girl and her lamb. Marlene shares her life with her husband and
dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep: a large Maremma guard dog named
Tia, and cats, Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks. The cats believe they rule
the household—and do.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:
Jan 18 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 19 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review /giveaway
Jan 21 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Jan 21- Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Twirling Book Princess – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Authors.ace – book review
Jan 27 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 29 – My Journey Back – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 1 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Chit Chat With Charity – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – I’m Into Books – book review /giveaway

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Book Details:
Book Title:  MC Plays Hide and Seek: An Empowering Story for Healthy Children Who Care About a Person Living with Cancer by Eva Grayzel
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  64 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Jan 5, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:
M.C.
is a cancer cell who shares just enough information about the nature of
the disease to promote dialogue and minimize fear. The scary part of
cancer is the unknown. Learn about doctors who look for cancer.
Understand feelings children experience and learn ways to cope. Empower
children with knowledge and how to make a difference. M.C. Plays Hide
& Seek strengthens communication and builds emotional health.

Thoughts
Cancer is a very scary thing for adults, but even more scary for kids. Most kids only know that cancer is something people can die from but they don’t really understand what it is or how it can be treated. This book helps them know more about what’s going on.

This would be a perfect book for any child who is personally dealing with cancer or knows someone who is. It talks about different kinds of cancer and the types of doctors that specialize in them, what the doctors may do to find out more about the cancer and then figure out the treatment. It will give them hope.

The author lets the reader know that cancer doesn’t spread like a cold or the flu, so they don’t have to be afraid of the person,  and that many people beat cancer. The illustrations are  great and the photos are a nice addition.

I know how scared I as an adult when I found out my mom was diagnosed with cancer, so I can’t imagine going through that as a child. Every child who has cancer or has a close relative or friend who has cancer should have this book.

 

I received a free copy of this book for this tour
My thoughts are my honest opinion

 

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Eva Grayzel ~ B&N

Meet the Author:
Eva
Grayzel is a motivational speaker, storyteller, and cancer survivor.
When her children were five and seven years old, she was diagnosed with
cancer. Their fear of losing her was deep, real, and suppressed. When
she got a second chance at life, she created the Talk4Hope book series
to help children understand cancer and make it less scary.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram

 

Tour Schedule:
Jan 5 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 5 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Jan 5 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 7 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Jan 7 – The Momma Spot – book review
Jan 8 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 11 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 12 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 13 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 13 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 14 – My Reading Journey – book review / giveaway
Jan 15 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Jan 18 –  Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 18 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Laura’s Interests – book review / giveaway
Jan 20 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / guest post
Jan 21 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Jan 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Bookswithpaulak – book review
Jan 28 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – I’m Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 1 – Instagram: All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Feb 1 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway

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