Jun 182021
 
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Narrated by Oge Mora

In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery. At age 15, she was freed, and by age 20, she was married and had her first child. By age 68, she had worked numerous jobs, including cooking, cleaning, babysitting, and selling sandwiches to raise money for her church. At 114, she was the last remaining member of her family. And at 116, she learned to read. From Rita Lorraine Hubbard and rising star Oge Mora comes the inspirational story of Mary Walker, a woman whose long life spanned from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, and who–with perseverance and dedication–proved that you’re never too old to learn.

Thoughts
I loved reading about Mary Walker and her life. She was an amazing person and very determined to learn how to read and write.

Mary was born a slave on May 6, 1848 so she had a very hard life, and for a time was even a blacksmith!

Mary was emancipated at 15 yrs. old. She met a group of Evangelists and was given a Bible from a woman. She kept that Bible and wanted to learn to read it. Finally, after owning the Bible for 101 years, she learned to read and write at the age of 116. How amazing is that?

Mary was married twice, had 3 children, and she outlived them all.

I loved this book! The treatment of slaves was horrible, but Mary had a fighting spirit and her life was filled with so much more than she could have ever imagined.

I loved the illustrations.

This book should be in every elementary class room!

 Posted by at 5:26 PM
May 132021
 

Join us for this tour from May 4 to May 31, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Balloons for Tiger by Lori Orlinsky
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   May 4, 2021
Formats available: hardback
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for
Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons
travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed
on. This book lets children open up their hearts and imaginations for a
magical journey to the farthest corners of the world, where they’ll meet
skydivers, astronauts, superheroes, and everything in between. As they
watch the balloons voyage to the other side of the rainbow bridge, they
learn to positively process their grief. Balloons for Tiger is a great
tool for any child who has experienced the loss of a pet- or any other
loved one, too.

Thoughts
The loss of a pet can be a very tragic thing for adults, let alone children. This book’s purpose is to start the healing process for children who have lost a pet.

The children in this story have recently lost their cat, Tiger. They release balloons that will travel to their beloved pet who is now at the Rainbow Bridge, and help them start the process of healing the loss of Tiger.

The story is told in rhyme, and I enjoyed that. The illustrations in the book are bold and colorful and I really liked them.

The book was centered mostly on the balloons and who they met along the way to the Rainbow Bridge. I thought it was going to be more about comforting children going through the loss of a pet. Still, I’m sure children will get some comfort from the book.

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

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Meet the Author:
Lori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after her family experienced the loss of their beloved eighteen-year-old cat, Tiger. Unable to find books about pet loss to help her young kids cope with their grief, Lori wrote Balloons for Tiger. She hopes this book will help others, too.connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ facebook ~ goodreads

 
Tour Schedule:

May 4 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
May 4 – Welcome To MLMOpinion’s Reviews – book review
May 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 6 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
May 7 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 10 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
May 11 – Twirling Book Princess – book review
May 11 – Corinne Rodrigues / Booksnista – book spotlight / giveaway
May 12 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 13 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
May 13 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 14 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
May 17 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
May 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
May 18 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
May 19 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 20 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 20 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
May 21 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
May 24 – I’m Into Books – book review
May 24 – Reading is My Passion – book review
May 25 –Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 27 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 27 – I Read Kid’s Books – book review / author interview /giveaway
May 28 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
May 31 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 31 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway

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 Posted by at 6:21 AM
Mar 182021
 
Join us for this tour from Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021!

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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My thoughts are my honest opinion

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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.

I received a free copy of this book for this tour
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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 Posted by at 7:10 AM
Feb 112021
 

 

 

Join us for this tour from Jan 25 to Feb 12, 2021!

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!

I received a free copy of this book for this tour
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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 Posted by at 6:17 AM
Feb 082021
 

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

Join us for this tour from Jan 25 to Feb 12, 2021!

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.

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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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Join us for this tour from Jan 5 to Feb 1, 2021!

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.

 

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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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Book Title:  Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk
Category:  Middle-Grade Non-Fiction (8 to 12) ,  49 pages
Genre: Self-Help
Publisher:  Golden Harvest Publishers
Release date:   August 2019
Content Rating:  This non-fiction, self-help book is rated G. Appropriate for all audiences.

 

Book Description:
This gentle and heartwarming story captures the love between a boy
and his dog, and the sadness that follows after his cherished dog
passes away. Written in the form of a letter from the dog to the boy,
the letter shares relatable, real life examples of how the boy (and
therefore anybody who has lost a dear pet) may be feeling and
suggestions on what he can do to help himself get through this most
difficult time. The letter also touches on simple acts of kindness that
can follow the reader throughout his or her lifetime. The message in
this story is applicable to young and old, girl or boy, and to any
family pet that has stolen your heart. Story starters, drawing pages,
and a place to add pictures of your own beloved pet are also included in
the back of the book.

Thoughts
This is a perfect book for anyone, not just children, who have ever lost a pet (or loved one). I’ve lost more than one and this book brought tears to my eyes.

The book says that pets who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge are still with us in our hearts, and we are still in their hearts. They still love and miss us just like we do them. It lets us know that they are ok and are with all the other animals that have journeyed on.

This is a very touching book and although it is written for children, I think adults who have lost a pet will love this book also.

At the back of the book is a section with prompts like “I miss the times when” and “My favorite memory of you is” to fill your thoughts and feelings, as well as a place to put photos where you can answering this sentence: “This picture is special because…”

The illustrator is Trish Murtha and she did a great job!

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

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Meet the Author:

Leigh Ann Gerk MA, LPC has been in the counseling field for over eleven years. She is certified in Pet Loss & Grief Companioning and the founder and owner of Mourning to Light Pet Loss providing individual and family counseling for anyone grieving the loss of a pet. She currently offers 3 free pet loss support groups in Northern Colorado and is excited to branch out and offer more.

Having grown up on a farm, Leigh Ann’s childhood playmates included baby calves, horses, bunnies, dogs, and 32 cats that set up house in a boxcar that also served as her playhouse. This upbringing introduced her, at a very young age, to the human-animal bond and instilled in her a deep understanding of, and love for, this extraordinary relationship.

Leigh Ann and her husband, Andy, live in Loveland, Colorado, and are the proud parents of identical twin daughters, Heather and Heidi. Their family is made complete by their first grandchild and their cherished therapy dog, Gracie.

Visit Leigh Ann online at MourningToLightPetLoss.com.
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Tour Schedule:
Jan 18 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Book World Reviews – book review / author interview
Jan 19 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Jan 20 – Carpinello’s Writing Pages – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 21 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post/ giveaway
Jan 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 25 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review / giveaway
Jan 26 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 – The Momma Spot – book review
Jan 27 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Jan 27  – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Jan 28 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Jan 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 1 –Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 1 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews  – book review
Feb 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Feb 2 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 3 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 – Pawesome Wisdom – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 4 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 5 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 5 – The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  – book review / giveaway
Feb 5 – Because I said so and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway

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