Rice & Rocks Blog Tour- Review & Giveaway

We are pleased to be participating in a Blog Tour for the charming children’s book written by Sandra L. Richards and illustrated by Megan Kayleigh Sullivan, Rice & Rocks. The tour will run from August 23 – September 13, 2016 and was coordinated by BeachBoundBooks. collages7_orig


About the Book

rice-rocks-by-sandra-l-richards Title: Rice & Rocks | Author: Sandra L. Richards | Illustrator: Megan Kayleigh Sullivan Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing | Publication Date: August 23, 2016 Genre: Children’s Picture Book | Number of Pages: 32 Book Description: Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity. Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed he does not like ‘rice and rocks’ and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together. Take a look inside the book…




**My Review**


I really loved Rice & Rocks. The author did a great job highlighting the importance of culture and tradition. I loved seeing Giovanni’s journey with his aunt and Jasper the Congo African Grey Parrot to different places around the world to find out if they eat rice and rocks too.
I also loved seeing the illustrations. There was so much detail in each one which made them especially fun to look at. I highly recommend Rice & Rocks. It is truly a great picture book that presents culture and traditions in a way that is easy for kids to understand.

**Connor and JT Say**


Both boys pretty much had the same things to say about this book so I’m putting their reviews together.
They both liked the book. Jasper, the parrot, was their favorite character. They thought he was cool. They would both like to see another book where they go on another trip with Jasper to some other countries to learn about them.

About the Author: Sandra L. Richards

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Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rocks, Sandra brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s books. An American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, she hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.

Learn more about Sandra at www.sandralrichards.com.

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About the Illustrator: Megan Kayleigh Sullivan

megan-sullivan Megan Kayleigh Sullivan graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a degree in Illustration. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist, and aspires towards a career in the film and animation industry as a concept artist, character designer, or visual development artist (or d., all of the above). She enjoys traveling, writing, telling stories, and hula-hooping. Visit her at www.357meg.com.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
Giveaway ends: September 13, 11:59 pm, 2016 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 the author, Sandra L. Richards and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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**Disclosure: I was given a free electronic copy of the book. All opinions are my own honest opinions.**

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John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In Blog Tour

BeachBoundbooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children’s historical fiction book John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In by Leigh Shearin from May 10 – May 31, 2016. We are happy to be providing a review for the tour. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at then end. Thanks for stoping by!


About the Book

Title: John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In | Author: Leigh Shearin Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction | Number of Pages: 106 | Publication Date: January 22, 2016 | Summary: The fun continues in Appleside, NJ, as John Bloom and his pals live, laugh, and watch the incredible events of late 1942 as they unfold across the world. The attack on Pearl Harbor has brought America into the
global war, and everyone’s involved- even children! Join them as they do what they can to help with the war effort, even from a small, rural, American town.

**My Review**


I really enjoyed reading John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In. We typically read and review fantasy and have never really read a historical fiction so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This book is a fun and very interesting read. There is plently of history facts in the story and I found myself wanting to look up more about some of the things that were mentioned. The book follows John Bloom and his friends. Together they are the America Boys Club, or Sullivan’s Crew later in the book. The boys with the help of their friend, 90 year old Mr. Hutchins, build a Victory Garden and try to do their part to help America in the war. The book is the second in a series. I believe that if you wanted you could read this without having to read the first book. While reading you will get some of the backstory from the first book. However, I did read the first book and highly recommend reading both. Both books are fun and have you wanting to read more. John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In end with “THE END (for now)…” I look forward to more adventures with John Bloom and his friends.

About the Author: Leigh Shearin



Leigh Shearin is a farmer, writer, photographer, baker, and lifetime dreamer.

Leigh earned a B.A. degree in Studio Art at Maryville College and worked as a graphic artist before earning an ASS degree in Culinary Art.  She has worked as a chef, baker and culinary arts instructor.  Most recently, she and her husband bought rural land and are developing Winter’Rest, a small farm in
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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 the author, Leigh Shearin and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Whispers of Trees Blog Tour

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Welcome to our tour stop on the Whispers of Trees blog tour!

This tour is being coordinated by BeachBoundbooksl This is a Review Tour for the children’s adventure Whispers of Trees by Ben Woodard running from April 4 – April 25, 2016.

Keep reading to find out more about Whispers of Trees, Ben Woodard, and our thoughts on the book. Then make sure to enter the giveaway at the end!
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About the Book

Title:Whispers of Trees
Author: Ben Woodard
Genre: Children’s Multicultural Adventure
Number of Pages: 57
Publisher: Miller-Martin Press
Publication Date: March 15, 2016

Synopsis: An ancient forest, a dark night, a strange woman—and whispers.

What is going on in this eerie Irish forest? Ten-year-old Declan has to find out. His brother is missing and only he can solve the mystery. But why him? He doesn’t even like his always-yelling brother who his sister says was eaten by wolves. But there are no wolves in Ireland.

Then a witch-like woman tells him the two of them have to go into the spooky woods to save his brother. But from what? The strange trees only whisper the answer and he must discover what they are trying to tell him. But he will learn much more than he ever dreamed.

Whispers of Trees is a fun, page-turning thriller hinting of myth that delivers a multicultural adventure.
This is the second book in the Mythic Adventures Collection. The first book is The Boy Who Flew With Eagles. You can preview it here:
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**My Review**

I found Whispers of Trees to be a bit different from what I was expecting. The first chapter starts off a bit eerily as we meet Declan and his family and learn that his little brother Colin is missing somewhere in an ancient Irish forest filled with large and twisting trees.
The story is told from Declan’s perspective and we join him on his journey to not only find his brother but find out about himself as well.
The book is a quick and interesting read. What really intrigued me about Whispers of Trees was the stories and legends about the trees. The book serves as a great reminder that we should respect the forest and all living things. I think that from time to time we should all remember to listen to the whispers of the trees.

**Connor Says**


“I like it. It was interesting. The pictures of the trees were cool because I saw their faces. I didn’t like that Declan didn’t like his little brother. I love my little brother. I liked the ending because I learned about Mrs. O’Leary and I wonder if Declan’s mom knew her.”

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About the Author: Ben Woodard

Ben is an adventurer and storyteller who has traveled the world including climbing on Mt. Everest. He now writes adventure stories for boys and girls. Tales of lost gold and river caves, and flying with eagles. Stories of friendship that endure through adversity and danger. Adventures that inspire and educate and, most of all, entertain.
For more information about Ben, please visit BooksByBen.com.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

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Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or $50 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice Giveaway ends: April 25, 2016, 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 the author Ben Woodard and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions –feel free to send and email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

Piece of Sky-a Fractured Retelling of Chicken Little

*Disclosure: We received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own honest opinions.*

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A Piece of Sky is a fractured retelling of the story of Chicken Little by Ann Hunter. It is book 4 in the Crowns of the Twelve series.

I really enjoy fairy tales and fractured fairy tales so I was excited to read A Piece of Sky. Although this is book 4 in the Crowns of the Twelve series it can be read as a stand alone book.

A Piece of Sky is a very well written story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and noticed from the beginning that the writing was far more eloquent than other books we’ve been reading. I thought that the reader did a great job, especially with the imagery. The story pulled you in and I found it great from the very beginning.

The story switched back and forth on perspectives but was very easy to follow and the chapters flowed nicely. I found the story itself to be very unexpected, especially the ending. It had the elements of the Chicken Little tale that we are familiar with- a chicken that thinks she’s been hit by the sky, an acorn, and even briefly a fox but it was completely different than I could have ever imagined.

Not only is this a fun story to read but it also reminds us that no one is ever to small to make a difference; we should all choose to be the sky.

**Connor Says**


“The author wrote a really good story. I liked it. I liked it so much that I want to read it again.”

If you enjoy fairy tales I recommend checking out this book. You can find A Piece of Sky on Amazon.

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Ice Cream Work by Naoshi- Blog Tour & Review

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Hi! Welcome to my tour stop for the children’s picture book em>Ice Cream Work by Naoshi! The tour runs September 28 – October 9 with reviews, interviews and more. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:

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Release: October 1, 2015
Publisher: Overcup Press
ISBN: 0­9834917­3­9
Price: $14.99 hardcover
Pages: 40
appropriate for ages 3 and up

Where will Ice Cream Man work next??

Ice Cream Man knows there’s lots of work to be done! Whether it’s cheerfully posing next to chocolate cake, beaming team spirit as 1/8th of a sunflower, or glowing bright as he becomes a fabulous night light, Ice Cream Man is ready for the job!

This delicious, quirky children’s book by internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Naoshi combines a whimsical story with colorful sunae (sand art). A “Look & Find” section challenges youngsters to scour the pages for small details, and a “How To Make Sunae” section guides readers step‐by‐step through a “sand painting” art project of their own.

“Ice Cream Work is a meticulous and stunning piece of art. The story exudes a loopy, anarchist joy: chronicling the adventures of a hard­working and stylish frozen dairy confection and his eclectically industrious week.” ­­ Dale Bayse, author of Heck, Where the Bad Kids Go series

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About the Author:

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Naoshi is an internationally acclaimed Japanese illustrator whose  distinctive characters and original style are recognized around the world. She uses  shiny colorful sand to create surreal people living  in the real world. She has participated in a wide range of projects including gallery exhibitions, commercial work, and children’s workshops. Naoshi is a Tokyo based artist currently living in Los Angeles.

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*My Review*

Ice Cream Work by Naoshi is an interesting and unique children’s book. The story line itself is rather simple- where will Ice Cream Man work today- but it is written in such a unique format. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures. I really find it fascinating that the pictures are made using sunae. If you look closely you can see all the colored grains of sand. The artwork is very colorful, bright, and fun and I loved how we got to see an ordinary picture come alive with fun characters.

*JT Says*

“I liked your book. It’s yummy. It would be yummy in real life because of all the ice cream and strawberries. I liked the work Ice Cream Man does.”

*Connor Says*

“Hi, I’m Connor and I’m 9. I liked the book and I like ice cream. I really like how the first pages of the work places were like mystery pages because you don’t know where everything will be. Then on the next pages everyone popped up in different places. The sunae is really cool. I had a different type of sand art at one of my parties before and I’m thinking about doing sunae at my party this Saturday.”

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Advance Praise for Ice Cream Work: 

“Naoshi’s work is original and unmistakably recognizable. With a dry sense of humor, appreciation of fashion, video games, fine pastries, and just plain fun, each piece by Naoshi is a finely made confection with a charm all her own.” — Ben Zhu, owner of Gallery Nucleus

“Naoshi represents everything I love about contemporary Japanese art: one foot in history, one foot in pop culture, two skilled hands, and her head firmly in a cloud of unadulterated enthusiasm for making art.” — Matt Wagner, author of The Tall Trees of Portland and The Tall Trees of Tokyo

“Naoshi’s pure approach to her art form is inspiring: knowing that the shiny bright colors that bring her stories alive are tiny grains of sand always transfixes me. Naoshi is one of today’s greatest artists.” — Carrie Gifford, founder & creative director of Red Cap Cards

“Some people bury their heads in the sand. Some draw lines in the sand. Sunae artist Naoshi does both: creating surreal worlds alive with wit and whimsy, one vibrantly colored grain of sand at a time. Ice Cream Work is a stunning piece of meticulous­ yet ­oddly spontaneous art that is as sweet and cool as a pint of hand­crafted ice cream. The story has a loopy, anarchist joy about it, rather like The Point by way of Cibo Matto, where a hard­working and stylish frozen dairy confection guides readers through his eclectically industrious week, even divulging how much he is paid for his days of outlandish toil. Children, hipsters, and anyone with an eye for the absurd will thoroughly lap up Ice Cream Work: from the top of its rainbow sprinkles right down to the tip of its sugar cone.” ­ Dale Bayse, author of Heck, Where the Bad Kids Go series.

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GIVEAWAY:
Copy of Ice Cream Work by Naoshi & sunae art kit
Open to US addresses only
Ends October 14th
Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

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Dragon's Future

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Welcome to the release event for Dragon’s Future by Kandi Wyatt! This is the book 1 of the middle grade fantasy series and it’s now available for sale!

About the Book:

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Every child of Woolpren dreams of becoming one, but only a few are chosen. Now, ten-year-old twin brother and sister, Ruskya and Duskya, have been selected to join an elite group of riders: dragon riders. Full of awe and excitement, the twins leave their mother, and their home, to train for their new lives.

Fifteen years later, dragons are becoming extinct and riders are rare. One day, Ruskya is at the general store in town when a man announces that he is recruiting new dragon riders. Ruskya goes undercover, and discovers that there is another colony of riders with their own agenda—a quest to find a mysterious plant that could restore the dragon population, or destroy it. When a battle erupts between the two colonies, it’s up to Ruskya and his friends to fight for their dragons’ future, and their lives.

Follow Ruskya’s quest as he finds courage and friendship in this exciting middle grade fantasy series by new author Kandi J Wyatt.


About the Author:

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Kandi J Wyatt is a wife, mother of five, teacher, artist, and author. In her free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories and Christmas programs, and drawing with graphite and colored pencils. Portraits are her specialty. Kandi also enjoys photography, thanks to her photographer husband who has let her join his journey as both his model and apprentice, and she occasionally serves as his assistant when he needs a “light stand with feet.” To learn more, visit kandijwyatt.wordpress.com.

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GIVEAWAY:
One (1) paperback copy of Dragon’s Future (US only)
Ends Aug. 25th
Prizing provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible in any way.
This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy

*Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy to review. All opinions are our own honest opinions.*

Welcome to my stop on the Axel & Theo Blog Tour! The tour coordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews is for the lower middle grade book Axel & Theo: My Dog is The Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy by Amberly Kristen Clowe. This one is a great choice for reluctant readers!

Keep reading for more information about the book, our reviews, information about the author, and a giveaway. Also, make sure to check out the tour schedule and take a look at what some of the other bloggers had to say.

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About the Book

Title: Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy | Author: Amberly Kristen Clowe | Publication Date: November 15, 2014 | Publisher: Smooth Sailing Press | Pages: 44 | Recommended Ages: 6to 10

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Summary: Theodore Howard wants a white flag. The kind of white flag that will show Riverwood Elementary’s biggest bully, Theo’s given up on ever surviving the fourth grade, and achieving his dream of becoming a real-life astronaut. But, Theo’s seemingly pathetic future gets a glimmer of hope in the form of a very talkative weenie dog named Axel. Theo learns that his best friend on four legs, is actually an alien from the planet Doglin, and just when he begins warming up to the idea of having an alien for a best friend, Axel is kidnapped by two cats from the planet Catlat. Theo chases after Axel and his kidnappers, embarking on an adventure he could have never imagined.

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My Review:

What first caught my attention about this book was the title; particularly the My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy part. It just sounded like it would be such a fun read and it is.

As you read Axel & Theo you are transported on an adventure with Theo and his dog Axel. Right from the start you find out that Axel is not your ordinary dog. Not only can he talk but he’s also an Alien from the planet Doglin. The book is very imaginative and I have to say that my favorite parts were hearing all about Doglin. Amberly Kristen Clowe’s descriptions are so much fun and make you want to jump right in with Axel and Theo.

Axel & Theo is such an easy and fast paced read that I think it would really work well for a wide range of ages.

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Connor Says:

I liked it. I like the pictures. It’s weird that the cats were after the dogs because usually dogs chase cats. It’s also weird that the cats teamed up with the rats. On Doglin I like that the grass is like a trampoline and everything is different. I like Axel and Theo. King Barfin is weird and Walter was a scaredy cat. I would read the next book.

JT Says:

JT hasn’t finished reading the book but he wanted to do the review too. So far he’s said that it’s good and he loves Axel.

I knew JT would probably really like this book because he loves dogs. I’ll add more to his review once he finishes the book.
 

About the Author: Amberly Kristen Clowe

Krissy-CloweAn avid story writer since elementary school, Amberly Kristen (Krissy) Clowe truly discovered her passion for writing after enrolling in a college, children’s literature class, where they read and analyzed children’s books. After completing her BA in early childhood education she began her teaching career.
“After my first year of teaching second grade, I had so many ideas swirling around in my head, I had to write. I might have gone crazy if I didn’t!” Clowe tells.
Axel & Theo is the first chapter book series written by Clowe, though she already has two other children’s picture books in print, and another due for publication in 2015. Today, her children provide the inspiration to her many stories, along with everything else she loves in life.

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Axel & Theo Blog Tour Schedule

June 22

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Author Interview)

Lian’s Summer of Fun Blog (Review)

Enter Here Canada (Excerpt)

June 23

Hide-n-(Sensory)-Seeking (Review)

Cherry Mischievous (Excerpt)

June 24

Rockin’ Book Reviews (Review)

The Blended Blog (Review)

June 25

View From the Birdhouse (Review)

Tots & Tales Reviews (Review)

June 26

2ReadBook (Review)

Where Connor and JT Go (Review)

June 27

Eloquent Articulation (Review)

We Are The DinoFamily (Review)

Lisa’s Research and Reviews (Excerpt)

June 28

Stitch Says (Review & Author Interview)

Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)

 

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Giveaway ends: July 5, 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 the publisher, SmoothSailing Press and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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The Tale of Willaby Creek- Cover Reveal

I’m excited to share the cover reveal of The Tale of Willaby Creek by Victoria Lindstrom! This is a middle grade adventure fantasy that releases in June 2015. Make sure to check out the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book. 

About the Book:
A magical tale of amazing sacrifice…

When a violent windstorm strikes an enchanted rain forest many of the woodland creatures of Willaby Creek are stranded, injured, or lost forever to the frenzied force of the tempest. Basil, a black bear full of doubt and fear, becomes the unlikely leader to head the woodland creatures’ rescue. He is joined by Daphne, a spunky blue dryad; Oliver, a wise horned owl; Elbert, a noble elk; and a host of other creatures that inhabit the enchanted rain forest.

Dangerous twists and turns in this animal adventure fantasy cause Basil to discover a courage, and a conviction, he never knew he had. The answers to the ancient mysteries in this magical tale emerge in an extraordinary finale under the tall timbers of the hidden hinterland.

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About the Author:

VICTORIA LINDSTROM is a full-time writer, a voracious reader, and the author of the children’s picture book, The Scandinavian Santa. She loves to wander through the woods, capture the beauty of Nature in photographs, and visit museums and fine art galleries. She and her husband, Michael, live near the shore of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. You may visit Victoria at: www.victorialindstrom.com

Giveaway:
One hardcover copy of The Tale of Willaby Creek (US) and an ebook of The Tale of Willaby Creek (INT)
(Books will be delivered upon release, or shortly before.)
Ends May 19, 2015

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Book Blast- The Adventures of Tabitha and Sparky

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Title: The Adventures of Tabitha and Sparky | Author: R.W. Deane | Illustrator: Dana Halbert | Publisher: Yellow Iris Press | Pages: 98 | Recommended Ages: 8+

About the Book

This is a delightful story of the unlikely friendship between a cat and a dog. A story comprised of poems and adventures. Tabitha is a very curious cat, always eager to find out about things that are often none of her business, which continually gets her into trouble. Sparky, on the other hand, is more sensible and reliable, and between the two of them they share many adventures which teach life long lessons.

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Where’s Tony?

*Disclosure: I received this ebook for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

The Dream Ten is a series of books by A.D. Erving. The second book in the series is called Where’s Tony?.

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The book was different than I expected. The Dream Ten is a basketball team and each book in the series has to do with one of the team members. I was expecting more of a basketball related book but found that it had more to do with one of the team members going missing and their search for him. Towards the halfway point of the book Tony goes missing and it is because his entire family was arrested and deported. Tony was not deported with the rest of the family and the team works together to find him and get him released.

I did find the book interesting though and the first half had enough basketball in it to make the first part interesting for Connor. I’m not sure what age I would recommend this for. I find it to be kind of like a middle grade book however the fact that Tony went missing because his family got deported makes me think that maybe it is better for kids that are a little older. It is an easy read though and even with 21 chapters you can get through the entire book quickly.

You can check out The Dream Ten: Where’s Tony? on Amazon.

Thanks for reading!