Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mama, I Want to See God by Vanessa Fortenberry, Illustrator: Leah Jennings


Title: Mama, I Want To See God
Author: Vanessa Fortenberry
Illustrator: Leah Jennings
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Pages: 30 (print)
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
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Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother's tender and patient responses model God's love. At the story's end, Mother has answered all of the questions, letting the child have a true connection with God. The purity of children and the spirituality of all cultures radiate in this touching story.

NetGalley Review: Happy Birthday! by Mamoru Suzuki


Title: Happy Birthday!
Author: Mamoru Suzuki
Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Publisher: Museyon Inc
Pages: 32
Genre: Preschool ages 3-5
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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The occasion of a birthday provide the opportunity to look back at the long days spent waiting patiently for the baby to be born, the special day it arrives, and the miraculous perfection of every stage of its growth. Soft, warm colors and cozy images are accompanied by a spare text that perfectly captures the all-encompassing love parents for their children. This birthday book will resonate with anyone who has loved a child. It is a gift that every child deserves.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY: How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
A USA Today Bestseller!
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From the creators of the New York Times bestselling How to Catch a Leprechaun and How to Catch an Elf!

There's a monster in my closet,
with claws, and teeth, and hair,
and tonight, I'm going to scare him!
He lives just right through there... 
Get ready to laugh as a young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that’s been so scary night after night! But what if things aren’t what they seem and our monster isn’t scary at all? What if our ninja hero is about to make a friend of strangest sort?
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Blast: Children's Classic Stories by Aniesha Brahma

This gorgeous treasury of ten classic stories is guaranteed to delight and entertain young children, bringing the magic of traditional stories to the new generation of children. Aimed at 8-12 year olds, each favourite fairy tale or story has been sensitively retold for young readers.
The series 'Children's Classic Stories' contains total 100 stories in 10 volumes. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature.

Volume 1 includes the following stories:
01. Little Red Riding Hood
02. Cinderella
03. Hansel and Gretel
04. Sleeping Beauty
05. Snow White and Rose Red
06. The Emperor's New Clothes
07. Rumplestiltskin
08. The Wise Little Girl
09. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
10. Rip Van Winkle

Aniesha Brahma knew she wanted to be a writer since she was six years old. She was schooled in Dolna Day School and went on to pursue B.A., M.A., and M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur Univeristy. She currently lives in Kolkata, with her family and five pet cats. She is the author of All Signs Lead Back to You, When Our Worlds Collide, The Guitar Girl and The Secret Proposal. She compiled and edited the 10 volumes series, 'Children's Classic Stories' with love and great efforts.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Guest Post: Dog Trouble by Galia Oz


Author: Galia Oz
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144
Genre: Children's book for young readers, ages 8-12

Readers who have graduated from Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean will fall head over heels for feisty Julie and her troublesome new dog.
Julie has only had her dog for two weeks, but she is already causing all sorts of problems. For starters, she is missing! Julie suspects the school bully Danny must be behind it. But it will take some detective work, the help of Julie’s friends, and maybe even her munchkin twin brothers to bring her new pet home.

Wonderfully sassy and endlessly entertaining, the escapades of Julie and her dog are just beginning!

Julie’s adventures have sold across the globe and been translated into five languages. Popular filmmaker and children’s author Galia Oz effortlessly captures the love of a girl and her dog.

"A funny exploration of schoolyard controversy and resolution.” –Kirkus Reviews 

"Will resonate with readers and have them waiting for more installments.” –Booklist  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

From the Grave (Monster or Die #1) by Cynthia Reeg


Title: From The Grave
Author: Cynthia Reeg
Published: May 4, 2017
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Pages: 216
Genre: Children ages 10 on up
Review: ebook 
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Monster is as monster does, but Frankenstein Frightface Gordon is totally the wrong shade of ghastly green—pale, baby blue, in fact—and he's more concerned with keeping his pants neat and tidy than scaring the pants off his victims. But when a new law is passed to rid Uggarland of misfits such as Frank, he must decide if he will become the monster his parents can be proud of or be the monster he can be proud of. Trusting the monsterliest monster he knows, Frank looks to the grave and his dead grandmother to make his choice, entering into an adventure that will either seal his doom or prove he is truly monster enough.

The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Curse by Diane Moat


Title: The Supernatural Pet Sitter (The Curse)
Author: Diane Moat
Published: July 4, 2017
Pages: 167
Genre: Children ages 9 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
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Pepper Neely is no stranger to dangerous situations. In The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Magic Thief, the young gnome defeated an evil witch who was stealing magic from the Familiars that Pepper took care of. She wouldn’t have survived without the intervention of a pack of werewolves, who endured painful, fiery spells to save Pepper’s life.
Now Pepper is determined to repay the werewolves for their sacrifice, no matter what it takes. She decides to break the centuries-old curse that keeps them in wolf form. At first she keeps her plans a secret, but it’s not long before Pepper realizes she will need all the help she can get to end this curse. Magic is everywhere as enemy witches cast dangerous spells to stop Pepper.
Pepper and her family must trust the local witches and work together with them to fend off the deadly spells, find the curse, and break it—before the hostile witches get the best of them.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Tyler Files #1: Smarty Pants by Brian Rock (Goodreads Author), Joshua Dawson (Illustrator)


Title: The Tyler Files #1 Smarty Pants
Author: Brian Rock
Illustrator: Joshua Dawson
Pages: 108
Publisher: First Light Publishing
Genre: Children ages 11 on up
Review: ebook provided by author

Wimpy Kid meets Gravity Falls!

Tyler is an average 5th grader, except for one thing. His pants won't stop talking!
How will Tyler make it through the day without becoming the school laughingstock? And how will he survive his pants' "off the cuff" remarks to the school bully (and to his secret crush?)
Packed with humor and excitement, Smarty Pants is the first in THE TYLER FILES series.
Bonus features include:
"Talking With Tyler:" Extend the story with a Q&A with the main character
"What If:" Allow your imagination to explore beyond where the story ends
"Jokes:" Find out what's so funny about pants
"Idioms:" Learn how to talk pants even if your pants can't talk

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling


Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published: Dec. 8, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Pages: 341
Genre: Teens, Magic, Fantasy
Review: Hardback
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The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone, or something, starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?