August 22, 2017

#BookReview: Princeless, Two Boys, Five Girls, and Three Love Stories (Raven: the Pirate Princess, Trades, #3) by Jeremy Whitley

After the confrontation at The Island of the Free Woman, Raven's crew is worse for wear and one of their number is on the edge of death. But somewhere nearby is an island where a legendary woman can heal any ills. Can Raven and her crew get there in time and will this woman even help a crew of pirates?

#BookReview: Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty, Carmen Saldana

Bear settles down next to a tree for a nap. Just as he's falling asleep, a small bug lands on his nose and decides to make himself comfortable. "You're so soft and squishy," the bug tells Bear. "And you DO have a lot of that warm fur to spare." Bear tries swatting at the bug, stomping around, and jumping up and down, but the bug just won't leave him alone! Then Owl offers to help. Could the clever bird have the perfect solution?

#BookTour: The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by @franklcole #Giveaway

An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park!

CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World's Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it. 
There's Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There's Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika's wealthy grandfather isn't too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he'll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius. 
The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own.
Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now! 

August 21, 2017

#BookReview: My First Scottish Opposites by Kate McLelland

Spot the opposites: a slow snail overtaken by a fast red squirrel, a cold snowman standing outside while a warm cat sits indoors, and a quiet baby sleeps through the sound of loud bagpipes. Young children will learn about opposites in this colourful board book with a Scottish twist! This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words. The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands.

#Eclipse2017 Stay Safe!

Wherever you are today we hope you stay safe and have fun watching the Eclipse! 

August 20, 2017

#BookReview: Bear Hugs by Libby Walden, Vicky Riley

Youre super-cute and cuddly, as sweet as apple pie. You are my one and only, the apple of my eye. Celebrate the little special ones in your life with this sweet rhyming board book, filled with cute nicknames and bear hugs.

#BookReview: Body Parts by @JessKapp @DiversionBooks #BookGiveaway #Authorinterview

Today we have a wonderful review, interview, and giveaway all thanks to publisher Diversion Books and Jessica Kapp!  We hope you enjoy this post as much as we liked creating it. 

August 19, 2017

#Shelfie: 2 Tips for Social Media Accounts

This week on Shelfies is a post about social media. If you are like me, you have a lot going on in your life. From kids to blogging, to just getting things like laundry and dinner taken care of.  And we wont even talk about this book I am writing.  With all of this going on it can be very hard to get your social media accounts going.  Getting burned out is no joke (I speak from personal experience on that one) and it can be a nasty thing to deal with.  So here are some tips that I have found and used over the years. 

Do you have a tip not mentioned below?  Let us know about in the comments! 

#BookReview: We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty, Ryan Wheatcroft

Through illness and health, in celebration and disappointment, families stick together. Some families are made up of many people, and some are much smaller. Sometimes family members look like each other, and sometimes they don't! But even though every family is different, the love is all the same.

#BookReview: Giant Seek and Find: Look Inside! by Tiago Americo

Giant Seek and Find: Look Inside! will amaze children thanks to its size and its very detailed, fun illustrations. Young readers will have their curiosity satisfied with these incredible cross-sections of every building they can think of!

With nine different scenes, ten recurring characters, and fifty elements to seek and find in each scene, get ready for hours of fun!

#BookReview: Tiger Tiger by Jonny Lambert

Tiger is left in charge of Cub, and hes not exactly happy about it. Cub is full of energy and wants to play and explore. As they scamper through the jungle, Cub sees all kinds of wonderful things. Could Cubs excitement be just what the older tiger needs?

August 18, 2017

#Fangirl with @pccastauthor @KCastAuthor

I can't tell you how happy I was to learn that we were not only getting a new book in the HoN series but a new spin off! I about died of happiness.  This series has been one of my favorites since it started. The House of Night books were one of the first I ever reviewed on this site so they have become engrained within my book world. I hope you enjoy this fangirling friday post and let us know in the comments what your fangirling or fanguying over this week! 

#BookReview: Wordplay: TOON Level 1 by Ivan Brunetti

Go “outside,” “elsewhere,” and down the “rabbit hole” with this hilarious introduction to compound words. Young readers will fall in love with the English language as they watch star cartoonist Ivan Brunetti put his sly spin on vocabulary. The lesson here? Even “homework” is fun when you let yourself play with the words.

#BookReview: The Wolf Who Wanted to be an Artist by Orianne Lallemand, Eleonore Thuillier

The Wolf wants to become famous. What better way than being an artist? But what will he excel at: painting, sculpting, or acting? As he auditions for the role of the Big Bad Wolf, his true talent is discovered. And with a little help from his friends, the Wolf embarks on a journey towards world fame . . .

ElĂ©onore Thuillier started as a fashion designer before turning to illustrating children’s books.

Orianne Lallemand lives in the West of France by the sea with her four children.

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