Friday, December 2, 2022

Guest Post: Pups and Purrs by Sunny Weber #middlegrade #bookseries #animals #pets #giveaway

Book Series Details:

Category: Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12)
Genre:  animals/pets
Publisher:  Pups & Purrs Press
Release date:  Oct 6, 2017, Aug 8, 2019, August 23, 2019, 
Content Rating: G
Book Series Description:

Mission: Humane education through storytelling.

Each book in the Pups & Purrs series features Classic Coming of Age stories with multi-layered themes and messages for a wide variety of readers.

Ages 7-10 will enjoy the surface of the stories; ages 10-13 will begin to see the messages; ages 13 and up will begin to identify with the deeper themes.

Each book reflects issues children experience and the animal characters give voice to emotions that children often cannot.
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Guest:
Welcome guest, Sunny Weber who is the author of Pups and Purrs book series.

Your series has three books. Why did you tie them together is a series?

Each book in the Pups & Purrs Series features classic-coming-of-age stories with multi-layered themes and messages for a wide variety of readers.

Ages 7-10 will enjoy the surface of the stories; ages 10-13 will begin to see the messages; ages 13 and up will begin to identify with the deeper themes. The books are written to be timeless, universal, and continuously educational.

Each book reflects issues children experience and the animal characters give voice to emotions that children often cannot. See the discussion guide on the Dog at the Gate page for ideas on how you can draw a child into helpful conversations, using the animal “bridges” in problem-solving communication between troubled, naïve child and trusted adult guide.



Meet the Author:

Sunny Weber has over 30 years in animal welfare advocacy. She has experience in rescue, fostering, medical care, service and therapy dog evaluation and training, shelter and sanctuary work and specializes in the rehabilitation of fearful animals. Sunny has rehabilitated then re-homed hundreds of dogs, cats and horses.

connect with the author: website ~ goodreads 

Giveaway: Find it HERE

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

#Review: Are You A Pineapple by Kathyryn A. Zolman #childrensbooks #NationalPictureBookMonth #giveaway


Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7)38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   May, 2022
Content Rating:  G. Suitable for everyone.


About the book:

Kevin has a beautiful new puppy! But what should he name her? Kevin knows the puppy is special, but he’s about to find out just how smart she is when she helps Kevin choose her own name!

My review:

When it comes to pets, they have personalities just as their human counterparts do. This is a picture book, fictionalized, about a real dog. The dog has just become best friends with his new owner who does not know what to name him.

It was fun to see all of the names that is picked and the reasons for the names but this dog has other ideas.

The book reminds us (me) that we all have an identity that makes us, us. In this case, the dog's identity could not be found until the right name came into being. Wow!

I loved the larger than life colorful pictures done by Walter Policelli. His illustrations made an already cute story even cuter.

This book gets a 5 high paws from me.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Michelle, Reading Authors Network

Where to find the author:


Kathryn A. Zolman never expected to write a children’s book, but when Pineapple came into her life and she heard the story of how this sweet, smart dog got her name, she thought it would make a fun book for parents to read to their children. Pineapple is a Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd, Chow mix, and much like a real pineapple, she knows how to stand tall and is very sweet on the inside!

Kathryn is an avid dog lover. Along with her husband and daughter, they have raised three Doberman Pinschers, each with their own unique personality and character. Kathryn is an advocate for not only raising children to respect all animals, but also to be thankful for the pure joy that they bring to our lives. In writing this book, Kathryn seeks to spread a positive message and hopes it will help children express more gratitude in their lives.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

#Spotlight: A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin #AdultFiction #WomensFiction


 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Fairy Grandmother #Bookseries #childrensbooks

 

Fairy Grandmother Series

All books are on sale for $1.99 thru Cyber Monday.

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Fairy Grandmother: Millie Goes to Antarctica


Fairy Grandmother, book 1

 

Picture Book

Date Published: November 24, 2021

Publisher: Beaches and Trails Publishing


A sweet book full of adventure and wonder for kids of all ages!

Every Saturday, Millie spends the day at her grandmother's house. There are no toys and no TV, but it's still the best part of her weekend. You see, Grandma is actually a fairy! With a twirl of her magic spoon, she sends Millie on exciting journeys to magical faraway places.


Don't forget to claim your bonus content on the publisher's website!

Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian!


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Fairy Grandmother: Millie Goes to the North Pole


Fairy Grandmother, book 2


Picture Book

Date Published: December 12, 2021

Publisher: Beaches and Trails Publishing

 

A delightful holiday book that's sure to become a Christmas tradition!

Every Saturday, Millie spends the day at her grandmother's house. There are no toys and no TV, but it's still the best part of her weekend. You see, Grandma is actually a fairy! With a twirl of her magic spoon, she sends Millie on exciting journeys to magical faraway places.

This is the second book in the Fairy Grandmother Series. Books can be read in any order.


Don't forget to claim your bonus content on the publisher's website!

Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian!


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Book Title: Fairy Grandmother: Millie Goes to China


Fairy Grandmother, book 3


Picture Book

Date Published: March 30, 2022

Publisher: Beaches and Trails Publishing


Join Millie on a new adventure!

Every Saturday, Millie spends the day at her grandmother's house. There are no toys and no TV, but it's still the best part of her weekend. You see, Grandma is actually a fairy! With a twirl of her magic spoon, she sends Millie on exciting journeys to magical faraway places.

This is the third book in the Fairy Grandmother Series. Books can be read in any order.


Don't forget to claim your bonus content on the publisher's website!

Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian!


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Book Title: Fairy Grandmother: Millie Goes to Africa


Fairy Grandmother, book 4


Picture Book

Date Published: September 1, 2022

Publisher: Beaches and Trails Publishing


Follow Millie to South Africa!

Every Saturday, Millie spends the day at her grandmother's house. There are no toys and no TV, but it's still the best part of her weekend. You see, Grandma is actually a fairy! With a twirl of her magic spoon, she sends Millie on exciting journeys to magical faraway places.

This is the fourth book in the Fairy Grandmother Series. Books can be read in any order.


Don't forget to claim your bonus content on the publisher's website!

Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian!


Purchase link

 


About the Author

Marie-Hélène is a Canadian author. She writes young adult quest and adventure stories rooted in the world of fantasy, magic and time travel. With important coming of age lessons at the core of her writing, children and young adults alike will revel in the fantastical journeys of her characters. When not immersed in the worlds of magic and mystery, you’ll find Marie-Hélène hiking, cycling, or lying on the beach with a good book.

To date, Marie-Hélène has published two YA fantasy series, a standalone novel set in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, a speculative fiction short story anthology, four YA Ghost Stories, and a series of whimsical picture books for children aged 3 to 7. A retired teacher, she lives in Quebec, Canada with her children.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A Leap In The Darkness by Ray Petrolino #middlegrade #excerpt #giveaway #fantasy



Date Published: 10-28-2022

Publisher: Beasts at the Feast Press


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Magic stirs and a little dog speaks: the kingdom will fall. But will humans listen?

Jake is a fluffy little dog who just happens to be one of the Sculptor's "wise ones" . . . but nobody's told him. He's certain he's ordinary, and he knows he doesn't deserve living in a rags to riches fairy tale where he’s been rescued from his hardscrabble life by the King of Gorseland and pampered and loved by his two royal children, Janice and James.

But the good life is threatened with the arrival of the sorcerer, Beezeldorn, and his raven. Beezeldorn is a seeming charlatan: a crowd-pleaser with his sleight-of-hand and cheap spectacle. But his power from dark magic runs deep, on display in town when he heals a leper.

The queen senses the danger and pays for her instincts with her life.

Jake knows something is wrong, but what can he do? Beezeldorn is always one step ahead, moving into the castle, earning the king’s confidence, and befriending James. Even Janice is drawn to him.

Now it's up to Jake to protect his family . . . before it's too late . . . for the king . . . and his kingdom.


EXCERPT:

A silent, shrouded figure, her head wrapped in tattered strips of linen, stood before him.

Jake could hear Nigel whimpering and Maisie hissing. Jake shivered, but kept his head

lifted up, keeping a resolute gaze on the stranger’s thin eye slits.

“You’re lost,” the figure said, gesturing to the tunnel near the little dog. “Choose that

path and you choose the side of the weak.”

The figure peeled back the wrappings from its head. “Look at what he has done for me.”

Jake’s mouth dropped; he was staring up at the woman from town . . . the leper who had

been healed and transformed by Beezeldorn into this creature of absolute beauty shimmering

before him.

“Let me show you the source of that power,” she said.

The other animals gasped in awe as they inched closer to her.

The woman cast a radiant smile down at Jake and then turned and walked away, toward

an upward curving tunnel on the opposite wall. Nigel and Winston eagerly followed after her,

their backsides shaking and wagging joyfully like little pups. Vincent hesitated and then tracked

after them. Maisie remained seated and looked back and forth from Jake to the small parade

moving away from them.

Jake growled and sprang forward, barking. “She lies!”


WHERE TO FIND THE AUTHOR:


Ray Petrolino is an award-winning screenwriter and author.

He lives in North Carolina with his wife and family and their dog Jake (not just any dog, but a talking bichon with an unfulfilled set of demands).

When Ray is not writing, he's listening to his dog (and sometimes his wife); or he can be found working on film sets, playing drums at his house, or playing drums at someone else's house.

Website: http://www.raypetrolino.com

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGNMKGQZ



Giveaway

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Review: Don't Fart In the Pool by Ben Jackson & Sam Lawrence #picturebook #NationalPictureBookMonth


About the book:
A small mistake could potentially haunt your for years to come, and one little 'slip' could be what haunts Stan for the rest of his life.

My review:
It seems that I should have reviewed this on taco Tuesday because that is where all the trouble began in this book. I mean, who doesn't like taco Tuesday? That is unless it is Wednesday and you have now done what Stan, the main character,has done! The title of the book gives a huge hint.

Being a former teacher, farts in the classroom or inevitable and kids tend to giggle (and sometimes teachers too). Usually, it "passes" and life goes on but as I read about Stan, I felt sorry for this kid. I mean there is no giggle here. We all get embarrassed of course, but poor Stan...well, he has to live with it forever!

Such a cute book to illustrate something that happens and the embarrassment that can follow. 

The illustrations were minimum for what is meant to be a picture book and not a wow factor at all. However, for young readers the sentences are complex and of course, quite funny. The story itself gets a high five.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Michelle, Reading Authors Network

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

What Am I? by Tina Koopersmith #picturebooks #NationalPictureBookMonth




Illustrated by Isabella Smith

Children's / School and Social Issues

Date Published: July 1, 2022

Publisher: MindStir Media


Understanding yourself, Understanding your kids.

I wish I had learned about our 4 bodies before I embarked on motherhood.

Motherhood, to me, means total acceptance and unconditional love. Understanding our four bodies and how they vary in different individuals can help us notice and celebrate our uniqueness.



Dr. Tina Koopersmith, MD, REI, FACOG, BAIHM, is a board-certified OBGYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI) as well as a board-certified practitioner of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Koopersmith is a graduate of Duke University and Duke University Medical School.

Tina Koopersmith MD is MORE than a physician, she is also a life and relationship coach, a mom and a perpetual student. She is dedicated to modifying our health care system from one focused on illness and sickness to one devoted to prevention and wellness. For 30 years as a fertility specialist, she focused on bringing life to her patients and now her focus is on bringing her patients to life.


Links

Website: https://tinakoopersmith.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/What-Am-I-Tina-Koopersmith/dp/1958729086