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Friday, April 24, 2015

Katie and the North Star by Bethany Lopez and Katie Lopez

Katie and the North Star by Bethany and Katie Lopez  
Title: Katie and the North Star
Authors: Bethany Lopez and Katie Lopez
Illustrator: Hetty Mitchell
Publication Date: March 13, 2015
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 26
Recommended Ages: 2 to 6 
Summary: Katie and the North Star is a book filled with adventure, joy, and imagination. Join Katie as she learns why she can't keep the North Star all to herself.  

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About the Authors: Bethany Lopez and Katie Lopez

Katie Lopez and Bethany LopezKatie and Bethany Lopez are a mother and daughter writing team. Katie is currently navigating through the first grade. She loves reading, writing, and Shopkins. Bethany writes stories for all ages. She enjoys writing full time, and spending time with her family. Katie and the North Star is their first collaboration.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Caterpillar Shoes by Angela Muse

Caterpillar Shoes
Title: Caterpillar Shoes  
Author: Angela Muse
Illustrator: Ewa Podles
Publication Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: 4EYESBOOKS
Pages: 28
Recommended Ages: 0 to 8  
Summary: Patches is an energetic caterpillar who is trying to decide what activities to do. In the end, she doesn't put any limits on herself and lives her life to the full.

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About the Author: Angela Muse

Angela MuseAngela was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children's book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children's picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2012. Angela's husband, Ben Muse writes suspense/thriller books that can also be found on Amazon. Check out what else she's working on by visiting www.4eyesbooks.com

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When Calls the Heart : Season 2 Premieres ....


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Are you ready for another season of When Calls the Heart?   I jumped at the chance to view season 2 early.  I can't wait to see how this season is going to unfold.  There are some old faces as well as new ones right off the bat in the first episode.  The cast, acting and setting/plot is still superb as was season 1.  Season 2 premiers Saturday, April 25th with 2 hours of awesomeness. Trust me you won't be disappointed with the 2 hr premiere.  You'll totally enjoy how this season starts out.  You'll be wanting more. 

About the series:
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

I'm excited about season 2 what about you?  Did you watch season 1?  Are you a Janette Oke fan?  Head over to the web site here and take a peek around.  There are all kinds of videos and trailers to watch for this new season.  I'm also excited to share with you that Fly By promotions has offered me to give one of my blog followers the complete 1st season of When Calls the Heart in DVD form.  This giveaway is open til May 7th.  Giveaway open to US & Canada residents only please.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Meditation is an Open Sky

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Meditation is an Open Sky 3Title: Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Hardcover/Kindle

Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.

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Meditation is an Open Sky is an excellent book to use to share with children how they can openly express their feelings.  I have been taking a conscious discipline training class and this just so goes along with it.  I'm going to use this book as a resource tool in my classroom.   Each page is packed with good tools to use with children teaching them how to handle their feelings and emotions.  Excellent. 


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Whitney StewartWhitney Stewart grew up in New England and graduated from Brown University. She published her first award-winning, young adult biography after interviewing the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the subject of two of her books. She trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in the Everest region of Nepal; interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon, Burma; and traveled extensively in Asia to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, and Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. She is the author of three middle-grade novels and multiple middle-grade nonfiction books, including an unknown tale of Abraham Lincoln and artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter. Her newest picture books include A Catfish Tale, a bayou retelling of the Grimm brothers’ Fisherman and his Wife, and Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sneak Preview...It's coming stay tuned

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/when-calls-the-heart
 
These bonus phrases/words are for the up coming post later this week be sure to return.  There's a giveaway involved. You won't want to miss especially if you are a FAN! 

April 23 - When Calls the Heart
April 24 - Season 2 Premieres
April 25 -  tonight
April 26 -  Hallmark
April 27 - 2 Hours
April 28 - Janette Oke
April 29 - Coal Valley
April 30 - Hope Valley
May 1 - Happy May Day
May 2 - Erin Krakow : Elizabeth
May 3- Daniel Lissing : Jack 
May 4 - Lori Loughlin : Abigail 
May 5 - Jack Wagner : Bill Avery
May 6 - Pascale Hutton : Rosemary
May 7 - Happy Mother's Day

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Little Green by Arnold Rudnick

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LITTLE GREEN – Little Green Frog wants to be special, and he hops out of the swamp, asking “Isn’t it possible?” he could be a goose, horse or kio. While the reader learns about animal groups, skills sounds and traits, Little Green learns it’s important to be himself.
Arnold Rudnick has a gift for creating fascinating stories to challenge children toward self-improvement and self-esteem. In LITTLE GREEN he introduces a little green frog (beautifully realized by illustrator Marcelo Goreman) who has big dreams to be special. 
 
ISBN: 0981587976
Publisher: Paraphrase, LLC

This is the cutest book.  The author brings our a great lesson just be yourself, don't try to be something you're not.  It's when we try to be something we're not that people see through us.  A very good lesson and kids will love it as they read the rhyming meter story.  A good book 2nd & 3rd graders will be able to even read by themselves.  It's a book that is going to go into my classroom library. 

About the Author: ARNOLD RUDNICK has written for many television shows, including THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, STAR TREK: VOYAGER and THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Double Cross by Diann Mills

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Double Cross
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (April 1, 2015)
by
Diann Mills


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at her website.

ABOUT THE BOOK

FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead. Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon. As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Double Cross, go HERE.



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Friday, April 17, 2015

MY gMovies review with 2 week free trial period plus one 6 month trial code winner

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Well I had never heard of gMovies before this review opportunity came along.  After accepting the tour I started looking and found many movies that I want to watch.  I don't know if my 6 month free code will be long enough time to get them all in.  gMovies seems like an excellent way to go.  You can monitor the movies your kids, preteens, etc are watching.  You'll find all kinds of fun, family friendly, Christian based movies.  It's a wonderful place to hang out and have a family fun night.  Best part is the price, under $5 a month.  Many families send over $5 in a weekend on red box movies.  There are over 300 movies at your finger tips to choose from.

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Finding Normal
In a town with no wi–fi, lattes or credit cards, Dr. Lisa Leland (Candace Cameron Bure) begins to discover what a meaningful life is all about.

Hear over to gMovies here and learn more about them.  While you're there take your time to try out  a FREE 2 Week Trial— it’s open to everyone!  It's pretty easy to try and you don't have to give your credit card information to try this.  If you have any questions you can email me and I'll send you an email tutorial to get this 2 week FREE trial period started.  You can also enter to win a 6 month Free subscription code. 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Grace of God DVD movie review with giveaway

ABOUT GRACE OF GOD

Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church's collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly's views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption.



Starring: John Ratzenberg, Erin Bethea, Lorenzo Lamas
Studio Name: Phase 4 Films
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 99 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: Digital Sound
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.15

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This movie was totally not what I was expecting.  The sub title is A story of Easter Traditions.  There was nothing about Easter in this movie.  The theme of redemption, love, grace, and forgiveness is there.  Also says it is based on the Ten Commandments.  ok maybe thou shalt not steal, love thy neighbor, shalt not covet.  We are really stretching it I think.  I can't say the acting was the best I've seen in Christian movies.  My daughters would say it was cheesy. The story plot could have been better developed. Yes, it is a family movie.  No bad language, scenes, etc.  I'm going to give one reader a chance to see for themselves.  You may like the movie.  FlyBy Promotions has a copy to send to one of my readers.  Tell me an Easter Tradition you and your family share.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.   Giveaway valid in US & Canada only.  I'll draw a winner on April 25th. 

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