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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Axel & Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy by Amberly Kristen Clowe

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the lower middle grade book "Axel & Theo: My Dog is The Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy" by Amberly Kristen Clowe from June 22 to 28, 2015. This one is a great choice for reluctant readers!

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About the Book

Axel and Theo: My Dog is the Emperor of a Faraway Galaxy 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: 6 to 10  

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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This is the cutest easy chapter book.  If your child loves anything thing to do with space and travel, Star Wars or Science Fiction books, they'll just eat this one up.  The cool thing is it will be easy enough for them to read and build that confidence they need.  Very easy reader for the low level readers in your life.  The action is fast paced and moves so to keep their attention.  Highly recommend it.  Beautifully written for the reluctant reader in mind. 
 

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"When I saw the subheading of this book — My dog is the Emperor of a faraway galaxy, I knew I had to read it. After all, how often do you see a sci-fi kid’s book? Being the sci-fi nut that I am, I couldn't pass this one up. I was not disappointed."~ Shari T., Amazon
"Fun book!! The story is imaginative but told with enough familiar themes to make young ones think, "I can see how this could happen!!" And in a world jam-packed with princesses and girl power, it's nice to see fun stuff for boys, too." ~ Valerie S., Amazon 
"What a nice story! Got this for my son and he chuckled through it all. He loved the characters and their adventure. He is looking forward to the next one." ~ Nathalia G., Amazon
"It is a great book! My kids loved it (as did I). I can't wait for the second adventure!" ~ John, Amazon
 

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

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: July 5, 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 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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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bubbles by Ben Woodard





Title: Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond  | Author: Ben Woodard | Illustrator: Fran Riddell | Publication Date: June 15, 2015 | Publisher: Miller-Martin Press | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7

Book Description: Bubbles is causing a stink. And the other frogs are not happy. They tell him to stop bubbling the water or he’ll have to leave Frog Pond. But he can’t help it. He’s been bubbling since he was a little tadpole. Will Bubbles have to leave Frog Pond? Where will he go? And what happens when danger comes? Find out in this fun picture book about friendship and self-respect for preschoolers and all ages.

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This is a cute picture book story for younger children.  I've been teaching 10 month reading this summer used it to get my students talking and learning to talk back to books.  Ask questions, infer and predict what will happen.  Friendship and being the one to stand up and speak out are excellent themes in this book.  Helping the kids make a connection on how they would feel if something like this happened to them.  Love the book. 


Ben WoodardA spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben Woodard has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. And recently learned to surf in Hawaii. Ben is active in SCBWI and a member of a local children’s writing critique group. He is a former Marketing Manager for a major corporation and ran his own marketing consulting business. He started writing children’s stories in 2008 and has written picture books, middle grade and young adult. Stories of adventure and wonder. Stories that inspire and educate, and, most of all, entertain.  Ben lives in Kentucky with his wife Lynda.

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You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (pdf). You will have until June 24, 2015 to post reviews to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. You can earn extra entries for posting your review to Amazon between June 15 to 17, 2015.  Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 5 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author. Reviews posted before May 20, 2015 are not eligible as entries into the giveaway.
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Micael W. Smith "Sovereign" CD giveaway





Here’s a quote from MWS on the video:

"I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER.  It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night.  My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project.  But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video.  This video was a lot of fun to make.  I hope people enjoy it!"

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Would you like to win a copy?  View the video (by following the above link) then come back and tell me.  Have you heard of MWSmith before this?  What do you like about his music.  Be sure to leave a way of contact so I can contact you if you are the winner.  US residents only please.  Deadline July 3rd.  I'll draw a winner on July 4th.


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber

book spotlight June 15
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Angels Angels Everywhere 3Title: Angels, Angels, Everywhere
Author: Michelle Beber
Publisher: Balboa Press
Pages: 30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction/Children’s Picture Book
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Nook
Angels, Angels, Everywhere is a non-denominational, multiracial book written in delightful rhythm and rhyme and accompanied by charming illustrations.  The themes of constant support and unconditional love are designed to help children deal with everyday experiences in life.
By developing children’s faith in knowing that they are not alone and building their trust that they are consistently watched over, cared for, and loved, children will become empowered to deal with life’s challenges.  The book also lets children know that angels are there in good times as well, sharing in their joy.

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“Angels, Angels Everywhere is easy read. It’s a good book for children to read and it would also be a good book to read aloud. It has rhyming verses and the pictures are full page. This is a great book to teach children about angels.”
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“This is a cute book for kids. It has beautiful illustrations. Little ones would enjoy this book.”
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Michelle BeberMichelle Beber has certifications as an Angel Intuitive and Angel Oracle Card Reader from renowned “angel lady,” Doreen Virtue, as well as certifications as a Spiritual Teacher and Archangel Life Coach from Doreen’s son, Charles Virtue.
In 2008, Michelle’s life changed when she attended a spiritual retreat and learned about angels and how they communicate through repetitive number sequences known as “angel numbers.” Little did she know that this insight would lead her on an amazing spiritual journey that would directly connect her with angels and result in the discovery of her life purpose.
Always grateful for the spiritual guidance she has received, Michelle looks forward to sharing the knowledge she has gained to inspire others, especially children. Michelle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Her latest book is the juvenile fiction/children’s picture book, Angels, Angels, Everywhere.
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Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Micky Matson with Giveaway

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In this follow up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization.  They're new invetnion, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence.  With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates from taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon.  If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age.  It's a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. 
Pirate's Code is a sequel movie.  Yes there are references to the previous movie, but it isn't anything that will hurt watching the movies out of order.  Pirate's Code is definitely a family movie.  Kids will love the amusing antics in the movie.  It is geared right to kids in every way.  Nothing too scary maybe some pirate fighting, but the language is kid friendly.  The whole family will enjoy this fun pirate movie.  Excellent movie. 




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One lucky reader is going to win a copy of the DVD, "Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson".

To enter to win leave a comment below telling me another movie you'd like to see this summer with your kids.  Please be sure to leave your e-mail address with the comment, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Luna’s Lost Ball by: R.A. Milnes II

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the picture book "Luna's Lost Ball" by R.A. Milnes II (June 18 to 20, 2015).

Luna's Lost Ball by R.A. Milnes II  

About the Book

Title: Luna's Lost Ball (Shiloh and Friends | Author: R.A. Milnes II | Publication Date: April 30, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 36 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8 Summary: Luna is a Labrador retriever and she has lost her most favorite ball. Follow Shiloh and her friends in a tale of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward as they help Luna find her lost ball.

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The Buzz About the Book

"Wonderful book for small children! My twins are 4 years old and loved the story and colorful backgrounds! We are anxiously waiting the next in the collection!" ~ Marianne H., Amazon
 

About the Author: R.A. Milnes II

R.A. Milnes I am a business professional working in the healthcare industry. Luna's Lost Ball began as a gift to my niece and nephew. I have such love for them that I wanted to give them something that they can hold on to. The beauty of this work is that I am able to incorporate my dogs, Shiloh and Luna, into telling a story of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward. I hope that you enjoy this story and it brings your family joy each time you read it. My goal is to continue to write more stories under the Shiloh and Friends brand.

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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice) Giveaway ends: July 2, 11:59 pm, 2015 Open: 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, R.A. Milnes II 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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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Book Review Blitz: Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco by Julie Grasso


Title: Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Illustrator: Alexander Avellino
Publication Date: March 29, 2015  
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 100 
Recommended Ages: 8 to 12


Summary: Hot off cracking his first official case, Frankie Dupont is on the scene when his new teacher takes ill. The pint-sized detective suspects a classic case of sour grapes, but the evidence leads him to the one place he wouldn’t mind avoiding for the rest of his natural life.
Enderby Manor has a few more secrets up her sleeve, and as Frankie begins to unravel them, he uncovers a plot stinkier than a sardine sandwich.
In Book 2 of the Frankie Dupont Mysteries, Frankie will make some new friends, upset some old ones, and of course, there will be lemon meringue pie.

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Julie Anne Grasso's Frankie Dupont: Lemon Festival Fiasco book is an excellent book.  I've been sharing it with the summer school reading class of 3-5 graders that I'm teaching.  We are reading it as a whole class read-aloud. The students are totally enjoying it.  They love the mystery.  Trying to solve the mystery along with Frankie has been fun for them. 

Julie Anne GrassoWith a background in pediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to entertain them.  A science fiction nerd (she even owns a TARDIS), cupcake enthusiast and lover of all things mystery, she lives in Melbourne with her husband Danny and their little girl Giselle. Most days she can be found sipping chai tea and dreaming up wonderful worlds that often involve consumption of cupcakes.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Midwife’s Tale by Delia Parr

This week, the
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is introducing
The Midwife’s Tale
Bethany House Publishers (June 2, 2015)
by
Delia Parr

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Delia Parr is the author of sixteen historical and inspirational historical romance novels, including Hearts Awakening, Love's First Bloom, and Hidden Affections. The mother of three grown children, she was a long-time high school teacher in southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered.

Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it's trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand by R.S. Mellette


Book Description: “E = mc2 is no longer the most powerful force in the universe. Your wand is.” Twelve-year-old Billy Bobble and his best friend Suzy Quinofski didn’t mean to change the universe. Billy, a quantum physics prodigy, just wanted to find a way to help his hoarding, schizophrenic mother – and maybe impress a coven of older girls in high school. Suzy, his intellectual equal, wanted to help her friend and cling to her last remnant of childhood, a belief in magic. Together they made Billy a real, working, magic wand, and opened a door to the Quantum World where thoughts create reality, and all things – good and bad – are possible.

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R.S. MelletteBilly Bobble Makes A Magic Wand, is R.S. Mellette’s debut novel from Elephant Bookshelf’s Press. Prior to Billy Bobble, Mellette had Sci-Fi short stories published in the anthologies: The Fall: Tales from the Apocalypse, Spring Fevers and Summer’s Edge. Mellette is an Associate Director of Dances With Films (one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 25 coolest film festivals in the world). He wrote and directed the multi-festival winner, Jacks or Better. He also wrote the first web-to-television intellectual property, “The Xena Scrolls,” for Universal Studio’s Xena: Warrior Princess. On Blue Crush and Nutty Professor II he served as script coordinator. He’s acted in Looney Tunes: Back In Action, Star Trek: Enterprise, Days of Our Lives, Too Young The Hero, and countless stage productions across the US.
Mellette is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of American and a regional board member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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If you have a child that likes science experiments, inventing things and adventure than they'll love Billy Bobble.  Right off the bat we lose the main character in the story, but never fear he does reappear or we wouldn't have a story would we.  I would highly recommend this book for 4-6 graders.  It is fun and entertaining.  It was on my list for my summer school reading class as a choice for whole class read-aloud.  Very much loved by all. 

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