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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dover Books Holiday Reading Giveaway Tour


The Dover Books Holiday Reading Giveaway Tour is stopping by today! This tour is sponsored by Dover Publications and hosted by The Children's Book Review...




Alice in Wonderland Origami

Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale comes to colorful new life in this beautifully illustrated storybook/craft guide combination. A modern retelling of Alice’s adventures is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions for folding all the major characters: Alice herself, the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, and more. Plus, the book also includes 42 ready-to-fold sheets of origami paper
Available on Dover Publications




After enjoying a modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, boys and girls can create many of the characters and props with the 45 sheets of pre-printed origami paper included. Features full-color and easy-to-follow instructions for folding Bella and her beautiful white horse, the Beast and his castle, the fairy, one of the wolves, a rose, the clock, and a crown.
Available on Dover Publications
About Pasquale D’Auria
Pasquale D’Auria has created over 300 original models, published all over the world. He has been a Guest Star at conventions in Munich (1995), Stockholm (2000), Paris (2001), Santiago de Compostela (2003), and Madrid (2011). He has published several books and is co-author of a collective volume entitled Origami Made in Italy.

Tell Me a Mitzi

“A must!” declared School Library Journal of this ALA Notable Book and National Book Award Finalist, now available in a glorious new hardcover edition. Blending fantasy and reality in a big-city setting, three unforgettable and wonderfully illustrated tales recount the adventures of Mitzi and her little brother as they attempt to visit their grandparents, recuperate from colds, and meet the president. “Thanks to Lore Segal’s antic words, and Harriet Pincus’s antic pictures, children will find Tell Me a Mitzi a hilarious picnic.” — Publishers Weekly
Available on Dover Publications

The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It

The Rag Doll was blessed with many friends — the Wisk Broom, the Furnace Shovel, and the Coffee Pot among them — but when it came time to marry, she chose the Broom Handle. On the day of their wedding, the bride and groom were attended by a fantastical procession of well-wishers: the Spoon Lickers, the Tin Pan Bangers, the Easy Ticklers, the Musical Soup Eaters, and other whimsical characters, all marching along in a manner befitting their extraordinary names. This tale of wedding pomp and madcap mirth comes from poet Carl Sandburg’s classic book of American fairy tales, The Rootabaga Stories. Marvelous drawings by Harriet Pincus, a noted illustrator of children’s books, enhance the tale. Out of print for years, the book is now available in a new edition that introduces the story and its gloriously antic art to a new generation of parade-lovers, wedding-goers, and everyone who enjoys a fanciful celebration.
Available on Dover Publications

Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico

Generations of readers have treasured this 1960 Caldecott Medal winner and its tale of a little Mexican girl’s excitement at the approach of Christmas. Ceci eagerly awaits Las Posadas, the traditional nine-day series of yuletide celebrations. This year she’ll lead the candlelight procession that reenacts Mary and Joseph’s trek to Bethlehem. Meanwhile, Mother takes her to the old marketplace to choose her very first piñata. Ceci is dazzled by the colorful array of options, and after making her choice has second thoughts about the fate of her piñata once the posada takes place. Graced by evocative illustrations, this international holiday classic is now available in a lovely hardcover edition.
Available on Dover Publications



OFFICIAL LINKS FOR DOVER PUBLICATIONS





Enter to win a storybooks and crafts prize pack! Plus, everyone can use special code WHCP at Dover Publications to receive 25% off until December 31, 2017.



One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A hardcover copy of Alice in Wonderland Origami, 130 pages
A hardcover copy of Beauty and the Beast Origimai, 122 pages
A hardcover copy of Tell Me a Mitzi, 40 pages
A hardcover copy of The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It, 32 pages
A hardcover copy of Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico, 48 pages

Value: $98.75

Two (2) winners receive:

A hardcover copy of Alice in Wonderland Origami, 130 pages
A hardcover copy of Beauty and the Beast Origimai, 122 pages

Value: $49.90

Giveaway begins October 11, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 11, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.

Prizes provided by Dover Publications, Inc.


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TOUR SCHEDULE


The Children's Book Review
10/11
Shooting Stars Mag
10/12
A Dream Within A Dream
10/13
Lille Punkin'
10/14
Fundamental Children's Books
10/15
The Fairview Review
10/16
icefairy's Treasure Chest
10/17
Word Spelunking
10/18
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
10/19
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
11/2
Inspired by Savannah
11/9

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein




Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race
(Mr. Lemoncello’s Library #3)
By Chris Grabenstein
October 10, 2017
Random House BFYR
Source: finished copy from publisher
Read my reviews of Book 1 and Book 2
#1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is back with the third fantastically fun, puzzle-packed MR. LEMONCELLO adventure!

On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO!

Everyone's favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race--by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello's corporate banana jet!--to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising "facts" surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle's hero be a fraud? It's winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire!

Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line because, like Mr. Lemoncello's commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT'S A LEMONCELLO!


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The great and kooky Mr. Lemoncello is back with a brand new game- the Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy...and this game has Kyle, his friends, other young competitors on the search for great facts about some great historical figures. This time though, the game takes Kyle and the other contestants outside of the awesome Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and across town and even across the country! The kids use bookmobiles, old-timey bicycles, and even a banana jet to find their facts and hopefully win the amazing grand prize. But when some not-so-nice facts about Mr. Lemoncello begin to circulate it’s up to Kyle and his pals to uncover the truth and save their beloved library and benefactor!

Okay, so I have to admit something...when this book arrived in the mail and I opened it, I squealed! I literally, for reals squealed with excitement...that’s how much I love this series! And I’m happy to report that book three, Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race does not disappoint and lives up to its predecessors, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (Mr. Lemocello’s Library #1) and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library #2).

Author Chris Grabenstein once again spins a fantastically fun, wondrously whimsical, and crazy clever middle-grade story just bursting with laughs, excitement, mystery, and booknerd goodness! Absolutely pitch-perfect and unputdownable, Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race will enthrall young and older readers alike with its fast-pace, captivating puzzles, and endearing wit. Like in books one and two, all things wacky, zany, kooky, and delightful collide in Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (and in the quirky man himself) to create an unforgettable setting that is part circus, amusement park, interactive museum, and Hogwarts all rolled into one epic place where books, authors, librarians, and readers are celebrated and beloved. Fans of the series will love the new features added to the library in book three (they are SO awesome!). Plus, in book three, Kyle and readers get to explore Mr. Lemoncello’s bewitching home and Mr. Lemoncello’s Imagination Factory in NYC.

Young readers will have a blast joining Kyle and his friends while they compete in the Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy, solving tricky puzzles and putting their noodles to work (but in a super fun way!), and will easily get caught up in the dastardly mystery of who is out to destroy Mr. Lemoncello. Kyle, his friends (like Akimi, Sierra, and Miguel), and of course the magnificent Mr. Lemoncello himself, remain some of my absolute favorite middle-grade characters, and I really enjoyed getting to know some of the new characters (like Abia) in book three.

With its marvelous storytelling, engaging characters, and awesome settings Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race, like the others in this series, is pure book magic! I can’t recommend this entire series enough for middle-grade readers, especially reluctant readers.

MY RATING
5/5 Cupcakes


Chris Grabenstein is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a playwright, screenwriter, and former advertising executive and improvisational comedian.
Winner of two Anthony and three Agatha Awards, he is also the co-author with James Patterson of The New York Times bestseller I FUNNY.
A former writer for Jim Henson's Muppets and past president of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, Chris co-wrote the screenplay for the CBS-TV movie, The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver.
He lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway. You can visit Chris (and Fred) a twww.ChrisGrabenstein.com

Monday, October 16, 2017

Remember Me Always Spotlight Blog Tour (giveaway)



Remember Me Always
by Renee Collins
Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Shelby is nervous to start her senior year after spending the whole summer away from home. After all, it’s hard to be carefree when you’re trying to protect a secret.
Shelby was in a devastating car accident, and everyone in town thinks that she was undergoing more physical therapy in Denver.  Instead, Shelby’s mother enrolled her in a clinical program to stop the panic attacks that started after the crash. The treatment erased Shelby’s memory of the accident, but she can’t help feeling as if a piece of herself is missing, that the treatment took more than the doctors claimed.
So when Shelby starts hallucinating a boy with dark and mysterious eyes, she knows it must be a side-effect of the clinical program. Except you can’t kiss hallucinations. And this boy insists that they know each other and are in love…



Renee Collins grew up in Hawaii, where she played Lady Capulet in her high school production of Romeo and Juliet. In college, she decided to abandon her dreams of being a famous actress to study history and become a writer, but she’ll always have a soft spot in her heart for drama kids. Renee currently lives in Colorado with her family.








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