Reality Natalie — BOOK REVIEW

Reality Natalie book review

Title: Reality Natalie | Author: Katie Sparks | Pages: 150 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 13

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Synopsis:

When the most popular kids’ TV show, Kidz Konnection, decides to hold auditions for a guest host spot, the show’s BIGGEST fan decides to audition.

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The Aesir Kids — BOOK REVIEW

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Title: The Aesir Kids | Authors: James Grant Goldin & Charlotte Goldin | Pages: 384 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

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Two Kids by Richard Levine — BOOK REVIEW

Two Kids by Richard Levine

Title: Two Kids * Author: Richard Levine * Recommended Age: 10+

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Heaven and Hound: Rise of the Alpha — BOOK REVIEW

Heaven and Hound: Rise of the Alpha

Title: Heaven and Hound: Rise of the Alpha (Heaven and Hound series) * Author: LJ Clarkson * Publication Date: November 23, 2014 * Publisher: Indicated Publications and Promotions * Pages: 151 * Recommended Age: 8 to 13

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A Pair of Docks — BOOK REVIEW

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A Pair of Docks (Derivatives of Displacement, Book #1)
By: Jennifer Ellis

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WhipEye — BOOK REVIEW

WhipEye -- BOOK REVIEW

Title: WhipEye (WhipEye Chronicles Book #1) | Author: Geoffrey Saign | Year published: June 20, 2014 | Publisher: KiraKu Press | Number of pages: 301 | Recommended age: 9+

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John Bloom and the Victory Garden — BOOK REVIEW

John Bloom and the Victory Garden -- BOOK REVIEW

Title: John Bloom and the Garden of Victory | Author: Leigh Shearin | Publication Date: October 27, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 195 | Recommended Ages: 9+

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Fearless Joe Dearborne — Book Review

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Title: Fearless Joe Dearborne | Author: Lisa Whitney Mitchell | Publication Date: July 11, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 198 | Recommended Ages: 8+

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The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo’s Howliday

The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo's Howliday

Title: Lobo’s Howliday

Author/Illustrator: C.L. Murphy

Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2014

Age Level: 3 – 7 yrs.

Grade Level: P – 2

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this ebook for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Synopsis: It’s almost Christmas and Santa finds himself in quite the predicament due to unintended consequences as a result of trying something new. Lobo, and his raven sidekick, Roxy, travel to the North Pole to help the jolly ole’ one and are guided by the Arctic animals. The colors of the season delight along the way and make for a howling good holiday. Can you howl Ho Ho Ho?

Check out the book trailer and follow Murphy’s YouTube channel for more info about other titles available from this author. Or learn more at the Lovable Lobo website.

My Thoughts: The Adventures of Lovable Lobo: Lobo’s Howliday is a fun read and a great way to spend time with the little ones in your life during the holiday season. My niece particularly loved the different kinds of animals in the story, the bright colors and she giggled at the out-of-shape reindeer! This would make a wonderful Christmas Eve activity before bedtime, along with a cup of hot chocolate, for small children.

Awards:

2014 Gold Medal Winner – eLit Awards

2014 Gold Award Recipient – Mom’s Choice Awards
About the Author: C.L. Murphy is the author and illustrator of the series THE ADVENTURES OF LOVABLE LOBO. The main character of the children’s picture books was inspired by a lovable wolf that she raised for over 14 years. She studied art in college and knows in her heart that she was destined to create for children. She just adores their wonder and curiosity. She is a member of SCBWI. She lives amongst the wildlife in one of Oregon’s enchanted forests with her husband and menagerie of animals. She raised two sons that continue to be “the lights of her life”.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this ebook for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Isabella Babysits Baxter by Melissa Perry Moraja

Isabella Babysits Baxter by Melissa Perry Moraja

 

Title: Isabella Babysits Baxter

Author: Melissa Perry Moraja

Length: 32 pages

 

DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free copy of this ebook for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Synopsis: Six-year-old Isabella usually is the one who has a babysitter. But when her enormous puppy named Baxter creates a mess and prevents her mom from working, Isabella’s mom asks her to babysit him. And Isabella knows exactly what to do! Or does she? First, Isabella gets Baxter dressed…TWICE! Next they have a snack, but not without a CRASH and a BANG. And that’s just the beginning. Join Isabella in her very first picture book filled with lots of humor and adventure as she tries to keep Baxter from making a bigger mess.

About the Author: Melissa Perry Moraja, Founder of Melissa Productions, Inc and Mom’s Choice Awards recipient, is an entrepreneurial mom, a multifaceted, business woman, and a creative producer, authoring and illustrating numerous children’s books and self-help books. She has written articles, been interviewed on television, spoken in front of hundreds of people, and successfully achieved two degrees (undergraduate degree in finance and graduate degree in marketing – both summa cum laude).

Melissa believes in family and raising children in a creative, loving, and inspirational environment. She herself has four young children (11 year old boy, 10 year old boy/girl twins, and a three year old) that have truly helped her continue seeing the world through a child’s eyes–pure creative imagination! In 2007, Melissa made a decision to leave her six-salary career at IBM to become a full-time mom, while pursuing her passion as a children’s author, speaker, and consultant.

Melissa spends her personal time coaching soccer and fastpitch softball, painting, playing guitar, and coming up with fun art projects for she and her kids. She also blogs for Working Mother blog, has guest blogged for Charlotte Observer Mom’s Charlotte, and has her own personal blog at Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom.

Melissa’s greatest accomplishment is her children. They are the ones who inspire her to go after her dreams and to make a positive difference in the orld. And one difference that she is committed to is volunteering, building awareness and fundraising for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Her twin daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes November 4, 2011.

My Thoughts: I had a lot of fun reading this story to my 6-yr-old niece, and she enjoyed it, as well. I loved that the pages were so full of color and that the characters had such funny adventures together. The illustrations are well-drawn and go along well with the story. My niece’s favorite part of the story was when the crackers got spilled all over the floor. Those are my niece’s favorite snacks and she laughed so hard she almost spilled her own bowl of fish crackers! Children will love this engaging, fun story, whether it is read to them or they read it on their own.

 

DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free copy of this ebook for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.