March 3, 2021

Book Tour: Mickey on the Move by Michelle Wagner with Giveaway

Book Title: Mickey on the Move
Author: Michelle Wagner
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Nonfiction, Special Needs, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss,
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publisher Date: February 5, 2021 (38 Pages, Hardcover)
Age Group: 3-7 year olds
ISBN: 9781645433446

In this bighearted book, the real story of a young boy with deafness in his ears is aided by his mother and teachers in navigating new school experiences. Mickey is just like everyone else, except he wears cochlear implants and has to do things just a little differently than most. This charming tale reminds us that we can all find happiness if we lean on and support each other.
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though IreadBookTours for an honest review and for the book tour. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Want To Buy: Amazon | B&N | Mascot Books |
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I found an excellent inspiring children's book about a little boy who deaf but not wholly. You wouldn't even know he seems to be like most children his age. The book is called "Mickey on the Move." I thought it was about him moving a lot. I was surprised why he had been to five different schools.

The book talks about his hard of hearing and how to go about his new school. His mom seems to help him through planning this first day of school, how his teachers support him, and his friends helping out if they can. They all seem to work for a way to help Mickey.

The book also talks about how Mickey wants to be growing up. There is a phrase that mentions throughout the book Mickey on the Move. Will one problem that his teacher brings up to his mom. Will they find a solution for the problem. Mickey can get what he needs while in school.

The pictures were done well by the author. It is about special needs kids and how to help and support them in their environment that they will need. This book is suitable for children to read and understand some deaf and hard of hearing children's needs. I would even support having this on library shelves and even school library shelves for children.

Parents can learn as well as children about hearing loss. However, that might be hard of hearing. Maybe get the child or children what they need to help them and support them. I know it is a hard thing. This author does it well.


Born and raised in Chicago, Michelle Wagner was always a very positive and outgoing woman. Her energetic love for children and zest for life was admired by everyone who knew her. Michelle is a realtor whose career background involved restaurants and always helping other people. She has dedicated time and support to charities and events to help other children with hearing loss and assist families as they work through the different approaches to raising a special needs child in a typical environment.

connect with author: website ~ instagram
 
Tour Schedule

Feb 1 – Cover Lover Book Reviewer – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 - Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – michellemengsbookblog3 – book review / giveaway
Feb 4 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Feb 5 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 – The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Sandra's Book Club - book spotlight / guest post
Feb 11 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book review / giveaway
Feb 12 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Feb 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Feb 16 – Laura's Interests – book review
Feb 17 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Feb 18 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Feb 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Feb 22 - Library of Clean Reads - book review / giveaway
Feb 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 24 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 25 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 26 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 1 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Mar 2 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Mar 3 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Mar 3 - Pick a Good Book - book review / giveaway
Mar 4 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 4 - Bigreadersite - book review
Mar 5 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
Mar 5 - Pause for Tales - book review / giveaway
 
Prize: Autographed copy of MICKEY ON THE MOVE (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Mar 12)
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March 2, 2021

Book Review: When the Twilight Breaks

Book Title:
When the Twilight Breaks
Author: Sarah Sundin
Genres: Historical Fiction,Germany, Christian Fiction, World War II, Romance, Adult Fiction, Suspense
Publisher: Revell Reads
Publisher Date: February 2, 2021 (384 Pages, Paperback)
ISBN: 9780800736361
Munich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country--or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she'll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed--and wake up the folks back home.

In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party--to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can't get off his mind.

This electric standalone novel from fan-favorite Sarah Sundin puts you right at the intersection of pulse-pounding suspense and heart-stopping romance.
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though Revell Reads for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Are you looking for a book about German society before America entered World War Two? This book shows that through the eyes of an American reporter and an American student-professor studying languages. We are brought together with these two with Germany and its antisemitic laws.

Hitler is doing something that I genuinely hope the US will not allow happening in today's world. We see what is happening with the Jews in Germany. The book starts to get more interesting when Evelyn finds a false passport and needs to escape Germany.

This book takes the two of them on an adventure through Germany and into France. Will they get home and safe? Who wants Peter and Evelyn dead? Why? We see what happens to the citizens of Germany and how the laws are denoting restricted under Hitler?

Will Peter and Evelyn's friends help them out by hiding them. Why is Evelyn so afraid to be with Peter and possibly be with him. There a surprise how this ends. The story plot is excellent and enjoyable.


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February 28, 2021

Monthly Wrap up: February 2021


February is the shortest of the year. I have had a stressful month. We are having a cold and snow and Ice in February. I have some amazing new books that are all unique. I love bring in each year differently.

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Books Read in February:
  1. The Cuddle Book by Mifflin Lowe
  2. A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime Party by Chelsea Cates, Quinn Metal Corbin
  3. Mickey on the Move by Michelle Wagner (On Tour March 3, 2021)
My books really fell in 1 different genres for this month. They are in 2 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown below.

Books by Genre:
  1. Children - 3 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Hard Cover - 2 Books
  2. Board Book - 1 Book
I have read a total of 90 Pages, for the month of February. I am finally back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2021 is 461 Pages and 0.00 Hours of Listening.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. The Cuddle Book - 20 Pages
  2. A Night at hte Farm: A Bedtime Party - 32 Pages
  3. Mickey On the Move - 38 Pages
Total Pages by Month:
  1. January - 371 Pages
  2. February - 90 Pages

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 12 Books
  2. February - 3 Books
   
Favorite Book of the Month:
My Review for A Night At The Farm
This quirky bedtime story brings to life an eclectic cast of miniature farm animals and what they get themselves into while the farmer is fast asleep.

After a long day of work, the farmer has gone to bed. But for her farm animals, the party is just getting started. While the farmer sleeps, the cows steal her truck to go to the moo-vies, the pigs pamper themselves, and the goats put on a midnight fashion show. This photographic book of miniatures depicts the mischief the farm animals get into in this adorable bedtime book.
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Here is everything that been posted for the year. Some things have been will be posted later then when I read the book or reviewed it. Most cases this is when a book is on tour with me. The Book review may be posted later or a month or so done the line. I will gladly mark these when I read the book so you know.



My Wrap Ups for the Year:

  1. January
  2. Febuary
What are your Reading this February?

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February 27, 2021

Book Haul #8: (February 2021)

 
February is a whole new month and the shortest month and where we show love. It seemed to be the coolest month and a stressful once as well. Here are some amazing books that all arrived this month. I want to say Thank you to all of the authors and publishers and new one for all these lovely books that arrived this past month. They are on my TBR List to read. If they have not already been read and reviewed during this month.


Here are the books I received from several different publishers.Thank you to some authors as well. All are review books. I want to say Thank you all.
  • Mickey On The Move by Michelle Wagner (On Tour March 3, 2021)
  • A Night On the Farm by Chelsea Cates, Quinn Metal Corbin (Review)
  • Let's Talk!: A Story about Autism and Friendship by Lisa Jacovsky
  • When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin
  • The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Dreams Rekindled by Amanda Cabot
  • The Upside-Down Gardner by
  • The Gritty Little Lamb by
  • Ghost Hunters: Pirates Curse by Susan McCauley
  • The Robin's Greeting by Wanda Brunstetter
  • Grandfather's Will by Rebecca Lange
All are on my radar to read. I hope to read these books soon. This is my Book haul for this month.

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February 25, 2021

Book Tour: The Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie With Giveaway

Book Title: The Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise?
Author: Tiffany Caldwell, W.R. MacKenzie
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Manners
Series: The Adventures of Forkman # 2
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publisher Date: January 5, 2021 (38 Pages, Hardcover)
Age Group: 3-7 year olds
ISBN: 978-1-64543-396-5

When poor manners are present, Forkman will be there to save the day! Join Kathryn and William as they learn how to load the dishwasher properly and avoid inappropriate distractions at the table with the help of all their utensil friends. This second book in the Adventures of Forkman series is a great introduction to mealtime etiquette for readers of all ages
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though IreadBookTours for an honest review and for the book tour. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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This book is about learning about table manners or table distractions. Children can learn about loading the dishwasher and learning about distractions at the table from their friend Forkman. The second book of the series called "The Adventures of Forkman: What that Noise?"

We meet up with Kathryn and William. The children are t how to load a dishwasher the right way. The book does this in a way to show how children can do some things with help. Manners matter is correct. The family learns about other table manners that they should not do at the table at dinner.

The pictures are adorable. I like the idea of a Forkman being the one to teach the family and children. I am interested in knowing what Forkman and his friends will lead Kathryn and William next time. However, I would love to read book one of this series. I wonder what the children obtain educated about during book 1.

This book is for children, but it is suitable for all ages. We could all learn about mealtime etiquette. We could all know how to load a dishwasher correctly. Parents should have this book on their bookshelves for their children along with book one. Children or a child will want to read about The Adventures of Forkman.


Tiffany Caldwell: I have worked with children for over thirteen years and every year basic manners become less evident. When I was growing up, my sisters and I took etiquette classes during the summer while we visited our grandparents. Etiquette was always a big part of our upbringing. ​ When we would have our family dinners, my dad, W.R. MacKenzie, would make our utensils come to life as we were eating. Forkman became a part of our dinner routine! ​ I am a mother of three great kids and military wife to my hero. A few years ago, I told my dad we needed to start writing our story. We are so excited to share Forkman with the world!

W.R. MacKenzie: I spent thirty-nine years in the bakery business. After I retired and my four children were grown, I felt it was time to share the importance of the family meal with the world. ​​​​​The Adventures of Forkman teaches children how to properly conduct themselves at the table. Our books are filled with characters all children can relate with and I believe Forkman and his crew will help children of all ages learn manners and table etiquette.

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Tour Schedule:

Feb 1 - Because I said so and other adventures in Parenting - review/guest post/ giveaway
Feb 3 - Cover Lover Book Review - book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 - Fantastic Feathers - book review
Feb 4 - She Just Loves Books - book review / giveaway
Feb 5 - Books for Books - book spotlight
Feb 8 - The Momma Spot - book review / giveaway
Feb 9 - The Adventures Of A Travelers Wife - book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 9 - Westveil Publishing - book review / giveaway
Feb 10 - Laura's Interests - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 11 - Jazzy Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 - Lisa's Reading - book review / giveaway
Feb 15 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book review
Feb 15 - Sandra's Book Club - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 16 - Splashes of Joy - book review / guest post
​Feb 16 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / giveaway
Feb 16 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book review / giveaway
Feb 17 - Library of Clean Reads - book review / giveaway
Feb 18 - Deborah-Zenha Adams - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 19 - Icefairy's Treasure Chest - book review / giveaway
Feb 23 - Bound 4 Escape - book review / giveaway
Feb 24 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book review / giveaway
Feb 25 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 25 - Nighttime Reading Center - book review / giveaway
March 1 - Reading is My Passion - book review
March 2 - Bigreadersite - book review / giveaway
March 4 - I'm Into Books - book review / giveaway
March 4 - Pause for Tales - book review / giveaway
Prize: Autographed copy of THE ADVENTURES OF FORKMAN (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Mar 12)
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February 24, 2021

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They have nine different categories to represent on Mijabooks.com with the children's books. The list of children's books is with Female Lead Characters of Color, Male Lead Characters of Color, Lead Family of Color, About Notable People of Color. Children's books with Ethnically Diverse Characters, Children Books about Being Mixed Race, About Textured Hair, About Black and Brown Skin. STEM children Books about Lead Characters of Color.

You can see that the categories deal with multi able people and about the body and different cultures. The platform seems like a decent place to find books about black history month. If you are looking to diversify your children's bookshelves, this website may be the place. It also may be able to expand on the cultures of thought that are bi-racial. This website is also suitable for black history month.
 
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February 12, 2021

Book Tour: Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce with Giveaway

Book Title:
Mommy's Oven
Author: Brandi Pearce
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Nonfiction, Siblings, Families
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publisher Date: February 2, 2021 (38 Pages, Hardcover)
Age Group: 3-7 year olds
ISBN: 9781645434955
In this true story, young August learns about how he will get a new little brother. He learns of how his little brother will grow in someone else's tummy, not his mommy's. Will he look like Augie? Will he grow for too long? Will Augie get to take his little brother home once he is born? Join August on this new, exciting adventure of getting a new little brother in a very unique way. If you are looking for a way to help your children understand that families can be created in many different ways, this is a story to keep on your bookshelf!
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though IreadBookTours for an honest review and for the book tour. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Do you have a little boy or girl that may become a big brother or sister? But you are not carrying that child, but you want to explain how that child will be joining your family. This book called "Mommy's Oven" by Brandi Pearce may be able to explain it in a way.

This book is done uniquely through the little boy's view. I love the story about the surrogate. It brings up the baking a cake analogy, an original way to talk about making a baby.

I do love the pictures. They look authentic. The images hold so well done that I thought they would pop out of the book. That is how I recall the pictures looked. The story plot is good. Your child can imagine it as if they are the little boy who is getting a new sibling. I think it is suitable for both genders.

It explains it in a way a child will understand. Parents can read this to their child or children. It may even become a favorite of your child or children. It shows your child and children that families can exist in different ways. However, the family can still grow more significant, just differently. Your children may have questions about it, and this one good to have on your bookshelf.


Having battled Crohn’s Disease for most of her life and after undergoing 82 abdominal surgeries, Brandi Pearce knew she wouldn’t be able to carry children of her own. After a successful surrogacy resulted in her son, August, years later, she wondered how to explain to August that he was getting a new brother who was growing in someone else’s belly. That’s when Mommy’s Oven, Pearce’s debut children’s, book was born. Pearce wants other parents to be able to teach their own children that every family creation is unique and special. She hopes to inspire hope in overcoming adversity, as well as true miracles with this book.

connect with author: website ~ amazon 
Tour Schedule

Feb 2 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 - Westveil Publishing – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 3 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 3 - Books for Books – book review / author interview
Feb 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 5 – Lisa's Reading – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 8 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 - The Momma Spot – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 11 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 12 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Feb 15 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 15 - michellemengsbookblog3 – book review / author interview / giveaway
 
Prize: Autographed copy of MOMMY'S OVEN (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Feb 22)
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February 8, 2021

Book Review: A Night at the Farm: A Bedtime Story

Book Title:
A Night at the Farm
Author: Chelsea Cates, Quinn Metal Corbin
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Animals, Bedtime, Farms, Fiction, Children Fiction, Humor
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Publisher Date: February 9, 2021 (32 Pages, Hardcover)
Age Group: 4-8 year olds
ISBN: 9780762468416
This quirky bedtime story brings to life an eclectic cast of miniature farm animals and what they get themselves into while the farmer is fast asleep.

After a long day of work, the farmer has gone to bed. But for her farm animals, the party is just getting started. While the farmer sleeps, the cows steal her truck to go to the moo-vies, the pigs pamper themselves, and the goats put on a midnight fashion show. This photographic book of miniatures depicts the mischief the farm animals get into in this adorable bedtime book.
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though publisher for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Want To Buy: Amazon
Add To: Goodreads
I think I found a great bedtime story. It is a book about animals. It is on a farm. It is called “A Night at the Farm.” It is funny. I enjoyed it. I was laughing at the antics that the animal did while the farmer is asleep. Maybe your child is a night owl and likes to party. They enjoy farm animals and wonder what they might do while you sleep. This book is funny and unique.

The pictures are down well. Its pages look so real. The antics the animals are doing make you laugh and enjoy the story. Parents should get this for their young readers. It is suitable for children of four years old and to eight years old. If you are older, that does not mean you will not like it.

There seems to be a party that begins once the humans go to sleep for the night. The party lasts all night long. Will the animals enjoy the fun. The farm seems unaware. Each page has some rhyming going on, but you will be drawn in with the picture being so real. The animals look so authentic. The animals get into mischief and other trouble. What will they get themselves into on the farm? There is something fun for everyone.

Suppose your child enjoys fashion shows. There seems to be a dance-off, and I wonder what animals are on that. Children will love this bedtime story and the fun mini animals in the book.


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