July 29, 2021

Book Review: Magic Magnifying Glass: Lost Locket

Book Tile:
Lost Locket
Author: Wendy Ann Mattox
Genre: Children, Mystery, Adventures, Animals, Middle Grade, Chapter Books, Christian
Series: Magic Magnifying Glass #1
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing INC
Publisher date: July 9, 2020 (108 Pages, Paperback)
ISBN: 9781946061515
Little did I know, that when I found that shiny silver magnifying glass, that it would turn out to be MAGIC! Just how magic is it? Magic enough that when solving a mystery, it makes me shrink and become tiny! I’m Finley James Carter. And God created me with a super-duper curious brain which is what makes me a great DETECTIVE! This is a wild and crazy adventure where I quickly learn that God loves me and is always with me! And as I trust Him and work with my new friends, we discover we are stronger when we work together. Will I be able to solve this tricky case? Even if I am, only the size of a quarter?

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Are you looking for a good clean book for your middle-grade children? The Magic Magnifying Glass is a good one. The first book is called “Lost Locket” by Wendy Ann Mattox. This book introduces you to a boy that loves to solve mysteries.

This book also is clean and talking about God helping him along the way. Your child or children will meet some new characters along the way. I enjoy the fact that this book does center around a boy named Finley. Though he needs the help of friends,

Will he learn that God made me the way he is for a reason. Will he know that having new friends might be able to help when he needs it? The way the author puts nature animals in this story. I enjoyed how they come to help or do as they would typically do in natural wildlife.

Children will learn about nature and the wild animals in their backyard. We learn along the way some of the friends that Finley meets as he tries to solve the tricky case. Will he figure out how he got so tiny? Will he learn to trust God?

This book is excellent. Will Finley find the missing locket? This adventure book is ideal for girls and boys. Parents can read it to their children. Children can pick this book up and read it themselves if they want. I was pleased with it. Children learn about nature and animals in their backyard. Some of the animals are common.

Parents could add more activities or learning activities with their children once they have read this book. Children will learn some animal facts about some of the new friends Finley meets in this book.

 
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July 21, 2021

Book Review: Smile and Say Hi

Book Tile: Smile and Say Hi
Author: Mary Jo Hazard
Genre: Children, Picture Books, Courage, Adventures, Dragons
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publisher date: June 1, 2021 (38 Pages, Hardcover)
ISBN: 9781645437772
Michael Joe Bob is remarkably shy.
When he meets someone new, he won’t smile and say hi.
Mike runs and he hides, petrified through and through,
unable to do what he knows he must do.
Then one night in Mike’s room, some fierce dragons fly
and whisk him away through the starry night sky
to adventures so daring. Mike searches inside
and seizes the courage to smile and say hi!

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Mascot Books for an honest review.
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Do you have a child or children that are shy and maybe do not know how to approach to make friends? Well, perhaps this book is named "Smile and Say Hi" by Mary Jo Hazard. It might be a good one to have for you.

It got dragons and a great message for children. It even has the parents encourage their son. However, They do not force him to do so. You will be surprised at what the dragon king does with this little boy. It's fun to use what children like best.

Michael though he enjoys dragons. He is to meet a new person when they show up at his home. Will he have the courage to Smile and Say Hi, or will he just run off. What starts the fun and enjoyable message as his dad says to try it.

Michael then gets a visit from the Dragon King and is enough to go on an adventure. Will Michael find the courage to help a miniature dragon? You will be surprised what he says to this little dragon? Will Michael and his partner win the race?

This book is adorable and enjoyable; The pictures happen well written—the message is geared toward children or any child. Children and parents will enjoy the message about courage; what another great book to add to your child's or children's bookshelves that they will want to read.


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July 20, 2021

Sponsored Post: Smashbomb New Feature (Famous Favorites)

Smashbomb as a new feature added to there site. You have some famous favorite authors or maybe famous favorite Youtuber or even maybe a famous favorite producer or even maybe even a Famous favorite industry you can now check out and follow your famous favorites or favorite author or producer or even your favorite person in an industry.



List of all categories on Smashbomb for the Famous Favorites:
  • APPs
  • Books (my reviews is based on or in)
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Orbs
  • Tech
  • TV
  • Video Games
  • Shows
  • Tabletop Games
  • YouTube Channels
You could could search and find your famous favorite though the categories. I have check out the Books for some. I think some are my favorite that are famous.




Here is what a list looks like for the Industry drop-down looks like in Smash bomb under Famous Favorites.
  • Activism
  • Art and Design
  • Author (For Me to look)
  • Business
  • Comedy
  • Education
  • Entertainment ( maybe For me to Look)
  • Fashion
  • Food or Drink
  • Gaming
  • Movies and TV
  • Music Artist
  • Politics

Not sure there be any more coming or not. But this is a long list to look if you know where to look. You might find your famous favorite if you know what he works in on the site and be able to follow him or her.



Smashbomb's Newest feature is called "Famous Favorites." It deals with finding your favorite authors or movie star or even Youtube Channel members. I am not sure about the Youtube Channel part, but you can follow them if you find them.

I do know that you can follow your famous favorite authors or movie stars. You can go there for a new feature called Famous favorites and look for them. I have looked at the books section of the famous favorites. I believe there are a few I follow.

I am not a very big fan of it. Though it is a good feature if you are looking and enjoy following some that are there. Now I would only need to use three sections of this new feature because I have a blog mostly about books and a few other products. Those sections would be "Authors, Books, Entertainment" under the Famous Favorite feature.

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July 13, 2021

Book Review: Rambee Boo's Halloween

Book Tile:
Rambee Boo's Halloween
Author: Reena Korde Pagnoni
Genre: Children, Pets, Animals, Fiction, Picture Book, Holiday, Halloween
Series: Rambee Boo (Book 5)
Publisher: Waman Books
Publisher date: August 3, 2021 (26 Pages, E-book)
ISBN: 978-1735461366
It's almost Halloween and RAMBEE BOO doesn't have a costume! Rock has an idea, but he needs Rambee Boo and Sock to help. Will the crew be able to make Rambee Boo a costume in time for Halloween?

Disclaimer: I received this ARC pdf book free from the author for an honest review and for her launch team.
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Are you looking for a cute story about a dog and its owner? Well children will love this book. It deals with Rock and his Rambee Boo trying to get ready for Halloween. In the process, Rock and his pup Rambee Boo work on a plan for Rambee Boo costume for Halloween,

What will Rambee Boo wear? I noticed that while Rock is working on Rambee Boo's costume and Rambee Boo helps a bit. I hope that Rock has asked his parents for help with some of the things he is using or is using scissors that he is using are safe scissors he can use.

What costume can you guess that they are making for Rambee Boo? What will your children or child decide to want to make for Rambee Boo for Halloween? If he was their dog. What costume would your child or children want to make or come up with for Halloween?

This book is excellent to get before the holiday and have it for Halloween for children to read. It's great to read and come up and get prepared for Halloween. What kind of activities or treats do you and your children enjoy hanging up for Halloween? I am sure some parents watch what candy gets sorted once they come home from Trick or Treating.


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July 9, 2021

Book Review: The Scarlet Pen

Book Title:
The Scarlet Pen
Author: Jennifer Uhlarik
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date: 7/1/2021 (256 Pages, E-Book)
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, True Crime, History, Fiction
Series: True Colors #12
ISBN: 9781643529295 | ASIN: B093RW9W9R
Step into True Colors — a series of Historical Stories of Romance and True American Crime
 
Enjoy a tale of true but forgotten history of a 19th century serial killer whose silver-tongued ways almost trap a young woman into a nightmarish marriage.
 
In 1876, Emma Draycott is charmed into a quick engagement with childhood friend Stephen Dee Richards after reconnecting with him at a church event in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. But within the week, Stephen leaves to “make his fame and fortune.” The heartbroken Emma gives him a special pen to write to her, and he does with tales of grand adventures. Secret Service agent Clay Timmons arrives in Mount Pleasant to track purchases made with fake currency. Every trail leads back to Stephen—and therefore, Emma. Can he convince the naive woman she is engaged to a charlatan who is being linked a string of deaths in Nebraska?
Declaimer: "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review." All reviews written are my own and honest.
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The last book in the True Colors series is called "The Scarlet Pen." What a story it told. Though at first, you might think about what is going on. Why would parents be concerned for their daughter and not allow her to marry her friend?

We meet a young woman and her sweet talk lover Stephen. But will they end up getting married, or will Emma finally see what is going on with their beloved and find true love? We seem to follow Stephen's journey from his marriage proposal to a young woman to his eventful capture.

There a young man on horseback comes to visit and do some business. As the twist and turns show up. Something happens to make Stephen and his friend jump town; Stephen tries to keep Emma at bay and in the dark. Clay seems to want to help and protect her. Emma seems to want to defend Stephen. Why is that?

There seems to be a trail of banknotes that keep leading back to Stephen and connecting to Emma. Will Emma confront a man that may harm her and possibly kill her. Or will someone come and save her.

Who is this serial killer? Why is he doing it? Clay seems to get hints and information and then loses Richards while he is on the run. Will they all make it out safe? Will Stephen get caught, or will he run free. I felt terrible for the family that brings Clay to face the past that happened to him and his family.

The True Color series is a favorite of mine. The books are set in history and tell about true American crimes and have some fiction. These books are great for historical fiction fans and crime fans as well. This one has quite a few killings but not too much detail of the gruesome deaths. Enough to know how it happened. The stories transpire based on actual crimes in American history, but there is some friction that the author brings up in the book.


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July 2, 2021

Monthly Wrap up: June 2021


June was a decent month until the end. I got slammed with a funeral to go to and attend for my grandmother. She passed on Father' day early morning. I have read a total of 6 books. It was a mixed bag one and some are for a baby showering I am attending at the end of July.  My recommendation page is still a work in progress but there are more books on the page, if you want purchase some of these lovely books. It looks better and cleaned up and organized. Check it out if you want to shop one of the books that been reviewed on my blog. It still needs for work but I am working on it stages. How was your Father' day?

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Books Read in June:

  1. Potty Training Day by Akilah Trinay 
  2. My Arms Will Hold You Tight by Crystal Bowman
  3. I Love You Daddy! by Roger Carlson
  4. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  5. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  6. The Big Book of Beginner Books About Me by Dr. Seuss
My books really fell in 1 different genres for this month. They are in 3 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown below.

Books by Genre:
  1. Children - 6 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Hard Cover - 2 Books
  2. Paperback - 3 Books
  3. Board Book - 1 Book
I have read a total of 412 Pages, for the month of June. I am finally back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2021 is 3,271 Pages and 0.00 Hours of Listening.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. Potty Training Day - 32 Pages 
  2. My Arms Will Hold You Tight - 26 Pages
  3. I Love You Daddy! - 44 Pages
  4. Where The Wild Things Are - 48 Pages
  5. The Giving Tree - 64 Pages
  6. The Big Book of Beginner Books About Me - 198 Pages
Total Pages by Month:
  1. January - 371 Pages
  2. February - 90 Pages
  3. March - 1,344 Pages
  4. April - 534 Pages
  5. May - 522 Pages
  6. June - 412 Pages

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 12 Books
  2. February - 3 Books
  3. March - 6 Books
  4. April - 4 Books
  5. May - 11 Books
  6. June - 6 Books
   
Favorite Book of the Month:
Each 4-color spread in this whimsical board book features illustrations of beloved animals—including llamas, elephants, and sloths—along with fun surprises like bats and flamingos. Authors Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley are masterful with rhyming and bring the tenderness of heartfelt love between these adorable baby animals and their parents to life. My Arms Will Hold You Tight will appeal to the whole family and is sure to be a favorite book for Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa to read with their precious little ones.
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June 29, 2021

Book Haul #12 - (June 2021) - Happy Father's Day Edition

June has arrived and is now on it way out. It becoming Summer. Hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the summer with your family. 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. Some are book tour books for next month. 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. Thank you to those Book Tours as well. Most are review books. I want to say Thank you all. I bought three of these books

  • My Big Book of Beginner Books about Me by Dr.Seuss (Review)
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Review)
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (Review)
  • The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik (Currently Reading)
  • The Return to the Big Valley by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter
  • Who's That I Hear? by DJ Hill
  • Harry's Horrible Hair by Theresa E. Cocci
  • East of Hell by Whiskey Emerson
  • West of Hell by Whiskey Emerson
  • The Adventures of Quintarus: Introducing My Big Biracial Family by Tracy Williams
  • The Captain's Daughters by Doreen D. Berger
  • Dandelion Floofums by Kristen Joy Wilks
  • Chicken Crossing by Kristen Joy Wilks
  • The Red Fence by Ed Damiano
  • The Get It Together Planner: Living with Intention Week by Week by Ink and Willow
  • The Candle of Crest by Demethius Jackson
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June 22, 2021

Book Review: My Big Book of Beginner Books about Me (6 in 1 Collection)

Book Title:
My Big Book of Beginner Books about Me
Author: Dr. Seuss, Al Perkins, Graham Tether
Genres: Children, Body, Picture Books, Beginner Books
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publisher Date: December 27, 2011 (208 Pages, Hardcover)
ISBN: 9780307931832
Eyes, ears, teeth, noses, feet, knees—practically every living thing has got them—and their variations are fascinating, especially to young children. And now, consumers of all ages can indulge their curiosity about these beguiling body parts with six classic Beginner Books—The Foot Book, The Eye Book, and The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss, The Nose Book and The Ear Book by Al Perkins, and The Knee Book by Graham Tether—for less than the price of two! A perfect gift for holidays and happy occaisions of all kinds, My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me is not only a great value, it's a great "body" of work!
Discliamer: I bought this book for a family. So I decided to read it  for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me is a collection of books by Dr. Seuss and two other authors. It's a collection of books that deals with the whole body in one book; Instead of 6 separate books. You get six books in one.

The books remain broken into each book with its title page; I enjoy this. Your children will learn about each part of their body. They will also learn to read as well. Parents will want to read and reread these books or stories to their children. Children will enjoy these books and love them.

The Foot Book:
The first book is "The Foot Book" by Dr. Seuss. This book is all about feet and the foot; The rhyme is excellent and enjoyable. Your children will be rhyming and enjoying each page. One that starts the book is "Left Foot, Left Foot, Right Foot, Right." The story gets funnier and funnier. Your children will love the book and reading and learn about the foot or feet. How many feet do you meet?

The Eye Book:
The second book is "The Eye Book" by Dr. Seuss*. The book is all about the Eyes; It rhymes as well. You will find some fun and funny things when you read this. Your children can learn to read; They will enjoy each page. They will know how important eyes are. Children will learn what is around them as they read this book. They will also learn about what our eyes can see as we enjoy the world around us. What will your eyes see?

The Ear Book:
The third book is "The Ear Book" by Al Perkins. This book is all about what you hear—what you might hear around you. Your children will learn about their ears and the noise around them. There is rhyming in this book. Children will learn to read and learn all about their ears. This book starts with the sound "Tick, Tick, Tick, Tock." What's that sound I hear? What will children learn about their lovely ears and sounds around them?

The Nose Book:
The fourth book is "The Nose Book" by Al Perkins. This book talks about the importance of the nose and that everyone grows a nose. Children will learn all about the nose and what its purposes are. They will also learn to read. This book rhymes as well. Whatever would happen if you could not smell flowers or danger. Everyone grows a nose. Did you know that your nose helps with warning you about danger if it has a smell? Children will learn about smells and what the nose does. Don't forget everyone and every animal grows a nose.

The Tooth Book:
The fifth book is "The Tooth Book" by Dr. Seuss*. Children will learn all about their teeth and what not to do with your teeth—rhyming throughout the book. Children will learn to read. They will laugh at some of the things that go on in the book. This book is enjoyable to read. How many teeth do we get? How many sets?

The Knee Book:
The final book in this collection is "The Knee Book" by Graham Tether. Knees seem to go everywhere. They are so vital that you would not be able to do all the activities you would like to do. Children will learn about some of the essential functions of the knees. But they also will remember who does not have some. Children will learn to read. Rhyming goes on throughout the book as well. What would we do without our knees?

Parents will love these books; This one is a collection of books, as I mentioned before. There are six total books in one. Parents can help their children learn about themselves and their whole bodies. Parents help their child or children learn to read with these books.

Children will be able to read all by themselves with these books. They also may need help from their parents, but they should be able to read and learn. These books teach about six different parts of the body in one big book.

Parents will love this book along with their child or children. Children will want to come back and read and reread these books. There are some funny phrases in each story; The collection is a beautiful book to have and enjoy. You will get six books for the price of one.

Parents, Grandparents could read this book to their children or a book at night. These books will help with bonding along with helping your child or children learn to read. This book collection is a beginner's book. So all the words and phrases are easy to read, and children will read the word.



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