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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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
 
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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.
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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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February 5, 2021

Book Review: The Cuddle Book by Mifflin Lowe

Book Title:
The Cuddle Book
Author: Mifflin Lowe
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Family,
Publisher: Familius
Publisher Date: January 19, 2021 (20 Pages, Board Book)
Age Group: 0-3 year olds
ISBN: 9781641702652
Isn’t it nice to curl up and cuddle

and melt down inside like a big, muddy puddle,

and feel the thumping oompah beat

of someone else’s heart and heat?

Everyone knows cuddling can reduce stress levels and release endorphins, but kids know that, most importantly, cuddling is FUN! With adorable, hand-painted illustrations and Dr. Seuss-like rhymes and humor, The Cuddle Book is sure to be a bedtime favorite. So snuggle up with this padded board book and let the cuddling commence!
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though Familius for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Looking for a good book for your newborn child or children? I think one for you. It is called “The Cuddle Book” by Mifflin Lowe. It is a cute book. It's one that is good for all ages but mostly for newborns to three-year-olds.

The book is toddler-proof from the tearing. It made it durable. The pictures are done well and the parents in the book are shared fairly. The book is for loving together and playing together. This book shows you how and where you can cuddle with your family. This includes your child or their siblings or family members. Though it shows it through mom and dad.

It shows a way of loving your family or children through cuddles and hugs. Good for any time but with St. Valentine Day coming up this book is a good one. It is good for your little ones to play with. The rhyming is cute as well.

I loved the pictures. This book is good for any parent or grandparent. It is a good one to have on your bookshelves. It is even a good one to give at a baby shower. I do believe that cuddling is a good thing and teaching showing that love through hugs and cuddles.


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February 3, 2021

Book Tour: I Can Handle it! By Laurie Wright with Giveaway

Book Title: I Can Handle It!
Author: Laurie Wright
Genres: Children, Picture Books, Emotions, Mental Health, Social Skills
Series: Mindful Mantras #1
Publisher: Laurie Wright
Publisher Date: August 25, 2016 (32 Pages, Paperback)
Age Group: 4-8 year olds
ISBN: 978-0995247208
Kids learn well through repetition, and simple easy to 'get' kid-language.

Your child will incorporate the idea of 'I Can Handle It' almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times.

After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations!

When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think 'I can handle it'!
When they are missing their friends, they will think 'I can handle it'!
When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think 'I can handle it'!

Even if they aren't saying the words out loud, this mantra will become a part of their self-talk. Over 300 5-star reviews say so!

Positive self-talk is vital for improving and maintaining strong mental health which is exactly what the world needs right now.

Help your child feel emotionally strong along with Sebastien, and provide a tool to help them get through these challenging times.

And because parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes updated free resources. Simply go to lauriewrightauthor.com/one to get them!
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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I found another good book. This one is to help with your mental health. Though it is for children. The adult may enjoy it as well. It has a Mindful Mantra that may help you or your child or children how to handle tricky situations. It is called “I Can Handle It!”

This book is a good read and teaches you how to handle some situations that you may end up in your children. It deals with some different emotions that everyone goes through. It is easy to read. Parents will want this to read to their children to help with improving their confidence.

This will help your child or children with difficult emotions and with some of their problems. This book may have some ideas to help them to deal with some of the problems that they may have. The pictures are done well. It was written well.

Parents can read this to their child or children. They will learn to practice these Mantas or saying I Can Handle it as they read it. They will have this to fall back on after they read and reread this book. It is a wonderful teachable book. I enjoy the pictures. They show off some things that we can do to solve some of our emotions that are hard to express or deal with.

Children's author and book marketing coach, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off! Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee!

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February 2, 2021

Monthly Wrap up: January 2021


Welcome to 2021.. January is a a new year and new month. Hope all is doing better. We are having a cold and snow January. I have some amazing new books that are all unique. They were all children book this year. I love bring in each year differently. First time I read a total of 12 books in a month. Mostly are book tours and review books.

I have giveaways going on my blog. Check my sidebar on my blog under "Giveaways".

Books Read in January:

  1. Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell (On Tour / Giveaway)
  2. I Miss You Most by Cassie Hoyt
  3. The Berenstain Bears and Lean about Heaven by Mike Berenstain
  4. A Winter Walk in the City by Cathy Goldberg Fisherman
  5. SnoozaPalooza by Kimberlee Gard
  6. Great and Small Easter by BH Kids
  7. Journey To A New Earth by Zeiny Sheir (On Tour / Giveaway)
  8. Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk (On Tour / Giveaway)
  9. Dragons Don't Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson (On Tour / Giveaway)
  10. I Can Handle It! by Laurie Wright (2/3/21 / Giveaway)
  11. Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce (2/12/21 / Giveaway)
  12. The Adventures of Forkman: What That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell, W.R. MacKenzie (2/25/21 / Giveaway)
My books really fell in 2 different genres for this month. They are in 4 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown below.

Books by Genre:
  1. Children - 11 Book
  2. Middle Grade -  1 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Paperback - 3 Books
  2. Hard Cover - 7 Books
  3. Board Book - 1 Book
  4. E-Book - 1 Book
I have read a total of 371 Pages, for the month of January. I am finally back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2021 is 371 Pages and 0.00 Hours of Listening.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! - 32 Pages
  2. I Miss You Most - 28 Pages
  3. The Berenstain Bears and Lean about Heaven - 24 Pages
  4. A Winter Walk in the City - 20 Pages
  5. SnoozaPalooza - 32 Pages
  6. Great and Small Easter - 12 Pages
  7. Journey To A New Earth - 30 Pages
  8. Dear Brave Friend - 49 Pages
  9. Dragons Don't Dance Ballet - 36 Pages
  10. I Can Handle It! - 32 Pages
  11. Mommy's Oven - 38 Pages
  12. The Adventures of Forkman: What That Noise? - 38 Pages
Total Pages by Month:
  1. January - 371 Pages

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 12 Books
   
Favorite Book of the Month:
My Review for SnoozaPalooza
A cold wind blows, and snow starts to fall,
Mouse hides in a den that’s cozy and small.
Snuggling into a wee-sized heap,
ONE begins snoring and drifts off to sleep.


Count to ten with these cuddly forest creatures as they settle down and hibernate for the winter. Friends of all sizes, from bear to mouse, pile together in one furry heap to endure the snowy season. With adorable illustrations and rhyming verse, Snoozapalooza will warm even the deepest chill.

They doze and they dream, tucked out of sight,
A snoozapalooza all day and all night.
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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
What are your Reading this January?

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January 30, 2021

Book Haul #7: (January 2021)

 
January is a whole new month and start of a new year. It that time of year where we look to see if we will do better then that last year. 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.
  • The Berernstain Bears and Learn about Heaven by Mike Berenstain (Review)
  • Dear Brave Friend by Leigh Ann Gerk (Review)
  • I Can Handle It! by Laurie Wright (On Tour February 3, 2021)
  • Mommy's Oven by Brandi Pearce  (On Tour February 12, 2021)
  • The Adventures of Forkman: What That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell, W.R. MacKenzie (On Tour February 25, 2021)
  • Dragons Don't Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson (Review)
  • Journey To A New Earth by Zeiny Sher (Review)
  • A Winter Walk in the City by Cathy Goldberg Fisherman (Review)
  • Great and Small Easter by BH Kids (Review)
  • The Cuddle Book by Mifflin Lowe
  • I Miss You Most by Cassie Hoyt (Review)
  • Searching for Gurney by Jack Estes
  • Of Lords and Commoners by Lynne Hill Clark
  • Of Princes and Dragons by Lynne Hill Clark
  • Of Gods and Godnesses by Lynne Hill Clark
  • The Hidden Triceratops by

  • Beneath The Crimson Willow
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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