October 31, 2021

Book Haul #16: October 2021: Halloweeen Edition

October has come and now that we have to dress up and enjoy the trick and treats. This is just the beginning of the holiday season. Are you reading some spooky and fun books or ghost story books? I hope all stay safe and healthy. 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 of the the books I bought myself.  Some are New releases 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 a few of these books.
  • The Berenstain Bears Bears and the Nutcracker by Jan and Mike Berenstain
  • The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne
  • The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Twin Tales by Brielle and Nadia Dupervil (Book Tour / November 5, 2021) (Review)
  • The Christmas Blanket by Ed Damiano (Book Tour / December 3, 2021)
  • If Puppies the Pockets by Lyn Willy
  • The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Prince: Everybody's Good at Something by Prince a Sanders
  • Born to No Woman by Franck Bouysse
  • Maxwell by Jeremy C Gredone
  • Dino Yoga by Lorena Pajalunga
All are on my radar to read. I hope to read these books soon. This is my book haul for this month.What are you reading this or received this past month?
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October 22, 2021

Book Tour: Chipper Makes Merry With Giveaway

Book Tile:
Chipper Makes Merry
Author: Kimber Fox Morgan
Genre: Children, Picture Books, Friendship, Seasonal, Giving
Publisher: Simple Wonder Press
Publisher date: January 1, 2020 (34 Pages, Paperback)
ISBN: 1735583502
A "Mom's Choice Award Winner"!

Tip toe, tip toe, crackle, crunch!

​Chipper the Fox sneaks through the forest to spread cheer to his weary friends. Will his merry making be a success? Or will a smelly fish disaster and a log pile tumble ruin his plans?

“Chipper Makes Merry” takes you on Chipper’s arctic quest filled with lessons of love, kindness and determination.
Content Rating: G
Disclaimer: I received this book free from IReadBookTours for an honest review and for a book tour
Want To Buy: Amazon | Author Website | Okiebees | Mascot Books
Add To: Goodreads

Chipper Makes Merry is a charming book. It is suitable for the winter season. The story seems to be about a young fox that wants to help his friends be happy. He wants to cheer them up with small surprises. Will Chipper be successful, or will he despair at his mistakes.

The pictures are well done. I love the way Chipper is determined. But will he be successful? Will he have to help his friends out even when they're a few mess-ups along the way. Will Chipper get these two friends to help out and maybe cheer up Moose?

This book deals with kindness and determination. Children will want to read this book year-round. However, it remains set during the cold winter season. Chipper's plan does ruin, or will he find a way to be successful in making things, Merry.

Children will want to cheer on this little friendly fox. They will laugh and encourage their little furry friend with his little surprises when he tries and leaves them for this friend. Will it work? Children will enjoy the fun of this book. This phase is said repeatedly throughout the book "Tip Toe, Tip Toe, Crackle, Crunch!" I wonder how it all ends up for Chipper and his furry friends?

Prize: Enter to win CHIPPER MAKES MERRY signed by the author (one winner/USA only) (ends Nov 5)
Morgan is a fun wife, and imperfect mom of 3 crazy kiddos and 2 little lemon (problematic) dogs. She tries to live her strengths the best she can. She likes to say she is creative, not crafty. Morgan is a homemade Halloween costume type of mom. She lets her kids mix the play doh. She bakes fun birthday cakes (cutely, but far from perfection). She loves a homemade valentine and a school project. Chipper the Fox is an extension of Morgan's creative strength. Originally designed as character to create merry during the holiday season, Chipper has grown and developed into a story of determination and love.

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October 18, 2021

Book Review: Halloween Yoga

Book Title:
Halloween Yoga
Author: Teresa Anne Power
Publisher: Stafford House Books
Publisher Date: Fall/Autumn, 2022 (16 Pages, E-book)
Series: Little Mouse Adventures (Book #4)
Genres: Children, Animals, Yoga, Fitness, Adventure, Holiday, Halloween
ISBN: 9781734478693 Board Book9781734478617 E-Book
Get excited for Halloween and learn some simple not-so-spooky yoga poses at the same time with Little Mouse and friends! Your ghosts and goblins will stretch like witches, ghosts, and black cats with this charming board book set to rhyme from bestselling author Teresa Power. Sample text: "Before you go out to trick or treat," says Tammy’s mom, "Let’s do some Halloween yoga poses to keep calm."
Discliamer: I received a free ARC e-copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. My opinions and thoughts are my own.
Want to Buy: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Books a Million | Stafford House Books
Add To: Goodreads
Are you looking for more fun and a healthy way to get your child or children to enjoy Halloween? Well, maybe this new book soon to be coming out will do the trick. “Halloween Yoga” is a sweet and cute addition to a book. It occurs during Halloween. It’s little mouse’s favorite time of year; What yoga pose will little mouse and his best friend learn from the McDowell family and friends.

I wonder what kind of Halloween yoga poses Tammy and her friends learn that are Halloween-related. Children will learn new poses but also enjoy this book as they read. This book shows how to stay calm before going trick or treating.

Can you child or children guess what the pose will be? This book continues to help children with different situations and the poses that change during each adventure. Children will learn that wellness and health will keep each child or children calm and enjoy their experience.

In each book in this series, Children learn different kinds of poses to do or enjoy. Little Mouse adventures are enjoyable to all to read—what an excellent book to add to your collection of books; or your yoga classrooms. Children can love reading about the little mouse and his best friend. Children can learn some not-so-spooky, and Halloween-themed yoga poses to try and stay calm.
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October 13, 2021

Book Review: The Costume Contest

Book Title:
The Costume Contest
Author: Roger Carlson
Genres: Children, Halloween, Holiday, Rhyming, Reading, Friendship, Cooperation
Series: Mariana Books Rhyming #2
Publisher: Mariana Publishing
Publisher Date: November 20, 2020 (36 Pages, Paperback)
This book is a fun Halloween adventure about kids participating in a neighborhood costume contest. Halloween is a favorite day for kids around the world. This is an adorable story with colorful illustrations about a family, friendship and cooperation. We hope this book provides an evening of enjoyable reading for you and your little ones.
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though the author for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Want To Buy: Amazon
Add To: Goodreads
Are you shopping for Halloween theme books for your child or children? Well. “The Costume Contest” by Roger Carlson is a good one to have on your child’s bookshelves. It deals with Halloween, and it also helps with cooperation and conflict solution.

We meet Aaron and Ava for this story. The story behind this is sweet. Will Aaron help his little sister out with her costume and the contest? You will see that Aaron wants to be something different for Halloween? But did Aaron promise to be a cat with Ava or not?

Children will learn about conflict solutions and solving problems through cooperation. I like how the two kids figure out their trick-or-treating costumes between themselves, though with parents’ support. What does Aaron decide to do?

The author put this story on Halloween, focused on friendship, and saw what happens when they trick-treating. Who ends up willing to participate in the costume contest? The pictures are so colorful. Are the different costumes you see while Aaron and Ava are trick or treating? This book is a sweet story and has a few teaching lessons through the book.

Parents will enjoy having this book on their shelves. Children will want to read this book again and again. It is suitable for the Halloween season, along with some teachable lessons for children.
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October 10, 2021

Book Review: The Germ Who Would be King

Book Title:
The Germ Who Would be King: A Ridiculous Illustrated Poem About the 2020/2021 Global Pandemic from One Canadian's Perspective 
Author: Jennifer Tremblay
Genres: Children, Covid 19, Pandemic, Education, Sociology, Health, Poetry
Publisher: Jennifer Tremblay
Publisher Date: January 22, 2021 (34 Pages, Paperback)
ISBN: 9798598753071
He got their planet to bow at his feet. But the strength of snot minions can only go so far… Evil COVID wants to rule the universe. Tired of life barreling through space stuck in the nose of an intergalactic bat, the villainous monarch longs to issue orders to more than his boring band of boogers. So when their blind ride flaps them towards the perfect target, COVID tugs on beastly nose hairs and rides the sneeze all the way to Earth’s billions of unsuspecting humans. Sending the globe spinning into a pandemic panic, COVID is thrilled with his spectacular invasion’s monstrous mayhem. But when the lowly humans don masks and fight back to wash him from their home, COVID is suddenly injected with a terrible fear that his cruel reign will soon be coming to an end. With humanity in his clutches, can the vile virus keep his corona-crown? Designed to be wickedly playful, this poetry book for kids is sure to leave adults snickering too. And amid the silliness lies useful lessons for young ones to stay safe and healthy, now and in the future. (One dollar for every purchase will be donated to the American Red Cross for COVID-19 relief.) The Germ Who Would be King is a helpful and fun children’s picture book. If you or your child like friendly advice for keeping clean, characters you love to hate, and laugh-out-loud rhymes, then you’ll be in giggle-fits over Jennifer Tremblay’s hilarious retelling. Buy The Germ Who Would be King to sanitize the spiteful scoundrel today!
Discliamer: I received a free copy of this book though the author for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Want To Buy: Amazon
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The Germ who would be King is a silly cartoon of what was going on in 2020. With all the talk about Covid 19. This book helps explain to children what was going on with a virus. We were all talking about during the 2020 year. However, we are still dealing with it today.

This book shows how a virus was taking over everything and how it dominated our society. In a fun and funny way. Though this is funny, would you please take the virus seriously and prevent it from getting it?

It takes place with a germ that wants to dominate the world for its evil plans. Will it work? Or will humans learn to take the precious and separate and do things differently to draft a nasty germ? The first time I read it, It was not funny for me. But when I was reading it a little as my mom read it. I got a little chuckle out of it. We all need a few books like that. Especially the way 2020 was and how everything flipped upside down. We still are dealing with it. But a little humor and taking the things to stop the virus is a good thing.

I do love the pictures. I did enjoy the virus cartoon image; It's charming. The way the plot exists is fun. Children will enjoy this as well as parents, I am sure.
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October 9, 2021

Monthly Wrap up: September 2021

September has finally brought in some cooler temps and nice weather for walks. I try and take my little walk up to the post office in the morning. I know Schools back in session or somewhat in session. How are all you gettting reading for the first holiday of the autumn season. I have read a total of 10 books. Any ideas where I can get decent recommendation pages or organized.  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. I still need to still add some of the older book tour books and some of these newer books now as well and other older reviews to the list but I am working on it. How you doing with getting ready to get your kids in school?

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Books Read in September:
  1. Our Moon Festival by Yobi Qiu 
  2. Dragon Land by Rebecca Massey
  3. Rambee Boo & Christmas Sock by Reena Korde Pagnoni
  4. Giving Hope by Toni Wengerd
  5. A Celebration of Autumn by Roger Carlson
  6. During a Pandemic by Ashley Perrotti
  7. A World Famous ABC Book by Roger Carlson
  8. Freedom Song by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  9. Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Goat: A True Story about Kindness, Friendship, and Being Yourself by Renee M. Rutledge
  10. Chipper Makes Merry by Kimber Fox Morgan
My books really fell in 4 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 - 7 Books
  2. Historical - 1 Book
  3. Holiday - 1 Book
  4. Fantasy - 1 Book
Books by Media Categories:
  1. Hard Cover - 3 Books
  2. Paperback - 5 Books
  3. E-Book - 2 Book
I have read a total of 656 Pages, for the month of September. I am finally back to reading around what I think I can for a month.  The total for 2021 is 4,820 Pages and 0.00 Hours of Listening. Please know what 34 pages is added for total for 2021 as I added the 34 pages read (October pages as of today) if I had not finished the book for September; I would not have added it. That what my total is 4,852 for 2021 at the moment. if you want to know what the total is for 2021 with only up to September just subtract the 34 pages and you will have what I had for a total of 9 month of 2021 or just look the first bold number and that is for 2021 up to the end of September.

Books by Pages Total:
  1. Our Moon Festival - 30 Pages
  2. Dragon Land - 28 Pages
  3. Rambee Boo & Christmas Sock - 26 Pages
  4. Giving Hope - 38 Pages
  5. A Celebration of Autumn - 42 Pages
  6. During a Pandemic - 24 Pages
  7. A World Famous ABC Book - 34 Pages
  8. Freedom Song - 352 Pages
  9. Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Goat: A True Story about Kindness, Friendship, and Being Yourself - 48 Pages
  10. Chipper Makes Merry - 34 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
  7. July - 466 Pages
  8. August - 427 Pages
  9. September - 656 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
  7. July - 5 Books
  8. August - 6 Books
  9. September - 10 Books
Favorite Book of the Month:
Life was busy, exciting, normal - until, with one phone call, everything changed. Everything was cancelled and shut down until further notice. While navigating the stay-at-home order during the pandemic, many different emotions were felt. This story is told through a child's journal entries that demonstrate many of these emotions. What begins with worry and frustration evolves, with this story showing how one child learned ways to give hope even when things seemed hopeless.
Want to buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Target | Mascot Books

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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. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August 
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