#SpotlightFeature ~ Mollie Mack: Private Detective by @LindaDobinson27 #Giveaway @rararesources #ChildrensFiction

Today I have a spotlight feature for my slot on the blog tour for Mollie Mack: Private Detective, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva by Hans Kullberg @AvivasDaddy #ChildrensFiction #BabyAviva

I’m delighted to shine the spotlight on a wonderful children’s book, Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva.

‘A beautifully illustrated, rhyming children’s book about female heroism, teamwork, finding inner courage and staying true to one’s self to conquer fears and overcome long odds.’

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‘Journey through the Jungle where the Baby Aviva’s bravery and ingenuity saves her family and friends from the perilous fate of hunger.

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Hoglets’ Christmas Magic by Lynette Creswell @creswelllyn #ChildrensFiction @WhiteRabbitBoo1 #PictureBook

I’m delighted to share my review of this charming book, written by Lynette Creswell and published by White Rabbit Books. The book will be available for purchase on the 28th of this month from Hive Books | Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo

9781527277649_frontcoverIt’s Christmas Eve with the hoglets.
Prickles and Primrose are excited. That is until… As they decorate the Christmas tree they discover the star for the top has shattered. Not to be defeated – the brave hoglets set out into the woods to seek a substitute star but stumble across Santa instead.
What adventure will they encounter?
AND… what about the star?
If you love Winnie the Pooh you’ll fall in love with the hoglets, Prickles and Primrose, from Briar Wood.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Anouk and the Secrets of Happiness by Kai Zaremba #Illustrated #KidLit

Anouk and the Secrets of Happiness is an illustrated story (not only) for children, about the 4 happiness hormones and how to activate them.

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#CoverReveal + #Extract ~ The Cat That Changed America by @TonyLeeMoral #ChildrensFiction based on a true story

The Cat That Changed America is based on a true story, with an imaginative retelling for children, and illustrated by Louise Goves.

The book is scheduled for publication on October 22nd (P22 day in California) by Sabana Publishing and can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK and Amazon US

The book is a heart warming, captivating and entertaining story of the life of a juvenile mountain lion, which also has an underlying conservation message for young readers. P22 has a huge fan club, not only in the States, but internationally, as conservationists try to raise money to build a wildlife crossing over the 101.

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Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White #ChildrensFiction #AudioBookReview

Author: E.B. White

Released October 2019

Category: Children’s Fiction, Audiobook, Book Review

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Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

I couldn’t resist indulging in some nostalgia when I saw Charlotte’s Web on Audible, especially with such a great cast which includes Meryl Streep, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne and MacLeod Andrews.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D. Wilson ~ #Audiobook #Children’sFantasy

In Throwback Thursday this week I’m revisiting something different ~ the first of the children’s fantasy trilogy, Outlaws of Time.

My Thoughts

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Blog Blitz #Extract from Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby #Giveaway @rararesources

Im delighted to one of the bloggers kicking off the blog blitz for Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby, with an extract and giveaway, courtesy of Rachels Random Resources. 

Before I share the extract, here’s the book info…..

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Jimmy the House Spider by Raymond T Davies #BookReview for #RBRT #Children’s #Fiction

Author: Raymond T Davies

Category: Children’s Fiction, Book Review

Published: June 2017 by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd

‘I have spent a good deal of time teaching my children and grandchildren to respect the other creatures we share our world with. Many children and even many grown-ups, suffer from arachnophobia with unfortunate results for themselves and the spiders; particularly those who inhabit our homes. My hope is this house spider adventure will dispel some of those fears and influence children and their parents to look kindly on these useful and harmless little creatures and indeed, all life forms which make up our world. They all have their part to play in ensuring our unique planet and the life it supports, will continue.’

I read Jimmy the House Spider with my five year old grandson, or more accurately he read it to me. There’s quite a lot more to read in this book as opposed to the reading books he brings home from school, but we read it in three short sessions. There are several words that I thought were quite advanced for the target age group, such as instinctively and laboriously, so help was needed with some pronunciations and explanations of the meaning, which isn’t a bad thing. That aside, he was very pleased with himself when he’d finished the book and wanted to take it into school. The teacher read it to the class and I’m told most of the children were entertained by it.

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