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Giveaway: Win a Complete “Keeper of the Lost Cities” Book Series!

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Looking for a new fantasy series to fall in love with this summer? Join the  Keeper of the Lost Cities  Series Readalong! Simon Kids and author Shannon Messenger are hosting an online readalong, reading one book from the series each week for seven weeks, this June to July! The Keeper of...
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This Is Me Blog Tour: Guest Post with Shannon Schuren (The Virtue Of Sin)!

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Today we're excited to be a part of the This Is Me Blog Tour! We are spotlighting  The Virtue Of Sin  by Shannon Schuren. Read on for more about Shannon and her book, plus a guest post!       Meet Shannon Schuren !     Shannon Schuren ( shannon.schuren.org )...
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Autism & Sensory Learning Blogger Campaign: Review of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon + Instagram Pic!

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Today, we're helping Penguin Young Readers bring awareness to Autistic and Sensory learning. Reading is a great way to stimulate the brain and help children learn comprehension and concentration skills. We're featuring my review of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon written by Melissa Marr and illustrated by Lena Podesta. It's one that...
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Spotlight on The Last Voyage Of Poe Blythe (Ally Condie), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Last Voyage Of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie.  Read on for more about Ally and her book, plus an excerpt!            Meet Ally Condie ! Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy and co-author of the...
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Kristi Housman
This sounds really good and I love the cover!
Thursday, 09 May 2019 11:34
Jessica Cashen
The synopsis sounds amazing and I love the cover!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:21
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Four Dead Queens Blog Tour: Author Guest Post

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Today we're excited to spotlight Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. Read on for more about Astrid and her book, plus a guest post!       Meet Astrid Scholte !       Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by...
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Author Chat with Deborah Hopkinson (How I Became A Spy), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Deborah Hopkinson author of How I Became A Spy .  Read on for more about Deborah, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Deborah Hopkinson ! DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 40 books for young readers. She is the author...
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John
Solving ciphers and searching for traitors would be challenging!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:39
noelle salsido
sounds like an exciting read
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:04
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and definitely matches the exciting synopsis.
Saturday, 09 March 2019 17:08
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International Blog Tour & Review: Reign of the Fallen and Song of the Dead (Sarah Glenn Marsh)

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International Blog Tour: Reign of the Fallen and Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh
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International Blog Tour: Reign of the Fallen and Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Today we're excited to be part of the International blog tour for Sarah Glenn Marsh's YA Fantasy duology  Reign of the Fallen and Song of the Dead   hosted by PRH International! Read on for more about Sarah Glenn Marsh, her books, plus our series review! Meet Sarah Glenn Marsh! Sarah Glenn...
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Carina Olsen
Great reviews Melissa I'm glad you ended up enjoying these books a bunch I was pretty disappointed by them, ahh, but I love that... Read More
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 08:35
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Blog Tour: The Poetry Of US (J Patrick Lewis), Plus Giveaway!

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Welcome to The Poetry of US  Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Poetry of US edited by former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis, blogs across the web are featuring selected poems from The Poetry of US plus 8 chances to win a copy! Follow along on this...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is fantastic and the premise of the book is exciting. Good luck with the book.
Saturday, 01 December 2018 22:23
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Blog Tour: You're Snug With Me by Chitra Soundar, Illustrated by Poonam Mistry, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight  You're Snug With Me  by Chitra Soundar and illustrated by Poonam Mistry.  Read on for more about Chitra and Poonam and their book, plus a guest post & giveaway!    Meet Chitra Soundar!       Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller....
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Alyssa Annico
This looks and sounds beautiful! I try to get the Lantana books for my library and I've always been really impressed with them!... Read More
Friday, 05 October 2018 08:14
Debra Branigan
The cover is beautiful and reminds me of Northwest Native American art and Inuit art of Alaska. The synopsis sounds excellent.... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 16:34
Renee Moore
This cover is so adorable! The book sounds awesome!
Monday, 15 October 2018 23:24
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Blog Tour Stop Giveaway: THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS (US Only)

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  The Law of Finders Keepers (US Only) by: Sheila Turnage Release Date: September 11, 2018 Publisher: Penguin Young Readers About the Book: Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the...
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Renee Moore
My son would love to read this!
Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:51
Andrea Carroll
I like the hidden objects on the cover... lots to guess what will happen.
Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:33
Marisa Fort
The cover is so cute and the synopsis sounds so amazing, can't wait to read to my son!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:51
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