Category: children

First Line Friday (week 196): Sulwe

First Line Friday (week 196): Sulwe

Posted June 5, 2020 / 12 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Sulwe written by Lupita Nyong’o & illustrated by Vashti Harrison! Y’all […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Renée Lichtenhan & Violet

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Renée Lichtenhan & Violet

Posted May 16, 2020 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Renée Lichtenhan to the blog today to chat about her recent release, Violet! Renée Lichtenhan’s “I Am Girl” novels grew out of years of working with children. Renée loves their open minds, hearts, and souls. She writes engaging books to encourage faith and virtue […]




Series Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Land of Twilight trilogy by Charmayne Hafen

Series Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Land of Twilight trilogy by Charmayne Hafen

Posted April 24, 2020 / 18 Comments

Land of Twilight trilogy, On Tour with Prism Book Tours JOURNEY TO TWILIGHT SERIES: Land of Twilight Trilogy #1 GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy PUBLISHER: Capture Books RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2019 PAGES: 113 Sam and Lorna’s bike challenge becomes far more than a neighborhood race in this action-adventure fantasy for intermediate […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Selah’s Stolen Dream by Susan Count

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Selah’s Stolen Dream by Susan Count

Posted March 9, 2020 / 16 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for the Dream Horse Adventures series by Susan Count, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Last week, I spotlighted the first three books in the series – Today I’m looking at the newest book Selah’s Stolen Dream! Title: Selah’s Stolen Dream Series: Dream Horse […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Speculative & Youth

New Releases I’m Excited About: Early 2020 Speculative & Youth

Posted January 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! At the start of each new publishing season, I find myself buried a little deeper beneath my TBR pile (the term ‘pile’ is misleadingly small), and the early 2020 crop of new releases is positively magnificent. So long, all […]


First Line Friday (week 175): The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

First Line Friday (week 175): The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Posted December 27, 2019 / 11 Comments

Happy Friday after Christmas! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of one of my fave books, no matter the season […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Barn Quilt by Patti Michels

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Barn Quilt by Patti Michels

Posted November 27, 2019 / 17 Comments

The Barn Quilt on tour with Celebrate Lit THE BARN QUILT GENRE: Children’s Book / Christmas PUBLISHER: Redemption Press RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2019 PAGES: 26 Farmer Max and Miz Patti have a big red barn on their Maple Shade Farm, but one thing is missing—they need a barn quilt. But what pattern should they hang on the side of their barn? The pineapple […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins

Posted November 26, 2019 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Cracking of Monday Egg by B.T. Higgins, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: The Cracking of Monday Egg Author: B.T. Higgins Publisher: Ambassador International Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Release Date: November 21, 2019 An Egg World Allegory The Maker created Monday […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê & Gus Gordon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê & Gus Gordon

Posted November 22, 2019 / 6 Comments

THE PERFECT SEAT GENRE: Children’s Picture Book PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2019 PAGES: 32 This child and their parent are almost ready for story time–but first, they must find the perfect seat! This cozy picture book by Drawn Together author Minh Lê takes readers through various opposites […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): The Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio

Posted May 20, 2019 / 5 Comments

  Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio with JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: The Heart Changer Author: Jarm Del Boccio Publisher: Ambassador International Release Date: April 26, 2019 Genre: Middle Grade Biblical Fiction Can an Israelite captive, wrenched from all she loves, serve […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jarm Del Boccio & The Heart Changer

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Jarm Del Boccio & The Heart Changer

Posted April 25, 2019 / 11 Comments

Happy Thursday! Today, I’m pleased to introduce Jarm Del Boccio and her new middle grade novel, The Heart Changer. Jarm (‘J’ pronounced as a ‘Y’) Del Boccio finds her inspiration in everyday life, but in particular, when she travels the globe, observing the quirky things that happen along the way. […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs

Posted April 22, 2019 / 8 Comments

  Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for RES-Q Tyler Stop by June McCrary Jacobs with JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: RES-Q Tyler Stop Series: Tyler Stop, Book 1 Author: June McCrary Jacobs Publisher: JMJ Story Stitcher Books Release Date: April 22, 2019 Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction It’s the […]