Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tale of the Messed up Talent Show: Book Blast & Giveaway

Are you looking for a great new chapter book series for the kids to read?  You are in luck! We are excited to be hosting a book blast for the second book in The Wunderkind Family series. After reading all about Madison's latest adventure be sure to enter the giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card at the bottom of the post!
The Tale of the Messed Up Talent Show
Title: Tale of the Messed Up Talent Show (Madison and GA - My Guardian Angel) Author: Melissa Perry Moraja Publication Date: November 15, 2013 Publisher: Independent - Melissa Productions Inc. Number of pages: 156 Recommended age: 6-12    


Madison Wunderkind is a sweet, honest girl, who always seems to find herself in trouble with the principal. But this time she's not alone. It all started three days earlier, when Sophia, the most popular fifth-grade girl at Gator Elementary, asked Madison to hang out and plan this year's talent show. Instantly, Madison had become Little Miss Popular. But what Madison soon discovered was that being Little Miss Popular wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Her best friends were ignoring her. Her brothers were angry at her. And her guardian angel, GA, was irritated by her snobbish attitude. And if things couldn't get more messed up for Madison, everything that could go wrong at the talent show did, sparking Principal Dimples to find out why! Find out what happens at Gator Elementary's Talent Show. Will GA be able to help Madison? Or will Madison become Little Miss Lonely? Also, try and find one of GA's feathers in each picture!


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You can purchase the first book of the series (e-copy), Tale of the Slimy Spitball for only 99 cents until Christmas, December 25, 2013 from Amazon. Just click on the cover below!

Madison and GA The Tale of the Slimy Spitball by Melissa Perry Moraja  



* $100 Book Blast Giveaway *

Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner's choice) Contest runs: November 25 to December 24, 11:59 pm, 2013 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Melissa Perry Moraja and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, November 25, 2013

Library Challenge for Pet Month at The Poppins Book Nook

Wow it is hard to believe that this is the last Poppins Book Nook for 2013!

This month’s theme was all about pets and it posed a big challenge! Nearly every trip to the library involves checking out at least a half dozen animal related books.
For this theme the books themselves became our activity.

Because I knew we couldn’t choose one I set the kids a library challenge. I asked them to make up a list of all the pets they could think of. We took our lists to the library and announced their task: Find a book that was about or featured each one of the animals on the list.
Mini Piwi, 3.5, had a time searching for books on the ipad catalogue search spot the library recently installed. I was really proud to see Miss K showing her little sis how to find books using the Dewey system

We ended up with quite a pile!

Here are our favorites:

Valentino Finds a Home

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

10 Little Hermit Crabs

Ferrets (Animal Planet Pet Care Library)

I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

I have collected all our pet activities together you can check them out on our 'All about Pets' board.

Follow Piwi Mum All about Pets on Pinterest
Be sure to take a look at all the pet related fun linked up at the end of this post! This month the Poppins Book Nook bloggers are giving away a copy of a National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia!
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