Monday, May 13, 2013

Celebrate Children's Book Week May 13th-19th

I love that there is an entire week devoted to spreading the love of Children's Books! CBC (Children's Book Council) has kicked off their Celebrate Children's Book Week today and I'm excited to take part in this. This week you'll see an influx of children's book reviews from a variety of different levels. From picture books, to chapter books, and middle grade books series. Join in the children's book love & grab your digital tool kit stuff here.

Each review featured this week to promote and take part in Children's Book Week will feature this at the end of it's review:

Happy Reading!

Storming the Castle Blog Tour: Character Intro / Giveaway

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Today I'm thrilled to be the next stop in Walden Pond Press's Storming the Castle blog tour! Today's stop features one of my favorite characters, SNOW!

6. Snow
Occupation: Princess, weaver of potholders
Known Allies: Frank and the Sylvarian Dwarfs
Kingdom of Origin: Yondale
Current Residence: Woodland Estate, Sylvaria
Parents: Kind Edwyn of Yondale (mother deceased, name unknown)
Longtime Foes: Mosquitos (the only animal Snow professes to hate)
Likes: Arts & crafts, apples, flute musicDislikes: Failed craft projects, poison apples, too much flute music
Signature Move: The Sure-Shot Sidearm-Fling
Quote: “Hello, Thursday Bird. I hope you had a wonderful Wednesday.”
Little Known Fact: While sewing her own clothing (everything she wears is her own creation), she dips often into her Bow Bin—a wooden bin filled to the brim with over seven thousand bows.

Here's a little bit about the sequel to one of my favorite MG series, Storming the Castle.

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You remember them, don't you? They're the Princes Charming who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses - Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose - to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms. 

But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening - even if no one will ever know it was they who did it. 

Christopher Healy, author of the acclaimed The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, takes us back to the hilariously fractured fairy-tale world he created for another tale of medieval mischief. Magical gemstones, bladejaw eels, a mysterious Gray Phantom, and two maniacal warlords bent on world domination - it's all in a day's work for the League of Princes

Published by: Walden Pond Press
Released on: April 30th, 2013
Purchase it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Series: The League of Princes #2
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The Giveaway:
 Storming the Castle Giveaway: The first THREE entrants today will receive signed copies of THE HERO’S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE and EVERYONE who enters is eligible to win a $200 gift card to the bookstore of his or her choice. You will need this SECRET CODE to enter the giveaway: Prince Charming. Enter here.

Don't miss the Twitter chat happening on June 3rd with author Christopher Healy & Marissa Meyer!  Follow #talesretold and join the 9 pm EST chat happening live! Giveaways will be had!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~