Monday, June 21, 2010

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

This is very exciting news for all of us Percy Jackson fans- Rick posted the information about his new series *SET* in Percy's world, called The Lost Hero. He says it will be a 5 book series and Percy will be in it. You can read more about that from Rick's blog here-

Rick also says, "This morning, Entertainment Weekly provided an exclusive sneak peek at the cover for The Lost Hero! The book will launch my new series The Heroes of Olympus on October 12, and I have to say this cover may be my favorite yet by master illustrator John Rocco. The EW article also provided the secret password (newhero) to unlock the first two chapters of the book on the Heroes of Olympus site." (taken from Rick's blog).

Be sure to visit Rick's blog to find out all the latest information-

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Book Review-Who Wants A Dragon

By James Mayhew
Illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner
Published by Orchard Books, 2005 (England), Scholastic in the USA
5 Stars

A lost baby dragon, alone in the night is looking for somebody to love. He is pink and cuddly and very cute, and his misadventures will have readers laughing, as he frightens a knight and gives the king and queen a good scare. But when the little dragon finally finds his mama, he, and readers, will know that he's found someone who loves him.

Adorable illustrations and easy to read words, this story is a wonderful collection to any children's library. A lost baby dragon is looking for someone to love him, but the witch, the knight, the princess, King and Queen aren't what he's looking for. It's not until his mama finds him he knows she will love him.

It would recommend this one from infant up to 6 years of age.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Q&A with Sammy Keyes and Giveaway

We are having a blog tour with Sammy Keyes author Wendelin Van Drannen here on Mundie Moms.

You seem to try to keep a low profile. Why is that?
Why? Because it’s pretty much life-and-death, that’s why. Like I need people recognizing me and snooping into my personal life? That would be disastrous. The good thing is, why would anyone want to? Okay, maybe Heather Acosta would love to know more about me so she could sabotage me, but anyone else? Why would they care? I’m your basic thirteen year old, just trying to survive middle school. There’s no story there. No reality show. So yeah, low profile is good. I don’t want fame, or random recognition. All I need are a few good friends.

What’s the attraction to skateboarding. Why not just ride a bike?

Would you want to carry a bike up and down five flights of stairs every day? Can you hide quick behind a Dumpster with a bike? Or hop onto a bus with one? More importantly, can you use a bike to whack a guy who’s trying to kill you?
Well, okay maybe you could just hop on a bike and pedal away in that situation, but you get my point. A skateboard is portable and, uh, versatile. It’s like the cross between a bike and a baseball bat. And it hides away nicely under my grandmother’s couch.

Be sure to read more of our Q&A with Sammy Keyes and enter to win one of Sammy's books, here:
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 ~