Thursday, April 28, 2011

Book Review- When the World Was Waiting for You

By Gillian Shields
Illustrated by Anna Currey
Published by Bloomsbury Kids
Source- Book from review from publisher
Ages- toddler & up
4 stars

This celebration of new life will allow for tender bedtime cuddles everywhere as the book relishes the shared family pleasure of a new baby. This perfect first picture book will allow childen to either think about their own arrival into the world or prepare them for the arrival of a new sibling, as the words and pictures combine to create a world at peace with itself (quoted from Goodreads).

Beautiful water color illustrations paint the perfect picture for this sweet story about welcoming a new baby to the family. I think it's a great book to give to any new parent and toddler or young child who's about to welcome a little baby in their family. It will help kids understand what's going to be happen and what the excitement is all about.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Book Review- Kevin's Point Of View

By Del Shannon
Published by Flatiron View Books
Released October 26th, 2010
Source- Book received from author for review
Ages 12 & up
3.5 stars

To escape the emotional turmoil of his father’s death 12-year-old Kevin Tobin has retreated inside himself, developing his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes everyone with his superhero antics, his ability to escape inside himself becomes critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father’s death. When a mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted by a ruthless villain who is determined to retrieve the package, which holds the key to his plans for world domination. After enlisting Kevin’s teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the group escapes into the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado and eventually discover that Kevin’s entire existence is because of the love of someone we never expected.

Kevin's Point of View is Del Shannon's debut novel and shows a deep appreciation for the powers of imagination, family ties, and the desire of young boys to both escape reality and prove themselves within it. The fast-paced, adventure-filled storytelling style makes this a book with wide appeal for readers of all ages (quoted from Goodreads).

Twelve year old Kevin has a very active imagination, and it's his imagination that helps him deal with the death of his father, and keeps him and his friend Tony alive after their hair raising adventure. What I liked about Kevin is he can turn the most normal, every day and even boring thing into some sort of fun game. He becomes whatever character he can imagine, doing what every daring thing he thinks up. I couldn't help feeling sympathy for Kevin, he was doing the best he could in coping with his father's death and at times I think it was easier for him to lose himself in his made up characters.

Let me take a moment and introduce you to Kevin from my point of view. Kevin is just a normal kid who has an amazing imagination, which becomes his coping mechanism after the death of his father, who died prior to the start of the book. Kevin's adventures and real trouble starts when he receives an unknown package in the mail. Thinking that a relative sent it to Kevin, his mother hands it to him. What Kevin receives wasn't for him and the holder of the object, or Influxitron as it's known, has a power never before seen. Not only does this land Kevin and his friend Tony in danger, it also has the power to take Kevin back in time. I found Tony to be comical, since he's constantly Kevin's voice of reason. These two provided a few laugh out loud lines

Kevin's Point of View was a good, clean cut read. It's full of adventure, silliness, and has a great mystery that surprisingly I didn't see coming. I think I would have enjoyed Kevin's Point of View if my son was at the age targeted age to read this too. He's not quite there and I'm planning on reading it with him when he gets there. The only think I didn't like about Kevin is how extreme he can get with his crazy ideas, and I'm sure Tony would nod his head in agreement. lol I would recommend this to boys 10 & up. I think they would enjoy this fun story and getting to meet Kevin and Tony.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Review- Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream

Illustrated by Julia Kuo
Published by Little Brown Kids
Released on
Source- book to review from publisher
4 stars

Clara Lee likes her best friends, her grandpa, kimchi, candy necklaces (her signature look!), and the idea of winning the Little Miss Apple Pie contest.

Clara Lee doesn't like her mom's fish soup, bad dreams (but Grandpa says they mean good luck!), speaking in public, or when her little sister is being annoying.

One day, after a bad dream, Clara Lee is thrilled to have a whole day of luck (Like!). But then, bad luck starts to follow (Dislike!). When will Clara Lee's luck change again? Will it change in time for the Little Miss Apple Pie contest? (quoted from Goodreads).

Clara Lee is a fun, cute, book with wonderful illustrations and a fantastic message about being proud of who you are. Clara Lee lives with her parents, younger sister and Grandpa. She has a great imagination, a best friend and dreams of being the Apple Pie Princess. Like many kids her age, Clara learns how to enjoy the good days she has, and how to hold your head high during the bad days, when kids make fun of you, when you fight with a friend and get in trouble at home. Luckily for Clara she has wonderful parents and a Grandpa who help her make better choices and most importantly who give her the encouragement she needs to fulfill her dreams.

The most important message in Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream is when Clara finally gets the confidence to enter the Apple Pie Dream. A mean girl tells her she's not American as Apple Pie, and that really effects her. From her family she learns that though her family heritage is Korean, she is as American as Apple Pie, she's both American and Korean, and she should be proud of that. I loved the way in which diversity played a part in this story, as many kids will be able to relate to Clara Lee. I liked learning a little bit more about the Korean culture through Clara Lee. This is a wonderful story that kids in 2nd-4th grade will enjoy. It's also one fans of Judy Moody, Junie B Jones, and Clementine may like.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Book Review- The Easter Egg

By Jan Brett
Published by Penguin
Released on February 9th, 2010
Source- Bought
Ages toddler & up
5 stars

Jan Brett’s lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over illustrations filled with dazzling eggs made by Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass and others.

If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit deliver the eggs on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Discouraged, he goes into the woods to think when a blue robin’s egg tumbles out of its nest. Hoppi keeps it safe and warm until the baby bird hatches, and when the Easter Rabbit arrives, he chooses the empty blue eggshell to reward Hoppi for his kindness.

Spring is everywhere in gorgeous illustrations framed with pussy willows, flowering vines and flowers. Side borders feature busy rabbits making their unusual eggs and, in a border above, the Robin’s family drama unfolds.

A gatefold surprise reveals the Easter Rabbit (quoted from Goodreads).

It's Easter and the rabbits are trying to get ready before the Easter Bunny comes. Each spring the rabbits gather the perfect items to help them create a beautiful unique egg, in hopes that the Easter Bunny will find their egg the most beautiful. If the Easter Bunny chooses their egg, they get to help him deliver the Easter Eggs.

Hoppi takes readers from rabbit to rabbit who are decorating their eggs, and he's hoping to come up with an idea on how to decorate his own. My kids loved seeing the variety of eggs that each bunny makes. Some our out of things you'd find in the woods, some are painted, some our carved. Each egg is created uniquely and each one is beautiful. During Hoppi's pondering on what kind of egg he can create it, Mother Robbin loses an egg from her nest. Hoppi takes it upon himself to protect the fallen egg and stays with it until something wonderful happens. Hoppi's created the most beautiful Easter egg and doesn't even realize it.

We are huge fans of Jan Brett's, well I should admit that I have a weakness to her books. Her illustrations are beautiful and really bring her stories to life. The Easter Egg is no exception. Not only is the story cute, but there's a wonderful message included in the story. Based on illustrations alone I highly recommend picking this book up. It's one that will be treasured for Easter's to come.

You can visit Jan's site here to find some fun The Easter Egg activities for kids.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cover Love- The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch

One of my top 10 favorite MG reads last year was Matt Myklusch's Jack Blank and The Imagine Nation. You can read my 5 star review for the book here. I really liked the cover for book, but when I visited the Simon and Schuster booth at TLA, I was told the book received a make over with a new cover and title. Let me say, this is an awesome new cover!

If you're looking for a fantastic series/book to get any young boy (and girl), I highly recommend picking this book up!! I'm looking forward to the release of it's sequel, The Secret War when it's out in August.

You can purchase The Accidental Hero and pre order The Secret War here at Barnes & Noble. Don't forget to visit the Jack Blank site for more information on both books.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Review- Me...Jane

Written & Illustrated By Patrick McDonnell
Published by Little Brown Kids
Released on April 5th, 2011
Source- book for review from publisher
5 stars

In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true.

One of the world's most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young—and young at heart (quoted from Goodreads).

With it's beautiful illustrations and simple text, the story of Me...Jane is simply a wonderful telling of Jane Goodall's young life. With it's adorable cover, this is one children's book I want to display proudly in my library.

I grew up a fan of Jane Goodall and being able to share this story with my kids and reading a little bit about Jane's life is fascinating. It's not just the story I love, but the illustrations and soft pastel colors really bring this story to life.

With Jane's inspirational message to "Follow Your Dreams", this is a book that I'd recommend to have in your personal home library and in the classroom. This is a great book to introduce younger students to Jane Goodall. I would be really surprised if Me... Jane doesn't win some sort of award. It's truly a beautiful book and a wonderful story.


To celebrate Earth Day, be sure to visit Patrick's site here to listen to his interview with Little Brown, down load activities and enter the Me..Jane sweepstakes.

Don't miss learning more about Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programs here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book Review- Quiet Bunny's Many Colors

Written & Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Published by Sterling
Released on March 1st, 2011
Source- Bought
Ages- toddlers & up
5 stars

The brilliantly colorful follow-up to Lisa McCue's best-selling Quiet Bunny!
Quiet Bunny loves the bright colors of spring: the yellow ducks, green frogs, and blue jays-everything but his own brown, wintry white fur. It takes the help of a wise old owl for Bunny to realize that it's the rainbow of colors-including his own-that makes the world so beautiful
(quoted from Goodreads).

Lisa's book, Quiet Bunny has been a huge hit with my kids at bedtime since it first came out, so when I saw her newest release I had to get it. Quiet Bunny is a fun bunny to get to know. His stories often have him in some sort of mishap and this time things happen as he tries to become a color of spring.

Quite Bunny's Many Colors pages are full of vivid bright colors and wonderful illustrations. We enjoyed learning about the different colors of spring and what animals, bugs and plants have those colors. I love the story's wonderful message and that's the importance of loving the differences that make us all unique. This is a wonderful book for preschool age kids and one I highly recommend picking up. It's already become a huge hit in our home.

Giveaway Winners!

I am so sorry I am late on posting our recent giveaway winners! CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners-

HOP prize pack-
#9- Jessica Cochrane

LaRue Across America-
#10 Micki Darazsdi

All winners have been notified. Thank you to Scholastic for allowing us to host these great giveaways.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book Review- Author Turns Green

By Marc Brown
Illustrated by Marc Brown
Published by Little Brown Kids
Released On April 5th, 2011
Kids- 5 & up
Source- book from publisher for review
4 stars

Celebrated author/illustrator Marc Brown revisits his beloved bestselling character in the first new Arthur picture book in almost ten years!

Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. D.W. is suspicious of her brother's weird behavior, but when Arthur shows up late for dinner with green hands, she really gets the creeps! But it turns house Arthur is making a poster listing all the ways to save energy at home—and go green!

Just in time for Earth Day, this heartwarming story will be printed on recycled paper with soy based ink (quoted from Goodreads).

Arthur's class is working on class project called the "Big Green Machine." Each student comes up with an idea on how they can make the earth greener and then they will present it at their school's family night. D.W. starts to get concerned for Arthur when he comes home from school with green fingers, and she notices him doing weird things around the house, like recycling, turning off the lights, adding plants to the rooms, unplugging items not in use etc. She things a big green machine is going to get him.

Once D.W. learns what Arthur has been working on, and why it's called the "Big Green Machine" her fears disappear, and she becomes excited when she sees all the ways she can help around the house to make it greener. Arthur Turns Green is a fabulous way to teach kids about the things they can do around their homes to be greener. This book is a great addition to any home or grade school class room.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blog Tour- Book Review: Athena The Wise, The Goddess Girls Book #5

By Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Published by Aladdin/Simon and Schuster
Released on April 5th, 2011
Source- from author for review
Ages 8-12
5 stars- Awesome Series

Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills…
Athena isn’t the only new kid at Mount Olympus Academy. When a mortal named Heracles transfers in, Athena understands what he’s going through. She started at MOA a few months ago.
Not only does Heracles need help fitting in, he also has to complete twelve “labors” or he’ll be kicked out of school! When Athena’s dad, Principal Zeus, asks her to secretly look after the new boy, she winds up capturing mythical beasts and shoveling poop. It will take all of her famed wisdom to sort out her own problems and help Heracles succeed!

I love the Goddess Girls series! I think this is fantastic series that not only teaches grade school and middle grader readers about Greek Mythology with a fun twist, but the series is a fun, engaging read set at their level. Joan and Suzanne have done a wonderful job with not only making the Greek Gods and Goddess relatable, but they've made them so readers get to see them in similar situations they may find themselves in. I also like the fact that each book teaches a message.

Athena The Wise is a fun character. Being the daughter of the school's principal is hard enough, but it's even harder when your dad is Zeus and he wants you to befriend the new student, Hercules. Things don't turn out quite the way Athena planned when she tries to help Hercules pass the 12 tests her father gave him in order to become a god and remain at the academy.

What was so enjoyable about Athena and Hercules is not only watching their relationship bloom, but watching their friendship develop and learning more about themselves in the process of trying to complete the 12 tasks. Joan and Suzanne throw in a wonderful twist at the end that has made me realize I might have been a bad judge of character with Zeus. This is a wonderful, clean cut series about friendship, and seeing how each of the partners/couples first met. I love the setting, the academy and getting to see how all the Gods and Goddess interact. I highly recommend Athena The Wise and the Goddess Girls series.

Be sure to enter our giveaway here and you can read our reviews for the rest of the series here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Review- Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad

Illustrated by David Soman
Source- Bought
Ages 4+
5 stars

In their first official playdate, Lulu (a.k.a. Ladybug Girl) and her Bug Squad buddies demonstrate their "superpowers," which include cartwheels, running fast, and saving ants. All seems to be going well until Ladybug Girl's super enthusiasm begins to grate on the group. A gentle lesson about playing together (quoted from Goodreads).

This is my first time reading the Ladybug Girl series and what a wonderful book this is! Not only did my little girl fall in love with the story and Ladybug Girl, but I enjoyed reading the story to her. The story is fun, the illustrations are great and the message the story delivers is one younger kids can not only relate to, but identify with. I'm looking forward to reading more books from this series and I highly recommend picking it up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Interview with Author Brandon Mull & a Giveaway

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and ask Brandon Mull a few questions about his newest release, Beyonders, A World Without Heros. I've heard a lot of wonderful buzz about his new series and I'm really looking forward to reading Beyonders and sharing my review here on Mundie Kids.

In three words how would you describe Beyonders, A World Without Heros?
Broken, Hero, Rising

What inspired your story?
Brandon said that he wanted to have a Narnia type story, but the inspiration came from the Hippo exhibit at the Hogle Zoo in Utah. Looking at the Hippo with his mouth wide open he thought "you can fit a dude in there" and that inspired his unusual, unique gateway for Beyonders.

Who inspired your character, Jason?
My cousin Jason, who's a baseball pitcher inspired my character. He's a good hearted guy, who has a lot going for him.

How many books will be in your series?
Three books and book 2 will be more from Rachel's point of view and book 3 will be a mix of both Jason and Rachel's point of views.

Who inspired you as an author?
* Narnia inspired me to read
* Lord of the Rings sealed the deal
* JK Rowling showed me what category to write in.

What motivates you to keep writing and do you outline?
I have more stories in my mind than I can tell. I feel my best stuff is yet to be written. I cook my stories long before I write them. I discover my stories through day dreaming, once I have them thought out I then write the draft.

Who are your favorite authors?
For High School-Orson Scott Card books
For Middle Grade- Narnia

What books would you recommend to our readers?
For Middle Graders- Holes
for High Schoolers- Enders Game


Thank you so much to Brandon and Simon & Schuster for this wonderful interview! If you have the chance to, I highly recommend stopping by one of Brandon's tour stops to meet him. You can find out his stops here.

We've got a brand new SIGNED paperback copy of Fablehaven we're giving away!! Please fill out the form below to enter-

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Book Review- Persephone The Phony (Goddess Girls #2)

By Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Published by Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
Released on April 6th, 2010
Source- book from Joan Holub for review
Ages 8+
5 stars- It's A Great Read

AS PERSEPHONE'S MOTHER ENCOURAGES HER to do, she often "goes along to get along" instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He's the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds herself liking him, despite the fact that the other goddessgirls think he's bad news. But if he makes her feel so special -- and so comfortable -- can he really be all that bad? (quoted from Goodreads).

I absolutely love this middle grade series! Not only is this a great way to introduce younger readers to greek mythology, but Joan and Suzanne have a wonderful message with each story. What I loved about Persephone is that she learns to not only find her own voice, but she teaches her friends that you can't always judge someone by how they look or where they live. I liked the interaction between her and Hades. I highly recommend picking up this series and I'm really looking forward to sharing my reviews for the other books in the series.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Goddess Girls: Athena the Wise blog tour

We are so excited to have Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams with us today, as we are big fans of the MG series, Goddess Girls. Their 5th book in their series, Athena the Wise will be in stores TOMORROW!!!

Here's a little about the book, which we'll also be reviewing later on in the month:

Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills…
Athena isn’t the only new kid at Mount Olympus Academy. When a mortal named Heracles transfers in, Athena understands what he’s going through. She started at MOA a few months ago.
Not only does Heracles need help fitting in, he also has to complete twelve “labors” or he’ll be kicked out of school! When Athena’s dad, Principal Zeus, asks her to secretly look after the new boy, she winds up capturing mythical beasts and shoveling poop. It will take all of her famed wisdom to sort out her own problems and help Heracles succeed!

Hi Mundie Kids! Thank you for having us here to help celebrate the release of book #5: Athena the Wise in our Goddess Girls series.

Thank you for being here! We are so excited to help celebrate the released of Athena the Wise.

Which character have you enjoyed getting to know the most and why?
Suzanne: I can’t really pick just one! Every time Joan and I write a new book in the series I enjoy anew whomever we’ve picked as main character.

Joan: Ditto, Suzanne! I like all the goddessgirls! As for the adults, I particularly enjoy Principal Zeus because it’s fun to write an off-the-wall middle school principal, who’s also King of the Gods. My middle school principal was a distant, forbidding figure, and I think it’s funny to imagine him having the godly powers or funny quirks that Zeus has in the GG books. And I enjoy putting myself in Athena’s shoes, er, sandals, and imagining what it might be like to have my dad be principal of the middle school I go to.

What inspired you to write a mythology series for MG readers?
Joan: I’m a history fanatic and am addicted to museums. Fortunately, my husband is, too. (We were just in D.C. this past weekend at the National Building Museum’s 1930s World’s Fairs exhibit, which was fantastic.) I’ve always been partial to Greco-Roman mythology though. Building our fictional GG stories on the framework of existing mythology as we’ve done in this series has been a blast for me. It’s fun to update the myths and add humor and friendship drama, while still staying mostly true to the characters and plots in mythology.

Suzanne: Since our goddesses and our readers are tweens, we adapt the myths to make them “age appropriate” for 8-12 year olds. It’s fun to imagine the personalities and predicaments of our young goddessgirls and godboys based on their mythical adult counterparts. We ask ourselves: What were these gods and goddesses doing when they were in school? That question is how Goddess Girls was born as a series.

If you could be a Goddess, who would you want to be and why?
Joan: I identify with Athena because I did well in school and I want to be smart, but I secretly long to be Aphrodite because she’s effortlessly beautiful and admired by every boy in school! But if I had to choose only one, I’d go for smart. I would love to add a dash of Artemis because she’s strong-willed and spirited. And Persephone has Hades, who is dark, mysterious, and hunky. So really, I don’t think I could go wrong being any of these goddessgirls!

Suzanne: I identify with Athena because of her studious personality and because (as in Book #5) she really wants to be wise—to figure out what’s right and wrong. I also identify with Persephone because what girl doesn’t struggle to come to terms with who she really is, what she really thinks, and how she wants to live her life?

What author inspired you growing up?
Suzanne: Like most kids, I imagine, I didn’t pay much attention to the names of authors when I was growing up. It was the books themselves that mattered (which is how it should be!) I read a lot of series fiction that I loved, such as the Nancy Drew series (which was actually written by several women writing under the name “Carolyn Keene.”) Nancy was such a strong role model for girls. I also adored the Pippi Longstocking books (another strong female character!) by Astrid Lindgren, and the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers.

Joan: I was a Nancy Drew fan, too, Suzanne. I also read the Trixie Belden mystery series. And Pippi was one of my favorites. I also loved Eloise by Kay Thompson. I used to trace over Hilary Knight’s Eloise illustrations, when I was learning to draw. All of these girl characters are strong and smart, which I think is what drew us to them. And the humor in Pippi and Eloise is great.

What do you feel has been one of the most rewarding things with regards to being an author?
Suzanne: I love getting responses from readers! We’ve gotten a lot of comments from readers on our Goddess Girls Facebook page, and fan emails too. It's very gratifying when girls write to tell us how much they’ve enjoyed the books, and how they’ve been inspired to read the actual myths. And a couple of moms have told us that our books have motivated their non-reading daughters to read. I was formerly an elementary school librarian. As you can imagine that kind of feedback is music to my ears! I often speak at schools, and at conferences for educators—speaking provides a nice break from writing and is a good opportunity to meet readers face to face.

Joan: Old boyfriends coming across my name on a book and (I hope) realizing they never should have dumped me all those years ago? Ha! Okay, more seriously... I studied fine arts in college, began my career as an artist, and then segued into writing. It was hard for me to admit I wasn’t going to illustrate any more, but I made the decision a few years ago because writing has become my first love, and I don’t have time to do both. I think this is a golden age of illustration and I like seeing what other artists create for books I write. Suzanne and I both love Glen Hanson’s cover illustrations for the Goddess Girls books. He was the perfect choice because he is into mythology and is a fabulous artist! So, I’d say that one of the most rewarding things about being an author is working with a team to make a whole project come together as a book or series.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you want to go and what is one book you'd take with you?
Suzanne: Anywhere in the world? And only one book? Gulp, I’m going to have to give this question a pass and turn it over to you, Joan. There are just too many places I haven’t yet been and too many books I haven’t yet read (including books that are still yet to be written!)

Joan: Okay, I like this question because it’s fun to think of what you’d do if your options were drastically narrowed. I want to go to Brittany on the northwest coast of France. I saw it on Househunters International (my secret addiction) recently. Stone houses, cool seaswept climate, set between Paris and London. What’s not to like? If I could only take one book, I’d take my big Webster’s dictionary. It’s nice and long with endless inspirations for story-spinning.

Thank you Joan and Suzanne for being with us today!
Thanks again for letting the Goddess Girls and us hang out at Mundie Kids today!
~ Joan and Suzanne

To learn more about the Goddess Girls series, please visit Joan's site here and Suzanne's site here.
Here's a little bit their series (which we highly recommend)!

Goddess Girls series
by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Aphrodite the Diva coming in August
Two more coming soon!
Aladdin paperbacks
Ages 8-12

Thank you to Joan and Suzanne we have a FABULOUS Prize Pack to giveaway-
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