Monday, February 13, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday is a weekly feature started by MG author Shannon Messenger and is a weekly post featuring an upcoming MG release. You can find out more about this series posts, and find links to author authors and bloggers who are taking part in this feature here. You can also my Must Have Middle Grade Reads feature on Mundie Moms.

By: Christopher Healy
Published by: Walden Pond Press
To Be Released on: May 1st, 2012
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Enter a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never head of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as "Prince Charming." But all of this is about to change...

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Guztav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it's up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other associated terrors to becom the heroes no one ever thought they could be.

This title is the first in a series about the adventures of Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav. The second title is due out in 2013
-quoted from Goodreads

I love a great fairy tale mix up and this book sounds like it's going to be a fabulous read! Who doesn't love getting to read about the lesser known princes!? Now throw in some adventure and I'm hooked! I am really excited about reading this book and I look forward to sharing my review with you guys for it as well as hosting a give away for the ARC of it.

A Celebration of Love Series: Book Review #7: Just Because You're Mine by Sally Lloyd-Jones

By: Sally Lloyd- Jones
Illustrated by: Frank Endersby
Published by: Harper Children's Books
Released on: December 27th, 2011
Ages: Toddler & up
Source: book from publisher to review
4 Stars: We Really Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Little Red Squirrel tries to guess the reason that his daddy loves him--is it because he is a good High Climber, and Brave, and Fast, and Completely Handsome? Could it be because he's so Friendly? Or maybe it's because he's so good at finding Top Secret Berries?

The answer is a heartwarming testament to a parent's love for a child. From "New York Times" bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrator Frank Endersby comes a classic story about the nature of unconditional love. - quoted from Goodreads

I thought this was a cute children's book and it's one my kids enjoyed, which is always a big thing for me. It's a story about a young squirrel who guesses all the reasons why his daddy loves him, and in the end of a fun day playing in the woods with his dad he learns it's, because he's his daddy's own. Certain parts of this reminded me of Love You Forever, which at first started to turn me off of the story, but I felt as the story went on there were plenty of differences to make this book enjoyable in it's own right. The illustrations alone are fabulous! My daughter loved looking at each page's adorable pictures.

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 ~