Monthly Archives: May 2016
Stuck – Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers is immensely talented; his illustrations can be found in many popular children’s books. He is also an outstanding author. Stuck is a terrific tale that chronicles what it takes to get a stuck kite out of a tree. Young or old, you cannot help but smile and perhaps even giggle at the creativity that is used to release the kite. This is a children’s book that would be perfect to use with older learners as a way of exploring cause and effect as well as problem solving. This one is a new favorite!
The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the Missing Moonstone – Jordan Stratford
This series is filled with history, mystery, and science. The main characters are fashioned from the lives of Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) in the year 1826. In this version of their stories, the girls meet as tween girls and start a detective agency. This is a fun, engaging tale. We will definitely be looking for future titles in this series!
GIVEAWAY – ‘Hunting Hope’ by Nika Maples (Plus a Giveaway and Live Webcast)
At twenty, Nika Maples learned that when hope was all she had, she claimed it boldly while defying all odds to recover from a devastating stroke. The lessons from that struggle are powerful and universal, and she shares those lessons in her new book, Hunting Hope. Doctors warned that she had as little as 48 hours to live, and—if she lived at all—she would never walk or talk again. There was no hope on the horizon. So Nika started to hunt for it. Today, she not only walks, but she speaks to audiences everywhere about the power of hunting hope when a situation appears hopeless. She says hope remains camouflaged in the daily mundane. If we are not looking for it, we will miss it, though it is right before our eyes.
Celebrate the release of Hunting Hope with a $200 Getaway Giveaway (details below) and a live webcast with Nika on May 26!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- One copy of Hunting Hope
- A $200 Hilton gift card to give a hope hunter the chance to rest
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/24. The winner will be announced at the Hunting Hope live author webcast on 5/26. RSVP for a chance to connect with Nika and other hope hunters, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!
RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 26th!
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas – David Almond
Not many people appreciate fish like Stanley Potts does, and when he leaves his uncle’s home and joins the circus, he discovers his own unique path. This quirky, fantasy based tale was a quick enjoyable read.
Frog on a Log? – Kes Gray
Little frog isn’t too excited about sitting on a log and sets out to explore other options. Frog on a Log? is a fun rhyming book that would be a great text for a read-a-loud.
The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George
The Little Paris Bookshop takes you on an unforgettable journey through the French countryside. Quirky characters and a plot which focuses on the healing nature of reading, made this an enjoyable read from start to finish.
While this complimentary book was provided for review by Random House Publishing, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.
Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the Light – Nika Maples
Hunting Hope is a powerful book that encourages the reader to hunt for hope even in the darkest seasons of one’s life. Using her own story as a foundation for the text, coupled with scriptural references, this book provides tremendous inspiration.
While this complimentary book was provided for review by Litfuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.
Unfortunately, there will be no new posts this week. My next new post will be Monday, May 9th.