#BlogTour #Review #TheSilverMoonStorybook by Elaine Gunn | @Elaine_Gunn    #LoveBooksGroupTours 

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The Silver Moon Storybook is Elaine’s first published work, a collection of modern fairy tales that weaves contemporary, progressive values and messages into seven magical stories.

What darkness lies in the past of a little witch, cursed into the shape of a giant?

As the silver moon rises, who will save a magical unicorn, imprisoned in the castle of a tyrant, or befriend an enormous clown who roams the world alone? Can a humble weaver find the courage to face a terrible monster?  And what will be the fate of a powerful mermaid, at war with the world above her ocean? Join them and other enchanting characters in these haunting tales of illusion, discovery and love.

An exquisitely illustrated bedtime story for young readers (and perhaps some not so young), The Silver Moon Storybook weaves progressive and modern themes into touching fables full of the magic and shadows of traditional fairy tales.

Buy Link

https://www.somethinglovely.scot/product-page/the-silver-moon-storybook

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Elaine Gunn has been writing more or less constantly since she first picked up a pencil in primary school. Years of unpublished literary genius languish in handwritten journals, high school English portfolios, corporate banking reports and various awful pitch documents full of impeccably-written digital marketing jargon. Her first published work, The Silver Moon Storybook, is a collection of feminist fairy tales, written as an antidote to the passive princess culture that she became horribly aware of when her children started watching telly. Elaine is also a reiki practitioner and Dr. Hauschka esthetician; you can check out her website at http://somethinglovely.scot.

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This book is stunning, a hardback, purple cover with silver embossed writing and illustration, my photo doesn’t do it justice! (Our Instagram has a video of it sparkling)

The book contains 7 wonderful stories with stunning illustrations. The author tells you in the introduction that she planned for these to be in colour but due to costs they are plain sooooo she invites the children who read the book to colour them in and bring her characters alive (as I’m screaming NO NOOOOO!)

This book is a quick read, the stories aren’t overly long which i think is perfect for a child to pick up and put down. The stories are well written and flow with ease, I really enjoyed the whole feel of the book. It would make the ideal gift for any book lover.

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Follow this amazing tour and see what other book lovers though of The Silver Moon Storybook.

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#Review #TheKingAndTheCockerel by Sarah Morrell | @SmorrellAuthor @bluefalconpub

We bring to you our final review for 2018, and what better way to end it than with Sarah Morrell’s The King and the Cockerel.

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The shivering sheep have lost their woolly coats and the chilly chickens are without their feathers! The greedy king believes he can take whatever he wants, but the farmer thinks it’s about time he was taught a lesson – and it comes from a very unlikely source….

The King and The Cockerel is aimed at young readers aged 6 and under. It incorporates wonderful humour and counting practice with an important message of fairness and appreciation.  This delightful rhyming picture book will have children laughing and counting along as the ungrateful king is made to see the error of his ways.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912765063/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_YMPhCbGCDNS0H

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If you make it through this book without getting tongue twisted at least once, I take my hat off to you!!

My toddler and I had so much fun working our way through this book, her laughing at me for getting the words wrong and laughing at myself at tripping over the same words!

This is a lovely book with a great message, even my 3 year old said he was a naughty King for taking all the farmers animals.

We loved the illustrations, bright, bold and playful….. though the Cockerel was a chicken for some time with the little one!

This is definitely a must have for every child’s reading corner 😀

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#BlogTour #Review #TheChristmasPlayRehearsal by Sue Wickstead | @JayJayBus @rararesources

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The Christmas Play Rehearsal

It is Christmas time, and the school has been getting ready to perform their Nativity play.

With lines learnt and songs to be sung, it is time for the dress rehearsal. The teacher knows there might be a few problems to sort out, but at least they will know what to improve on or change along the way.

Purchase Links

The Christmas Play Rehearsal  https://amzn.to/2zPugqt

Sue Wickstead’s other books on Amazon

Amazon .co.uk http://bit.ly/JJKSupersonic

Amazon .com http://amzn.to/2BxvU2l

A Spooky tale .co http://amzn.to/2Dq6P5X

A Spooky tale .com http://amzn.to/2zGGBtR  

Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus  http://amzn.to/2DyvTrO

Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure – e book http://amzn.to/2BWINPD

Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure http://amzn.to/2CdNEjO

Jay-Jay and the Carnival http://amzn.to/2E3Z6LL

Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus https://amzn.to/2NljxHY


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I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five more picture books.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.

Social Media Links –

https://www.suewickstead.co.uk/

Facebook: – Author Page http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq

Twitter https://twitter.com/JayJayBus

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This book has come along just at the right time, Lily-May’s school is currently rehearsing their nativity (what I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall!)

We had a good little chuckle while we read this story, she asked me if it was her school many times as it looks like her school.

She followed the story and asked questions along the way, she even changed some names to the boys and girls in her class taking on the roles of the characters in the book (the star was my favourite!)

The perfect storage the time of year, I may even take it into school for the teacher to read at carpet time 🙂

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#BlogTour #Review #BertieTheBuffalo by Wendy Jones | @WendyHJones @malcolmdown #LoveBooksGroupTours  

Today we kick off the tour for Bertie the Buffalo, the sweet, wee, floppy haired blue Buffalo.
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Bertie the Buffalo is based on a true story of when a Water Buffalo escaped from a Buffalo Park in Fife, near Dundee, Scotland. A rhyming book about the adventures Bertie got up to and how he safely returned home, demonstrating how important each of us is no matter how insignificant we feel. Bertie felt that no one noticed him. But he didn’t need to think that as we are all special. We are all a part of one big family.

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Award Winning Author Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. Wendy has led a varied and adventurous life. Her love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Much of her spare time is now spent travelling around the UK, and lands much further afield. As well as nursing Wendy also worked for many years in Academia. This led to publication in academic textbooks and journals. Killer’s Countdown is her first novel and the first book in the Shona McKenzie Mystery series. Killer’s Crew won the Books Go Social Book of the Year 2107. There are now six books in this series with Killer’s Crypt being released in August, 2017. The Dagger’s Curse is the first book in The Fergus and Flora Mysteries for Young Adults. This book is currently shortlisted for the Woman Alive Magazine Readers Choice Award Book of the Year. She is also a highly successful marketer and she shares her methods in the book, Power Packed Book Marketing.

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@WendyHJones 

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First I need to apologise for the lateness of my review! This is what happens when you don’t write things down :/
I read this to my 3 year old daughter who loves animals! She loved Bertie and his floppy hair and how he ran and ran and ran….. I even got a demonstration!
She liked the bright colours and the rhyming of the words, she followed the story and was sad when Bertie and the farmer were sad.
We had a great big cheer for joy when Bertie found his way home and she liked his banner.
This is a wonderful book and has fast become my daughters favourite bed time read. Highly recommended and it may be in Santa’s sack for a few of her book loving friends 😉
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#BlogTour #Review FAmeAndFortuneInTheGorbals by Kate Donne | @donnekate #LoveBooksGroupTours

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‘Robert James Muldoon. That’s me. Sixteen years auld wi bright red hair an legs like a chicken’ The Bobby Muldoon Trilogy is set in The Gorbals, Glasgow in 1968. The trilogy is a comedy and follows Bobby’s life as he deals with one life crisis after another. However, Bobby is a Gorbals boy through and through and, despite his lack of confidence, he overcomes every obstacle in his path with sheer determination and a sharp, witty sense of humour. Will Bobby become a confident, successful young man? Or will he go one step further and find…Fame and Fortune in The Gorbals?

Entirely written in Glaswegian Scots or ‘weegie’ as it’s called, books one and two The Wit and Wisdom of Bobby ‘Chicken Legs’ Muldoon and Life and Love in The Gorbals are already published and book three Fame and Fortune in The Gorbals now completes the trilogy. Kate is now working on an adaptation for the stage!

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Kate Donne lives in Dollar, Clackmannanshire with her Welsh husband Steve, her dog Brodie, two tractors and eight chickens! Kate runs her own personal development company, and spends her spare time writing.

She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow with a BA Degree in Dramatic Studies and was awarded The Dorothy Innes Prize, The Arnold Fleming travelling scholarship and The Charles Brooke memorial prize.

Kate has spent many years involved in the arts and has been a professional singer, a director of musical theatre and an actress in many plays and musicals. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and she was shortlisted for The Tarbert Book Festival writing competition 2017 with her short story Frae a Haggis.

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This is the third book in the series and they’re all with an entirely in Glaswegian Scots, I thought I might struggle but after a page or so the words just flowed.

This is a great book that focuses on Bobby, the struggles, the worries of a day without phones,  gadgets and social media (a better time, so my Mum tells me) I liked seeing Bobbys relationship with his parents and with his girlfriend Jeannie who have all the plans in the world!

It was a quick read which I enjoyed, I did jump into book 3 but don’t feel like I’ve missed too much from the other of you want to jump straight in with this one.

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#BlogTour #Review #JacksonSuperhero #JacksonSavesAnOwl by Darren Garwood & Carl Osborne | @jacksons_smile @fayerogersuk

Jackson Saves an Owl

Jackson Saves an Owl
by Darren Garwood & Carl Osborne

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Title: Jackson Saves an Owl

Author:  Darren Garwood

Illustrator: Carl Osborne

Release Date: 1st September 2018

Genre: Picture Book

Publisher: Untold Books

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Jackson Superhero might not be a real name, but it is a story about a real boy, and as the name suggests, Jackson is far from ordinary. By day, a rare disease limits his ability to move freely, but at night he is far from grounded. When the sleeping hours come around, and weightlessness takes over, Jackson takes to the skies. He knows what it means to need the support of others, which is why when he hears a call for help, he is quickly there to lend a hand.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42141736-jackson-saves-an-owl

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jackson-Saves-Owl-Superhero/dp/8799506262/

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Darren Garwood is the father of Jackson, a real boy living with a rare and terminal illness called Krabbe disease. Darren came up with the Jackson Superhero series because as Jackson can’t move during the day, Darren wanted to help him dream at night, when he was free to be anything he wanted to be. Jackson Saves an owl is written in lively, fantastic rhyme, and is the first in the Jackson Superhero series.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jacksons_smile  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacksongarwoodsmile

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Firstly, we apologise for the lateness in the day for our review. Our copy arrived today so we saved it for tonight’s bedtime read.

Our mini reviewer, ready for bed in her own superhero PJ’s (she wanted to be a superhero like Jackson!) who was I to tell her no?!!

This is a beautiful book written with thought and love. My little one loved the drawings (she now wants a bed with her initial or as she called it her name letter, like Jackson) she liked that he helped the owl get dry so he could fly again. She also liked his costume and his stripey socks!

The letter from Dad on the back brought a tear or two to my eye and this book really did bring a smile to my face 😊

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#BlogBlitz #TheAdventuresOfIsabelleNecessary by @MacleanMartii @rararesources

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The Adventures of Isabelle Necessary

One gutsy eleven-year-old, a cool beach town, a hilarious crew of friends and oodles of adventures.

Once upon a beach, there was a girl called Isabelle Necessary. A girl with an unusual name and a rather extraordinary life. She roams around a sleepy beach town with her loyal team of friends.  Follow Isabelle, Tammy, David, Nin, Draino the cat and Champ the wonder dog as they navigate one sticky situation after another and figure out how to turn a frog into a movie star, deal with a never-ending milkshake and escape being trapped in a lighthouse.

The type of book that brings back childhood memories and captures the essence of being a free-spirited kid.

Perfect for teachers and educators as the book comes with a teacher’s resource guide and student maker kit by Isabelle Necessary herself. Middle-grade reading level.

Purchase Links

Amazon US –  https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Isabelle-Necessary-Martii-MacLean/dp/0994540868/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Isabelle-Necessary-Martii-MacLean/dp/0994540868/

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Martii Maclean lives in a tin shack by the sea, catching sea-gulls which she uses to make delicious pies, and writing weird stories. She likes going for long bicycle rides with her cat, who always wears aviator goggles to stop her whiskers blowing up into her eyes as they speed down to the beach to search for mermaid eggs. Or how about this…

Martii Maclean writes fantastical, adventurous tales for children and teens and sometimes adults. She was born in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Brisbane with her husband Trevor and her cat Minerva. Her work as an educator and librarian, allows her to share her love of stories and of story-telling with many young people. This inspires Martii to create thought-filled stories that explore the wonderful world of ‘what if’. Find out more about Martii and her stories at http://www.martiimaclean.com

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @MacleanMartii

IG: -https://www.instagram.com/martiimaclean/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15385250.Martii_Maclean

https://www.facebook.com/MartiiMacleanAuthor/

Here is an excerpt from chapter eleven, “Isabelle Necessary Helps out at Halfway Percy’s Shop.”

               

The ice cream was very hard, and Isabelle felt as though she was trying to scoop balls of concrete. She finally finished stacking the three cones with the three flavours in the right order. The creamy, colourful balls of ice cream towered high above the crispy cones.                   

Isabelle couldn’t wait to scoop her own cone. She carried the huge treats out to the veranda very carefully. The delicious mountains wobbled a little as she walked down the steps and they wobbled a bit more as she leaned to hand them to her customers. Then all three mountains wobbled a lot, slid off the cones and landed, splat, on the tabletop.

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‘Bravo,’ said the triplets together.

‘I’ll be back in a minute.’

Isabelle quickly did some re-scooping.

She was getting good at it by now. She made sure to press the scoops down securely and carried them back to her customers.

                    ‘How wonderful!’ The triplets chirped when she returned. ‘Just the energy we need to jog home.’ They waved goodbye to Isabelle, and crossed the street licking their dripping ice- cream cones.

    Isabelle looked at the multi-coloured puddle on the tabletop. She thought about having her own ice cream now, but she had wasted those extra scoops so she thought maybe she shouldn’t. At least she’d learned how to stack triple scoops of ice cream.

                    By the time she’d finished cleaning up the melted ice cream, her third customer was about to come into the shop. She was pleased to see this customer, but also a little bit nervous.

      ‘Hi, Tammy,’ she called.

‘Hi, Isabelle, what are you doing here?’ ‘Percy went fishing, so I’m in charge of the shop until he gets back.’

‘Too cool, but, um, who’s going to make my milkshake?’

This was why Isabelle felt nervous. She knew that every Saturday Tammy came to Halfway Percy’s shop and ordered a giant double-vanilla double-thick milkshake. Sometimes they would both get one and sometimes, if they were still full of morning tea, they would share one. They loved to rest their chins on the high counter and watch Halfway Percy make the milkshakes, so Isabelle knew what to do. She just wasn’t sure exactly how to do it.

  ‘Percy left me in charge, so I will make your milkshake, mademoiselle.’ Isabelle laughed as she reached up and grabbed the tall metal milkshake cup.

   Tammy rested her chin on the counter. Isabelle scooped two round balls of vanilla ice cream and plopped them into the cup. Then she took the syrup bottle and pushed down hard on the plunger—one, two squirts of thick vanilla syrup sprayed down over the ice cream.

     ‘I wonder how much milk to put in,’ Isabelle wondered aloud.

‘Well, the milkshake usually comes up to here,’ said Tammy, touching the side of the tall cup. Isabelle poured the icy milk into the cup. Then she positioned the cup on the milkshake machine so the long skinny mixing stick slid into the cup, all the way down to the ice cream at the bottom. That way, it would all blend into a smooth frothy treat.

‘I think I like making milkshakes most of all,’ Isabelle said, switching on the machine. The milk and ice cream churned and bubbled up … and kept on bubbling, up … and up … and up …

‘Oh no!’

Big bubbly splashes of milkshake flew from the tall metal cup. One splashed across Isabelle’s face and another splash landed in Tammy’s hair.

  ‘What’s happening?’ Tammy said

The milkshake kept frothing up. More icy splashes flew from the cup. They plopped onto the counter and clock on the wall. One milky blob landed right in Isabelle’s mouth. She laughed.

‘Delicious!’   

Tammy caught the next flying blob in her mouth.

‘Tasty!’

Frothy milk had been flung all around the shop before Isabelle finally thought to switch off the machine. She and Isabelle looked around at the runaway milkshake, which was trickling down shelves and walls all around the shop. Isabelle filled a bucket with sudsy water, picked up two cloths and they started cleaning up.

   Isabelle and Tammy sat at the table at the front of the shop. They had just started slurping the double-ice cream, double-vanilla, double- trouble milkshake when Halfway Percy walked across the road. He was smiling and holding a delicious-looking fish.

‘A great morning’s fishing,’ he said. ‘Looks like you girls have had a great morning, too.’ He walked into the shop.

‘I hope we haven’t missed any of the mess,’ Isabelle whispered.

‘Oh, my goodness,’ Percy said, coming back out the door. ‘The shop looks spick and span.’

‘Well, I did do a little cleaning, and Tammy helped me,’ said Isabelle, trying not to giggle.

  ‘You’re a great shopkeeper, Isabelle Necessary. Can I call on you again the next time the tide is right?’

‘You sure can,’ said Isabelle, piling Aunt Emma’s shopping into the basket of her bike.

  ‘Here you are, my girl,’ said Percy, handing Isabelle two five-dollar notes. ‘I have to pay my best worker.’

     ‘Thank you,’ Isabelle said. ‘Is it okay if I share it with Tammy? She helped me a lot.’ She handed Tammy one of the five-dollar notes and wiped the last bit of milkshake from her friend’s dark curly hair.

               

           

       

#BlogTour #Review #EternalSeas by @lexi_rees @rararesources

We are thrilled to be kicking the Eternal Seas tour off for Lexi Rees!

First, the cover is stunning 😍 and we know this story will enthrall fans both young and old!

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Eternal Seas by Lexi Rees 

Such a small parcel

shouldn’t cause experienced

smugglers much trouble,

but this parcel is far from normal.

Chased across the seas, Finn and Aria must solve the

mysteries within the parcel. 

What does it mean? Who should they trust?

What will happen?

The fate of an ancient people depends on them

and time is running out …

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Pre-order Link – http://viewbook.at/EternalSeas

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Lexi Rees spends as much time as possible sailing and horse riding, both of which she does spectacularly badly. Attempts at writing whilst horse riding have been disastrous, so Eternal Seas was written on a boat; the storm described in the book was frighteningly real.

Social Media Links –

www.lexirees.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/LexiAuthor

https://twitter.com/lexi_rees

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Imagine what life must be like on the open seas, smuggling treasures to the unknown…… What if you suddenly became the treasure?!

This is what Aria and Finn must face in this action packed adventure book. They have to trust the untrustableand hope the ines they do trust dint turn on them for their own gain. This book is quickly paced and has you turning those pages time and time again, in fact I was shhhh’d multiple times while my daughter read this book….

What do you want for tea?

Shhhhhh!

Do you have any homework?

Shhhhhh!

It’s time for bed!

Shhhhhh!

I’ll let her have that one, at least she isn’t glued to a TV screen!

She enjoyed the pictures, the action, the few kept secrets that are revealed, and the fact that the chapter weren’t overly long (like me she likes to stop at a chapter end)

Hats off the Lexi for having my daughter engrossed in Eternal Seas until the very last page, which resulted in her running downstairs asking if the second books was out of if she has to wait 😂

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Lexi Rees is having 2 AMAZING Blog tour competitions, see below for all the details and how to enter…

Win one of two £10 Amazon gift vouchers (UK only). To enter

  1. Share a photo of you with the book (paperback or ebook) on Twitter or Instagram
  2. Tag @lexi_rees (Twitter) or lexi.rees (Instagram) and #EternalSeas
  3. Closing date 30th November 2018
  4. UK only
  5. Winners will be drawn randomly

Illustration competition – would your children like to see their illustrations published in a book?

  • Six lucky winners will have their illustrations printed in the sequel to Eternal Seas
  • Winners and runners up will also have their drawings featured on www.lexirees.co.uk and on social media

Drawings must be in black and white, and can be in any of the following categories

  • Aria flying up in the sky
  • a cat
  • mountain ponies
  • a snow eagle
  • a demon-goddess
  • a sailing boat
  • Finn and/ or Aria

Please see detailed terms for entry requirements

  • Open to children aged 13 or under
  • You can enter as many categories as you like
  • Winners will be chosen by Lexi Rees
  • Children’s name and age will be published together with their illustration. Parents/ guardians must confirm they are happy with this when they enter. Other information (e.g email address) will not be shared.
  • No purchase necessary
  • Closing date 31/1/19
  • Entries must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and emailed to lexireads@hotmail.com. The winners may need to post originals if the images are not high enough quality for printing. Postage costs will be covered in this case.
  • Full entry details can be found on www.lexirees.co.uk

Be sure to follow the rest of the blog tour!

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#BlogTour #Review #Monstacademy by @MattBeighton @fayerogersuk

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Title: The Halloween Parade (Monstacademy #1)

Author: Matt Beighton

Release Date: 12th September 2018

Genre: MG

Publisher: Green Monkey Press

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36988699-the-halloween-parade

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Halloween-Parade-Monstacademy-Matt-Beighton/

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 It’s not every day that a vampire borrows your pencil. When was the last time you sat next to a werewolf in maths?

Meet Trixie Grimble, the newest pupil at Monstacademy. Unfortunately, in a school filled with monsters, she’s the only ordinary girl and when she’s asked to help prepare for the annual Halloween parade, everything starts to go wrong.

Oh, and she’s also been kicked out of her bedroom to make room for a cat circus.

Fans of Jill Murphy and Isla Fisher will adore the silly humour and loveable characters in this delightful modern classic.

Don’t forget, all of the Monstacademy series are available in both standard and dyslexia adapted format. To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018, use the code DYSAWARE to get 15% of any Monstacademy orders at the Green Monkey Press Etsy store. Offer valid from Monday 1st October to Sunday 7th October 2018 at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GreenMonkeyPress 

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Matt Beighton was born somewhere in the midlands in England during the heady days of the 1980s and continues to spend most of his days in the same shire. He is happily married with two young daughters who keep him very busy and suffer through the endless early drafts of his stories.

When he’s not writing, he teaches primary school (Kindergarten to some of you), messes around on canals in his inflatable kayak and supports his beloved Leicester City.

Website: http://mattbeighton.co.uk/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mattbeightonauthor

Twttier: http://www.twitter.com/mattbeighton

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9DBOkwtDpnTFBYZXUhUUw

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I read this to my 3 year old, 1 chapter a night before bed and she adored it! She liked the fact that a ‘normal’ girl was going to school with monsters, she liked that not all monsters are scary and that she made friends with a vampire (she tells me that’s very cool) and werepoodle.

From a parents point of view I liked that the book showed that we can all be different but all feel the same when we are left out, made fun of or are bullied. I pointed this out to my toddler, explained that we are all different in some ways but we all have feelings and it’s nice to be nice.

We enjoyed reading this together, she also liked the activities at the end of the book and getting to read about the acrocats.

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#BlogTour #TommyTwigtreeAndTheCarrotCrunchers by Michael Firman

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Tommy Twigtree and the Carrot Crunchers
by Michael Firman

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Tommy Twigtree and his friends enjoy peace and harmony in their garden.

That is until Robbie Rabbit and his Bandits decide that carrots are on the menu!

Tommy Twigtree And The Carrot Crunchers is the first book for children by Michael Firman.

Illustrations are by Nick Roberts.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41030626-tommy-twigtree-and-the-carrot-crunchers

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twigtree-Carrot-Crunchers-Michael-Firman/dp/1912262959

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Michael lives in rural Sussex with his wife. His story telling started when his eldest grandchild was old enough to appreciate a bedtime tale. Rather than read to her he began to craft stories about the trees, plants and animals that live in his garden. As time passed and a second grandchild also enjoyed these tales of adventure and daring, the stories began to create a whole world that lived and went about its business right in his garden.

His grand kids, Poppy and Rudi continue to enjoy further developments in the lives of the characters that populate these stories and Tommy Twigtree and The Carrot Crunchers is the first in a series charming garden tales.

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