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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

Information about the book

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.

4 thumbs

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Monday 17th September

Belleandthenovel

Donna’s Book Blog

Tuesday 18th September

Jazzy Book Reviews

OBC Mini Reviewers

Wednesday 19th September

The Bookish Fairy Blog

Pewter Wolf

Thursday 20th September

Splashes into Books

Girl Who Sciences

Friday 21st September

Kirstyes

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

#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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Monday 13th August

Book Babble

Love Books Group

Tuesday 14th August

Reading for Pleasure

Wednesday 15th August

Frasers Fun House

Thursday 16th August

Splashes into Books

Friday 17th August

Donna’s Book Blog

Saturday 18th August

Emma’s Bookery

Sunday 19th August

Jazzy Book Reviews

Monday 20th August

Rachel Bustin

Tuesday 21st August

Whispering Stories

Wednesday 22nd August

OBC Mini Reviewers

Thursday 23rd August

Chris Philippou

Friday 24th August

Rosie Writes

Saturday 25th August

Criminally Good

Sunday 26th August

Wrong Side of Forty

#BlogTour #Review #LoveTheStationeryInYourClassroom by Rebecca Palliser

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Love the Stationery in your Classroom
by Rebecca Palliser

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This delightful little book encourages children to learn about – and have fun with – the stationery they encounter in the classroom. Author Rebecca Palliser wants to help all children to find their feet in the primary school classroom.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40707518-love-the-stationary-in-your-classroom

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Stationery-Classroom-Rebecca-Palliser/dp/1912262843

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Rebecca Palliser is a young primary school teacher whose experiences in the classroom inspired her to write to have an influence on her pupils. 

She is about to embark on a Masters programme where she hopes to continue to write alongside her studies. 

She takes inspiration for her stories from her travels exploring different cultures and cities, spending time with her little dog Darcy and of course her biggest muse, the delightful pupils she is fortunate to teach.

A sweet book about the stationary in your classroom not wanting to be bashed, broken and lost.

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I read this to my little one on my Kindle. She liked the cover and the pictures inside the book, however the writing is pretty small and the font isn’t child friendly (even I had to look closely) but not sure if that’s just because it’s a kindle version or if the paper book is the same.

She enjoyed the book and looking at the pictures. We talked about why we don’t break the things in the classroom and what happens when we do, she said her friends would be sad if they couldn’t colour or if the glue was dry they couldn’t do any sticking, she got the gist of the story.

3.5 thumbs

Tour Schedule

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Monday 13th August

Reading for Pleasure

Bumbling Blogger

Tuesday 14th August

Whispering Stories

Chrikaru

Wednesday 15th August

Book Babble

Thursday 16th August

Donna’s Book Blog

Friday 17th August

Jazzy Book Reviews

Saturday 18th August

Wrong Side of Forty

Sunday 19th August

Frasers Fun House

Love Books Group

Monday 20th August

OBC Mini Reviewers

Tuesday 21st August

Splashes into Books

Wednesday 22nd August

Criminally Good

Thursday 23rd August

Rosie Writes

Friday 24th August

Chris Philippou

Saturday 25th August

Emma’s Bookery

Sunday 26th August

Varietats

#CoverReveal #EternalSeas by @lexi_rees @rararesources

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Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal. Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island. They discover the parcel contains a relic belonging to a long forgotten people. Locked inside are powers which will change their lives, and the world, forever. As Finn realises his connection to the relic, a vision strikes him – but what does it mean? Who should they trust? And if they decide to follow their hearts rather than their orders, will they manage to deliver the relic in one piece? Chased across the seas as they try to solve the mysteries within the parcel, the fate of this ancient people depends on them. Finn and Aria must choose between what is right and what is easy – and time is running out … With brave protagonists and life lessons of courage and honour, Eternal Seas speaks from a `flawed’ character perspective that everyone can relate to. Young readers who enjoy daring plots and exciting adventures will delight in this original story of different races and tough choices.

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.

www.lexirees.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/LexiAuthor

https://twitter.com/lexi_rees

#Spotlight #FromDaughterToWoman by #KimMcCabe – @fayerogersuk

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Title Information

Title: From Daughter to Woman

Author: Kim McCabe

Release Date: 18th July

Genre: Non-Fiction

Publisher: Little Brown Books

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37916512-from-daughter-to-woman

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1408710218

Summary:

This book aims to make the adolescent’s journey just that bit safer, kinder, and better supported – so parents and teens can enjoy the teenage years more.

The teen years are tough – for teens and for parents. Many parents dread the moodiness, dishonesty, preference of friends over family, exam stress, and the push for greater independence. Mothers have a pivotal role to play; this is a guidebook for parents and mothers of girls in particular as they navigate the rocky teenage landscape with their daughters aged 8 to 18. It aims to help them embrace the potential of their child’s teenage years by marking this time of growing maturity for girls and celebrating it with them. We celebrate birth, marriage and death, but this important life-transition from child to young adult is nowadays rarely acknowledged within an appropriate community.

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Kim McCabe

Kim McCabe is the founder of Rites for Girls. As the originator and facilitator of Girls Journeying Together groups, she offers guidance to preteen and teen girls and simultaneous support for their mothers. In training other women to facilitate these groups, her dream is that every girl grows up expecting to be supported and celebrated in adolescence. Kim was commissioned to write a section in Steve Biddulph’s latest best-selling book, 10 Things Girls Need Most: To Grow Up Strong and Free.

Kim is a home-educating mother of two boys, one girl, two cats and a colony of aloe vera plants; she is wife to a Kiwi, daughter to itinerant parents, friend to a cherished few, and lover of time alone, too. She lives in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. She sometimes shouts at her children, accidentally steps on the cat’s tail and forgets to water the plants, but she loves her work, her family and her life. She has always had deep affinity with teenage girls, and by sharing her wisdom and compassion she infects the reader with her enthusiasm for this life stage.

Tour Schedule

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Monday 2nd July

Zooloo’s Book Blog

Wednesday 4th July

Book Room Reviews

Thursday 5th July

Life in Rose Tinted Glasses

Friday 6th July

Orchard Book Club

Saturday 7th July

Kirstyes

Sunday 8th July

Practical Magic

Monday 9th July

Big Book Little Book

Tuesday 10th July

Inspiring Imarah

Wednesday 11th July

My Life. One Story at a Time

Thursday 12th July

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Friday 13th July

The Frugal Home

Sunday 15th July

Obscurity of Life

#BlogTour #Giveaway #TheAdventuresOfEricTheSpider by Elaine Madle @AuthorightUKPR @fayerogersuk @Authoright #EricTheSpider

Today sees Eric the Spider crawling all over the Mini’s blog, but don’t worry, he’s a sweet little spider ready to take you on an adventure!

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Title: The Adventures of Eric the Spider
Author: Elaine Madle
Illustrator: Shaun Madle
Release Date: 22nd May 2018
Genre: Picture Book
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Format: Paperback
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33144778book-one
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-EricSpiderElaine-
Madle/dp/1912562294/
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Eric may only be a little spider, but that doesn‘t stop him from having some big
adventures!
When a spider, with big, long, spider legs, is spotted behind a curtain he seems a
little scary. Luckily, he is quickly caught in a box full of socks and named Eric.
But when Eric steals the socks (and a bike!) and goes on the run it is up to a diligent
policeman to find the right sock-footed spider, stop Eric and rescue the bike!
Join Eric on his adventures as he escapes with some socks, flees from a birthday
party, and goes camping on a very, very wet day in this beautifully illustrated
rhyming book.
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Author Information
Living in Essex, Elaine Madle works as a support
worker for adults with learning difficulties. In her spare
time she loves creating stories especially since becoming
a grandmother for the first time. Her brother and
illustrator Shaun Madle who has always been supportive
of her writing has provided a series of unique
watercolour illustrations in order to bring her characters
to life
Now is your chance to win your very own copy The Adventures of Eric the Spider. Simply follow the link to enter, its that simple!!

Print Copy – The Adventure of Eric the Spider

GOOD LUCK!!
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***Prize will be sent direct to the winner from the Publishing Company.

#BlogTour #MrSnufflesBirthday by #DavidGreaves

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‘It was a wonderful day for snuffling for truffles,

‘What a birthday treat!’ thought Mr Snuffles…’

Adults and children of all ages will delight in following Mr Snuffles’ frustrating woodland quest for his beloved truffles. But is Mr Snuffles on the right scent?

Beautifully illustrated by Emily Wallis, David Greaves’ Mr Snuffles’ Birthday is a glorious celebration of language, friendship and truffles: a tale to be treasured and to read aloud together time and time again.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39906509-mr-snuffles-birthday

Pre-order you copy —> www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912562316/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdo_t1_XP05Ab8MQPJHA

 

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Born in Yorkshire in 1985, David Greaves’ warmth and generosity of spirit, and his love of travel and adventure led him to make friends around the world with people from all walks of life. His strength of character and devotion to achieving his goals was shown in his achievements as an ultra-marathon runner and Iron Man triathlete. It was also shown by his
determination to finish this book, and nine others, after being diagnosed with MotorNeurone Disease (ALS) in June 2015, just after his thirtieth birthday. In the fifteen months after his diagnosis he got married to the love of his life, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, raising over
£12,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and travelled through East Africa before settling in Newcastle upon Tyne. As David lost the use of his arms and speech he finished his collection of children’s books using revolutionary Eye Gaze technology which allowed him to type by tracking the movement of his eyes. David passed away peacefully at
home in September 2016. Mr Snuffles is David’s first book and his wife Philippa and family intend to honour his memory by eventually publishing all of his completed works.
About the illustrator 
Emily Wallace
Emily Wallis is an illustrator who uses traditional
hand-drawn techniques. She completed her MA
in sequential design and illustration at the
University of Brighton. She lives in London, UK.
Website:
http://emilywallis.com
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/emilywallisillustration/
Facebook:
https:// facebook.com/EmilyWallisIllustration
mini obc lily
This stunning and beautiful book is made even more special by David’s story!
Poor Mr Snuffles thinks someone is stealing his truffles and on his birthday too! We follow this fella through the woods on a truffle chase, will we discover the theif and where are all his friends going??
My toddler (aged 3) adored this book, she loved Mr Snuffles wearing his party hat and all the little details along the woodland trail. The illustrations fit perfectly with this sweet book and I definitely will be adding the actual book to her collection after reading it to her umpteen times already, maybe even gifting a copy to her little friends for birthday gifts too 💗
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