#BookBlitz “Summer Camp March” by Peter G. Vu

March blitz

~~~

 Children’s Book

Published: May 2021

Publisher: Haynes Media Group

This book attempts to address some of the important issues for our children: from Covid-19 pandemic to global warming and climate change, from discrimination and bullying to welcoming and friendship, or from schooling to summer camp. All those issues can be resolved in an open-minded, creative, supportive, trusting, challenging, and fun environment like a summer camp. As someone who had a positive experience in camping with the young, I want to use a camp setting to bring the young together to resolve the important issues of their time. The camp helps foster a healthy bond of friendship that can give an individual strength to do incredible things and encouragement to overcome any life challenge. I hope this story will give the young confidence and encouragement to do the right things for themselves, people around them, and the world. We need them to make our world a better place. Happy camping, everyone!

~~~

~~~
About the Author

Rev. Peter G. Vu has served as a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan for 20 years and also a chaplain at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born in Saigon City (currently Ho Chi Minh City), Viet Nam. He was a young boy when the Viet Nam War ended. He witnessed the war and the end of it with great horror and deep appreciation for peace. He grew up with the Communist government system and endured significant hardships for more than a decade. After high school, he escaped by boat and came to the United States of America to begin his seminary training. He attended one year of high school here in the USA (Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan) to learn the language and new culture. He attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two years while staying at Christopher House Seminary. Then, the Seminary sent him to attend his last two years of college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated with a double major: Mathematics and Philosophy. He then attended graduate school at the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, Illinois for five years. He graduated and was ordained with the Master’s Degree of Divinity (MDiv) and the Sacred Theology Baccalaureate (STB)

 

Contact Links

Website

Promo Link

~~~

Purchase Links

Amazon

B&N

Kobo

iBooks

~~~

RABT Host Badge

~~~

#Excerpt “I Can Be… Stem Activities For Kids”

 
I Can Be… Fun STEM Activities for Kids
 
 
Children’s Activity Books
4 Book Series
 
 
Filled with entertaining and educational activities, these full-color books are the perfect way to introduce young children to many of today’s most important STEM subjects.

 

I Can Be a Math Magician: Fun STEM Activities for Kids

978-0-486-83922-6

 Date Published: 10/16/2019

  Publisher: Dover Publications

 Math is magical with this colorful activity book! It’s easy to entertain
family and friends as you complete mysterious number squares and “Magic
Multiples,” play a prime number card game, and draw fractal trees. This
book offers a fun and meaningful way to explore how math is an important
part of everyday life.

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Publisher

~~~

EXCERPT

Screenshot 2021-06-09 at 21-22-13 9780486839226_I Can Be Math Magician Sample Pages pdf

~~~

Additional Titles

  978-0-486-83923-3

I Can Be a Rocket Scientist

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 Find out what it takes to become a rocket scientist! With this
out-of-this-world activity book, you can make a scale model of the solar
system, build a prototype rocket from a plastic container, and try real
astronaut fitness exercises. You’ll discover Earth’s place in space, fun
facts about the other planets in our solar system, how gravity works, and
lots of other fascinating cosmic information.

 Amazon

B&N

Publisher

~

978-0-486-83924-0

I Can Be an Awesome Inventor

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 Put on your thinking cap and get inventive! Make a musical instrument
from glass bottles, use a drop of water to create a microscope, develop your
own computer programming language, and more! Filled with interesting fun
facts and entertaining activities, this book will inspire you to create your
own inventions.

 Amazon

B&N

Publisher

~


 

978-0-486-83921-9

I Can Be a Science Detective

Date Published: 10/16/2019

Publisher: Dover Publications

 Do you have what it takes to become a science sleuth? Of course you do!
Discover how to gather clues and collect evidence to catch a thief, follow
instructions to extract DNA from strawberries, take your own fingerprints,
analyze handwriting, and much more. While you’re having fun inspecting,
detecting, and experimenting, you’ll be learning all about the intriguing
world of forensic science and its important role in real life.

 Amazon

B&N

Publisher

~~~

~~~

About the Author Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is an award-winning science writer and has authored many books for Usborne Publishing, A&C Black, and Franklin Watts. She writes mainly nonfiction, covering topics such as science, art, wildlife, and fashion. In addition, she has also published books about Shakespeare, myths and legends, and retellings of literary classics. She is based in
Edinburgh.

About the Illustrator

Katie Kear is a young British illustrator who has been creating artwork for as long as she can remember. She loves creating new worlds and characters, and she hopes to spread joy and happiness with her art. She is a graduate of
the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class BA Hons Illustration degree.

About the Author Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin is the author of many books and online articles for children and young adults. Her favorite subjects are history, current affairs, geography, the natural world, and technology. She lives in London with her family.

 

Publisher Contact Links

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Blog

Goodreads

Pinterest

Instagram

~~~

a Rafflecopter giveaway
~~~

RABT Book Tours & PR

~~~

#FREE “Interesting Facts for Smart Kids: 1,000+ Fun Facts for Curious Kids and Their Families” by Cooper the Pooper

Help your child discover the wild, wonderful world we live in by introducing them to these fantastic facts

Kids love facts… and there’s no better fact than a totally random and fascinating fact that changes your entire perspective of the world.

Or maybe there is…

What about a whole book jam-packed with over 1,000 facts?

What about a book carefully curated by… wait for it… a dog?!

There’s no better tracker than a dog, and Cooper has been on a mission, following his nose to collect the most amazing random facts in the entire world.

The result? A unique family bonding experience, as much fun for the biggest members of the household as it is for the littlest.

You could have a Harvard degree or a lifetime’s experience as a librarian, and you still wouldn’t have come across some of the facts found in Interesting Facts for Kids.

But after a few rounds of telling each other some of the most bizarre things you’ll ever learn about the world, you’ll have a family of experts in… well… everything!

If you’re looking for new ways to spend a Sunday morning or a weeknight evening, look no further.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how many eggs a hen lays per year, or how many drops of rain you’d need to fill a single teaspoon, now’s your chance!

Get ready for real family fun as you work through hilarious and unbelievable truths that will make you wonder how much you really know about the world.

In Interesting Facts for Kids, you’ll discover a new way to strengthen your family bonds. You’ll find:

  • 1,000+ amazing facts to get the brain cogs whirring
  • A wide range of bizarre nuggets organized by theme
  • 100 simple facts for the youngest members of the family (with theories they can really test)
  • A wealth of curve-ball conversations waiting to happen
  • A way to expand your kids’ minds by stealth (no school work needed!)
  • Off-the-wall information kids will be bursting to share with their friends
  • Fuel for the imagination and a sure way to spark kids’ natural curiosity
  • Fun fodder for passing time on long journeys and in boring waiting rooms
  • A treasure trove of entertainment that never gets old — no matter how many times you pick up the book
  • Weird and wonderful inspiration for your next quiz night

And much more.

If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to get your whole family enjoying something together without the need for a screen, here’s your answer.

Just one little book will get the whole family thinking, laughing, and learning… and none of you will ever look at a pineapple the same way again.

Watch your kids become fountains of knowledge — and win the ‘random’ round at your next grown up quiz night.

If you’re looking for a unique answer to family entertainment, look no further: scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now.

FREE for a limited time!

KINDLE UNLIMITED

Amazon


#BookBlitz “Almondine: The Girl From the Almond Tree” by Gabriele Zucchelli

~~~

 

The girl from the almond tree

 

Children’s Book, Children’s Fantasy and magical realism

Published: January 2021

Publisher: GZ Books

 

 

Alma’s life changed when she discovered an adorable tiny creature inside an almond. She named her Almondine and it became her secret. But as the curious and funny little girl grew, something strange and magical began to happen.

Enriched with elegant illustrations on nearly every page, Almondine is the first title in a trilogy narrating the adventures of two very special girls.

The Almondine Book Series follows the life and adventures of a teeny-weeny girl born from an almond tree. Illustrated on nearly every page, the story’s overarching themes of friendship, family relationships and adventure aim to engage mostly with primary school readers. http://www.almondine.club

~~~

 

 

About the Almondine Series:

Almondine is a three part book series following the life and adventures of a teeny-weeny girl born from an almond tree. She is discovered by 8-year-old Alma, who takes care of her as a baby and young girl, and with whom she shares many unexpected experiences. Almondine is a very special little girl indeed, with a crazy story to tell and an explosive surprise in store for her dear foster mother and friend Alma.

Illustrated on nearly every page, the story’s overarching themes of friendship, family relationships and adventure aim to engage mostly with primary school readers.

 

Books in the Almondine Series:

Almondine: The girl from the almond tree

Almondine Grows Up: The challenge of freedom

Almondine’s Babies: Alma’s mission

Amazon

 

~~~


About the Author

Gabriele Zucchelli is an animation director, whose work includes cartoon characters, realistic animals and fantastical creatures. He has contributed to several hand-drawn productions and blockbuster CGI movies including Harry Potter, Disney’s latest Lion King and the Oscar-winning Jungle Book. The Almondine trilogy is his first series of children’s novels.

 

 

Contact Links

Website

Facebook

YouTube

Instagram

Promo Link

 

Purchase Links

Amazon

Amazon UK

B&N

Kobo

iBooks

 

RABT Book Tours & PR

~~~

#NewRelease “Maylie’s Luck of the Irish (Tales of a Travel Girl Book 2)” by M.L. Tarpley

cover

~~~

Will fear and unhappiness sink Maylie’s trip to Ireland?

After nearly getting sent home for her story of revenge against her twin brother, Maylie is determined to not put a toe out of line.

When her worst fear surfaces and results in a horrible mess, her bad mood spirals further downhill as the expected vibrant green countryside ends up only gray, rainy, and dull. Between the weather and her frown, is there anything to raise Maylie’s spirits?

Enter a mysterious old man, new friends, her next story, and the musical heart of the Emerald Isle – which just might be enough magic to bring Maylie back her smile, overcome her fear, and offer some fun along the way.

Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

Add to Goodreads

~~~

About the Author

Author M.L. Tarpley writes stories of adventure, friendship, and fun that transport kids to amazing places across the world. She is a kid at heart with an active imagination that she thankfully doesn’t have to rein in when writing quirky novels that she would have loved as a kid. She is also an award-winning journalist and world traveler.

Besides writing and traveling to over a dozen countries, her other interests include hanging out at cool coffee shops, listening to vintage records, going on adventures with her family, and researching dead people in her family from long ago (*cough* it’s called genealogy).

She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. For more information about her, visit her website, www.mltarpleybooks.com.

~~~

#BookTour “The Littlest Dinosaur” by Bryce Raffle and Steven Kothlow

Welcome to the tour for the most adorable story, The Littlest Dinosaur by Bryce Raffle and Steven Kothlow, illustrated by Tessa Verplancke! We also have a fantastic giveawayDigital Prize Packs which include the ebook copy of the book, two desktop wallpapers for the computer, two cell phone backdrops, plus three printable activity pages including colouring two book pages and a maze.

Outlook-dr5qmdgk

The Littlest Dinosaur

Publication Date: November 2nd, 2020

Genre: Children’s Literature

Illustrator: Tessa Verplancke

Ty, The Tyrannosaur just wants to make a new friend.

Sadly, the other dinosaurs are all afraid of his sharp teeth! So Ty must go on an adventure to find a dinosaur brave enough to be friends with a Tyrannosaur.

Add to Goodreads

The Littlest Dinosaur | Amazon | Lulu | Lulu Hardcover

About the Authors

Authors with dinos

Bryce Raffle was the lead writer for the video game studio Ironclad Games. He also writes stories for young adults and designs book covers.

Steven Kothlow is making his debut as a children’s book writer. He hopes to tell many more stories that help spread a message of diversity and inclusion especially in children’s literature.

Tessa Verplancke is a sound designer by day and an illustrator by night. She lives to tell stories through as many mediums as possible.

mock-updinosaurbook

Book Tour Schedule

March 8th

Reads & Reels (Review) http://readsandreels.com

Didi Oviatt (Review) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

I Smell Sheep (Review) http://www.ismellsheep.com/

@geauxgetlit (Review) https://www.instagram.com/geauxgetlit/

Lunarian Press (Review) https://www.lunarianpress.com/

@_yay_books (Review) https://www.instagram.com/_yay_books/

March 9th

Breakeven Books (Spotlight) https://breakevenbooks.com

@dreaminginpages (Review) https://www.instagram.com/dreaminginpages/

Bonnie Reads and Writes (Review) https://bonniereadsandwrites.wordpress.com

Book Dragons Not Worms (Review) https://bookdragonsnotworms.blogspot.com/?m=1

@kathreadsya (Review) https://www.instagram.com/kathreadsya/

Michelle Meng’s Book Blog 4 (Review)  http://michellemengsbookblog4.simplesite.com/

Books Teacup and Reviews (Review) https://booksteacupnreviews.com/

March 10th

B is for Book Review (Spotlight) https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com

Jessica Belmont (Spotlight) https://jessicabelmont.wordpress.com/

@jodys_ig (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/jodys_ig/

Books Rambling and Tea (Review) https://booksramblingsandtea.com/

@joanna.zoe (Review) https://www.instagram.com/joanna.zoe/?igshid=1xipr7pa6a9zl

The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

@brendajeancombs (Spotlight) https://www.instagram.com/brendajeancombs/

March 11th

The Invisible Moth (Review) https://daleydowning.wordpress.com/

@devoured_pages (Review) https://www.instagram.com/devoured_pages/

Ruby Red Romance Review (Review) https://rubyredromancereview.com/

Tranquil Dreams (Review) https://klling.wordpress.com/

Nesie’s Place (Spotlight) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com

Tsarina Press (Spotlight) https://tsarinapress.com/blog/

Book Review Crew (Review) https://thebookreviewcrew.com/

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/

Sophril Reads (Review) http://sophrilreads.wordpress.com

Bookish Laura (Review) http://www.bookishlaura.co.uk/

To win a digital prize pack which includes the ebook copy of the book, two desktop wallpapers for the computer, two cell phone backdrops, plus three printable activity pages including colouring two book pages and a maze, click the link below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Book Tour Organized By:

#BookTour “Pierre the Peacock” by Jocelyn M. Lacey

tour banner

~~~

 

Children’s Book

Date Published: Dec. 11, 2017

Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

Pierre the Peacock is delightfully illustrated with a valuable message. It is about acceptance, friendship and a valuable lesson in how we should treat people. Come with us as we meet Pierre, a peacock who thinks that he will get friends just from his pretty looks. When he meets Jerry, a colorblind little boy, he teaches Pierre that what matters is how you treat people, not what you look like. A lesson for all of us!

~~~

About the Author


Jocelyn Mooneyhan Lacey is a native of Johnson City, TN, where she graduated from Science Hill High School and East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She met her husband, Steven Lacey, at ETSU, and they have since lived in Maine, Rhode Island, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and now have settled in New Jersey for the time being. She also shares her home with two dogs, a cat, and three fish.

Contact Links

Goodreads

Instagram: @hapigirl10

GoFundMe

Purchase Links

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

RABT Book Tours & PR

~~~

#BookBlitz “Brother Bears’ Tragic Day” by Keri Margaret O’Shea

tour banner

~~~

Children’s Book

Date Published: January 28, 2020

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

Cornelius and Oliver, the Bartholomew cubs, awoke six weeks after George the groundhog saw his shadow. They awoke to a stream of light radiating through the cave while chickadees and nuthatches were singing and while the spring peepers peeped. They rejoiced. “Spring has sprung!” The brothers could not wait to play together among abundant food choices like roots, berries, meat, fish and succulent plants. They longed to use their strong claws to rip open logs for insects and grubs. They had the most wonderful thoughts until…….

~~~

Excerpt

Cornelius and Oliver, the Bartholomew cubs, awoke six weeks after George the groundhog saw his shadow. They awoke to a stream of light radiating through the cave while chickadees and nuthatches were singing, and while the spring peepers peeped.

They rejoiced, “Spring has sprung!“ The brothers could not wait to play together among abundant food choices like roots, berries, meat, fish, and succulent plants. They longed to use their strong claws to rip open logs for insects and grubs. They had the most wonderful thoughts until….

~~~

About The Author

Keri Margaret O’Shea, formerly O’Brien, lives in Bedford, New York, with her husband, four children and Olivier, a Havanese. She summered in the Adirondack Park and grew up playing in the woods just like the Bartholomew brothers. Her first husband, of ten years, died of a brain tumor after a two-and-a-half year illness. Reading “When Dinosaurs Die,” ad nauseum, she pledged to her three small children that she would write a book to help others cope with sudden and anticipatory grief. Bedtime reading was the only tool that helped her, as a parent, navigate the discussion of grief.

Contact Link

Promo Link

Purchase Links

Amazon

B&N

Kobo

iBooks

IndieBound

RABT Book Tours & PR

~~~

#BookBlitz “What is a Dream?” by Shanita Allen

tour banner

Let’s Go Dreaming, Book 2

Children’s Book

Published: June 2020

Publisher: Infinity Plus Publishing

Have you ever wondered “just what exactly is a dream?” What do dreams sound like? What do dreams feel like? How are dreams created? Well, this adorable bedtime story explains it all!

Join Little Ari and her talking dog, Pepper, as she reveals a magical formula for creating a dream and explains what dreams are, through the use of the 5 senses. This whimsical bedtime story will certainly ensure that your little one has the sweetest of dreams.

What Is A Dream? is a bedtime story for toddlers and young children ages 4-8. Your child will be sleeping peacefully after reading this, while venturing into the world of dreams. What is a Dream? is the second book in the Let’s Go Dreaming series, written by author Shanita Allen.


Other Books in the Let’s Go Dreaming Series:

Sleep, Tiny Dreamer

Let’s Go Dreaming, Book 1

Published: September 2019

Publisher: Infinity Plus Publishing

Sleep, Tiny Dreamer. Where will you go tonight? Will you swim across the ocean? Or will you take a flight?”

This bedtime story poses the question “where will your little one go in their dreams?” and encourages them to think of all the endless possibilities.

Sleep, Tiny Dreamer is Shanita Allen’s first book in the Let’s Go Dreaming series. This is a sweet bedtime story full of hope and innocence…inspiring young minds to dream big!

Amazon


Excerpt

One starry night,

When the sky was super bright,

Little Ari climbed into bed

And turned out the light.

I wonder what I’ll dream tonight.

What places will I go?

I guess until I close my eyes

I’ll never really know.”

What is a dream?” asked a voice

That came from down below.

Ari looked at the floor,

In shock. “Say it isn’t so!”

Pepper, was that you?

Did you just speak, for heaven’s sake?

Nah, you’re a dog!

I’m not dreaming yet. I’m still awake!”

Pepper looked at Ari

And tilted her head to the right.

Yep, I can talk!” said Pepper,

Giving Ari quite a fright.

First, Ari started screaming

And headed for the door.

Then she remembered, “Pepper’s my friend,”

And wasn’t afraid anymore.


About the Author

Shanita Allen is the author of the Let’s Go Dreaming children’s book series, which inspires young minds to dream big and allows readers to see the world through the eyes of Little Ari and her talking dog, Pepper. The Let’s Go Dreaming series is a collection of 9 books that teach lessons about acceptance, diversity, friendship, special needs, and bullying.

Shanita is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida State University. She has 17 years of experience serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

Shanita is a native Floridian and loves to travel. She has visited several countries around the world including China, Spain, and Denmark. One of her books, Let’s Go Dreaming: Journey to Paris, was inspired by her trip to France.

Get social with Shanita, Ari, and Pepper at www.letsgodreaming.com

Facebook: Lets Go Dreaming

Instagram: @LetsGoDreaming11


Contact Links

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Promo Link

Purchase Links

Amazon

B&N

Kobo

IndieBound


RABT Book Tours & PR

#BookBlitz “The Frog at the Window” by Scott Langteau

tour banner

A Completely Wild Christmas Tale!

Children’s Picture Book, Holiday Picture Book

Published: November 2020

Publisher: Shake the Moon Books

While Katy and her family spend a snowy Christmas away at Grandma’s house, a cold and clever little frog jumps at the chance to move into their warm, empty home. Unfortunately, so does every other four-legged forest dweller in the area. With the perfect holiday vacation house overrun with guests, chaos quickly erupts until the group finds a peaceful solution in this holiday tale of tails. What begins as a break from the wintry woolly land transforms into an annual holiday tradition of kindness and generosity. The Frog at the Window is a Christmas tale with a message for every season!


Excerpt

Tonight was the very first storm of the year,

and surprising how much it had snowed.

The Randalls were packed and all ready for bed,

with plans to wake early and then hit the road.

 

“Now Christmas was only a few days away”,

thought Katy, relaxed by the tree.

How will we ever reach Grandmother’s house,

when it’s snowing so hard I can’t see?”

And then as she sat staring into the night,

through the blustery, snowy white fog-

there stood, in the cold window’s lower right edge,

a tiny, green, shivering frog.


About the Author

Hailing from the tiny town of Seymour, Wisconsin, Scott Langteau grew up to become the single Producer involved in the creation of two of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful franchises in videogame history: Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. He has over 20 years of production experience, having worked with companies like DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Activision, Disney/Pixar, and the Jim Henson Company. Scott is the award-winning author of Sofa Boy, a grim yet fanciful cautionary tale for children about the perils of videogame addiction, The Question, a home-alone snowstorm adventure taken from the imaginative experiences of his youth in wintry Wisconsin, and his 2019 anti-bullying tale: BULLIED, a contemporary look at modern-day bullying and the impact it has on the futures of all involved. BULLIED was recently awarded the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the category of Best Mind/Body Self-Esteem book.

Contact Links

Website

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

YouTube

Instagram

Promo Link

Purchase Links

Amazon

B&N

Walmart

Shake the Moon Books

Christian Book

Indigo

Thrift Books

Book Shop

Blackwells

 


RABT Book Tours & PR