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BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: The Emerald Ring by Dorine White

THE EMERALD RING Cleopatra's Legacy #1 by Dorine White Sweetwater Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4621-1133-6 Middle Grade Fantasy Grades 3-6 Reviewed from copy provided by author for blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

Ordinary tween life turns upside down when Ancient Egypt intrudes on modern middle school life. Twelve year old Sara Guadalupe Bogus reads about adventures, but unexpectedly is drawn into one when a mystical emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra becomes stuck on her finger.

A series of burglaries spook Sara’s small Ohio hometown. Concluding that the root of all the crimes is the emerald ring, Sara realizes it’s up to her and her friends, Heidi and African exchange student Kainu, to save the town and protect Cleopatra’s legacy. Filled with magic, the ring thrusts Sara into a world filled with nightmares, allows her to shape shift into an Egyptian cat and battle assassins.


My name is Dorine White. I graduated from Brigha…


Here are the winners from my last couple of giveaways.
Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop

DeeDee Brinkman Griffin

Natasha Donohoo Rebecca Douglass Karen Palmer Arrowood
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for participating!

BLOG TOUR: The Battle for Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff

On Tour with Prism Book Tours...

The Battle for Princess Madeline
by Kirstin Pulioff
156 pages
Published May 29, 2013

The Kingdom of Soron bustled with activity as preparations for the Fall Festival began. Lively merchants, hardworking farmers, and musicians eagerly awaited this event of harvest and joy. This year’s festival was even more important, as they celebrated Princess Madeline’s betrothal to her knight champion, Daniel. 

Celebration quickly turns to disaster as Prince Paulsen returns with curious demands, either Princess Madeline will be his, or no ones. Rejection turns to obsession and battle is declared.

In a tense struggle to decide her future, Princess Madeline must choose where to put her trust… in the king’s tried and true plan, the wizard’s cryptic messages and maps, or her own sense of bravery. Follow Princess Madeline on this adventure as she battles evil in an attempt to create a future of love and magic.

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WORLD WEDNESDAY: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet

TRAVELS WITH GANNON & WYATT: BOTSWANA by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-60832-585-6 Middle Grade Adventure Grades 3-6 Reviewed from purchased copy.

When Gannon and Wyatt arrive in Botswana for an African safari, they find themselves tangled up in much more than a family vacation. After receiving word that a poacher has shot and wounded a lioness, they set off into the wild in the hopes of saving the mother and her cubs before the poacher finishes the job. While on this amazing journey, they encounter Africa’s Big Five - elephants, rhinos, cape buffalos, leopards, and lions?only to discover that the most dangerous predator in the African bush is not the king of beasts, but man himself.

In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon and Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin …

BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY: Trail of Bones by Chris Salisbury

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Ready for a new adventure? Are you a fan of fantasy, young adult, science fiction and action stories?
“No mercy, No rules - Welcome to the Trail of Bones!” Run with Purpose – battle cry of the Shade Wolves
Magnus, the runt of a litter of Shade Wolves, wants nothing more than to be a loyal, strong member of the pack. But when an ancient enemy threatens his friends and family, he faces a choice that could tear him from all he's known and loved. Born in captivity, the giant panther Kelor knows nothing but suffering and loss. He struggles to find his place in this world of terror, and he battles to protect his family without succumbing to the darkness lurking inside him.

Falling captive to the evil Warden, the two are forced to fight in the battle of the beasts known as 'The Trail of Bones'. How will Kelor and Magnus learn to work together? How will they escape a fate of despair and death? How will their choices affect their comrades? Their enemies…

FANTASTIC FRIDAY: The Chronicles of Egg #2: New Lands by Geoff Rodkey

NEW LANDS The Chronicles of Egg #2 by Geoff Rodkey Putnam Juvenile, 2013 ISBN: 9780399257865 Middle Grade Adventure/Fantasy Grades 4-8 Reviewed from ARC provided by publisher in return for an honest review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

This highly anticipated sequel to Rodkey's much-praised debut is funny, heartfelt, and action-packed. Don't miss it! 

After a narrow escape from Deadweather Island, Egg and his slightly deranged partner Guts head for the remote New Lands. They’re in search of the lost Okalu tribe, who hold the key to the mysterious treasure map that Egg can't decipher. 

But the ruthless Roger Pembroke is hard on Egg's trail, and the New Lands are full of new enemies — against which our heroes only weapons are their brains, their courage...and the two dozen swear words Guts just memorized in the local tongue. 

They're going to need help. 

But who can they trust? 

Is Kira, the beautiful and heavily armed Okalu refugee, their ally…o…


Welcome to the 16th Kid Lit Blog Hop.
The Kid Lit Blog Hop takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We have managed to create a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists, as well as parents seeking out their next great read. So, you are more than welcome to link in and take some time to make some new friends.

Before we get on with the Hop I want to make sure that you are all aware of the on-going Kid Lit Giveaway Hop, co-hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews. The Kid Lit Giveaway Hop is taking place to honor Children's Book Week (May 13 to 19, 2013). For the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop, children's book or teen literature bloggers, authors, publishers, or publicists are sharing copies of fabulous children/teen's books, gift cards, cash, or other prizes. What better way to celebrate Children's Book Week? Click on the poster to go to the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop.

Happy Hoppin…

BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY: The Circle by Cindy Cipriano

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THE CIRCLE by Cindy Cipriano Odyssey Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-922200-04-4 Middle Grade Fantasy Grades 3-6 Reviewed from ARC received from author for honest review.


Calum Ranson is sure of three things: his cousin Finley is alive, Calum will find him, and no one knows Calum and his family are Sidhe. No one until Laurel shows up at his mother's bookstore wearing a dark clan's mark. When Calum learns the details surrounding the disappearance of Laurel's brother, he suspects the evil Hobayeth clan. Calum and Laurel work together in the Realm of Man and the Otherworld to rescue her brother - revealing a connection between Calum and Laurel that may cost Finley his life.

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"The Circle is full of magic and mystery. Readers will be engrossed in faerie realms, charming characters, and a state of wonder and imagination. The Circle is for those who delight in reading fantasy and exploring mystical worlds."

Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop! Hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews & Youth Literature Reviews Today I have a fun middle grade science fiction book to spotlight. Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy.
Seventh-grader Dustin Cotter dreams of being the first human to make contact with an alien species from outer space. So when he discovers that the meteorite he watched crash-landing is really a miniature spacecraft, he’s determined to capture it.

But first a dog grabs it. A dog that happens to be owned by Randie, the cutest girl at his new school. Then it gets stolen by another kid on horseback: Max, the school comedian/magician/cowboy. Dustin finally manages to get it back, and his dream of making contact comes true when he meets Bok, the tiny alien astronaut.

However, a dangerous motorcyclist saw the crash-landing, too. He wants the spaceship and will stop at nothing until it’s in his possession. And then one dark night, the man ca…

Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop

Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop May 13th – 19th Hosted by  KidLitFrenzyMymcbooks & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer What is Children’s Book Week? Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast! For more information please visit: WHAT AM I GIVING AWAY? For this giveaway, I am offering ONE children's book of choice from the Book Depository. Here are a couple that I finished recently and can heartily recommend. Just fill out the form below.
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