Thursday, 25 November 2021

Adam Wallace's Merry Christmas Eve Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway


Enter for a chance to win a copy of Merry Christmas, Eve!

(3) Three winners receive:

A copy of Merry Christmas, Eve!

The giveaway ends December 16, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Merry Christmas, Eve! Giveaway


Merry Christmas, Eve!

Written by Adam Wallace

Illustrated by Lena Bardy

Ages 4+ | 36 Pages

Publisher: Krueger Wallace Press & Riven Rock Projects | ISBN-13: 9780648973737

“The day before Christmas is a very special day,

That never had its own name.

But that all changed when one special elf,

Rose to glory and fame.

Eve was an elf with such get up and go,

She worked hard and loved to play.

But the Head Elf ran Christmas with an iron fist,

And this was what he had to say…”




Adam Wallace has written stories about elves before (How to Catch an Elf), but Eve is by far his favorite elf!

Adam also has a mother who still makes him write a letter to Santa every year, and puts a stocking at the end of his bed … he doesn’t mind!

With over 82 books published, Adam believes Eve can outshine them all!

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Would it even be a perfect Christmas without some Elf Magick!?
It takes a Village, a Village of Elves, those Magickal little Christmas Fae who adorn our candy coated sugar plum dreams lifting our Holiday Spirit to heights unknown. Starting of course with one; Eve, as Adam Wallace believes. 
Eve, a cute uplifting, go getter Elf with a moral or two thrown in. 
Illustrations that leap off the page with the essence of those old time, we know all to well Christmas's of yester year. 
A dash of the old with nuance of today makes this an instant cute kiddo classic. 
A delightful addition to add to any Holiday tradition, or create a new one. 
This was our first introduction to this author, and now we can not wait to read more of his works.   


Per FTC guidelines, I disclose  partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Krueger Wallace Press & Riven Rock Projects

The Friendly Bookshelf Tour and Giveaway



Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Friendly Bookshelf!

(7) Seven winners receive:

  • A copy of The Friendly Bookshelf

  • A copy of The Friendly Bookshelf donated to a library of your choice

The giveaway ends December 16, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

The Friendly Bookshelf Giveaway


The Friendly Bookshelf
Written by Caroline and Katherine Brickley

Illustrated by Daniela PĂ©rez-Duarte

Ages 3+ | 32 Pages

Publisher: Blossom Children’s Media Group | ISBN-13: 9780997782714

Publisher’s Synopsis: Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search of a story about someone like him . . .

Once upon a time, in a library like any other, there lived a little bookshelf named Bibli who carried a BIG question on his shelves: “Could there be a story somewhere about a bookshelf like me?” Bibli is told that bookshelves are supposed to hold stories, not have ones of their own. But everything changes when he meets Cassie, a girl longing for a friend just as much as Bibli longs for a story to relate to. Bibli learns that with kindness, confidence, empathy, and friendship, even your biggest dreams can come true—and that everyone has an important story worth sharing.

The Friendly Bookshelf is a social-emotional learning (SEL) research-based book and the first-ever picture book about a bookshelf. Written to build self-confidence and self-esteem as well as encourage inclusivity, Bibli’s story empowers children to be brave, be a friend, and always be your-shelf! Readers will be inspired to go beyond the final page of the book and share their own stories, as well as be the pioneers of a kinder, more inclusive world where everybody (and every bookshelf!) belongs.




Caroline and Katherine Brickley are twin sisters and the award-winning authors of The Blossom Shoppe and The Friendly Bookshelf. Inspired by their mother, who made up stories for them each night, the sisters spent their childhood coming up with stories of their own and bringing them to life. As they grew, so did their passion for storytelling, and in 2017 the sisters made it their full-time job by founding Blossom Children’s Media Group (Blossom) from their shared college dorm room.

Now a multi-award-winning company known for excellence in children’s literature and family content, Blossom continues to bring children, families, and educators from around the world together through wholesome stories and inclusive community experiences. In their free time, Caroline and Katherine love to swim, travel, and spend time with friends and family, including their goldendoodle, Sugar, who served as the inspiration for the library dog featured in The Friendly Bookshelf.

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All About Me Collage

Everything in our life separates us from each other and makes us special. Showcase who you are in a collage. Draw, cut and paste, or add photos to create your own special you. 

More ideas to try instead of or in addition to your all About Me Collage:

Mini Story In My Life Collage
What Makes Me A Great Friend Collage


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Friday, 5 November 2021

This Is Clare Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway with a Beyond the Book Activity



Enter for a chance to win a copy of This Is Clare, along with a virtual Questions and Answers session with the author!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A copy of This Is Clare

A virtual Questions and Answers session with the author via Skype

Nine (9) winners receive:

A copy of This Is Clare

The giveaway ends December 2, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

This Is Clare Giveaway


This Is Clare

Written by Lindy Nelson

Illustrated by Ingrid Lefebvre

Ages 4+ | 38 Pages

Publisher: Mascot Kids | ISBN-13: 978-1643073606

Publisher’s Synopsis: Come follow a lady and her hound.

New adventures with new friends will abound.

Learn some English and verse with Lindy and Clare.

We’re in China; we hope to see you there!




Lindy Nelson is an American who has spent most of her adult life teaching English in China after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She enjoys arts and crafts, funny memes, eating candy, and of course, spending time with her greyhound, Clarence.


My Pets Favorite Things Keepsake Collar. 

So grab some paper out of the recycle bin, some markers and glue and make a keepsake of/for your pet. 
Our kitties name is Freya and she loves catnip, balls of yarn, squishie food (which is just canned food), and she loves being brushed; for hours.
Cut out a strip to represent the collar and then cut out or draw your pets favorite things around it and glue it together. 
If you do not have a pet that is okay, you could create a My Favorite Things Necklace  in much the same manner.


Per FTC guidelines, I disclose  partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Lindy Nelson.