Monday, April 27, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Tale of Willaby Creek by Victoria Lindstrom

I'm excited to share the cover reveal of The Tale of Willaby Creek by Victoria Lindstrom! This is a middle grade adventure fantasy that releases in June 2015. 
About the Book:
A magical tale of amazing sacrifice...When a violent windstorm strikes an enchanted rain forest many of the woodland creatures of Willaby Creek are stranded, injured, or lost forever to the frenzied force of the tempest. Basil, a black bear full of doubt and fear, becomes the unlikely leader to head the woodland creatures' rescue. He is joined by Daphne, a spunky blue dryad; Oliver, a wise horned owl; Elbert, a noble elk; and a host of other creatures that inhabit the enchanted rain forest. Dangerous twists and turns in this animal adventure fantasy cause Basil to discover a courage, and a conviction, he never knew he had. The answers to the ancient mysteries in this magical tale emerge in an extraordinary finale under the tall timbers of the hidden hinterland.
About the Author:
VICTORIA LINDSTROM is a full-time writer, a voracious reader, and the author of the children's picture book, The Scandinavian Santa. She loves to wander through the woods, capture the beauty of Nature in photographs, and visit museums and fine art galleries. She and her husband, Michael, live near the shore of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. You may visit Victoria at:
Giveaway: One hardcover copy of The Tale of Willaby Creek (US) and an ebook of The Tale of Willaby Creek (INT) (Books will be delivered upon release, or shortly before.) Ends May 19, 2015
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks by Janice Wills Kingsbury

Title: Lexi Goes on Vacation to The Outer Banks 
Author: Janice Wills Kingsbury
Length: 22 pages
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Format: Ebook
Source: Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Reviewed by: Tymbrel
Rating: 5 Stars


 And go to the beach they did. Lexi couldn’t get enough. He chased birds and chased birds. He chased birds so much that Ms. Janice nicknamed him Bird Dog. He was having the time of his life. He had never been to a place where he could run so fast and far. He galloped like a stallion with his long mane flying in the wind. Sometimes he would wade in the ocean to cool off. Then off he would trot to chase more birds.”

About the Author

Janice Wills Kingsbury grew up in New Jersey.  She worked as a teacher and later as a School Psychologist for 18 years.  Janice also taught reading and has a love of children's literature.  Janice is also involved in animal rescue. Her children's books are written from the heart and portray her love of and knowledge about children and animals. The stories will capture children's interest and imagination.  Age 6-12, but suitable for all ages, even adults.



My favorite part is when Lexi gets an award for agility. I also like the pictures of the real dogs at the end.
My least favorite part when Lexi is lost and when we learn about Taz passing away.
lesson I learned keep your dog on a leash or have him dog whistle trained.

I love the beach, and would one day like to take my dog Magnus there. I hope he likes it as much as Lexi and the other dogs do.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Surprise at Yorktown by Marianne Hering & Nancy I. Sanders

Title: Surprise at Yorktown
Author: Marianne Hering & Nancy I. Sanders
Length: 145 pages
Series: AIO Imagination Station Books
Publisher: Focus on the Family
Release Date: October 16, 2014
Format: Paperback
Source: Tyndale
Genre: Childrens, Christian, Fiction, Historical
Reviewed by: Tymbrel


Travel two centuries back in time to the final battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, Virginia. Cousins Patrick and Beth sneak through trenches and race across battlefields to warn General George Washington about a dangerous spy. The spy is stealing his secret plans and giving them to the British. Cannons roar and the ground shakes as the struggle reaches a climax. Washington's ragtag soldiers are up against the most powerful army in the world. Will Patrick and Beth witness the American Revolution come to an end? Or will they be caught in a dangerous trap they can't escape?

My Review:

This is my first book in this series and I loved it!
My favorite part is when the boy get's sprayed by the skunk, it really made me laugh.
My least favorite part was when Beth and Patrick find out that they are on the red coats side.
The lesson I learned is that you should always look to God for help.

What Mom Says
I have been a fan of Adventures in Odyssey for years,  I love that this book opens up a discussion about not only history but about God as well. I think this series will be a fun addition to any Christian history program for a fun little historical fiction add on, Or as a jumping point for a year long history theme.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review:Journey to Jazzland by Gia Volterra de Saulnier

Title: Journey to Jazzland
Author: Gia Volterra de Saulnier
Length: 44 pages
Publisher: Flying Turtle Publishing
Release Date: July 1st 2013
Format: ebook
Source: Virtual Book Tour Cafe
Genre: Children's Book
Reviewed by: Tymbrel & Mom
Journey to Jazzland


Do you know how to get to Jazzland? 
Join Windy Flute and all her musical friends on an adventure to find that magical place!

About the Author

Born and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts and attended University of Lowell (now University of Massachusetts, Lowell). It was there that I learned to love jazz. I have been performing jazz and other kinds of music for over 20 years, throughout the New England area. I live in North Reading, Massachusetts with my husband Richard, and my son Charlie. 


Tymbrel's Review:
I think it's wonderful, my favorite part is when they meet the guitars. I like the lesson that they learned. Music isn't just in Jazzland it's in your heart. 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Review:The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf

The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf
Caldric Blackwell
Length:31 pages
Publisher: Icasm Press
Release Date:November 20th 2014
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Genre:Children's Picture Book
Reviewed by: Tymbrel and Mom

About the Author:

Caldric Blackwell realized he loved reading when he read about a bunch of people (with single-syllable names) and their pets (also with single-syllable names) in kindergarten. Exposure to a host of great authors during his college years inspired him to begin writing. He currently resides in central California, where he writes, gardens, and plays a variety of string instruments.

Description from Goodreads:

Six-year-old Byron Woodward is a werewolf who can’t howl. Determined not to embarrass himself after being chosen to lead a full-moon ceremony, he embarks on a mission to learn how to howl. He learns a lot about howling during his journey, but more importantly, he learns a valuable lesson about believing in himself.


Tymbrel's Review: I loved it, my favorite part was when he finally howled, and how he realized his fear of being made fun of stopped him from howling. I like the lesson he learned about not letting worry of what people might think hold you back. I hope you write more books like this.

Mom's Review: This was a darling book, with cute pictures and a really good message.