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Friday, February 24, 2017

Honey Girl: the Hawaiian Monk Seal Blog Tour


The Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Blog Tour is hosted by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by author Jeanne Walker Harvey...


Honey Girl: the Hawaiian Monk Seal
Illustrated by Shennen Bersani
Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.
Ages 5-8 | Publisher: Arbordale Publishing | February 10, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1628559224
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Jeanne Walker Harvey's non-fiction picture book, Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, is a sweet and heartwarming tale about one special monk seal that will intrigue and inspire young readers. Through straight forward and child friendly text, Jeanne Walker Harvey tells Honey Girl's unforgettable story.

Combining interesting facts about monk seals with Honey Girl's harrowing and remarkable journey, and information about conservation and the world of caring for endangered species, this book not only entertains, but really educates. After hearing Honey Girl's tale, young readers will be encouraged to explore more about endangered species and conservation.

Shennen Bersani's illustrations are gorgeously bright, bursting with all the wonderful colors of Hawaii. Bersani really brings Honey Girl and her world to life!

I really enjoyed Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal and will never forget all it taught me. 



Jeanne Walker Harvey is the author of several award-winning books, including Astro: The Steller Sea Lion and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey. She’s been a language arts teacher and currently gives school tours at a local museum. Jeanne lives near the Golden Gate Bridge in California and walks by the bay every day looking for sea lions. She writes with her gray tabby cat sitting on the desk next to her.



To Celebrate The Release Of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Enter To Win A 2 Book Autographed Prize Pack From Award-Winning Author Jeanne Walker Harvey, Plus 2 Plush Animals.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
  • A copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
  • Two (2) plush toy animals
Age Range: 5-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Giveaway begins February 22, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends March 22, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Jeanne Walker Harvey.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

If You Were Me and Lived On Mars Blog Tour (interview & giveaway)


The If You Were Me and Lived On...Mars Blog Tour is stopping by today with an interview and giveaway! This tour is hosted by The Childrens Book Review and sponsored by author Carole P. Roman...


If You Were Me and Lived On...Mars
By Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Join Carole P. Roman when she blasts off to colonize the planet Mars, in the newest book of her informative series. Learn about how life would be living on the Red Planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. Look into the sky and watch Phobos and Deimos, Mars’ two moons. Discover what you would wear, and how the seasons change. See Mars through the eyes of an adventurous youngster like you and understand what life is like in a trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair traveler.

Ages 4-8 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2017 | 978-1540869722
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Q1. What three words best describe your book If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars?
Interesting, surprising, fun.

Q2. Grab a copy of If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars and answer the following:
-Favorite line(s)? If you were me and lived on Mars, you would be living there many years in the future, perhaps in the year 2054.

-Favorite illustration? The illustration of the kids playing basketball on the planet is my favorite. The net is floating.

-Favorite fact you learned about Mars while writing the book? Oh, there are so many. I loved learning about Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos, whose names mean fear and panic. I enjoyed learning about its longer orbit, the season as well as the sudden dust storms that would torment people living there. The channels were interesting too. Could they be carved by an ancient civilization or are they part of nature?

Q3. Other than Mars, what planet would you love to visit (if you could) and why?
Saturn. I love a nice ring.

Q4. Fill in the blanks:
I’m really awesome at being a grandmother.
I’m really embarrassed to admit I can’t tell my right from left, ever.
The last great children’s book I read was the Harry Potter series

Q5. If you were to create and bake a cupcake inspired by If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars, what would it look and taste like, and what would you call it?
Red velvet with orange flavored icing and a red hot on the top swirl.


Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.




Enter To Win An Autographed Copy Of If You Were Me And Lived On … Mars, By Award-Winning Author Carole P. Roman, And A Stomp Rocket: Ultra LED To Light Up The Night Sky.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A Stomp Rocket: Ultra LED set
  • A bonus autographed picture book selected from one of the 35+ books written by Carole P. Roman
Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of If You Were Me and Lived On … Mars, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A bonus autographed picture book selected from one of the 35+ books written by Carole P. Roman
Age Range: 4-8
Giveaway begins February 7, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends March 7, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

STARFALL Launch Blitz & Giveaway


Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper sendoff with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!

Praise for Starflight:

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.

STARFLIGHT (book 1)

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Book Depository (free international shipping): http://bit.ly/1OoN2WD
Indie Bound: http://bit.ly/1IIMPx7

STARFALL (book 2)

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Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2k98EvN
Indie Bound: http://bit.ly/2dhMLry

To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a Starflight duology swag pack, complete with bookmarks and two signed mini posters! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Best of luck, and happy reading!

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Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.