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Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Sea in Winter Blog Tour (giveaway)

The Sea In Winter Blog Tour is stopping by today with a giveaway. This tour is hosted by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by HarperCollins...

The Sea in Winter 

Written by Christine Day 

Publisher’s Synopsis: In this evocative and heartwarming novel for readers who loved The Thing About Jellyfish, the author of I Can Make This Promise tells the story of a Native American girl struggling to find her joy again. 

It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions. 

Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she’s dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up. 

But soon, Maisie’s anxieties and dark moods start to hurt as much as the pain in her knee. How can she keep pretending to be strong when on the inside she feels as roiling and cold as the ocean? 

Ages 8-12 | 272 Pages | Publisher: HarperCollins | ISBN-13: 9780063078222 


Christine Day is the author of The Sea in Winter and I Can Make This Promise, which was a best book of the year from Kirkus, School Library Journal, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library as well as an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book and a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book. 

You can visit her online at 

Enter for a chance to win a set of two books by Christine Day, including The Sea in Winter. 

One (1) grand prize winner receives: 

  • A hardcover copy of The Sea in Winter by Christine Day 

  • A hardcover copy of I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day 

Four (4) winners receive: 

  • A hardcover copy of The Sea in Winter by Christine Day 

The giveaway begins January 5, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 5, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT. 


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Thursday, January 7, 2021

I Miss You Most Blog Tour (review and giveaway)

I'm thrilled to have the I Miss You Most Tour stopping by today! This tour is sponsored by Cassie Hoyt and hosted by The Children's Book Review...

I Miss You Most 

Written by Cassie Hoyt 

Illustrated by Stefanie St. Denis 

Publisher’s Synopsis: Love knows no distance. I Miss You Most helps children through the heartache of distance by showing them how to hold their loved ones near. Whether exploring the seas as pirates or twirling like ballerinas, imagination can bridge even the greatest distance. Because time with those you love is the most magical thing of all! 

Ages 3 and up | 28 Pages | Publisher: Tellwell Talent | ISBN-13: 978-0228836070 


This last year, when we’ve had to quarantine in our homes and stay away from schools, work, family, and friends, we’ve discovered that distance can be really hard...especially on children. In I Miss You Most, author Cassie Hoyt explores the heartache of being away from the people we love and shows young readers how our imaginations can be the brightest and most fun tool to help when we miss people. 


Through catchy and emotive rhymes, Cassie Holt takes readers on an imaginative and heartfelt dance through the ways we miss people and how we can make it a little easier by remembering all the fun, meaningful things we did, can do, and will do when we are together again. Little readers will delight in the all the various and wildly fun activities the characters in the story do—from the comforting (cuddling, dancing together, and swimming) to the creatively exciting (pretending to be pirates, dino exlporers, and more).  


Illustrator, Stefanie St. Denis’ digital illustrations joyfully capture the emotions and fun of Holt’s rhymes. Each brightly colored page is full of diverse and expressive characters in captivating settings-- from a trip the land of dinosaurs, a jaunt on Mars, aboard a pirate ship, and more!  


With its heartfelt and comforting message, I Miss You Most is a timely and relevant picture book that will help ease the fears and anxieties of children, while encouraging and inspiring their imaginations!  




Cassie Hoyt is a children’s author and perfusionist. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Inspiration for her books typically comes from her silly boys or fond memories of her childhood. Learn more about Cassie’s upcoming works at 

Discover lots of fun I Miss You Most activities at 

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Cassie Hoyt’s I Miss You Most and a $100 Barnes and Noble e-gift card! 

One (1) grand prize winner receives: 

  • A hardcover copy of I Miss You Most, autographed by Cassie Hoyt 

  • A $100 Barnes and Noble e-gift card 

Two (2) winners receive: 

  • A hardcover copy of I Miss You Most, autographed by Cassie Hoyt 

The giveaway begins January 7, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 7, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT. 

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