Sunday, May 29, 2016

Book Giveaway: Paws of Courage

Book Giveaway!
If you are dog lover then you will want to read these incredible stories of 
dogs being true heroes!

The only way for a chance to win this amazing National Geographic book is if you have signed up to receive the Kristi's Book Nook Newsletter. Every month I do a special giveaway just for my newsletter subscribers. Are you a subscriber? Sign up today.

Title:  Paw of Courage
Publisher:  Nancy Furstinger
ISBN:  9781426323775

Review:

When someone tells you that a dog is man’s best friend, they are absolutely telling the truth. National Geographic and Nancy Furstinger have put together photos and stories of very heroic dogs.

Opening pages introduces readers to Sergeant Stubby, a World War I hero that captured a German spy. Stubby was a Pit Bull Terrier mix. Judy, an English Painter was the first registered POW during World War II. Azza, a Belgian Malinois, was trained to sniff out explosives and warned his handler when one was near.

Dogs during World War I wore homemade gas masks and other gear. Today’s canine wear dog body armor costing up to $30,000. These doggie vests can transmit top-secret information. These doggies go on missions with U.S. Navy Seals and other elite forces.

If a dog shows focus, aggressiveness and an excellent sense of smell, he/she could become a military dog. Readers will find these stories heartwarming and enlightening. Parents and children can read together and learn so much about these very special animals who put their lives on the line for us. Fun facts and stunning photography will engage readers for years to come. Paws of Courage is bound to leave kids feeling warm and fuzzy.


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop

Bookhounds is hosting another great blog hop. Follow along for a chance to win awesomness!


For a chance to win This Is Where It Ends be sure to
follow my reviews on Amazon.


This Is Where It Ends
Marieke Nijkamp
BIBLIO: 2016, Sourcebooks Inc., Ages 12 to 18, $17.99.
REVIEWER: Kristi Bernard
FORMAT: Young Adult
ISBN:  9781492622468

Welcome to Opportunity High School. Meet Claire, a senior and member of the track team. Tomas is in the principal’s office looking for a file. Autumn’s family is falling apart since the death of her mother. Her father drinks and hits and all she wants to do is escape. Sylv has a crush on Autumn but it’s her secret. The principle has finally finished her speech welcoming students and promising hope. And then it happens the quiet hallways crack with the sound of gunshots.

In just 54 minutes these four students along with everyone else will go through a life changing experience. A fellow student, who is obviously broken, brings a gun to school and aims to shoot those he felt had wronged him.  The four lives reveal to us how this experience affects them in this short period of time and provides insight on their back stories.

Marieke Nijkamp invites readers into the tragic world of the what happens when shots are fired in a school setting. The sting of a mad man jumps from the pages and readers are either mad, sad or both. Young readers must decide on their own how they would survive such an event. This is a subject that should be shared with teachers, parents and students.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

If You Were Me And Lived In China Book Giveaway

Young readers can learn so much about living in China. This is another great read from Carol P. Roman. For a chance to win don't forget to follow, share and leave a comment.


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Title: If You Were Me and Lived in… China
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrations: Kelsea Wierenga
Publisher:  Carole P. Roman
ISBN:  9781511440844

Review:

Readers can go to China and never leave their home. China has an array of climates and two famous rivers, the Yangtze and the Yellow. Readers could visit the capital Beijing where people have lived for over three thousand years. The airport is the second busiest in the world. Money in China is called renminbi. If you visited The Great Wall of China you could be walking along it for 5500 miles.


There is plenty here on these pages for readers to learn about the culture and people of China. Colored illustrations depict the way of life and enhance the readers learning experience. The back of the book has a long pronunciation guide for clearer understanding of the language.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book Giveaway: Sonia Sotomayor

National Geographic Kids is celebrating Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor!
For a chance to win remember to share, follow and leave a comment.

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Title:  Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher:   National Geographic Kids
ISBN:  9781426322891

Review:

Sonia Sotomayor was the 11th person to be elected to the Supreme Court. She is the third woman and first Hispanic justice to serve on the court. There are nine justices on the Supreme Court. Sonia admired the Perry Mason show growing up.

Sonia grew up in the Bronx and her parents were from Puerto Rico. In the summer her family enjoyed picnics and the Yankees. She graduated from Princeton University and attended Yale. Her career took her many places and she met many interesting people including President Obama.

Kids, parents and teachers can learn so much about Sonia Sotomayor and how she became the incredible woman that she is today.


Courtesy of Media Masters Publicity

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