Saturday, April 30, 2016

Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Book Giveaway!!
Birthdays are great fun, especially where gifts are concerned. But, what happens when your birthday is repeated over and over again?

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11 Birthdays
Wendy Mass
BIBLIO: 2009, Scholastic, Ages 7 to 12, $6.99.
REVIEWER: Kristi Bernard
FORMAT: Middle Grade
ISBN:  9780545052405

In the small town of Willow Falls anything can happen, especially if you are Amanda Ellery and Leo Fitzpatrick. Amanda and Leo have been linked since birth. When they were born a mysterious woman told their parents that they would grow up to be best friends and that they should always celebrate their birthdays together. Unfortunately for the two friends, on their tenth birthday they had a falling out and didn’t speak to each other for over a year. When their eleventh birthday had finally arrived the day proved disastrous. A curse had revealed itself and they were destined to repeat their birthday over and over. Can these two put their anger aside and figure out how to break the curse or will they relive their birthday over and over again?

Author Wendy Mass has created a story that is fun and witty. Young readers will laugh out loud as they read along and wait for the story to unfold. Parents, librarians and teachers will approve of this clean and fun read for kids.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book Giveaway: Mindfulness For Kids

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Do you kids know how to listen to their bodies? When their tummies growl it means they are hungry. When they have a headache they may feel a throbbing sensation at their temples. Teaching children to stop, breathe and listen is the start of mindfulness.

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Title: Mindfulness for Kids
Author: Tracy Bryan
Photography: Shutterstock
Publisher:  Tracy Bryan


Getting your kids to think about what their bodies are telling them could be a little tricky. But, if you ask just the right question it could be easier than you think.

Author Tracy Bryan has created a wonderful guide to help parents teach kids how to become mindful of their bodies. Adorable photos of a diverse group of children can be found throughout the pages. Questions such as “How does your body tell you it’s hungry?” Parents can engage children in conversations that will help them pinpoint a stomach growl or gurgle sound their tummies make when they are hungry.

Bryan suggest kids can stop, breathe and listen to their bodies. She refers to this as mindfulness. This guide is a great way to introduce children to their bodies, how to think about what their feeling in a clear and positive way. The back pages have a host of other resources that can introduce families to mindfulness.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Missouri Writers Guild Conference

If you are a writer looking to improve your work the Missouri Writers Guild his having a conference featuring well known authors who are willing to help you hone in on your craft. Click on the links below to sign up and learn more. Starting today bring a friend and get your way in for half price!

2016 Conference

Missouri Writers’ Guild
101st Annual Conference
April 29 – May 1, 2016
Hilton Hotel at the Kansas City Airport
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Book Giveaway: Girl Last Seen

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This fun teen whodunit will get readers flipping the pages to see who did it!

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Title: Girl Last Seen
Author: Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN:  9780807581407


Kadence Mulligan and Lauren DeSanto were a musical hit on YouTube. They’ve been best friends since they were little girls. Kadence was the performer of the group while Lauren’s talents were more in the writing of the music. Unfortunately for Lauren, a throat infection caused her to lose her voice and she could no longer be a part of the duo. Since Kadence was used to being in the limelight she made her move and went solo. After a successful coffee shop performance, it’s discovered that Kadence was missing. With the riffs that developed between the girls after their musical breakup and a few arguments regarding an old boyfriend, Lauren became the number one suspect. As the rumors spread and the police get involved the list of suspects grew. Will Lauren be able to clear her name and figure out what happened to Kadence?

Authors Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown have created an interesting whodunit read for teenagers. With social media influences and interesting characters’ readers with either love or hate this is a read that will keep them turning the pages to see what unfolds. 


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