Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Spontaneous Giveaway of Our Book & Baby Sock Bunny, "Morty" Ends (4/21/2014)

Neighbor Girl and Cool Mom have been having fun making mini sock bunnies for Easter, when it occurred to Neighbor Girl that this would be a fun giveaway for our book, especially since our narrator is a bunny named Morty.  Stanley and I agree (do NOT get used to that). In honor of our super narrator, Morty, and these adorable little bunnies, we will be giving away one copy of our book along with this adorable little guy. Open to anyone with a US mailing address. Enter using Rafflecopter Form, below.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh, and we'll add this to the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Check out their new image - isn't it great?

Kid Lit Blog Hop

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

Erik Weibel, author of The Adventures of Tomato and Pea, and book reviewer extraordinaire, recently tagged our author, Felicia, to join the Writing Process Blog Tour. Erik is the wonder-kid who was in HuffPost Live's Tell Me Why Program with Felicia, interviewing Mr. Rick Riordan. He is one of the coolest humans we have met. Not only is he one of the best book reviewers around, he is also a great author.

Below are Felicia's responses, and at the bottom you will find three talented authors who will be posting in the next week or so.

What am I working on? Well, most of my writing projects recently have consisted of school work (I have written 4 essays so far this year), but I am working on a possible spin-off book from my series, and the sequel to The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets in my spare time. I have to do a lot of editing before my book gets out there, though.

How does my work differ from others of its genre? My first book, The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets, differs from other books of its genre because it is an epistolary book. My second book in the series differs because of the sentence structure and the sentences length. They both differ from other works because they are written by a kid.

Why do I write what I do? I write what I do because I think almost any one can relate to animals, and also I want to write books that many  kids will like, not what grownups think kids would like. Also, I wanted to write a book whose humor almost anyone can get.

How does my writing process work? I write whenever I put myself on a deadline or when inspiration hits. I don’t write all that often, but when I do I try and make it the best I can. I will usually write for 30 minutes-2 hours at a time. I have many creative outlets that I like to do such as reading; writing scripts for my friends; print and graphic design; painting; and film production.

Who is up NEXT Week (or so)?

Kinzy (Eva Ridenhour's crazy Koala character) Eva is the creator of The Kinzy Chronicles. She is a ten-year-old author (she is about to release her FIFTH book!) and an all-around talented young lady. Be sure to check out the pawesome video series she has created entitled "Amazing Women of the 20th Century with the Kinz."
Connect with Eva(Kinzy):  Twitter Facebook Website | Kinzy's Blog
Julie Anne Grasso is the author of the fabulous Adventures of Caramel Cardamom Trilogy.  Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband Danny and their little elf Giselle. Most days she can be found sipping chai lattes, chasing a toddler, and dreaming up wonderful worlds that often involve consumption of cupcakes.
Connect with Julie:  Twitter | Facebook | Website | Blog
Jemima Pett, is the author of The Princelings of the East series, which shares the adventures of the charming guinea pigs, Fred and George. This mystery adventure series includes time travel and mysterious strangers. Read Cool Mom's review of The Princelings of the East,  Jemima also has a fantastic blog about all of her guinea pigs that keeps us entertained.
Connect with Jemima:  Twitter Facebook Website | Blog
Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Word of the Week: The sun is a RADIANT thing.

Word of the Week  for April 14, 2014

Bob and Mary made another great video for our word of the week. Thank you, friends!
You may listen to the live official WOW announcement broadcast each Monday at 7:20AM on WEEU 830AM from "The voice of Berks County and Beyond." 

Links to broadcasts may be found on the Muhlenberg School District website. Click here to go there


Are you ready for the free printables? Visit Kid Lit Printables to find these free printables:

View the RADIANT Word of the Week on YouTube.

Now tell us, how will you use the word RADIANT this week? Have you seen it used anywhere? Is your school using these words? What fun activities do you have for the word? I want to know and so do my friends - please share your creations and let us know if you are using our printables - that makes us happy!  

If you and/or your family completes an activity, we would love to see a picture of it, or hear all about it. You may do this in the comments below; on our Facebook page; on Twitter (use the hashtag #kidlitwow); pinterest; Google+ - truly, anywhere you want to tell the world with gusto!

"@StanleyNKatrina 's WordOfTheWeek post. How will u use the word RADIANT? " 
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As always, thank you for reading and sharing,

The Blogging Essentials Giveaway hosted by The Squishable Baby: Ends 4/23/14

Blogger Essentials #giveaway ARV $440 @picmonkey @inlinkz @passionfruitads @RebeccFlansburg Starts 4/13
Welcome to the Blogging Essentials Giveaway hosted by The Squishable Baby.
This giveaway is part of the Boost your Blog - Giveaway challenge (#BB100). The purpose of this giveaway is to boost another bloggers blog - whether they are a new or a seasoned blogger. The Squishable Baby is hoping that the winner will be provided with the necessary tools to either start their blogging journey on the right foot, or improve upon the blog that is already started. She has gathered a variety of exciting tools. One winner will receive:
  • 1 year subscription to PicMonkey - Create professional images and graphics
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Read the review of these two great ebooks here
#bloggers enter the Blogging Essentials #Giveaway & #win subscriptions to @picmonkeyapp @inlinkz free blog designs via @ambergalore and more  RV $440
Enter below for your chance to win this grand prize!
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The Squishable Baby, Boost Your Blog Participants, and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize distribution.

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)