Friday, August 16, 2013

Free Skype Author Chat for 20 Readers of the Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets (EXPIRED)

Update: As of June 2015, our Author is no longer scheduling Author visits (in person or virtual) . Thanks for stopping by. 

Have you read our Book(s), The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets or The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals?  

Would you like to have a Skype chat with our young author for yourself/your family/your class? 

It is easy to do and you may have already completed everything needed to request your Skype author chat.

WE have free printables to go along with our book(s)! 

Who is our author? That would be Felicia (aka Neighbor Girl). Click here to see her on HuffPost LIve's "Tell Me Why" program with Erik of This Kid Reviews books, and Mr. Rick Riordan, best-selling author and the man behind the Percy Jackson series. She also co-hosts the Web Vlog Show "The Write Chat." View our About Us page to learn more about Felicia.

Want to learn more about our books? Check out our book page for trailers, reviews and more.

Skype Author Chat is no Longer being Offered. Thanks for stopping by!  

Step 1: If you do not already own one of our books, purchase one in your favorite format
Step 2: Read one (or both) of our books.
Step 3: If you believe our book is worth a four ("I like it.") or five star ("I love it.") rating, post your review on Amazon and send us the link to your published review in the form below. Don't worry, you only need 20 words for an official review. Tell Amazon shoppers what you liked about the book and if you would recommend it to others. Would you like more information about Amazon book reviews? This is an informative link about reviewing books on Amazon
Step 4: If you would rather not publish a review of our book, you may instead upload a picture of you (or your class; or a family member) reading our book to our Facebook page or to your favorite social media outlet. If you would rather email your picture to us, that works, too!  You can find our email address is on the right side of this page.
Step 5: Let us know you are ready for your free Skype author chat.

Please note that this is guaranteed only to the first 20 people who respond. Skype sessions may continue to be offered after the first twenty sessions, depending on author availability and interest in sessions.

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Free Printable Comprehension Cootie Catchers for The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets

Our next set of printables for our book are here: Cootie Catchers
We have two different printables that have questions about our book on the inside.

All you need to do is color, cut and follow the folding instructions. 
Neighbor Girl tested them out for us...

We do hope that you enjoy them. On another note, my Word of the Week with be back in session on Monday, August 26th with, you guessed it, printables!
This post is part of the Kid Lit Blog Hop. 

Create With Joy

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Blucy by Julia Dweck: $100 Book Blast Giveaway

About the Book

Blucy by Julia DweckTitle: Blucy
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Erika LeBarre
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Xist Publishing
Number of pages: 21 
Recommended age: 3+
Summary (Amazon): Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along. When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter, she doesn't realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality. Features full screen images and pop-up text.

Blucy Facebook Page * Blucy Pinterest Page * Goodreads


Purchase & Special Offer

Xist Publishing is pleased to offer you a special Buy One Get One FREE (BOGO) offer when you purchase Blucy by Julia Dweck. The Deal? If you purchase Blucy (e-book) through Amazon, you will receive a FREE electronic copy of Julia Dweck's newest book, Mary Had a Sleepy Sheep (released September 5, 2013). All you have to do is forward your purchase confirmation email to and Xist Publishing will send you a complimentary copy of Mary Had a Sleepy Sheep. Don't wait to take advantage of this great deal!


The Early Buzz

"Julia Dweck scores another winner Blucy! This book is beautifully illustrated, features solid rhyming verse, has a most unusual main character in Blucy the cat, and will surely be loved and appreciated by all cat-lovers! I would recommend this wonderful picture book to children who love cats and for their grown-ups who will recognize their own cat's behavior in this funny story. ." ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
"Ms Dweck and Ms Lebarre have created a delightfully humorous read that will no doubt capture the attention of every little mischief maker. The rhythm and rhyme are wonderful and flow so beautifully throughout the book. The illustrations are absolutely exquisite. I honestly wish I could purchase every one of them to put upon my toddlers walls." ~ WhenIgrowupIwannawriteakidsbook
"The illustrations are amazing and beautiful and the story pulls you in and had Dino telling Mandy and Blucy what to do and got upset when they didn’t listen to him. He was hysterical with some of Blucy’s antics and wanted to know if Balboa could do that to. Really and truly a cute book and one that Dino will keep reading, especially now that he think he’s a catosaurous." ~ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
A blue cat? I love color - lots of color and these illustrations are exactly that. The rythmic method used by Julia is perfect for all ages and the content is entertaining for all - including adults. My daughter loves mood rings so she found this book particularly interesting - what about a "mood cat". I am also a firm believer and supporter of pet adoptions - so another plus for this story...That Blucy is quite a mischievous cat. Blucy has special facts at the end of the story as well as a game for the kids to keep them thinking. I love this book as I have all of Julia's books and so do my kids. ~ The Stuff of Success
A Phenomenal Children's Classic. Children & Adults will love and cherish this beloved tale. Julia Dweck has always amazed me with her talent at writing children's books and Blucy is by far my favorite one yet. I laughed and giggled my way through the whole book and had to read it again several times for the pure joy of the story. The illustrations are fabulous and very colorful and I found myself staring at each page as I read and just loved the details in the illustrations. This is a RECOMMENDED MUST read story that adults and their children will fall in love with. This book will become the best bedtime story that children will want to hear over and over again. ~ Back Words, White Pages 

About the Author: Julia Dweck

Julia Dweck, Author Julia Dweck's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over 20 Amazon eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers in children's color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious "Kindle Daily Deal." Many of Julia's titles have earned placement on Amazon's top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom. For more information about Julia Dweck and her books, please visit her website, Jule Loves 2 Write.

Twitter * Facebook 

* Where's Blucy? *

Before we get to the $100 Book Blast Giveaway, we have a special treat for you. If you head on over to Julia Dweck's Facebook Fan Page, you will find the "Where's Blucy?" contest. Julia Dweck fans are invited to post suggestions of "blue" places Blucy could be hiding, (e.g., near Elvis' blue suede shoes). The most creative answer will win a print of the Blucy cover by the artist, Erika LeBarre.  Head on over to Julia Dweck's Facebook Fan Page to enter and...

Pssssttt... if you enter the contest before August 20th, 2013, you gain 5 entries in the $100 Book Blast Giveaway below!

Julia Dweck - Blucy

* $100 Book Blast Giveaway *

Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner's choice)
Contest runs: August 13 to September 15, 11:59 pm, 2013
Open: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: A randomly drawn winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send us an email!
* This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Julia Dweck and by Xist Publishing. *
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Create With Joy

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge

Monday, August 12, 2013

Our latest 5 Star Review courtesy of Create With Joy

Dancing Paws

Stanley and I woke up Sunday morning, to a lovely review posted of our book, The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. This exciting review is courtesy of Create with Joy. Please visit her wonderful blog to read the review and learn how you may be entered to win our book (giveaway now closed). Don't forget to tell your friends, too!

Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge