Friday, November 28, 2014

✔ it out ☛ BookElves Anthology: Volume 1


Stanley and I are excited to share that our friends, the BookElves, have created their very first Anthology, just in time for the holidays! 

We were lucky enough to be part of their giveaway last year, and are thrilled to support their latest project - an anthology!

About the Book

Authors: Jemima Pett, Rebecca M Douglass, Fiona Ingram, M G King, Wendy Leighton-Porter, S Smith, Ben Zackheim. 
Pages (paperback):182 pages
Readers: grade 4+, age 8 +
Publisher: Princelings Publications for Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iPad, and as a paperback with some illustrations.


Seven stories, seven situations threatening the festivities – a postbag that gets bigger, a Santa in  summer, the strange disappearance of the gifts, a petnapping gang, a snowstorm in the wilds, a kidnapped messenger, and a whole raft of celebrations that are too strange to contemplate.

Will the holidays be a disaster?  Will families be left out in the cold? Will there be tears before bedtime, or will there be happy endings all round?

Each tale weaves its own seasonal magic.  Each magician has already warmed the hearts of thousands of young readers with their stories; Max the time-travelling cat, Champ the rescue dog, Shirley Link, the schoolgirl detective, the Ninja Librarian, the Princelings of the East, and the Seed Savers.  As part of the MG BookElves group they bring you tales to enjoy during the holiday season.

Suitable for readers age 8 and upwards.
Purchase the Book
The BookElves Anthology Volume 1 is now available at the following locations as an ebook:

and coming soon at other online retailers worldwide including txtrr, Scribd!, Oyster and Flipkart.

The paperback is available on Amazon and at the Createspace estore.

If you are a member of Goodreads (signup is free and it's a great community for reviews, discussions and new ideas) you can enter the giveaway for one of two paperback copies - entries close Jan 1st.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

BookElves Anthology, Volume 1 by Jemima Pett

BookElves Anthology, Volume 1

by Jemima Pett

Giveaway ends January 01, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Abundant Thanksgiving Zazzle: Wordless Wednesday Writing Prompt ✏

On this Wordless Wednesday, we look forward to the wonder that is TurkeyTreatDay, Thanksgiving. We do have a writing prompt with a relaxed Lego below, but also a couple of other things to share. 
Our guest in this week's Word of the Week video is the kid lit superstar, Mrs. P! 
Click here to view her paw-some video. 

Neighbor Girl has created a Zazzle page for us, in her free time. She asked us to share it with you, and said that she'll be adding things as she feels motivated to do so. She won't let us visit the site - she said, "It isn't for the pets....blah...blah...blah." What is she hiding? Hmm...

Okay, back to Wordless Wednesday. 
Poem? Story? Haiku? Question? What does this picture bring to your mind? 
Join the fun by writing your thoughts in the comments below.
Happy Thanksgiving to our pals in the United States - we'll be enjoying our turkey blessings.
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We encourage you to visit them as well.
Thank you to all of the fabulous hosts!
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Katrina would like an ABUNDANT amount of treats. Word of the Week with Guest Mrs. P (11/24/2014): #KidLitWow

Mrs. P is our paw-tastic video guest, this week. Mrs. P is the award-winning free storybook website starring T.V. actress Kathy Kinney. She has a paw-riffic YouTube channel that you must check out! Thank you, Mrs. P for introducing this week's word of the week: ABUNDANT
Can you use the word ABUNDANT in a sentence? 

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