Many of you may have noticed the review of Bella Saves the Beach appeared on April 29th not May 2nd. Well, that would be my fault. I am in such a hurry to get rid of the cold weather, that at the first available chance, I rushed ahead two days. My brain told me April 29th was May 2nd and I posted the tour book review. I apologize to Nancy Stewart (author), Samantha Bell (illustrator), Guardian Angel Publishing, and Cheryl C. Malandrinos (publicity @ www.pumpupyourbook.com).
Bella Saves the Beach Book Blog Tour
Thursday, May 2nd REVIEW IS HERE! PLEASE CLICK!
Book review at Kid Lit Reviews
Friday, May 3rd
Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, May 6th
Interview at Tribute Books Reviews and Giveaways
Tuesday, May 7th
Book reviewed at The Picture Book Review
Wednesday, May 8th
Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
Thursday, May 9th
Book review at It’s About Time Mamaw
Friday, May 10th
Book review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Monday, May 13th
Book review at 4 the Love of Books
Tuesday, May 14th
Book spotlight at Review from Here
Book review at The Jenny Revolution
Wednesday, May 15th
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, May 16th
Book review at Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Reviews
Friday, May 17th
Book spotlight at I’m A Reader, Not A Writer
I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award
The WordPress Family Award is reserved for folks in Cyberspace who are unceasingly kind, sympathetic, encouraging, and open to laughter—and who keep each other going by sharing, commenting, and making personal connections even though they may actually be virtual strangers.
Kind, Sympathetic, Encouraging, Laughter, Sharing, Commenting, and Connecting. Boy, those are a lot of nice things, don’t you think? I am honored Bette Stevens,(http://4writersandreaders.com/), actually thought I deserved this award.
THANK YOU BETTE!
- Display the award logo on your blog.√
- Link back to the person who nominated you.√
- Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.√
- Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.√
my nominees are, in no particular order:
This Kid Reviews Books http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com/ — Erik was one of the first to comment on my reviews and continues to this day. He is also one of the best reviewers of children’s books.
All About Children’s Books http://www.dianemaerobinson.com/ — Diane began commenting and encourtaging me at the start of year 2. Now my best virtual friend, and just a few hours older, Diane thinks I can, no, she expects, me to write a novel. Diane posts easy explanations to some tough grammar and punctuation rules, which I now understand! Plus, she has imagined the best dragon to wander through a book.
Mother Daughter Book Reviews http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com/ — Renee has been instrumental in expanding my virtual world with her Kid Lit Blog Hops, of which I hostess. She is also compassionate and merciful, and sends my mail to spam!
Reading with Rhythm http://readingwithrhythm.wordpress.com/ — Rhythm is a faithful friend. He trots over to Kid Lit and reads nearly every review and post. For a dog, he reads at an extremely high level, often to children at libraries and hospitals. His human is just as sweet and kindly posts for Rhythm. He may be able to read but writing, especially on a computer, is a bone he has yet to chew.
Susanna Leonard Hill http://susannahill.blogspot.com/ — Susanna produces a wonderful site full of writing prompts and contests. She keeps me sharp, teaches things I need to know, and doesn’t complain when I am too busy to join an activity. Erik shines during most contests with superb entries.
Cupcake Speaks http://cupcakepetrillo.wordpress.com/ — Cupcake is another canine friend. Ever since I got involved with a dog rescue I have been hounded by these dogs . . . and I love it, appreciate every comment, and would never release the leash and say, “GO!” Cupcake’s mom, Genevieve, posts for him and often adds a nice comment. The two rarely miss a review or post. In this virtual world, these types of friends should never be cast aside.
When I Grow Up I Wanna Write a Kids Book http://www.whenigrowupiwannawriteakidsbook.blogspot.com.au/ — Julie has not grown up yet, but wait, you did write a kid’s book, so you are grown up. Phew! What a relief. In this crazy world, too many kids–and dogs– can get an adult in , wait again, I am not an adult, so this is not a problem. Julie’s humor and mellow down-under character is inspiring.
Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) http://taralazar.com/ — Tara’s Picture Book Month is one of the best monthly activities on the Internet for kid lit writers. I enjoy her guests, which are phenomenal, and I reap almost 30 days of ideas these guests inspire. Tara also has a take-no-prisoners attitude and often says what others are thinking. Bravo!
Over the Hedge http://overthehedgeblog.wordpress.com/ — Over the Hedge is Michael Fry’s hilarious comic strip that, he claims, resides in a few hundred newspapers around the world. He means real newspapers, that crunch when you touch them and are retrieved by dogs like my friends Rhythm and Cupcake (though he may be too small). I laugh opening the emails I get from Hammy, RJ, and Verne. I saw a movie with these three in it. I wonder if they have been kidnapped from their real Hollywood lives and made to live a virtual existence? Well, I guess that’s good for my email, and my funny bone.
AND . . .
4 Writers and Readers http://4writersandreaders.com/ — I cannot, in good conscience, make a list of those who have inspired, encouraged, commented, connected, sympathized, and showed kindness without naming Bette to that list. Bette has re-blogged more of my reviews than anyone, consistently comments, encourages, inspires, and connects in a way only a faithful reader can. I know it is redundant, and a pain for Bette, to nominate the one who nominated you, but I would be an ogre, a witch, a grumpy gump if I did not re-blog her nomination. Thanks Bette!
A final word: I love all my readers, even the ones I’ll never meet. Keep on reading and commenting, writing and posting, drawing and sharing. Till tomorrow!
Kid Lit Blog Hop 15
Welcome to the 15th Kid Lit Blog Hop. The Kid Lit Blog Hop takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We have managed to create a dynamic and engaged community of children’s books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists, as well as parents seeking out their next great read. So, you are more than welcome to link in and take some time to make some new friends. To join in CLICK HERE for the linky.
I want to take this opportunity to welcome a new permanent hostess on the Hop: Cheryl Carpinello. Cheryl is the author of Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend and The King’s Ransom (The Young Knights of the Round Table) — REVIEW — and she also blogs over at Carpinello’s Writing Pages. Big, big welcome to you Cheryl! 🙂
Before we get on with the Hop I do want to remind you that the sign-ups for the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop, co-hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviewsand Youth Literature Reviews is NOW OPEN but they will close May 10th. The Kid Lit Giveaway Hop is taking place to honor Children’s Book Week (May 13 to 19, 2013). Children’s book or teen literature bloggers, authors, publishers, or publicists looking to share copies of a great book are welcome to join in. Each host will giveaway a fabulous children’s, middle grade, or teen’s books; or gift cards, cash, and other prizes — you can only guess what they might be.
If you want to join in as a host, hurry the links will be closing soon (May 10th). Have a wonderful Children’s Book Week, May 13 to 19, 2013).
To join the Kid Lit Blog Hop 15 CLICK HERE, NOW!
Kid Lit Reviews is hosting two giveaways. Stay tuned!
- review – Britt and Bella Beach Series, Book 3: Bella Saves the Beach by Nancy Stewart (kid-lit-reviews.com)