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You Have How Many Christmas Trees?

A Christmas Kindness
Christmas is such a magical time of year. What's your favorite part about the season? You Have How Many Christmas Trees? By C. C. Gevry   [caption id="attachment_2681" align="alignright" width="193"] A Christmas Kindness[/caption] When someone asks me what my favorite part of the Christmas season is, I easily admit spending time with my family. People are busy, and our family is no exception. So, taking time around the holidays to catch up with everyone is a wonderful thing. But what I really love most is decorating. At one point, I had as many as 10 Christmas trees here. Most of them have themes: snowmen, collectible ornaments, handmade ornaments, angels, toys, and snowflakes and icicles. Some are fiber optic. Our girls each have a tree for their bedrooms: one pink, one purple. Decorating begins the week before Thanksgiving. My goal is to have the house ready for when family arrives on

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Seven Things about The Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog and Giveaway

The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog
About The Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog [caption id="attachment_2528" align="alignright" width="198"] The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog[/caption] Peter Lubinsky doesn't even like dogs and can't understand why he asked for one for his birthday. But it turns out that this pet, whom Peter calls The Dog, can talk and do magic—and he needs Peter's help. In return, The Dog promises to teach Peter conjuring and to help him bring his father home from the Middle East, where he is deployed with the air force. Soon Peter finds himself flying through the air on a mission to rescue The Dog's master. But as Peter's magical powers grow, he finds himself filled with a dark anger. A bedroom full of dinosaur fossils, a waiter who was formerly a mouse, and an epic battle of magician's make for a thrilling read. This imaginative middle-grade fantasy is about the power of enchantment and love.

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Meg the Egg Book Blast

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Little Meg finds the outside world a bit too loud and far too scary! So, she’s going to stay inside her safe white shell, thank you very much. But then the Howl breaks into the barn and steals Mother Hen! What is she supposed to do, still holed up in that egg of hers? She can’t run and she certainly can’t fly. Well, never get between a chick and her momma, cause this little bird’s got a can-do spirit and a whole lot of courage that she didn’t know she had before!C A tale of self discovery that speaks to all children’s fears of the unknown, Ms. Borg delivers a great read-aloud resource for parents and teachers alike. With an onomatopoeic construction that gives life to the story and encourages children to participate through repetition of words, noises, and actions, MEG THE EGG is the perfect story

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Jack’s Dreams Come To Life – inspiration behind the book – by Sarah Jackson

Hi Sarah, Welcome to Paperback Writer. Sarah, you write about a dog named Jack. Did you write this based on a made up animals or was there an animal that was the inspiration for your book? Jack, my Shepherd/Akita mix, whom my book is named after, was bought in a pet store in Truckee, Lake Tahoe. And for the fourteen years that we have had him, he has always disliked the car. So, I thought up a short story where my family and I take separate cars up to house in Truckee, and Jack rides with me. In order to keep him from barking and whining during the three-hour drive, I spray him and his blanket with a calming spray. It does the trick, but as I’m driving I notice that he continues to have these very physical dreams where it looks like he is running and pawing at his

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Raindrops – Author Interview – Brian McClure

Though the uplifting rhymes and profound messages of acceptance, respect and understanding, author Brian D. McClure educates and entertains children, parents and grandparents in the adventurous journey of The Raindrop. In this story, The Raindrop experiences many emotions as it travels from feelings of uselessness to the discovery of its importance and Interdependence of all things big and small. The Raindrop like the other seven books in The Brian D. McClure Children’s book series offer universal life lessons that empower and educate the whole family. Hi Brian, Welcome to Paperback Writer Q: Will you share with us how you came up with the idea for this book? A: I was standing in the shower one morning and the words the raindrop popped into my head. I thought that was interesting since drops of water were falling on my head from the shower, so I typed those two words onto the

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Ashley’s Unforgettable Summer – author interview – Grace Reddick

Paperback Writer is pleased to welcome author Grace Reddick, author of Ashely’s Unforgettable Summer.   About the Book: Ashley was beginning to question herself. Had she made the right decision by bringing this chimpanzee home? Tina seemed to be three steps ahead of Ashley and her best friend Rylee. Tina was obviously out of control. Just how far would she go? Only time would tell. Review: Ashley’s Unforgettable Summer by Grace Reddick is an excellent children’sbook. Ashley, the main character, captures your attention with her unpredictable chimpanzee, Tina. The colorful illustrations blend in well with the story that is being told.     Precocious Ashley and her chimpanzee are faced with one intriguing dilemma after another. These “little” dilemmas become even more amusing as the story reaches its apex.The book is well written, as it shifts from chapter to chapter.   Hi Grace, Welcome to Paperback Writer  Will you share

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