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Friday, July 31, 2015

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Two lucky winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to YourNovel.com.

The Verona Trilogy by Lory Kaufman

One reader will receive the first three books in The New Millennium Girls Series and a homeschool study guide for Callie's Contest of Courage (book 3 in the series).


One reader will receive three free craft fabric markers and a free tote bag.


Do you live in Arizona? Plan on visiting? Two winners will receive one of these awesome Pogo Passes!

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One winner will receive a family four pack to the Hollywood Wax Museum.

Explorers and Homeschoolers

One lucky winner will receive a free six month subscription to Junior Explorers.

On Junior Explorers’ Mission Serengeti, your kids will travel on a virtual adventure to the Serengeti to help a Field Biologist with an urgent mission!

Prizes courtesy of HECOA

Three winners will receive an annual membership to HECOA. Each membership is valued at $79 each and include over 100 training videos from amazing speakers. It also includes our highly effective
"Homeschooling High School and Beyond" course, which is over 16 hours of training on everything a parent needs to know about homeschooling middle school to college. We are adding more webinars weekly through the summer, and will add over 60 videos to the HECOA collection in September with our 11th Annual Not Back to School Summit - a free and online live video conference which broadcasts to homeschoolers worldwide!

Prizes courtesy of Little Learning Lovies

One winner will receive a 1 year subscription to the PreK Corner at Little Learning Lovies.

One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for the Little Learning Lovies store (which has printables for PreK through about the 4th or 5th grade).

One winner will receive a Math Mammoth Light Blue Series bundle in their choice of download or CD. This is a $175 value.

will give one reader a nap mat valued at $119 (winner's choice).

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Book Review-The Remnants-Book 1-Anna Scanlon

This book is based on the premise that Germany won WWII and thank the heavens that it is fictional and they didn't win if this author's imagination is anywhere close to what would have been. Stella, who considers herself the perfect Aryan, has a lot to learn about her country and herself--even her own family. I am really afraid to say too much and give it all away. Let's just say that my mind keeps gravitating towards scenes in this book when it is not actively thinking about anything else. The ending has me craving more--I just have to know what comes next.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Germany has defeated the Allies, won WWII in Europe and cleansed the territory of undesirables. Yet the war in the Far East still wages on. Welcome to the future of Germania.

16-year-old Stella Engel has lived her entire life in a sheltered, but comfortable middle class existence within the Reich where she has made lifelong friends and fostered her love of science. For most of her childhood, she has hoped to grow up to serve the Reich as a doctor. Her high achievements have earned her a place at the annual Eugenics Competition, where only the best and brightest students in science are invited to compete, securing their future in a high ranking medical school. However, her trip is marred when her best friend Pia, and Pia's entire family, suddenly go missing. After searching for her friend to no avail, something even stranger happens: the Eugenics Competition is interrupted by the mass arrest of all of the contestants. They are now under suspicion of carrying "dirty" genes, or the genes of those the Reich has convinced the public have long been eradicated. Stella's mother helps her manage to flee from the SS temporarily, where Stella learns that nothing in the Reich is as it seems; and that includes Stella herself.

Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Anna Scanlon was born in Athens, Georgia and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently resides in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom (she has previously lived in New York City, Budapest, Grenoble and Amsterdam). She holds an MA in History from the University of Amsterdam and is pursuing a PhD in History from the University of Leicester. She lectures and teaches on the Holocaust and art and consults with schools and theater companies who are working on Holocaust related material. She has been writing since she was a little girl, keeping diaries whilst pretending she was Laura Ingalls Wilder and writing historical fiction novels about WWII and the Oregon Trail (obviously based on the video game series!). In the third grade, she wrote an "adaptation" of her favorite film "My Girl" for her class.

Anna also runs the lifestyle blog Anna in Wonderland: http://www.annainwonderland.co.uk and runs a YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/TheAnnainWonderland.

You can connect with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AnnaScanlon or Twitter @annascanlon


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Leg & Go-8 Bicycles in 1-A Look at a Brand New Product

I really wish they had something like this when I was a child--maybe if they had I would have learned to ride a bike! To this day I can't ride a bike and I have little to no balance which according to the company this amazing bike can help with.

This is what Leg & Go has to say about this brand new children's bicycle. The Kick starter campaign is almost over and now is when production of this bike will begin!

A complete innovation merging 8 children bikes into 1!

Watch this video!!

In the present, parents more and more often look for smart investments, including things for children that don't have to be replaced over and over again because they outgrow them. Leggo Bikes LLC has designed an 8-in-1 bike suitable for children ages 8 months to 6 years.

The light birch plywood frame comes with an ability to accommodate eight modifications which give additional support for learning to walk, improve the feeling of balance and enable an option for pedaling!

In addition to various versions, Leg&Go is also safe. Its unique frame design provides incredible suspension travel absorbing shock and safeguarding your child’s spine. To protection adds also the thoroughly calculated frame angles which automatically shift the shock from saddle to wheels. And children on Leg&Go will truly have control over the bike thanks to the readjustable steering limiter and bigger front wheel for more precise steering. The team also paid attention to safety when chosing parts, like belt instead of a chain, or wider, deeper polyurethane saddle.

In each set position, you can alter the seat, steering wheel and frame, which allows your child to comfortably master balance at their own pace and start pedaling with complete confidence when they are truly ready.

The bike not only has an elegant look, but it also provides safety of the environment. The eco-friendly birch plywood-frame design enables also the perfect thickness for maximum flexibility and durability.

There is nothing like this on market and in order to bring the completely new invention to reality, Leg&Go team has launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Visit their website www.leggobike.com or take a closer look at their Kickstarter project to learn more about the Leg&Go.

Words can only capture so much, but this video does an awesome job of showing how versatile the Leg&Go truly is.

When you go to their website click on the menu tab on the upper right-there is a lot of interesting information!!

You can find out even more by visiting their


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Children's Book Review-The Aventures of Bubba Jones-Jeff Alt

What a wonderful way to learn about the Great Smokey Mountain National Park as your child or you (I actually thoroughly enjoyed reading this book) time travel along with Bubba Jones and his family all of whom are known by the most peculiar names on their adventure through this countries largest park system-both present and past. Because you see this family has a BIG secret--but you will have to read the book to find out what it is!!

This book would be great for Home Schooling , regular classrooms and even to reading to the younger set-the illustrations are quite good. There is a curriculum guide, discussion questions and a bibliography at the end of this book-but it honestly reads like a story-the learning will come so easily.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Tommy "Bubba Jones" and his sister Jenny "Hug-a-Bug" learn more about the Great Smoky Mountain National Park than they ever thought they would when Papa Lewis lets them in on a family secret: The family has legendary time traveling skills! With these abilities, Bubba Jones and Hug-a-Bug travel back in time and meet the park’s founders, its earliest settlers, native Cherokee Indians, wild animals, extinct creatures, and what the park was like millions of years ago. With this time traveling ability also comes a family mystery, but the only person who can help solve the mystery is a long lost relative who lives somewhere in the park. Explore the Smokies with Bubba Jones and family in a whole new way.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Jeff Alt's adventures and advice have been featured on ESPN, Discovery Channel.com, Hallmark Channel, in the AP, Fitness RX for Men, LA Times, Women's Health, Shape, Scholastic Parent & Child, and more. Alt is a celebrated author and a talented speaker. Alt's book, A Walk for Sunshine, won the Gold in the 2009 "Book of the Year" awards sponsored by Fore Word Reviews, it took first place winner in the 2009 National Best Books Awards Sponsored by USA Book News and won a Bronze in the 2010 Living Now Book Awards. Alt's book, Get Your Kids Hiking, won the bronze in both the 2014 Living Now Book Awards and the 2013 IndieFab Award in Family and Relationships. Alt is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Alt has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter across a path of Ireland.

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Book Review-Rosemary's Gravy (A We Sisters Three Mystery Book 1)-Melissa F. Miller

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What a delightful murder mystery, one I would term a cozy as well. Yes, I use the term delightful because that is what it is! People keep either dying or getting food poisoning and all the signs point right to Rosemary--but she didn't do it! She took a job in L.A. as a personal chef and whoever did do it is making sure that all the signs point to her as the culprit. The About the Book below will give you a very good idea of what this book is about--all I can say is READ IT!! AND I am anxiously awaiting the next two books in this series!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Rosemary Field never planned on working as a private, holistic chef for a demanding vegan actress. But then, plans have a way of going out the window when a girl learns her parents have skipped town, leaving behind a half-million-dollar debt.

Rosemary makes the best of her situation, putting up with her boss's diva antics and halfheartedly fending off the advances of the impossibly sexy stepson who comes with the high-paying gig. Then someone decides to kill the miserable movie star. It's bad news for any chef when a client dies from an allergic reaction after eating your cooking. It's even worse news for Rosemary because the police are determined to charge her with murder.

To restore her reputation (and stay out of prison), Rosemary has to find the real murderer--and fast. Her short list of suspects includes a womanizing race car driver, a powerful music producer, Hollywood's hottest leading man, and, oh yeah, Felix, the dead woman's stepson--which gets a little awkward when Rosemary starts dating him.

Unfortunately, everything Rosemary thought she knew is wrong--dead wrong.

After a romantic dinner with Felix ends in food poisoning, she finds herself unattached, unemployed, and once again on the wrong side of the LAPD. She knows how to salvage an oversalted sauce, but can she salvage the disaster that is her life? And will the hunky homicide detective help her--or book her?

ROSEMARY'S GRAVY is the first book in the We Sisters Three series, the new romantic comedic mystery series from Melissa F. Miller, the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Sasha McCandless legal thriller series and the Aroostine Higgins legal thriller series.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although life and love led her to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and, ultimately, South Central Pennsylvania, she secretly still considers Pittsburgh home.

In college, she majored in English literature with concentrations in creative writing poetry and medieval literature and was STUNNED, upon graduation, to learn that there's not exactly a job market for such a degree. After working as an editor for several years, Melissa returned to school to earn a law degree. She was that annoying girl who loved class and always raised her hand. She's worked for major international law firms, clerked for a federal judge, and ultimately started a two-person law firm with her lawyer husband.

Powered by coffee, she writes her legal thrillers while pretending not to hear her three young children wreaking havoc. She has a very lazy dog and three hyperactive gerbils.

Please visit www.melissafmiller.com and sign up for her e-mail newsletter to find out when new books are published.


I think I got this book as one of Amazons freebies--all I know is I am glad I did! All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.
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