Cracking The Harmony Code

Join us for this tour from Apr 19 to May 14, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleCracking The Harmony Code: Nature’s Surprising Secrets for Getting Along While Getting Your Way
Author:  Camilla Gray-Nelson
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 190 pages
GenreLeadership, Women’s Empowerment
Publisher:  Double Dove Press
Release date:  Mar 31, 2021
Content Rating:  G. This is a book for all readers.

Book Description:

In Cracking the Harmony Code, award-winning entrepreneur and best-selling author, Camilla Gray-Nelson, reveals Mother Nature’s secret code for achieving personal and professional goals. Using “influence through instinct,” she guides you up Nature’s Harmony Pyramid to its pinnacle of success, peace and happiness.

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Meet the Author: 

Best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur with a company consistently listed in the Top 15 Women-Owned Businesses in Northern California, Camilla Gray-Nelson has a leg-up on her competition. Raised and living on a farm, Camilla credits her business success today to the lessons she learned from Mother Nature in her childhood! Combining a keen knowledge of animal behavior and her awareness of the human animal’s inner instincts, she reveals Mother Nature’s paradigm to all women who seek their own success at work, parenting and love. She shares the animal secret of Influence through Instinct, to more cleverly succeed in getting what we want in our professional as well as personal lives, while at the same time, maintaining precious Peace and Harmony. . . two seemingly endangered species in today’s chaotic world!

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook ~ instagram
Tour Schedule:
Apr 19 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 20 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 20 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / giveaway
Apr 21 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 21 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review
Apr 22  – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Apr 23 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 27 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Apr 28 – Kam’s Place – book review
Apr 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Apr 30 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
May 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
May 5 – What Polly Reads – book review
May 5 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 6 – Brittany’s Book Reviews Online – book review / giveaway
May 7 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
May 10 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 10 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
May 11 – Books Tea and Healthy Me – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 12 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
May 12 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
May 13 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
May 14 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
May 14 – Laura’s Interests – book review / giveaway
May 15 – Books for Books – book spotlight

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Guardians Of The Planet Book Tour

Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero by Clive Gifford  (Author), Jonathan Woodward (Illustrator)

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This environmentally positive book contains everything children need to become guardians of the planet. Kids can learn how to become keepers of the coasts, friends of the forests, home heroes and much more through a mix of compelling facts, creative activities and proactive tips.

Key environmental topics are clearly explained, and the easy-to-follow projects and suggestions help to put the issues in an everyday context. From reusing clothes and composting food to reducing water waste and giving wildlife a helping hand, this book will encourage children to engage with environmental problems and inspire them to take care of our wonderful planet.

The book includes an introduction by ClientEarth, an organization that uses environmental law to protect oceans, forests and other habitats, as well as all people, and a foreword by Brian Eno.

Printed using waterless ink on FSC paper.

Author Bio
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 140 books for children and adults. These include Out Of This World (Buster Books) which was shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and Cool Technology (Scholastic) which won the School Library Association Information Book Award 2013. Clive’s titles range from the serious (Robots, The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia, Planet Under Pressure: Pollution and Wow! Science) and sporty (with books on the Olympics, football, basketball and skateboarding) to the downright silly (Joy’s Annoying Toys, The Huge Rude Duke and The Curse of the Toxic Trousers).

Clive has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year, the Blue Peter Prize and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children’s Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Sir Ranulph Fiennes called his latest book on Explorers, “An inspiration to all adventurers.” whilst The Guardian declared that his Kingfisher Book Of Football, “was worth a season’s training” and the Manchester Evening News labelled it, “The classiest football book around.”

Clive’s official website can be found at

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My Review

To be Guardians of the Planet we should be guarding the health of our planet. Guardians of the Planet: How To Be an Eco-Hero is huge resource book for children and their parents. Client Earth is an organization that is partnering with the author to help preserve and improve our planet. Client Earth uses the power of the law to take pollution offenders to court. But, this book has a different purpose. Readers of this book are taught all about eco-systems and how certain things harm the planet.

Children are given easy to understand solutions to these problems. The beautifully illustrated book is filled with pictures and vivid colors. Some pages show the dangers of chemicals, waste, or destruction. Solutions are offered and children are encouraged to tell their parents about ways to be a good guardian at home. I learned some new ideas on how to improve my home and not waste items. There are simple and effective ways included in the book that every family can follow to help guard our planet.

Starting Out Blog Tour

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Starting Out

Violet thought midwifery training was tough, but now she has to step out onto the ward as a newly qualified midwife. She’s standing on the edge of her new life, but taking the leap is harder than she ever expected.

Living on her own for the first time, while best friend Zoe starts to build a future with soon-to-be-husband Luke, everything is changing for Violet.

Can Violet adapt and adjust, or will anxiety get the better of her?

“Starting Out” – the new book from the world of “Lessons of a Student Midwife”.

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Author - J.E. Rowney

Author Bio – J.E. Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, but now lives on the south coast of England. She spent ten years working as a midwife before turning in her gloves to become an author.

She is an award winning poet, and also enjoys writing short stories. In May 2020 she was the winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

“Charcoal”, her first novel, was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel on Amazon within days of release.

She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.

Ms. Rowney says: “I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write.”

You can find out more about JE Rowney on her website at, or follow @jerowneywriter on social media.

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Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog today as part of the Starting Out blog tour. 

Starting Out is a standalone novel, but it also follows on from my book series The Lessons of a Student Midwife. Life Lessons, Love Lessons and Lessons Learned, the three books in that series, follow Violet through her midwifery training from first year to her final days as a student. She’s a determined young woman, pursuing her dream, but crippling anxiety and her lack of confidence threaten to stop her from making that dream a reality. 

If you enjoy medical dramas or love watching One Born Every Minute or Call the Midwife, this is an unmissable book. 

You’ll also love it if you enjoy reading about strong female friendships, as Violet’s best friend Zoe is always there for her to give support and encouragement. It’s a real heart-warming story of determination and friendship. 

Starting Out sees Violet at the beginning of her career as a qualified midwife, making the transition from student to fully qualified, registered midwife. 

I am often asked whether the books are based on my own experiences. I did train as a midwife, and I spent three years at university going through some of the same things that Violet does. However, the books are fictional, no matter how grounded in reality they are. I haven’t included any real patients or midwives that I met along my own journey – even though there are some that will always stay in my heart and mind. 

Although it’s a while since I hung up my gloves, my midwifery days will always be a special part of my life. Writing about Violet and her story is stirring happy memories, and I hope that readers will continue to follow Violet’s progress. 

There’s something indescribably special about being with women and their families during pregnancy and birth, and it’s definitely something that readers can connect with. I like to write in a fly-on-the-wall way so that you can look in on what it is really like to be a midwife, and to experience what Violet is feeling. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a midwife, or if you are interested in the process, this is the book for you.

I do plan on writing more books which will follow the stories of Violet and her best friend Zoe, as readers have left such positive reviews about their story so far. I have to admit that I love these young women, and I can’t wait to find out more about what happens to them too!

For now though, please check out Starting Out, and join Violet as she begins her life as a qualified midwife. There’s friendship, laughter and tears, and there’s always cake!

Sir Lambalot Blog Tour

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Sir Lambalot

“Queen Floss lives in a castle grand,

The finest one across the land.

Sir Lambalot is her busiest knight,

With quests to do both day and night.”

Queen Floss is determined to rid the land of dragons, giants and trolls, so she turns to Sir Lambalot and his trusty steed Ned to help. But when the brave knight meets these fearful creatures, he discovers they aren’t quite so scary after all. Written in rhyme and full of fun, this story has an important message about kindness, tolerance and acceptance.

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Author Bio –

“I used to be a teacher who loved writing, now I’m an author who loves storytelling.”

Jude Lennon is a former Early Years teacher who now works as a Storyteller under the name Little Lamb Tales. She tells stories at Primary schools, community events, festivals and libraries. Jude is also a children’s author and is the current Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate for the North West of England.  As an official Patron of Reading, Jude works with schools to spread the message about reading and writing for pleasure.

Jude published her first book, The Dragon of Allerton Oak in 2015. Set in her local park (Calderstones) it features the real Allerton Oak which has stood there for 1000 years. Since then, Jude has gone on to publish eighteen further books.

Her books cover topics as diverse as Mindfulness for children, phonics, dragons, pirates, astronauts and books set in other countries (including two bilingual English/Spanish ones).

Jude has written two books for the Bobby Colleran Trust to support their Slow Down For Bobby road safety campaign. As part of the campaign, Jude visits Primary schools across Merseyside delivering funded assemblies to highlight the importance of Road Safety. To date she has read the books to over 150,000 children across the area.

Jude is currently working with Will Hawkes (Hal’s Books) a young man with autism. Together they have written two books featuring an autistic main character.

In October 2019, Jude launched her first book for adults – a collection of short stories called ‘A Slice of Lennon’. It was well received and she’s now working on a full length novel. Her most recent children’s book ‘That’s Our Home!’ launched in March 2020 and is all about keeping our beaches clean for future generations. Her forthcoming children’s book ‘Sir Lambalot’ is due out on April 23rd.

A proud member of Team  Author UK, Jude provides a range of courses and writing retreats including –

  • 6 Week Creative Writing Course (online at the moment)
  • Pick Up Your Pen membership club
  • Preparing for an author visit
  • Workshops at the Wrexham Carnival of Words Festival and their Writing group
  • Weekend writing retreats (not at the moment)

For more information about her books, author visits, creative writing courses and storytelling please visit

My Review

If you love rhyming children’s books with outstanding illustrations, you’ll want to read Sir Lambalot. Sir Lambalot lives in a kingdom of adorable sheep. The Queen has many knights, but there are none as good as Sir Lambalot. The queen has been keeping him very busy with quests. She sends him on quests to protect the kingdom from giants, trolls, and dragons. But as Sir Lambalot meets of these characters, he finds that they are actually just lonely and misunderstood.

He brings each one back to meet the queen and she finds them something important to do. They are very pleased to have people to talk to and have tea with.

The artwork in the book is so bright that children’s attention will stay focused on the story. The rhyming patterns will make it a great book to read at bedtime or any time.

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Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey Awareness Tour

This post is in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and HarperCollins Publishers.

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey


Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

Written by Erin Entrada Kelly

Ages 7-12 | 160 Pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books | ISBN-13: 978-0062970428

Publisher’s Synopsis: Introducing eight-year-old Marisol Rainey—an irresistible new character from Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling Erin Entrada Kelly!

Marisol Rainey’s mother was born in the Philippines. Marisol’s father works and lives part-time on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. And Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard she calls Peppina . . . but she’s way too scared to climb it. This all makes Marisol the only girl in her small Louisiana town with a mother who was born elsewhere and a father who lives elsewhere (most of the time)—the only girl who’s fearful of adventure and fun.

Will Marisol be able to salvage her summer and have fun with Jada, her best friend? Maybe. Will Marisol figure out how to get annoying Evie Smythe to leave her alone? Maybe. Will Marisol ever get to spend enough real time with her father? Maybe. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe.  

Told in short chapters with illustrations by the author on nearly every page, Maybe, Maybe Marisol Rainey is a must-have for early elementary grade readers. Erin Entrada Kelly celebrates the small but mighty Marisol, the joys of friendship, and the triumph of overcoming your fears in this stunning new novel for readers of Kevin Henkes, Meg Medina, Andrew Clements, Sara Pennypacker,  and Kate DiCamillo.


Author, Erin Entrada Kelly


New York Times–bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly was awarded the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space. She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and now lives in Delaware. She is a professor of children’s literature in the graduate fiction and publishing programs at Rosemont College, where she earned her MFA, and is on the faculty at Hamline University. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for Short Fiction and the Pushcart Prize. Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut novel, Blackbird Fly, was a Kirkus Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, an ALSC Notable Book, and an Asian/Pacific American Literature Honor Book. She is also the author of The Land of Forgotten Girls, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; You Go First, a Spring 2018 Indie Next Pick; Lalani of the Distant Sea, an Indie Next Pick; and Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey, which she also illustrated. The author’s mother was the first in her family to immigrate to the United States from the Philippines, and she now lives in Cebu.

My Review

Have you ever been afraid? Young Marisol Rainey was accused of being afraid of her own shadow. Marisol was shy and sensitive and often afraid of trying new things. She liked riding her bike but didn’t want to try swimming or climbing trees. Her backyard was home to a large tree with great limbs for climbing. But, she was afraid to climb the tree she named Peppina.

Marisol and her best friend Jada loved to play every day. They lived in a hot climate in their hometown in Louisiana. They both had a vivid imagination and played pretend very well. They gave names to everything and enjoyed speaking foreign words to be secretive. Marisol loved to sit and stare and think. She sometimes thought of all the clever answers she could give when Evie would brag about herself. When things didn’t go so well Marisol liked to surround herself with her cat and stuffed animals.

Jada was a great friend to Marisol because she accepted Marisol just the way she was. Jada told her that she could tell her anything and she wouldn’t mind. When Jada discovered a bird’s nest high up in Peppina, Marisol was upset that she was to scared to climb and see it. She went to bed and had a pity party. But, what would happen the next day? Would Marisol finally climb the tree or would she give up, as usual?

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is a delightful read designed for second and third grade readers. It shows healthy family and friend relationships. This charming book will have children wanting to read more from Marisol and her adventures with Jada and her family.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021Lisa’s Reading
Thursday, April 29, 2021Library Lady’s Kid Lit
Friday, April 30, 2021Life Is What It’s Called
Saturday, May 1, 2021Feminist Books for Kids
Sunday, May 2, 2021Barbara Ann Mojica’s Blog
Monday, May 3, 2021Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
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Enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey!

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

The giveaway begins April 26, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends May 26, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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Pennies from Heaven Spotlight Book Tour

Join us for this tour from April 26 to May 14, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitlePennies from Heaven
Author:  Koedi Nealy
CategoryChildren’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 27 pages
Genre:  children’s picture book
Publisher:  Halo Publishing International
Release date: Nov 29, 2020
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

Based on the true-life events that led Koedi Nealy to start changing lives one penny at a time at the age of seven, “Pennies from Heaven” teaches children that they are never too young to do great things for God. Koedi’s journey culminated in forming a non-profit that currently serves the homeless population in Houston, Texas, helping the most overlooked and undervalued people in the community.

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A native of Houston, Texas, Koedi Nealy is a senior at Cypress Christian School. She received her local minister’s license at the age of sixteen and is an active member of her school and community, holding leadership roles in various sports, drama, praise and worship groups, Thespian Society, and National Honor Society. She is the founder and president of Graced Ministry. She has not let dyslexia define or deter her as she advocates for others with learning differences through the NILD program.
Tour Schedule:

April 26 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
April 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
April 26 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 27 – She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 27 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
April 28 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
April 29 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
April 29 – Bookish Trisha – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 30 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight /giveaway
May 3 – Books for Books – book spotlight
May 4 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 5 – Reading is My Passion – book spotlight
May 5 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 6 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 7 –Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / giveaway
May 10 – jayme_reads – book spotlight / giveaway
May 10 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 11 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 12 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
May 12 – Laura’s Interests – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 13 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
May 14 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway

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