A Tiger Named Lee Book Tour

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


A Tiger Named Lee by Sinead Murphy (Author), Shannon Cresham (Illustrator)


Blurb
Lee is a tiny tiger who lives with his Mum in the safety of his treetop house. There he feels safe from the dangers of the dark jungle below. But one wild stormy night, Lee and his Mum are thrown to the ground and Lee is forced to face his fears in order to help her. A Tiger named Lee tells the story of a timid little tiger who refuses to leave his tree-top perch and go down to the jungle floor for fear of what may lie there. However, he and his Mum are thrown from the tree on a stormy night and the little tiger has to overcome his fears.

Author Bio
Sinéad Murphy is an Irish author, television Director, and filmmaker. ‘A Tiger named Lee’ is Sinéad’s debut picture book, published in 2021 by Tiny Tree Children’s Books. Sinéad wrote ‘A Tiger Named Lee,’ for her young daughter to show her that it’s normal to have fears and worries and that help is always there if you ask for it.

Schedule
28th June@Snowphiethebookworm
@mum_and_me_reads
@the_sara_post
@thereadingspoonie
@c.c.c.villacorta

29th June@Ceri.welshmumof3.reads
@PixyJazz – Twitter
@what_jamie_reads
@wee_glasgow_bookworm
@meandmissmoore

30th June@queenbeesbookhive
@thickthighs_no_lies
https://lisasreading.com
@nadiasworldofbooks
@fatimabusuri

1st July@buntthebookworm
@Amy_justonemorechapter
@DeeCee334
@thebookwebb
@midnightangelbookheaven

2nd July@jay.rae.reads
@pimo89
@jolliffe03
@karlou
@succinct_reviewer

3rd July@Readingbooks_itsafamilything
@Katrina_Reads – Twitter
@all_books_great_and_small
@asreadbydanielle
@turn.up.for.the.books

4th July@checklitoutem
@twilight_reader
@vicarioush.ome
@Pages_ive_read
@beth.readsbooks

5th July@the_bookcosy
@books_and_cwtches
@Silvia_reads
@mama_bear_and_books
@Lose_yourself_in_a_book

6th July@jajaborquiline
@BunnysPause
@ginny.loves.books
@dmmaguire391 – Twitter
@bookshappythoughts

7th July@Boots_andbooks
@loretta.andbooks
@heidiandherbooks
@RosieCawkwell – Twitter
@bexbooksandstuff

My Review

A Tiger Named Lee will charm all young readers because of the adorable artwork in the book. Lee is a young tiger cub who lives in the jungle with his mother and brothers. His brothers are older and are very brave and bold. Lee, on the other hand, is small and fearful of almost everything. He loves to stay high in the tree with his mom.

He sees and hears the animals in the jungle and imagines how terrible and frightening they are. Then, something terrible happens. Lee and his mother are in trouble, but what will happen to them? Lee imagines the scary animals will frighten him.

The lovely rhyming book will be well-loved and your child will want this book read over and over.

Jukebox Tour

Jukebox
Nidhi Chanani
Published by: First Second/Macmillan
Publication date: June 22nd 2021
Genres: Middle-Grade, Mystery, Time-Travel

Grab some coins for the jukebox, and get ready for a colorful, time-traveling, musical tale about family and courage

A mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history, are Shaheen’s only clues to her father’s abrupt disappearance. She looks to her cousin, Tannaz, who seems just as perplexed, before they both turn to the jukebox which starts…glowing?

Suddenly, the girls are pulled from their era and transported to another time! Keyed to the music on the record, the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches, to landmark concerts. But can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? This time-bending magical mystery tour invites readers to take the ride of their lives for a coming-of-age adventure.

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Author Bio:

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India and raised in California. She creates illustrations that capture love in everyday moments which are often featured at Disney Parks. In 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. She’s the author of Pashmina, Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, and illustrator of I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and kid. everydayloveart.com

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Summer Camp March Book Blitz

 


Children’s Book

Published: May 2021

Publisher: Haynes Media Group



This book attempts to address some of the important issues for our children: from Covid-19 pandemic to global warming and climate change, from discrimination and bullying to welcoming and friendship, or from schooling to summer camp. All those issues can be resolved in an open-minded, creative, supportive, trusting, challenging, and fun environment like a summer camp. As someone who had a positive experience in camping with the young, I want to use a camp setting to bring the young together to resolve the important issues of their time. The camp helps foster a healthy bond of friendship that can give an individual strength to do incredible things and encouragement to overcome any life challenge. I hope this story will give the young confidence and encouragement to do the right things for themselves, people around them, and the world. We need them to make our world a better place. Happy camping, everyone!



About the Author

Rev. Peter G. Vu has served as a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan for 20 years and also a chaplain at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born in Saigon City (currently Ho Chi Minh City), Viet Nam. He was a young boy when the Viet Nam War ended. He witnessed the war and the end of it with great horror and deep appreciation for peace. He grew up with the Communist government system and endured significant hardships for more than a decade. After high school, he escaped by boat and came to the United States of America to begin his seminary training. He attended one year of high school here in the USA (Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan) to learn the language and new culture. He attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two years while staying at Christopher House Seminary. Then, the Seminary sent him to attend his last two years of college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He graduated with a double major: Mathematics and Philosophy. He then attended graduate school at the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, Illinois for five years. He graduated and was ordained with the Master’s Degree of Divinity (MDiv) and the Sacred Theology Baccalaureate (STB)


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Multi-Book Spotlight Tour: Kip the Letter X & Spartan and the Green Egg


 

Join us for this tour from June 7 to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:
Book TitleKip the Letter X by Kim Patrick
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre: Children’s Book
PublisherFull Cycle Publications
Release date:  June 2020
Content RatingG.

 

 

Book Description:

Kip the Letter X searches far and wide trying to find his purpose.

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications
Add to Goodreads

  


Meet the Author:

Kim Patrick was born in England, raised in Britain and South Africa, and now lives in the United States. She loves animals, books, films, the letter X, and much of the rest of the alphabet.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ goodreads

 


Join us for this tour from June 7 to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  Spartan and the Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi
CategoryMiddle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  95 pages
Genre: Children’s Adventure: Graphic Novel
PublisherFull Cycle Publications
Release date:  January 20, 2021
Content RatingG.

Book Description:

In Book 5, Land of The Midnight Sun, Egg, the friendly live alien spaceship, creatively uses an enchanting art gallery to reveal the young adventurers’ next destination. Spartan, Katie, Max, Tor, and Grimm find themselves in Greenland, home to some of the biggest glaciers on earth, and known as The Land of the Midnight Sun because, in summer, the sun never sets. Greenland’s vast and daunting landscape is almost completely covered with ice and snow.

With the help of some friendly Greenland sled dogs, they arrive in the charming village of Siorapaluk and befriend a young Inuit, Malik, and his family. They soon learn that Malik’s father and his group have gone missing while on an expedition. The team goes in search of them, at their own risk. Before long, they are caught up in a treacherous avalanche and trapped on a glacier that has broken off from the mainland. Hope arrives from a powerful source as they bear witness to an astonishing and beautiful miracle from the Earth’s living creatures.

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications

Meet the Author:

When her eldest son was a toddler, Nabila used to entertain him with made-up stories about a boy who traveled the world inside a live green egg that just so happened to be an alien from another planet. She turned the tales into a colorful children¹s graphic novel series, Spartan and the Green Egg, with the intention of introducing children to environmental and cultural themes around the world.

A portion of all proceeds from the Spartan and the Green Egg book series, toys and accessories is donated to The Children for Peace ONLUS. Based in Italy, this non-governmental organization helps young people worldwide who are living in challenging circumstances obtain their essential needs such as food, medical help and educational opportunities. Nabila currently lives in New York and has two sons.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest


Tour Schedule:

June 7 –
Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
June 7 – Working Mommy Journal – books spotlight / giveaway
June 8 – Wottaread – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 8 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / guest post with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – books spotlight / giveaway
June 10 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – books spotlight / giveaway
June 11 – Rajiv’s Reviews – books spotlight / giveaway
June 14 – @twilight_reader – books spotlight
June 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 16 – Stephanie Jane – books spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 17 – Pick a Good Book – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 18 – Books for Books – books spotlight
June 21 – The Bespectacled Mother – books spotlight
June 22 – Lisa’s Reading – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – books spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – I Read Kid’s Books books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / guest post with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 25 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – books spotlight
 

Enter the Giveaway: 

 

KIP THE LETTER X & SPARTAN AND THE GREEN EGG Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

What is Kip the Letter X and What do you hope to accomplish with it?

Sell a million books?! Seriously, though, Kip the Letter X was born out of a desire for children to learn at an early age to appreciate who they are. That’s huge. That’s something that many adults have trouble with.

What was it like when your first book was published?

There is nothing quite like holding your first book in your hands. It’s like a validation of the time and trouble you took to create it.

Do you plan to write another book?

I’m still waiting for the right subject to connect with me emotionally. When I feel passionately about something, then I know it’s time to write another one.

What do you think about books that are made into movies?

I’m not sure that Kip the Letter X would make a great movie, but it would definitely be a great audiobook! In general, when a book is made into a movie it’s a very delicate translation. You want to get the highlights of the book, and the overall feel, into the movie, but you are limited because movies can only be so long.

Do you read other children’s books for fun or research?

Almost never. Which now that I think about it, is probably not a good practice. I can see the value in periodically reading popular children’s books at the local library, or online. I think the reason I seldom have is because I don’t want to fall prey to inadvertently copying someone else’s style or topic just because the book seemed to sell well.

It’s Never Too Early To Teach Conservation

In my series of books, Spartan & the Green Egg, I focus on various places around the world, the culture there and in particular any ecological challenge they are facing. I do this because I believe the future of our planet and the ongoing care and protection of it must be passed along to the new generation. So often conservation and ecology are not taught until the later years in school (if at all!), but I believe like so many things, we should start to teach our children much earlier. The Spartan & the Green Egg series introduces children to such weighty topics as deforestation of the Amazon, the destruction of the reef systems around the world, and in my latest book, Land of the Midnight Sun, global warming in Greenland. The books aren’t preachy or dry like a text book, yet I believe I achieved a happy medium between entertainment and awareness of conservation hotspots around the world.

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Mia and the Hummingbird Book Review Tour

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Join us for this tour from June 14 to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  MIA AND THE HUMMINGBIRD by Nancy Carlisle
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  34 pages
GenreJuvenile fiction/social themes or animals/birds
PublisherSage Green Press
Release date:   March, 2021
Content Rating:  G. There is nothing that even comes close to PG.

Book Description:

Mia and the Hummingbird is the story of a young girl who immigrates to a new country and learns to accept a new life.She sees the hummingbird building her nest for her babies and thinks that she and the bird are similar as they learn to adapt to their new homes. Mia and the Hummingbird includes information about environmental and social reasons for immigration, the struggle to adapt to a new home and information about hummingbirds. Included is a glossary about these issues, a bibliography, and references

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Guest Post

How book writing is similar to my past profession of architecture?

Good question! I like to think about ideas—in designing a building the ideas might take the form of questions such as, what do you want your space to look and feel like, how do you want to use the space, how do you want the spaces to connect to one another, how much natural light do you want in each space, etc.   As an architect, from these questions, and data collected from interviews, I could propose options for the shape of the building. Writing a kid’s book, I start off in a similar way thinking about the book concept, and what are the key messages, how might the pages be designed, what emotions will the book evoke, what are the two or three key story points.   In both cases, I start with the big ideas. 

Coming up with the big ideas is one of the interesting parts in both processes then the detailed part begins. For a building design, it is getting the drawings completed correctly with all the details for space plus structural, pluming heating and cooling. For a book there are so many details as well, the facts and drawings need to be accurate, the words need to convey the right emotions and be age appropriate, the text and pictures must be well integrated, and the drawings need to be consistent from page to page.

 Just like a building design, a books image (the illustrations) must be well integrated with the function of the book (the story).  Both a building and book should evoke an emotion. For a house, the emotion might be cozy, monumental, or well-integrated into the natural environment.  For a children’s book, the emotion might be funny or scary or comforting. In terms of the steps in the process, both architecture and children’s books involve synthesizing a lot of data and ideas to clearly express the final product.  Both processes involve many steps and the use of specialists. For books the specialists are the editors, writers, layout designer, illustrator, sales, web designer, etc. In a way a children’s book author is like an architect because they also orchestrate a complicated process to reach the final product.

 Meet the Author:


Nancy Carlisle is an author, illustrator and retired architect and manager. She writes hopeful books for kids that interweave facts and fiction about the environment and global responsibility.

During her 38 year career, as an architect and researcher, her focus was on the environment. She led work nationally and internationally on sustainable and energy efficient buildings and communities and won awards for collaboratively designing award-winning sustainable buildings, a laboratory campus, and as part of a team to develop a program to improve the energy efficiency of laboratories in the U.S.

connect with the author: website 
 
Tour Schedule:
 
June 14 – Reading is My Passion – book review / guest post
June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 15 – Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 17 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / guest post
June 18 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 21 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 22 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 25 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
 

My Review

Mia is a girl who has moved to live with relatives in America after a tropical storm destroyed her home in the Caribbean. She loves school, but it’s challenging to learn a new langauge and culture. She is diligent and adapts to her new home and school and begins to learn more and more of the language and gains friends.

She is a climate refugee, because she had to come to the US because of natural disasters. The book is very interesting the way it shifts from Mia’s story to the story of a hummingbird. The hummingbird’s characteristics are also included in small sections on various pages, which is very interesting. This will make the book a good learning experience about birds, but also about people.

I love how the explanations of refugees vs immigrants is presented, so that young people can learn for themselves. This will help children better understand their new classmates and how to befriend them and learn from them. The artwork is charming and very colorful. There are also additional-reading resources at the end of the book, which can make the book useful for school or homeschool.

Enter the Giveaway:

MIA AND THE HUMMINGBIRD Book Tour Giveaway

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Nurse Mommy Book Tour & Giveaway


 

Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 2, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Nurse Mommy by Kristyn Boland
CategoryChildren’s Fiction (Ages 2-10),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   June, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

What does Mommy do when she leaves for work? From giving medicine to using her stethoscope, Nurse Mommy’s job is important because she helps patients get better. But what about her family back home—does Nurse Mommy really have to go to work? Nurse Mommy helps kids understand what the nurse they love is doing when they go to work at night.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ Mascot Books

 

Meet the Author:

Kristyn Boland lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Tim, her son, Owen, and their dog, Bo. She graduated from East Carolina University College of Nursing in 2014. Kristyn started her career working in Pediatric Intensive Care and later moved to Postpartum Care, where she takes care of moms and their new babies in the hospital. When she returned to work after having her son, she wanted to find a book for her husband to read to her son at bedtime explaining where she was and why she went to work at night. When she couldn’t find one, she decided to write it herself!

connect with the author: website ~ instagram
 
 
 
 
 
Tour Schedule:
 
June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 14 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 14 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 15 – I Read Kid’s Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 15 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – @booking.with.janelle – book review
June 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 24 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 25 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 28 – Reading is My Passion – book review
June 29 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 29 – @twilight_reader – book review
June 30 – Kam’s Place – book review
June 30 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 1 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 1 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
July 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway:

  

NURSE MOMMY by Kristyn Boland Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

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