Join us for this tour from June 7 to June 25, 2021!
Book Title: Kip the Letter X by Kim Patrick
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: Children’s Book
Publisher: Full Cycle Publications
Release date: June 2020
Content Rating: G.
Kip the Letter X searches far and wide trying to find his purpose.
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
Book Title: Spartan and the Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi
Category: Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 95 pages
Genre: Children’s Adventure: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Full Cycle Publications
Release date: January 20, 2021
Content Rating: G.
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.
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
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:
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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