Review and Giveaway: Ninja and Bunny’s Great Adventure by Kara S. Tyler

Ninja and Bunny

I love featuring fantasy and adventure picture books here on the blog. I am always amazed by the gorgeous illustrations. Today I have here Ninja and Bunny’s Great Adventure by Kara S. Tyler, with illustrations by Sarah Pacetti. It’s a pretty cool book about two sisters and their adventure in Fairyland!

Read on to know more about the book and check out my review. Don’t forget to join the tour giveaway for a chance to win great prizes!

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16 Children’s Books Characters In Court [Infographic]

Who were your favorite children’s book villains?

Here’s a nifty infographic that explores what would happen if literary villains were tried in the real world. I’ve to admit, I’m not familiar with some of these guys, but it’s interesting to see them here.

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Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. This infographic was created for LoveReading.co.uk.

Blog Tour: Review of Silent Words (An illustrated children’s book)

Welcome to Novel Publicity‘s Review Only Tour for Silent Words by Chantal Fournier (Author) and Nicolas Lajeunesse (Illustrator). Read the reviews and win some great prizes for following along as we introduce you to Zelda and her world of words.

TourCoverAbout the book

Zelda loves to talk. She always asks a million questions and her head is full of words like apple, bunny, cartwheel and dwizzledoodle. But when a sudden storm turns Zelda’s world upside down, all her words go silent. Zelda must embark on a quest across mountains, forests and oceans to find her parents—and her voice.

This moving tale about loss and hope will tug at your heartstrings. Author Chantal Fournier’s poetic storytelling style and illustrator Nicolas Lajeunesse’s evocative artwork combine to create a poignant story in which a child discovers comfort in the power of words.

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Review of Alexander Drake’s Extraordinary Pursuit and The Return of General Drake by Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows

Alexander Drake new coverYay, I was finally able to write quick reviews for the first two books of the children’s fantasy and adventure series by author Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows! Check out my thoughts on the books and enter the blog tour giveaway at the end of this post. :)

Alexander Drake’s Extraordinary Pursuit 

Meet Alexander Drake, a curious young man living in a drab, oversized mansion with his secretive father. He spent his days playing alone. In the back of his mind he wondered what happened to his mother, and why his father was tight-lipped about the past; but secrets have a way of getting out.It all started with a stay at his grandmother’s cottage. Alexander found strange clues tucked away in his father’s old bedroom. With a mysterious key and several maps in his pack he set off on an innocent search for answers about his family.When he discovered a secret passageway the search took a dramatic turn. He suddenly worried about what was searching for him. Alexander was being hunted by a sorcerer from his father’s past. Answers lead to more questions and the journey of his life.Join Alexander for a thrilling adventure in Azra’s Pith, a place of beauty and magic… but beware—something evil lurks in the shadows.

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Book Blast and $50 Giveaway: Alexander Drake by Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows

Woot, giveaway! I’ll be posting a review of the books next month, but in the meantime check out what they’re about and enter the giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash, aight? :)

Alexander Drake new cover

Alexander Drake’s Extraordinary Pursuit 

Meet Alexander Drake, a curious young man living in a drab, oversized mansion with his secretive father. He spent his days playing alone. In the back of his mind he wondered what happened to his mother, and why his father was tight-lipped about the past; but secrets have a way of getting out.

It all started with a stay at his grandmother’s cottage. Alexander found strange clues tucked away in his father’s old bedroom. With a mysterious key and several maps in his pack he set off on an innocent search for answers about his family. 

When he discovered a secret passageway the search took a dramatic turn. He suddenly worried about what was searching for him. Alexander was being hunted by a sorcerer from his father’s past. Answers lead to more questions and the journey of his life.

Join Alexander for a thrilling adventure in Azra’s Pith, a place of beauty and magic… but beware—something evil lurks in the shadows. — Amazon

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The Return of General Drake 

When Alexander arrived in Verhonia, something went terribly wrong. A dark spell delivered from the mountains of Acadia sent him on a dangerous journey in the middle of the night. As he marched into the mountains, the great city of Verhonia was ambushed and burned to the ground by Roman’s army of vicious giant murks.

With the safety of the realm in jeopardy, General John William Drake was asked to come back to Azra’s Pith. He swore he would never return. But after discovering his son was under a spell and in the grips of a dark sorcerer, he had no choice.

Things take a wild turn in the mountains, with runaways, a hungry wolf and a mysterious, young empyrean wizard thrown into the adventure. A tight race against time and evil is in full swing. With faith and a little magic, they just might come out on top. — Publisher

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lizzieAuthor Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows 

Being the frizzy-haired tomboy with buck teeth gave me a slight case of shyness as a kid. A colorful imagination meant escape and adventure at the drop of a hat. Over the years I learned that the insecurities I carried around were a waste of time. I still prefer a football game to a manicure any day of the week. That indispensable imagination has found its way into my writing providing a sense of joy and a true purpose.  

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Spotlight: Impeccable Petunia by Katie Christine

Here’s one for the young ones and grownups alike. Will be posting a review soon. In the meantime, check out this adorable kids’ book, Impeccable Petunia by author Katie Christine.

About the book

Follow Petunia, the backyard hen, through a hazardous world as she discovers hidden talents, a mischievous cat named Macy and encounters all things feathered and furious.

Reviews:

“Impeccable Petunia is classified as being for middle school/young adult age children but I will say that as a 36 year old I found it to be a delightful book…It is a story that all children will relate to at some point in their lives but especially girls.” —Rita Reviews

“A beautiful book, one for all the family!…This is not just a story about farmyard animals, this is a story about courage, trust, mistrust, bullies, love, friendship, comedy…I can not wait to read these books to my children they will love them!” — Becky Sherriff (The Kindle Book Review)


Read an excerpt

Petunia held her breath as Melaina disappeared through the door of the coop. She peered into the doorway. Rows of slumbering hens stood on their perches, sound asleep.

She knew she couldn’t keep doing this, but she couldn’t help herself. The week Petunia had spent with Silkie filled her heart with joy like nothing else did. Not even her garden could compare. She learned something new daily and couldn’t wait for what would come next.

Taken with Silkie’s kind, thoughtful nature, Petunia pined for her friend when they were apart. In a short time, Petunia had bonded with Silkie in a way she’d never done with any other creature, especially the other hens. While Petunia loved her brood, this experience had further highlighted for her their narrow and fearful views of the world.

She knew that not all her sisters felt this way, but the ones who did left her uneasy. Chickens can be wonderful, lovely, warm creatures, but they can also react savagely under the right circumstances. Indeed, if even one hen convinces the others of her suspicions, punishment is often swift and vicious.

Yet, Petunia saw that many of the other hens remained intrigued by her adventures. They had reservations about her relationship with a human, but curiosity trumped their resistance, at least for now.

About the author:


From a young age Katie’s parents instilled in her a love of animals and art. She has many fond childhood memories of long summer afternoons spent curled up in a quiet corner of the local library. She lives in beautiful Seattle, Washington with her husband/illustrator Jonathan Edward, their Super-Sheltie, Niles and cats, Frankenstein and Penelope.

Katie Christine holds degrees from UCLA and USC, enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and discovering new music.

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