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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
The Sacred Trust Between Authors and Readers
While I was sipping my morning tea a few days ago, watching the rain coming down outside, it struck me that there’s an unwritten rule that is followed by successful writers and their readers. The reader, especially if the author is unknown, trusts that the author will create a good set of characters that will be engaging and satisfying to spend large amounts of time with. This is a sacred trust that we, as writers, should keep in mind when creating work for the general public. If you are thinking of getting into writing I think it is very important to keep this in mind, because other than writing something you are passionate about, understanding who your core audience is and what they expect, is everything.
Join us for this tour from June 7to June 25, 2021!
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.
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.
Does Your Child Hate to Read?
Do you have a kid that would literally rather eat brussels sprouts rather than sit and read a book? I get it. When I was growing up we traveled a lot and most of the ‘quiet’ activities I was offered included reading books. I won’t say I hated books, but I believe if they’d had the ‘reluctant reader’ title back then, I’d have qualified. What did engage me, though, were comic books. In the day and age before Manga and graphic novels were a thing, comic books sufficed. This is one of the reasons I chose to create my children’s series, Spartan & the Green Egg, as a graphic novel series for kids 6-8 years of age. If your child detests reading, trying graphic novels may be a great way to show them the joy of reading. Showing them that books are meant to be enjoyed sets them up for later enjoyment of weightier and longer books. Maybe your child will never be an avid reader, but introducing them to something they DO want to read is a good first step toward them making their peace with the process.
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
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