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Quote of the week by Mark Twain – Your Opinion Counts and Goodreads Group!

18 Mar

Today’s quote was sent to me by Jo Marshall, author of the Twig Stories. Please check out her Goodreads author profile  HERE and her website HERE. I am actually reading the first book in the Twig Stories right now (and think it is really good – check back for my review)! I think this quote is a really great one!

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” Mark Twain

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

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Your opinion counts! Mr. Behera said he liked all the feedback about his book “Vikram and the Enchanted Seals” and said that other people thought the other cover was a little scary too. SO I am presenting to you the AWESOME re-designed cover of Vikram and the Enchanted Seals!

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Finally, I want to tell you about the Goodreads group I belong to. It’s called Parents of Tweens (9-12) – you can find it HERE. I guess it is a bit weird I belong to that group because I’m not a parent, but I am a tween! It is a great group! Timothy Davis author of the exciting kids adventure series The Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe (see my review of book 1 “Sea Cutter” HERE). Please check out the group and join in on some of the book discussions we are having!

Quote of the Week – Joseph Brodsky and Contest! OOGA!

11 Mar

This week’s quote was sent to me by Michelle Isenhoff, author of the great children’s historical fiction novels  ”The Color of Freedom,” “The Candle Star,” “Broken Ladders,” and her new  fantasy fiction book”The Quill Pen.” It is by Joseph Brodsky. He was a Russian poet and was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature.

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

To read more about Mrs. Isenhoff’s books, visit her site HERE.

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Image  Tara Lazar is having a contest on her blog Writing for Kids (While Raising Them). Click HERE to go to it. The is a give-away for Tammi Sauer’s new book “Me Want Pet!” The rules are simple -

Cave Boy sad. He want pet. You draw pet. Ooga. You send pet. Ms. Lazar pick pet. You win book!

I draw Cave Boy and pet. Send to Ms. Lazar. Here picture -

Little Sister draw pet too. Look her blog HERE .

Quote of the week – C.S. Lewis

4 Mar

This week’s quote was sent to me by Cindy Pierce A.K.A. cookiejarprincess. To visit Ms. Pierce’s blog Bookworms Read More Books, click HERE.

I really like the quote! The quote is from C.S. Lewis, the author of the fantastic Narnia series!!!

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

― C.S. Lewis

To learn more about Mr. Lewis and his awesome books, please visit his official website HERE or the C.S. Lewis Foundation HERE.

To visit Ms. Pierce’s blog Bookworms Read More Books, click HERE.

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

Quote of the Week – George Martin and the winner of “The Candle Star”!

26 Feb

This week’s quote was sent to me by “horsegrl13″ A.K.A. Calista. Thanks Calista, it’s a great quote! The quote is from George R. R. Martin, an American Author and Screenwriter.

 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

To learn more about Mr. Martin and his best selling books, please visit his website HERE.

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

Now for the moment you have all been waiting for !!

The winner of the copy of “The Candle Star” author Michelle Isenhoff has so GENROUSLY given me to give away (see my review AND author interview HERE) IS …..

PATRICIA TILTON!!!!

YAY! I will be contacting you so I can get an address to mail the book out!

For more information on Mrs. Isenhoff and her books please visit her blog HERE.

Quote of the – Week Maya Angelou

19 Feb

This week’s quote was sent to me by children’s book author Darlene Foster.  Ms. Foster has written the “Amanda in…” series. You can see my review of  the action-packed and exciting “Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask” HERE. Today’s quote is from Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is an American poet and speaker. I think it’s cool that she has also been on Sesame Street!!!

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”

~ Maya Angelou

 

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

To learn more about Ms. Foster and her books, please visit her website HERE and/or her blog HERE.

Quote of the Week – Mason Cooley

18 Dec

This week’s quote was sent to me by Bjorn Ansbro author of the children’s picture books “This is Dot” and “Dot Wonders.”

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”

- Mason Cooley

Mason Cooley was an American Aphorist. What’s an aphorist you ask (well maybe you didn’t ask, but I sure did)? An aphorist is a person who writes aphorisms and the definition of an aphorism is  “a short pithy saying expressing a general truth” (taken from the Free Dictionary).

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

To learn more about Mr. Ansbro’s books please visit his website HERE OR STAY TUNED because I am posting my review of his picture books on Tuesday!This is Dot - Children's Book by Bjorn Ansbro

Quote of the Week – Frederick Douglass

11 Dec

This week’s quote is one I like very much:

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

- Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a leader of the Abolitionist Movement in the United States

 

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

Quote of the week -Reasons for Reading by Eileen Spinelli

27 Nov

This week’s quote of the week came to me in an email from author Eileen Spinelli. In her email, Mrs. Spinelli wrote the reasons why reading is so important. I couldn’t agree more!!

1.Reading exercises our brains. It actually strengthens brain connections and builds new ones.
2. Reading helps us develop language skills.
3. Reading opens our hearts and minds.
4. Reading can make us laugh.
5. Reading can teach us practical things–like how to bake brownies… or plant an herb garden…or build a tree house…or say hello in ten
different languages.
6. Reading gives us interesting stuff to talk about.

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

To learn more about Mrs. Spinelli and all of her AWESOME books, please visit  her website by clicking HERE!

WOW! That’s a lot of Books Mrs. Spinelli wrote!!

Quote of the week -Albert Einstein

20 Nov

This week’s quote was sent to me by Timothy Davis, author of the great children’s adventure books “Sea Cutter” and “Red Stone”.

 

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein.

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

To read more about Mr. Davis’ books,  visit his website by clicking HERE. You can also read my review of “Sea Cutter” HERE !

Quote of the week by Neil Gaiman, Author

13 Nov

I saw this quote on the homepage of Aaron’s Books, an independent book store in Litiz PA. Aaron’s Books is also the organizer of the Litiz Kid-Lit Book Festival (that I went to yesterday and will blog about soon ;) ). Visit Aaron’s Books by  Clicking HERE.

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore”.– Neil Gaiman, American Gods

If anyone has a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com .

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