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Quote of the Week and Boys Book Club

22 Apr

First of all…HAPPY EARTH DAY! :o

Todays quote of the week is from the front of my Harleysville Books t-shirt!

“EAT

  SLEEP

    READ”

And that’s pretty much how I feel ;)

Talking about Harleysville Books, my boy’s book club met there last Thursday and the book we talked about is Dan Gutman’s “The Genius Files” book 1 – “Mission Unstoppable.”

What happened at the Boys Book Club? Well, here goes:

First, we did this really cool activity packet! It had codes, license plates we could write in, and guess-what-goes-with-what stuff (Pepsi

Pete the Awesome

was good at deciphering codes, and on their cross-country trip they passed tons of license plates on cars, and heard lots of random facts about places they were going to)! Pete our adult coordinator always has the best activities!

 Next, we… we… oh yeah! We played a game of Travel Tell-Tale (Tell-Tale is a game where you make a progressive story and Pete said we has to go to a different place everytime it was our turn (like the McDonald twins did on their cross-country trip). It was really fun!

Then, we played a game of Pete Says because everyone loves Pete Says. Well…maybe Pete doesn’t love Pete Says, but we boys do ;)

Last, we left and went home and did stuff. This stuff had nothing to do with Coke and Pepsi. :o

I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL NEXT MONTH! Our book is “Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission” by Christopher Paul Curtis!

** Now the book review!

The Genius Files Book 1 Mission Unstoppable

By Dan Gutman

Ages 8+ – 304 pages

Published by HarperCollins on January 25, 2011

The brother and sister McDonald twins, Coke and Pepsi, just wanted to walk home from school in peace. Well, you don’t always get what you want! They didn’t want to be followed by two guys in suit and bowler hats, driving a golf cart with poison-dart loaded blow guns.What makes matters worse, is that they have NO IDEA why the golf-cart bowler dudes are trying to get them! Little did they know that they have been labeled as “Geniuses” by a secret government program. When the McDonald family takes off on a cross-country RV trip to their aunts wedding, Coke and Pepsi think they can escape the bad guys after them. They better think again… 

I LOVED this book and was happy it was picked as our book of the month for Boys Book Club! It was super fun to read and I really liked Coke (the brother) and Pepsi (the sister) McDonald! You can tell Mr. Gutman has a great sense of humor by the way he writes the book.

Five out of five bookworms for “Mission Unstoppable”!

You can learn more about Mr. Gutman and his other books at his website HERE.

Quote of the week – Clifton Fadiman

15 Apr

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

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.”

- Clifton Fadiman American author, radio and television personality and Senior Editor of Cricket Magazine!

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 to Cheer You On!

8 Apr

First I want to say  Happy Easter! :)

Today I am quoting Author Michelle Isenhoff. I read this quote on her blog, Bookworm Blather, in an article about independent publishing (She actually wrote a ten part series on this and it’s really awesome. Check it out on her blog!). I’ve been reading on a lot of people’s blogs that they are super busy and have a lot to so I thought this was a good quote for everyone.

“Make a start somewhere and keep on keeping on.”

-Michelle Isenhoff, Children’s Novelist

To learn more about Mrs. Isenhoff and her books please visit her 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 !

Quote of the Week, a Reading Challenge, and a Good Cause!

25 Mar

Today’s quote was sent to me by my Mom. She said it made her think of me :)

“I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.”

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

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 – April Reading Challenge!

Miss Cindy A.K.A. Cookiejarprincess over at the Bookworms Read More Books blog blogged about an April reading challenge she found on the Crazy Challenge Connection message board on goodreads.com. I’m too young to join the Challenge Group but I thought the challenge sounded fun and I am going to do it with Miss Cindy :) ! The rules are -

Using the letters in the month of “April”, read a book that corresponds to each letter. You may use the first letter of the title, the first letter of the author’s first name, or the first letter of the author’s last name. As a bonus, read a book with “April” in the title, or a book with a main character named “April” (spelling does not have to be exact).

The challenge runs from April 1, 2012 through April 30, 2012.

Here is my list

A – “Annie and Me” by Sandi Hershenson

P – “Imagine Traveling to the Most Mysterious & Unusual Places!” by Praveeta

R – “Witch Sticker Ball” by R C Scott

I – “Instant Preplay” by Karl Fields

L – “Elliot Stone and the Mystery of the Summer Vacation Sea Monster” by L P Chase

Bonus – Don’t know yet :)

If you think it sounds fun you can check it out on Bookworms Read more Books HERE

ONE MORE THING!

Donna Martin over at On the Write Track is participating in the Children’s Festival of Reading in Knox County Tennessee. It looks like an awesome event and I wish I could be there!

Ms. Martin has a booth at the festival and … well… I’ll let Ms. Martin tell you what she’s up to – (copied from her blog)

I have been invited to have a booth where I am going to showcase any of my author friends who want to send me an autographed copy of their books or anything else they want to autograph…i.e. bookmarks, posters, pictures, etc. as giveaways.  This is my way of saying thanks for the friendship and support I have felt since becoming a part of this wonderful writing community.”

I think festivals like this is a great way to get kids reading! Check it out HERE to see how to help and tell people about your book!

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.

—NOW—

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 (a good chuckle)!

12 Feb

Today’s quote has nothing to do with books, but it is something my grandmother said to me yesterday and I thought it was hysterical because she was so serious when she said it!

“It’s funny, but I had a hard time finding staples at Staples.” – My Grandmom

I think that quote is a good example of irony!

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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