A City Full Of Santas Book Blast

A City Full of SantasA City Full of Santas

Ranked as #1 BestSeller on Amazon India

This Christmas is special; really special for Santa. Read this lovely Christmas tale that would re-define the meaning of Christmas.

A must read for everyone.

Just like Pooja’s other books, this book brings love, warmth, and a special message.

A story that parents would love to read to their children.

Just .99 cents on Amazon.com

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PoojaAuthor Pooja Sardana

Pooja Sardana, is a mother, a teacher, an illustrator, an author, a visionary and the co-founder of PictureBookTree.

Her books and her initiative – PictureBookTree have been widely covered in Indian media and abroad. Titled as one of the Unsung Hero in ‘Saga of the Unsung Heroes of India” , she continues to touch lives of many through her books and her work.

Her picture books for children can be availed free of cost by NGOs or individuals working with Under-privileged children. If you work with under-privileged children, you can drop an email at Picturebooktree (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM to receive your free copy.

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Praise for the Book

“Such a lovely story that brings back the meaning of Christmas, one that many will want to read.”

“Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this story to their children. The children will be full of questions and want to discuss Santa’s surprise.”

“Artwork “pops” off the pages pleasantly and storyline has a great message. A fine addition to any Christmas collection and it is a children’s book that I would recommend!”




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Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2013

Welcome to theChildren’s Book Week Giveaway Hop

May 13th – 19th
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What is Children’s Book Week?

“Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast!”

For more information please visit: http://www.bookweekonline.com/

Here on Simple Wyrdings readers from the US and Canada can enter to  win a paperback copy of Witch Littles: Magic In The Garden by Laurie Lamson.

Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below and then hop on over to the next blog on the linky for the chance to wim some other great children’s books.

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Witch Littles: Magic In The Garden By Laurie Lamson Review

Witch Littles: Magic In The Garden by Laurie Lamson is a fun childrens book. It is about two little girls who come up with their own form of magic and try their best to help their mom.

In the meantime they also help a crab who is scared to come out of his shell and find out how to make a magic potion and a magic wand.

They have lots of fun and get upset with each other and make up…and eventually their mom does end up happier.

It isn’t REALLY about witches…in case you didn’t figure that out. It was fun to read…I expect most kids would like it…little girls especially. Particularly if they have grumpy moms.  :) Of course I’m sure that wouldn’t apply to any of the moms who read my site…

About the book :

What if little girls could make magic in their own backyards?

Intention+belief+love = magical resultsTo help their grumpy mother, Two sisters invent ‘do-it-yourself’ magic and discover we could all use a little encouragement to grow and blossom, just like the plants in their mother’s garden.

About the Author:

Laurie Lamson is a writer, book editor and medical intuitive who has believed in magic ever since she was a little witch herself. Many of her projects have a magic realism aspect, including an upcoming novella and short story collection. She has written or rewritten five screenplays for independent movie producers. She also edited
several writing exercise anthologies in the Now Write! series (Tarcher/Penguin). Visit jazzymaemedia.com to learn more or send a message to laurie@jazzymae.com.

You can visit the Witch Littles on Facebook for more information

Wicked Jack Adapted by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand Review

Wicked Jack Adapted by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand Review

Wicked Jack Adapted by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and Illustreated by Will Hillenbrand cover picture.

Wicked Jack adapted by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand is a wicked good book! It is a beautiful hardback childrens book with a dust cover.

The story is adapted from 3 different folk tales.

It is a story of a man so mean that even the devil didn’t want him. I really liked the part where the devil tells him he isn’t welcome in hell and gave him a coal to make his own hell.

The illustrations are wonderful! I especially liked the dark swampy pictures at the front and the back of the book. The artist’s note at the end of the book says that one of the things he used to do the illustrations was a smudge of coal from his jack-o’-lantern which I thought was way cool.

The book is very well made and would probably last through several generations if taken care of. It would be a great Halloween story for young kids.  The book is recommended for children 4 – 8.

From the front cover flap :

Wicked Jack is meaner than a rattlesnake.  One day, Saint Peter visits him in the Great Dismal Swamp, and Jack is nicer than usual.  To reward him, Saint Peter grants him three wishes.  True to his nature, Jack comes up with three mean things: that his rocking chair will keep a -rocking once someone sits in it, that anybody touching his sledgehammer will stick to it like glue, and that whoever falls into the firebush in front of Jack”s shop will get stuck in the middle. What happens when Jack uses his wishes on two small devils, and finally the Devil himself, resuts in Jack’s being turned away at the gates of both Heaven and Hell. To this day, he’s still wandering around Dismal Swamp with a lump of coal.  Some say this explains the origin of jack-o-lanterns.

About the Author (from the back flap) :

Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge has had several stories published in Cricket Magazine and Highlights for Children. She received an M.A. in Education and an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Chicago. She and her husband live with their four children in Richmond, Indiana. Wicked Jack is her first picture book.

About the Illustrator (from the back flap) :

Will Hillenbrand has illustrated a number of picture books, including The Treasure Chest: A Chinese Tale and Asher and the Capmakers: A Hanukkah Story. He lives with his wife and son in Terrace Park, Ohio.

You can “like” Connie’s page on Facebook or follow @CNWUpdate on Twitter. For more information about the illustrator visit Will Hillenbrand on his website.

Blogmania Sponsors : Jen C Designs and StinkyKids

Blogmania Sponsors : Jen C Designs and StinkyKids

jen c designs logo Jen C Designs is one of our wonderful sponsors for the Blogmania event coming up in two days!

She will be giving one of my readers a $25 coupon to her store.  Jen C Designs is a digital scrapbooking designer.  She creates kits, templates, paper packs and element packs for use in software.

All the items are digital so there is no shipping involved.  Digital scrapbooking provides a great way for busy moms to create lasting memories with simply the click of a mouse.

She has some really pretty kits.  I liked the Timeless Patterns Paper Pack best. The Memory Lane and Diva scrap kits were lovely too…beautiful colors! And the prices seem reasonable.

With this prize coupon you could get everything you need for a gorgeous scrapbook. Maybe even several. I don’t know enough about scrapbooking to say for sure.

Since this is from a digital store this prize will be available worldwide! So all my international readers won’t feel left out this time.

You can find her on Facebook and Twitter as well as her blog.


StinkyKids will be our second wonderful sponsor! They have provided a signed copy of thier childrens book StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors .

This is a wonderful childrens book that has won the Moms Choice Award. For more information about the book read my book review.  This prize is for the U.S. only.

You can find them on Twitter and Facebook too.

If you want to save time on entries you can go ahead and follow them. And of course follow me too! The event will start at noon eastern time on Thursday October 6th. There are lots of blogs participating and many wonderful prizes available! The event will only last for 4 days so don’t forget to come back and enter!

StinkyKids And The Runaway Scissors by Britt Menzies Review

StinkyKids And The Runaway Scissors by Britt Menzies Review

StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors is a wonderful book. It tells the story of what happens when a kid doesn’t tell her parents about a problem and tries to solve it herself. She learns a valuable lesson!

This is a really well made book as well. It is hardback and has a dust cover. Even with some rough handling by several kids it should last a few years…maybe even a couple of generations if you are into passing things down.

This book also won the 2011 Silver Mom’s Choice Award® for best children’s picture book. The dust cover of the book I received has the silver mom’s choice award stamp on it. The Mom’s Choice is a prestigious awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. To learn more about them visit the Mom’s Choice Awards website.

The second book StinkyKids See a Full Moon is available for preorder now. If you are going to be in the New York area on Saturday September 10th you will have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by the Author! Be at FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue (767 FifthAvenue -58th Street) at 1 Pm. Britt Menzies will be visiting for a meet and greet and will host story time featuring the new book. This would be a great excuse for a trip to the city!

stinkykids jen dollThe StinkyKids are so cute! They have dolls as well as the book but I only received a book for review. The pictures of the dolls are very cute though. You can see them all on the StinkyKids website.  And they are available for purchase at Amazon.com or Target.com.

StinkyKids donate a percentage of profits to Books, Bears and Bonnets, Inc., a charity founded in honor of the Authors aunt who died from uterine cancer. You can also become a fan on their Facebook page. Or follow them on Twitter.

StinkyKids The Musical will be coming out in early 2012 as well. It will be produced by Vital Theatre Company, Inc. a prominent family musical producer. The show will be for entire families to enjoy together.

The author is a Mom herself who was inspired to create the StinkyKids when her daughter requested to be painted as a ballerina.  The brand has a fresh approach that is fun and unique and teaches life lessons through their products featuring the 10  characters. The characters learn to make right choices through their mistakes and live by the motto “Always Be A Leader Of Good.”

I really liked this book. My grand-kids are not around right now so I couldn’t show it to them but I’m sure they would like it.  It is a wonderful book. The best part for you guys is that I’m going to be giving away this copy during the upcoming Blogmania event! It is a signed copy.

I received the book free  for this review and it has only been handled enough for me to read it. I received no compensation for this review other than the book. Although if she would like to give me a doll I’d take it :p

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