Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Move over James Bond. Here comes Chase Danger

Move over James Bond. Here comes Chase Danger.

In CHASE DANGER: SUPER SPY--MYSTERY OF THE SPECIAL SAUCE, young super sleuths are introduced to a different kind of spy-- one who is 6-years-old and born to hunt down evil villains.

In this first book of the series, it's up to Chase to solve the mystery of the special sauce. Chase is at the Danger family's favorite Saturday night spot, Zalezgon's Chunk o'Cheesy Pizzeria, but there's a new cook whipping up his own special sauce and a rumor that a sea monster is living beneath the wharf. Chase must get to the bottom of this. He sneaks out of the pizzeria, discovers a mini submarine, battles a terrifying octopus, builds a super vehicle, takes on a flying saucer to uncover Igor Fimple's master plan to control people's minds.

CHASE DANGER is a fascinating read, full of humor and action and a mysterious 6-year-old girl named Ali Bali who I'm sure we'll see again in Book 2. Young readers will be captivated by this young super spy, the vibrant illustrations, and read-along CD included with the book. Step into this world of super spies and super villains and I'm sure you'll be looking forward to more Chase Danger adventures.

Additional Information:
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Magic Fire Music Studio; 1ST edition (2011)
ISBN-10: 0983657408
ISBN-13: 978-0983657408
Source of review copy: Author
Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Buddy up with Raymond Alligator

In need of a good friendship story? In ARE YOU MY FRIEND: A RAYMOND AND SHEILA STORY by Annie Fox, young readers will buddy up with Raymond Alligator.

It's not easy being the younger brother and Raymond Alligator feels left out as he watches his sister Sheila play with her best friend, Ilana Iguana. Raymond knows some alligators need a friend, but he tries to convince himself he doesn't since he has his own friend, a stuffed animal named Snowball. When he's caught spying on the girls, Ilana snaps at Raymond and yells, "My little brother Iggy always does the same thing. It's because they don't have any of their own friends." Raymond feels sad, but a while later, Raymond sees Iggy playing in his backyard. Since Iggy looks lonely, too, Raymond decides to go over and play with him. They discover they enjoy being together and can make their own plans.

Making new friends can be difficult for anyone, but in ARE YOU MY FRIEND, Raymond proves that even though it can be a bit scary, the reward can be huge. This is an endearing story--one sure to help encourage kids to make that first step. At the end of the book, you'll find a parent guide that will help start a discussion with your child about feelings. Be sure to check out the rest of the Raymond and Sheila stories as they tackle even more of life's challenges.

Additional Information:

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Electric Eggplant (June 1, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0983958017
ISBN-13: 978-0983958017
Source of review copy: Publisher

Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fish for a Free Book: July 6

Welcome to Fish for a Free Book!

If you are hosting a children's book giveaway, or if you found a giveaway somewhere on the net that you just have to share, I'd love to have you share your links with us here on our weekly giveaway linky so that we can all stop by and enter.

If you're looking for more children's book giveaways, be sure to visit
Brimful Curiosities' Full to the Brim,
Winning Readings (listings of adult and children's book giveaways),
and Got Great Giveaways? (linky of adult and children's book giveaways at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer)

Please post your links however you wish. Some like to include their blog name, some just want to leave the prize and the ending date. Post it whatever way you feel like, but make sure that the prize listing and the date the giveaway ends is listed. And make sure you post a link directly to your giveaway - not just to your main blog page.

Here's an example:
Your name: Lori Calabrese Writes--Two YA Novels--6/24
Your URL:

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