Christmas in July Adventure!

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Merry July. I love Christmas in July.  Let me tell where the idea came from. My dear friend Chris Fox at lunch one day told me about her family could not get together in December so they put together a Christmas in July party when they all could get together. It sounded so much fun. So now for the second year I am having a Christmas in July Event. Here is the link on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/666757450126297/ Please join and enjoy some fun and possibly win some prizes.

I also have two thunderclap campaigns and would love your support. If you can click on the links and support. Thank you in advance.

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Has put my Christmas books on sale for only 99 cents the entire month

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James Saves the MoonReaders Favorite Gold Award Winner. James Saves the Moon the first in book in the series is always on sale for 99 cents.

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My adventures are illustrated chapter books for ages 7-12. Hope you will join me for Christmas in July Adventures.  Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy the Adventures every day brings you. WB WendyBookcaseLogo10672063_696445830440443_7679188720990872076_nhttps://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

Thimble Kisses by Crystal Clifton Adventure

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Monday, Kidtales on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales ) is kicking off weekly feature on author Crystal Clifton. Let me start it off with her first book Thimble Kisses

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 This book is a tender endearing story. The story centers around a young boy who wants to give his mother a kiss for Christmas. He thinks this is the perfect      gift.He convinces his father that the kisses are  in the sewing section at the store. He looks up at the thimbles and there are different colored and decorated ones. Each child picks out a thimble kiss for their mother. She adores the special gift of love from each child and as each one grows up and leaves the house she sends them on their way with a thimble kiss to remind them of their mother.  The book is not only about special Christmas memories but expressing love for mothers with a simple gift.  This is a wonderful book of family love to share with children any time of the year.

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Exciting News for author Crystal Clifton. Cover Reveal

Ms. Clifton has another book releasing February 10, 2014. 

 1654799_10152171246824544_1540072634_nJefferson the Colorful Caterpillar, By Crystal Clifton looks to be another delightful read for young readers and parents.http://crystalsthimblekisses.blogspot.com/

 Making fun of someone is never a nice thing to do, especially when you don’t know what they may become in the future.

 Find out what happens to Jefferson that has Joey so surprised.”

This looks like another wonderful family book to add to you electronic book shelf or book shelf in your home.

You can keep up with news, release events from author Crystal Clifton at these links below.

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Loss De Plott The Colour Red, by Stephan J. Meyers Magical Adventure!

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 911KrIw-YaL._SL1500_As I read the book Loss De Plot The Colour Red, by Stephan J.  Myers, at my table. I found my imagination travel as I read this fable.  The book is a delight it is even better read out loud. The writing is rhythmic and musical to your ears, you may find yourself dancing and flying as the music fills your imagination it soars. Loss De Plot likes to draw and she draws a man with a hat the colour red. He arrives at the door with a book. The book is blank at first to Loss. He Gram tells her it is the book of dreams. That evening she has a dream and finds out about the man with the red hat.  “for when red you draw, in a book of dreams, a simple drawing is not what it seems.”  I think this fable kids would enjoy.  They would find the magic of dreams to place in their book of dreams. The illustrations are fun and thought provoking as well a good addition to the story. My children enjoy their binders full of imagination. I think this book would open your children’s imagination maybe some adults too.  It is reflective for adults of things that could have been or possible still, while for children it is of what could be.  I think I will read more adventures of Loss De Plot by Stephan J. Meyers. This wonderful tale is for sale.To purchase this book, just click on the cover and magically to amazon you will go.This tale is a must look.

 Links for Stephan J Meyers – Amazon link for Stephan J. Meyers Books, http://www.lossdeplott.com/. https://www.facebook.com/StephanJMyersAuthor,

A little about Stephan J. Myers from his amazon authors page: Permanently glued to a rather dilapidated chair with a much pandered pooch at his feet; Stephan J Myers was born in England and Loss De Plott is the first in his series books for grownups featuring the beguiling Loss De Plott.

Having escaped the drudgery of corporate life and become forever lost to imagination he writes for all ages. His illustrated children’s books include The Book Of Dreams series that begins with The Colour Red.

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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads Adventure!

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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

I have been asked by many to do a post about the yule lads of Iceland. This was my favorite folktale while living in Akureyri, Iceland. When we moved back my kids remembered it and we were lucky the Yule Lads magically came to the U.S to fill my kids boots. My story adds a little twist as they one by one come down from the mountain starting December 12th. After meeting my young James and his mishap caused by the evil yule cat, that led James to thier evil mother  Gryla aka Old Hag while their father watched Leppaludi aka Ragamuffin. Thank goodness James pals save him from Old Hags pot. The yule lads decide to stay in James’ room while they drop off a gift for every well behaved child and have fun creating some havoc and tomfoolery along the way for the town and James.  One Yule lad almost does not make appearance but Matthias the dragon is ready to assist. This book has lots of action, adventure and fun on every page. I tell people it has three stories in one book. It introduces some of Iceland’s Yuletide season traditions. Iceland is full of magic and beauty.

 “More fun than 10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed crossed with the excitement of  Night Before Chrismas “Children’s Author PJ LaRue”

I will introduce all the characters starting with the yule lads or Icelandic santas, depending on who is translating.

The 13 Icelandic Yule Lads:

1463893_10152428597973056_450442746_nDecember 12: Stekkjastaur—Stiffy Legs , his legs are stiff so he uses a cane but finds it difficult to milk lambs his favorite drink.

1510469_10152428601588056_372288834_nDecember 13: Giljagaur—Gully Jumper, jumps gullys where cows hang out to frighten them and loves the cream on top of fresh milk.

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 Book3_Ch7December 17: Askasleikir—Bowl Licker – He likes to lick bowls clean and is discovered under James bed with a noodle hanging down from his mouth.

 Book3_Ch7 - CopyDecember 18: Hurðaskellir—Door Slammer – He likes to slam doors and wakes James and his family up early in the morning.

 Book3_Ch7 - Copy (2)December 19: Skyrgámur—Yogurt Gobbler – He likes yogurt and drops some on James cheek.

 Book3_Ch7 - CopyDecember 20: Bjúgnakrækir—Sausage Swiper – He likes sausage and the sausage hits James in the head.

 Book3_Ch8December 21: Gluggagægir—Window Peeper – Likes to look at the lights inside windows, his glasses are rather surprising.

Book3_Ch8 - CopyDecember 22:  Gáttaþefur—Door Sniffer – He has a large nose which helps him sniff fresh bread in doorways.

Book3_Ch8 - CopyDecember 23: Ketkrókur—Meat Hook – He swings his hook to pick up meat that may be left out.

 

 Book3_Ch9 - CopyDecember 24: Kertasníkir—Candle Beggar – He almost did not make it into town. He likes to steal candles from children and chew on them.

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 Grýla—Old Hag, their Mother, is hungry and likes to eat children, but her sons never bring any back from their travels down the mountain.

Leppalúði—Ragamuffin, the lads’ father, who is lazy and naps a lot.

1515044_10152442183398056_2032560973_n  Jólakötturinni—The Christmas Cat or Yule Cat. It is mean, looks for scraps, and will scratch or bite just because it wants to.

  Tomfoolery and 13 Yule lads of Iceland is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble Amazon purchase link for Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

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If you enjoyed Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland I am sure you will enjoy my other books in this series James Saves the Moon and Helga Returns.

Merry Christmas and enjoy the entire Yuletide Season, Enjoy the Adventure, WB

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The Legend of the Santa Owl, by Dvora Swickle Adventure

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First I would like to thank P, J. LaRue, author of The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool, Amazon link to Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool, a wonderful book. She put this blog hop together. Check out her blog is http://words-with-women.com/.

The Legend of Santa Owl, by Dvora Swickle has to be one of my favorite Christmas reads this season.

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The book starts out with a wonderful poem. A squirrel named Norman with a handful of nuts is running to visit his friend Ollie Owl. He of course trips over something and it is a beautiful glittery ball.  Ollie has no idea what the glittery ball is so he fly’s to local farm to find out. Norman takes the ball home. Ollie looks in the window and sees a tree with no root all glittered and twinkling all around. The Mr. and Mrs. pulled out a box with glittery balls to place on the tree. He hears a poem about placing on tree and it will bring gifts on Christmas Eve.  Owl fly’s back to Norman’s house and informs him. Norman hangs the ball in his tree home and went to bed and dreams of goodies. Owl watches at window waiting for Santa. But Christmas is for humans no animals he learns. They laughed. Ollie left sad and a tear in his eye, then he heard a ho ho ho and a gift floats down, which he catches. Ollie took the gift to Norman’s house for him to open. After that night Christmas is for animals too.

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A little about the Author Dvora Swickle.  From Website

Dvora Swickle (D. A. Johnson) lives in the quaint fishing village of Gig Harbor, Washington, where the grass is green, trees are tall, and animals roam free. Dvora has entertained children for over twenty years. She has written over forty stories, and is the author of two poetry collections, Dress Up (available in paperback) and an ebook, Kittywampus. Also available on Amazon, Lit’l Gobble, Fudnickle Brown, and The Worm Story.Dvora encourages young children to develop a life-long love for language and reading. She believes that poetry can play a big role in motivating children to read. “Poetry helps young readers understand language, words and feelings through rhythm and rhyme.
Children feel comfortable with poems because it’s like playtime with words.”  ~ Dvora Swickle

Dvora believes that experience is the gift of learning; all children should live bully free, and learn confidence in their own special ways. Her stories are a lovely reading experience with the gift of a life message inside for the children. As a children’s storyteller, Dvora enjoys reading to children, she puts fun voices to her characters, and invites the children to take part. Every time she reads Sweet Green Grass children are encouraged to raise their hands, ask questions, and become a part of the story.
Dvora drove school bus for ten years, and now works with special needs children. She is devoted to helping students ages 18 to 21 to transition from high school into the work community and independent living

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An Hour with Eric Kimmel Adventure!

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I was suppose to be hosting a blog radio show called Wendys Bookcase at http://authorsontheair.com/ …. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsOnTheAir. This blog radio program has wonderful interviews check it out.

I have delayed my debut show until 2014 so stay tuned for more on this.

I had the honor and pleasure to read and talk with children’s author Eric A Kimmel. We had a blast talking about kid books, family memories,  publishers, and where the market is heading.

We both agreed kids love a fun, story.  He enjoys going to classrooms and reading to children. He has numerous books available.  We both decided that the electronic market is changing rapidly but kids books seem to sell more books in print. Whether electronic books will take over in the children’s market in unknown.  Most important thing was keep kids reading, dreaming and stir their imagination.

How I stumbled on Eric A Kimmel’s books was I was researching Hanukkah. The first book I read was

51V3BPTH1WL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_  I fell in love with this book and read four more of his books.  Hershel saves Hanukkah by out smarting  goblins. His books are a really good read. I think any kid or adult would love his folk tales. The illustrations are wonderful in all his books.

I highly recommend his books. He has many books check out his website he even has a few that he reads to you. http://ericakimmel.com/ You and your kids will enjoy his website. His books are all available on Amazon too. Eric A Kimmel Amazon Link

My current favorite is 512R1Ic+OeL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-43,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Jack and the Giant Barbecue. Super cool new spin on Jack and the Bean Stalk.

Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his fathers stolen barbecue recipes. It is a fun exciting adventure.

Eric A. Kimmel is a native New Yorker who lives in Oregon. He was born in Brooklyn, NY where he learned to love books and traditional stories from an early age. He could hear five different languages without leaving his block. Eric taught teachers as a professor of Education at Indiana University at South Bend and Portland State University. His favorite classes were children’s literature, language arts, storytelling, and handwriting. He left the university in 1993 to become a full-time writer, a dream he had had since kindergarten.Eric’s books have won numerous awards. He and his wife Doris have traveled all over the world, sharing his books and stories with school children in China, Africa, and Turkey.

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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland Release Adventure!

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Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

I am happy to announce the release of Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland.

Who likes to have fun during the holidays? Well Iceland has fun for 26 days. The Yuletide  season starts December 12th with the first of 13 Yule Lads to visit and drop off a treat for well behaved children and cause some mischief while in town.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to Amazon purchase links. This is the third adventure for James and Syvok. And as always Matthias the Dragon is always there to help out on the adventure.  Join the event we will have fun and prizes and a Rafflecopter with some great books and prizes from me and some of my wonderful friends.

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Tomfoolery 13 Yule Lads Of Iceland and what do you get? A lot of Tomfoolery and Fun I’ll bet! The Thirteen Yule Lads of Iceland are much different than the Santa Clause we know. They are mischievous, troublesome, funny, and full of curiosity. Much like James, so when James visits them in their home with Syvok, almost gets eaten by their mother and is taunted by the Christmas Cat, they know right where they are going to come when they visit town the 13 days of Christmas. James finds out that the Yule Lads make the noisiest house guests ever when they come to stay. They clang pots, slam doors, and even bring their own lamb. However amidst all the ruckus what they create most of all is joy and fun for the holidays.

 This is  a book you and your kids will want to read all the time and at Christmas Time. It was my favorite story when we lived in Iceland. I add a different spin to the old legend.

 
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