Looking for a movie the whole family can enjoy during the Holiday Season?
Check out The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror
This film is enjoyable for the whole family with strong message about friendships and the problem with lying. Even my 14 year old daughter enjoyed it. Children get the strong message in a way that they can understand. As a mom, movies like this are what I want my children watching as they grow up. Having a digital copy allows me to let my children watch it while we are out somewhere visiting.
After celebrating their victory over the Snow Queen, Gerda (Bella Thorne) and Orm (Sharlto Copley) have given their fellow trolls a taste of freedom. But when Orm gets a cold-hard reality check, they slip into another perilous journey and must protect the world from eternal winter.
The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror is available on November 3rd on iTunes
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Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the young adult book “Sons of the Sphinx” and “Tutankhamen Speaks”, The Quest Books companion to “Sons of the Sphinx” by Cheryl Carpinello.
About the Books
Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole spirit of Hesena so that she and Tut can be together for the first time in over 3000 years proves to be a harder task than Rosa first thinks. Thrust back into Ancient Egypt with Tut, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do. She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb – who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth’s evil magic – if she is to stay alive to make it back home.
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2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist YA
2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Title: Tutankhamen Speaks (The Quest Books Companion to Sons of the Sphinx) | Author: Cheryl Carpinello | Publication Date: January, 2014 | Publisher: Beyond Today Educator | Pages: 80 | Recommended Age: 10+
2014 EVVY Finalist & Merit Award for Historical Fiction from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.
Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. Many archeologists put this down to an incorrect translation of the ancient Egyptian texts. Others swore to the accuracy of the translation. None of that mattered because the scrolls in question could not be found. Scholars labeled it a hoax, something that never existed. It was ludicrous to imagine someone speaking from the grave. They were wrong on both accounts.
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The Buzz About the Books
Sons of the Sphinx:
“Sons of the Sphinx is a time-travel thriller featuring a race against time with the stakes being King Tut being separated from his beloved Queen Ankhesenamun for all of eternity as well as the history books forever portraying King Tut’s family as traitors to the people of Egypt. I recommend this exciting story to children ages 11 and older who enjoy reading stories about ancient Egypt or who are just looking for their next great adventure.” ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
“The author has done a marvelous job of negotiating the disputed points of this era and woven them into a seamless time travel historical adventure for middle grade, teen readers and adults. Her characters are well-developed and manage to appear authentic in both the ancient and modern time periods.” ~ Amazon, Barbara Ann Mojica
“I am a fan of historical fiction and I really enjoyed Sons of the Sphinx. It is a well written tale that gives readers a glimpse of ancient Egypt and the lives of Pharaohs who reigned thousands of years ago. The author does a wonderful job of filling in details, where historians are uncertain, that add to the believability of this captivating story.” ~ Amazon, Stacie T.
“Carpinello is masterful in her descriptions of ancient Egypt and makes this time travel fantasy very enjoyable indeed. Sons of the Sphinx is highly recommended.” ~ Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite
“Full of adventure, self-discovery, and packed with historical facts, this novel is a perfect read for any girl who’s going through puberty. If I were still there in my life, I would have given it 5 stars for sure!” ~ Amazon, Erika G.
“Sons of the Sphinx is an engaging work of fiction that incorporates many fascinating historical facts that are skillfully intertwined within the pages of a truly terrific read. Sons of the Sphinx comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.” ~ Literary Classics Book Reviews
“A delightful way to bring history to children. The author, Cheryl Carpinello, reveals the young ruler’s feelings. The same feelings any of us may have had. We are also shown an interesting way of life peaking anyone’s curiosity to read on. Highly recommend for any age.” ~ Sharon, Amazon
“Young adult author Cheryl Carpinello has created an imaginative yet historical retelling of King Tut’s full life story in her new novel Tutankhamen Speaks.” ~ Tyler T., Amazon
About the Author: Cheryl Carpinello
I am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.
Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview children’s/MG/Tween/YA authors; my home website Beyond Today Educator, and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.
** Book Blast Giveaway **
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
Giveaway ends: December 12, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Cheryl Carpinello and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes
12 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes! 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 VISA Gift Card & 12 Runners Up will receive over $200 worth of goodies for under the tree from I See Me!, Chronicle Books, The Picture People and Galison/Mudpuppy!
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Ends: November 30/15
Nickelodeon Sanjay and Craig: Fight the Future with Flavor
Both my children love watching Nickelodeon Sanjay and Craig television show and enjoyed the characters. As a mom, I am happy that my children choose to watch shows on Nickelodeon because I don’t have to worry about what they are watching.
Like some other parents, sometimes it is hard to get your child to read more than play video games or watch television but when they find something they love to read, it’s no longer a fight.
I am happy that Sanjay and Craig: Fight the Future with Flavor has been released. As soon as my 10 year old son, Spencer saw the book he said “It is Nickelodeon and that’s pretty popular.” He also responded after “I have watched this cartoon before! “
He sat down and read it without me having to ask him to check it out or beg him to try reading at least for 5 minutes. I am sure we have all been through that as children when we were forced to read certain books for assignments in school. I know I was like that but if I found something I enjoyed, I would read until the book was done.
He enjoyed the book and actually asked if we could pick up some new ones.
I plan on to continue to purchase various Nickelodeon books that are out for him to read. It works because for his homework he is suppose to read for 30 minutes a night.
Nickelodeon Sanjay and Craig has colourful pictures and a fun story line that your children will enjoy. This is a must-have on your child’s book shelf.
Current issues of Nickelodeon Magazine featuring Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners are available in print at newsstands, bookstores and comic book stores everywhere, by subscription on the Papercutz website (www.Papercutz.com/nickmag) and digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Comixology and Zinio.
Enter to win the Sanjay and Craig: Fight the Future with Flavor novel.
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Ends December 4/15 11:59:59pm
I received the product listed above to review, but the opinions are my own.
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Winter is coming which means Christmas is coming and just around the corner. This gift card OR paypal would be great for christmas presents… OR what would YOU buy with it? Christmas is my favourite time of year.
I know what I would buy, a present for my hardworking husband who drives a transport for 6 days a week.
Are you excited about Christmas coming up? Do you have plans yet or do you wait until its way closer to time. Do you do a lot of christmas shopping OR do you just have a few present or homemade gifts? I’d love to hear all of your ideas below!
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