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“My Magical Unicorn” Board Book Giveaway

Who says your days can’t be all unicorns and rainbows? Well, even if life throws you curveballs, you can escape with your child for a little while to a place that is beautiful with sparkles, and of course, a unicorn.

In this interactive unicorn novelty book, readers spin a wheel to animate the character on the front cover. Sparkly holographic foil creates a truly impressive effect as the unicorn’s horn, mane, and tail seem to flow with magical energy!

More interactive mechanisms are featured inside the book. Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through the unicorn’s enchanted land as she helps other magical creatures, clears away a rainy day, and plays with her unicorn friends. With gentle rhymes, bright colors, and a bit of sparkle and shine, this magical unicorn is sure to delight!

My Magical Unicorn will be available on February 12th but you can pre-order it now.

  • With their mystical appeal, unicorns continue to enchant and captivate young readers
  • Includes a special novelty and interactive element on every page, and sparkly holographic foil on the cover
  • Use of tactile elements not only invites the reader to participate in the stories, it also refines fine motor skills: readers can push, pull, spin, and slide their way through the unicorn’s enchanted land
  • My Magical Mermaid and My Magical Dragon will also be published as part of this adorable series for toddlers

Giveaway:

Abrams Appleseed is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win their own, My Magical Unicorn Book! Thank you to Abrams Appleseed for the review book and for sponsoring this magical giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Readers.

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“Day-by-Day Chronological Bible” Giveaway

The new year is underway, many people have decided to make changes in their life. Embracing their spiritual side is something many want to do. One way to do that is to read the Bible.

However, many people are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how they fit together into the grand narrative of God’s World. God gave us the Bible to reveal truth about himself and about our lives, and he wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what he is doing in the world.

Day-by-Day Chronological Bible

I just received a beautiful Day-by-Day Chronological Bible with a Leathertouch cover. It arrived in a very nice box perfect for gift giving. I really am impressed with how this Bible make it easy to start on a weekly reading plan.

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a clear narrative approach to the Bible. Arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by D. George Guthrie.

In this plan, the books chapters and verses of the Bile are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day , from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and ow the grand narrative of Scripture applies to everyday life.

Day-by-Day Chronological Bible

Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific, so you can begin the reading plan at any point in the calendar year.

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by Dr. George Guthrie

Features Include:

  • 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week) in chronological order
  • Scripture presented in three main acts (God’s Plan for All People; God’s Covenant People; God’s New Covenant People) and seventeen total scenes
  • An introduction for each act and scene to orient the reader to its importance in the grand story
  • Single-column text with plenty of space for taking notes
  • Concordance
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Presentation page
  • Full-color maps

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others

Giveaway:

LEV3L Digital is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own Day-by-Day Chronological Bible! Thank you to LEV3L Digital for the review Bible and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Residents.

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Red Chair Press New Book Series Giveaways

Recently, I was contacted by Red Chair Press and they wanted me to check out 3 of their newest book series. I really liked the new series of books. Let’s take a look at these three new series in depth.

Animals That Help Us is a series of 6 books that show kids that animals are more than pets. It explains how some dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and more have important jobs to do. The series connects to primary social studies and reading curriculum with a human-interest focus. The books are written by Alice Boynton.

Books in this series are:

  • Animal Detectives
  • Therapy Animals
  • Horses On Patrol
  • Service Animals
  • Guide Dogs For The Blind
  • Military Animals

The next series is called, Nature Is All Around Me. These books are a colorful feast of the nature all around us. From the color of an apple, the shape of the moon to small ant hills and tall mountains, readers discover the amazing surprises nature has all around us.  The series helps with compare and contrast and basic concepts. These books are written by Jennifer Marino Walters.

 

Nature Books Red Chair Press

Books in this series are:

  • Sizes In Nature
  • Shapes In Nature
  • Numbers In Nature
  • Colors In Nature
The third series is called First Chapters: The Jupiter Twins. This set of four books are written by Jeff Dinardo and illustrated by Dave Clegg. Thes first chapter books are perfect for young readers transitioning to longer stories. The Jupiter Twins books range from 850 to 1,200 words with 4-5 chapters. Each page beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Dave Clegg. Trudy and Tina are best friends. They are also twins. Trudy loves adventure and Tina is happy to go along for the ride — as long as it’s a smooth ride!
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Books in this series are:
  • Field Trip To Mars
  • Lost On Earth
  • Party On Pluto
  • Scout Trip To Saturn

Check out our video review of the books below:

You can find these great book series on Mommy Ramblings’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

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“The Christmasaurus” Book Blog Tour & Giveaway

So excited to share with you a book that is perfect for reading with your kids this time of year or for them to read themselves. The Christmasaurus is all about the power of believing. 

Once upon a time—long, long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth—an egg rolled away from its mother and landed in the ocean, where it froze solid and stayed peacefully for thousands of years. Then one day Santa and his elves discover the frozen egg, and Santa sits on it to see if it will hatch. But he can’t guess what’s inside. . . . A dinosaur!

Meanwhile, a young boy named William Trundle has only ever wished for one thing for Christmas: a dinosaur! So whenSanta accidentally gives William the real Christmasaurus instead of a stuffed replica, it’s the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! Until an evil man known as the Hunter decides a dinosaur will be the perfect addition to his collection. 

Written by McFly band member, YouTuber, and UK celebrity TOM FLETCHER, THE CHRISTMASAURUS is sure to become an instant Christmas classic.

Check out our video of the book below:

Giveaway 

Penguin Random is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own hardcover copy of The Christmasaurus! Thank you to Penguin Random for the review book and for sponsoring this dinomite giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Open to US Residents. 

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“Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets” Book Blog Tour

Did you know that chipmunks love to stay up past their bedtime? Or that dragons cry at happy endings? I bet you’d never have guessed that iguanas sometimes get homesick at sleepovers. 

In Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets, author SARAO’LEARY and illustrator JACOB GRANT pull back the curtain on the animal world and give us an absolutely charming little one-line”fact” about one animal for each letter of the alphabet. 

Kids will love to see their own quirks reflected in these adorably rendered creatures,and perhaps will be comforted to know that—just like them—narwhals can be perfectly happy all on their own and quail also get tired of being told to be quiet. This is more than just an alphabet book.

Owls Are Good At Keeping Secrets is a charming, hilarious, and touching look at the diversity of personalities in the world—worth many, many rereads. Check out the adorable book trailer here.

Let me know what you think of this wise new picture book. We think it’s a hoot! 

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“There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub” Blog Book Tour & Giveaway

If you have a child that loves animals, you probably have your own zoo in your house. I know I am finding animals everywhere in my house. Whether they are plush, hard figures or drawings, there is a menagerie of creatures everywhere I look. In the new picture book, There’s an Elephant in my Bathtub by Connie Bowman, a Dad finds and rounds up all kinds of animals and escorts them to his son’s room.

Later, when the son returns from school, he finds that his dad has gathered all his animals together for a safari party in his room. This is a delightful book that will have kids grinning from ear to ear as they see a gorilla on the kitchen counter and a bear eating the last of the breakfast cereal in the pantry.  The illustrator of this book is Kelly O’Neill.

You can follow Connie Bowman on Twitter.  You can purchase the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or IndieBound.

Giveaway:

The Children’s Book Review and Connie Bowman are sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Thank you to Connie Bowman and The Children’s Book Review for the review book and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.

Enter to win a copy of There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub by Connie Bowman, and a menagerie of stuffed animals!

One (1) winner receives:

  • An autographed copy of There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub
  • A menagerie of stuffed animals, as featured in the prize image

Nine (9) winners will receive:

  • An autographed copy of There’s an Elephant in My Bathtub

Giveaway begins December 1, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 31, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.

Connie Bowman is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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“Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas?” Book Giveaway

If you love Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and its things-that-go sequels, now you can join your favorite trucks as they celebrate Christmas!

 

WHERE DO DIGGERS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?

By Brianna Caplan Sayres; Illustrated by Christian Slade

If your kids love trucks and all things construction as much as mine do, you need to check out this book! This is a great picture book to read as a bedtime story during the Christmas season. Your little one will love finding out what diggers, tractors, forklifts and tankers do to get ready for the holidays. This festive new book is perfect for fans of  Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Little Blue Truck. 

About the Book:

From trimming the tree and singing carols to gathering gifts and putting out milk and cookies for Santa, Christmastime for the beloved vehicles of Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? looks a lot like yours. Even Zambonis celebrate . . . on ice! Enjoy the rollicking rhymes as you watch the truck families prepare for Santa and even help pull his sleigh!

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We like this book so much, we have added it to Mommy Ramblings’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

About the Author and Illustrator:

BRIANNA CAPLAN SAYRES is the author of Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and its sequels, illustrated by Christian Slade. She lives with her husband and their two boys in Seattle. You can visit her on the Web at briannacaplansayres.com or facebook.com/authorbrianna.

CHRISTIAN SLADE’s classic, distinctive art style can be found in picture books, novels, and graphic novels for children. He holds an MA in illustration from Syracuse University, as well as a BFA in drawing and animation from the University of Central Florida. He lives with his wife and two children in Florida. Visit him on the Web at christianslade.com.

Giveaway:

Random House is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky reader will win their own hardcover copy of “Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas?”! Thank you to Random House for the review book and for sponsoring this festive giveaway. Open to US residents.

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“Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women” Giveaway #Beloved #FlyBy

Young girls have so much to deal with these days. The teenage years are so challenging, and girls experience so many feelings and emotions as they navigate through life. That’s why I think Zondervan’s Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women makes such a beautiful gift for that special girl in your life.

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Maybe it’s your daughter, granddaughter, niece, God-daughter or sister that would appreciate this book as a gift this Christmas season. We have added Beloved to our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide at Mommy Ramblings.

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Inspire young women to be all they can be!

Young women receive so many negative messages in today’s society. Counteract that with Beloved, a topical 365-day devotional that will inspire them with positive role models from Scripture. Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse about a biblical girl or woman, such as Ruth, Esther, Mary, or Abigail. Every page speaks to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives.

Giveaway:

Zondervan and FlyBy is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of  Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women! Thank you to Zondervan and FlyBy for the review devotional and for sponsoring this inspirational giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Open to US Residents.

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NIV Adventure Bible Polar Exploration Edition Flash Giveaway

I am really excited to tell you about a great Bible for kids. In fact, with over 9 million copies sold, it is more than just a great Bible, it is the #1 Bible for kids. The NIV Adventure Bible Polar Exploration Edition  is perfect for gift giving this holiday season. That is why you can find it on Mommy Ramblings’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

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Even adults can feel overwhelmed with the Bible,  so imagine how kids feel. This Adventure Bible is totally kid-friendly. It will help them grow their relationship with God as they learn all kinds of Bible facts and see many different places.

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Features of the NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition include:

  • The same trusted Adventure Bible content in a frosty new theme
  • Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout make learning about the Bible even more engaging
  • Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
  • Words to Treasure—Highlights great verses to memorize
  • Did You Know?—Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith
  • People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
  • Live It!—Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
  • Twenty polar-themed pages focus on topics such as how to know you are a Christian, famous people of the Bible, highlights of the life of Jesus, and how to pray.
  • Book introductions feature arctic art and important information about each book of the Bible
  • Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
  • Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
  • Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
  • Thrilling new glacial cover on metallic paper

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“Into The Deep” Blog Tour & Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to do something, but just could not due to your fear? I am sure like me, most of you can relate to at least one time, your fear held you back from doing something. For author Lauren Gaskill, it was on a family vacation when everyone but her, plunged off a boat into the ocean to go snorkeling. Lauren, an accomplished swimmer, could not get over her fear that there might be sharks in the water, and remained on the boat.

Years later, standing on a pier, Lauren felt that same fear as she was being cheered on to dive into the waves below. This time, she did not let that fear hold her back, and dove right into that deep blue ocean water.

Starting in high school Lauren had intense anxiety, panic attacks at night that continued into college. These attacks made her wonder why God was not helping her, why did it feel like she was drowning in a sea of despair. Lauren was lost in sea of anxiety, depression and chronic pain due to a health condition that continued to worsen.

Lauren began to lose her faith in God. She stopped believing God had a plan or his ability to save her. After graduating from College, Lauren found a Christian counselor and she was able to get out of the undertow and begin swimming with Jesus.

As I read this book, I could relate so well to the anxiety that Lauren faced in high school and college. I remember that in my own life, and I was hooked from that first chapter. If you want examples and tools to take your faith to the next level and help you control your reactions to overwhelming situations, you should read this book.

If you are ready to exchange fear and frustration for the boldness, courage and holy confidence that lead to a life of deep faith and joy, check out Into the Deep.  You can also find this book on Mommy Ramblings’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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Following Jesus doesn’t guarantee sunny skies and smooth sailing. In fact, the waters of life are often tumultuous, crashing over us. Sometimes we can feel that we’re drowning in a sea of confusion, division, frustration, complacency, or disillusionment. We need more than a shallow faith to survive these deep waters.Get ready to exchange fear and frustration for the boldness, courage, and holy confidence that lead to a life of deep faith and joy!

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