Monday, May 13, 2013

Kid Lit Giveaway Hop is at Penny's Tales

What a week this is going to be.  We have so many wonderful folks who want to talk about their  books, reviews, and, best of all, the fabulous giveaways that are being offered.

I started writing kids books after working in an elementary school for 100 years and noticed only the little ones got excited about checking out library books.  They would run up to show anybody who would listen about the treasure they found to take home and read with mom and dad.  Kids, fifth grade and up, not so much!

In today’s world, reading is absolutely essential.  I was not a reader as a kid.  I hated reading until I had kids of my own (then I started reading to escape reality)!  I decided I would try and write some stories for the middle grade kiddos.  They have stresses just like we adults do.  I wanted stories that would help them escape for just a little while!

Hike Up Devil’s Mountain - (eBook), printed version, and audio

What do you get when one ten-year old boy breaks into the basement of an old abandoned house, that is to be demolished the next day, and finds a mysterious glowing stick? Now add the school bully and his ten-year old brother who also find their way to that basement.  The bully wants that stick!  A fight ensues and that bully is now a toad. 

What you get is a whirlwind adventure of two boys and a toad that have to hike up Devil’s Mountain to find the only person who can help them.

The dangers they meet along the way will keep you turning those pages to find out what happens next!  There is a surprise ending you just don’t see coming!

Billy Cooper’s Awesome Nightmare – eBook

Billy Cooper’s seventh grade class has been given a last minute, weekend assignment.  An oral book report, due Monday, on some stupid historical figure, he draws from a box.
Who the heck is William Tell?

Billy’s weekend is way too full to worry about some legend – that is, until he meets his subject face to face!

A Float Down the Canal – eBook

Twelve-year old Pam Simpson gets dumped on when her mother is called into work. She must cancel her plans for the mall to babysit her younger brother and his friend and take them to the public pool.  To make matters worse her cousin, Candy, is also coming over for the day.  She doesn’t even like Candy!

Much to Candy’s dismay, transportation to the pool is on inner tubes, floating down the canal.  One thing leads to another and it is Pam who, once again, must save the day.

When things couldn’t seem worse, the day takes a drastic turn for the better and it is Candy, and the float down the canal, that makes this the best day of Pam’s life!

Please leave a comment because I would like one lucky person to win all 3 stories.  They will be in eBook format!

Thanks so much for stopping by and PLEASE check out all the rest of the wonderful people involved in this wonderful blog hop!   

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  1. Good luck with the tour. I'd love to be a winner!

  2. You're so right about seeing an excited kid with a book. Even the eyes tell the tale. I love writing for kids and I can tell you do too.

  3. Hey ladies.....thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it very much! The drawing will be held next Monday.

    Sue, I do like writing for the kids. Always so much material - LOL

  4. Your books sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for having such a great giveaway.

    1. Hey Rebecca. Thanks so much for checking them out! Appreciate your time!

  5. Thank you so much for your generous contribution to the Children's Book Week giveaway hop! My granddaughter would really enjoy these!

    1. Georgia, I am throwing your name in and I would love for your granddaughter to check them out....

      thanks for stopping!

  6. Thanks for the great giveaway, Penny.


  7. Your books look really interesting and exciting. So many good books to read, so little time!

  8. Thanks for stopping ladies! Be sure to hit some of the others....Lots of great stuff...

  9. they all look great!! thank you for participating!

    qtksjkmommy at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks for checking it out Nikki....This hop was a great time!

  10. Your books sound terrific! Thanks so much for taking part in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. :)

    Be sure to check out our Kid Lit Question of the Day. This week we are talking about the category of books, YA.

  11. I am not familiar with any of these books, but I am pretty sure I could get my kids interested in them. Thank you for participating in this hop. :-)

    Karen Arrowood

  12. I want to thank everybody who stopped by. I truly appreciate it. I had my hubby pull a name and the winner is Georgia Beckman. I surely do hope her granddaughter will like my stories!