Saturday, December 20, 2014

Spotlight On . . . My Yellow Balloon by Tiffany Papageorge

My Yellow Balloon
by Tiffany Papageorge

Publisher: Minoan Moon Publishing
ISBN: 978-0990337003
Published: October, 2014
genre: picture book
48 pages
age level: 4-8

format available: hardcover, ebook

author's website - Facebook


Description:

It all started at the carnival...That’s where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey’s wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend?

Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader.

Honest, unflinching, and ultimately reassuring, My Yellow Balloon will resonate with anyone who has endured the darkness of grief, while offering hope for brighter days ahead.


internal use:
First contact: October batch
Library Thing

print
arrived: Dec 20
started review:
review on libThing also

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

RC - Literary Pickers

Literary Pickers 
Reading Challenge 
2015 

hosted by Sophia Rose at Delighted Reader
for more information and sign up, click here

This is a Scavenger Hunt challenge and I'm going for Professional Picker and hope to find 50 items/50 places. All books must have a strong romance theme.

Scavenger Hunt List :: Book Read

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Monday, December 15, 2014

RC - Witches & Witchcraft


Witches & Witchcraft
2015

hosted at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
for more information and to sign up, click here


Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. Any format works. There are several levels, I'm going for . . . Maiden . . . and hope to read 6-10 books.







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Sunday, December 14, 2014

RC - Pages Read




2015 Pages Read

hosted here at The Lair
for more information and to sign up, click here

Just a way to help me reach my Million pages goal. I hope to read . . . 75,000 pages this year.






January -
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~*~ total for 2015: ~*~


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Pages Read 2015 sign-ups


2015 Pages Read

hosted here at The Lair

Just a way to help me reach my Million pages goal. Pick a number of pages and start reading!





  1. Read, read, read!
  2. You don't need a blog to participate. As long as wherever you link to is public so we can check out your books read.
  3. Reviews are not necessary but a list of books read is.  There will be a post in January so you can link up if you review
  4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
  5. Books allowed: Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, picture books, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased/borrowed as such, the book counts.  
  6. Crossovers from other reading challenges count - they'd have too!
  7. Challenge begins January 1st, 2015 thru December 31, 2015. Books started before the 1st do not count. You can join at anytime.
  8. Please sign up with a direct link so the rest of us can find your list of books read.
Want to join me?


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RC - Romance Challenges

Challenge #1

Contemporary Romance
Reading Challenge
2015

hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen
for more information and to sign up, click here

This is for straight romances, no sub-genres or non-fiction. Any format, 100 pages (more or less). Re-reads allowed. There are several levels, I'm going for . . . Grand Slam . . . and hope to read 21+ books.





Challenge #2

Romantic Suspense
Reading Challenge
2015

hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen
for more information and to sign up, click here

I'm going for . . . Hunter . . . and hope to read 6-10 books.












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RC - Read Your Freebies


Read Your Freebies
Reading Challenge
2015

hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen
for more information and to sign up, click here

Basically, read legally obtained, available to the public for free, ebooks. No re-reads. Any genre. No ARCs.

I have a huge number of these thanks to amazon's top 100 lists and could read from this list all year and not run out. Too bad I always forget I've got them. I didn't meet my goal for 2014 so I'm doing it again. I'm going for . . . Penny Pincher . . . and hope to read 24 books.

~*~ Books Read ~*~



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Disclaimer

In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won, or received in exchange for an honest review.


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