Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection Review & Giveaway

YUMI’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

As you can probably guess, my daughter and I are fan of the books written Elsa Takaoka and illustrated by Catherine Toennisson.  Their new book Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection will fit right into our collection.  A beautiful story about a unique young girl trying to fit in with her family and the connections she builds with her grandma.  And of course the endearing and happy illustrations from Catherine. Read on to find out more about the book and stay to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of the book from the author plus some really cute Japanese stationary items.

*Disclosure: I received a free pdf copy of the book in order to facilitate this review but as always I only review books that I feel will be a good fit with my readers, my children or myself. You can read my full Disclosure Policy Here.*

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St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids Plus Free Printable

 ST. PATRICK’S DAY BOOKS FOR KIDS PLUS FREE PRINTABLE

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day I have the pleasure of sharing with you two new books to add to your kids collection.  My kids are fascinated with the mischievous leprechaun who has turned out toilet and milk green.  Have your kids devised elaborate plans to catch him?  If they have they will enjoy the new book by Adam Wallace How to Catch a Leprechaun.  If you have a Curious George fan in the house then this board book titled Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George will teach them about different aspects about the Irish and some of the common symbols associated with St. Patrick’s Day.

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Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection Kindle Book Giveaway

YUMI’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION: KINDLE BOOK GIVEAWAY

Adalinc to Life is pleased to introduce the new release YUMI’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION from author Elsa Takaoka and illustrator Catherine Toennisson and the kindle book giveaway she is sponsoring to celebrate!  Come check out the sneak peek at Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection Kindle Book Giveaway.

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Dream Character Conference Panel

DREAM CHARACTER CONFERENCE PANEL

FEMALE CHARACTERS FROM THE GAME OF THRONES TV SERIES

I have been eating and sleeping Game of Thrones for the past year and a bit.  Repeat binge watching of the HBO series while concurrently reading the book series to notice the differences. Sometimes subtle sometimes not.  I would actually stay up all night to stand in line to buy tickets to my dream character conference panel if it was comprised of the GOT characters.  Very few people elicit this response in me but these characters and their actions and motivation get me all fired up.   (more…)

Mystery at the Christmas Market a Pack-n-Go Girls Adventure Book

MYSTERY AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKET A PACK-N-GO GIRLS ADVENTURE BOOK

MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY REVIEW

Another year has flown by and its time to celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th, 2017.  Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by the co-creators are Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom and Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press.  Their mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.

Multicultural Children's Book Day

This is my third year reviewing and I absolutely love sharing my love for books with all of you.  The first year I reviewed Year of the Sheep and have an accompanying preschool alphabet activity. Last year I reviewed the book series, If you were Me and Lived in… Greece and have an accompanying quick recipe to make with your kids.

This is a pretty big post so you will have to bare with me.  Lots of information to tell you about.  So after the review don’t forget to read on to learn more about the FREE KINDNESS CLASSROOM KIT FOR EDUCATORS & HOMESCHOOLERS, all the DIVERSITY BOOK LISTS & ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS, how a classroom teacher can sign up for a FREE BOOKand read all about the sponsors to Multicultural Children’s Book Day as well. (more…)