Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Spartan & The Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi and Kip the Letter X by Kim Patrick - Book Tour + Giveaway


 

Join us for this tour from June 7 to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:
Book TitleKip the Letter X by Kim Patrick
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre: Children's Book
PublisherFull Cycle Publications
Release date:  June 2020
Content RatingG.

 

 

Book Description:

Kip the Letter X searches far and wide trying to find his purpose.

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications
Add to Goodreads


 
 Author Interview

What made you want to write a children’s book?

I really wanted to get the point across to kids that being who they are is okay. I think one of the best and worst technologies of the present day is social media. Even kids as young as 8 have Facebook and very, very often it is not a happy experience. I wanted to try to counteract all of the information kids are bombarded with, so that they know that who they are is enough.

What is Kip the Letter X focused on?

So, Kip is literally the letter X from the alphabet. But he’s not happy with who he is because he believes he’ll be better liked and make more friends if he is a different letter. He learns, however, that when you aren’t true to who you are, you only end up miserable. Finally, he learns this lesson and through as series of events comes to love himself.

Who would like this book?

I really wrote the book with kids under the age of 7 in mind. But, I believe there’s a lot hidden within these pages that will speak to the adults reading the book with their child.

Are you going to write another one?

I haven’t decided yet. This book was a labor of love and I’m actually involved in many other projects happening at the same time.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to write a children’s book?

Find a really good publisher who understands your passion for your book. Be flexible and listen to what experienced people in the industry tell you. Establish a platform EARLY.


Meet the Author:

Kim Patrick was born in England, raised in Britain and South Africa, and now lives in the United States. She loves animals, books, films, the letter X, and much of the rest of the alphabet.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ goodreads

 


Join us for this tour from June 7 to June 25, 2021!

Book Details:
Book Title:  Spartan and the Green Egg by Nabila Khashoggi
CategoryMiddle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  95 pages
Genre: Children's Adventure: Graphic Novel
PublisherFull Cycle Publications
Release date:  January 20, 2021
Content RatingG.

Book Description:

In Book 5, Land of The Midnight Sun, Egg, the friendly live alien spaceship, creatively uses an enchanting art gallery to reveal the young adventurers’ next destination. Spartan, Katie, Max, Tor, and Grimm find themselves in Greenland, home to some of the biggest glaciers on earth, and known as The Land of the Midnight Sun because, in summer, the sun never sets. Greenland’s vast and daunting landscape is almost completely covered with ice and snow.

With the help of some friendly Greenland sled dogs, they arrive in the charming village of Siorapaluk and befriend a young Inuit, Malik, and his family. They soon learn that Malik’s father and his group have gone missing while on an expedition. The team goes in search of them, at their own risk. Before long, they are caught up in a treacherous avalanche and trapped on a glacier that has broken off from the mainland. Hope arrives from a powerful source as they bear witness to an astonishing and beautiful miracle from the Earth’s living creatures.

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications

Guest Post

Raising Globally Involved Children

In today’s world kids are connected earlier than we ever were! My own sons were using computers before they could even really read or write. There are waaay more television channels and programming than when I was a kid, which offers more opportunity for kids to learn about the world beyond their own country’s borders. As a family we love to travel and I am often on the road with one, or both, of my sons. Our travels have taken us just almost around the world at this point, and one of the best outcomes from all of our travels is that both my children I would consider global citizens. They care about other countries and other people because they are real to them. While I realize that not everyone has the ability or desire to travel around the world, raising children who are interested in the larger world is still important and achievable. I believe kids come into this world with the deep desire to connect with others and to care. By teaching tolerance, learning about and appreciating other cultures/religions, and taking the time to speak about various country’s environmental issues are excellent ways to ensure that the next generation will make fewer of the mistakes of the previous one.

Meet the Author:

When her eldest son was a toddler, Nabila used to entertain him with made-up stories about a boy who traveled the world inside a live green egg that just so happened to be an alien from another planet. She turned the tales into a colorful children¹s graphic novel series, Spartan and the Green Egg, with the intention of introducing children to environmental and cultural themes around the world.

A portion of all proceeds from the Spartan and the Green Egg book series, toys and accessories is donated to The Children for Peace ONLUS. Based in Italy, this non-governmental organization helps young people worldwide who are living in challenging circumstances obtain their essential needs such as food, medical help and educational opportunities. Nabila currently lives in New York and has two sons.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest

Tour Schedule:

June 7 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
June 7 - Working Mommy Journal – books spotlight / giveaway
June 8 – Wottaread – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 8 – Rockin' Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / guest post with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 9 - Locks, Hooks and Books - books spotlight / giveaway
June 10 – A Mama's Corner of the World – books spotlight / giveaway
June 11 – Rajiv's Reviews – books spotlight / giveaway
June 14 – @twilight_reader – books spotlight
June 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 16 – Stephanie Jane – books spotlight / giveaway
June 16 - The Adventures of a Travelers Wife - books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 17 – Pick a Good Book – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 18 – Books for Books – books spotlight
June 21 – The Bespectacled Mother – books spotlight
June 22 – Lisa's Reading – books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 23 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / author interview with Nabila Khashoggi / author interview with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell - books spotlight / giveaway
June 24 - I Read Kid's Books - books spotlight / guest post with Nabila Khashoggi / guest post with Kim Patrick / giveaway
June 25 – Sefina Hawke's Books – books spotlight
 

Enter the Giveaway: 

 

KIP THE LETTER X & SPARTAN AND THE GREEN EGG Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

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