Month: January 2014

Have you ever heard of International Book Giving Day?

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International Book Giving Day’s effort is encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. They invite individuals to:

1) give a book to a friend or family member.
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read.
3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally.

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I heard about International Book Giving Day via Emma at http://www.mybookcorner.com.au (who is one of the volunteers helping to organise it).

It is a really lovely idea. I am going to take part and probably blog about it next month. Last year (before I started blogging) I sent some of my books to some children’s hospitals around England. The Children’s hospitals were so happy and grateful that it made me smile – it is definitely worth doing. If you want to do this though you need to check with the hospital first, as some hospitals cannot accept second hand books.

To find out more information about International Book Giving Day please check out this link http://bookgivingday.com/

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heatherellisbooks.wordpress.com has been nominated for another award!

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I am excited to announce that heatherellisbooks.wordpress.com has been nominated for another award!

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Thank you to my friend in America Jackie Smith http://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com for nominating me!

Here are the rules for The Sunshine Award:

  • Display the Award on your Blog.
  • Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded      you.
  • Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award – “who positively      and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
  • Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being      awarded.
  • Write 10 interesting things about you

I hereby present the Sunshine Award to the following bloggers:

http://stephaniedikey.wordpress.com
http://tcomegna911.wordpress.com
http://dominikmikula.com
http://chickenspics.wordpress.com
http://getreadingnow.org
http://sunnysleevez.wordpress.com
http://www.analogyoflife.com
http://cathydlaws.wordpress.com
http://bookhubinc.wordpress.com
http://joshualloveday.wordpress.com

Congratulations!

Now… 10 interesting things about me…

1) I published my first children’s book on Amazon when I was 10 years old called ‘The Sugary Sherburts’.

2) I have watched the film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days more times than I want to tell people on this blog.

3) I talk a bit loud.

4) I have two cats. I have had my first cat called Toby since he was a tiny kitten; he was the only black cat in a litter of ginger cats – so cute. He used to be the size of my hand and now he is a massive grumpy beast (but I love him)!

5) I rescued my second cat from being put to sleep; she couldn’t be rehomed for a long time. No one would take her because she was in a bit of a state. She is a lovely cat and we are all very happy now.

6) I like One Direction. My favourite member of One Direction is Zayn Malik.

7) My favourite holiday place is Turkey.

8) My favourite ever book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

9) My favourite subject at school is………. Maths! You were expecting me to say English weren’t you?

10) I won a goldfish when I was three (from a fair) and he lasted for many years. Secretly my parents kept replacing the fish with similar looking ones when they died, so that I didn’t know or get upset!

Which is your favourite The Hunger Games book (by Suzanne Collins)?

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Deneb does Dot and Santa Claus [Tales of the VHS Part 1]

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Mutant Reviewers

“You can set the world on fire/with chewing gum and a yard of wire!/How d’you do it?/Fiddly-dee!/With ingenuity!”

The Scoop: 1981 G, directed by Yoram Gross and starring Drew Forsythe, Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick, Anne Haddy and Ashley Ayre.

Tagline: That I’m aware of, none.

Summary Capsule: Santa and a little girl who can talk to animals go on a round-the-world trip to try and find a lost baby kangaroo. It’s… really not as schmaltzy as it sounds.

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HOW TO GET A BOOK PUBLISHED WHEN YOU’RE A KID

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HOW TO GET A BOOK PUBLISHED WHEN YOU’RE A KID

Hello everyone – I did a guest blog post for the kind people at “KIDSBLOGCLUB”, who are really supporting me and my writing. 

I wrote about how to publish a book, when you’re a kid! Check it out ! =)

The Sugary-Sherburts and The Stone Witch

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I think that it’s AMAZING that a 12 year old blogger (studying in India) has just reviewed my book from a Kindle!
Thank you – Everyone check out Sookthi’s BLOG here: http://sookthisbooknook.wordpress.com

Sookthi's Book Nook

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A young author, Miss Heather Ellis had recently asked me to review her book, a sequel to ‘The Sugary-Sherburts’. The book is skillfully written,and  she shows us the story in a beautiful manner. While reading her book, I could actually feel myself shivering in Thornton (the town where the story takes place), and see the protagonists fighting with the wicked witch, Ola.

The book begins with a description of Thornton in winter. Kit and Kat live with their parents in a little chocolate cottage. They are, as Heather says, ‘a poor but happy family.’ Disaster strikes in Thornton, when the weather becomes exceptionally cold and the sky turns blue-black. Frightening messages appear to be written on clouds and a voice is heard- “I will ruin Christmas day for everyone in Thornton!”, it says.

Kit and Kat resolve to stop the cruel creature from ruining Christmas. They have to climb a…

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5 Preschool Activities for the Weekend

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