Winners

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris – Wendy Abi Jaime Susan Mark Please email me with your snail mail addresses before Monday (1/11) night! Doors Open by Ian Rankin – A private emailer Shelly Jaime Susan edmontonjb Please send me your snail mail addresses to my email by Monday (1/11) night!

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FIRST Chapter: Dinosaurs for Kids by Ken Ham {Review}

Dinosaurs for Kids

Ken Ham loves dinosaurs! In this big book he teams a powerful Bible-based timeline of dinosaur history with eye-popping illustrations and the latest in dinosaur information! Kids will learn about dinosaur names and misnomers, what the Bible has to say about them, and what we can learn from the fossil evidence of their existence! The world of dinosaurs has never been this exciting, revealing, and simply amazing to see and explore!

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12 Pearls of Christmas Winner

This comes from the ladies behind Litfuse Publicity on behalf of the 12 Pearls of Christmas giveaway:  Nearly 1,000 people entered the contest to win the pearl necklace –  amazing! We’re excited to announce that Carol from Carol’s Notebook won the necklace! Also, please let your readers know that we’ll be giving away 5 copies of the Pearl Girls book this week on the Pearl Girls’ blog. All they need to do to be entered is leave a comment before 1/8/10.

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Product Review & Giveaway: Dropper Stopper

This giveaway is closed, but please still enjoy the review. Over the holidays there were three things in my AppleBlossom’s life that I found to be incredibly valuable. One of which is the Dropper Stopper, the other two I’ll tell you about in the days to come. The Dropper Stopper is an incredible invention designed to “keep cups and toys clean and close” and it does that. Although at this time AppleBlossom is still too little for her own cups, she has reached the point of holding toys and getting excited and then losing them. Such as the main event of her toy collection, Winky the lamb. We have five Winkys just in case one disappears, but when I’m out and about those others do not help me much. What helps is this fabulous tool! The dropper stopper is an accessory that no parent should live without! With its patented. . .

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His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado

*This post has been updated with my new format, thanks to the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin on July 8, 2015.* This is a delightful book following the time line of Christ’s life. I’ve enjoyed many different types of books from Max Lucado in the past and this is no exception. At first I thought this was more of a coffee table book, but after having the opportunity to enjoy it myself – it is so much more. This is a treasure and the pictures within are gorgeous. This was put together from other Lucado books, but I never would have realized it had I not known. This is a perfect gift for anyone. Max Lucado’s first book that journeys from the birth of Christ to His resurrection. Drawing from his classic writing on Jesus combined with new reflections and breathtaking art, Max Lucado again opens our eyes-and hearts-to the life. . .

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In the Mail today…

ARC, to be published in trade paper January 5th, 2010 from Realms of Strang Book Group Strang Book Group Makes First Foray Into Historical Romance Strange Book Group recently announced its first venture into the historical romance genre with the January 2010 release of Becoming Lucy by Martha Rogers under its fiction imprint, Realms, to expand market share in the most popular category in Christian publishing. Becoming Lucy is the first in the Winds Across the Prairie series set in the Oklahoma Territory. “It is a story of God’s great love and forgiveness and how believing God’s promises can turn bad situations for good,” explained Rogers. ARC release date July 1, 2010 from Fideus Books ARC release date May 1, 2010 from B&HSequel to Certain Jeopardy

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Enter to win a Kindle

Thanks to Noobie, I have a link to share with you for a chance to win a Kindle for your very own! I want one, but with the addition of AppleBlossom the budget is not there… Although I’m still out on the thought of a Nook, but then that’s a conversation for another day… Click the image to go fill out the form for your chance to win! Winners will be chosen December 14th through Noobie.

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Review: The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems

The Baby Whisperer Answers All Your Questions: Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood by Tracy Hogg Goes beyond the basics presented in the author’s first two child-care guides to offer a series of specific, targeted strategies for solving common challenges faced by parents of children up to three years of age, including feeding problems, sleep troubles, and behavior issues, in a volume complemented by real-life case stories. My rating: 2 of 5 stars*Checked out from the Arlington Public Library* I found this on the shelf in the “parenting section”. Odd for me to be able to look there still. This was recommended to me a couple months back as being pretty useful. Well, what do you know almost three months into parenting and I have already ruined my daughter’s life and completely warped her sense of view and the world is going to end. I read this book last. . .

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Review: The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries –an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy. Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.” In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready. . .

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Giveaway winners with no reply?!

Well I have had no response from some winners. So, NEW Winners for the following books must contact me with snail mail addresses today (or I pick another winner)! No need to keep these authors waiting peoples. *wink* Aimala127 – A Forever ChristmasNoraFindingHope – White Picket FencesBookLogged – Hearts and Harvests email me creativemadnessreviews (at) gmail [dot] com

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Review: Your Newborn Head to Toe

Your Newborn: Head to Toe: Everything You Want to Know About Your Baby’s Health through The First Year by Cara Familian Natterson This one-of-a-kind primer explains to new parents, in a clear and comforting tone, precisely what is happening inside their new baby’s body, the reasons behind various standard post-delivery hospital procedures, and, once baby is at home, what parents can and should do before they call the doctor. In the age of managed care, many pediatricians are unable to find the time to impart even basic medical information–the very information that might reassure parents and help them understand the difference between danger signs and normal development. At the same time, many parents are unable to distill the information they get from the pediatrician, because, even when baby is perfectly healthy, visits to the doctor’s office tend to be chaotic and parents may not have their wits about them, may. . .

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