Review! Camp Bad Guy Episode 1: The Worst Kids in the World by Ellis Weiner

Published January 24, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

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campbadCamp Bad Guy Episode 1: The Worst Kids in the World

By Ellis Weiner

131 pages – ages 11+

Published by Frederator Books, LLC  on October 13, 2014

Synopsis: Jim Goode is a… Good kid. So why are his parents forcing him to come to Camp Bad Guy? It’s a summer camp that trains kids to be the world’s next dictators, supervillains, and just plain psychos! They’re encouraged to steal, cheat, trick, etc. And Jim is honest! After arriving at camp, Jim starts wondering if he really knows his parents after all. How will a good kid survive at Camp Bad Guy?

What I Liked: This book was awesome! It creates a new world that you will love and hate at the same time! I like how the descendants of the villains come from villains that are “real” (one of the counselors is James Bond’s best enemy’s grandson), while others…

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The Rabbit and the Dragon King

Published January 19, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

Wyrmflight

Here is a folk tale from Korea, in honor of the approaching Chinese New Year.

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The Rabbit and the Dragon King

Long, long ago, there was a Dragon King who ruled a kingdom beneath the Southern Sea. Mighty though he was, this monarch was laid low by a lingering illness. All his physicians consulted together and determined that only the liver of a rabbit could cure him.

The Dragon King summoned all his followers: the whales, squids, fishes and crabs. He asked who would go and fetch a rabbit’s liver. Now the surface of the land was as mysterious and forbidding to these denizens of the deep as the undersea is to land dwellers. Everyone was afraid to go. After much hemming and hawing, a lowly turtle stepped forward.

“Majesty, I can breathe the air and my shell protects me. Allow me to go in search of the rabbit.”

The Dragon King…

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Wolfbaene ~ Michelle Dennis

Published January 5, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

The lantern above him flickered to life; William knew it must be meal time if the lanterns were being switched on, but he had no intention of going back to his dorm. He had to work out what the leather~bound book was all about. For as long as he could remember, he had carried it around in his backpack – which wasn’t strange in itself, but, the pages were blank; that was until he had turned seventeen just days before. Then, words began to appear. Not just words, but runes that swam across the page – curly letters forming strange words that made his eyes strain and his heart race.

This year will bring lots of new and exciting things for Wolfbaene!

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While I finish Wolfbaene ~ The Next Quest, I’ll be working hard at a second edition (fresh cover too!) For Wolfbaene.

2014 was a fantastic year for Wolfbaene and I’m sure the fun will continue in 2015, with festivals, school visits and much more. And to let you all into a little secret, Orrin may even be working on his own children’s picture book!

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If you’re new to William’s adventure, here’s some links to purchase your copy

http://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?keywords=wolfbaene&productType=917504

http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=wolfbaene

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_0_9?k=wolfbaene&sprefix=wolfbaene

Or flick me an email for a signed copy
wolfbaene12@gmail.com

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Mapmaker Chronicles ~ Race to the End of the World Book 1

Published January 5, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

Allison Tait’s book, Mapmaker Chronicles ~ Race to the End of the World, caught my attention recently. Okay, as my friends know, just mention the words dragon or magic and you have my attention – but the great cover also caught my eye!

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14 year Quinn leads a quiet life, on a farm with his older brothers. But, he has a special talent that has caught the attention of the king and things are about to get crazy.

The king wants a map of the world and Quinn has to help him get one. A contest is set up and the winner who brings back a map of the world will receive a handsome prize – the losers? Well, let’s just not talk about them.

Quinn sets off with a mismatched crew of slaves and stowaways to do as the king has ordered (and hopefully survive the sea monsters).

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The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World is action packed and full of intrigue. Alison Tait is a true story teller and it’s been an absolute pleasure reading this book (nope, not to my kids – they’re all grown up).

If you love books like Wolfbaene, Deltora Quest or Narnia, you’ll love this one (and so will your kids!)

Here’s some places to purchase:

http://www.readings.com.au/collection/best-middle-fiction-of-2014

http://www.booktopia.com.au/the-mapmaker-chronicles-a-l-tait/prod9780734415776.html?clickid=yegywvUl4W16zhXyZTVQSzNsUkV26pzl4RhZ2E0&bk_source_id=102480&bk_source=DGM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LA5KONW/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/191-0080144-0926305

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/the-mapmaker-chronicles-by-a-l-tait-9780734415776/#.VKnTW5M_XFq

Enjoy!

The Mortal Instruments Book 1: City of Bones: Cassandra Clare #bookreview

Published January 4, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

For the love of Books!!

2015 Reading Challenge category: Book that became a movie

Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by…

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Grayson the #BULLY Frog with Ted and Raymond

Published December 20, 2014 by Michelle Dennis - Author

FreckledFrog Designs

Are your kids dealing with a #bully? Come check this #book out by #RhondaPatton…  https://www.createspace.com/4643479 Knowing bullies herself, Rhonda Patton tackles the ever prevailing issue of #bullying in this sweet, simple #story. She discusses several issues within her pages; including #friendship, #forgiveness and standing up for what is right. Young children will be able to understand and grasp the lessons that are being #taught through this adorable tale!

http://authl.it/1pk

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