Welcome to this first Blog Hop on my site for 2018! There will be many more to come so please visit my site often!
Thank you Mommy Island & The Kids Did it Blog sites for presenting this Blog Hop!
I am offering Three Fabulous Books by Three Awesome Authors to Giveaway to ONE Lucky U.S./Canada WINNER! Each is very unique!
Book #1 - Donated by it's Author
True Mercy by Idelle Kursman
Paperback, 362 pages
Published October 2016 by Luck Can Change, LLC
ISBN: 0996592202 (ISBN13: 9780996592208)
“In the midst of happy memories of licking the chocolate chip cookie batter . . . Adam spotted a woman on the ground.”
Adam, an eighteen year-old with autism, unwittingly gets caught up in the evil network of human trafficking the day he finds Marina on the ground. Nursing fresh wounds from losing his mother, Adam is ecstatic to accept a new mother figure into his life. He longs for someone to take walks with and who will watch nature videos with him. He can't fathom, however, the horrific existence Marina has led prior to appearing in his neighborhood.
Marina, abducted from her country of Moldova, has landed in America and somehow managed to escape. Starving, filthy, and exhausted, she has nowhere to turn and desperately needs Adam's assistance. But what will Adam's father think of him allowing this emaciated refugee into their home?
Adam's father Bruce has his own troubles as the sole caregiver of Adam while trying to hold down a regular job. How will he take on the added responsibility of protecting Marina from the traffickers who are intent on recapturing her? Can he successfully protect both her and his childlike son?
Idelle Kursman was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her master's in reading education at William Paterson University. She has worked on her writing skills for over 20 years. A few years ago, she watched the movie Taken with Liam Neeson and was shocked to discover the existence of human trafficking rings. She has a loved one with autism, which forced her to put her career on hold. Concerned about these topics, Idelle began researching and writing her debut novel. In True Mercy, Idelle seeks to bring more awareness to the international human trafficking crisis as well as the plight of families with loved ones with autism. She does presentations to speak about these issues. Idelle currently lives with her family in New Jersey.
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The Magic of Jhas by Merelee Knott
Paperback, 1, 497 pages
Published August 21st 2014 by Createspace
ISBN 1500382698 (ISBN13: 9781500382698)
Can Dura save the primitive land of Jhas with a sword, fighting against repeating rifles, jets, and bombs? Or will he die trying?
Dura knows a sword can't defeat rifles, but he cares too much to give up. He can't stand to see his people get hurt. When a messenger calls, Dura flies to the rescue, alone, with only the sword.
He's stubborn enough to try to help. Will he die, or is there still magic in Jhas?
Action, adventure, airplanes, and fantastic characters fill this fast-paced, magical novel.
Author, The Magic of Jhas. Find it on Amazon.com, a fantasy, action-adventure novel.
My son is Shawn Steele, Microsoft software guru, and maker of L3-g0, a Lego robot.
My daughter is Laurel Lee Steele, Physician Assistant in pharmaceutical research, and artist.
I live in the Pacific Northwest now, previously in Colorado, other States, and Germany, grew up in Tiffin and Bettsville, Ohio.
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Book #3 - Donated by Quarto Knows Publishing
How Could We Harness a Hurricane? by Vicki Cobb, Theo Cobb (Illustrations)Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Seagrass Press
ISBN: 1633222462 (ISBN13: 9781633222465
How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane hits?
Have you ever wondered how hurricanes become powerful enough to lift cars and level cities? In How Could We Harness a Hurricane?, Vicki Cobb describes this natural phenomenon and the three things it's made of: air, water, and energy. Read about traveling to the eye of the storm, modifying weather, and other interesting work that meteorologists, scientists, and engineers do to solve the big problems posed by hurricanes. How can we prevent destruction and danger when a hurricane visits our cities? From fortifying buildings to weakening or moving the hurricane itself, How Could We Harness a Hurricane? explores what engineers are trying to do to diminish the wrath of a hurricane. How Could We Harness a Hurricane? also includes simple, hands-on experiments that reinforce these fascinating hurricane facts and concepts.
Vicki Cobb is the well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when HarperCollins first published Science Experiments You Can Eat, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Currently, she is becoming increasingly popular as a speaker to children and adults as educators search out sources for materials and activities that promote learning. Today's popular buzz words in education--"hands-on-science," "experimental learning," "out-come based," "multi-disciplinary" and critical thinking" are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work.Vicki Cobb graduated from Barnard College with a major in zoology and went on to get a Master's degree in Secondary Science Education. After early careers as a laboratory researcher and science teacher, she became a full-time writer of science books for children. Light Action! Amazing Experiments in Optics represents her life as both author and parent. Her coauthor is her son Josh, and optical engineer and the illustrator is her son Theo, an artist and art director.
Vicki is a charter member of the award-winning group blog Interesting Nonfiction for Kids (I.N.K.) and she is the founder and president of Ink Think Tank, LLC, a company of the best nonfiction authors around, in all disciplines K-12, dedicated to bringing the nonfiction literature into the classroom. She is also a regular blogger for Education Update and the Huffington Post where she regularly questions the state of education, literacy, and the strange absence of using nonfiction literature in the classroom.
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