Saturday, January 23, 2016


I can't even tell you how excited I've been for this day.

Kal'el came home from school with a loose tooth. This wasn't a big surprise since Leif and I were both in first grade when we lost our first tooth.

Kal'el worked hard at loosening the tooth then asked his Dad to pull it out.

Leif was super quick and Kal'el said it didn't even hurt. 
That will be Dad's job from now on since Mom is a little squeamish about blood.

Turns out that one of the kittens lost two of his baby teeth the same week.
So we packed up all the teeth and headed into the deep woods.

Seriously. Its the middle of January and still so green!!!

We are looking for a fairy ring to put the tooth in.
If the fairies accept the tooth then a new tooth will magically grow back.
But it will be the last time that tooth will be able to grow back so  Kal'el will have to take very good care of the permanent tooth.

If the baby tooth is a good tooth with no cavities then there will be a present on his pillow when he gets home.

We search for about 30 minutes in the deep woods with no sign of the fairies or a fairy ring.

Kal'el said this look like the home of trolls.

Then Kal'el finds a sign that we are headed in the right direction. 
I know you can't see it too well in the picture, but there is sparkling gold dust along the trail.

Leif is explaining to Kal'el some of the dangers of fairy rings and what to look for.

Then we finally find a fairy ring!

Kal'el drops the teeth into the fairy ring.

When he gets home there is a present waiting on his bed, 
which mean the tooth fairies liked the tooth since it didn't have any cavities. 

Inside the gift is Star Wars mouthwash, toothpaste, floss, a light saber toothbrush, 
and movie tickets to go see the new Star Wars movie.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Give Away - This Little President by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the newly-released board book, "This Little President: A Presidential Primer" by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode.


About the Book

Title: This Little President: A Presidential Primer | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Daniel Roode | Publication Date: January 12, 2016 | Publisher: Little Simon | Pages: 26 | Recommended Ages: 2 to 6

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Book Description: A board book primer on presidents Learn about the US presidents with this bright and playful board book! Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—parents and little leaders-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.
Leading our country. Helping you and me. Keeping all fifty states safe, happy, and free. Little presidents have a great big job.
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About the Author: Joan Holub

Joan-Holub-GG-264x300Joan Holub is the author of 140+ books for children including the Mini Myths series of 8 board books: Be Careful, Icarus!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa!, Make A Wish Midas! Joan also authored the acclaimed picture books Little Red Writing, The Knights Before Christmas, and Mighty Dads, a New York Times bestseller. Joan also co-authors (with Suzanne Williams) three series: Goddess Girls (ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), Grimmtastic Girls (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and Heroes in Training (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).

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Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: January 26, 11:59 pm, 2016 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Joan Holub and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. a Rafflecopter giveaway MDBR Book Promotion Services

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Book Release in Girl from the Stars Series! by Cheree Alsop

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Liora Day’s fate entwined with the crew the day she joined the SS Kratos. Fleeing the Coalition in their attempt to destroy the Omne Occasus before it falls into the wrong hands, the captain and crew band together to save not only their ship, but the fate of the Macrocosm against those who would use the machine for harm. Liora’s heart is caught by Tariq, the damaged, brooding medical officer, but his past is entwined with hers in a way that makes a relationship nearly impossible.

Despite their acceptance, Liora’s presence endangers the ship, the crew, and everyone she meets. She must confront both the demons of her youth and the dangers of running from the Coalition in her fight to save not only the galaxy, but also what is left of her heart.

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