Monday, 13 May 2013

Win 13 books in the Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop

May 13th – 19th
Hosted by KidLitFrenzyMymcbooks & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

This week, I'm excited to be celebrating Children's Book Week by teaming up with author Greta Burroughs to give away a massive bundle of our books. Some are for middle-grade readers, others for YA and some for children aged 5-10. Just enter the contest via the Rafflecopter to win.

What you can win from me -

A signed paperback copy of Kiwi in Cat City and a set of 7 ebooks. 
Five runners-up will win the ebook sets. 

What you can win from Greta -

The winner will receive ebook copies of all 3 books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series plus Gerald and the Wee People and the House on Bo-Kay Lane.
The first 30 people to enter the contest will win a book of their choice!

About our books...

The Kiwi Series (furry fun for ages 9-99)
Have you ever wished your cat could talk or wondered where he/she goes when you're not around? Kiwi is a magical cat from a world called Cat City. With her two humans, Amy and James, she finds mysteries and adventures, dealing with catnappings, gem thieves, giant mice, time travel, haunted houses, Santa, ancient gods, pyramids and more. The fun stories contain positive messages about loyalty, friendship, honesty, bullying and the power of standing together.

Kiwi in Cat City opens on one dark night. Amy cannot sleep and she looks out of the window into the garden to see her cat, Kiwi, transfixed by the moon. Waking her brother, James, she suggests they follow Kiwi to see where she goes... whether it involves a hunt for mice or something else. Little do they know that with a flick of her tail, Kiwi is going to magically change them into kittens and lead them on the adventure of their lives. In the blue-lit world of Cat City, the budding detectives help Inspector Furrball to investigate the mysterious catnapping of Mr Katz and find out what happened to Madame Purrfect.

Day of the Living Pizza (comedy detective series - age 10 up)
Detective Smarts of Crazy Name Town has a problem. Doctor Boring and his receptionist have been bumped off, and the only clues at the scene are some olives, tomatoes and a sprinkle of oregano. With the townsfolk dropping like flies and strange figures stumbling down the streets mumbling “Pizza”, Officer Dewdrop has an unusual idea.

Day of the Pesky Shadow 
There is a new mind boggler to solve – who is the mysterious dark figure nicking knickers off washing lines, scaring cinema-goers and causing folks’ legs to go wibbly wobbly? Smarts and Dewdrop are hot on the trail.

Gerald and the Wee People (book 1 - MG/YA fantasy)
Gerald and his best friend, Vernon, discover a mysterious spot in the woods where Gerald visualizes a miniature village complete with wee inhabitants. He enjoys going back to that spot and watching the day-to-day activities until trouble starts in the village, and he tries to convince Vernon that his visions are real - that the wee people need help. The boys literally fall into the new world, get caught up in a war, and embark on a quest to face down the deranged forest god who started the mayhem. 

House on Bo-Kay Lane (book 2)
Gerald and Vernon encounter strange happenings at an abandoned house. Ghostly images of familiar faces from the wee people village are seen in the windows, echoes of voices from the past haunt the boys’ dreams, and an undeniable curiosity draws then to investigate. What they find takes them back to the world of the wee people and into a new adventure.

The adventures of Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat
Christmas with Patchy and Calico
Patchy and Calico’s Summer Vacation
(picture book series for ages 5-10)

Patchwork Dog has a knack for getting into trouble and his best friend, Calico Cat, usually winds up right in the middle of the mess with him. Calico would rather spend her days sleeping in her nice comfortable bed, staying safe and worry free. She knows better than to follow Patchy when he is out looking for a new adventure, but she tags along anyway just in case… On the other hand, Patchy is very curious and is always investigating new sights, sounds and smells. He follows his nose wherever it goes. Sometimes that leads to trouble, but other times it gives Calico a chance to play a trick on her not so smart friend.

About Greta
Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day. She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert, and three dogs. Greta has six books published: the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP - Heartaches and Miracles.

What is Children’s Book Week?
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes from coast to coast! For more information please visit:

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  1. I would leap and jump from place to place and even attempt to jump down from a high place :)

  2. What an impressive line up of books to giveaway. I am hopping over from the KidLitGH. I hope you have a wonderful book week.

  3. definitely a cat! relaxing and being pampered all day sounds good to me! :)

    rafflecopter name nicole krutz

  4. cat... do some climbing, jumping and sneaking around... or just sleep all day like my cat does.

  5. I would be a cat and I would sleep all day in the sunshine.

  6. I would be a dog and get petted all day
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski


Thanks for commenting - have a kitty cool day! :)