Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Blog Tour to Celebrate Goddess Girls #6: Aphrodite the Diva

Goddess Girls #6: Aphrodite the Diva will be in stores on August 9th!
We're celebrating on a blog tour with lots of giveaways.
Here's a sneak peek. See below to enter to win!



APHRODITE THE DIVA SWAG GIVEAWAYS: 
* GODDESSGIRLS bead necklaces made by Joan and Suzanne.
Strung on colorful stretchy cord, they can be shortened into bracelets. (Beads & cord packages purchased at Michaels say they're not for under age 14. Actual colors will vary.)

* Aphrodite the Diva book signed by Joan and Suzanne
* Bookmark featuring six Goddess Girls books


 


Click to enter at these blogs during specified dates:
Monday, August 1 – 15: Smack Dab in the Middle  (swag and book giveaway)
Monday, August 8 – 15
: In the Hammock (book and bookmark giveaway)
Thursday, August 11  Cynsations (guest post: Sustaining a Series Over Time)
Monday, August 15
: The Readiacs (Author Interview, book and bookmark giveaway)
Thursday, August 18
:  A Good Addiction (Author This or That List, book and bookmark giveaway)
Tuesday, August 17 – Sept. 15
:  Children’s Book Review (swag giveaway)
Friday, August 19
:  Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile (Character Interview: Aphrodite; book and bookmark giveaway)  

Monday, August 22: Read, Write, Repeat (interview) and Mundie Kids (Tens List & book and bookmark giveaway)
Wednesday, August 24Reading Tween (Character This or That List, book & bookmark giveaway)
Thursday, August 25 - Sept. 2:  I’m a Reader Not a Writer (Author Book Picks, book & bookmark giveaway)

Friday, August 26 - Sept. 9: BookGeeksRule (interview and review, book & bookmark giveaway) 
Friday, August 26 - Sept. 1: Reading Vacation (Character Interview: Isis, and book & bookmark giveaway) 

Reviews:
Monday, August 8: In the Hammock (Review)
Tuesday, August 16: Reading Tween (Review)
Thursday, August 18: Mundie Kids (Review)

Tuesday, August 23:  The Readiacs (Review)
Friday, August 26: Reading Vacation (Review)
Series scoop:
Join the class at Mount Olympus Academy with Goddess Girls, a new series that puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths!
  

“…a clever take on Greek deities…” ~ Booklist

"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging.~Publisher's Weekly
  
“…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…” ~ School Library Journal

Aladdin paperbacks, ages 8 ~ 12.


Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa!
Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld.
Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love.
Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave.
Athena the Wise Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out.

NEW! Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever. (August 9, 2011) 
Artemis the Loyal  It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only.  Not fair! (Dec. 2011)
 Medusa the Mean  When Medusa discovers an ad for a necklace that promises immortality, this looks like her best shot at becoming popular and having her supercrush, Poseidon, finally notice her. Can this "meanie" get what she wants and also prove that there's more to her that meets the eye? (Apr. 2012)

Be sure to 'follow' because we'll be adding more giveaways to celebrate each new GG book and posting all the latest Goddess Girls news. We look forward to seeing you! xox

~ Suzanne and Joan







Monday, July 11, 2011

Fun lesson on action verbs using my Ten Naughty Little Monkeys book


Today I discovered a fun downloadable activity to teach action verbs based on my book Ten Naughty Little Monkeys.  If you're a first or second grade teacher, you might like to check it out. Click here to go straight to the lesson plan on lakeshorelearning.com.