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Skeleton Creek Book Review
Have you ever stumbled upon a mystery so gripping that it feels like a secret waiting just for you to uncover? Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman is just that book, inviting you to join two friends, Ryan and Sarah, as they delve into the depths of Skeleton Creek. They are determined to unravel the secrets of Skeleton Creek. As they dive into the mystery, you'll find yourself hooked from the first page.
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Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door Book Review
Have you ever moved into a new house and been a little scared or anxious about it? Yeah, me too. What if you found out this new house was haunted? What would you be feeling then? This is exactly what happens to Andres Miedoso when he moves into his new house!
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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Tuesday Tales GIVEAWAY!!! Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar is such a slapstick hilariously funny book!! Your kids will love you if you read this to them! I have 3 paperback copies to mail out and I would love for you to get one of them to read to your class, AND for one lucky winner, you will not only get the paperback book, but you will also win a whole novel study package. Check it out at Blazer Tales TpT store. Enter at Blazer Tales Blog!
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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs
What would you do to keep your family safe? Would you walk across the scorching desert with no shoes, no food, no water, and only the clothes on your back? Well, Petra did! Read this incredible story based off of true events of the author's great-grandmother who had to flee Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. GIVEAWAY TIME - I will be giving away a hardback copy of this book. Go to to enter. The giveaway will end on 6/26/2022.
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Reign Returned by Katie Keridan
This YA book has it all - action, adventure, fantasy, magic, and young love! Go to to read all about it and to enter to win an ARC so you can read it before you can buy it!
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Hello, Goodbye by Kate Stollenwerck
This is an absolute must-read!!! After I read it, I did the video for my First Chapter Friday reading, and I wanted to read it all over again!! Check out my book review, book trailer, book talk, and First Chapter Friday reading, plus enter to win the ARC paperback copy. Read it before it comes out in August!! #blazertales #hellogoodbye #katestollenwerck #sparkpress #bookreview #booktalk #booktrailer #youngadultbooks #yabooks
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The Odd Ball by Erin Peterson
Y'all, this is the most precious book! Go to to read my book review, watch the book trailer, and listen to my book talk. Also, make sure to scroll to the bottom to go and sign up for a free autographed paperback copy of this book for your classroom, your library, or your child's home library! You don't want to miss this one!!! The Odd Ball #blazertales #erinpeterson #nikkicooper #littlecreekpress
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Sassafras and Her Teeny Tiny Tail by Candice Marley Conner Book Review
Oh my goodness, or according to the author, "Oh my acorns" 😂 this book is so amazing! Go to to read the book review, see the book trailer, and watch my book talk. Do not miss the giveaway! You can win an autographed hardcopy book! Go register now because It will close In 2 weeks! #blazertales #candicemarleyconner #heathgray #maclarencochranepublishing
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Amazing Book Talk Video for Bestselling What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado. This is EPIC! Blazer Tales
Amazing Book Talk Video for Bestselling What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado. This is EPIC! Blazer Tales
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A Child Called You by JD Wise Book Review
**GIVEAWAY TIME** This book is not even published yet - the publish date is 6/1/2021. Grab your hardcopy of this precious book at What is a great friends & family book review for elementary kids? A Child Called You by J.D. Wise is! Go to to read the book review!
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Book Review
** Giveaway Time** Do not miss this giveaway for this amazing book! Sign up at This is one of my favorite book series. Read and you will fall in love with Aven and her friends! The winner will also receive the coloring sheet that goes along with my First Chapter Friday reading or great for doodling when reading to your students.
the year of the buttered cat by susan glass and susan & alex haus
The Year of the Buttered Cat by Susan & Lexi Haas
**GIVEAWAY TIME** Go to to enter to win this incredible paperback ARC book!! Go to read the review and to watch my book talk.
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Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Sleepwalking Snowman by Andres Miedoso
**GIVEAWAY TIME** Go to to enter to win a paperback copy of this awesome early chapter reader. But this isn't the only giveaway! The winner will also win my PowerPoint that goes with this book. On TpT, this is $7.00. Don't miss this one!!
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Sorry (Really Sorry) by Joanna Cotler
**GIVEAWAY TIME** To win a hardcopy of this precious hardcopy book go to .
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Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
GIVEAWAY TIME!! Go to to enter for a chance to win!! What is a great historical fiction book for elementary and middle school kids? Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood is! What would you do if you thought a coat caused you to lose your life? Go to to read the rest of the book review and so much more!!