Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews & Youth Literature Reviews

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Youth Literature Reviews and Mother Daughter Books Reviews are back with another Kid Lit Giveaway Hop! This time around is the Holiday Extravaganza. This is a hop featuring bloggers who feature children’s or young adult literature and are looking to share copies of a fabulous winter-themed or holiday-themed books (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc).

Greetings everyone, Paul here today and I’d like to give a special thanks to Katie and Renee for hosting this fabulous event. I love what these ladies are doing to spread the word about great kidlit. It’s quite a difficult genre to promote online at times, and these ladies are two of the best (not to mention all the great bloggers participating).

 photo christmascover1a-1.jpgToday I’m featuring my very own Christmas book; Lionel’s Christmas Adventure. I released this book last year around the holidays and really enjoyed doing so. I participated in my very 1st blog tour and am excited to include it in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Holiday Extravaganza. Now onto the blurb:

Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Meet Lionel, a lovable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel’s sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time. This 2013 holiday, be careful what you wish for, you never know what might happen!

Well I know you’re excited to “hop” on over to the other great blogs so I’ll wrap things up. I’ll leave you with the trailer for Lionel’s Christmas Adventure (courtesy of  Laura at LLPix Photography) and I dare you not to tap your foot.

Take a second to enter to win an autographed copy of Lionel’s Christmas Adventure (sorry US only), or if you just can’t wait, you can head over to the toolbar on the left of the blog and order one today.

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  1. as a parent its hard to think about what I really want for Christmas! A day off from kid duty would be fantastic!

  2. When I was a child, I wanted a Little Red Riding Hood doll. Everyone had one, it seemed, but we couldn’t afford one. This year, I really haven’t thought about what I want; it’s been a rough year. I would really like next year to be better.

    • Hi Michelle,
      I do hope things improve next year. I think it has been a tough year all over the country. Maybe a Little Red Riding Hood doll will make an appearance under the tree for you this year!


  3. a doll house with furniture which my dad handmade for me. it was wonderful!!

  4. I wanted a Betsey Wetsey doll.

  5. I would really love a new king size bed set. Thanks

    jodi frasier/lasher

    • Hi Jodi,
      Now that sounds like a great gift idea! I thought when I got a queen size bed I would be set for life, but nowadays I like the idea of a king size bed. Not sure it’ll ever happen, but one can dream, right? Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing.


  6. This year I really want a stand mixer. 😀

    • Hi Crafty Zoo,
      Is that a kitchen appliance? My wife would probably know what it is, but it’s best if I stay out of the kitchen unless it’s to clean up. Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing.


  7. I would really want a new car, but I know that is not happening, retired now and will keep driving y wonderful Buick..LOL, really I want all my children and the world to experience PEACE

  8. Wanted or want? I wanted a Chatty Cathy doll. I want nothing except for my family to stay safe and healthy. Guess that’s not nothing, but really SOMETHING! Love your books!

    • Hi C.L.,
      I was thinking “wanted”, but the wants are quite fun too. Did you get a Chatty Cathy doll? I hope your wish for your family to stay safe & healthy comes true! Thanks so much for the kind words.


  9. When I was young I wanted a horse so badly, but didn’t we all want a pony?

  10. I think the one I wanted most as a kid was a spirograph. I actually got it for my birthday which is a week before Christmas!

    • Hi Heather,
      Is a spirograph the plastic tools that look like gears that you can connect and draw all kinds of cool shapes with? If so, I think my older brother had one. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. I hope you have double the fun with your birthday so close to Christmas. Happy early birthday & Christmas!


  11. When I was five, the only gift I wanted from Santa was a Baby Alive. I was so thrilled to find her under the tree on Christmas morning. Santa even brought a stroller, cradle and extra clothes. She is my all time favorite Christmas present and I still have her. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  12. I always wanted a pony.
    Jennifer Rote

    • Hi Terrajunebug,
      Thanks so much for stopping by & sharing. I never asked for a bike for Christmas. I grew up in Illinois and it would have been torture to have to wait 5 months to ride it. Did you get the bike? Happy holidays!


  13. When I was little I really wanted a giant doll house

  14. When I was little I always wanted to have an organ. Oh well, I never got one, but I love my piano instead.

    • Hi Renee,
      It sounds like you have a piano now. That’s neat! My wife has one, but rarely finds time to play anymore. Do you play it often? Is it a grand piano? That’d take up a lot of room. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.


  15. I most want tights and leggings. I need them for roller derby. Thanks.

  16. What I would love to have this Christmas is a trip to see my grandkids. I sent them presents today and wish I could send myself, too.
    Sherry Compton

  17. I to wanted a Barbie Dream House never got it and my only girl is a tomboy and does not want a Barbie Dream House Oh well there’s always Grand kids lol wilcarvic

    • Hi Candy,
      Doll house of all sorts have far and away been the most popular gift in this discussion. I’m sorry you didn’t get one, but I hope that your daughter eventually wants one and if not your grandkids. Thanks for stopping by & sharing.


  18. We didn’t celebrate Christmas as a child, but this year I want an iPhone 5S.

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