Wreck-It Ralph Storybook App Giveaway


  We are so excited to see the new film Wreck-It Ralph by Disney this weekend!  It premiered today and we expect a lot of excitement around this fun movie.  In light of the new movie, Disney has released two new apps Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe and Hero's Duty Interactive Comic - which is a prequel to the upcoming new movie.  Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe showcases our favorite characters, Ralph, Felix, Vanellope and others as we follow Ralph as he wrecks his way through the arcade.  He is searching for a hero's medal and finds much more along the way.  Some of the features include exciting interactive games and the option to build your own candy cart which we really enjoyed doing.  You even get to ride your candy cart in the appropriately named "Sugar Rush."  The characters voices are from the original movie and feature  John C. … [Read more...]

Woodrow for President Children’s Picture Book Giveaway


Woodrow for President is a great children's picture book to help you teach your children about the electoral process. What it means to run for President of the United States, manage a campaign, organize volunteers, etc.  This cute book is very detailed oriented and thorough but easy enough for my six year old to follow the story. Make sure to read my interview with Cheryl Shaw Barnes, the illustrator and half of this husband-wife team who wrote this book in our Book of the Week section. They have provided us with two copies of Woodrow for President for some lucky mates!  Valued at $16.95 per book.  Good luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Love of Reading and Writing with the Children’s Book Insider Giveaway!


We are so excited to be celebrating the love of reading and writing with the Founders of the Children's Book Insider - Jon Bard and Laura Backes - at our Facebook Party August 13th at 5:30 pm PST!  These two started the Children's Book Insider some years ago because they felt there was a real need for writers to have a meeting point and provide some advice, suggestions and even offer some cheerleading to continue on with their dream of publishing a children's book.  They have a panel of experts who provide great posts about the industry.  I have found their site and newsletter to be very helpful and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to pursue their lifelong dream of writing a book!  Look for my interview with Mr. Bard this coming week.  Now for the goodies!  Boy, we have some great friends who have donated some really fantastic prizes including promo codes for apps and … [Read more...]

New Giveaway by SoGaBee!


  Marcel Widarto of SoGaBee who has put out such great apps as Hangman Sight Words and Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop and has provided us with some super fantastic prizes!  There are seven (7) chances to win some fun goodies such as this adorable 3" tall Pixopop doll!  I told him I HAD to have one as it is too cute!  They are not available anywhere else at the moment so enter for a chance to win this or a mini-sketch of Stitch from the artist among other treasures!    Good luck mates! You can read my review of Pixopop Sight Words here: http://melissa.appymall.com/app_details.php?id=520191544&n=Sight+Words+%26+Spelling+with+Pixopop a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

It’s Cool To Be Clever Giveaway!


  The folks at It's Cool To Be Clever have provided us with three (3) signed copies of their It's Cool To Be Clever book.  If you haven't read our interview with Edson Hendricks you really should as this is the man who set the foundation for something most of us use every day!  The internet was designed by Mr. Hendricks over 30 years ago. They are offering the app free for the rest of the year and it is one of the best apps I have reviewed.  I love collecting signed books for my daughter as I know someday she will appreciate having a library full of signed books that she can share with her children.  Now is your chance to win a signed copy of the book written by Leanne Jones!   a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: Six Month Subscription to Magic Town


a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter to win a six month subscription to Mindshapes Magic Town! Magic Town uses games technology to deliver a customized experience for each child. Your child will love visiting Magic Town where they will be met by Max and Izzy, the town guides and Louis the Storyteller who has travelled the world collecting stories. Each time a child visits Magic Town, Louis presents a new story of the day and it is up to the child to unleash the stories and bring Magic Town to life. The stories and games appear in character-based houses that populate the Magic Town landscape. You can reach more about this innovative virtual world based on popular children's stories at www.magictown.com. Mindshapes has provided Penelope's mates with 5 prizes of a six-month subscription to Magic Town. Good luck mates! "For book-loving families with kids ages 2-6, the Internet has … [Read more...]