Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Great Summer Reading: Mouseheart, by Lisa Fiedler + a Big Giveaway! #Mouseheart

MOUSEHEART
by Lisa Fiedler, Illustrated by Vivienne To

If you’re looking for a way to help combat the summer “brain drain” with your children, I recommend that you find a book or series that will capture their interest! The following book sounds like a fantastic candidate for amusing the kids, with fun animals, plenty of secrets and non-stop adventure! It’s The Warriors series meets Redwall in this first book in an epic animal adventure series set in the subway tunnels of Brooklyn (grades 3-7). Read on…

ABOUT MOUSEHEART
Hopper is just an ordinary pet-shop mouse — until he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization.

But all is not as it seems. Hopper misses Pinkie and Pup, the siblings he lost in the escape attempt. Atlantia is constantly threatened by roving rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere, cats who would normally eat a rodent in a second, but leave the rats unharmed ... and no one can seem to answer why.

Soon Hopper is caught in the crosshairs of an epic battle, one that spans generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets. Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends.

And one powerful secret about himself.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7

Visit all the MOUSEHEART websites - #Mouseheart
• Visit the official website
• Follow Simon Kids on Twitter and Facebook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Fiedler is the author of several novels for children and young adults. She divides her time between Connecticut and the Rhode Island seashore, where she lives happily with her very patient husband, her brilliant and beloved daughter, and their two incredibly spoiled golden retrievers.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Vivienne To has illustrated several books, including The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins and the Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series by Octavia Spencer. As a child, she had two pet mice escape. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner and her ginger cat. Visit her at VivienneTo.com.


GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive some great summer reads, including:
• Custom Mouseheart t-shirt
• plus 3 great books: Mouseheart, The Search for WondLa, and Belly Up

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.



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43 comments:

  1. I get my kids involved in the summer reading program at the local library to encourage them to continue learning throughout the summer months away from school!

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  2. We always join our library's reading program

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  3. My best tip is to visit the library often and explore new books!

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  4. my niece has a summer reading list she participates in with the library!

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  5. Going to the library or joining a reading group is great. I like to keep the rule all summer long to still read 20 min a day.

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  6. We get workbooks and outdoor exploring science kits!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  7. Trips to the library, book lists, PBS, and games & crafts are all great for brain power during the summer.

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  8. I take the kids to the library and swimming we also do tons of camping. We are usually all over the United States and Canada. I keep them busy they have no time to be bored at all! lol

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  9. I picked up some new novels for them to read (Charlie and the Choclate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, Harriet the Spy, etc...) I sit with them outside and they read one chapter a day out loud. I also have workbooks for the grade they are going into and we use the iXL program daily.

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  10. We are joining the summer reading program at the library and do worksheets.

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  11. We keep flash cards, puzzle books, mini games, all around the house so that they pick things up as they are hanging around. Usually at the breakfast table or in the living area. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  12. We read lots! We're at the library once a week or so & my son does the summer reading program there. :)

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  13. Educational trips and summer reading programs through the library or school are great..

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  14. We like to take regular trips to the library, and go on trips that are also educational.

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  15. our school and the city library has great summer programs for kids

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  16. walks and go to the lake and lots of other out door stuff check out plants and out door life

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  17. My children and I love to go to garage/yard sales! We love finding new books this way, plus a lot of other fun stuff!

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  18. We visit local museums and zoos. Anything educational and fun is a great summer activity.

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  19. I take my kids to the library, plus there is a program at our neighborhood elementary school.

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  20. Join the library's reading program.

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  21. I encourage my kids to read and practice their instruments that they play each day.

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  22. We go to the library once a week.

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  23. Wehaf1:09 PM

    Summer camps and programs are great for keeping kids engaged!

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  24. During the summer we have an hour a day of quite time when my children will find a quiet place and read. A lot of times the time limit goes over by their choice because they are engrossed in a story.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. My daughter loves working on work books and we do family craft activities to keep them active plus we read every night before bed.

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  26. Make reading a wonderful priority! Join summer reading programs at the local public library and attend their free events. Keep a reading log of books read. Many book store also have summer reading events and promotions. Have many opportunities for reading together and alone. If your children are too old to nap, have a quiet reading time in the afternoon.

    Nancy
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  27. Our library has a summer reading program. They earn prizes for reading! My 3 daughters all love it and it helps them keep their reading skills during the summer months!

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  28. We play reading games at home.

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  29. Oh boy I'm kind of terrible at it! I take the summer off too, and it's hard not to get caught up in those lazy days outside. I try to get them to read at least a couple times a week. It's something at least!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  30. I take them on nature walks with a guide book.

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  31. limit pc time...read together..d hands on projects

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  32. We workout and we go playing in the water at Raging Waters.

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  33. We read together daily.

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  34. We go join in at the local library reading program they have us read at home and activities twice a week

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  35. We like to go to the library each week!

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  36. My kids do workbooks during the summer.

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  37. I have my kids write up directions to any games they play and I also have them do treasure maps with clues! They have so much fun, they don't even realize they are writing!

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  38. Go to the library!

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  39. we do summer bridge activities to get through the summer.

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  40. We do trips to museums and the library or city events.

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  41. By keeping up with fun learning games over the summer time!

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  42. We actually go to the park and read, then run -brains and exercise

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  43. Cassie Hayes11:10 PM

    We go to the library and get new books. We read every night anyway but during this time we can read more of them a day.

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