Melody J. Bremen

13 Best Audio Books for Family Road Trips

Monday August 28, 2017

13 Best Audio Books for Family Road TripsGoing on a summer road trip, or just taking a few-hour day trip? If you have kids in the back seat, you may hear the beautiful melody of your child’s voice singing out, “Are we there yet?”

Pop in an audio book CD that will entertain all ages to keep the hours from dragging by. They’re also great for listening during play time or just before bed time. Here is a list of audio books that will have a pick for everyone. Happy listening!

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

The Magic Tree House

Pippi Longstocking Read More>>

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Giveaway: Car Guts Paperback

Friday August 18, 2017

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7 Middle Grade Books about Homeless Children

Thursday August 17, 2017

7 Middle Grade books about homeless childrenEvery kids has struggles, but some are bigger than others. Some children find themselves thrust into a big world very early on and the test is to see whether or not they will emerge from the challenge as a better person.
Here are some touching and heartwarming books about homelessness:
Paper Things
Crenshaw Read More>>

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The False Prince: Book Review

Monday August 14, 2017

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the kind of book that really draws you in. the writing is visual and the action keeps moving. Sage’s attitude and snarky voice, combined with a plot full of treason and intrigue, keeps you wanted more.
I also liked how Tobias and Roden, who seemed like they would be more simple, flat characters, changed back and forth (and back and forth again) between being Sage’s friends to being his enemies. Read More>>

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10 Art Projects for Middle School Kids

Monday August 14, 2017

10 Art Projects for Middle School KidsGet those kids off the iPads and give them something to do that will stimulate their creativity. Here is a list of links to some amazing drawing, craft and art projects for middle school kids, great for rainy days or long afternoons. There are a variety of activity styles (from string art to skateboards), sure to keep everyone entertained! Read More>>

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How to Make A Book Trailer Without Spending too Much

Monday July 31, 2017

roll of filmSome people hire a professional videographer and pay actors to make a really cool, movie-style book trailer.

I’d rather save the money so I can buy a house.

There really isn’t a need to shell out so much money. You can make an awesome trailer while spending very little. It’s just going to take a lot of creativity and some recourses.

      1. Plan It Out

        If you’re going to have narration or text appear on the screen, write the script. It should be similar to the blurb of your book. You may want to sketch some simple storyboards and decide which imagery you want to go with the text. Decide if you’ll be using still photos or videos. Photos are easier to find, but videos will make your trailer more interesting. I wouldn’t recommend mixing the two, as that might come off as unprofessional. Read More>>

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