All week long we’ll be sharing the fabulous blog stops for the virtual book tour of The Beedog here.


Day Eight: June 28th, 2018

Vicki is the founder of Babies to Bookworms. She’s a stay at home mother of a beautiful young daughter and an avid bookworm. She uses her background and Masters Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education to create a site that gives parents a range of fun and easy to replicate activities that will help their kids to learn and develop a love of reading. Vicki says,”you don’t have to be the “perfect” parent to give your children all kinds of learning opportunities! From talking to them in the grocery store to making a craft together based on a favorite book, there are millions of ways to teach your kids while building precious memories.” Here’s the link to check out Vicki’s site and her interview with Addie:


Day Seven: June 27th, 2018

Two Umbrellas is a children’s publisher with a traveling spirit, that fuses education with storytelling for pre-schoolers and juniors. We offer books and activities to help parents and educators empower tomorrow’s leaders.
The founders, Anthony Puttee and Addie Broussard, love to travel. Anthony’s favorite trip was to Antarctica. Addie once traveled solo to 15 countries in one year. The Two Umbrellas name came from the realization that sharing one umbrella during rainy season In Thailand often meant that someone would end up wet and grumpy. Now two umbrellas are a must, and the umbrellas have come to symbolize both children’s independence and adult-to-child guidance.  Here’s a link to a behind-the-scenes story about the book from Two Umbrellas:


Day Six: June 26th, 2018

Tynea Lewis and Gary Cassel lead LitPick which is dedicated to promoting reading and writing among preteens, teens, and young adults through mentoring with student books reviews. A group of generous adult LitPick underwriters provides feedback to the student book reviewers about their reviews to help improve reading comprehension and writing skills. To find out more about how you can volunteer to mentor student reviewers or enroll a student writer, check out the Litpick website and the student review of The Beedog here:


Day Five: June 25th, 2018

Emily founded Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews in 2011. She’s a mother of 2 fantastic young boys, a booknerd, a wife, a growth and development teacher for children ages 2-5 and fitness instructor. Emily gets help reviewing books from her two young sons. You can see their reviews on the site too! Art Through Stories is a class that Emily created to introduce children to books and art jointly. She helps her students creatively capture the beauty, lessons, concepts and other learning points within books through the expression of art. Here’s the link to check out Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s and see her review of The Beedog.


Day Four: June 24th, 2018

Journalist and Author Cheré Dastugue Coen keeps everyone in the know about Louisiana books, authors and literary events with her blog Louisiana Book News. Cheré herself is an award-winning author who has written over 25 books. She is the author of several non-fiction books, plus several Cajun romances and mysteries under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Her most recent work is a paranormal mystery series featuring ghost sleuth Viola Valentine. Check out Cheré’s blog and review of The Beedog here:


Day Three: June 23rd, 2018

Girl Who Reads was established in 2011 by Donna Huber to provide readers with an online source for book reviews and author news. Donna has now grown the blog to a Top 50 Book Blog and is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. In addition to running the blog, Donna has written her own book, Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour. A fun fact about Donna is that she was the publicist who introduced the world to Fifty Shades of Grey. Here’s the link to The Beedog review on Girl Who Reads:


Day Two: June 22nd, 2018

Jenn from Take Them Outside has a clear mission: Help Families Reconnect with Nature.  Her website has everything you need to plan a fun outdoor adventure for the family.  She is even running a challenge right now called Rewild Your Family.  Since The Beedog was inspired by nature, I teamed up with Jenn to share tips on outdoor creativity and writing.  Here’s the link to read the post and get a list of outdoor writing prompts for kids:


Day One: June 21st, 2018

Tonja Drecker of Bookworm for Kids reviews children’s books – from toddlers to teens and everything in between.  Tonja reviews over 200 books a year and is a top 1% reviewer on Goodreads.  Bookworm for Kids is the recipient of many blog awards including, Top 100 Children’s Book Blog and Middle Shelf Magazine’s Best of the Blogs Award.  Tonja also has a fun youtube channel called The Hungry Bookworm where she shares reviews and her bubbly personality.  Here’s the link to read Tonja’s tidbits about The Beedog:

About the book

Neighbors and schoolmates Cora and Manny travel to Carvalho Beach in Portugal for an exciting vacation. Little do they know that they’re in for a day of discovery and surprises.

While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious little insect. Will they be able to figure out what it is and why it’s digging so furiously in the sand?

An adventure awaits little ones in this science discovery picture book for children aged 4-8. The Beedog is perfect for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love bugs.

Book extras include fun printable activities related to scientific classification and research.


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