Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Review & Giveaway!


katie-and-kimbleKatie & Kimble: A Ghost Story is the first book in the Katie & Kimble Series. This series is geared toward a reading level 3 and ages 7-10. It is 106 pages of pure fictional fun! Don't let the Ghost Story title keep your young ones from reading the book. It isn't a scary book! Katie moves to a new town with her family and discovers a kindred spirit! She goes on a quest that is engaging and heartfelt!
My 10 year old homeschooled daughter, Emily, loved the book! She is an avid reader who devours 5 books at a time. She was excited to read the book and then explore The Katie and Kimble blog. Very few fictional books link you to a blog! What a great opportunity for the Author, Linda Thieman, to get her readers eager to explore and do more with Katie and Kimble. Emily loves the interaction with sound bites! How fun to go here the Kimble Kimble chant, Graceful Ghost and even see the Katie and Kimble video that uses graphics from the book!
As a homeschool mom I love the blog! There is a section for Teachers and Homeschoolers! In the section you have access to free materials and activity packets for each book! The author, Linda Thieman is a former English/Language teacher from Sioux City, Iowa. The material that she created corresponds to the first two books in the Series. They are guided by the standards set for third grade reading skills in Iowa school systems. The books are priced right too! They are $5.95 or $2.48 for instant download! So not only are the books affordable you are given full access to the blog with free activities, free chapter downloads, handouts, color sheets, etc. On top of that the site is kid friendly and kid safe!
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Time for a Giveaway! Our dear Author wants you to have an autographed copy of her book!
Enter To Win It:
One lucky readers will win autographed copies of Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story.
How to Enter:
Visit the Katie & Kimble Blog and have a look around. Then come back here and make a comment on something from her blog. Deadline is May 29th. US entries only. Winners will be selected by Random.org. If by chance you don't win don't worry I will give you another chance in a few weeks!!!
Want extra chances to win?
5 chances-Follow the RSS feed at KatieandKimbleblog.com
1 chance- Follow my blog
1 chance-Follow the Author on twitter as @LindaThieman
1 chance-Follow my other blog, Scraps of Life
1 chance-Follow me on Twitter . I'm @susieqtpie
1 chance- Stumble it - leave ID in comments
1 chance- Technorati it - leave ID in comments
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 Please make sure that you leave a comment for each chance in my comments to get credit!





57 comments:

katieandkimble said...

Thanks for the wonderful review, Susieqtpie! As an author, I have to appreciate your poetic style of writing. No one has ever called Kimble a "kindred spirit" before, but it is so accurate!

I'm thrilled that Emily liked the book, too!

Linda Thieman, author
Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story
Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish
http://www.katieandkimbleblog.com

Susieqtpies said...

You are so welcome!!! I will be putting this out to different links to get some attention!!! I do think of Kimble as a "kindred spirit". So glad, as the author, you approved! LOL

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love the activities- coloring pages, word puzzles and more for the kids

moushka said...

I homeschool my 6yo daughter and she is also an avid reader.

My daughter had fun learning the chant.

mverno said...

her daughter loved the book mverno@roadrunner.com

artsy said...

The blog is interactive! artsy13 at gmail dot com

artsty said...

I'm following u on twitter

Angie said...

I love the video. That will add so much to a little girls imagination.
My little one is now 19 but I have a friend with an 8 year old daughter that would love this.
ImpalSSGal@aol.com

Karen said...

I love the Katie and Kimble blog. It was hilarious. I turned the chant on and turned the volume up and both of my kids ran to see what I was doing. My daughter would love these books and she loved the blog. We searched around a little and found all sorts of fun things to do. She is 7 1/2 and she is on a mission to read one chapter book each day. I would love her to have this book, not only because it sounds like a great book but also because the author is from our great state of IA. How exciting!!! We also follow our friend on twitter and both blogs and we are following the author on twitter and following the blog. If we could figure out stumble it and technorati, we will do that too. Thanks for letting us know about the book and giveaway.

BRD said...

My dh loved the video. We are reading the free chapters right now and if we don't win we will buy it then. Thanks, BRD at gmail dot com

BRD said...

i'm following the author on twitter

BRD said...

i'm following u on twitter BRD

BRD said...

I'm following your other blog BRD

BRD said...

i'm following your blog. BRD

mmentor said...

interesting...my niece loves this story line

Marianna said...

I love that they have activities like coloring pages.

Anonymous said...

The cat is hillarious. Thank you for the giveaway
valuedcustomer(at)live(dot)com

artsty said...

I'm following your other blog

artsy said...

I'm following your blog

Michelle said...

I love the cute picture of Katrina and her hampster Han Solo!

carolsnotebook said...

I like the games and the blog encourages kid participation, complete with guest bloggers.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you for stopping by and entering my Summer Time Give Away contest! And thanks for posting my button on your blog! Good luck!

Night Owl Mama said...

OK I love the animated talking girl in the corner. My baby stopped crying the 2nds she started to talk. very cute. I'll have to share that site with my 8 yr old dd. I think she'd love it.

Night Owl Mama said...

I follow

psst I found you on Mr. linky on Ellie and Eve :)

Michele P. said...

following YOU on Twitter micaela6955

Michele P. said...

following the author on Twitter micaela6955

Michele P. said...

my daughter would love the word puzzles on their blog, also the coloring pages!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Melanie said...

She has a little BlogHost named Freddie who greets you and guides you through the blog.






clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

I'm following you on twitter

Lisa said...

I'm following your blog

Lisa said...

I want to win! We have read the free chapters and tried winning on another blog and didn't win. LOL Thanks for the chance. LisaLR@gmail.com

Madonna Cramer said...

I subscribed to the blog feed!

Madonna Cramer said...

I love all the extra's on the blog to extend the story, the learning packets and the puzzles.

Anonymous said...

Fun video!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love The Ghost Story and blog. I'm following you on twitter and your blog. I sent you an email with my email addy. My son is who this book would be for. He wanted to know if the Author will be writing more in this series and or writing with a boy as the main character. thanks

yellowlabs said...

I like the coloring pages!

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i like how they offer downloadable versions of the books on th blog

darlanpaulsmamma said...

blog follower

Mia J. said...

I think that my daughter would enjoy the fun activities page.

demmi said...

I love the coloring pages con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Thieman said...

In reply to the person who asked if there would be a boy who is a main character, the answer is yes! In the third book, Katie & Kimble: The Golden Door, which I am in the process of writing right now, I am introducing a 10-year-old boy named Danny Garcia. Danny is full of life and a real people person (and he's quite a reader with a huge interest in ghosts!), and he soon becomes friends with Katie's whole family. Starting with the third book, Danny and his little brother and their dog will be in all of the books.

Thanks for asking!

Linda Thieman, author
Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story
http://www.katieandkimbleblog.com

Maja said...

my son would like it
coloring pages are neat

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965

kathy pease said...

in the shop i love the Katie & Kimble Tote Bags and Mugs

kathy pease said...

following you on twitter klp1965

kathy pease said...

following linda on twitter klp1965

Susieqtpies said...

Linda!!! Thanks so much for jumping in and answering that question!!! You are quick!!! Emily was thrilled to hear that too!!! Not that it was a boy (she is at that age) but another character!
Susan
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Linda Thieman said...

In reply to the person who asked if there would be a boy who is a main character, the answer is yes! In the third book, Katie & Kimble: The Golden Door, which I am in the process of writing right now, I am introducing a 10-year-old boy named Danny Garcia. Danny is full of life and a real people person (and he's quite a reader with a huge interest in ghosts!), and he soon becomes friends with Katie's whole family. Starting with the third book, Danny and his little brother and their dog will be in all of the books.

Thanks for asking!

Linda Thieman, author
Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story
http://www.katieandkimbleblog.com

Kathy L said...

what a cute story! I love the audio chants. I'm following you on twitter and both your blogs. KML1976@yahoo.com

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the activities and coloring pages:)

Gianna said...

I love the coloring pages :)

Donna said...

coloring pages and word puzzles look good

Donna said...

follow @LindaThieman on twitter.
(donnak4)

lilyk said...

I love the word puzzles!

Susieqtpies said...

Contest closed at midnight! I'm going to pick the winner now! Thanks all for participating. I will have another giveaway with her book soon! Stay tuned!

Susieqtpies said...

Random.org picked Result: 10 which was K. Congrats and i'll send you and email and twitter! She will have 48 hrs to contact me and if not i'll redraw! Thanks and again stay tuned for more reviews and giveaways!

Lisa F. said...

I'm entering the new giveaway. I think the video of Katie is so funny!

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