Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Special Birthday Month Giveaway on May 13, 2016 - The League and the Lantern

My grandson Josiah is seven years old and he loves to read. He reads several grades ahead . . . I know this because when I give him a chapter book, he reads it in about a week - or less! Even when the book is written for children ten, eleven and twelve years old.

So, when I was recently invited to read and review a new book for children in this age group, even though I am really busy and did not really have time to read a chapter book, I checked it out. The book is, The League and the Lantern and it is described as; "An adventure series children will want to read!" As I looked the information over, I decided it sounded like a book Josiah would love to read, so I agreed to participate in the review.

The League and the Lantern
Author - Brian Wells
Publisher - Republicink
Ages - 

Favorite Features -
  • Characters children will identify with and care about.
  • Story takes off and keeps going - this will get and keep their attention.
  • I love how the story was written using 140 key vocabulary words - fun and educational!
  • I also love how history was written in and through this story - in this case, history about Abraham Lincoln.
  • The story does actually have moral value as the main characters are two boys and a girl of different races - they become friends. And, the emphasis is upon being good friends, caring about others, helping, telling the truth and the value of friends and family. All solid messages.
  • In addition, I'm very happy to learn for each book purchased, another is given to a child who could not otherwise afford to buy the book.
Republicink says; "The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship."

I want my grandsons to enjoy reading, so a book which has mystery, adventure, explosions, bad guys, chase scenes, and teach decent values is a book I will take the time to read and give to them to read as well. The League and the Lantern is a book I'm quite certain my grandson is going to love! 

I'm delighted to say, not only did Propeller Consulting LLC send me one copy of The League and the Lantern to review, but they are making another available for me to give away! (USA & Canada Only). They asked me to say; "Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own. I was not paid for this review, but they did give me a copy of the book for review purposes. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won a prize from the sponsor - Propeller or FlyBy in the past 30 days or if you have already won this book on another blog, you are not eligible to enter this giveaway. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."

There! Now I've said all those things, for some information about how you can enter this giveaway for The League and the Lantern! If you live in the USA or Canada, are over the age of 18 and want to enter the giveaway for The League and the LanternThe give-away will be on May 13, 2016, please comment below to let me know if you have any plans to encourage your grandchildren/children to read this summer. I do . . . I will be giving the boys books to read and then challenging them to share books with their cousin in California (we will put together a care box of books to send to him) and books to take to school in the Fall to give to their library!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win
The League and the Lantern and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. I don't have to encourage my daughter to read, she caught my reading bug at an early age. However I definitely plan to encourage my 7 year old son. We will be visiting our local library throughout the summer for the summer reading club and a program that allows children the opportunity to read to volunteer dogs. At home we will also have a designated minimum of 30 minutes DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time. This is a typical summer activity for us where everyone, mom and anyone visiting, grabs a book and gets comfy. "The League and the Lantern" looks great and I also love the idea of it being written with only 140 key vocabulary words.

  2. I shared on FB

  3. Yes, I do. I am always getting them books.

  4. I plan on working on my son's reading skills this summer with phonics books.