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Giveaway: WIN a 5-eBook Bundle for Dog-Loving Kids {3 Winners}

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Just about everyone has an iPad, Tablet or e-Reader on their holiday wish list this year, and young readers are no exception. If you’re planning on surprising your lucky kiddo or grandkids with a new device, be sure to think about loading it up with some great eBooks to get them started. If your kids already have their own device, then you’re probably want some new eBook ideas to add to their library.

Daisy and I are HUGE fans of author Karen J. Roberts and her dog books for kids. She’s the winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Children’s Fiction, the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award for Animal/Children’s Fiction, Finalist in the 2014 International Book Award for Children’s Fiction, and Winner of the eBooks2go 2014 Children’s Book Contest for digital publishing.

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Karen was first inspired to write children’s books when she adopted her little dog Louie from the Northeast Animal Shelter in 2011. Her stories promote animal kindness, responsible pet ownership and pet adoption. With a mission to inspire leadership and advocacy in the younger generations, she visits classrooms to read her books and discuss a wide range of age appropriate advocacy topics.

All the profits from the sale of her books goes back to animal rescue, so you can understand why we think they make SUCH a great gift!

Dog Books for Kids by Karen J. Roberts:

The Little Blue Dog  Winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Children’s Fiction. Meet Louie, The Little Blue Dog! A shelter pet hoping for a second chance.
The Little Blue Dog Has a Birthday Party Follow Louie’s journey as an adopted shelter pet! He continues to warm our hearts with his gentle nature and generous spirit.
The Little Blue Dog Goes to School 2nd place Winner of the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award. The third book in the series, Louie teaches children about the important role service and therapy dogs play in our lives.
The Gentle Beagle 1st place Winner of the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Award. Fall in love with the gentle beagle as she finds her true purpose. A Chapter book for young readers promoting character and kindness.
A Terrier’s Tale The entertaining story of a joyful little terrier with a giant wish! He wants to be part of a family. Engaging images help illustrate this charming tale.

All of these great books for dog-loving kids are available in digital format, thanks to Karen’s e-publisher eBooks2Go.

Learn more about the author and her books at http://www.thelittlebluedog.com/

 WIN the 5-eBook Bundle of Dog Books for Kids for iPad or Kindle {3 Winners}

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Life Lessons from a Dog Named Rudy + 5 More FREE Kindle Books About Pets

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6 free pet books

If you and your family love reading and learning about pets, be sure to stop by and grab these 6 FREE Kindle edition ebooks about pets and pet care. They won’t stay free for long, so don’t wait. Click the links in the list to jump straight to each book and add it to your library today.

Kindle NOT required: You can read these books on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

In case you don’t already know how it works: Once you own the book, it’s added to your library and is yours to keep and read whenever you have time, but they don’t stay free for long so hurry on over and download them now! Always verify price still shows $0.00 BEFORE completing each transaction, since prices change quickly and without notice.

6 FREE eBooks About Pets

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Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

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I’m always on the lookout for great books to read myself and to give as gifts, so when I heard about this new one, I knew I had to share it with you. Whether you are an avid reader or are looking for unique holiday gift ideas for the animal lover on your list this year, be sure to check out Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion. Not only is it an amazing and inspirational story, but it’s also on sale right now in both the Hardcover (39% OFF) and Kindle edition (56% OFF).

In the spring of 2011, the book’s author Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him.

Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in.

Simon’s recovery was far from easy. Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. As Simon’s health improved, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, take him on walks, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. Then, miraculously, as if in reciprocation, Simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks.

Visit Amazon HERE to read more and grab a copy or two. Remember that Amazon sale prices can change quickly and without notice (as I’ve learned the hard way) so don’t wait!

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Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions [Kindle Edition 25% OFF]

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Many folks believe that cats will do whatever they want, or that cats are finicky and difficult to please, but if you take a little time to learn about cat behavior and positive reinforcement training methods, you can have a happy and GOOD cat!

Cats are smart, so you have to do your homework. One book that is frequently recommended by cat experts is Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions by Steve Dale. The book features advice on how to handle litter-box issues, feline anxieties, excessive scratching and other destructive behaviors, and feline aggression toward other cats, dogs and people. And tips on adoption and training will help cat lovers welcome a new cat into the household, too.

Right now, the book is on sale at Amazon for $2.99 ($3.99 reg) for the Kindle edition. Visit Amazon.com to check it out!

Kindle NOT required: You can read Kindle Edition ebooks on a Kindle or any tablet, PC, laptop, Smartphone or other web-enabled device using one of the free Kindle Reading Apps.

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Holiday Gift Tutorial: How To Make Custom Photo Books + 25% OFF

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Creating Custom Books for the Holidays? Super Easy Book-Making Video + Discount!
(sponsored by Blurb)

It could be just me, but I think it’s much easier to learn how to do something by watching a video — even it is’s a short one. For instance, making your own custom book seems like it would be really complicated, but then you watch a video walking you through it and it becomes pretty understandable and super easy.

Learn How To Make Your Own Photo Books

Here’s a video from Blurb that quickly teaches you how to make your own photo books—sort of a book making boot camp. This short video (which is less than 3 min. long) walks you through how to use Blurb’s BookSmart Tool to design your book, upload photos, change layout and more.


Make a Photo Gift Book from Instagram

If you are on Instagram, it’s really easy to create a special Instagram Photo Book. Take all those super CUTE photos of the fur kid and publish them for Grandma and Grandpa and everyone else to enjoy!

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Save with Blurb Promo Codes

To help you cross some gifts off your holiday shopping list, there’s a very special offer for new customers only. Save 25% on photobooks. Just make sure to use Blurb Promo Code OCT25% and order by 10/31.

If you’ve already made a book before with Blurb, you can skip the tutorial and head right on over to save 20% on photobooks which is great news if you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and making a gift to send! Make sure to order by 10/31 and use Blurb Promo Code OCT20%

Don’t wait because these deals end October 31st…and with these discounts, you can create some really thoughtful personalized gift books for friends and family! Visit Blurb.com to get started now.

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Ricochet Hardcover Dog Book 33% OFF + Free Shipping Eligible

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Have you heard about Ricochet the dog? She surfs with children with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors, and veterans with PTSD as an assistive aid and intuitive muse, healing hearts and souls on every wave.

There’s a new book about this YouTube and internet sensation and you can read all about how Ricochet went from being a service dog school dropout to being the inspirational hero dog she has become. Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions is on sale right now, so it’s a great time to grab a copy for yourself and maybe a few extra copies to give as gifts this holiday season!

Regular price is $18.95 but you can get it at Amazon here for only $12.64. That’s 33% OFF list price, and it’s FREE Shipping eligible, too! As with all Amazon sales, this price can change without notice, so don’t wait too long if you are interested.

  • Get the Ricochet Hardcover HERE for $12.64
  • Get the Ricochet Kindle Edition HERE for only $9.99
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