Shaunda Wenger Childrens Books and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Shaunda Kennedy Wenger is a children’s book author.  Her books are recommended for those readers that love the authors Meg Cabot, Roald Dahl, and Judy Blume.

From Shaunda Kennedy Wenger’s Blog:
As a writer I’m drawn toward creating entertaining fiction that will inspire and empower. Some of my favorite stories are those that are layered with humor, yet are thoughtful enough to touch beneath the surface of complicated issues.

Juvenille Fiction Books Written by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger:

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger

(Juvenile / ISBN 9780615445977 / $5.99)

About Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again:
When Little Red sets out to bring a cake to Grandmother’s house, she promises the
mirror on her wall that she won’t talk to strangers. But as the shadows of the forest
press around her, she finds that keeping that promise is hard to do. After all, safety is
found in numbers, isn’t it? That depends on what happens when Little Red meets the
biggest shadow of all. This chapter book is for ages 6-10.

Honors and Praise:

2011 KART Kids Book List Award

2012 Purple Dragonfly Award HM

“The word play is fantastic…. Everything is original and fresh.” –Suzanne Morris, Kid Lit Reviews

“Wenger’s tale [balances] fun and humor with a dark undercurrent of suspense” –Kirkus Reviews


THE GHOST IN ME
by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger (Juvenile fiction/ ISBN 9780615432878 / $8.99)

About:
Myri Monaco has problems she doesn’t know how to deal with: a crush on her best
friend’s boyfriend, a mother who’s dating her science teacher, and a “punishment” for a science project that lands her in auditions for the school play (the last place she wants to be). But most girls don’t have a ghost living at home who is willing to “trade places” whenever she’s needed. Will ghostly possession be an easy solution when problems collide? Or will Myri lose everything to a ghost wanting to fulfill her own desires? This middle grade novel is for ages 8-14.

Praise for The Ghost in Me: “This is the kind of book I loved to read when I was
a kid—lots of humor, lots of suspense, fun characters, but not too intense. Just the
right blend for that kid that wants a fun, exciting read.” –Rick Walton, author of over 60 books for children.

REALITY BITES:  TALES OF A HALF-VAMPIRE by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger

(Juvenile fiction/ ISBN978-0615614298/$8.95)

About Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire:

Growing up in a family of vampires, witches, werewolves, and other assorted embarrassments can be tough on a girl who is just trying to be normal and fit in. When the school plans a Halloween ball, dressing up proves to be a lot harder than it should. Mackenzie has high hopes to at least talk with the boy she likes, but first she has to make it out of the house ALIVE, or at least looking like she’s not Half-Dead. What is a “good” girl to do? When reality bites, it make take more than a little bit of family magic to see her through. This middle grade novel is for ages 8-14.

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway:


Shaunda Kennedy Wenger wants to celebrate the book award for her juvenile fiction book by awarding one of my lucky readers a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Dates:  October 29- November 13, 2012 Midnight CST

How to Enter:  Enter through rafflecopter- just sign into the widget and click the entries you want to complete.

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Giveaway Details:
Open USA and Canada, age 18+ to enter. Winner announced right here on November 14, 2012.  I will select the winner through rafflecopter and notify by email. Winner must respond within 4 days or the prize will be forfeited. Your email will not be shown and will be kept private.

I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

Comments

  1. shaunie w says

    Little red riding hood– its so classic and kids who havent heard it would be thrilled to learn about it (the suspense)

  2. Margaret Smith says

    I like the Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again: I like that it’s based on talking to strangers. A great way to reinforce this rule.
    Thanks so much.

  3. Anna H. says

    The Shaunda Kennedy Wenger kid’s book that appeals to me the most is “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN” because I’d love to share another story based off the original Little Red Riding Hood story.

  4. Michelle P says

    I’d like to read THE GHOST IN ME. It sounds like the story of a regular girl put into a weird situation. That’s the kind of story I loved growing up.

  5. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN – i think kids would like this because they may be familiar with the fairy tale

  6. Jamie Brigham says

    The little red riding hood ones appeals to me most because of it’s bright colors and it seems to be for a younger audience compared to the others.

  7. Anne Loyd says

    I like Tales of a Half Vampire because my daughter is really curious about vampires after they’ve become my popular recently.

  8. Natalie U says

    Little Red Riding Hood because it seems like it will be a twist on a true classic
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  9. Denise says

    Tales of a Half Vampire — Not because it appeals to me personally, but I know my vampire-obsessed niece would like it 😉

  10. Joyce Harrell says

    I would like the Little Red Riding Hood as it talks about talking to strangers which can never be reinforced enough.

  11. Amy Green says

    I think, The Ghost in Me, because everyone fantasizes about wanting to be in two places at once-never having enough time to get every thing done!

  12. Colleen Maurina says

    I would like to read “The Ghost In Me” because it sounds intriguing and is a perfect book for the Halloween season.

  13. Debra F says

    I’d like to read THE GHOST IN ME. It sounds good and that it would hold your interest. It sounds like a book that you wouldn’t want to put down into you had finished it.
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  14. Lindsay Lee says

    The Little Red Riding Hood Into Forest Again. I loved reading the Little Red Riding Hood when I was a little girl!

  15. Katherine d. says

    Tales of a Half-Vampire because with all the hype around Twilight for the past few years, vampires have become a big interest of kids today

  16. Maria Malaveci says

    Little Red Riding Hood. I love re-tellings, and I love the story of Little Red.

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  17. Carolyn N. says

    The Ghost in Me sounds like it would be fun and the most interesting for my little nieces to read.
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  18. Cathy says

    I’d love to read Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire – I like the plot, and the summary makes it sound more lighthearted than dark. Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. Wilma P says

    My granddaughter would like Reality Bites: Tales of a Half Vampire. I think the part about the girl wanting to be normal and go to the Halloween Ball at school would be interesting

  20. Peggy says

    REALITY BITES: TALES OF A HALF-VAMPIRE ….because it deals with peer pressure and fitting it, perfect for that age!

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  21. amy v says

    little red riding hood because that was one of my faves as a kid and i’d like to read the sequel!!

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  22. Ellen B says

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN – I think my granddaughter would like this one she loves to read

  23. Em Sands says

    Reality Bites might grab the interest of my Twilight loving niece. ; ) I’m always looking for new books that will entice my kids and their cousins to read more!

  24. Cynthia C says

    I like Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again because it’s a twist on one of my favorite fairy tales.

  25. amber says

    reality bites : tales of a half vampire appeals to me the most, b/c i like the idea of a normal girl living with a bunch of ghosts and ghouls. . .kind of like the tv show The Munsters.

  26. rebecca w says

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN because my daughter likes Little Red Riding hood, thats what she is for Halloween.

  27. Vickie Couturier says

    Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire:because I have a almost 13 yr old grandaughter who loves this type of book,Id drather her be reading than being on facebook or playing games

  28. Cindi Decker says

    Little Red Riding Hood Into the Forest Again – I think my granddaughters would enjoy this since they already the first story.

  29. MARY M. says

    I selected Little Red Riding Hood because it reminded me that I had a red coat with a hood when I was a child and when I wore it I thought I looked like Little Red Riding Hood.

  30. Jerry Lafferty says

    Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire, My Grand daughter loves anything vampire, she is completely obsessed with anything like that.

  31. Audra Weathers says

    My daughter would like Little Red Riding Hood, into the Forest Again. I think she would like the play on words and that it’s about things going on in a forest setting.

  32. Mary Dailey says

    I would love to read Little Red Riding Hood because I would like to see her version of it. One of my all-time favorites.

  33. Stephanie Williams says

    I would pick up the ghost inside me simply based on the title, and who doesnt want to be someone else every once and a while

  34. Kitty says

    Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again

    I didn’t realize she is the author of ‘The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them’. I just added that to my TBR and WL yesterday.

  35. Mike Davis says

    All three sound awesome– My oldest would just love them–especially the Tales of a Half Vampire–Reality Bites–great title–lol

  36. Heather Zeh says

    Tales of a half vampire sounds like somethikng my daughter would enjoy. She’s very much into the whole vampire thing lately

  37. Pinky Sade says

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger sounds fun because I like stories based on fairytales

  38. Kate F. says

    ‘Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again’ appeals to me most because I think my niece and nephew would both like it.

  39. Pamalot says

    I am interested in little red riding hood, into the forest again, because I love fairy tales and I am intrigued to get to know little red riding hood better

  40. Jennifer T. says

    I think I’d like Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire because everyone can relate to having a family that’s somewhat embarrassing.
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  41. Geoff K says

    Reality Bites speaks to me the most, because I think its themes about self-acceptance and social awkwardness are important for all young people to learn!

  42. Tammy S says

    The Ghost in Me sounds like a book that my daughter would love. It sounds like it would be funny and interesting. What girl hasn’t had a crush on one of her friends boyfriend.

  43. Jessica says

    Little Red Riding Hood – Into the Forest Again. It was one of my favorite stories when I was a little girl. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Annmarie W. says

    I think my daughter would enjoy the Ghost in Me the best…because it’s not too intense but would still keep her interested!

  45. brandy says

    Tales of a Half Vampire! My daughter and I love reading about Vampires. She is not old enough to read “Twilight” yet but this book she would like.

  46. Heidi Gail says

    The Ghost in Me looks like a good book. It appeals to me most because I’m shy and it would be a perfect solution for parties and other situations that would take me out of my comfort zone.

  47. Stephanie Larison says

    REALITY BITES: TALES OF A HALF-VAMPIRE
    My daughter would like this the best, she’s obsessed with vampires right now! lol

  48. Crystal F says

    I think my daughter would like the book The Ghost In Me. She’s really into reading ghost and mystery books so this book would be great for her. thank you!

  49. Eliza Day says

    Tales of a Half-Vampire. I’m a huge vampire buff. Buffy, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Being Human are all faves of mine.

  50. Wendy says

    Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire sounds like a good read – my kids have always liked books written about vampires, werewolves, etc.

  51. AndreaH says

    I like Reality Bites. It sounds like a fun and definitely different book for kids. It also kind of reminds me of the Munsters.

  52. Ani says

    Little Red Riding Hood: Into the Forest Again sounds interesting to me, it would be fun to see what new things they do to the story.

  53. Mike Davis says

    The Tales of the Half Vampire because its starts of like all kids–wanting to fit in and then goes on to the adventure

  54. Sylvie W says

    I can’t resist a sequel so LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN is my choice. I know the cast of characters so I am vested.

  55. Tracy Robertson says

    The Ghost In Me! I love the sould of the plot and wonder how it would play out. Even though I am way past the reccommended reading age I want to read it myself!

  56. Hannah C says

    The Ghost In Me because it sounds different and unlike other ghost stories. Also she has problems of her own and that’s the type of book I’ve always liked to read – realistic characters who you can relate to.

  57. Leslie S. says

    I think REALITY BITES: TALES OF A HALF-VAMPIRE would most appeal to me and my girls.I like the fact that the girl is trying to fit in when she comes from an odd family.

  58. Elizabeth Bailey says

    Tales of a half-vampire. My daughter is really inot the supernatural… I think this would make a great christmas gift, and aren’t we all just trying to fit in.

  59. Richard Hicks says

    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, INTO THE FOREST AGAIN is most appealing to me because I am curious as to just what shadows she is finding

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  60. Erin D. says

    “Little Red Riding Hood: Into the Forest Again” looks like a great story to share with my three children. They still all enjoy fairy tales and would be very intrigued to hear this new take on the talk of Little Red Riding Hood.

  61. Nicole Lancaster says

    Little Red Riding Hood. Into the Forest Again appeals to me because its a twist to the classic story.Sounds interesting.

  62. Blessie Nelson says

    I think THE GHOST IN ME is a great book because it is something kids are dealing with commonly everyday and need tools to feel normal and safe always.

  63. Raine says

    Reality Bites-both myself and my 14 year old daughter love vampire/paranormal books and even though this isn’t technically an adult book I’d enjoy it nad I like when we read the same books so we can talk about them.

  64. clynsg says

    Probably The Ghost in Me–I like the story premise, and prefer that stories that might otherwise be too intense have some humor.

  65. Tara Woods says

    REALITY BITES: TALES OF A HALF-VAMPIRE looks interesting. This is the kind of paranormal story that I usually buy my nieces for presents.

  66. Betty C says

    Little Red Riding Hood Into the Forest Again looks good. It’s good to show that sometimes it’s hard to keep promises.

  67. mary gardner says

    i like the ghost in me because i think it would be a little scary (but not too much so) and funny as well

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  69. says

    I think my fav would be Reality Bites: Tales of a Half vampire. My son & I both love vampires… well, and my hubby too. And this sounds more lighthearted than a lot of the darker macabre usual suspects :) Thanks!

  70. Lisa L says

    I’d like to read Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire. Looks like a fun read especially since the whole family is not “normal”.

  71. Jennifer M says

    I like Little Red Riding Hood: Into The Forest Again because my kids love the story and would love a continuation.

  72. trixx says

    Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again sounds interesting. I like that it’s a spin on a well-known fairy tale! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

  73. Kerrie Mayans says

    The Ghost in Me sounds interesting to be because it is for young adults and not about fairy tales or vampires.

  74. Duncan Gelder says

    I think The Ghost In Me, because the cover really stood out to me. I liked the boxes a lot and it jumped off the page before I even read the description.

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