Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump Blog Tour

Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump, and Oh Susannah: Color with Me, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman—plus a set of 48 colored pencils!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
Value: $52+
Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: Color with Me, autographed by Carole P. Roman
Value: $27+
Giveaway begins September 20, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 20, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Giveaway open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
Prizes provided by Carole P. Roman


Everyone has things they are afraid of, things that make them nervous or uneasy. For Susannah, it seems that her friend Lola's house is the biggie. It makes odd noises. It's very different from her own home. And Lola's brother Kai keeps talking about the ghosts that are in the house. So when Lola invites her for a sleepover, Susannah is understandably worried. As the evening of the sleepover draws closer, it helps that Susannah meets others who have their own fears. Her friend Macy is frightened by unicorns, and another child is scared by someone in a clown suit. She begins to see that everyone really does have fears to conquer, and that perhaps Lola's house isn't too creepy after all - even if Kai swears that Grandpa Jackson's ghost is haunting his portrait in the living room.

Just as in the first book of the series, Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag, this story deals with real issues that children have in their lives. While Susannah learned to ask for help with her problems and not just hide everything in her backpack in the first book, this one brings up the nerves that surround many first-time sleepovers and other common childhood fears. Susannah's parents continue to be supportive and understanding in helping her reason things out and build her self-confidence. Other positive points are the diversity of her friends, the combination of realistic fiction and characters that are easy to like, and the perfect length of the books for early chapter book readers.

Recommended for intermediate grades, or read-aloud time for primary grades. Families or classes looking for realistic fiction but wanting something shorter than Judy Moody or Junie B. Jones will love Susannah Maya Logan.


Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump

Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Publisher’s Synopsis: Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day. She doesn’t want to go to her best friend, Lola’s sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola’s big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories. Throughout her day, she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight-impaired friend, Macy, is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who’s frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of getting a cold. Susannah realizes everybody is scared of something. She wishes she was more like Lola, who is not afraid of anything, or so it seems. Susannah discovers people have different ideas of what is scary and what is not, and only they can determine the difference. Join Susannah as she learns to confront her fears and not let her imagination prevent her from having fun.

Ages 7-10 | Publisher: Chelshire | July 11, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1947188136
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Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life andCaptain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.



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This post is part of the blog tour in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Carole P. Roman.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the post and giveaway opportunity.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com