Archives for October 7, 2015

MONSTERLAND by Michael Phillip Cash Giveaway Opportunity!

I really can’t wait to read this new book by Michael Phillip Cash!

October hosts a myriad of fun things to do and visit. What if one of those things was to visit a  theme park full of monsters? Would you go if you were invited?
Michael Phillip Cash’s new book explores this theme park in full with his new book, “Monsterland.”

About the book::
Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville. Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?

To introduce this book, Michael Phillip Cash is generously giving away a signed copy of his book along with a $200 Dave and Buster’s gift card for a howling good time!  Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Good luck!

About the author:

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written eleven books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist, and Battle for Darracia series. Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his own screaming monsters in the background.

Disclosure: SoCal City Kids was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Michael Phillip Cash  and Away We Go Media and was not compensated in any way.
The giveaway will run from Oct. 7, 2015 at Midnight CST through Oct. 31, 2015 Midnight CST.
This giveaway is open to U.S. participants only. You must be 18+ to enter. Winner must respond within 48 hours to an email sent or an alternate winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen at random by All entries will be verified. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Google,Twitter or any other social media outlet.

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Fibonacci Zoo By Tom Robinson and Illustrated by Christina Wald


When Eli and his father visit an unusual zoo, they count the creatures in each exhibit. Eli sees one alligator, then one bison, and next two camels. Soon a number pattern emerges and Eli thinks he can predict how many animals will be in the next exhibit. Explore the zoo with Eli as he runs ahead to test his hypothesis.

I love this one! When my son was younger, I know that he would have loved this book. It is a must-read for K-3rd grade and is a great way to learn about Fibonacci Number in Nature and I love that there is also a teaching guide on the Arbordale Publishing website.

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

Achoo! Why Pollen Counts by Shennen Bersani


Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen- it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! Achoo! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why thy  need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it.

For more information on this book, check out Arborale Publishing.

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. 

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Rikki Tikki is Pet of the Week

Rikki Tikki, Oct. 8 Pet of the Week

Rikki Tikki, age 5, is a male marvel in a harlequin half-mask. He was fearful when he came to the shelter, but the staff brought him of his shell beautifully. He’s ready to attend the masked ball, or at least play with a catnip one! Meet Rikki Tikki at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A555617.


(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)



Credit: Thank you to the Companion Animal Village.