bookroomreviews  is pleased to be part of theBlog Tour for the tween chapter book “Miss Priss: On and Off the Court” by Judy Phillips and Brenda Nichols from September 15 to 21, 2015.

MISS PRISS: ON AND OFF THE COURT is book one in the new tween chapter series by Mom’s Choice Award winning writer-illustrator Team, ‘Brenjudy’,Judy Phillips and Brenda Nichols

On and Off the Court  is a very good age appropriate book that 10-13 year old kids will certainly “GET” .  Priscilla Penelope Paxton is a very realistic 10 year old character. Filled with the typical trials and tribulations of a 10 year old girl.Not only does she have to put up with little Sister Pearl, deal with the cruelty and backstabbing of the “other”girls at school.Not to mention MOM. Then there’s that CraZy Squirrel.

Many Life lesson here but of course my favorite (Being a Grandfather) Priss thinking “WOW! Paw Paw really knows what he’s talking about realizes her Grandad knows his stuff.Along the way she also learns working hard pays off in the end.There is also the message to all of us Let the kids do what interest them and don’t force them into things.Also support from friends and family certainly help and Miss Priss gets it.The book is full of Fun,and witty writing and the author capture the soul of a ten year old girl. The friendship between Priscilla and her best friend Bobbie is very realistic between their arguments and apologies. The best thing about this is that it’s the first of a series I think we will be given the chance to see Miss Priss again as she thinks to herself…

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About the Book

Title: Miss Priss: On and Off the Court | Author: Judy Phillips | Illustrator: Brenda Nichols | Publication Date: August 20, 2015 | Publisher: Tadpole Press …4 Kids (a division of Smooth Sailing Press) | Pages: 230 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12

Summary: Priscilla Penelope Paxton is a witty ten year old whose interests and curiosity land her in, sometimes, sticky situations. Dance classes, Girl Scouts, school assignments, friends and hanging out at her family’s drug store, and the local Piggly Wiggly would leave any other person with no time for any-thing else. Yet, the thrill of basketball and joining the Little Dribblers finds its way into Miss Priss’ heart. Though this interest will prove to be a dream that requires overcoming the greatest of challenges; Mom’s opposition. A task that will require ingenuity, perseverance and a little help from some loved ones.

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About the Author: Judy Phillips

Judy Phillips is an educator with over twenty years of experience and is currently a counselor at Samuel Houston Elemen-tary School in Huntsville, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and a Master of Education degree in Coun-seling from Sam Houston State University.

Phillips volunteers locally with university students through local ministries and mentor programs.

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About the Illustrator: Brenda Nichols

Brenda Nichols was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and is an educator at university level, with over twenty years of experience. She is currently the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Professor of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Nichols holds an Associate of Arts degree from Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a Master’s degree from The University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

Nichols volunteers locally by mentoring students and through motivational speaking engagements at schools and various civic organizations.

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Miss Priss Blog Tour Schedule (2015)

September 15

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Author Interview)

Cherry Mischievous (Excerpt)

Blooming Brilliant (Book Review)

September 16

Girl of a 1000 Wonders (Book Review)

BeachBoundBooks (Guest Post)

Sher A Hart: Written Art (Book Review)

September 17

Don’t Judge, Read (Book Review)

Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom (Book Review)

September 18

Rockin’ Book Reviews (Book Review)

K&A’s Children’s Book Reviews (Interview)

Icefairy’s Treasure Chest (Book Review)

September 19

Bookworm for Kids (Excerpt)

Brit Bear’s Book Reviews (Book Review)

September 20

The Blended Blog (Book Review)

Bookroom Reviews (Book Review)

September 21

Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions (Excerpt)

Tea Time and Books (Guest Post & Book Review)

Heart of Philanthropist (Book Review)


* Blog Tour Giveaway *

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: September 28, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, SmoothSailing Press and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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