Friday, December 9, 2022

NGKids Book Blitz & Giveaway! How to Speak Animal by Aubre Andrus and Gabby Wild! 3 Winners



Learn about the secret language of wild animals in this exciting and informative guide from the experts who brought you How to Speak Cat and How to Speak Dog.

We know animals can’t speak and express themselves in the same way as humans … but even the smallest and quietest animals have incredible ways of communicating with each other. With wildlife veterinarian expert Dr. Gabby Wild as a guide, How to Speak Animal helps kids understand how animals communicate through sound, body language, and behavior. It’s full of expert insights and real-life stories of humans exploring ways to “talk” to animals, from teaching great apes sign language to speaking “dolphin.” Packed with super-engaging animal photography that helps illustrate key concepts, this fascinating book profiles more than 60 different creatures―from birds to mammals to reptiles and more―and their amazing ways of communicating with each other.

If you’ve ever wondered why gorillas beat their chests and make hooting noises, what it means when chameleons change color, or why some elephants twist their trunks together, this is the book for you!


About the Authors

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DR. GABBY WILD earned her bachelor of science and doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degrees at Cornell University. She completed her veterinary internship training at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio, and received her master’s of public health (MPH) from the University of Minnesota. She is a published genetics researcher and uses her research background to screen zoonotic disease transmission among wildlife, domestic animals, and people. To help maintain a healthy planet, she monitors herd and individual health for rising epidemics. Dr. Wild balances her Western medicine practices with traditional Chinese medicine in an effort to blend both methodologies. Acclaimed for her role as “the veterinarian” on Animal Jam, the world’s largest online “playground,” with 54 million players, she creates educational videos and teaches children internationally about wildlife conservation and medicine. When not in the wild, Gabby works as a Wildlife Health Program veterinarian for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo and is a training veterinary surgeon at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. She lives in New York City.

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AUBRE ANDRUS is an award-winning children's book author with dozens of books published by National Geographic, Lonely Planet, American Girl, Disney, Scholastic, and more. She has also ghostwritten books for young YouTube stars. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family. 


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WORX Nitro 20-volt Drill and Impact Driver Combo is the Gift That Dreams Are Made Of!

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WORX Nitro 20-volt Drill and Impact Driver Combo with Brushless Motors for Durability and Longevity! 

The WORX® Nitro 20V Drill-Driver and 20V Impact Driver Combo incorporates high-performance brushless motors that run 50 percent longer and are 25 percent more powerful than conventional brushed motors. This hard-working duo is capable of tackling any number of DIY, construction, assembly and repair projects throughout the house and shop.   

Both Nitro drivers are equipped with high-efficiency brushless motors that run cooler with less friction and heat buildup than conventional motors with brushes, resulting in smooth, reliable, maintenance-free operation and extended tool life.  

The WORX Nitro 20V Drill-Driver features a ½ in. all-metal chuck with 18+1 clutch positions for drilling holes in oak or driving screws in pine or drywall. The drill’s, two-speed gearbox has no-load speeds of 0-450 and 0-2000 rpm. The drill’s maximum torque is 531 in.-lbs., and the driver is capable of drilling 1-5/8 in. in wood and ½ in. in steel. 

Perhaps the most essential tool in the toolbox, a cordless drill handles multiple projects. It makes quick work of household tasks, such as installing brackets for drapery or blinds, drilling holes for drywall anchors, attaching cabinet hardware or bathroom fixtures, replacing door sets and hinges, and other assembling work. It tackles larger jobs, too, such as building garage or basement storage racks, hanging drywall and replacing stairs and railings.     

The Nitro 20V drill-driver is compact and balanced for nimble maneuvering. It has a variable-speed trigger and a comfortable, rubber overmold grip. The built-in LED light illuminates the work area when the trigger is pressed and indicates a low-battery charge level when flashing. The LED light also serves as an overload protection alert. 

There are two 20V, 2.0Ah MAX Lithium batteries in the combo kit. Each battery has a built-in charge level indicator to monitor charge level. The battery charger brings both batteries to a full charge in 1 hour. The 20V batteries are compatible with more than 35 other WORX DIY and lawn and garden tools and lifestyle products. 

The WORX Nitro 20V Impact Driver is the go-to tool when it comes to tougher DIY jobs, especially those with repetitive assembly work. It’s an asset for building decks, swing sets, fences, benches and picnic tables, among other projects. The driver also is handy for removing stubborn or rusted fasteners.     

The Nitro 20V impact driver has a ¼-inch chuck, and only accepts hex-shanked bits.  These bits are gripped evenly on all six sides by the chuck to prevent slippage.   

The impact driver features three speed ranges of 0-900; 0-2400 and 0-3000 no load rpm. The corresponding impact rates are 0-1200; 0-3300 and 0-4000 impacts-per-minute (ipm). A built-in electronic digital keypad changes speed/impact selection.  

An impact driver quickly sinks a variety of fasteners with rotational force (impacts), minimizing stripped screw heads.  Because concussions are channeled to the fastener, there is no residual effect on the user’s wrist or forearm. And with 2300 in.-lbs. of torque, the driver can manage the most demanding jobs. 

The Nitro 20V impact driver weighs 3.31 lbs. (with battery), and is powered by the same 2.0Ah MAX lithium-ion battery that powers the Nitro 20V Drill-Driver. The built-in LED light illuminates the work area when the trigger is pressed and incorporates a low-battery charge level when flashing. The LED light also serves as an overload protection alert. The impact driver has a variable-speed trigger and a comfortable rubber overmold grip. 

In addition to the WORX Nitro 20V Drill-Driver and WORX Nitro 20V Impact Driver, the combo kit includes two20V 2.0Ah MAX Lithium batteries, a 1-hr. battery charger, two belt clips, one 2 in. screwdriver bit, one double-ended screwdriver bit (slotted and Phillips) and a tool bag.  Both 20V drive tools carry a three-year limited warranty. The 20V batteries are part of the WORX Power Share program, and are compatible with up to 100 other DIY and lawn and garden tools and lifestyle products. 

The WORX Nitro 20V Drill-Driver and 20V Impact Driver Combo Kit (WX960L, $199.99) is available at Worx, Walmart Target and Amazon

""This is the gift that dreams are made of! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"" 

Gift the Nitro 20V Power Share Impact Driver & Drill/Driver Combo Kit today! Two great tools together just in time for the holidays 🎄

5 Ways to Promote Your Business in the Real World


Promoting businesses online has become the default way to do things for many companies, and there is no denying that, if you want to be successful in the times we are living, you need to have a significant online presence, but there is still a lot of room for offline promotions too.

If you are looking for effective ways to reach more people than you currently are with your online marketing strategy, then looking to the real world is not a bad idea.

Below are some of the most effective ways to promote your business in the real world right now:

1. Wear your logo with pride

Companies like Cap America will allow you or have your own logo embroidered on to hats and caps, so you and your employees can wear them everywhere you do. This is will really help to increase brand visibility, especially if you give them out to customers and clients too.

2. Business cards

Business cards might seem a little old hat, but they are still a great promotional tool for anyone who attends a lot of conferences, local events, and even people who just spend a lot of time talking to random people in restaurants

The key is to ensure your business card has an amazing design and all of the information recipients will need to get in touch with you and arrange an appointment or make a purchase, So, spend a little more money on getting a good design.

3. Stickers

Stickers are great; they’re so cheap to promote and you can hand them out as freebies to your customers to increase visibility. Word-of-mouth marketing is really popular, so if you can convince customers to stick your logo in their stuff, people are sure to ask about you and hopefully, you will get a positive recommendation or two out of them.

4. Attend community events

As a business, attending community events and maybe donating to a few of them too is great PR. It will show you a company that truly cares and at the same time, it will enable you to get your name out there. Taking a stall at a community fair will also enable you to show off what it is you do as you make more connections and fly your banner. The more good you do, the more goodwill you will get back and that will result in more sales at the end of the day.

5. Local sponsorship

In a similar vein, sponsoring a local Little League, school or community group will get you a lot of goodwill, good press and hopefully a few good sales too. There are lots of ways to sponsor people from buying team jerseys to donating prizes for raffles, so whatever your budget, there is always something you can do. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Manage your Fleet Much More Effectively with this Ultimate Guide

If you want to make sure that you manage your fleet as effectively as possible then you have come to the right place. Here you will find out how you can make some positive changes without worrying about a thing.

Confirm your Scheme Structure

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you understand the purpose of your vehicle. You have to first identify, and then confirm the structure of the scheme and how the vehicles are going to be provided. It is also very helpful for you to learn which vehicle bands reflect the status of your employees, the permitted driver choice, and also the general replacement life. If you can do this, then you will soon find that it is easier for you to manage the fleet you have.

Establish your Purpose

If you can, you need to develop a process so you can support your policy as well as delivering the required outcomes. This will include arrangements for your drivers and more. Having a method in which you can obtain fuel and report the right process will also help, so it is important to keep things like this in mind.

Vehicle Selection

If possible, you need to try and qualify vehicles for selection that fulfil the commercial requirements that you may have. You can do this on the basis of the whole life cost. Ideally, this should include everything from depreciation to funding and even non-recoverable VAT.  The impact of differential writing involves you documenting restricted rentals, maintenance, repairs, and more. Carefully think about how you are going to maintain the entitlement over the long run if you can. If you have electric vehicles, then Onsemi have a range of chargers available for you to choose from.


Make sure that any drivers, line managers, and various other interested parties are briefed as to the part that they need to play.  Having some agreed measures that will help you to monitor the performance of your fleet will help a lot here. This may include the number of vehicles that are in each employee grade as well as mileage and costs. Identify the routine that will help you to gather key pieces of information such as this if you can as well. It’ll help your company in the long run.


If you can, it is important that you review the information that you have so you can then identify the issues which require your attention and more focus from management. This can be done by looking at groups of vehicles that are inconsistent with the normal benchmarks you have. It may be that you have drivers who are able to travel at a consistent speed and that they have a better level of fuel efficiency and consumption. This is especially the case when you compare it to those who spend their time on roads that are heavily congested.

Of course, if you want to make sure that you get the best result out of your fleet, then hiring a fleet manager is always a good idea if you have not done so already.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Holiday Giveaway! 4 Beautifully Illustrated Books From Prestel Junior

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Holiday Giveaway! 4 beautifully illustrated books from Prestel Junior- Coco Chanel for kids, a history of hair, architecture around the world, and the challenges of training a headstrong pup. Spanning a range of ages and topics so there's something for every young reader!

I Am Coco: The Life of Coco Chanel by Isabel Pin (Sept. 13, Hardcover $17.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7508-3; Ages 6-9, 88 pages)

This portrait of a fiercely independent creative thinker is filled with whimsical pictures and informative texts to depict the entire arc of Coco’s life and career, from schoolgirl rebel to haute couture icon.

Young Gabrielle came from a poor family, was orphaned at age 12, and learned to sew in a convent school. She worked as a seamstress and sang in cabarets, where she was given the nickname Coco.

This story—and the remarkable career that followed—is exuberantly told in Isabel Pin’s simple yet detailed illustrations. Young readers will learn about Coco’s beginnings as a hat designer, and how her earliest creations presaged the concept of sportswear.

They’ll learn about her iconic designs—the little black dress, the impeccable suit, the squared-off perfume bottle, and the acclaimed logo. And they will learn how a freethinking young artist who freed women from the corsets and extravagant ornamentations of the early 20th century grew into a ferociously ambitious designer who staged her own comeback at the age of 70.

Whether they are interested in the history of fashion, or looking for encouragement to pursue their own dreams, young readers will find this entertaining biography both fascinating and inspiring.

ISABEL PIN is an award-winning illustrator who has published more than 40 books, received numerous awards, and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and 2012. Born in France, she lives in Berlin, Germany.

Hair: From Moptops to Mohicans, Afros to Cornrows by Katja Spitzer (Sept. 13, Hardcover $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7528-1; Ages 5-7, 40 pages)

This delightfully informative and reaffirming celebration of hair through the ages not only explores the most outrageous hairstyles from across history, but also shows how hair is an important and powerful means of cultural expression no matter what your sex, age, or race.

During the Rococo period, wealthy women tucked shells, necklaces, fruit, and flowers into their hair, which was styled into towers that reached as high as three feet over their heads.

In 1970s London, young, disfranchised “punks” made themselves feel powerful by drawing on the 2,000-year-old Native American practice of shaving their heads except for a narrow strip from forehead to neck. These are just a couple of many fascinating moments of hair history whimsically illustrated in this book.

Katja Spitzer’s colorful illustrations are presented in double-page spreads that offer an engaging description of a hair trend or style and its cultural and historic significance. Readers will learn why hair braiders in West Africa can spend an entire day working on one client; and how Black Americans signaled their opposition to racist laws and practices by not styling their naturally frizzy hair.

Filled with important history and giggle-inducing facts, this wide-ranging book crosses cultures and oceans to offer an important lesson about self-expression that will encourage readers of all ages to let down their hair, and to let others do the same.

KATJA SPITZER is a Berlin based illustrator working for magazines and book publishers. The German edition of her book Hair! was longlisted for the World Illustrations Award 2021. Her many illustrations can be found on her website.

The Power of Architecture: 25 Modern Buildings from Around the World by Annette Roeder, illus. by Pamela Baron (Sept. 20, Hardcover $24.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7514-4; Ages 8-12, 64 pages)

From private residences to affordable housing, stadiums to factories, museums to libraries—this book takes young readers across continents to learn how architecture is improving the world one building at a time.

Although popular culture and classrooms are filled with references to classic and iconic buildings such as the Parthenon, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Great Pyramids, there are equally valuable lessons to be learned from modern architecture, and especially from buildings situated in the Global South and among underrepresented populations.

This beautifully illustrated book investigates how contemporary architects from a variety of cultures are addressing issues of climate change, income inequality, and limited resources by designing buildings that are as innovative as they are beautiful.

Each building is presented in a double-page spread featuring Pamela Baron’s exquisitely detailed illustrations that highlight the design, natural surroundings, and the people who live, work, or play there. Annette Roeder’s pitch-perfect text outlines the structure’s unique contribution to the field of architecture, and invites readers to wonder aloud why the building works and to find out more about it.

A perfect stepping stone for designers in the making, this book also teaches kids how architecture can help the people it shelters and the planet on which it is built.

PAMELA BARON dedicates her time to translating the world around her through art making. When she is not making water colors do her bidding, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, nurturing her love of blowing glass, and finding weird things in vintage shops. She highly recommends that you take the time to be dazzled by the baby southern pudu - an animal so cute that it practically defies translation. She happily makes her home in a breezy town just outside of San Francisco with her husband, 21 miniature fruit trees, and 64 houseplants. She shows in a variety of local galleries and holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.

My Dog, Hen by David Mackintosh (Oct. 4, Hardcover $16.95; ISBN 978-3-7913-7535-9; Ages 4-8, 40 pages)

Brimming with the lively artwork and waggish humor that make his books a joy for kids and parents alike, David Mackintosh’s newest book explores finding value in the unwanted and obsolete, through the pleasures and perils of adopting a rescue puppy.

“Why should we get a brand-new dog when Hen is as good as new to us?” asks the young boy at the center of this story.

 The adorable mixed-breed pup is brought home in a cardboard box, given toys, and some food—and then proceeds to enthusiastically eat up his loving home. When nothing can be done (and all the pocket money has been spent on new toys) the boy’s wise and thrifty grandmother finds a helpful solution. Readers of all ages will laugh at Hen’s boundless energy and parents especially will identify with the challenges of training a headstrong dog.

 Any family that has ever adopted a rescue pet will appreciate this story’s gentle lesson about finding value in our less-than-perfect belongings and loved ones.

DAVID MACKINTOSH has worked in book publishing as a designer and art director, collaborating with authors, illustrators and photographers. He is the author of numerous picture books for children, and has a weakness for drawing. He lives in London, England.


One winner will receive all 4 books - I Am Coco, Hair, The Power of Architecture, and My Dog, Hen. US only. This Giveaway ends 12/17/22. Good Luck!

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Monday, December 5, 2022

National Geographic Kids: Weird But True World 2023 Blitz & Giveaway!


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The BLOCKBUSTER kid-favorite series Weird But True! is busting out with a BIG, BOLD annual extravaganza of the wackiest, wildest, and downright weirdest wonders on planet Earth.

Discover Earth’s strangest animals, natural formations, festivals, ancient wonders, news, and more in this newest addition to the wildly popular Weird But True! family―an annual compendium of everything Weird But True! fans love ... and then some. Readers will journey across the seven continents, dive into the ocean, and even blast off into space to discover a whole wide world of weird. From the troll doll bug of Suriname to the Bog Snorkeling Championships in Wales to a technicolor village in Indonesia, Weird But True! World offers an unparalleled, adventure-filled exploration of our world’s amazing uniqueness.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Stunning photographs
  • Wild, wow-worthy facts
  • Weird news
  • Shocking stats and infographics
  • Colorful maps
  • Personality quizzes
  • Adorable odd animals
  • And more!

This book is perfect for fans of Weird But True!, as well as Atlas Obscura, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and Guinness World Records, and any curious kid willing to embrace the quirky side of life.

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For more Weird But True! fun check out the series page on National Geographic Kids!



  • Five (5) winners will receive a hardcover of Weird But True! World 2023
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NGKids Book Blitz & Giveaway! How to Speak Animal by Aubre Andrus and Gabby Wild! 3 Winners

  Buy |  Goodreads Learn about the secret language of wild animals in this exciting and informative guide from the experts who brought ...