Monday, August 17, 2015

the dragon of the month club - a bookwrap


Authored by Iain Reading  

( a perfect author's name I may add)

About the book...

Ready for a fun adventure story that will get your imagination ignited and leave you asking for more?  Well this is the very book for you.  This is the first instalment in a new book series and it is going to be a great one.  

Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends, discover "THE BOOK" hidden away at the back of their local library.  It  is a supernatural, magical book that sets them on a life-changing journey that includes dragons: Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, and Sand Dragons....just to name a few, and plunges them into an exciting experience rooted in the very books tossed around Tyler's unkempt room. 

As they travel through these books to try and get back home they get caught up in the very stories themselves.  What a brilliant idea! The two only have each other, their exotic dragon friends and the characters in the books to rely on to be able to return to normalcy.

Be prepared for exciting action and word pictures that will fuel your imagination.  You can join "the dragon of the month club" online and you can send in dragon pictures that you have created at...   



There is an ongoing contest for readers to win a one-of-a-kind hardcover version of The Dragon of the Month Club with their artwork as the cover.

“Draw a picture! Write a story! Take a photograph! Bake some cookies! Mold a dragon out of clay! Knit one out of yarn! Make one out of LEGO! Whatever you want! Just let your imagination run wild because anything goes – the more creative the better! Send your dragon in and then on the 13th day of every month one entry will be chosen at random and featured on the official Dragon Of The Month Club website. Each month’s lucky winner will also receive a free one-of-a-kind personalized hard-cover edition of The Dragon Of The Month Club book featuring their winning artwork (or other creative content) on the cover or inside the book itself,” says Iain.

I highly recommend this book and although it is listed for Y/A, I feel it is would be more appropriate for middle grade students or for tweens.  I also think it would make a wonderful movie. I will look forward to the second book and plan on reading the whole series.  

About the author...


I like Root Beer.

For me there is no other beverage that is quite as magical and mysterious and inexplicably smooth as a cold mug of Root Beer. From the very first sip this enchanting brew tingles your palette with a plethora of blissful sensations and slides slippery cool down into your stomach as it warms your heart. And don't even get me started talking about that sublime frothy icy mess that we call a Root Beer Float.

When I was younger I fancied myself a bit of a Root Beer connoisseur, drinking my favourite brand A&W from tall, narrow champagne flΓ»tes where the ice clinking against the side of the thin glass created a magical tinkling ambiance as I looked down my nose at all the other inferior Root Beer vintages. As I grew older and began to travel across the globe I naturally was inclined to seek out the very best Root Beers that the world had to offer. Surely somewhere deep in some ancient temple in the heart of the Mongolian desert there was a hitherto unknown type of Root Beer brewed by a secretive order of monks using ancient methods passed down through generations.

Sadly, as I was to discover, Root Beer is very much a North-American thing and you can't really find it anywhere else in the world. The closest I ever got was in the jungles of Sierra Leone which smell a bit like Root Beer and diesel oil. (In fact, most non-North-American people to whom I have introduced this magical elixir have first cautiously taken a small sip then made a sour face, stating that "it tastes like medicine". Perhaps this is because the sarsaparilla root that gives Root Beer its name was originally used for medicinal purposes - typical for North-Americans to turn medicine into soft drinks, right?)

I was crushed. If there was no Root Beer out there in the whole wide world, then what was the point of leaving my house in the first place? No one really needs to leave the house, after all. Everything you could ever need can be delivered right to your front door, including pizza and Root Beer and books and everything else you can find on But as it turns out the world is a pretty great place even without Root Beer.

 Read on and read always!

It's a wrap.

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