Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jo-Kin Battles The It - A Review By Robyn Opie Parnell

Jo-Kin Battles the It by Karen Tyrrell, illustrated by Trevor Salter
PB RRP $14.95
ISBN 9780994302106

Josh Atkins is an eleven year old kid who dreams of being an intergalactic game fighter. A superhero. Protector of the universe. But there’s not much chance of that. In reality, Josh sees himself as a goof ball. A geek.

One day, Josh reads an advert: Wanted Super Space Kids to save the galaxy. He can’t believe his eyes. This is his dream come through, his big chance to zoom off into space. That is, if he can win the contest.

Soon, Josh (aka Jo-Kin) is off to Space School for special training. He’s teamed up with Sam Jones (aka Sam-Wich). Jo and Sam have to learn to work as a team.

Their training is a disaster. Jo and Sam fail again and again. Sam wants to give up and go home. Jo tries to convince Sam to stay at Space School.

Then they hear the terrible news. A deadly alien called the It has kidnapped Captain Astra.

Sam definitely wants to go home!

But someone has to blast off into space, rescue Captain Astra and save the galaxy from the terrifying It.

That someone turns out to be Jo and Sam. This time the training is for real and failing is not an option – if they want to survive.

Time is running out.

Jo-Kin Battles the It is out of this world – perfect for middle grade readers aged 7 to 10 years. The story is action-packed and fast-paced. The characters are likable (except for the It, of course, who is very scary). Kids will love the adventure which is sometimes fun and sometimes full of danger, suspense and ugly aliens.

Jo-Kin Battles the It is the latest release from award-winning author-teacher Karen Tyrrell. Not only is this book a great read, the story also deals with important topics such as team work, resilience, self-esteem and friendship.

The book is kid-friendly with its bright, colorful cover, black and white illustrations and appealing internal design. Whether the kids are superheroes or geeks, the story will keep them turning the pages until, at the end, they will be left wanting more.   

Jo-Kin Battles the It is also available on LSI, library services and selected stores including some Dymocks and Angus & Robertson.  

Book Giveaway
Win a signed copy of Jo-Kin Battles the It OR one of four eBooks of Jo-Kin Battles the It OR signed artwork from the illustrator, Trevor Salter.
To WIN please LIKE Karen’s Super Space Kids book series page on Facebook and Leave a comment on any of the below Blog stops 19-31 Oct to win. Good luck.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jo-Kin Battles the It Blog Tour Featuring Children's Author Karen Tyrrell

Karen Tyrrell, author of Jo-Kin Battles the It, celebrates the launch of JO-KIN on Amazon, Goodreads and bookshops via a world tour … Join the FUN and win lots of fabulous prizes.

Jo-Kin Battles the It by Karen Tyrrell

Jo-Kin is not only a FUN space adventure with incredible gadgets, robots, and monsters … AND kids will learn how to become HEROES in their own lives with resilience, teamwork and brain power skills.


Teachers, school counselors and parents gave *5 STAR Reviews over on Amazon HERE

Now check out Karen's Blog Tour and all the TOP authors and writers hosting this event…

Jo-Kin Battles the It Blog Tour

Blog Tour Book Giveaway

19 October 2015
Dee White

20 October 2015
Di Bates 

21 October 2015
Alison Stegert

Jackie Hosking

22 October 2015
Georgie Donaghey

23 October 2015
Robyn Opie Parnell

25 October 2015
Rebecca S

26 October 2015
Sandy Fussell 

27 October 2015
Jill Smith 

Melissa Wray

28 October 2015
June Perkins 

29 October 2015
Sally Odgers

30 October 2015
Kate Foster

Win one of two signed copies OR one of four eBooks of Jo-Kin Battles the It OR signed artwork from the illustrator.

To qualify please LIKE Karen’s Super Space Kids book series page on Facebook
AND then leave a comment on any of the Blog stops to win. Good luck :)