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Book Tour: The Kooky Kids Club by Robbie Yates

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Maxine is smart, quirky, and a bit of a misfit. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to a meeting of the “Kooky Kids’ Club.”

 Things are looking bright. It’s nice to finally have a real group of friends. Then Maxine’s teacher disappears.

 Maxine doesn’t know what happened to her beloved teacher, or how she can help. But if anybody has the smarts to help Miss Thompson, it’s Maxine and the Kooky Kids’ Club…

 This quirky chapter book is for the best kind of kids—the ones who are a little bit kooky!

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One morning the following week, Maxine felt a gentle nudge as she came in from recess. She looked up. A girl with blonde hair handed her a small folded note. Her name, “Maxine James,” was printed neatly on the front.

Surprised, Maxine glanced up, but the girl just shrugged. She didn’t seem to know what the note was about either.

Maxine unfolded the note carefully so she wouldn’t tear the paper. She hoped it wasn’t nasty, but something about the handwriting on the front told her that this was something special.

Dear Maxine

Maxine folded the note back up and slipped it into her pocket. She bit her lip. Who were these kids, and what did they want with her?

She was baffled but curious. And when the lunch bell rang, she hurried toward the library, keeping her eyes peeled for a boy in green.


I have not read many children’s books in the last few years now that my daughter is a teenager. So I was not sure what I was going to think about this and I was so surprised to find how much I loved it. I really wish that this book was around when my daughter was younger. The main theme of this book is show kids that it is okay to be different and to embrace it. Maxine our main character grows so much in this story.  She learns that being different is okay and should be celebrated.

To be perfectly honest I would love to see this book in schools. I think this is important for all children to learn and maybe Maxine’s story can help give them confidence.

I recommend this story to anyone that has young children.

5 Stars

Author Bio

Hipster breakfast egg characters with mustache, beard, black bowler hat and glasses. Creative design holiday poster eggs cups. drawn gentleman faces vintage style. gray background.
Robbie Yates is an author from Melbourne, Australia. He likes cocoa, cheeky poetry, and eating all of the red jellybeans before anybody else can get to them.

In his free time, Robbie likes to read ridiculous and wacky kids’ fiction. He also likes practical jokes and terrible puns.


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My Invitation to the Kooky Kids’ Club

I am participating in the Kooky Kids’ Club blog tour hosted by Digital Reads Blog Tours. I love my invitation.


My Organization

My Bullet Journal.  I have images from my December spreads I have purposely tried to not write on them yet so that I could take pictures of the pages.  Right now everything is written on sticky notes with dates on them so that I can fill it all in later.

I start my month with a cover page and this month I went a little overboard with the stickers.

BJ 2018 December Cover Page

Then I have 2 calendars one for everything that is going on in Life: Dr. appointments, Jamie’s music programs, birthdays and so on. The second is a calendar for my Blog.  I markdown all of my blog posts.  This helps me plan ahead.

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Next I have my Monthly Overview and a Projects Page. I use my overview to track a few habits a month, I set my monthly goals and this is a quick reference for any important dates. The Projects page is set up so that I can write in up to 4 monthly projects and there is space to be able to break each one down into manageable pieces.

BJ 2018 Decmeber Monthly Overview and Projects

Next I have my Monthly Bills and Spending.

BJ 2018 December Bills and Spending

Next are the weekly pages. After each pay week I have a grocery list.

Now I have my What I Read page and Bookshelf. As I finish each book I add it to the bookshelf.

BJ 2018 December What I Read

My Next pages are Added to TBR and my list of posts that I need to do that month.

BJ 2018 December TBR and Posts to Do

Then I have Notes pages.  Here I can mark down Anything that I find important and this helps a lot if I need to look back a month its all in one place this way.

BJ 2018 December Notes

And Finally I have my Monthly Stats.

BJ 2018 December Stats

This is the main way I keep myself organized.


December 3
Miss Honeybug’s Reads & Crafts
The Book Decoder
The Spoonie Mummy

December 4
The Bookworm Drinketh
Ashi responding to life
Zany Bibliophile
The Avid Inspri
Carla Loves To Read

December 5
Write Where I Read
The Cozy Pages
Audio Killed the Bookmark

December 6
Bookish rantings
Untie Readers

December 7
Lily’s Blissful Pages
Rosepoint Publishing
Sophril Reads
Ambivert Words

December 8
Jessica Rachow
Bookish Wisps
Swift Coffee

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