Friday, April 10, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway - Merlin Raj by D.G. Priya

Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm
by D. G. Priya


GENRE: Early Reader



My name is Merlin Raj. Usually, I only have to worry about being the best service dog. I help my boy, Matthew, walk at school. But when my human Mom has to go away for winter break, getting ready for the holiday becomes a mess. I might be a super-smart golden retriever who wears glasses, but could I help my best friend with more than a disability?


Will a class on algorithms get me barking up the right Christmas tree?

Merlin Raj, The Santa Algorithm is the first installment in the Merlin Raj, Computer Science Service Dog chapter-book series. With a Computer Science degree and a passion for preparing kids for the future, author D. G. Priya blends technology with animal stories to stimulate a desire to read. Each book in the series introduces a new programming skill, complete with study guides for educators. If you or your child like delightful dog tales, practical examples, and accessible learning tools, then you’ll love D. G. Priya’s tail-wagging adventure.


Excerpt Two:

As Miss Babbage said, a task could be done using an algorithm.

Algorithm 1: I could nudge Matthew into distracting Peter and throw the jingle-bell Sugar-O’s into the cart. Then, Dad would notice and throw them right back out.

So, algorithm 1 = fail.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

D.G. Priya is the pen name of Bestselling Author Priya Ardis. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, #6 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2014) and #8 (US News, 2020) in Computer Science. Her advocacy of early education in computing and the challenges of childhood disabilities come from her experience as a parent and volunteer. Her love of dog stories comes from the antics of her own golden retriever.

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  1. Really cute cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. This sounds really cute. My niece would love it.

  3. How did you come up with the characters names in your book?

  4. Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great post!

  5. The cover is so stinking adorable..

  6. Really cute cover. Looks like a great Christmas book for the little ones.

  7. I love the cover. Wish my pups would wear reindeer ears, so I could take a picture! What age group would you recommend for your book? I think my husband's great niece would enjoy it.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

  9. Are any of the characters in this movie based off of people that you know?

  10. Great idea for a kids' book!