Recent Posts

Friday, February 18, 2011

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

I'm pleased to participate in Leeswammes's Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, which allows blog readers to visit many excellent blogs (see the list below) for the chance to win awesome books and other prizes. (THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED). Here at Teach with Picture Books I'm giving away a Caldecott Honor picture book (of course!), a Newbery Honor Award chapter book, and a sensational nonfiction business title.

My guidelines, as always, are simple:
  1. The giveaway is open to US residents only.
  2. To enter, email me with the title of the book you hope to win in the subject line. Want to win all three? Send three separate emails.
  3. You don't have to follow me to win, but it would be a nice gesture. Pity follows are happily accepted. Following my blog will increase your good karma, but not your chances of winning.
  4. Contest will close at midnight EST on February 24th EST. I'll notify winners shortly thereafter.
My picture book giveaway is the 2010 Caldecott Honor Book Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, and generously provided by my friends at Candlewick Press.

From the Candlewick site:
It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story --and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors --and offering humorous story-within-a-story views --this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.
A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken’s habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.
Be sure to visit the publisher's site for downloadable activities, as well as their original Story Hour kit.

My chapter book giveaway is the Newbery Honor Book The Jumping Off Place, written by Marian Hurd McNeely, and generously provided by my friends at South Dakota State Historical Society Press.

From the SDSHP site:
Four young homesteaders strive to succeed on a quarter section in Tripp County, South Dakota, at the beginning of the 1900s. Faced with the prospect of the upcoming harsh winter, the youngsters work hard to "prove up" the land and buildings. All the while, Becky, Dick, Phil, and Joan contend with drought, discomfort, and sabotaging squatters. As winter looms, the battle for their land heats up. Short of money and fearful for their lives, the children learn that the prairie is not as lonely as it looks and that they are stronger than they thought. With the help of new-found friends and their own derring-do, the youngsters seek to hold the enemy at bay and withstand whatever the elements throw at them.
The Jumping Off Place makes an excellent companion book to any study of Pioneers or the Westward Movement. Also a great comparison novel to such classics as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books.

My nonfiction business book giveaway is the soon-to-be-best-selling Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, written by Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple, and generously provided by the man himself.

Reviews of this book say it all:

"Guy's book captures the importance - and the art - of believing in an idea that delivers something entirely unique to the customer. The power of a really good idea to transform the marketplace and individual customer experiences is huge, and this book offers a wealth of insights to help businesses and entrepreneurs tap into that potential."
-Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group
"Kawasaki provides insights so valuable we all wish we'd had them first."
-Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence: Science and Practice
"Guy has written the small-business manifesto. There is nothing more important for entrepreneurs than to enchant their customers, and Guy explains exactly how to do this."
-Jane Applegate, author of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business
Hope you see a book you like!

Good luck with the drawing, and be sure to visit these other awesome blogs for more chances to win:

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. Teadevotee (Int)
  3. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  4. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Stiletto Storytime (USA, CA)
  7. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Int)
  8. The Bookkeeper (Int)
  9. Chinoiseries (Int)
  10. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  11. bibliosue (Int)
  12. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  13. Nishitas Rants and Raves (Int)
  14. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  15. Actin Up with books (USA)
  16. Sarah Reads Too Much (USA)
  17. Book Journey (US)
  18. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  19. Read, Write and Live (Int)
  20. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  21. Graasland (Int) - From Saturday evening onwards
  22. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  23. Books in the City (Int)
  24. thebookbee (Int)
  25. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  26. Seaside Book Nook (USA)
  27. Chocolate and Croissants (Int)
  28. write meg! (USA)


Dawn Morris said...

Thanks for letting us know about this! These are great selections.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful giveaway, Keith. Thanks for joining in the Lit. Giveaway Blog Hop!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Good looking books! Have fun with the hop - I am!

Mona said...

I emailed you with my chosen book title, Interrupting Chicken, in the subject field.

GFC(Mona Garg)

Michelle said...

I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award. Here's a link to my post.

Glenda said...

I wish I had known about this hop as I would have joined I would still like to put it on my blog to help you be seen and your welcome to come and do a Guest Post on my blog.