Showing posts from January, 2015

BOOK GIVEAWAY: I Love You Just Like This

I Love You Just Like This! Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Sesame Street Scribbles ISBN: 9781402297304 $10.99 Hard Cover Amazon  |  B&N  |  BAM  |  !ndigo  |  IndieBound “I love you, Mommy,” Elmo whispered in her ear. Elmo’s mommy smiled. “I love you too, my dear.” “I’ve loved you all your life, every single day. I love you oh so much – I’ll tell you all the ways!” There are lots of ways to say “I love you,” and Elmo and his Sesame Street friends are ready to tell you in as many ways as they can in  I Love You Just Like This! In this heartwarming Sesame Street Scribbles story, Elmo’s mommy tells Elmo “I love you” through numbers, colors, seasons, and more. Join Elmo and the Sesame Street gang as they learn about and express love in ways that will appeal to any child. The perfect picture book for Valentine’s Day,  I Love You Just Like This!  unites parent and child in a memorable reading experience. I LOVE MY FAMILY JUST


Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. Mission: Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries. “MCCBD team hopes to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a bo

MMGM: Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen

A PLAGUE OF UNICORNS by Jane Yolen Zonderkidz, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-310-74648-5 MG Fantasy Source: purchased All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Young James, an earl’s son, is a bit bothersome and always asking the oddest questions. In despair—the last of James’ tutors having quit—his mother sends him off to be educated at Cranford Abbey. She feels the strict regimen will do him a world of good. But Cranford Abbey has its own problems. It has been falling into disrepair. The newly appointed Abbot Aelian takes it upon himself to save the abbey with the use of his secret weapon: a recipe for golden apple cider passed down in his family for many generations. He believes that by making and selling the cider, the monks will raise necessary funds to restore the abbey to its former glory. Abbot Aelian has everything he needs—almost. One obstacle stands in his way, unicorns that happen to feast specifically on the golden apples. Abbot Aelian and his men must f

LITTLE PATRIOT PRESS: Charlie Brown and the Common Core

"Little Patriot Press has partnered with Peanuts Worldwide to make American history and American heroes come alive for young readers.  With all-original stories featuring Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang, children will learn about American history from the characters beloved by many generations." --from press announcement WHERE DID YOU GO, CHARLIE BROWN? Great Explorers Peanuts  created by Charles M. Schultz written by Diane Lindsey Reeves and Cheryl Shaw Barnes Illustrated by Tom Brannon Little Patriot Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-62157-258-9 Picture Book Source: publisher for review All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Charlie Brown and his friends are embarking on a day of adventures! As the Peanuts gang explores the outdoors, the kids decide to reenact the feats of great explorers they learned about in school. Retrace the remarkable journeys of men and women who tread new ground—including one woman you’

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson

EMMANUEL'S DREAM The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson & Sean Qualls schwartz & wade books, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-449-81744-5 Picture Book Source: publisher for review All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.  Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.  Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold


I have the privilege of offering this giveaway thanks to the publisher, Little Bee Books.  Here's a little about them: We are a children’s book publisher dedicated to making creative and fun books for busy little bees ages 0-12. We are based in New York City with a small team of publishing veterans who love working in a start-up environment to create a children’s list for today’s young readers. Distributed by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Canada, our first titles will be on sale in January 2015 with a variety of board books, picture books, activity books, nonfiction, and novelty books.  little bee books  is a division of Bonnier Publishing, and our goal is to educate, inspire, and entertain! Introducing  little bee books , a new US division of Bonnier Publishing! We are a small and passionate team dedicated to making beautiful and innovative books for children ages 0-12. Our debut list is now available, in bookstores and online. You can view all of our upcoming