Can you believe that September is already here? The next thing we’ll be saying is, “Yikes the Holidays are just a few weeks away.” Thought you might like to hear about four books that are coming out that would make perfect gifts to give. Each have agreed to offer a book launch to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment to get in the running. Reblog, or tweet, or talk about it on facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you before drawing the winners.
Thank you to everyone who participated. I you are a winner, please email me your address, so I can send it out to get you your book.
The Four Winners of the September Book Give-Away Are as Follows:
Suzy Leopold – Hazel Mitchell’s – WHERE DO FAIRIES GO WHEN IT SNOWS
Sindhu Vijayasarathy – Chris Burton – THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO AMERICA
Darlene Beck-Jacobson – Phyllis Naylor’s – A SHILOH CHRISTMAS
Michelle Kogan – Eileen Spinelli’s – THANKFUL
America’s Favorite beagle is back with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s fourth book, A SHILOH CHRISTMAS in the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh series—following Shiloh, Shiloh Season, and Saving Shiloh—is full of heart-thudding suspense, as well as comfort and joy.
You can pre-order now. Pub Date: September 22nd
Thankful, by bestselling and award-winning children’s author Eileen Spinelli, combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings. Like the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the fireman, for putting the fire out, readers are encouraged to be thankful for the many blessings they find in their lives. Spinelli exhibits her endearing storytelling with this engaging poem, reminding children how blessed and special they are. Meant to be read aloud, this heartwarming picture book will be a treasured keepsake for parents and children alike.
Every December, The Nutcracker comes to life in theaters all across the United States. But how did this 19th-century Russian ballet become such a big part of the holidays in 21st-century America?
Meet William, Harold, and Lew Christensen, three small-town Utah boys who caught the ballet bug in the early 1900s. They performed on vaudeville and took part in the New York City dance scene. Russian immigrants shared the story of The Nutcracker with them, and during World War II, they staged their own Christmastime production in San Francisco. It was America’s first full-length version and the beginning of a delightful holiday tradition. http://www.cathygendron.com/
Hit the bookstores this past Tuesday. Click here to buy or read more.
Award-winning illustrator Hazel Mitchell teamed up with author Liza Garden Walsh for her latest book coming out October, 15th. Both Hazel, Liza, and their publisher, Down East Books, are from Maine, so they probably are experts when it come to knowing where fairies go when it snows.
Everyone knows fairies love spring flowers and summer sun, but what happens when autumn comes and the days get shorter and colder? Now, Liza Gardner Walsh, acclaimed author of the Fairy House Handbook and Fairy Garden Handbook, explores the matter in a charming children’s picture book of rhyming questions. Combined with delightful illustrations by Hazel Mitchell this whimsical book will help children discover just where fairies go when it snows and offer a subtle lesson about the importance of helping one another.