Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 1, 2019



Darlene Beck-Jacobson won YOU ARE YOUR STRONG by Danielle Dufayet

Cathy Ogren won A FIST FOR JOE LOUIS AND ME by Trinka Hakes Noble

Robin Newman won MOLDILOCKS by Lynn Marie

Brenda Doming won MARTIN AND ANNE by Nancy Churnin

Please send your name, address, title of the book you won to kathy.temean(at) – PUT BOOK WINNER and the name of the book in the subject line.

Thank you!


Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski, Mathematician tells the intriguing story about the first woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics that required original research, the first to hold a university chair in mathematics, and the first to be the editor of a major scientific journal.

Sophie was both a brilliant mathematician and a talented writer. Creative work nurtured her mathematical research, giving her a flexibility of thought she treasured. A wonderful STEAM figure, she not only did mathematical research, but she also created many literary works.

Sophie Kowalevski proved that women can add up to a lot.

This book by Laurie Wallmark release on March 3rd 2020. Of course it’s available for pre-order from:
or a local independent bookstore.

CONGRATULATIONS, Laurie! Your books keep getting better and better. Can wait to add this to my collection. I look forward to featuring you and your book with a giveaway next year.

WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: EMMA LILIAN TODD INVENTS AN AIRPLANE by Kirsten Larson and illustrated by Tracy Subisak is coming out February 25th 2020.

This riveting nonfiction picture book biography explores both the failures and successes of self-taught engineer Emma Lilian Todd as she tackles one of the greatest challenges of the early 1900s: designing an airplane.

Emma Lilian Todd’s mind was always soaring–she loved to solve problems. Lilian tinkered and fiddled with all sorts of objects, turning dreams into useful inventions. As a child, she took apart and reassembled clocks to figure out how they worked. As an adult, typing up patents at the U.S. Patent Office, Lilian built the inventions in her mind, including many designs for flying machines. However, they all seemed too impractical. Lilian knew she could design one that worked. She took inspiration from both nature and her many failures, driving herself to perfect the design that would eventually successfully fly. Illustrator Tracy Subisak’s art brings to life author Kirsten W. Larson’s story of this little-known but important engineer.

I will be featuring this book with a book giveaway in February. It is available for pre-order on Amazon:



Emma Hintzen has joined Sourcebooks eXplore as assistant editor.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. CONGRATS to all the winners! And Laurie, you just keep crankin’ out the hits! 😀


  2. Thanks Kathy and Danielle for the opportunity to win such a wonderful book! I will post a review when I read it…can’t wait! xo


  3. Looking forward to these two forthcoming books Kathy, especially “Wood, Wire, Wings,” thanks for sharing them!


  4. Looking forward to both these books. They sound absolutely amazing, and the covers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!


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