Monday, May 4, 2015

Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop

Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop
From May 4th – 10th, hosted by Wishful Endings

About Children's Book Week:

Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.

Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes – wherever young readers and books connect!

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The WINNER of my stop can choose one of the following books (or something comparable, such as another book by the same author--$10 or less on Amazon). If the winner is a US resident, a paperback copy can be chosen and shipped, but US ONLY for the shipping please. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond and accept the prize. Good luck and be sure to hop to the next stop!

Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester is a favorite in our household.

August 25, 2003 4 - 8 P - 3
Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is bigger, meaner, and smarter than all of the rest of them. Until our unwitting hero, Wodney Wat, catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says. Read along with Wodney as he surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole class from the big bad bully. Children will delight as shy Rodney Rat triumphs over all and his tiny voice decides the day, R's or no R's.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is another favorite. The mice are darling, as is the storyline.

January 18, 2011 4 - 8 P - 3
Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round.
Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?
This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. "Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."—The Horn Book
Supports the Common Core State Standards

Pride & Popularity by Jenni James is a fun, teen spin-off of the Jane Austen classic.

August 3, 2011 Taylor always gets what he wants—until now.

Chloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd, or more importantly, one very annoying self-possessed guy, Taylor Anderson, who seems determined to make her the president of his fan club! As if! Every girl in the whole city of Farmington, New Mexico, is in love with him, but he seems to be only interested in Chloe.

This modern high school adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is a battle of wits as Chloe desperately tries to remain the only girl who can avoid the inevitable—falling for Taylor.

My Double Life by Janette Rallison is a darling teen romantic comedy. She's one of my favorites in this genre.

May 12, 2013
Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like pop star Kari Kingsley, and one day when Alexia's photo filters through the Internet, she's offered a job to be Kari's double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but Alexia's mother has always warned her against celebrities.

Alexia flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she romances the hottest lead singer on the charts, and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!

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  1. Great Giveaway! I remember reading Chrysanthemum as a little girl. It was one of my favorites :)