Thursday, October 16, 2008

GIVEAWAY!!

I love giving away books...it's one of my favorite things to do as a blogger! I've been given two books by Little, Brown to giveaway to you all, both of which I'm pretty sure were nominated for Cybil awards and rightly so. I loved them both and can't wait to be able to use them in a story time.

The Day Leo Said I Hate You, written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Mollie Bang is the adorable story of a little boy that makes the mistake of telling his Mommy that he hates her. The build-up, the words, the "I'm sorries" are all incredibly cute and Ms. Bang's illustrations are superb. Kids will love hearing the story read to them and will learn valuable lessons about why "I hate you" is not a nice thing to say to anyone.


Mail Harry to the Moon, also written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley tells of a little boy that is just insulted that his baby brother is now living with his family. Life was much better before Harry came along and his older brother wishes him away in many forms, including mailing Harry to the moon! When Harry actually disappears, his older brother is afraid he really did get shipped to the moon!

With adorable comic-book-like illustrations and hilarious text, this is another great read aloud. Very appropriate to read one-on-one with older siblings. Loved it!

You can win both of these lovely books...simply leave a comment on this post by 12 midnight (Mountain Time) on Monday telling me one of your favorite picture books of the year. It doesn't have to have been published this year, just whatever was your favorite that you read to yourself or your children.

23 comments:

remnant reminscences said...

These would make nice additions to my classroom! Ha! Ha!

My favorite children's book is 'The Giving Tree' by Shel Silverstein. I love that books and so do my students.

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Serena said...

These sounds like cute books...

I'm always looking for books for my nieces.

I just wanted to let you know that I am hosting a giveaway for Wingbeat by Marilyn Meredith. Check it out:
http://savvyverseandwit.blogspot.com/2008/10/kindred-spirits-by-marilyn-meredith.html

Laura said...

I've been rockin' "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime" at storytime this week. It's getting raves from the kids.

Megan Germano said...

I am glad to enter this book giveaway and say that my favorite picture book is my new WILLOW picture I received from you this week :) Hope that doesn't throw me out of the running since I just won a book, but I did want to say Thank You anyway...
I LOVED IT! It truly is one of my favs!

The Burns' said...

I would love these books!

My favorite children's book that I've read this year is Those Shoes. Thank God for book blogs or I never would have known about it.

shelly dot burns at cfisd dot net

Happy Housewife and Penny Pincher Woman said...

My favorite Childrens books are Nurshery Rhymes. I have a huge book that has all the classics in it and my kids love them.

Http://happyhousewifey.blogspot.com

Katy said...

oh...i would LOVE the I hate you book. My kids have been saying this ALOT the past few months (they see it is hurtful...so they do it when they are mad). We have had talks with them...but I think a book would be wonderful to help get the point across of how hurtful it is!!! Thank you for the chance!

thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Katy said...

oh...and while telling you story LOL...i forgot to add what my fave childrens book is...(i'm not trying to add an extra entry)..
but it is "You are Special" by Max Lucado! :)

Abby said...

My children's favorite would be Kat Kong and Dogzilla. They are a hoot!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Reeva said...

my favorite children's book and probably always will be is the little engine that could :)

I'm always looking for new additions to our book collection! Thanks for a generous giveaway :)

ibeeeg said...

We have three books that would make our favorite list for the year! This is huge for us as our Little Man was not into books at all...until...

Hedgie Blasts Off! by Jan Brett
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

ibeeeg at gmail dot com

Keeling said...

My daughter's favorite these days is Corduroy. It's such a great classic! My son loves Please, Baby, Please, and board book by Spike Lee. It's ADORABLE! If you haven't read it, you should!

Crystal Adkins said...

Hello :) my son really needs these books I know he'll use the hate word one day! My fav. book is Catwitch by Una Woodruff and Lisa Tuttle :)
crystal72206@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

we just bought a book for my son with baby faces and focusing on all their parts. I cant remember the name.

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Katie said...

Hey! So, maybe I'm cheating a little, but I'm gonna try anyways! You know I have no children of my own, but hundreds of children I work with at school through the year! I always take my bag packed with several children's books, sometimes seasonal, or if I know in advance, curricular based. However, I must say that one that's always in my bag is Jamie Lee Curtis' I'm Gonna Like Me. Almost always there's at LEAST one situation through the day when someone is feeling down and this book definitely is able to help bring up spirits a little bit!

Angela Harris said...

What a great thing to giveaway! I have three young children and my oldest had just begun working on reading. Thank you for entering me.

Kristin said...

We are totally in love with the Frog and Toad books!

These two books sound awesome!

alohadelgado(at)hawaiiantel(dot)net

Charlotte said...

Hi Amanda,

I don't want to enter, but just want to say to anyone who dosen't win--visit my blog on Tuesday!

torinem said...

Tummy Girl. It is such a a sweet book.

Mistress Meeyee said...

My favorite is a book from years ago called my yard and I still have this book and can't wait to show it to my little Jack.

robin_titan said...

those sound adorable! my favorite picture book is the arrival by shaun taun it's great and the illustrations are AMAZING!! :D

Brimful Curiosities said...

One of my favorites this year is Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. Thanks.

Lisa said...

Somehow I missed this post!

We don't buy a lot of new books, but the Pirate LOVES Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too.