Friday, July 31, 2009

Another great giveaway for you!

So yes, it's a bit early for Halloween books, but not when they're FREE!! Plus, getting a head start on some great titles for the Halloween season is never a bad idea, especially for you librarians out there. I really enjoyed this one and the publisher is offering FIVE copies for five of you to have all to yourselves. Details below.

J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet is written by Denise Brennan-Nelson and illustrated by Donald Wu and is part of the lovely Alphabet series that is put out by Sleeping Bear Press. I've chatted up these books many times before, I truly do enjoy them and feel they're fantastic choices for libraries.

Though this particular one focuses on the Halloween/Fall season, with costumes, spooky ghosts, pumpkins, and haunted houses, it follows the same format as the other books, with each page centering on a letter of the alphabet, simple for small children, with the sidebars containing facts for the older kiddos.

For example, the letter "F" is for Frankenstein. The reader gets a short rhyme for the littler ones: "Frankenstein is famous, frightening, freaky too. Create a monster of your own and see what he can do." And the sidebar is filled with info on Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, as well as the inspiration of the movie.

Very cool books!! To enter to win one of your own, leave a comment on this post by Monday night at 11:59pm. U.S. entrants only please.

To earn a couple extra entries, blog about this giveaway or Tweet about it. Please leave an extra comment for each entry.

If you enter and do not have a blog, please leave an email address where I can contact you. Thanks!

36 comments:

Carey said...

We love these alphabet books. They are so much fun.

Pam said...

We also love these alphabet books and since my son loves all things halloween, this would be ideal for him!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Kaye said...

These sounds excellent. I just love halloween books.

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Janssen said...

I'd love a copy for my new library :)

Dolphin Girl said...

My kids love halloween, and we were just looking at some halloween books at the bookstore yesterday. I would love to win this for them!

Staci said...

An alphabet book and a Halloween book all in one! Yay!! It sounds awesome!

traveler said...

These alphabet books are wonderful and the combination with Halloween is great. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

blossomteacher said...

I'm already thinking about fall, so Halloween isn't far behind (in my mind!)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sounds great. I'd love to be included.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Patti J said...

This book looks wonderful! My daughter would love it and so would my students :)

Patti J
pattierica@aol.com

Megan said...

Halloween is my husband's favorite holiday, so I know he'd love to read this one to our daughter!

Megan
mearley@twinlakes.k12.in.us

Paula said...

Sounds like fun & a great resource!

Infant Bibliophile said...

fun give away - thanks :)

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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juli said...

Boo!!! Love these abc books!
juli
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Gwendolyn B. said...

Fabulous book! I've got a 3 yo niece who would just love it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Here's my blog post: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/not-my-giveaways.html

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etirv said...

Family enjoys Halloween books, thanks!

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rubymoon said...

I love alphabet books and this one is so cool. What a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Beth said...

This looks so cute! Please enter me!

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MoziEsmé said...

I'd love this for my daughter!

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Debs Desk said...

My grandson would love this book. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)Verizon.net

Sue said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing it!

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MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. This would be great!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

blogged

http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2009/08/saturday-sweep.html

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Amy B. said...

This alphabet book would be perfect for my daughter!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy B.
adennispac@yahoo.com

Honey Mommy said...

I love alphabet books! My three year old is working on his alphabet, so this would be great!

Alice H said...

My son's birthday is in October - this would make a perfect gift for him! thanks for the chance - alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Marie said...

We always like Alphabet books and Halloween is a big favorite with my son :-)

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becky said...

I LOVE the alphabet books and don't have this one...great giveaway!
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becky said...

tweeted about the giveaway
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blueviolet said...

This is so darling! I would love it!
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blueviolet said...

I blogged about it here

Renee G said...

Would love to share this with my boys.
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