Have you noticed my book-love for all of the amazing books put out by Sleeping Bear Press? I just love all the series books, especially the Discover the World series. Learning about different cultures at a young age is so important in encouraging diversity in our children. The alphabet series is always wonderful, and I'm just now starting to really get into the counting series as well. All are educational, great for multiple age levels, and the authors/illustrators always do a fabulous job.
Some of the latest in the different series?
K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet, is written by the AMAZING Gloria Whelan and Jenny Nolan and illustrated by Oki S. Han and teaches us all about Japan, both past and present. We get "O is for Origami," "H is for Haiku," and "E is for Emperor," along with a poem for each topic and the fabulous fact box down the side of the page.
This one has a companion book in Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers, also written by Whelan, which I reviewed here...and a companion website www.discovertheworldbooks.com.
A new edition to the Alphabet series is V is for Venus Flytrap: A Plant Alphabet, which is written by Eugene Gagliano and illusrtated by Elizabeth Traynor and features really awesome facts and poems about plants...making a topic that is often boring, much more fun for kids to read about.
We learn about Legumes and why they are such great foods to eat, what the Royal Rose stands for in America, and Tubers, most famously, the potato. I really loved the information given in this one and the illustrations were beautiful.
Full Count: A Baseball Number Book, written by Brad Herzog and illustrated by Bruce Langton, takes a bit of a different approach, featuring numbers rather than letters, but works on the same format.
The reader learns about why it's "3 strikes and you're out," the Cincinnati Red Stockings, who were the first professional baseball team, and the number of players on each major league baseball team by today's standards. Very cool for young sport fans.
Being the generous blogger that I am (and the lack of shelf space in my house), I'm giving you my review copies! 1 hardcover copy of each book to one lucky reader!
Leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on Saturday, August 29th saying you want to enter. Make sure, if you're not a blogger, you leave me an email address to contact you!
You can earn extra entries by blogging about the giveaway or Tweeting about it, just leave a separate comment for each entry please.
U.S. residents only...thanks!