Tuesday, August 25, 2009

B is for Big Giveaway!!! Some new Sleeping Bear Press offerings...

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!

21 comments:

Pam said...

I so love these books! We have a couple of the series in our house already and I've given some as gifts as well. Count me in!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

This is a GREAT giveaway!
Please count me in!!
-Liz :)

liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

Katie said...

I want to enter!!! (But I'm sure that comes as no surprise to you!)

juli said...

I love, love, love these books and would love, love, love to add this to my collection!

juli
uffdauff@msn.com

Brad Herzog said...

Thanks for the shout-out about my book, FULL COUNT, Amanda. (Found out about via a Google news alert --and on my birthday, too). Check out my website -- www.bradherzog.com -- for more info about my other books. And keep up the reading and reviewing! Book lovers like you are why authors like me love to write.

-Brad Herzog

etirv said...

I would love to be entered and for personal reasons, especially want V is for Venus Fly Trap, thanks!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot0com

etirv said...

I would love to be entered and for personal reasons, especially want V is for Venus Fly Trap, thanks!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Megan said...

These look like such great books! I'd love to win...

Megan
mearley@twinlakes.k12.in.us

Mama Librarian said...

Great giveaway! My library would really benefit.

Alice H said...

Wow thanks for the great giveaway. And for introducing those books to me! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Dolphin Girl said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

Honey Mommy said...

I love alphabet books and would love to win these for my sons!

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

These sound like wonderful alphabet & counting books - so much beyond the ordinary. Thank you!

Tweeting about it too!

greatkidbooks at gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

Please enter me. Thank you.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. Please count me in!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Marie said...

Such wonderful books, my kids would be thrilled!

marielay@gmail.com

Lori said...

Love Sleeping Bear Press!! We have many of their books. Please enter me!

Lori

BarefootLori (at) gmail (dot) com

Uncles said...

I would love to win!

Infant Bibliophile said...

We'd love to enter. Thanks!

Cocoa Lover said...

Please enter me, I would love to win!

MoziEsmé said...

I would LOVE these books for my daughter! She is really into her ABCs and counting right now...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com