The Weekly 411 (2/10/23)
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Feb. 10, 2023 vol. 6
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Picture Book Giveaway
We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Be Kind? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague (Scholastic Press 2023). Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: A dinosaur knows how to be very kind, always keep other folks firmly in mind. Being kind can be a little difficult, even for dinosaurs. But with a little practice and some heartfelt humor, our prehistoric pals can develop empathy and compassion for others. Join in the hilarity as the bestselling duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague teach young readers and dinosaurs that being kind is important and cool!
With over 24 million copies in print, each dino-mite How Do Dinosaurs...? book is a combination of hilarious situations and sing-song rhymes that show young children how to be more successful every day and in every way. The How Do Dinosaurs...? series will help children become confident readers while teaching them little life lessons. And as an added bonus, the names of each dinosaur are hidden on each page.
About the Author: Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than 365 books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to two Nebula Awards and a National Book Award nomination, she has received a Golden Kite from SCBWI, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, and the California Young Reader Medal. Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was an ALA Notable Book and a Christopher Medal winner. The book has gone on to become a widely popular bestselling series with over 15 million copies in print. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
About the Illustrator: Mark Teague is the internationally bestselling illustrator (and author) of more than 50 books for children. His numerous awards and honors include the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal. He has illustrated 12 full-size books and 11 board books in the widely successful How Do Dinosaurs...? series. He is the author of the popular Dear Mrs. LaRue, Firehouse!, and Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries. He lives in New York State.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
We are pleased to host a giveaway of the picture book, Not a Book About Bunnies, by Amanda Henke, illustrated by Anna Daviscourt (Starry Forest Books), that came out on Feb. 7. Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below.
About the Author: Amanda Henke writes funny books for kids. Amanda spends her time reading, exploring nature with family and friends, and whipping up self-proclaimed masterpieces in the kitchen. A graduate of Hamline University’s MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, she lives in Minnesota with her family. Find her at https://www.amandahenke.com
About the Illustrator: An illustrator from Portland, Oregon, Anna Daviscourt loves to blend whimsical design and storytelling to create magical images that transport the viewer. Her daily work includes writing, illustrating, and streaming her design process online. She has previously taught at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and online with the Society of Visual Storytelling. Her passions include watching animated movies, baking, sculpting, crocheting, and any random things that catch her fancy.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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- When: apply to be a mentor (now to March 3, 2023)
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Love this blog. Excited to read Amanda’s picture book.ReplyDelete
This sounds like a funny picture book. Can't wait to read it!ReplyDelete
Both of these books sound like a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the chance to read excellent picture books filled with humor.ReplyDelete
These both look great!ReplyDelete
I really like Jane Yolen’s dinosaur books - well as my grandchildren. Such fun rhyming and illustrations.ReplyDelete
Such cute picture books! Thanks for running a giveaway!ReplyDelete
Dinosaurs and porcupines! Both of these fun stories sound perfect for little ones!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read the new Dinosaur book! And Not A Book About Bunnies looks hilarious. I have requested at my library!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the great links.This is such a useful blog! Amanda's book looks adorable and Jane's dino books are always great.ReplyDelete
We love the How Do Dinosaurs? series. Both books look amazing!ReplyDelete
I love that porcupines are being given their due!! Not a Book About Bunnies looks fabulousReplyDelete
Funny books are always a hit with my students! I think they'd love both of these titles.ReplyDelete