Wednesday, September 17, 2008

13 great books for kids! ~ and a GIVEAWAY!

~~Due to the winner not contacting me, I needed to chose a new winner~~
Congratulations to the lucky new winner~ Abi! Please e-mail me your mailing address and selection asap. Thanks!

Candlewick Press, based in Somerville, Massachusetts, publishes some of the best children’s books (in my opinion) and readers of all ages can enjoy them! I have been very impressed with the selection they carry, and the books are well loved by my kids!
Here is a sampling of the variety that they have:
Let's Play in the SnowThis book follows from the first Nutbrown Hare book: Guess how much I love you?The Nutbrown Hares are playing I Spy as they hop through the snow. They spy something that belongs to a tree, a bird, a spider, and even something that belongs to Little Nutbrown Hare that is only there when the sun comes out. But what does Big Nutbrown Hare spy that belongs to him and is his favorite thing of all?

The MiniBug series of four is written by Jessica Spanyol : -- four wild, crazy drivers, each with a book of his own! Giorgio is a fast minibug, who speeds his crane train along until the inevitable CRASH and SPLASH!
Here's Bob, who drives his van really fast downhill.
Keith is a super stunt rally racer!
Clemence is on his fire engine en route to a rescue!
Crazy Hair Day: Stanley shows up to school with his best, craziest hair day ever...only to find out it was the wrong day! He wanted to just skip school for the day (in the bathroom). To top it all off, it is picture day! His friend and teacher help him realize that it isn't so bad after all.
Stanley and the Class Pet: Stanley can’t wait to show Figgy (the class pet) to his mother and to take care of the bird for the weekend. But when Figgy flies the coop, Stanley is faced with a very tricky problem. What to do? And whose fault is it?Leslie Patricelli Board Books (3 in the series of the Yes! Yes! pack). These books are great for talking about opposites with your kids. They remind me of the "NO, David!" books~ with the illustrations. Yummy Yucky: Spaghetti is yummy, but worms - and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention - are definitely yucky when tasted.
Big Little: Ladies are big, but ladybugs are little.
No No Yes Yes: Yanking cat by tail: no NO. Gentle pat on back: yes YES. *very funny book.*
Charlie and Lola's Numbers: Lola is a delightful, and very imaginative girl. I think these books are so cute~ In this counting book Lola learns that she has two toothbrushes (one for her and one for her lion friend), and four moon squirters, otherwise known as tomatoes. She loves pink milk, too.
Charlie and Lola's Opposites: Another great, witty, and funny read of Lola's imagination with Opposites. She is ordinary, but a crocodile is extraordinary!
This is by far my absolute favorite pop-up book of all time! It is quite astonishing, actually! It will amaze you. (I suggest you keep this out of little one's hands, and keep guard over it while you read). Charlie and Lola's I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed (coming in October) is such a clever book! I was so impressed, and laughed so much with Lola's imagination sparkling off the pages, and her brother Charlie's quick responses. You will be laughing over this great read! Be watching for it at Candlewick Press coming soon!
Would you like to win one of these books from Candlewick Press? They have offered to do a giveaway for my readers! What a great back to school giveaway! Great selection to chose from for your young readers! This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To enter the contest, check out all the great books I wrote a review about. Pick out which one is your favorite, and leave me a comment on which one. If you click the title, you can get more details of the book. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on September 29th, at 7:00 PM CST.

169 comments:

Darla said...

Those are so cute! It almost makes me wish my kids were still young enough for them!

Sonya said...

Hi,
I would probably like the Charlie and Lola number's book. Thanks for the chance.

Sonya said...

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reb said...

I like the Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures. I think my son would like it.

Jenn S. said...

My kids really like Charlie and Lola, I think they would love I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed. It sounds really cute.

traymona said...

Crazy Hair Day would definitely be my choice. Liz's hair is so curly that she has crazy hair days ALOT.
She'd like knowing she's not the onlyone with crazy hair.
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dwarzel said...

Monsterology for sure.

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Qtpies7 said...

I've been wanting to buy the No no, Yes, yes book! It sounds like a lot of fun!

Alicia Webster said...

Charlie and Lola's Numbers. My 3 yr old and my 2 yr old seem to be collectively at that stage where counting and numbers is fascinating. If I was smart though, I'd choose Yummy Yucky, since my 2 yr old seems to think that crayons fall into the "yummy" category.
Alicia Webster
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Maja said...

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Monsterology.

Cheryl-Travel Blog said...

Nice List. I should get No No Yes Yes!

Cindy Downey said...

Clarence and His Noisy Little Fire Engine is one me and my son would enjoy reading. He love any and all fire truck stories.

Lisa said...

love the yum yum yuck yuck one...since my daughter loves to put everything in her mouth...last week...soap! Yuck Yuck

Judy said...

No No, Yes Yes looks PERFECT for my boys and my pre-k class! I can even see my pre-k class kids doing a "spin off" version of their own with this.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Judy said...

Your button is on my sidebar!

Sandy said...

love them all bhut the will not go to bed is my favorite

Leigh said...

Awww, I didn't even know that there was another "Guess How Much I Love You" book! Let's Play in the Snow is something that we're going to have to buy, the original one is very special to us. The artwork is so endearing. I love those bunnies!

Leigh said...

I am also a subscriber to your feed. :)

Cherie J said...

Charlie and Lola's Numbers sounds great!

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gkstratos said...

No No Yes Yes looks great to me.
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agordon10 said...

no no yes yes because i do that everyday

Kara said...

It's a toss up between Yummy Yucky and No No Yes Yes! www.kccpets.com click contact

mverno said...

love crazy hair day for my grandson

kygirl said...

Charlie and Lola

vboackle said...

i like the big,little book.

Mia J. said...

My favorite would have to be charlie and Lola I am not Sleepy and will not go to bed book. The title ounds just like my daughter.

Shannon said...

The bad hair day.

vmkids said...

Crazy Hair Day is so cute

*Heather* said...

I would choose the "No NO Yes Yes." too cute & seems like something I hear all day between the daycare & having a 3 year old (almost)Great books!

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Rebecca said...

I like the Yummy yucky book, it looks like something my little one would love to read!

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Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Rebecca said...

I have your button on my blog:Here

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Anonymous said...

I have six children who like to read. I'd be happy to win any of these books, but my top choice would be Yummy Yucky.
-Terra
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Mya said...

Surprise me, if I win. I'd be happy with any and all.

Monsterology

janetfaye said...

I would like to win I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed.

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

I posted this giveaway here:

http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/search/label/September%20Blog%20Giveaways%202

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.

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Your button is on my sidebar.

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sweetsue said...

My favorite is I am not sleepy and will not go to bed. I love pop-up books!

silverbele said...

Charlie and Lola's Number book for my grandson

Mama Zen said...

Let's Play in the Snow looks adorable!

Bebemiqui said...

Keith & His Super Stunt Rally Racer.
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idahomom said...

Living with snow for six months of the year, I would like Playing in the Snow.

Abi said...

Crazy Hair looks like a neat little book. They all for that matter look too cute. I love children's picture books. In College I loved children's Lit class.

littlelatina said...

very nice

kdkdkd said...

No No Yes Yes would be perfect for this stage of the learning process with my boys. We are going over these little lessons every day with as much humor as possible :)

Abi said...

Oh, it's me again. I've done all three extra items too. posted about your contest on my blog. and put icon in side bar. and subscribed to your feed.

jceko77 said...

Yummy Yucky book
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Baba said...

I would pick the Big Little book for my grand-daughter who is at the right age for this one.

Stephanie said...

I like the look of I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed! Sounds perfect for my never sleepy little boy!
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piece of me said...

These would be great to read to my daughter, I like the Yummy Yucky Book it sounds really cute so does the I am not sleepy and I will not got to bed book.
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chromiumman said...

we'd like crazy hair day

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this! I would love to win this for my 3 little ones. I think they would like Crazy Hair Day. Thank you!
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Ginny said...

What cute books, my husbands name is Keith, so my daughter would love Keith is a super stunt rally racer!

Genevieve P said...

Charlie and Lola's Opposites would be my pick--we need a good opposites book!

mannequin said...

I love the Charlie and Lola books! We would choose the Opposites book ( I think, yes, I'm sure I think)!

Felicia said...

BIG LITTLE is my favorite!

AmandaSue said...

Charlie and Lola's I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed (sounds so cute! My family loves all the Charlie and Lola books!

groovyteach said...

I think the No No Yes Yes would be great for my daughter!

ignoramoose said...

REALLY hard to pick, but...I'm going with Let's Play in the Snow.

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rosannepm said...

no no yes yes

Jenn said...

Oh, wow! There isn't a book on here I wouldn't love!!! I have really loved every book with the Candlestick Press logo that I've found. I didn't realize there was a sequel to 'Guess How Much I Love You', so I suppose that would have to be first pick. But Charlie and Lola are our favorite characters. Delightful!

Jenn said...

Ooh! And I"ve added your button to my right sidebar.

CanCan said...

I would love to win Big Little, or Keith and his Super Stunt Rally Racer!

They all look fantastic!

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Jenny said...

I am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed looks so cute. The girl on the cover is bouncing on a bouncy ball EXACTLY LIKE the one I used as a labor ball! Besides, my daughter feels this way a lot. But since that one isn't out yet, I'll pick Let's Play in the Snow, because I love the snow and I love the Nutbrown Hares :-)


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torinem said...

Charlie and Lola's I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed. We love this book! It would be so cool to have it as a pop-up!

Wehaf said...

I would choose Let's Play in the Snow: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook. I love the Nut-brown hare! And the illustrations are beyond lovely.

The bug cooks look cute, but I don't know why they are all guys. Where are the femals bugs?

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Madeline said...

I would love to check out Charlie and Lola's Numbers. That looks like a cute one.

windycindy said...

What an adorable assortment of books!
I would love to win "Charlie and Lola's "Opposites" for my nephew's Christmas gift! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

Hi, I am subscribed to your feed and newsletter. Thanks, Cindi
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DOODLEGIRL said...

Charlie and Lola's numbers

Millie said...

I like the Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures. I think my sons would so like it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Millie said...

button on my blog :)

Millie said...

Charlie and Lola's Numbers: My sons would love this one thanks!

Jinxy and Me said...

I think I would like No No Yes Yes best.

Kristan said...

Definitely Big Little. We have no no yes yes and quiet loud and we love them - we wanted big little but they were sold out the day we were at the store!
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Shelley, aka Diaper Bag Diarist said...

No No Yes Yes looks cute!

laura said...

Perfect timing! We're registering now, and I feel like I could fill it completely with books, thanks for your great review and recommendations on fun reads. I would love the charlie and lola numbers book. Looks cute and fun! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Gloria Walshver said...

I would love to win clemence And His Notst fire engine for my grandson.

Julie D said...

We love the Nutbrown Hare, so Let's Play definitely looks fun!

Julie D said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

valerie2350 said...

monsterology :)

Tamara said...

No No Yes Yes book reminds me so much of my grandson.

Patricia said...

I think I would like Crazy Hair Day for my granddaughter.

ellen cunningham said...

Charlie's and Lola's opposites looks cute. Thanks for the chance, ecfreitas579@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My grandchildren love these books.I try to read to them whenever I can.

lorides said...

no no yes yes for my 2 year old

lace said...

I'd love to have a copy of Charlie & Lola's I am not sleepy book. We love C&L.

karen and co. said...

We read Guess How Much I Love You every day at naptime, so I think Let's Play in the Snow would be great!

VickeC said...

Clemence is on his fire engine en route to a rescue would be perfect for my little grandson,his father is a volunteer fireman an he loves anything to do with fireman,so id put this in his Christmas stocking,thanks



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Abby said...

Big Little. My little one loves books on opposites!

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Tracysweetangl said...

CRAZY HAIR DAY! LOOK'S LIKE A NICE BOOK! THANKS!

lucidred1 said...

crazy hair day dould be cool, thanks
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hminnesota said...

yummy yucky book seems really good
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Nadia said...

The Yummy Yucky book looks so adorable and would be perfect for my toddler who seems to think sand and other backyard goodies are delicious snacks.
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miriama said...

My Very First Mother Goose would be great for my granddaughter.

furygirl3132 said...

Crazy Hair Day looks and sounds pretty funny! This is such a great giveaway, my daughter would love these books. She loves to read a lot. Thanks so much for the great opportunity!

Eloise
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Kari said...

charlie and lola for us!! Thanks!

jennyandstephen said...

Charlie and Lola...I am not Sleepy...my sleepheads love Lola..she is so silly...and they HATE to go to bed!

Alyce said...

I think we'd like the Charlie and Lola "I am not sleepy" book. My four-year-old is fascinated by pop-up books right now.

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Brimful Curiosities said...

My 3YO daughter is crazy, CRAZY about anything to do with Charlie and Lola. She would most absolutely, positively love "I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed!"

Linda said...

I AM NOT SLEEPY & I WILL NOT GO TO BED.

ChristiS said...

I am now dying to read Crazy Hair Day! I teach first grade, and I'm sure my students would like it, too!

nancy said...

charlie & lola's i'm not sleepy pop up looks fun
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mom2bears said...

I would choose Stanley and the Class Pet. My son is starting to read and I think he would really enjoy this. aewalls425@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

stanley and the class pet

Tamera said...

I would probably like the charlie and lola numbers book.
I will have to check out some of these books, thanks
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Smooshy said...

i'd like the numbers book too

yyeres said...

i like the book "I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed". thanks for the giveaway! yyeres at gmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'd pick 'Let's play in the snow' because I love that cute little Nutbrown Hare. Thanks for the great contest!

Kasey P said...

Well, I'd have to say my pick would probably be I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed. Sounds like our house.
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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite is Let's Play in the Snow. It is just so cute. My daughter would love it.
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judybrittle said...

I love the Yummy Yucky one. The cover is just adorable. Thank you so much!
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SeahorseLady said...

I'm going to have to go with your favorite, "I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed". I love reading your reviews and if you say it's great then I know it is.
I also picked that one since I was the one who never wanted to go to bed when I was young.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

Jacki said...

I would have to say the Charlie and Lola books because my daughter loves them.

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

justicecw said...

I would choose lets play in the snow...I didn't even know that there was another book after guess how much I love you. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

amyparsons1@yahoo.com said...

I would choose Charlie and Lola's going to bed book. Great contest

Karen said...

I think I would pick the Charlie and Lola !!

Theresa N. said...

My pick would be Let's Play in the Snow. We've read Guess How Much I Love You and it's a favortie with us.
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Ashley said...

I'd love the Yes! Yes! box of board books.

Brenda S. said...

I would choose the "No NO Yes Yes." too cute. Thank you.

Becca Ann said...

I think Charlie and Lola's Numbers would go good in our book collection!
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theamira said...

I love "I am not sleep and I am not going to bed" LOL.

Candie said...

I would love Stanley and the Class Pet.

Anne said...

"No no Yes yes" is the book for my niece!

Aisling said...

I'd love to win Let's Play in the Snow. I have the perfect baby to read it to.

Stephanie Bruce said...

We would love to win! Thanks for a great giveaway! Charlie and Lola books are great in our house, cause my oldest thinks they are about him (his name is charlie)

crystalf said...

My daughter would love to have Crazy Hair Day! She just laughed and laughed at it! Thank you!

Renee G said...

I think my boys would enjoy Let's Play in the Snow.

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Icetwofire said...

I think Crazy Hair day, reminds me of my sons hair, thank you.

blueviolet said...

I love the Big Little book. It just looks like such a fun one to share and it teaches too.
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Elizabeth

Erma said...

Crazy Hair Day would definitely be my choice, thanks.
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arvard said...

I like Monsterology.

krosburn said...

I would pick the Yummy Yucky. How cute.

krosburn said...

I would pick the Yummy Yucky. How cute.

Omie said...

I would like the Charlie and Lola, I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed book.

calgirl said...

Crazy Hair Day is my favorite. My son frequently changes hair and this would be cute.

Becky said...

Charlie and Lola's I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed looks like a fun book!

Thanks for the contest.

yellowlabs said...

Crazy Hair Day looks like a fun book!

Deb Wallin said...

I would pick Crazy Hair Day

nancy said...

Well, I moved from Canada to the southern US and miss winters, so am going with Let's Play in the Snow

bison61 said...

Crazy Hair Day sounds like a cute book

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Helen said...

My nephew would love Crazy Hair Day.

LeeAnn P. said...

We love love, love, love Charlie and Lola's I am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed! And in a new pop-up version? I am swooning!

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dolls123 said...

Clemence and His Noisy Little Fire Engine

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Erica said...

No No Yes Yes looks like a great one to me.


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Gianna said...

I love Clemence and His Noisy Little Fire Engine :)

bboyle said...

I think my daughter would love Crazy Hair Day.

Brooke said...

Charlie and Lola, I am not sleepy. We love them in our house and try to do their accents all the time.

purango said...

Stanley and the Class Pet is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

carissaad said...

I like Crazy Hair Day.

Thanks!

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I'm a subscriber.

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tarahsrecipes said...

"Stanley and the Class Pet" looks very cute!

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Steph said...

My absolute favorite is Charlie and Lola's I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed. Looks great!

dvice said...

I like Big Little. We've read some of the other books and like them also.

kerri69 said...

crazy hairday sounds to cute my girls have crazy hair and would love to read this

sharon said...

Big little or nut brown hare snow are my choices

Anonymous said...

I would like to win "Crazy Hair Day". Thanks for the contest.
Kathy
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bndraldy said...

I would like to win I am Not Sleepy and I will NOT go to Bed when it comes out. Pop up books are wonderful and the subject matter (bed time) sounds like a problem most of us have with our children. Thank you for the chance to win!

klp1965 said...

Charlie and Lola's Opposites looks cute

masonsgranny59 said...

I heart the Keith is a super stunt rally racer or the pop up book!

lilyk said...

I love Let's Play in the Snow!