Sunday, December 28, 2008

Candlewick Press Books~ PLUS a GIVEAWAY!

My children love books, and a great place to find great books for your kids is Candlewick Press! We got some books from Candlewick Press for Christmas time, and I was so excited to get some books for Nathaniel's age! Nathaniel is an avid reader and loves to keep his nose in the books. It can be a challenge to find books that really spark his interest, and I was excited to see his joy when he picked up the 'Where's Waldo? The Complete Collection', and the 'Moon Landing' books!
'Where's Waldo? The Complete Collection,' is a collection of 5 books...the complete series of Where's Waldo? These books are filled with pictures overloading the pages with eye stimulus, and the reader needs to find and pick out Waldo. The Where is Waldo? books are like I spy, but you need to find Waldo. My kids and I like to tryand find other things/people in the pictures after we conquered finding Waldo! The Complete Collection of Where is Waldo? can be purchased for $45.00 found at many book stores, and is geared toward ages 5-12 years. Moon Landing is a book my son really dazzled over, not only is this book fun to look at with the pop-outs and special effects, but it is filled with great information and facts. Wanting to be an astronaut himself, Nathaniel was wide-eyed over 'Moon Landing'! Richard Platt is a great author, and his book features traveling to the moon, the race to conquer space, the technology needed to reach the moon and sustain the astronauts in space, and the moon landing itself. The pop-ups display a rocket, the lunar module, a spaceship, and a spectacular spherical moon. There are even booklets and flaps which are filled with facts. *Published in anticipation of the fortieth anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969*Features official NASA photographs, two mini-books, and fun informational flaps. At $29.99, I think this book is a great value of educational information! This book is geared toward ages 8 and up.
Some other great books Candlewick Press has are Let's Play in the Snow (from the Guess how much I love you series). Little Nutbrown Hare plays I Spy with Big Nutbrown Hare, and finds out what is Big Nutbrown Hare's favorite thing is that he spys. Maisy's Christmas Day is a story about Maisy and her friends seeing what gifts they get. The pictures are colorful and bright, easy for smaller children to look at. A story of sacrifice and meaning is portrayed in The Gift of the Magi. Della and her husband, Jim, have made great sacrifices for each other just to get the gift long sought for. Coming to realize that Christmas isn't about the price of a gift, but that the gift is in each other and what they share. I love the watercolor pictures in this book, and the meaning behind the story.Another fun pop up book for your kids (and you) to enjoy is A Present for Santa Claus! My kids had a great time watching the pop-ups come to life in this colorful and entertaining book. It is a story about a little boy who would like to give Santa a gift. What would Santa want? At the end of the book, there is a sneak peak of Santa's cottage that kids can get a 3-D look to see inside.
Candlewick Press has books for all ages, and their books are of high quality! Since Candlewick Press first opened their doors in 1991, they’ve received more than 1500 accolades and honors, and have been named "the fastest growing children’s publisher in the U.S." by Publishers Weekly. One thing I find rather fascinating is: Candlewick Press is 100 percent owned and operated by their employees, making them one of the largest independent publishing companies, not just in the country, but in the world!!
Candlewick Press is graciously offering to sponsor a giveaway to you lucky readers! There will be three winners! Here is what you can do to enter: This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To get your first entry, check out the books at Candlewick Press, find one that interests you (besides the ones I mentioned) and comment about it. Please let me know what book you would like to win of those that I mentioned, too! If you do not do the first required entry, you will be disqualified. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just tweet about this giveaway and leave the url in your comment. 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 January 6, 2009 at 11:59PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

115 comments:

MJ said...

From the website - Always by Ann Stott

From your list...Let's Play in the Snow. I teach kindergarten. This is a great giveaway!
Thanks

MJ said...

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Qtpies7 said...

What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy sounds really fun to read.

I would love the Where's Waldo books, I think just about everyone in my house would enjoy them.

dolls123 said...

I like all of them

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Jenna said...

I would like to give What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy to my brother in law who is a dentist. Thanks for the giveaway!

My name is Diana. said...

From their website: Emily Windsnap: Three Swishy Mermaid Tales

From the ones you mentioned:
The Where's Waldo series!

Mama Zen said...

From the site, I like A Visitor for Bear.

I would love to win the Waldo books!

Barbara said...

I loved the Happy Birth Day book. we always celebrated the birth day for my babies with a party great book for a baby showergift. I think I would like the Waldo series. it was hard to choose, but my boys loved these books


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Mia J. said...

From the website - Andy Shane is NOT in love sounds like a good one.

I would also like the Moon landing book from the reviews.

Abby said...

So sorry I forgot to add I would love the Where's Waldo collection if I win!

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Shannon said...

I like the Always book from the website and would like the waldo collection.

samsakara said...

The Monster Who Ate Darkness looks like a cute book. Out of the list I would love the Where's Waldo books.

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peg42 said...

One of the books my sons would love is The Savage. This book sounds wonderful!
If we won, my sons would love the Where's Waldo? book.
Thank you so much for this giveaway.

mverno said...

the happy birth day book

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child sounds great for my daughter. If I win I would love a Present for Santa

Linda and Greg said...

A Visitor for Bear sounds like a great read--and I would love to win Let's Play in the Snow! THanks for a great giveaway!
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Shelly said...

WHEN I'M BIG featuring the Nutbrown Hares.
Of yours, I like Moon Landing

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Janette said...

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a wonderful book!

Ellen C. said...

I think my son would like the "Baby Dragon" book and the "Big Little Monkey" book. Thanks for the chance.

Ellen C. said...

I follow you on Google reader. Thanks

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Kristie said...

'The Tale of Despereaux: A Hero’s Quest' looks like a great book for the kids!
If I were to win, I'd love 'Let's Play in the Snow'. My daughter has the 'Guess How Much I Love You' book and loves it, so I'm sure she'd enjoy this one too!

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ezmerelda said...

In our piggy-loving household, All Pigs Are Beautiful would be a HUGE hit!

Christine said...

I would like the Tale of Despereaux.

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Staci said...

From the site, Extreme Animals by Nicola Davies would be a huge hit in our house.

From those you listed, Where's Waldo would be wonderful. I loved the books growing up and know my son would have a blast with them too.

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Chris said...

This book http://www.candlewick.com/cat.asp?browse=Season&mode=book&isbn=0763641103&bkview=p&pix=y (Happy Hector) looks soo cute!
I would love to win Moon Landing!

Stephanie said...

A visitor for Bear looks great. Of the ones you mentioned, probably where's waldo set. brings back memories.
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Alyce said...

I thought "Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out" sounded interesting.

I would love to win the Where's Waldo collection.

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windycindy said...

Hello! The "Judy Moody and Stink:
The Holiday Joliday" by Megan McDonald would be a fun book.
"Moon Landing" sounds like a fabulous book that my nephew would
really enjoy. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I am a subscriber! Thanks, Cindi
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silverhartgirl said...

From the site I liked A Visitor for Bear.
From your post Where's Waldo?
we love books
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justicecw said...

We LOVE books in our house so thanks for a great giveaway! From their site I like The Pencil and from the ones you reviewed I like A Present for Santa Claus. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

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judybrittle said...

From the website I really like the book I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed pop-up book and I would just love the Where's Waldo? Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Misty said...

10 Things i can do to help my world, is a book i would love to read with my daughter.
thanks.\
and if i won, id like the Lets Play in the snow.
so appropriate since we are moving from Texas to New York in a few weeks. lol.
thanks.
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Misty said...

subscribed.
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got your button.
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drming said...

Hansel and Gretel for my grandson

idahomom said...

Let's Play in the Snow sounds good since there is 3 ft in the front yard.

Karen said...

I love "Let's play in the snow."

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Lindley said...

A Visitor For Bear looks like a great story for my preschooler- thanks!
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kdkdkd said...

A Visitor for Bear
author: Bonny Becker
this would be great for my boys. I am also interested in
AlphaOops!
The Day Z Went First

Brimful Curiosities said...

Candlewick has so many good books. "Baby Dragon" by author Amy Ehrlich looks really cute and has a good message. If I won, I'd love "The Gift of the Magi" (classic, love to see the illustrations!). Thanks so much.

Brimful Curiosities said...

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Cherie J said...

From the website I love Santasaurus by Niamh Sharkey. From the review I would love Moon Landing. Thanks for the contest!

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Shelley said...

From the website, I chose What the Dickens, The Story of A Rogue Tooth Fairy.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Shelley said...

From your List, I picked Where's Waldo, the complete Collection.

I love to read--Books are WONDERFUL!!! Get kids started early!! And it will be a wonderful gift that you will give them.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

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Stacy said...

The "And Here's to You!" looks super cute.

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Alli said...

Hansel and Gretel is a great book.

We'd love Let's play in the Snow!

DOODLEGIRL said...

I like "Maisy's Christmas Day" and "Happy Easter, Maisy!"

paryjeja said...

I like the Emily Windsnap: Three Swishy Mermaid Tales box set for my daughter

Samantha R said...

From the website - Big Little Monkey by Carole Lexa Schaefer

From the ones you reviewed - Moon Landing, but they all sound neat!

sras7508 at gmail dot com

TopazTook said...

On their site, "Little Beauty" and "There Are Cats in This Book" look like fun -- for the interactivity with the cats and because my kid likes books about gorillas.

From the ones you reviewed, "Let's Play in the Snow" would be fun for us -- we like the Nutbrown Hares.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'm curious about The Astonishing Life Of Octavious Nothing, from Candlewick Press, and as to the books that you've mentioned, I'd love a copy of Moon Landing, which seems very interesting and informative!

mindy said...

a visitor for bear thanks for the contest minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Minxy Mimi said...

On the website: It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

Yours, MAISY!!! My boys love Maisy!
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Celeste said...

From the site:
A Visitor For Bear

To win:
Let's Play in the Snow

Thank you!
contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
Emily Windsnap: Three Swishy Mermaid Tales
from the reviews - Lets Play in the Snow

cdrury said...

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i subscribe

cdziuba said...

From the website: Hansel and Gretel. From your list: A Present for Santa Claus. cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

I subscribe via Google Reader. cdziuba@aol.com

Helen S said...

My daughter would love All Pigs Are Beautiful.

Helen S said...

I subscribe

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

I blogged about this on my Fantastic Friday listing! http://sarahspeakssavvysahmreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/fantastic-friday.html

shopannies said...

all for pie and pie for all looks like an interesting and fun book form me and my granddaughter to share
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shopannies said...

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shopannies said...

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1agordon said...

The Tale of Despereaux: A Hero’s Quest sicne my kids want to see the movie

Robyn said...

From the list, the book, And Here's to You! would be a great one, and from your list, I know my boys would love Where's Waldo.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Still Learning said...

I loved the Wicked books so "What the Dickens" immediately got my attention on the Candlewick site. If I won I'd like the Where's Waldo! Those books never get old!!

Serena said...

I think my daughter would enjoy Knitty Kitty and Oscar and the Frog--anything with animals! They both look so cute.

I would choose The Gift of the Magi. I love P. J. Lynch's art, and this is already on my list of books to buy!

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Marie said...

The book Visitor for Bear looks really sweet. I would like to win The Gift of the Magi -- it's such a sweet story that I'd like to read to my kids.

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

aajacques said...

My son would like the book A Visitor for Bear, since he likes bears. I like the Where's Waldo books if I'm a winner. Thanks.

Susan said...

I heard about The Astonishing LIfe of Octavius Nothing. I would like to read that one and the sequel.

My daughter would love the Waldo books. We like to search those together (she always does better than I do!)

janetfaye said...

I like Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village.

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yellowlabs said...

I like Baby Duck and the Cozy Blanket. I would choose the Gift of the Magi.

rosannepm said...

From the website Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday and from your list Maisy's Christmas Day
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noreen said...

The Tale of Despereaux
Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
we have not seen the movie yet but Would love to read this to my girls before they see the movie

jennem said...

I'd love to win the Where's Waldo set.

I also like Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village. It's so interesting to "visit" another time.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

"All Pigs Are Beautiful"; Waldo would be great for niece Hannah!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

The Tale of Despereaux looks like a pretty awesome book!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Ilove the Where's Waldo books.
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Lori said...

I love the Robert Sabuda books and since I have one for my daughter, the Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs would be great for my son. Thanks!

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Beeb said...

Candlewick press have been putting out wonderful books since I was a child! I think the "Gentle Giant Octopus: Read, Listen, and Wonder" looks really cute. Thanks so much for this fun giveaway, it brings back memories!

-Beeb
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klp1965 said...

id like to read Surprising Sharks: Read, Listen and Wonder Book and id like to win The Gift of the Magi

Jinxy and Me said...

From the site, I like Dragonology. From your list I like Let's Play in the Snow. Great books!

purango said...

All We Know of Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin sounds interesting. I would love to win Moon Landing. garrettsambo@aol.com

Andrea said...

Big Blue Whale would be perfect for my daughters current array of interest.

Amandatinkerbell said...

From the website, Yes Yes!: A Box of Board Books looks great.

From your list, I'd like Let's Play in the Snow.

Becky said...

From the website I would love to read this book to my grandkids:

Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers

From your list the Where's Waldo books. I was just at Barnes and Noble after Christmas and we hunted all over for some Where's Waldo and couldn't find any. Now I know where to get some.

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I am a subscriber!

angie said...

All We Know of Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin looks like a good book.

I would love to win The Gift of the Magi.

Thanks!

Susanne said...

What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy is my favorite on their site.

If I win...I would love Where's Waldo.

Helen said...

My girls have been reading the Judy Moody for a while now.

and I know they would love the Where's Waldo books.

Bakersdozen said...

From the website, my kids would enjoy "AlphaOops!". From the contest, my kids would love the "Where's Waldo" book. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Donna said...

My son would love Dragonology: Tracking and Taming Dragons: A Deluxe Book and Model Set: Volume 2: The Frost Dragon
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lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest for Let's Play in the Snow. I love Always by Ann Stott!

masonsgranny59 said...

a great gift for santa claus:) Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday
Now in paperback! Judy Moody is making a list and checking it twice, but all her brother, Stink, wants this year is snow. (Ages 5-8)

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