And the WINNER is…

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I’m delighted to announce that the winner of this week’s special giveaway,  a signed copy of Jody Jensen Shaffer’s newest children’s book, THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED is…

KATY D!!!

Congratulations!  I will be in touch with you today so we can get the book to you.

Thanks again, Jody, for the interview and for putting a copy up for grabs. I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on this week’s post and to my daughter, once again, for lending me her snazzy hat for the drawing. IMG_2887

Happy reading and writing, all!

And the winner is…

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I’m delighted to announce that the winner of this week’s special giveaway, signed copy of Rebecca J. Gomez’s newest picture book, HENSEL AND GRETEL NINJA CHICKS is…

JULIE!!!!

Congratulations!  I will be in touch with you today so we can get the book to you.

Thanks again, Becky, for the interview and for sharing your fun extension activities with us! I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on this week’s post and to my daughter , once again, for lending me her snazzy hat for the drawing. IMG_2887

Happy reading and writing, all!

HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND

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I am taking a blog break to spend time with my family. See you on April 4th with a brand new post!

FUN MAIL: Letters from 1st and 2nd Graders!

Last month, in celebration of World Read Aloud Day, I Skyped with elementary students in South Korea. Yesterday, to my  delight, I received a long-distance package in the mail with thank you notes from the first and second graders! Each and every one is a treasure. I shall now share a couple of my favorites.

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What lovely penmanship these young writers have! And I just have to close by saying that I smile each time I read the lovely and generous thought that I am “kind and pretty.”  That winsome combination reminds me of the character Mary Poppins and I’ve always aspired to be like Mary Poppins.  =)

Happy reading and writing, all!

And the winner is…

Little Love Letters CoverI’m delighted to announce that the winner of last week’s special giveaway, a brand new copy of Glenys Nellist’s charming new board book LITTLE LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD, published by Zonderkidz (2015) and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, is…

DARLENE!!!!!

Congratulations!  I will be in touch with you today so we can get the book to you.

Thanks again, Glenys, for sharing your book and your valentine activity with us! I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on this week’s post and to my daughter , once again, for lending me her snazzy hat for the drawing. IMG_2887

And the winner is…

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I’m delighted to announce that the winner of this week’s special giveaway, a fresh off the press copy of Becky Kopitzke’s debut book, The SUPERMOM MYTH: CONQUERING THE DIRTY VILLAINS OF MOTHERHOOD, published by Shiloh Run Press (2015), is…

ROSIE!!!!

Congratulations!  I will be in touch with you today so we can get the book to you.

Thanks again, Becky, for sharing your book with us. I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by this week and to my daughter, once again, for lending me her snazzy hat for the drawing.

And the Winner is…

UnknownI’m delighted to announce that the winner of this week’s special giveaway, a fresh off the press edition of Robin Newman’s debut children’s book, THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery, illustrated by Deborah Zemke (Creston Books, Spring 2015),  is…

DIANA!!!!

Congratulations!  I will be in touch with you today so we can get the book to you.

Thanks again, Robin, for sharing your book with us! I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on this week’s post and to my daughter , once again, for lending me her snazzy hat for the drawing. IMG_2887

Happy reading and writing, all!