GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: GOODNIGHT, MANGER signed by BOTH the AUTHOR and the ILLUSTRATOR!

IMG_0241Something readers don’t often realize is that it’s highly unusual to actually meet your illustrator – especially when you live on different continents!  That’s why I was thrilled last summer to have the delightful privilege of meeting Jane Chapman who illustrated both GOODNIGHT, ARK and GOODNIGHT, MANGER.

While were together enjoying this rare gift of meeting in person, we had the idea that it might be fun to sign a couple of books.  So now, to kickoff the holiday season, I’m giving one away!

Before I share the details (below) I thought you might enjoy a few snaps of our lovely meeting last summer:

 

 

 

 

Finally, without further ado, here are the details for my GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!

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Enter to win a very special copy of GOODNIGHT, MANGER (Zonderkidz, 2015,hardcover edition), signed by BOTH author Laura Sassi and New York Times best-selling illustrator Jane Chapman.

Story Summary: It’s bedtime for baby Jesus, but who knew a stable could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels singing, and three kings bearing gifts, it’s too noisy. Cuddle up as everyone tries working together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams.

Giveaway ends December 4th, so I can send you the book in time for Christmas.  Click here to get to the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY page.  And don’t forget to add GOODNIGHT, MANGER to your “Want to read” list.

Tell all your friends. Good luck!

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GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: Goodnight, Manger BOARD BOOK Edition!

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I thought it would be fun to kick off fall with a GIVEAWAY!!! That’s right, to celebrate the release of GOODNIGHT, MANGER, the board book edition, Zonderkidz is offering FIVE copies of the new edition in a Goodreads Giveaway!

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, it’s bedtime for baby Jesus. Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels singing, and three kings bearing gifts, it’s too noisy. Cuddle up as everyone works together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 11th – which is the official release day!  Click here to get to the giveaway page.

 

And the Winner is…

10_little_ninjas_cover_loresI’m delighted to announce that the winner of last week’s special giveaway, a brand new copy of Miranda Paul’s adorable bedtime picture book 10 LITTLE NINJAS, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Nate Wragg, is…

JODY!!!!!

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

Thanks again, Miranda, for giving us insight into the book’s dedication and for inspiring us with your writerly journey.  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

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: Celebrating the Upcoming Release of GOODNIGHT, MANGER

978031045563_Goodnig#156E4DTo celebrate the upcoming release of GOODNIGHT, MANGER, Zonderkidz  is giving away FIVE copies of this new holiday picture book in a pre-release Goodreads Giveaway!

Here’s the scoop: It’s bedtime for baby Jesus, but who knew a stable could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angels singing, and three kings bearing gifts, it’s too noisy. Cuddle up as everyone tries working together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams.

Illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Jane Chapman, GOODNIGHT, MANGER offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the manger story.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 6th.  Click here to get to the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY page.  And don’t forget to add GOODNIGHT, MANGER to your “Want to read” list.

Tell all your friends. Good luck!

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: GOODNIGHT, ARK the BOARD BOOK EDITION!

Image 1To celebrate the release of GOODNIGHT, ARK, the board book edition, Zonderkidz has generously offered to give away FIVE copies of the new edition in my first ever Goodreads Giveaway!

With sturdy pages and a padded cover, GOODNIGHT, ARK, board book edition, is perfect for littlest readers who want to turn the pages themselves. It’s a good size too – perfect for showing off all the wonderful details in Jane Chapman’s illustrations.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“This humorous offering serves as a delightful and amusing bedtime story.”  – Booklist 

“Sassi’s debut offers a fun twist to the oft-told story of Noah’s ark.” – Publishers Weekly 

“Sassi’s bouncy verse incorporates lots of onomatopoeia for the sounds of weather and animals… Minimal text per page allows Chapman plenty of space to showcase the animals’ movements.”  – School Library Journal

Don’t forget to add GOODNIGHT, ARK to your Want to Read shelf!

Giveaway ends Tuesday, August 4th.  Click here to get to the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY page.

Tell all your friends. Good luck!

Haiku Book Giveaway- by Kala Ramesh

Image 2In celebration of the new year, Gisele LeBlanc, my talented writer friend and gifted haiku poet in her own right, is giving away an absolutely beautiful haiku book for children. Simply titled, HAIKU, this gem of a collection is written by Indian haiku poet, Kala Ramesh with illustrations by Surabhi Singh. The winner will also receive a companion activity book called MY HAIKU MOMENTS.

As far as Gisele knows, this companion set is not available anywhere in North America, and this is the last set she has so head on over to Gisele’s blog to learn a little bit more about the poet and illustrator, read a sample poem, and participate in this special giveaway.

The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 12th at midnight, Eastern time.

Here’s the link to Gisele’s blog.

Good luck!