Giveaway – Award Winning Children’s Books
As many of you know, I am a book lover. While I love my adult novels, I really love to read children’s books whenever I get a chance. When my son was in 4th grade (he is now a freshman in high school!) he could not stop talking about The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt. He insisted I read it, and I was not disappointed! It is still my son’s favorite children’s book of all time, and he refers to it often. Therefore, I had to select it as one of the children’s books for my giveaway. Here is more info on the book:
In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York.
Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling—he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam. His father wants Holling and his sister to be on their best behavior: the success of his business depends on it. But how can Holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? A bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.
Age Range: 10 – 12 years
Grade Level: 5 – 7
Lexile Measure: 990L
Paperback: 272 pages
Win a Copy of The Wednesday Wars
If The Wednesday Wars interests you (or you think it may interest your child or student(s)) enter to win a copy for yourself! It is a super easy giveaway that will take you just a second! To enter, just click here and follow the simple instructions. Even better, I am doing a “2nd Chance Giveaway” for this book: simply leave a comment on this post telling me your all time favorite children’s book and you will be entered to win again! Easy!
Win a Copy of Midnight Without a Moon
Midnight Without a Moon is a new book from author Linda Williams Jackson. As a lover of historical fiction, I cannot wait to read this book! Moreover, it is more important than ever for children to become more culturally aware. This book is sure to become a favorite of children and teachers everywhere. Here is some more info about the story:
It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.
Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement.Linda Jackson’s moving debut seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of an African American family and factual events from a famous trial that provoked change in race relations in the United States.Age Range: 10 – 12 years
Grade Level: 5 – 7
Lexile Measure: 870 (What’s this?)
Hardcover: 320 pages
To win a hardcover copy of Midnight Without a Moon, all you have to do is respond to a one question poll (it will literally take you less than a minute)! Follow this link, respond, and you will be entered! Easy!
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