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Christmas in September with Santa Bruce + A Giveaway!

Disclaimer: We’re thrilled to partner with Disney Book Group for this festive giveaway in time for the holiday season!  Enter for your chance to win a copy of ALL FOUR Bruce books, Santa Bruce ornament & hat, and a box of Santa Bruce holiday candies.Santa Bruce
By Ryan T. Higgins
In Stores September 4th, 2018
Published by Disney Book Group
Recommended for ages 3+

Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus. But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their Christmas wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity—again. Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about this bear who just can’t catch a break.

We’ve read all four of the Bruce books and they never fail to make me and the kids laugh out loud!  This time, Mother Bruce is a victim of mistaken identity, yet again!  One day while outside shoveling snow in his red “Santa like” gear, he is mistaken to be Santa Claus.  Santa Bruce is a cheerful and delightful story that is so fun to read aloud with kids during story time.

The illustrations capture the story so well too which makes it even funnier.  The facial expressions that Bruce and the other animals make are so spot on and really help to bring the story to life.

Ready to find out how you can enter to win the giveaway?  Read on.  Good Luck!

Ryan T. Higgins ( is an author and illustrator who likes the outdoors and cheese sandwiches. He is NOT a grumpy old black bear, but he DOES like making books about one—starting with the best-selling Mother Bruce, which received the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He lives in Maine with his wife and kids… and too many pets.


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One (1) US-based winner will receive:

  • Full set of all four Bruce books
  • Branded ornament and Santa hat
  • Plus a Santa Bruce box of holiday candies!


Christmas in September with Santa Bruce Giveaway

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  • Reply Nancy

    I’d like to enter, but so many people – including me – do not use Twitter. Please consider making Twitter an optional entry in the future.

    September 7, 2018 at 2:24 am
    • Reply Mrs. G

      All set! I removed that as a mandatory entry!

      September 7, 2018 at 2:53 am
  • Reply Nancy

    First we would read Mother Bruce.

    September 7, 2018 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Eileen Maned

    Super cute, of course. Now all we need is a Bruce with a Penelope Rex guest appearance! 🙂

    September 7, 2018 at 3:31 am
  • Reply Eileen Manes

    Super cute, of course. Now all we need is a Bruce with a Penelope Rex guest appearance! 🙂

    September 7, 2018 at 3:31 am
  • Reply jen Dieleman

    Oh My students love the Bruce books. I think their favorite is always the first one because it begins the series. I am super excited about the new Santa Bruce and sharing it with them this Christmas.

    September 7, 2018 at 4:29 am
  • Reply Nour

    We love Penelope Rex! Time to check the Bruce family!

    September 7, 2018 at 6:01 am
  • Reply Jessica

    I’m commenting but I don’t use Facebook or twitter 🙁 I would love these books for my classroom!

    September 7, 2018 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Maya

    We love the Mother Bruce series. We have found it super difficult to find sequel pictures that are as great as the first one and somehow this author was able to continue the magic. Can’t wait to read this one!

    September 7, 2018 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Anna

    These books look great! I hadn’t heard of them before. Definitely looking into them.

    September 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Amy Payn

    We love the Bruce books! We do a Christmas Book Advent! This will be a must include this year!

    September 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Allyson

    You have such a great feed and this giveaway is darling! Thanks so much for what you do for literacy.

    September 7, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    • Reply Mrs. G

      Thank you and you’re welcome!

      September 7, 2018 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Angel

    How cute are these! They look like so much fun! My boys would love them!

    September 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Radha

    We loved reading Bruce’s big move.

    September 7, 2018 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Katie P

    My kids love Mother Bruce, but I think my favorite is Hotel Bruce!

    September 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Jessica E

    My son currently loves Hotel Bruce!

    September 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply ipekkeles

    i love ryan t higgins books! would love to have the full mother bruce set.

    September 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    We haven’t read any of the Bruce books yet but keep hearing great things!

    September 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    We JUST got Mother Bruce at the library and it was so fun and silly!

    September 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    Mother Bruce is one of our favorites in our house!

    September 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Jasmine Marable

    My girls love Mother Bruce. It is a constant read in our house.

    September 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Andi

    I love Mother Bruce! Can’t wait to read thenewbook!

    September 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Nicole Levesque

    Not only is this book completely awesome on its own, but to add in the extras-NEED! 😉 Thanks for the chance!

    September 7, 2018 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Ashley R

    Mother Bruce

    September 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Myfavoritebooksforkids

    Omg! I know I commented this on Insta already, but Bruce is my maiden name! We need this book!

    September 7, 2018 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Jade

    We really enjoy all of the Bruce books, but Mother Bruce is our favorite.

    September 7, 2018 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Nia White

    I love big books and I cannot lie! 🙂

    September 8, 2018 at 2:30 am
  • Reply Chelsea

    I’m new to the Bruce family! I’d love to start with the Santa Bruce book! I give my family a new Christmas book every year, so this would be a delight to add to our collection!

    September 8, 2018 at 2:34 am
  • Reply Asante Morton

    I’ve never heard of these books but I know my son will love them!!

    September 8, 2018 at 5:13 am
  • Reply Alyssa Annico

    Mother Bruce books are so popular at my library! I would love to win these!

    September 8, 2018 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Kelly D

    My daughter likes Hotel Bruce.

    September 8, 2018 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Jessica Walker

    I have never read any of the Bruce books but I they looks great and I cant wait to.

    September 8, 2018 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Elizabeth Miller

    My granddaughter loves Bruce’s Big Move. She also loves Hotel Bruce.

    September 8, 2018 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Caroline kelley

    My students LOVE Bruce!

    September 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Dana

    Hotel Bruce is her favorite.

    September 8, 2018 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Edye

    We like hotel bruce!

    September 9, 2018 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Linda Leonard

    I have someone in mind I would love to gift this set. Thanks for the opportunity to win these books.

    September 9, 2018 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Katherine S

    My kids laughed so hard at Mother Bruce.

    September 10, 2018 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Susan Smith

    My son likes Bruce’s Big Move

    September 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm
  • Reply Yvonne Delgado

    I love Christmas and decorating. This post and giveaway gets me excited for what is coming! Story books are so fun to read to kids!

    September 11, 2018 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Jeremy McLaughlin

    Favorite is Bruce’s big move.

    September 12, 2018 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    They like Hotel Bruce.

    September 13, 2018 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Kristen Patton

    We have not read any Bruce books yet. Would love these for my daughter’s collection

    September 14, 2018 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Leah Shumack

    My daughter’s favorite is Mother Bruce!

    September 14, 2018 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Anne Perry

    My son likes Hotel Bruce.

    September 14, 2018 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply gala

    My daughter loves “Hotel Bruce”

    September 14, 2018 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Amber Cheras

    My family loves the very hungry caterpillar

    September 14, 2018 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Helen

    We like Hotel Bruce, but I cannot wait to read Santa Bruce.

    September 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply wen budro

    Penelope Rex is probably my kids’ favorite Bruce book. This one looks wonderful as well.

    September 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Nicole Lancaster

    My child has not read any Bruce books yet. I think he would like the Mother Bruce book the most.

    September 14, 2018 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply cyndi br

    my kid likes bruce’s big move

    September 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Angelica Dimeo

    My child has not read any Bruce books yet.

    September 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Annmarie Weeks

    I’d love this for my niece! I don’t think she’s ever read any of these books! I know she’d especially love Mother Bruce!

    September 14, 2018 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Keri Justice

    My son is 4 and I think he would love these books, but we haven’t ever read any of them.

    September 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Audrey Stewart

    We just read Bruce’s Big Move. The kids love these books.

    September 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Margaret S Porter

    Just bought Mother Bruce at the school book fair. This sounds good!

    September 14, 2018 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Jana Leah

    My nephew loves these books, especially Hotel Bruce.

    September 14, 2018 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Ireon Williams

    Thanks for the opportunity we liker read the gingerbread man

    September 15, 2018 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Donna L

    I would like to win this for my grandson. Thanks for the chance!

    September 15, 2018 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Leela

    Mother Bruce.

    September 15, 2018 at 2:02 am
  • Reply Shakeia Rieux

    I don’t have any kids, and I’m not sure if my nieces ever read any Bruce books.

    September 15, 2018 at 3:16 am
  • Reply Casey Garvey

    Mother Bruce has been a favorite forever in our home! My kids will read it again and again! They would love any new ones!

    September 15, 2018 at 3:55 am
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