Synopsis Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up is a one-of-a-kind book that re-creates the iconic Great Hall as seen in the Harry Potter films, complete with a pop-up Christmas tree at the center. The book is also filled with removable and displayable keepsakes of iconic magical artifacts and other elements from the films, which can be used as ornaments to decorate the pop-up tree, creating an interactive experience that lets fans bring the holidays to life in their own magical way.
Included is a softcover booklet packed with behind-the-scenes details on the props, set designs, and special holiday moments featured throughout the films. Recapture the holiday memories from the Harry Potterseries, or create your own, as you celebrate the holidays with this must-have collectible for fans of the Wizarding World.
We’re using this book for advent this year to count down the days until Christmas! Want to enter to win a copy? Head over to Instagram so you can enter to win. This giveaway is available to all territories worldwide…good luck!
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About the Book Set to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” this festive holiday book is perfect for all of the boys and gouls roaming around on Halloween night! Ghosts moan and groan, while pirates yo ho!If You’re Scary And You Know It! is sure to be a Halloween hit!
Reflection The popular nursery song “f You’re Happy and You Know It” comes alive with this colorful colorful Halloween sing-along action book that will put a smile on everyone’s face. Diverse children are featured throughout making this an inclusive board book for all to enjoy. Makes a great Halloween treat for little ones!
The Giveaway! Ready to Enter?
One (1) winner receives:
1 copy of the board book If You’re Scary and You Know It
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Familius Publishing.
About the Author Poet and author Carole Gerber has written sixteen picture books, three chapter books, and more than one hundred elementary science and reading texts for major publishers. Her most picture recent book, A Band of Babies, was named a 2017 Best Book for Children by Amazon editors. She holds a BS in English education and an MA in journalism from Ohio State, and has taught middle school and high school English as well as college newswriting and factual writing at OSU. Learn more at www.carolegerber.com.
About the Illustrator Noël Ill earned her BFA with honors in illustration from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Throughout her design and illustration career, she has had the opportunity to apply her artwork and tasteful design sense to the publishing and entertainment media fields. Her notable work includes production art for animation, the Be Mine sticker pack for Facebook stickers, and The Sweetest Little Ghost, her licensed illustration for Papyrus greeting cards. She’s inspired by the whimsical books she read as a kid, and her art motto is “Making the world a happier place one drawing at a time.”
About the Book The bilingual picture book Luca’s Bridge / El puente de Luca tells the emotional story of a boy coming to terms with his family’s deportation from the United States to Mexico.
Luca is a U.S. citizen, but his parents aren’t. As a result, they end up being deported back to Mexico. Their family makes the decision to stick together instead of leaving Luca and his brother in the U.S. with relatives like other families sometimes do.
Luca’s Bridge is a sad, but also very sweet and tender story that tackles the tough topics of immigration and deportation.
Synopsis Luca has never lived outside the U.S., but when his parents receive a letter in the mail, the family must pack up and leave home for a strange land. Together in their car, Luca, his brother Paco, and their parents head across the border to Mexico where his parents were born. Luca doesn’t understand why he must leave the only home he’s ever known, his friends, and his school. He struggles through lonely and disorienting times―reflected both in Real’s delicate, symbolic illustrations and through Llanos’ description of his dreams―and leans on music, memory, and familial love for support. Luca’s Bridge / El puente de Luca is a story for everyone about immigration, deportation, home, and identity.
About the Author Mariana Llanos writes books for children and poetry in English and Spanish. She is originally from Lima, Peru, but currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, their three children and their dog, Juliet. Visit her online at: https://marianallanos.com.
Release date: April 16th, 2019
Recommended for ages 6-9
Published by Abrams Books
About the Series A mystery! A riddle! A puzzle! A quest! The Questioneers are the best!
If you’re already a fan of Ada Twist, Iggy Peck, and Rosie Revere, get ready for a new Questioneer! Sofia Valdez, Future Prez joins the class Election Day 2019. More info.
About the Book Ada Twist is the queen of questions. Like, why does hot coffee smell stronger than cold? What kind of birds live in her backyard? And, especially, why does her brother Arthur get so cranky when she borrows his stuff for experiments? But Ada’s questions really come in handy when her friend Rosie Revere needs help. Rosie’s Uncle Ned has gotten carried away in his famous helium pants, and Ada needs some answers—fast!
How high can Uncle Ned float? Will he fly off into outer space? And, most important, how can they get him down? With the help of her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere, her brother Arthur, and some new friends, Ada Twist is ready to save the day!
The second book stars our favorite curious STEM loving character, Miss Ada Twist. In true Ada fashion, she asks a myriad of never-ending questions and performs several science experiments. This is a fun, engaging and entertaining chapter book for children ages 6-9.
The Giveaway! Ready to Enter?
One (1) winner receives:
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
plus Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists.
About the Author Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist; among other children’s titles. She is an advocate for STEM and her books have been read around the globe and in space on board the International Space Station. She lives just outside Chicago. Visit her online at andreabeaty.com and on Twitter.
About the Illustrator
David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats. Visit him online on Tumblr and Instagram.
For more information about The Questioneers visit the Official Site
We’re excited to collaborate with Little Likes Kids today and let you know about this kid-friendly company!
Founded by a mom in 2018, Little Likes Kids™ makes high quality, eco-friendly puzzles, games and other products for kids age 6 and under. They are bringing to a mass market, beautifully-illustrated and lovingly designed toys inspired by—and truly reflective of—the lives of today’s kids. Their products feature recognizable and happy scenes which makes it easy for all parents and caregivers to buy toys that celebrate their kids’ world! Little Likes Kids™ was founded by a mom who wanted toy options for her son that reflected his and his friends’ experiences.
1. Follow @littlelikeskids on Instagram 2. Like any post on the @littlelikeskids Instagram page, tag two friends and leave hashtag #hereforfun (Note: Be sure to include the hashtag so they’ll know you’re responding to our giveaway.) Contest ends on Thursday, February 28th at 11:59 PM EST Good Luck!
In 1959 the Boston Red Sox was the last team in the Major Leagues to integrate. But when they call Elijah “Pumpsie” Green up from the minors, Bernard is overjoyed to see a black player on his beloved home team. And, when Pumpsie’s first home game is scheduled, Bernard and his family head to Fenway Park. Bernard is proud of Pumpsie and hopeful that this historic event is the start of great change in America.
This fictionalized account captures the true story of baseball player Pumpsie Green’s rise to the major leagues. The story is a snapshot of the Civil Rights Movement and a great discussion starter about the state of race relations in the United States today.
Waiting for Pumpsie is based on a fictional character named Bernard and his family, but based on true events from Pumpsie Green’s life.
All Pumpsie Green wanted to do was play baseball. He didn’t aspire to play for the major leagues initially, but he eventually went on to become the first Black baseball player to integrate the Boston Red Sox. Although Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball in 1947, it took the Red Sox another twelve years to integrate their team. They were the last team in Major League Baseball to have a Black player.
This is an inspiring and feel good story about equality and change. Pumpsie Green is currently still alive today and is sometimes invited back to Fenway Park to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Red Sox games.
Click here to see a list of the first Black players for each Major League Baseball team.
About the Author
Barry has been a bartender, taxi driver, song writer, substitute teacher and writer for the Major League Baseball. He grew up as a Mets fan and was eight years old when he first heard the name Pumpsie Green. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son. Visit his website: onedogwoof.com.
About the Illustrator London Ladd currently lives in Syracuse, New York. He’s a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Illustration. He has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed children’s books including March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World (Scholastic), written by Christine King Farris, the older sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Disney/Jump at the Sun), written by Doreen Rappaport, and Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and her Secret School (Lee & Low Books), written by Janet Halfmann. His goal is to open an art center in Syracuse so that young people and families can create their own art. Visit his website: londonladd.com.
The Giveaway! One (1) winner will receive a copy of Waiting for Pumpsie courtesy of Charlesbridge Publishing. Open to all US based residents age 18 and over. Good Luck!
Beep and Bob by Jonathan Roth (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 9
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Have you introduced your elementary aged readers to Beep and Bob yet? Bob is a space-school attendee and Beep is his alien bestie. This early chapter book series is lively and action-packed and is recommended for the 6 – 9 year old crowd.
In their first adventure, Bob is humiliated on a field trip to Pluto when his tongue gets stuck to the ice. In the second book Beep and Bob find themselves in a sticky situation and end up getting blamed for a robbery on a spaceship. The third book finds Beep and Bop coming up with a clever plan to save Halloween. Book number four is double the fun as it involves cloning! Beep and Bop accidentally clone themselves and it becomes a battle of good vs. evil. The cloned Beep and Bop turn out to be evil and want to hatch a plan to clone an evil Earth. Oh my!
Beginning readers are likely to enjoy all of the silliness in these books. I think they are good for kids who are just starting to tackle early chapter books on their own. They are also good to read-aloud for story time although sometimes the text, jokes and silliness may seem too juvenile to adults. Like many early chapter books, the chapters in these books are not too long so the book can be finished within a matter of days or weeks. And of course, space loving kids will likely be drawn to all of the space references throughout the series.
Reviewers love the Beep and Bob series!
“Pretty sporky, as Bob would approvingly put it.” —Booklist
“A strong addition to any library’s chapter book selection.” —School Library Journal
About the Author Author-illustrator Jonathan Roth is a public elementary school art teacher in Maryland who likes reading, writing, drawing, cycling, and napping. Though he has never left the Earth, he has met four of the astronauts who have gone to the moon. Beep and Bob is his first series. To learn more, and to download a free Beep and Bob activity kit, visit his website: beepandbob.com.
One (1) lucky winner will receive a set of ALL FOUR Beep and Bob titles–Too Much Space!, Party Crashers, Take Us To Your Sugar, and Double Trouble (U.S. addresses), courtesy of Aladdin/Simon & Schuster!