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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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63 thoughts on “Christmas in September with Santa Bruce + A Giveaway!

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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