Sunday, November 23, 2008

Book Giveaway!

Little, Brown Young Readers has kindly offered the following four books to give away to one lucky reader of The Well-Read Child. They would make perfect holiday gifts for special young readers in your life.

South by Patrick McDonnell

This wordless picture book by the creator of the comic strip Mutts follows a little bird and the cat who helps him find his way south for the winter.

Willow Buds #2: When Toady Met Ratty by Mary Jane Begin

This is the second book in Mary Jane Begin's Willow Buds series inspired by Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Badger introduces Toady to Ratty, and a bit of competition ensues before a trip to carnival helps them all become friends.

AMERICA: The Making of a Nation by Charlie Samuels

This is my favorite book of the bunch and would make a great gift for history loving kids of all ages. In the format of an anonymous journal, the book takes readers through the history of the United States from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the 21st century. It's full of pictures and interactive components such as flaps and fold out Declaration of Independence.

The Beginner's Guide to Bears by Gillian Shields, illustrated by Sebastien Braun

This cute book shows young children about the fun they can have with their teddy bears. At the end is a peek-a-boo mirror inviting the reader to look in it with his/her own teddy bear. I can see this book being paired with a stuffed bear to make a perfect gift for a young child.

Entry rules
Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this blog by midnight EST on Saturday, November 29th. Please leave either a link to your blog or an email address so I can get in touch with the winner. The contest is open to US residents only.

Good luck!


  1. I'd love to be entered... thank you!

  2. What's better than books? FREE BOOKS!!! :)

  3. I'd love to be entered! rebecca [at] rebeccareid [dot] com

  4. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  5. I always feel bad entering these giveaways, but who doesn't want free books?! Count me in!

  6. ohhhh ! How exciting! I will be entering as well!!

  7. My nephews would love these!

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

  8. I'd be thrilled to get these. They're beautiful.

  9. We love love LOVE books!! Count me in!

    hawkins_lori (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate and keep on reading to my daughter, I hope I get lucky and win the lovely books

  11. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thank you for this blog-- it is most informative and has given me lots of ideas.

  12. So many books and so little time. We are excited about your give away!!!

  13. We'd love to enter! Thanks!

  14. My daughter would love this!! She loves to read!


  15. Would love to win this for my son! Thanks for the chance!

    cgogis at yahoo dot com

  16. What wonderful books!
    tjpjw at yahoo dot com

  17. Ooh, I would have to be honest and say I'd keep the Patrick McDonnell book as a little gift to me:) But I'd happily share the others with my nieces!

    mary dot clark at smusd dot org



  18. I always love new books; for myself and my children to read... and someday for my own classroom! :) Thanks for the opportunity! Love the site!

  19. I don't know if I should qualify since we won books from the Summer Reading Challenge, but I'm entering because I want to donate books to the silent auction for my son's Montessori school fundraiser. So if we win, that's where these books will go!

    Thanks so much,

  20. Hello! What a lovely book giveaway drawing. These 4 books would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my nephew. I adore children's books and promoting reading with my two sons and my nephew and niece. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi

  21. please enter my name; I've just discovered this blog...thank you so much for such an informative spot! I'd love to win those books.

  22. Yay, I love books and giveaways. I'd love to be entered. Thank you.

  23. Yes, I 'd love the books for my son or nephews.

  24. I found your blog last week and I LOVE IT!... My 2 oldest (12 & 11) are avid readers and my little ones (7 & 5) are on thier way!!!... Thanks for all the great reviews - I've ordered several books based on your blog already!... and thanks for the opportunity to win a few books!

    chriscasano at optonline dot net

  25. Please sign me up. My kids would love these books. Thanks!

  26. Oh my! I almost missed this wonderful giveaway, I hope I win lol

  27. I made it right on time for your awesome book freebie
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