Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Book Giveaway!

** Giveaway closed **

EDIT: I've linked this up to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!! Giveaway ends Friday December 13th!

When I recieve this box from Scholastic it IS like Christmas Day over and over again! I get so much enjoyment knowing that I'll be recieving quality books that will change my life and my children's lives. I truly believe in their motto: Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. So true.

That's why I've decided to have a book giveaway because they have sent me quite a few and I have to, need to, share the book love. Above is My Merry Christmas by Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley (sorry if it's blurry). It has lovely illustrations inside and tells a story about what the animals are getting up to during Christmas time.
 Here is the book Blossum Possum and the Christmas Quacker by Gina Newton and beautifully illustrated by Christina Booth. Blossum and her friends are desperately trying to wake up Koala Claus and it's a lovely journey that takes you through the bushland of Australia. I think the kids really enjoy stories that rhyme. I often stop before the last word to see if the kids can finish off the sentences.

You can't miss the classic Little Red Riding Hood by Alison Jay with cute illustrations. Your children will adore this book. The ending is changed a little so that your little ones won't be so scared. The huntsman ties up the wolf and he finds grandma and Little Red Riding Hood in the wardrobe! Ahh bliss.

Here is Jacquie with Kiss, Kiss, Good Night and below with My Christmas Crackers which I thought was a story book at first but it's actually Christmas jokes! They are very cute.

She had a day care Christmas Party and I took all the kids this time without any incidents. We bought some raffle tickets and they had a little animal farm. Check out this lama! The youngest boy was cornered by the lambs which was rather funny. He thought they were going to eat him. Funny. 
They kids had a bit of a dance. Did the YMCA (remember that?) Then they drew out the raffle prizes. There was one last ticket name after 5 or so winners. I kinda prayed that if we were deserving of a prize could we win and then they called my name out! Hurrah. That was funny too and we got a bag with a reed perfume diffuser inside. Nice.

The youngest boy loves Dinosaur Farm. At first it looks a bit wierd but it is so differently cool. I really enjoy reading this to them. We always read in bed and I am so thankful that Scholastic are printing some quality reads out there. Don't be shy and judge a book by it's cover though. It's the story that counts.


This is him reading Rawr by Todd. H Doodler which is another dinosaur book. Can you tell he is a typical boy who loves all things dinosaur? He melts my heart. I love this book. It's cute and friendly.

So, without further boring you, I would love to giveaway the first three books to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment. All entries welcome from around the world. I will announce the winner on Friday, 13th December and will post it out on Monday!

Thankyou everyone. You can get back to your Christmas plans now.

118 comments:

Kristy said...

Glad to see another post from you Kim, I hope things are improving and getting easier for you. The daycare christmas party looked like fun, kids adore being that close up to animals don't they?

Jenni said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that doesn't finish the sentence. In rhyming books to see if the kids can get it lol. Glad you had a nice time at the Christmas party. Take care hope to hear from you in our Dio group again. :)

My heart is here said...

Those books sound lovely! :) I´d love to have them for my kids :)) Enter me please :)

Anonymous said...

We love books and new ones are always welcome. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win. Merry Christmas

nickynoodle_5@hotmail.com

Melinda said...

As a kid I always had a selection of Christmas books that were brought out when school broke up and packed away again before 1st Jan. They were so special to me and I'm recreating that for my kids. I make sure that I give them a Christmas book every year to add to the collection. One with an Aussie theme would be wonderful because we moved back to NZ earlier this year and my kids miss Aussie so much!

Cary said...

What a great gift. I am an elementary school teacher, and could not agree with you more!

Beth said...

Christmas books make the season all the more special don't they! Great idea!

Whit said...

My son is in need of some new interesting books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Angela Bullard said...

I have a 20 month old boy and a 7 week old girl...we love books!!!

Jodi Brunold said...

Books are the best gifts! My children love new stories.

Caroline Kelly said...

The gift of reading and storytelling is one of the best gifts available; Albert Einstein stated, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Lee said...

A book giveaway! how fun and generous of you! They would be loved for sure at our house!

Sowing Stitches said...

Books.....the 'stuff' that sets imagination to flight! :)

Connie said...

I would love to win these books for my grandchildren, thanks!

kim leavens said...

Such a wonderful giveaway..the gift of books is always on my list to give. The Little Red Riding Hood looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

Julie-Katie H said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I love new books!

abeullah said...

My grand children would love these thanks for the chance

EmileeHope said...

That little Red Riding Hood book looks too adorable! We love to read together in this house, so a new book (or three) is always welcome!

Kathleen said...

I LOVE seeing kids reading actual books, not ereaders! Thank you for your kindness and generosity (even if I don't win)!

Kathy H said...

I love reading all types of Christmas stories right now. Would love to read them to my granddaughter.

Sallie said...

I would love reading these to my grands! They love books!

Chiska said...

I love Christmas books! We have a book "advent" in December and the kids find a different book in a bag every night. They just come off the shelf, but it's so fun!

The Branch Family said...

What a great giveaway! We love books here. Thanks.

EG said...

I hope my boys have a love of reading! One does already. One is a little iffier. :)

Moya Z said...

Sharing your book love! Real books in young hands, yay! Thanks for the giveaway! artseedz (at) gmail (dot) com

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

Cute books! I bet my preschooler would love them!

Unknown said...

I'm so with you on reading. I try to have new books and include a trip to the library whenever our grandchildren come to visit.

zluttrell at cox dot net

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway. I love reading books and my grandkids are picking up my good habit!
paweis at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

What a great giveaway! Every Christmas I give the kids in our family books, just the way my mom always gave us books. It is my favorite holiday tradition, and I think they like it a lot, too.

Needled Mom said...

Books are the windows to little one's lives. Our grandchildren love to snuggle up and have us read to them.

Jessica said...

I would love these books for my two year old twins. I find myself buying books for them all of the time, but I don't have any of those. They love to sit and pretend read while I read them a story. It makes my heart melt.

Lisa Cox said...

I am an avid reader myself!
I think my nieces and nephews would love these books. Thank you for the chance to give them to them.

P Bybee said...

Hello! So, in Sew Mama Sew this giveaway is listed as US only. You might want to fix that!

Katie said...

My kids would love these! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

we are book lovers at my house!

Erin Marie said...

I love new books! We homeschool using Sonlight, so I get to buy a bunch of great books every year! Plus, we give each of the kids books for Christmas. This year, we're doing the ones we love from our childhoods: Caps for Sale, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Where the Wild Things Are

Connie Cain said...

Love the books, my grandkids love to read. Merry Christmas
craftyccain@gmail.com

Mom C said...

What a fun idea. I love to buy scholastic books for my grand children. I have a lot of Berenstain Bear books and the kids read them over and over. Thanks.

Debbie said...

I would love to win these books for my grandson. I order a lot of books for him from Scholastic haven't gotten any of these. Thank you for the giveaway.

Sarah McKelvy said...

Thanks so much. My daughter LOVES reading books, so this would make a great surprise for her.
wifemummynurse{at}gmail{dot}com

Nicole said...

Oh, those sound like books my daughter would adore. We also like Scholastic here. Just ordered a bunch last month.

sapna said...

Would love to read these books to my one year old son who is always happy to sit in my lap for story time.

atabanana29 said...

Thank you, my kids love to read!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Oh these look like really cute Christmas books! My eldest has just finally started to get into books so we are slowly building up our collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shayla Sharp said...

So nice to see a mom teaching the love of reading---my mom did that for us! I still pick up children's books for "one day", but I also have a collection of books that could fill 6 or more bookshelves...so the effort pays off.

Michele T said...

The books look awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

Amanda said...

What a fun giveaway! My daughter is only 9.5 months but she already LOVES books! When I say "want to read a story?" she looks up at her books and gets all excited. She helps turn the pages already too! :)

Carmen N said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! My daughter loves to "read" - ok, so she's still pretending, but she can tell us the main parts of several stories.

Abbigail said...

I love to read and passed that love on to my kids who have passed it on to their kids!

nicolesender said...

My grandsons would love these books! Merry Christmas!

DebraKay Neiman said...

My granddaughter is learning to read. I am happy to follow you on GFC. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Sewbig said...

Books are a wonderful gift!

quilt455 said...

I would love to win these books for my granddaughter who is just starting to show a love of reading...kind of like her gammy

Anna McCurdy said...

I am a big collector of children's books and use Scholastic too at school. My kids at school do love books.
Thanks for the chance to win some new to me stories.
Regards from Alberta Canada,
Anna
quiltmom1@shaw.ca

principeta said...

Wow this is so lovely and sweet of you and so very generous.Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.We love books,my daughter is now 7 and still love and enjoy when we read before bed time.I think that it's no better way then pass love for books on kids,it is the biggest present they will cherish in life.Happy holidays!!!

leighdavenport.net said...

I keep meaning to do a Scholastic order - I looked at the Christmas catalogues but I wasn't sure if the stuff gets sent home with the kids or direct to me - my eldest is in Kindy so I'm a newbie still. Will have to work it out next year!

Jennifer said...

Those books look lovely. I'm in Canada, but used to live around Sydney, years ago. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Tas said...

We are blessed in having children who adore books as much as their parents do. In fact, it is punishment to take a book away from our 10 year old son who can't get ready for school without having reading material in one hand.

Thank you for the chance to win some books.

jean said...

Thanks for sharing, yummy!

happygoluckyquilter said...

These books look wonderful I'd love to read them with my little girl.

emma.house@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

happygoluckyquilter said...

These books look like a lot of fun and I'd love to read them with my little girl.

emma.house@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Valerie said...

Nothing more wonderful than new books!

Gill said...

These look fabulous - they're all new to me!!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Those books would be very appreciated at our house. Especially the holiday ones!

EightPP said...

Such a great giveaway! Thamk you!!

Deb said...

I'd love to win some wonderful books for my little grandson. Thanks for the chance. LOVE that they would be coming from Australia!

Katie said...

What a great giveaway...my littles would love these books!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

How great to find books in asewmamasew giveaway. I am a teacher of English at a primary state school. My children love my reading books to them. Especially the first one sounds great!
ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
AriadnefromGreece!

lil'monkeysmama said...

Those books would make my kids so happy! Thanks for the chance to win.

Reb Thack said...

My two kids (5&6) are obsessed with books! Those books would find a very happy home here in California!

Anonymous said...

I am glad both you and your hubby recognize the symptoms of depression. I am also glad you are feeling better. I love children's books and I have a couple of great nieces that will devour these books.

senstrings(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vicki H said...

I love your giveaway. I always give the grands at least one book with their Christmas. Thanks.

smithcindyk said...

Oh, I love to read books with my grandchildren!

Brooke said...

Merry Christmas to your family! My kids love to read/be read to and we have lots of books for them to enjoy in addition spending time at the library.

kelly thompson said...

these all seem like fantastic books!
kellythompson747@yahoo.com

joske whiteside said...

I completely agree - reading is SO important. i'm so glad my little guy already seems quite interested in books!

Barbara Bradford said...

I am so tickled to see your daughter loving books. We are fortunate that all of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren love reading. Thanks for the offering

Kelly Williams said...

I always loved buying books for my children, now I love buying them for my grandchildren. Thanks for the chance.

Margaret said...

Thank you for the chance to win these great books.

everything is coming up roses said...

I love books-what an excellent giveaway, thank you!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love to read and so did my mother and my nana. I love to 'escape' and go where the characters go and be with them. I love reading. Fabulous giveaway!

OhioLori said...

Would loooove to win these books for our grangirlie!!! She will love them too. We read all the time.


Merry Christmas!!!

Debbie K said...

My kiddos would love these books! Thank you for the giveaway.

Abbigail said...

My grand daughters love books! thanks for the giveaway!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Heather62 said...

We love books in this house!

Breanna S. said...

Great book selections! MY daughter and I would love to read these.

Kathy Davis said...

I LOVE that you are giving away children's books. I am a retired elementary teacher and I know how important it is to read with your kids at home. I have a granddaughter that loves books and we love to read them together. Thanks, Kathy
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Ella and Nesta said...

Reading has always ben important in my family and now I'm passing it on to my daughters. Thank you for choosing children's books for your giveaway.

Julia C said...

My kids love books! Thanks for the chance!

dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Material Girl said...

Would love to read these books to my granddaughter,thanks for the chance. You are very generous!

Tamie said...

I love books and have a new granddaughter to read to. What a wonderful prize. Thank you for participating in the Giveaway Day.

Bluequilt said...

I am glad you enjoy reading and are giving away books for others to read to children or grandchildren. In my case it is my granddaugher. Thank you for the giveaway.

Anita said...

My kids would enjoy these books very much. We read with them every night. It's very kind of you to share them.

Ukka said...

I have two girls (7 month and 5 year)...we love books!!!...thank you for the chance to win.

elflyn said...

I have a little boy who would love these.

OnePerfectDay said...

A book giveaway! Maybe my all-time favourite kind of giveaway!
I have a little one who would devour these with glee!

Thanks for the giveaway!

toffeepops said...

What lovely books! Thanks so much for the chance. I am currently getting the chance to enjoy some of my favourites from childhood. Reading out loud on the couch is one of my favourite things to do together.
I hope that you're on the countdown to a lovely relaxing holiday season with your family.

shawn said...

What a great giveaway, my 3 year old granddaughter would love it, thanks.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

Such a sweet book giveaway...love it!

pippirose said...

THanks for the fabulous giveaway! My grand-daughter would love the books! :o)

Stephanie said...

I'll have to look these books up. Thanks for the suggestions.

Victoria said...

My grandchildren would love those books. They know that they will get a new book whenever I visit so an extra litte pack of books would be a treat!

Jill R. said...

My kiddos would love these :) thanks for the chance to win!

Kay Stephen said...

Reading is truly the key to a better future!

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

I love Little Red Riding Hood! It would be fun to make dolls to go with the books if I win. What a refreshing giveaway. :)

Rocksteadyemme said...

great books! thanks!
emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle Pulliam-Guyette said...

My son loves to read! I'm always trying to find something new to add to his little library. Thank you.

purple-blue@msn.com

Thyssly said...

Tose books look so lovely! Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

Mary Mac said...

Perfect for my grand daughter.

t-ktl said...

Oh, books! Huzzah!
t_ktl at yahoo dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

My granddaughter would really love these books!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

KT said...

Oh man hope I am not to late. My son wold love these books.

Sasha said...

It's always nice to see what other people read. This year I've been introduced to the elf on the shelf, something we don't have here in the UK. I'm going to look up some of these now!
I have my fingers crossed.

Jamie said...

Thanks for the chance to win such great books! I have a little boy who would love them!

jeifner said...

How fun, I love books!

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momma b said...

my boys are bookaholics!