Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chill Out For Some Summer Reading!

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Welcome to the Summer Sweeping Giveaway Hop!
Organized by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs.

Summer is just getting started because it is definitely HOT, HOT, HOT outside. Each blogger in this Event has a giveaway worth at least $25 to help you stay cool and keep Summer Sweeping with this fun Giveaway Hop, so be sure to hop around to them all below including our hosts. While it's hot outside it's a great time to chill with your children and read some great books. Here at The Mommy Island I'm thrilled to feature some bright and colorful books to entice your child for more reading. Viva Veltoro has an amazing collection of baby prizes and Lindsey Blogs is sharing a few of her favorite brands with you!
Kelly Canby makes her picture book debut with All the Lost Things (August 2015; $16.99; Ages 4-8), an inspirational tale about the healing power of hope.

Olive is the only spark of color in her otherwise drab world, but her city’s sour disposition never crushes her resilient spirit. One day, as she’s out for a walk, a mysterious noise from a nearby manhole piques her curiosity, leading her to an underground world full of boxes and boxes of the city’s lost things—from keys and dolls to dreams and courage. Inspired, Olive grabs a scoop of “memory” for her granddad, who always loses his glasses, some “eyesight” for her father, though he hasn’t completely lost his yet, and most important of all—a great big jar of “hope,” which she spreads across the city, bringing color and joy back to its occupants and showing young readers that even the smallest person can make the world a better place. With a combination of engaging art, playful language, and an uplifting message, this buoyant tale will delight readers of all ages.

Mary Ann Fraser, author of over 60 critically acclaimed children’s books, charms readers yet again with No Yeti Yet (September 2015; $16.99; Ages 4-8), a playful tale of brotherly love and childhood mischief.
On a snowy winter day, two brothers set out on a quest to find a Yeti. As they skate and sled their way across the landscape—unwittingly helped along by the Yeti they seek—the eldest brother patiently answers question after question, teaching his younger brother everything he knows about the mysterious monster. Parents will recognize the unique relationship between an older and younger sibling in the boys’ endearing banter. The short and snappy dialogue will keep young readers engaged to the very end, when the boys finally come face-to-face with the furry creature and an unexpected twist turns the littlest brother into the teacher, as he befriends the Yeti and shows his frightened big brother that it’s not really a monster after all. Parents will appreciate the underlying message that you can’t judge a book by its cover, while children will delight in reading this charming tale all year long.

Hyeon-Ju Lee makes her picture book debut with Mina’s White Canvas (September 2015; $17.99; Ages 4-8), a cheerful tale about the transformative power of imagination.

Mina is tired of her dreary, colorless world, so she sets out with a magical crayon to make her mark on its blue and white canvas. Along the way, Mina meets several forest creatures who need her help: she uses her crayon to draw a ladder so Grandfather Woodpecker can climb down from his tree, creates a door for Mr. Bear to escape his cave, and makes socks for Miss Frog so that she can join in the winter fun. By the end of the day, Mina has not only brightened the gloomy forest with her kindness and creativity, she’s forged new friendships and formed lasting memories. Lee’s gentle story shows young readers the power of thinking outside the box, and their own boundless potential to make the world a happier place. Parents will love reading this uplifting tale with their own artistic children on gray winter days, encouraging them to use their talents to reimagine the world and connect with the people around them.

Each one of these fabulous children's books is available from Peter Pauper Press. 

Enter The Children's Book Giveaway! 
One lucky entrant selected by rafflecopter will receive the Peter Pauper Press Children's book package! (ARV $52) Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 7/3-7/17/15 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Use the rafflecopter to enter. Good Luck! 


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33 comments:

  1. I'd like to read All The Lost Things.

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  2. ALL THE LOST THINGS looks adorable! I would LOVE to add to our picture book stash!

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  3. I think "No Yeti Yet" looks adorable and my daughter would love it.

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  4. I'm most excited about No Yeti Yet!

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  5. Wrong Facebook comment link https://www.facebook.com/TheMommyIsland/photos/a.303631423033398.74665.297370100326197/944396542290213/?type=1&comment_id=945003282229539&offset=0&total_comments=8&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R0%22%7D

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  6. I like the no Yeti Yet book the most.

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  7. My Grandson would probably like No Yeti Yet! best.

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  8. I think my niece would enjoy Mina's White Canvas.

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  9. I think he'd be most excited for All the Lost Things.

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  10. My daughter would enjoy All Lost Things

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  11. I would pick "All the Lost Things"

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  12. I think they all look fun, but I love the title No Yeti Yet. It just sort of grabs your attention

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  13. I am most excited about All The Lost Things.

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  14. I commented on http://themommyisland.blogspot.com/2015/05/against-grain-app-review.html put the wrong link in the Rafflecopter form.

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  15. my son would love no yeti yet!

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  16. I am excite about No Yeti yet!

    -Hannah Avery

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  17. All the Lost things looks right up my kids alley they would love those illustrations.

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  18. I think No Yeti Yet is such a clever title! We'd love to read them all though. They each seem great!

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  19. I think my great niece would like Mina's White Canvas :) She loves to color and draw so this fits right into her activities :)

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  20. All The Lost Things, is the book I think we would like the most.

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  21. I really like All The Lost Things but love books- all books!

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  22. I think my daughter would enjoy No Yeti Yet

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  23. I think my son would like Mina's White Canvas, although he'd probably like all three!

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  24. I think they'd enjoy No Yeti Yet.
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  25. We would love to have All the Lost Things in our collection!

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  26. I think "No Yeti Yet" looks so cute the kids would love it.

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  27. we're excited about no Yeti yet. Because I'm petrified of Bigfoot, have had nightmares since I was 7 about it killing me..But I'm trying to embrace it now that I'm older ;)

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  28. All The Lost Things looks absolutely amazing, but my kids will love them all!

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  29. My niece would like Mina's White Canvas

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  30. All The Lost Things is like the story of my daughter's room LOL But my daughter is huge on reading and would love all three books!

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  31. We love art so Mina's White Canvas looks like a great book!

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  32. I am interested in All the Lost things... looks like a cute book!!!

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