Day #8 Giveaway Automatic Agents/Editor Entry for #OverBearUnderWhere Contest Critiques And BOOKS!!
YAY for books! PRIZES for TODAY!!!!! NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!
AN ENTRY INTO THE AGENT/EDITOR GIVEAWAY FOR THE WINNER!!!!!! SEE MY PREVIOUS (post) FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
All winners' gifts are ordered on the 9th of November (Julie's release day!). The Rafflecopter for AUTHOR Critiques and AGENTS/EDITOR Critiques is LIVE on 11/9/21!!!
TODAY'S AMAZING BOOKS!! (US Entries Only, Please!)
Julie's book OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE? Illustrated by Michael Slack
Over and Under are two friends, and they're enjoying a day at the park. They go on the swings (Over goes over Under) and the seesaw (Under is under Over). They meet a hot-dog dog (who joins them for a hot dog). And then they spot . . . a bear! (Unbearable!) But is he really the overall scary creature they first understand him to be?
"I adore this book. Am Over Come with emotion . . . er laughter. It's Jeff Mack on steroids, and every English teacher from kindergarten up to college needs to have it. THAT good." --Jane Yolen, bestselling and award-winning author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
"The absurdity of the premise, which swings around to fit the wordplay, will elicit laughs, while the wordplay will entertain and challenge younger readers." --BCCB
"A whimsical 'Who’s on First'–like picture book . . . that earns its giggles." --Publishers Weekly
Rebecca J. Gomez's book FEDERICO AND THE WOLF illustrated by Elisa Chavarri
With his red hoodie on and his bicycle basket full of food, Federico is ready to visit Abuelo. But on the way, he meets a hungry wolf. And now his grandfather bears a striking resemblance to el lobo. Fortunately, Federico is quick and clever—and just happens to be carrying a spicy surprise! Federico drives the wolf away, and he and Abuelo celebrate with a special salsa. Recipe included.
"Gomez delivers a fresh and creative retelling of 'Little Red Riding Hood.'....A delightful picture book with animated illustrations that are sure to attract readers." —School Library Journal, STARRED review
"A lively, playful take on a classic." —Booklist
"A reboot of the classic tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ brings new flavors to an old favorite…. Chavarri's vibrant illustrations include plenty of colorful details for observant readers…. The infusion of Spanish words on almost every page works perfectly with the settings and adds cultural specificity to Federico's journey to visit his abuelo…. Bright visuals and culinary elements with appeal to readers seeking a twist on the familiar." —Kirkus
Rochelle Melander's MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD: REBELS, REFORMERS, AND REVOLUTIONARIES WHO CHANGED THE WORLD THROUGH WRITING illustrated by Melina Ontiveros
Throughout history, people have picked up their pens and wielded their words--transforming their lives, their communities, and beyond. Now it's your turn! Representing a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, Mightier Than the Sword connects over forty inspiring biographies with life-changing writing activities and tips, showing readers just how much their own words can make a difference. Readers will explore nature with Rachel Carson, experience the beginning of the Reformation with Martin Luther, champion women's rights with Sojourner Truth, and many more. These richly illustrated stories of inspiring speechmakers, scientists, explorers, authors, poets, activists, and even other kids and young adults will engage and encourage young people to pay attention to their world, to honor their own ideas and dreams, and to embrace the transformative power of words to bring good to the world.
"Exceptionally well researched, the book features writers from ancient times through the present who represent genres ranging from haiku to hip-hop. This book is chock-full of writing exercises and would be an asset to every teacher's classroom library." --Silvia Acevedo, author of God Awful Rebel, winner of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Spark Award
"Mightier Than the Sword is a goldmine of short bios of writers from the 900s through today who used their writing to make a difference. This book is an invaluable resource for young people both in introducing them to so many amazing writers and in guiding them to find their own voices and have the courage to express their views." --Janet Halfmann, award-winning author of more than forty fiction and nonfiction books for children
"This delightful anthology of writers from the past and present takes readers on their own journeys to discover how they can take up the sword of writing to change the world." --Ann Angel, author of Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing, winner of the 2011 YALSA award
Past winners and today's winner: I will be contacting you regarding your addresses so I can get all the books shipped tomorrow!