Winner of No Peacocks! by Robin Newman

We have a winner of author Robin Newman’s new book, No Peacocks!

My husband selected the winner.

Congratulations to SUE HEAVENRICH! Sue is the author of Archimedes Notebook, where she shares children’s books about science and the environment.

Sue, contact me or I will send you an email if I don’t hear. I need your mailing address!  I know you will have a lot fun with this book!

Thank you all for participating! And remember you can find No Peacocks! flying off shelves of your local book store, and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And be sure to check out Robin Newman’s website.

Christmas Book Giveaway Winners

The Night Before Christmas9780989810821_p0_v1_s260x420

Congratulations! The winners of Jay Dee’s inspiring book, The Night Before the Night Before Christmas are:

Katie Alexander 

Sara Meyer

Jay Dee has generously donated two copies of his new Christmas book.  My husband drew the winners’ names. Please leave me a comment so I can contact you by e-mail and get your mailing address. I enjoy reviewing and giving away books when I have the opportunity. Happy reading!

Happy Holidays,


Winner of Book Giveaway: What’s Under Your Cape?

what's under cape untitled

Congratulations!  The  winner of Barbara Gruener’s inspiring book on character development,  What’s Under Your Cape?  is:

Jenny Engle

Please leave me a comment so I can contact you by e-mail and get your mailing address.  Barbara has generously donated this copy and asked that I “pay it forward.” I enjoy reviewing and giving away a book I absolutely believe in! I hope it makes a difference in the lives of the students you teach! Happy reading!



The Winner of Home Front is…

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about my interview with author Kristin Hannah and Home Front.  I enjoyed your discussions as I know Kristin did.  It was such a pleasure to bring the interview to all of you!  Kristin  had a lot to share and I hope you gained as much as I did.

The winner of Home Front is — Julie Rowan-Zoch!

Congratulations Julie!  You were selected in a random drawing.  I hope you let me know what you think of the book.  I have your e-mail address and will contact you for your mailing address.

Join me Monday, May 14, as I will continue with my focus on Military Families with a review of a series of  books for children called “We Serve Too!”   Written and illustrated by two grandmothers, the books are designed for the children who have sacrificed so much when their parent is deployed.  All three books have earned the Silver Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence.   I hope you will stop back, especially if you are a military family, or know of a child with a deployed parent.  I’m excited to share these books.