Christmas Book Giveaway Winners

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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,

Patricia

Win a Kindle Loaded with 50 Books for Tweens and Teens

Emblazonbanner-for-contest Attention teachers, librarians, parents, tweens and teens.  This contest is for you…

The Emblazon authors are giving away a brand new touch screen Kindle loaded with over 50 of their books. That’s a $300 value and hours of reading entertainment!

Emblazon is a collection of 24 authors who seek to create lifelong readers by creating top-notch literature for kids. They have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. They’re hosting this fabulous giveaway to celebrate their first year and to treat you, the readers.

The Rafflecopter contest runs November 3 through November 17 and is open to anyone who loves tween literature. Click here to sign up on the Rafflecopter link.

Note: Signing up for the catalog is required for entry. Current subscribers are also eligible for entry. Winners must reside in the United States or Canada.

List of Stops on the Blog Tour:

November 3rd:

This Kid Reviews Books

Christina Mercer, Author Blog

Robert Pease, Author Blog

Ali Cross, Story Ninja

 November 5th:

Jaclyn Weist, Author Blog

 November 10th:

Bookworm Blather

Min Reads and Reviews

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote.

 November 11th:

The Novel Mage

November 12th:

R.K. Grow The Author

My Keys On: Writing, Illustrating, and More

 November 15th:

Monique’s Musings

You can help even more by sharing this post with your friends and family. If you know teachers or librarians let them know about how awesome the Emblazoners are by sharing the link to their website: http://emblazoners.com/.

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

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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!

Best,

Patricia

What’s Under Your Cape? – Book Giveaway

what's under cape untitledWhat’s Under Your Cape: Superheroes of the Character Kind

Barbara Gruener, Author

Ferne Press, Nonfiction, May 2014

Suitable for: Elementary Teachers, Counselors, Parents

Theme: Character Education, Elementary Students, Teachers, Character Traits

Winner: Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Adult Books

Cover Synopsis: What if students in your classroom could excel in academics and character education? What kind of impact would they make on the world? Through stories and activities, learn how Barbara Gruener uses the word SUPERHEROES to define positive character traits. This powerful handbook will change the way you look at character education. 

Why I like this book: Barbara Gruener’s work with character began when she was a girl active in 4-H. She learned a pledge which she took to heart. “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to great loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living.”  It molded her own character and became the core tools she used to help students find their own strengths and superpowers. She has written an inspiring and powerful book that will motivate educators, counselors and parents to want to teach character education to children. This practical and user-friendly guide is brimming with ideas, projects, hands-on activities, games, stories, and songs. Barbara says “SUPERHEROES are all about service.” Her material can be used with any age group. If character development is included in every school in America, just think how different our world would be. These superheroes will be our future leaders and bring change. Teaching character development from a young age could lead to a major paradigm shift in our schools, homes, communities and world. This is a must-have guide for educators and parents.

Barbara Gruener is a counselor and character coach at Westwood-Bales Elementary, a National School of Character. With 30 years of teaching and counseling children K-12, she’s believes that we must begin implementing character development among children at a very early age.  Make sure you visit Barbara Gruener at her popular website Corner on Character.

Book Giveaway: I will be giving away one copy of What’s Under Your Cape. If you’d like a copy, please leave a comment by Sunday, September 21, and let me know that you’d like to be entered in the giveaway.  I will announce the lucky winner onWednesday, September 24.