Perfect Picture Book Friday: SEVEN GOLDEN RINGS Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! One of my fondest memories is of going to Coney Island – the famous beach in Brooklyn, New York. I’d build sandcastles as the water lapped at my creation, eat hot dogs from Nathan’s, slathered with mustard, and skip along the boardwalk, hoping my parents would buy me a cone filled with soft-serve ice cream – vanilla, of course! But one of the things I loved best of all was when I got a chance to ride the carousel. Round and round we’d go…my gallant steed bringing me ever so close to the machine that dispensed brass rings. If you were able to grab one, you got a free ride! I’d stretch out my arm, lean as far as I could, and…usually miss. But I can guarantee that if you grab today’s selection at your favorite indie bookstore, you will definitely be a winner – of SEVEN GOLDEN RINGS!

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE BOY AND THE GORILLA Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! Fall is definitely upon us here in New England – mornings are crisp and cold – days are sunny and warm. The days are getting shorter – and I’m definitely not a fan of that…but the good thing is that longer nights mean more time for reading great picture books…like this one by Jackie Azúa Kramer. The book launches October 20…and it’s already snagged THREE starred reviews. And if you leave a comment and share the post on social media, you might be the lucky winner of a brand-new copy!

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE OLD MAN AND THE PENGUIN Plus Double Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. I’m so encouraged by the fact that beautiful books continue to appear on the shelves. Yes, I know that the publishing industry has been hard hit by Covid, as have so many other fields. With almost everyone working from home, everything seems to be taking longer. But hurray for authors who keep writing wonderful stories and illustrators who keep drawing glorious images and editors who keep acquiring exciting manuscripts and publishing who keep publishing great books…like this one by one of my dear critique buddies, Julie Abery. And guess what? Julie is offering a double giveaway…one winner overseas…and one winner in the USA. And Julie will be stopping by tomorrow to chat with us about her writing journey.

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