Happy Book Birthday: BUTTERNUT AND BUTTERCUP Plus PB Critique Giveaway


Butternut and Buttercup by Jill Dana, illustrated by Rachel Tan Hwee, published by Marshall Cavendish

Hip hip hooray! And guess what? This book is a sequel to the beautiful book, BUTTERNUT, that came out last year!
Here’s a bit about the new book:
A vibrant, humorous and moving story about friendship that is filled with wordplay and imaginative characters to spark creativity in readers of all ages Butternut and Buttercup are like two peas in a pod.

It’s Buttercup’s birthday and Butternut doesn’t want to spoil their sweet friendship with a sour gift. He visits old and new friends for advice and goes on an exciting exploration of food and friendship, where he discovers so much more than the perfect present.

The talented Jill is a member of one of my author promotion groups, @PictureBookGold. Just like it’s important and helpful to have critique groups when we are writing and revising our manuscripts, it’s also important and helpful to be in an author promotion group when your books debut. Not only do they support and encourage you, they can also help share resources as well as post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. But you don’t need to be in the author promotion group to post reviews…in fact, I hope everyone posts reviews for all of the books they love!
And guess what? The talented Jill Dana is also the generous Jill Dana. She is offering a GIVEAWAY – the winner’s choice of either a copy of this fabulous book OR a Picture Book Critique! WOW! Please make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win. Maybe you can share what food item makes you smile every time you see it!

BUTTERNUT & BUTTERCUP launches TODAY! It’s available at all brick & mortar and online bookstores. And please remember to request that your local library purchase copies of it for their collection.
To connect with the author: @jilldanabooks
To connect with the illustrator: @rattanhwee

I hope you all have a wonderful week. It’s been snowing since yesterday here in Bedford, NH….and the weather prediction is for snow through Sunday. Good thing I didn’t have plans to go anywhere because I knew I’d be busy with…#50PreciousWords. That’s right, folks…the contest opens right here on this blog on the OFFICIAL #50PreciousWords 2023 Contest-Is-Open post on March 3rd at 12:01am EST.

Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE GREAT CAPER CAPER Plus Author Chat Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. Kids love a series, don’t they? There are plenty of chapter book and middle grade series…but picture book series are hard to find. Why, you may ask? Because it’s hard to develop characters that will resonate so much with kids that they want to read about their other adventures. The talented Josh Funk is definitely a master of this…and today’s featured book is the FIFTH in the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series…well done, Josh!!!! This post is part of Josh’s book blog tour so I’m sure everyone will be hearing a lot more about it – the book launches November 15th. But it’s available for PRE-ORDER right now! And please make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win a Zoom author chat with Josh…if you’ve never checked out his website, you should! It’s filled with amazing resources and posts for writers…and parents and librarians and teachers. Please SHARE the post on social media if you can and tag friends for extra tickets in the giveaway hat.

THE GREAT CAPER CAPER: Book 5 in the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast Series

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: A PENNY’S WORTH Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. And Happy National One-Cent Day. Yup…there is really a National One-Cent Day…and today’s featured book is perfect for it! You know how people sometimes tell you: a penny for your thoughts? Well, today’s book is definitely worth many many pennies! It’s the debut picture book of one of my Storm sisters, Kimberly Wilson. And Kimberly is very generously offering a giveaway of a 20-minute Zoom chat AND a copy of A PENNY’S WORTH.

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