Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Candlewick Press wins big with Time Magazine and we're giving away 4 winning books

Don't you just love children's books? I love the art. I love the imagination! I love the sweet stories. I love rhyme. I love rhythm. I love words introduced to the kiddies. I love lessons taught. I love experiences shared. Well, I love children's books.

The folks at Candlewick Press love children's books, too. Frankly, as an outsider looking in, it seems these folks relish in the delight of children's books and find joy in bringing these treasures to market.

After announcing they had 10 books get the nod from Time Magazine's pick of children's and young adult's books, they decided that they wanted to spread the joy. So here we have some joy being spread. Just look at these four goodies and rejoice in the fact that you have an opportunity to win the whole set of four children's book.  READ PRESS RELEASE

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
$15.99 U.S./$18.00 CAN – ISBN: 9780763655983
Note:  I Want My Hat Back is in their Top 25 to be voted on for Best of the Best ranking by popular reader vote:  http://time.com/100-best-childrens-books/

Journey by Aaron Becker
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.
$15.99 U.S./$18.00 CAN – ISBN: 9780763660536
* A Caldecott Honor Book

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers. An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.
$$16.99 U.S./$20.00 CAN Hardcover – ISBN: 9780763622626
$6.99 U.S. /8.00 CAN Pbk – ISBN: 9780763637842

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, a classic chant-aloud.
Puzzle Book: $19.99 U.S./$23.00 CAN * ISBN: 9780763670733
Board & Plush Boxed Set: $11.99 U.S. /$13.00 CAN * ISBN: 9780763619794
Sound Novelty Book: $19.99 * ISBN: 9780763677022

GIVEAWAY: The prize pack will include copies of Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, Journey by Aaron Becker, I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (book & plush set)  Begins 1/13/15 & ENDS 1/29/15 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open for USA & CANADA addresses only. If you enter and win this set of books on any other blog giveaway, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.

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Candlewick Press is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online at www.candlewick.com


  1. Just by looking at the covers I would have to say Library Lion. Going to the library is always such an exciting thing.

  2. I think our kids will really love Journey.

  3. Journey sounds like what would be fun for the grands!

  4. We're going on a Bear Hunt... is one I'd pick..

  5. I want my Hat Back sounds like a really cute book that I'm looking forward to reading.

  6. I like the Library Lion the best. But they all sound great.

  7. I think Library Lion sounds like a great book for kids to relate and enjoy the library.

  8. I like We Are Going on A Bear Hunt. I like the fun and adventurous aspect of the book and the toy to go with it is really cute too.
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  9. I like Journey - I think it will be good to encourage girls to be in charge of themselves and since it has no words it will be a good exercise in story-telling for all ages.

  10. We're going on a bear hunt sounds so fun!

  11. We're Going On A Bear Hunt sounds Like a fun book!

  12. We're Going on a Bear Hunt. It would replace the nearly worn out copy that we currently have on the shelf at our library....besides the stuffed bear is sooo cute!

  13. Going on a Bear Hunt with the toy would be great!!!! Thanx for the giveaway!!!!

  14. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt most appeals to me!

  15. Such a wonderful collection of books - Candlewick deserves all the attention! Thanks for linking up with the #KidLitBlogHop today.

    Also, my favorite is definitely I Want My Hat Back. My third graders could read and reread that one for hours.

  16. Congrats to Candlewick! Thanks for sharing this giveaway at Booknificent Thursday this week!

  17. We're Going on a Bear Hunt looks like it would be the most fun to read with all the onomatopoeia words (Is that the correct term?) Not to mention it comes with a cute doll that I'm sure the kids will like just as much as the book.

  18. Library Lion looks like a great book! Visiting from Kid Lit Blog Hop :)

  19. Journey by Aaron Becker. Think will be interesting for my little great-granddaughters.
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  20. I think my daughter would most enjoy Going on a bear hunt

  21. i would like reading library lion to my little guys

  22. Journey by Aaron Becker is the one book that most appeals to me.

  23. Of these four books, my favorite is Library Lion.

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  24. Library Lion looks like it would be my favorite.


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