This Holiday, I Pledge to #GiveBooks

I am going to share a fun fact that will shock few people: I LOVE GIVING AWAY BOOKS. I give away at least one book on this blog every week, and I give away multiple books (advanced reader copies, F&Gs, final copies) to my students every week. The act of giving away a book fills my soul with warm, fuzzy feelings. From where I'm sitting right now, I can see a good-sized stack of picture books and novels (mostly signed) that I'll give to my nieces the next time I see them. 

Image credit: Gemma Correll
 I am, as Molly Idle would say, "tickled pink" that Chronicle Kids invited me to participate in the #GiveBooks blog tour. One day in the near future, the winner of my #GiveBooks Giveaway will arrive home to the following illustrated books on their front porch. 

Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd

Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat 

Numero by Marion Bataille

Newborn Puppies by Traer Scott

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and Suzy Lee

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Flight 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout 

Backseat A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 11/6 to 11:59 p.m. on 11/8. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 

Enter promo code GIVEBOOKS at checkout for 30% off + free ground shipping on all your holiday shopping at through December 31st. 


  1. YOU? Give away BOOKS?! Why, I AM shocked, John! ;)

    I wish I could afford to give more, but B&N always runs a book drive to give to kids who need them. I've given many different ones over the years, but the past few I got into giving Dan Gutman's MISS DAISY IS CRAZY. Love his stuff :) And just today I introduced another book-loving friend to FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO. It's SO thrilling to introduce books! :D

  2. A fun list of books, John. And as always, thanks for including the book trailers!

  3. A great selection of books. I want to order them all. I will look for them at AASL in Hartford next week.


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