Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Giveaway: Two New Books from Animal Planet

Today I'm featuring and giving away two books from Animal Planet's new series of nonfiction "Animal Bites" softcover books for 4-8 year olds.

The new series provides emerging readers with the perfect bite-sized guide to the animal world.  The habitat-focused titles make it easy for kids to choose which animals they want to read about, and even reluctant readers won't be able to resist the bright covers.

Animal loving young children will be fascinated by all the fun facts—and more—found in Animal Bites, as they pour over the informative, fun pages of these books.

Each soft cover book contains more than 200 striking photographs, easy-to-understand graphics, and maps that bring the world of polar and ocean animals alive for young readers.

The two books I'm giving away are Animal Planet Ocean Animals and Animal Planet Polar Animals by Laaren Brown (Time Inc. Books, April 2016, ages 4-8)

Animal Planet Ocean Animals highlights life in and around the deep blue sea all around the globe. Do you have a child that wants to know about killer whales and green sea turtles?  Or maybe moray eels, sharks, and dolphins?  He/she will love this book!

In Animal Planet Polar Animals kids will learn all about the animals that survive and thrive in the subzero temperatures of the Earth's polar regions.  Amazing adaptations allow Arctic foxes, lemmings, Emperor Penguins, jellyfish, and many more species to call these frigid regions home. And your child will see them all in the beautiful photographs of this book!

Go here for some fun posters and activity sheets to go with the Animal Bites books. They're new, and Time Inc. created them for use at home in addition to the classroom and library.

To enter my giveaway, leave a comment here on this blog post and/or on my Good Books For Young Souls Facebook page by midnight Friday, April 22, 2016.  Winner announced Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Be sure to check back, to see if you are my lucky winner!

[Thanks to the Blue Slip Media for providing the giveaway copies of these books.]


  1. Isaac & Rachel, our 4 year old and 9 year old would love these books. One of my favorite memories is the summer we went to Myrtle Beach and the look on the kids' faces when they saw the ocean for the first time. Words can't describe it!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog

    1. Thanks! These books put you right there with the animals. :)

  2. These books are fantastic. Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Nice giveaway.

  4. This is a great giveaway.

  5. I forgot to comment on time. :( BUT these books look wonderful!! I think Peter would love these, especially because we have some awesome Polar animals at our local zoo! I'll have to enter your next giveaway for sure!!

  6. My giveaway winner is Cherisse (one of my Facebook followers - she left a comment on my post there). Thanks for all the lovely comments! :)