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)

Monday, June 27, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Awesome America, From Sea To Shining Sea

Just in time for the 4th of July, TIME FOR KIDS has put out a new hardcover book that highlights all the awesome things about our wonderful country.  And I've got a copy to send to one lucky reader...

Awesome America: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History, People, and Culture, by Kathy Steinmetz, is a comprehensive, fun introduction to the history of the good old U.S. of A.  It's packed with photos, stats, timelines, and fascinating facts...

Chapter 1, of course, starts with "Our Beginning", followed by "Our Government" and "Our Presidents".  

There's also a "Tour the Fifty States" chapter, where your child will learn what each state's "claim to fame" is, as well as each state's nickname.

Other chapters include: "Coming to America", "Moments That Changed America", "Civil Rights", "Great Americans" (highlighting Americans from Babe Ruth to Mark Twain to Frank Lloyd Wright), and "America's Home-Grown Gifts to the World", to name a few.

Chapter 13, "One of a Kind", is especially fun with topics such as "Who is on the $100,000 bill", "How to talk like an American", and "Top U.S. tourist spots."

There's something here for ALL AGES!  My kids would have loved this book, and I know yours will.

To enter this GIVEAWAY, use the rafflecopter below.  Winner announced at noon PST on Friday, July 1, 2016.

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  1. It looks fascinating! I just had to look up who is on the $100,000 bill out of curiosity. The history of large denomination currency is very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. What a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. My oldest would love this. She's begging me to take her to see 1776 this weekend!

  4. Thank you for a place to go and get great books.

  5. Kristie KelarekTuesday, June 28, 2016

    My son would love this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    1. Kristie - Congrats! You were randomly picked as my winner. I sent you an email - please reply with your mailing address so I can get this awesome book to you for your son! :)

  6. Would love to read this to my grandson, and would love reading it for myself too! I love your blog, I'm catching up on what I missed when I was young!