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When I was asked if I would like to choose some children’s books 📚to review and to include in a giveaway for my followers,with @harperchildrens books, i obviously jumped at the chance.They publish such a wonderful range of books for children of all ages. And I knew just the perfect little person for the job. Meet the super cute and adorable Gillian 💝💝💝This lovely little girl did a stellar job of reviewing all the titles for me, and was very thorough. 🏅I’ll be uploading Gillian’s fabulous book reviews on my blog, later this week. So kindly check back for details👌🏻She was so amazing, that I know I will be consulting her often in the future. Thank you to her lovely Mom too, for agreeing to letting Gillian help me out, and for this lovely photo of her with the pocket sized pack of ‘Fancy Nancy’ titles. These are just perfect 🎅🏻What little girl wouldn’t be delighted to find a set of these in her stocking on Christmas morning?Hurry, you still have time 📚

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In some ways I think finding good board books can be tough. In my mind a good board book needs to be relevant to the age, have the right amount of text, and have eye-catching illustrations that will hold attention. This book is the perfect trifecta (and - bonus - it rhymes!).
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I LOVE that the illustrations are all in black and white *except* for the color introduced on each page. So, for example, the opening page reads: “Most zebras wear stripes, but this one does not. She much prefers dressing in PINK polka dot.” The only color on the page is pink on the zebra’s skirt and the flower in her hair. As you move through the book you can see how this becomes an outstanding method for introducing little ones to each color (and a broader array of colors than most board books - this includes lavender, aqua and maroon!).
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If you know someone with a baby, or you’re looking for a last minute gift for your little one, I highly recommend this one as a way to introduce colors.
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Thanks so much to @harperchildrens for sending this one my way! It is a delight!
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Breakfast of fruit and smoothie bowl before getting down to creating four new kindle books. Have s great day! If you like mysteries, then you'll love these four new adventures. More information coming soon!

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**GIVEAWAY** I was all set to do a Christmas post today when this gem showed up on my doorstep, courtesy of @HarperChildrens! This book doesn't go on sale until December 26th, so this is your chance to get your hands on it early!
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The text was originally published in 2007 so you may have seen an earlier version of this book before. BUT, wow, this new version - with Bob Staake illustrating - is perfection. The text is sparse; for example: "Cats, cats, cats. I love cats! Big cats, little cats. Thin cats, fat cats." This leaves *so* much room for the illustrator and Bob goes to town on this one. I think my favorite might be the cat reading "Meow Tse Tung"!
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GIVEAWAY RULES:
🐱Follow me & @HarperChildrens
🐱Like this post
🐱Tag a friend or two (up to five) each in separate comments
🐱For an extra entry, in a separate comment, tell me whether you're a cat person!
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Open to US residents; no giveaway accounts. Giveaway not sponsored by Instagram. Giveaway will close tonight at 11:59PM Central Time so I can try to get this in the mail tomorrow!
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Four exciting new titles due to be released very soon. If you like mysteries, then you'll love these four new adventures. More information coming soon! The Countdown Mysteries series are available on Amazon and the first four titles are also available from my author website @ www.countdownmysteties.co.uk. Join the rapidly growing group of happy young readers and get your copies now. They're awesome! #childrensbook #childrensbooks #childrenbooks #childrenbooks #childrensliterature #mumsnet #bluebooks #books_kids_love #kidsbookstagram #childrensbooksgalore #harperchildrens #adamjamesbooks #theundercovernerd #kidsbooks #readtoyourkids #raiseareader #raisingareader

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You know what’s great about winter books that *aren’t* related to the holidays? You don’t have to put them away in January!
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This book is hilarious, and well-worth keeping out all year. You see, our narrator penguin just ate Kenneth’s Razzle-Dazzle Seaweed Lollipop and Kenneth is not happy about it. Little Penguin enlists the reader’s help, so that makes this a fun interactive book where kids will get to make funny faces, shout a bit and wiggle around. It’s also great for teaching about limits...as in, just because you see something you want, you can’t always grab it for yourself.
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The ending is fantastic and funny and the illustrations are top-notch throughout. Highly recommend this one, and a super shout-out to HarperCollins for sending this one my way to review. Thank you!
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PS - if you’re wondering why I have so many 🍭 on hand, that would be leftover Halloween candy that’s still in our pantry 😬!
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GIVEAWAY!🐷🎉It's Pop's birthday eve, and we are having a contest to celebrate! First person to guess Pop's party theme this year AND tag two people to play along will win some Prissy and Pop prizes. We will be celebrating tomorrow with #HappyBdayPoppleton! We are all so piggy excited, especially Silly Pop! 🐷🎂🎉🎈#Popturns4 #birthdayboy #happybirthday #PrissyandPop
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WINNER: @mickael.ruisi 🐷🎉

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It's not just for Halloween! Why not put a truck book under the tree? Monster Trucks (@harperchildrens) will rev up the holidays! Ready, set, READ! 🚛🚚📚
Want a set of trading cards and a signed bookplate to gift along with this book? DM me and I'll race right out and put a special holiday package in the mail for you! [For continental U.S. only please.]
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Happy Book Birthday RAPPY GOES TO MARS by Dan Gutman #dangutman #harperchildrens

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Two days ago I featured a wordless picture book about the experience of attending The Nutcracker. Today, we have a re-telling of The Nutcracker, set in the 1920's during the Harlem Renaissance.
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This story focuses on Marie, a girl who won't sing along with everyone at the Christmas Eve party because she's afraid she isn't any good. I love the line here: "Music lives inside everyone. You just have to let it out."
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The rest of the story focuses on Marie's interaction with the nutcracker drummer boy and the battle with the mouse army. I love how she has to discover her courage to help the fallen nutcracker and his soldiers defeat the mice.
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When Marie wakes Christmas morning she finds a drum under the Christmas tree. And this time she doesn't hesitate to sing along.
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The illustrations are beautiful; each person in the story is so life-like it makes me think they were based on real people. The colors are vibrant and really envelop you in the story.
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I also love the author's note at the end, explaining the genesis of this re-telling of The Nutcracker and the inspiration behind several names.
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This is a beautifully unique book to add to your holiday collection. Thanks to @HarperChildrens for sending this one for me to review.
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I was so lucky to win a copy of The School for Good and Evil on Goodreads from @harperchildrens! This was my first ever Goodreads win! I'm really excited for this book, and I'm definitely going to read it next. I actually took this picture at my school, so I thought it was fitting! Which school do you think you'd belong to? I don't think my evil laugh is good enough, so I'd probably end up at the School for Good. #bookstagram #harperchildrens #schoolforgoodandevil #imgood #goodreadswinner #somanchainani

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The original Lola book, LOLA KNOWS A LOT, was published in 2016. I haven’t seen that one yet but, after receiving this one from HarperCollins, I’m going to have to go look for it.
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The Lola books (this is the second and I believe more are forthcoming) are geared towards fans of FANCY NANCY and LADYBUG GIRL. I thought this book was adorable and will be putting this one in a special place for my Little Miss (who is already a know-it-all at 2!).
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Here, Lola tells us that she knows a lot about being a good friend. But she just moved to a new house and the only kid she knows is her big sister, Charlotte (who doesn’t count). She takes us through her rules for friendship and they’re all really endearing (and funny). Example: “Friends always tell each other the truth. This isn’t always a good thing.”
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I like how some tough elements of friendship are addressed here in sweet ways. You won’t always get along with friends, you’ll have different opinions from them and you may even get in short fights. But none of those things mean you aren’t still good friends. Too often these elements of friendship are just skipped entirely so it was nice to see them directly addressed here.
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All in all a great book about friendship. I’m so excited to have met this character and look forward to more of her adventures!
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🐷🍾Piggies & Prosecco! THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY begins with Thanksgiving. Such a heartwarming family read —perfect for the holidays 🍁🦃❄️
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#regram @jodi_kendall: "guess what i got baaaaack?! photos from my little #TheUnlikelyStoryofaPigintheCity Piggies & Prosecco party with close friends at my NYC apartment! 🙌🐷❤️🥂🎉 stay tuned to see more snaps, I’ll be sharing them throughout the week! .
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I don't know how I missed this one, but it filled my heart with joy! 💗 (my niece introduced me as Aunt Kris so all the kids called me that) so sweet… I will cherish these letters. #childrensletters #picturebook #fanmail #mrbiddles #harperchildrens #books #schoolvisit #bestreviewever #kids #kidlit #letters #authorillustrator #stjamesschool #authorvisit #cat #lobster #inventor #bookstagram

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Ok here is a perfect example of why I love the book community on Instagram. Earlier I posted about THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING, a book we’re really enjoying, and asked for other good Thanksgiving books. @naybark recommended this one (she did recommend I look for the version with people instead of animals - but this was what my library had!). Anyway lo and behold this book is hilarious!
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The text is a tad on the longer side but in this case it really adds to the build up. Basically each member of the family is responsible for a dish and each member has something go wrong so that when they sit down for dinner, every single thing they were supposed to eat is missing! Is Thanksgiving still Thanksgiving without the turkey and sides? (Hint: yes!)
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Finally, if you’re looking for a craft for this week, try some fall color walking. Butcher paper + splats of fall-colored paint + little feet = masterpiece. Definitely recommended for outside!
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Thank you again Renee, for the great book recommendation!
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Back into the Thanksgiving trenches we go! Ok, I picked this one up at our library and was super impressed. That said, this is definitely for older kids - it is *very* text heavy (VERY).
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I like that this book relates Thanksgiving back to all of the other harvest festivals held by people all over the world: Greeks thanking Demeter, Romans thanking Ceres, Jewish people and the Feast of Booths. This was actually educational for me!
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The book then turns to how the American Thanksgiving story originated (again, including things I didn’t know) and when it formally became a holiday (during the Civil War, in 1863, in the hopes that the “holiday would bring a spirit of unity to a nation broken in two.”).
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It concludes with a traditional Thanksgiving song to sing and a recipe for pumpkin muffins (yum!).
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I do wish there had been some back matter in this book - I would love to have seen what the sources were for the facts they included. That said, this is a good one to pick up if you’re looking to go deeper into the history of Thanksgiving.
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We had a great time and everyone left the party with some cool giveaways at our #PicturePerfectStorytime Party! The books from #HarperChildrens were a hit! #ad

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Our #PicturePerfectStorytime Party was so fun! The #HarperChildrens books were perfect! #ad

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**GIVEAWAY** Wow, guys, do I have a giveaway for you. This is a THREE-BOOK giveaway of some of @harperchildrens absolutely fabulous September releases. I've done separate giveaways for each of these before, but this time if you win you get all three. Why? Because Harper Childrens is *amazing* and sent me a few more to share with you.
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GIVEAWAY RULES:
- Follow me & @harperchildrens
- Like this post
- Tag up to five friends, each in a separate comment
- Bonus entry: in a separate comment, tell me which book of these three you would be most excited to win!
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Giveaway is open to US residents. No giveaway accounts. Not affiliated with Instagram. Enter until Thursday, November 16th at 11:59pm Central Time.
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Remember me bemoaning how Thanksgiving gets passed over and the book selection is more sparse? Well, ladies and gents, we have a Thanksgiving winner.
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I bought the paperback version of this book last week and was *so* excited to add it to our collection. Then, lo and behold, a package from @harperchildrens showed up today with the board book version! Good news board book fans: this is the same exact text as the paperback. The only difference is the end page where you can write thankful thoughts in the paperback (swipe to view).
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Now, why I love this book:
🦃 It rhymes (you know I love well done rhyme!)
🦃 The illustrations are fall perfection. All of the colors just bring you right into the season.
🦃 The things to be thankful for are so relatable for kids: cuddles with mom, play dates, swings and slides, piggyback rides.
🦃 Although it’s a Thanksgiving book, Thanksgiving itself is only mentioned once - so I really see this as a book about being thankful that you could keep out all year long - and that’s a message that I definitely want to emphasize with my kids all of the time.
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If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving book I highly recommend this one. Do you have any Thanksgiving favorites?
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PS - leaves from our thankful tree - anyone catch the cartoon character my son included last year?! 😂
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guess what i got baaaaack?! photos from my little #TheUnlikelyStoryofaPigintheCity Piggies & Prosecco party with close friends at my NYC apartment! 🙌🐷❤️🥂🎉 stay tuned to see more snaps, I’ll be sharing them throughout the week! .
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I just love Micheal Hall's cut paper illustrations. He has such a distinct style that makes me want to pick up every book he creates. In this one, Little i loses his dot and he must go on a long voyage to find it. Kids will immediately recognize Little i's alphabet friends, but they may have to search a bit harder for all the punctuation hidden in the story.
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#ad have been that mom scrolling through articles on the internet searching for a bedtime routine that would work for our kids. Bedtime for us can go one of two ways, a sweet conversation while cuddling as they quietly drift off to sleep or we have some tantrums, endless amount of excuses or intentional delays. I notice that it’s 100% dependant on what happens right before bedtime. I am partnering with @harperchildrens and sharing three things that help us have a calm and relaxing nighttime routine. Read the post at link in bio #GoodDayGoodNight #harperchildrens #bookworms

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Can't wait to share this sweet book at our Picture Perfect Storytime at @busykidzfolsom tomorrow!

You can learn more about this and other amazing HarperCollins Children's Books here: https://goo.gl/j89odL
#ad #PicturePerfectStorytime
@harperchildrens

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David Walliams is back and in all our stores! Move aside awful auntie and gangster granny - it’s time to meet the Bad Dad! David’s newest number 1 best seller! Get it at Reader’s Warehouse #baddad #davidwalliams #jonathanballpublishers #jonathanball #harpercollins #harperchildrens #readerswarehouse #sareaders #readerssa #booksof2017

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🌙Bedtime Routines🌙
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(Ad) like most kids, mine thrive off structure and routines! When I found out a never-before-published picture book by Margaret Wise Brown was being released by @harperchildrens , my inner child (and adult self) was thrilled. Like most children, I grew up reading “Goodnight Moon,” and to see another release 30+ years later by this New York Times best selling author was incredible. I was ecstatic to be able to share this with my children. .
This never before seen illustration could very well become another Brown classic, continuing on her successes in children’s literature.
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