Happy International Book Giving Day #GiveaBook Giveaway

Happy International Book Giving Day #GiveaBook Giveaway

Happy International Book Giving Day and Happy Valentine’s Day as well! Want to celebrate too? Just give a new or used book to a child or a place or person that will reach a person. Grab your free book plates too, 2 versions!

International Book Giving Day February 14

Today, to celebrate, I’m giving away books! I believe in giving the right book to the right person so I’m matching up books by Core Curriculum subjects they teach or if I just think it would be a good addition to their classroom library.

I’m going to start by giving away books to my kids’ teachers, both present and past:

Kindergarten Teacher: The Hula-Hooping Queen by Themla Lynne Godin (because kids need to see themselves in books)

2nd Grade Teacher: This is the Greatest Place! The Forbidden City and the World of Small Animals by Brian Tse (because the 2nd grade does a unit on China)

3rd Grade Teacher: Lend a Hand by John Frank (because kids need to see themselves in books and the 3rd grade does a poetry unit)

4th Grade Teacher: Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass (because the 4th grade does a Civil Rights unit)

7th Grade English Teacher: X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon (because this might inspire a student)

(His 1st Grade Teacher switched schools to one closer to where she lives after she got married and had a baby. We miss her; she is an amazing teacher!)


Happy International Book Giving Day Giveaway

I’m giving away these 5 multicultural books for kids: 5 winners! Please let me know what your first, second and third choices are in the comments! Freddie Ramos is an easy chapter book, the rest are picture books. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to win.

International Book Giving Day giveaway

The Hula-Hooping Queen by Themla Lynne Godin

This is a story set in the Bronx.

Lend a Hand by John Frank

This is a free verse poetry book about acts of kindness.

The Great Race: How the Chinese Zodiac Came to Be by Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata

This comes with two pages of stickers.

Pine and the Winter Sparrow retold by Alexis York Lumbard

This is a Native American folk tale.

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow by Jacqueline Jules

This early chapter book includes an activity guide.

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Happy International Book Giving Day #GiveaBook Giveaway

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Going to donate books to two local libraries and also a mini book library in our local community.

  2. We’re going to give some books to a charity shop. For the giveaway my first choice is Pine and the Sparrow, 2nd The Great Race, any one for the 3rd!
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  3. Marjorie (MWD)

    Happy International Book Giving Day! And what a lovely choice of books you have – my choices are 1) Pine & Sparrow; 2) The Great Race and 3)Lend a Hand. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
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  4. Happy International Book Giving Day and Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
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  5. Jennifer O.

    I will be giving my students free book coupons when we return to school next week. I would love the Freddy Ramos book and Pine and the Winter Sparrow

  6. Happy International Book Giving Day! I’m donating some peace books to the Dayton International Peace Museum, including “Gifts from the Enemy.” They have a children’s reading program monthly.
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  7. We gave books to some school friends, took part in an International Book swap and sent books to The Rainbow Library in the UK (also bought a couple for my daughter!). Our 1st choice would be Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow
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  8. I gave my daughter a certificate for the book I pre-ordered, Shadow Scale, sequel to one of her favorites, Seraphina. I love the idea of giving to past teachers! I’ll think about doing this next year.

    Thanks, Mia!

  9. Kasi

    We didn’t get a chance to donate today as I didn’t know about this amazing day! We will donate books on Monday!!

  10. Our library was closed today (we didn’t realize) so we will have to donate this next week. Emma is a hula hooping queen so she would love that book set in the Bronx.

    Also, your Rafflecopter has your Pinterest username wrong…
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  11. Jeff

    I am always giving books to my kids. They share them with others. Hope that counts.

    Pine and the Winter Sparrow
    Hula Hooping Queen
    Zapato Power


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