Winter Holiday Picture Books Giveaway

Winter Holiday Picture Books Giveaway & Kid Lit Blog Hop

The Kid Lit Blog Hop is now monthly! To celebrate the holidays in December, I’ve picked out five new picture books to share and I’m giving them away to five different winners.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Can you believe that it’s been thirty years since The Polar Express was published?! This story about the faith that children bring into the world is a classic that reminds young and old alike about the true magic of Christmas. Do you want to spread the magic? Every time you use hashtag #ReadandBelieve, a copy of The Polar Express will be donated to Christmas in the City, a Boston-based non-profit helping families in need. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Kim Smith

It used to be so easy to get to the grandparents’ house back in the day. It was just over the river and through the woods in a sleigh pulled by a single horse. These days, it’s a bit more complicated. The grandparents live much farther away, requiring trains, planes and automobiles — and more — to get there. Luckily, there is also a one horse sleigh to the rescue when other modes of transportation break down. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

The Red Apple by Feridun Oral

On a cold winter’s day, Rabbit leaves his burrow in search of food. He finds a single apple hanging off a tree but it’s much too high for him to reach. He gets his friends involved — mouse, fox, and bear — and together they manage a way to get it down. They split the perfect apple into fourths and, now satisfied, snuggle up inside bear’s cave for a well deserved rest. Working together pays off! [picture book, ages 4 and up]

Goodnight, Manger by Laura Sassi, illustrated by Jane Chapman

It’s bedtime for baby Jesus but no one is getting any sleep tonight! With animals braying and visitors arriving, it’s just too noisy for baby to sleep! [picture book, ages 4 and up]

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer, illustrated by Christine Danivier

Rachel loves everything about Christmas from the twinkly lights, to the Christmas tree, to the beautifully wrapped presents … but she’s Jewish so she doesn’t celebrate Christmas.

“How about a tree? Emily Berenbaum’s family has a tree and they’re Jewish.”

“You can’t sit on two horse with one behind,” said Papa Murray.

“I can,” said her mom. “Especially after that meal.

Rachel tries to get Santa to visit but she’s very sad that it doesn’t work out. When her family goes to their usual Chinese restaurant on Christmas, she’s surprised to find other classmates there who don’t celebrate Christmas either. Lucy Deng will celibate Chinese New Year in a few weeks. Mike Rashid and Amina Singh celebrate Diwali. And Rachel, of course, has Hanukkah, the festival of lights. [picture book, ages 4 and up]

Christmas Picture Book Giveaway

Christmas picture book giveaway

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Winter Holiday Picture Books Giveaway

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Hello! Welcome to the December 2015 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This exciting, now monthly hop,  is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children’s literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!

Simply make a post and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.
Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.
Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post.

We want to welcome a new co-host to the blog hop, Ann from Hits and Misses. Welcome, Ann, it is great to have you on board! 
Our next hop will be January, 20, 2016. The hostess will be around to see you. Happy Hopping!

Reading Authors, Hostess

Julie Grasso, Author 

Cheryl Carpinello, Author 


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  1. Gina

    1st choice: Goodnight Manger
    2nd choice: The Red Apple
    3rd choice: Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

  2. Julie F

    My daughter would go bonkers over these books! Every single one is so fantastic! Love your website and Your Instagram is the best!

  3. Christina

    The Red Apple, Over the River and Through the Wood, and Goodnight Manger

  4. Nancy

    Good Night Manger
    The Polar Express
    Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure
    Best blog ever!

  5. Thanks, Mia!

    Over the River & Through the Woods
    The Red Apple
    Dear Santa…

  6. What fun to see Goodnight, Manger on the giveaway list! Happy Holidays and Merry Reading to all!
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  7. Heather S

    So lovely!
    I would choose, The Red Apple, Polar Express and Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein

  8. Kathy

    1st choice – The Red Apple, 2nd choice – Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein, 3rd choice – Goodnight Manger. Thanks!

  9. Elisabeth

    The only wanted I already read is The Polar Express. Ii5 would be great to read the other books.

  10. Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure, Goodnight, Manger, The red Apple

  11. Valerie

    1. The Red Apple 2. Over the River 3. Polar Express

  12. Ravi

    thanks for suggesting books. enjoy holidays


  14. 1) Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein
    2)The Red Apple
    3)Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure

    Great suggestions!

  15. Emma

    1. Dear Santa; 2. Goodnight Manger; 3. Polar Express (can you believe we’ve never read that one?!)
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  16. 1st choice: Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure
    2nd choice: The Red Apple
    3rd choice: Goodnight Manger

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  17. I have a copy of Goodnight, Manger (love it!) already, but I wouldn’t mind addin one of those others to my collection!

    1. The Red Apple
    2. Over the Rive and Through the Woods
    3. Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein
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