Holiday GIVEAWAY Alert!
What kind of holiday shopper are you? Are you the type of person who starts early and finishes early? Do you prefer to hold off and do everything at the last minute? Are you somewhere in between? No matter what kind of shopper you are, I've partnered with Raincoast Books to help you out with your shopping this year.
Picture book, Ages 4 to 8
It's Christmas Eve, and this year is going to be the year you're FINALLY going to catch an elf! This hilarious holiday read will become a treasured tradition in your house!
"Some kids have tried to catch him,
but Santa's fast, you see!
So they've set their eyes on a smaller prize,
and now they're after me!"
By Cynthia Rylant, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
Do you remember the wonder that you experienced as a child waking up to find that the world was blanketed in the first snowfall of winter? Or the feeling of standing in a snow-globe flurry of snow, delicate, lacy flakes tickling your face? Or the awesome sensation of stepping out into an unspoiled blanket of snow? That's what this book is all about. The beautifully written story and the lovely illustrations combine to celebrate all that is great about snow days.
by Dominique Foufelle
A follow-up to The Little Book of Saints and The Little Book of Angels, this festive offering explores the history of Christmas, from that first fateful night when the Three Wise Men followed that star to why we celebrate certain traditions today, such as why Santa comes down the chimney and other traditions from around the world. This beautifully illustrated book comes beautifully presented for gift-giving, with a padded case, a ribbon book marker, and gilded edges. It would make a great teacher gift, a hostess gift, or a special book to incorporate into your own holiday traditions.
by (artist) Yao Cheng
Life moves quickly, and it's not always easy to capture those little moments. But who has time to write a long, detailed journal entry every day? This book is the perfect solution. You can jot down a quick memory every day, for five years, in this compact book that is the perfect size for throwing in your bag, keeping beside the bed, or anywhere else so you can always have it close by when you have the time to capture a memory from the day.
Since 1950, there have been 63 million Betty Crocker cookbooks sold. There's a reason the Betty Crocker name has come to be so trusted and loved by so many: The recipes are easy, delicious, and totally doable even in today's busy world. In this holiday edition, Betty Crocker brings to the table a wide variety of dishes for your holiday table, from time-tested classics to more modern spins. Whatever your tastes, the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook has something to suit your tastes.
More than just a recipe book, this book also contains lots of helpful holiday tips and tricks designed to help you get through the holiday season in grand style and with minimal stress. This book is sure to be one you reach for year after year.
by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Illustrated by Jake Parker
If you have a kid in your life who lives all things that "go," from cars and trucks to ships and even hot-air balloons, this is the PERFECT holiday read to share! In this fun story, the elves discover (two weeks before Christmas!) that Santa's sleigh is BROKEN! Unusable! Grounded! What will they do? Being the enterprising bunch they are, the elves decide to embark on a mission to create no less than 12 potential replacements for the Big Man's ride. Which one will Santa choose to replace the sleigh he's used all this time?
This is the perfect book for reading aloud to your little ones. They'll love seeing all of the different vehicles the elves come up with the replace the sleigh, and they'll have fun guessing which one Santa will choose for his annual ride.
Now, would you like to WIN one of these awesome books? Raincoast Books has not only generously agreed to send these books to me for review, they are also going to send one of YOU your choice of one of these books to share with your family. Ready to enter? Here we gooooo!