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May Picture Book #Kidlit Book Bundle #Giveaway!

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What do you do when you have accumulated too many beautiful children’s books? You give them away! Enter to win my May Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway and possibly win 5 brand new kids books!

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All of the following books are brand new and ready to be enjoyed by new readers. For the next few months, I am going to try to do a monthly giveaway of at least 6 beautiful children’s books so they can keep on giving joy. Welcome to my May Picture Book Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway and Good luck!

May Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway Titles!

Oliver’s Otter Phase by Lisa Connors, illustrated by Karen Jones

Oliver’s Otter Phase is a story about a boy who loves sea otters so much he tries to be one for the day and Oliver’s antics are a perfect fit for JumpIntoABook! During a trip to the aquarium, young Oliver delights in the antics of the playful otters and decides to become one, too

What child hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be an animal, able to hop, fly or slither with ease?  After that fateful trip to the aquarium, Oliver is so mesmerized he decides he wants to be a sea otter too! Oliver tries to copy sea otter behavior at meals, while playing, during a trip to the store, and at bath time.  However, during the course of the day, Oliver discovers that he just doesn’t have the same adaptations.  Being an otter isn’t easy – for a human. What’s an otter – or rather, a boy, to do.

For ages 4-8, Oliver’s Otter Phase is filled with vibrant illustrations, easy to read text and plenty of fun facts about otters. Such a sweet book!

The Magical Mindful Day

The Magical Mindful Day is a book that I received for review and I was delighted the second I pulled it from the envelope. This may be a children’s book, but it’s really a book for people of all ages that is intended to inspire the practice of mindfulness, to raise awareness of our interconnection with all living beings, and to remind children that the Earth is their friend. The whimsical story in this beautiful and vibrant picture book is that we all need to be reminded of the many blessings of mindfulness, wonder, and kindness.


The Magically Mindful Day

On a visit to the beach with her mother, Gaby, the main character of Salazar Shapiro’s debut book, and her best friend, Baba, encounter a talking cat named Oreo who introduces Gaby to many aspects of mindfulness—noticing the present moment, caring about the environment, and protecting the earth and all its creatures. Together, they share a bond that transcends time and place. The Magical Mindful Day takes children on the adventure of becoming mindful and shows them that joy and caring go hand in hand. Parents, teachers, earth lovers, and anyone who wants to encourage children to be more mindful will find much of value in this delightful tale.

For parents still in the toddler/early reader/ elementary stage of life,  PENGUIN & TINY SHRIMP DON’T DO BEDTIME! (Balzer + Bray | HarperCollins Publishers) is a delightful Bedtime Story for Reluctant Sleepers and a clever way to get kids to settle in for the night after their 147th request for a drink of water or a hug. This rambunctious picture book is written by Cate Berry with illustrations by up-and-coming artist Charles Santoso.

Penguin & Tiny Shrimp

Penguin & Tiny Shrimp definitely do NOT have a bedtime story to share with you (kids are loving this whole meta thing, right?). This book is full of CRASH BANG BOOM EXCITEMENT, DARING ADVENTURES, INCREDIBLE ESCAPADES! Their imaginations just run wild but if you’re lucky, it just might wear them out.

Howl Like a Wolf!

I love books that inspire play and imagination with a dash of nature as well! Howl Like a Wolf! by Kathleen Yale is a perfect example of an interactive picture book for young readers.

Climb inside the minds of animals through creative play! Howl like a Wolf! introduces kids to the fascinating behaviors and habits of some of their favorite animals and invites them to join in the activities of their wild friends, from penguins and leopards to beavers and frogs. This beautifully illustrated interactive guide for children ages 6 to 9 makes nature education fun while encouraging dramatic self-expression, an important part of cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Author and wildlife field biologist Kathleen Yale takes readers into the animal world to learn about the habitats and special skills and behaviors of 15 birds, mammals, insects, and amphibians. Lively illustrations by Kaley McKean make these loveable — and sometimes stinky! — animals leap from the page and into the hearts and minds of kids everywhere.

My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing, is an amazing resource that helps to assist our Littles in better navigating anxiousness and fear including Mindful Breathing for Kid.

Mindful breathing for kids

My Magic BreathFinding Calm Through Mindful Breathing (HARPER Hardcover, on sale May 15, 2018) is written by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor, with pictures by Michelle Polizzi 

May Picture Book Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway Details:

ONE winner will receive a copy of each of the 5 books listed above. Giveaway begins May 22, 2018 and ends May 31, 2018

  • Prizing & samples  courtesy of Authors of the above books
  • Giveaway open to US addresses only
  • ONE lucky winner will win one copy of each of the above books.
  • Residents of USA only, please.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • One entry per household.
  • Staff and family members of Audrey Press are not eligible.
  • Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim the prize
  • Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on June 1, 2018.

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