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Giveaway: Splash into Summer with 3 New Picture Books

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 3, 2012

Enter to win three fantastic picture books from Random House Children’s Books!

Giveaway begins July 3, 2012, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 31, 2012, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Caldecott Medal Winner


By Chris Raschka

A Caldecott Medal winner’s utterly simple, wordless ode to a dog. Here’s a story about love and loss as only Chris Raschka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy’s anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka’s signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.

Schwartz & Wade Books | 978-0-375-85861-1 | $16.99 | Ages 3-7 | 32 pages


By Mini Grey

3 starred reviews!

“A wonderfully satirical, action-packed romp…ingeniously communicates the complete absorption of imaginative play.”

– Kirkus Reviews, starred

“Grey fills the spreads with color and action, providing plenty of high jinks and hilarious happenings.”

– School Library Journal, starred

“Here’s another standout from a popular franchise.”

Booklist, starred

Traction Man is back, and he’s headed to the beach (in his Squid-Proof Scuba Suit, Lightweight Shorts, and Aquatic Air Tanks)! In this new and exciting Traction Man escapade, the can-do action toy and his faithful pet Scrubbing Brush are headed to the Wide Ocean. Adventure is on the horizon for our daring duo, along with new challenges–and new friends–to meet.  Mini Grey, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award for Traction Man Is Here!, scores another victory for imaginative play. Sure to delight existing Traction Man fans and captivate new ones.

Alfred A. Knopf | 978-0-375-86952-5 | May 22, 2012 | $16.99 | Ages 5-8


By Tad Hills

“A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred

Rocket is back in this irresistible sequel to the New York Times Bestseller, How Rocket Learned to Read. Rocket loves books and he wants to make his own, but he can’t think of a story. Encouraged by the little yellow bird to look closely at the world around him for inspiration, Rocket sets out on a journey. Along the way he discovers small details that he has never noticed before, a timid baby owl who becomes his friend, and an idea for a story.

Schwartz & Wade Books | 978-0-375-87086-6 | July 24, 2012 | $17.99 | Ages 4-8 | 40 pages

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Prizing courtesy of Random House Children’s Books.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Congratulations to Evie Harris! She is the winner of this giveaway.

    August 1, 2012
  • Thank you so much!!! I am thrilled and I can’t wait to receive the books.

    August 2, 2012

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