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Summer Savings and a Giveaway with Dover Books

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As a homeschooling mom of six, we buy a LOT of books every year. One way that we've managed to get all the copies of the titles we need (and some that we just want) is by buying from Dover Books. Dover is already very modestly priced, and they have an amazing catalog of books. Modern and classics, books for learning and fun, and even specialty titles you can't get elsewhere fill their offerings. I can look at the selections for hours, plotting and planning our next reads!

While we have an exciting giveaway to tell you about, everyone can be a winner with special code WHCP, because Dover Books is offering 25% off until September 1, 2017.

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Wanna Win? We are joining with Dover Books to help them give away an awesome summer reading prize pack! One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • Hardcover, 20th Anniversary Editions of the Dinotopia series
    • Dinotopia, A Land Apart from Time
    • Dinotopia, The World Beneath
    • Dinotopia, First Flight
  • The Girl in the White Hat (hardcover)
  • Too Many Mittens (paperback)
  • The Golden Basket (paperback)
  • Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (paperback)
  • Sam and Emma (hardcover)
  • I Need a New Butt (paperback)
In addition, two (2) winners receive: 
  • The Girl in the White Hat (hardcover)
  • Too Many Mittens (paperback)
  • The Golden Basket (paperback)
  • Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (paperback)
  • Sam and Emma (hardcover)
  • I Need a New Butt (paperback)
Giveaway begins June 1, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 30, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST. Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only. Prizes provided by Dover Books.
Here is more info about the prize books:

The Girl in the White Hat by W. T. Cummings

While Grandmother's asleep, Annabelle creeps out of her room and up the stairs to the dark and mysterious attic. Among the jumble of curious items packed away in the gloom is a big white hat with a floppy brim. Annabelle can't resist trying it on and thinks, "If I were a bird and this hat were my wings, I could fly. I wish I could fly!" And she does! 

Too Many Mittens by Louis Slobodkin and Florence Slobodkin

A beautifully illustrated single-volume edition of three classic children's tales: A wintertime tale of lost and found, Too Many Mittens finds the twins Ned and Donny in Grandma's care while Mother and Father are off on a trip. Word gets around when Donny loses a mitten, and soon everyone — teacher, postman, milkman, grocer — is finding lost mittens and delivering them to the twins' house, until Grandma has a great idea. In A Good Place to Hide, Susan wants to get away from her persistent brothers, who are determined to show her the spider they've trapped in a jar. But everywhere she goes, from the tool shed to Rover's doghouse, someone finds her — until she finds a secret place where she finally can be alone. Everyone knows that mermaids have long golden hair and sweet singing voices — except when they don't! In The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing, red-haired Cynthia can swim and ride seahorses but she cannot sing a note. Cynthia's terribly discouraged until she discovers that she has a hidden talent of her very own.

The Golden Basket, by Ludwig Bemelmans

On a cobblestoned street in the ancient city of Bruges, a hotel with a golden basket on its roof admits a trio of weary travelers: a father and two little girls, Celeste and Melisande. The next morning, the sisters awake to the thrill of discovering a new country and meeting new friends, including Jan, the innkeeper's son, and Monsieur Carnewal, the hardworking, warmhearted maître d'hôtel. The girls discover a world of imaginative fun within the hotel itself as well as in the picturesque city of medieval buildings and towers, where graceful swans swim in the canals and a lamplighter makes his daily rounds. Inspired by a trip to Belgium, author Ludwig Bemelmans drew upon his youthful experiences at his family's Austrian inn to perfectly recapture the setting of an Old World hotel. A brief cameo by a mischievous French schoolgirl — the first appearance of the author's iconic character, Madeline—offers a hint of the joys to come.

Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings by By Edward McLachlan

Simon enters the Land of Chalk Drawings, where his doodles spring to colorful life and join him in adventures that challenge his wits as well as his imagination. This exclusive collection comprises all four of author Edward McLachlan's Chalk stories, which served as the inspiration for the popular PBS and Nickelodeon animated shorts. In the Land of Chalk Drawings: An unfinished stick figure asks to be completed and introduces Simon to a host of other drawings that need his attention. Simon and the Chalk Drawing Army: Some soldiers have invaded the Land of Chalk Drawings and are making everyone drill to the point of exhaustion. With quick thinking, Simon finds a way to keep the soldiers busy, and the other drawings get a treat. Simon and the Moon Rocket: Simon flies to the moon, where he's forced to solve a mountain of sums. How can he finish them all and get away? Simon and the Dinosaur: All the children and animals have disappeared from the Land of Chalk Drawings ― they've been eaten by a dinosaur! Simon must rescue them and help the hungry dinosaur, too.

Sam and Emma, by Donald Nelsen and Edward Gorey

A kind hound and a critical cat venture beyond their garden gate for a look at how other animals live in this winsome tale, which is charmingly illustrated by Edward Gorey. Emma the cat scorns the lunch offered by a trio of friendly beavers and laughs in the faces of a pair of porcupines, much to Sam the dog's consternation. Along come a couple of raccoons. Emma allows that they resemble cats, so they're not ugly, but decries their nocturnal habits. "Not even a dog would live like that," she declares — and now she's insulted long-suffering Sam, too. She didn't mean him, of course. Sam offers his feline friend a more balanced perspective and a gently irresistible appeal for tolerance, bringing this thought-provoking fable of friendship to a warm conclusion.

I Need a New Butt by Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird

A young boy suddenly notices a big problem — his butt has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated butt? A rocket butt? A robot butt? Find out in this quirky tale of a tail, which features hilarious rhymes and delightful illustrations. Children and parents will love this book — no ifs, ands, or butts about it! "I can assure you right now that your kids will love this book.

Find all of these titles available Here: www.doverpublications. com/summerreading. Visit other bloggers participating in this blog tour here(Thanks to Dover Books and the Children's Books review for sponsoring this post. Opinions are our own.)

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  1. Summer reading lets you go places you may never go in real life. I like to read on my exercise bike. Most excited about the book Simon in the land of Chalk Drawings.

  2. My favorite place to read is at the lake or the park.