Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friday's Gracious Giveaways: Lee and Low Children's Books


The winner of last week's FGG winner is
The Trenches of Motherhood.
Thanks to all who entered!
Good Luck this week!


You all know that Sylvan Dell is one of my very favorite publishers. Well, another one of my favorites is Lee and Low. They focus on diversity and their mission is "to meet the need for stories that all children can identify with and enjoy".

In addition to fabulous books, Lee and Low also has a website full of useful resources. They have an educator's section with pages for teachers and homeschooling families, a calendar page that offers book suggestions to correlate with particular dates and holidays, and a page of fun, educational activities that correlate to Lee and Low titles.

For this giveaway, one lucky winner will receive these three Lee and Low Books.

See what kind of mischief two Latino sisters get into when they decide to make their own tortillas—out of mud!

Kids will love this book about a multicultural version of mud pies ~ mud tortillas.


In a story told through poetry, two girls–one African American and one Latina, become friends and plan a way to honor special members of their families.

My mother passed away when I was nine years old. Therefore, I completely connected with this book. It is a wonderful story about how two friends help each other through hard times. It also demonstrates positive ways of handling grief, loss, and sadness.


After a day away from home, will Nonie reconsider her move and return to Momma, Daddy, and baby brother? Maybe . . . maybe . . . if she can make a deal about breakfast!

This book fully captures the the soul and spirit of the African American community. It will be appreciated by children and adults.

First Entry Requirement ~ Tell me about your favorite multicultural children's book.

Additional Entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog. (1 entry)

3. Follow Lee and Low on Twitter. (1 entry)

4. Become a Lee and Low Fan on Facebook. (1 entry)

*Make sure and leave a comment after this post for each entry so I can give you all the credit you deserve (and don't forget your email address too)! Winner will be announced Friday, November 5, and contacted by email. Winner has three days to contact me at contact@ittybittybookworm.com. After three days another winner will be drawn.*

~ If you have a giveaway on your blog that you'd like to share (or know of one you're posting about), link it up with "Mr. Linky" below. *Please read FGG rules for participating* ~






29 comments:

Susana said...

This is not an entry--yet--I LOVE this giveaway. I cannot remember my book title for the first entry--going to look it up and will be back to enter! Just wanted to say this is super!

wmmahaney said...

I like the book Tomas and the Library Lady. Very sweet and wonderful story.
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wmmahaney said...

I subscribe via google reader.

Kindra said...

We really like the book, Backyardigans Jungle Colors. Multicultural names & animals. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kindra said...

I subscribe to your blog. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kindra said...

I'm a Facebook fan of Lee & Low Books. seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie said...

I just took a great book out of the library: Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and Leslie Staub. I love it.

Marina said...

I like this book about a little girl and her goat...gosh for the life of me can't remember its name. Think it had a foreword by Hillary Clinton

Marina said...

I follow you

Jennifer Leigh said...

thanks for the linky!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Umm I really can not think of any multicultural books that we have read. It's not that I consciously eliminate them from our reading... we just chose books about animals or funny books. So if The Story Of Ping by Margery Flack counts then i will choose that one :)

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I subscribe to your blog.

MaryAnne said...

These three books sound really great! My favorite multicultural children's book is for an older audience, but still children's lit: Children of the River by Linda Crew. I also really like "Scribbleville" by Peter Holwitz - not explicitly multicultural, but a good story about appreciating diversity.

MaryAnne said...

I subscribe to your blog

MaryAnne said...

And I'm following Lee and Low on twitter (@mamasmiles)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

My favorite multicultural books is "All the Colors of the Earth" by Sheila Hamanaka.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader.

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The girl who painted trees said...

I love The Empty Pot. I wrote about it here: http://theadventuresofbear.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-bear-is-reading_24.html

It is set in China and is a beautiful story about honesty and courage.

The girl who painted trees said...

I subscribe to your blog.

juliecerdas at gmail dot com

Winning Readings said...

Noticed the comment above me - we also love The Empty Pot!

We're studying India right now, so one favorite is One Grain of Rice by Demi

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

I follow Lee & Low on twitter. Also, we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/lee-and-low-books.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Joannof10 said...

We did a multicultural unit about Cinderella around the world---It is amazing the things these stories have in common but also weaving in cultural differences from around the world. It is a wonderful unit....

Joannof10 said...

I subscribe and follow your blog

Joannof10 said...

I just became a Lee and Low fan on facebook

Marie said...

I was thinking about what multi-cultural books we read -- I know we've read some but I had to really think about it for a bit. I came up with "Something from Nothing" which is Jewish-American culture (my kids love this book, we read it a lot) and also "The Hanukkah Mice" which we read every holiday season. Oh and we love Rosemary Wells' books and she does a series about a Japanese girl which we found at the library and the kids really liked -- but I can't remember the titles now!

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Marie said...

I am a subscriber.

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I follow Lee and Low on twitter -- doodlebug40.

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Staci said...

One of our favorites is Sikulu & Harambe. Such a great story with a great message.
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Staci said...

I"m following Lee & Low on Twitter-MommaStaciA.
mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com