Hi readers! Happy Friday! Today we have three fabulous books to giveaway courtesy of Candlewick Press.
To sign up to win, just leave a comment on this post including your email! Winners will be chosen by the Random Number Generating Fairy. US addresses only, please! The chosen winner will receive ALL THREE of these wonderful, poetry-filled books:
FALLING HARD edited by Betsy Franco
“The quality here is head and shoulders above most young writers’ collections, and in fact it’s well above many adult anthologies as well.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
The poets are straight, gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender. They live next door or across an ocean; they are innocent or experienced; their lyric explorations range from new love to stale love, obsession to ennui, ecstasy to heartbreak, and every nuance in between. Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating. Here is a collection to turn to again and again, because life — and love — keep on changing.
THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf
Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope–twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force.
Millionaire John Jacob Astor hopes to bring home his pregnant teen bride with a minimum of media scandal. A beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida, discovers the first stirrings of love. And an ancient iceberg glides south, anticipating its fateful encounter. The voices in this remarkable re-creation of the Titanic disaster span classes and stations, from Margaret (“the unsinkable Molly”) Brown to the captain who went down with his ship; from the lookout and wireless men to a young boy in search of dragons and a gambler in search of marks. Slipping in telegraphs, undertaker’s reports, and other records, poet Allan Wolf offers a breathtaking, intimate glimpse at the lives behind the tragedy, told with clear-eyed compassion and astounding emotional power.
THE HOUND DOG’S HAIKU by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Mary Azarian
A deft (and dog-loving) poet teams up with a Caldecott-winning artist in a fun, fetching haiku collection for anyone who’s ever loved a dog.
A corgi dozes with paws in the air. A bloodhound burrows into a scent. A border collie tracks a herd of cows. A wagging spaniel leaps for joy. In simple, charming haiku, poet Michael J. Rosen portrays twenty beloved dog breeds, from the pug to the Dalmatian to the golden retriever. Complete with interesting facts about each breed and illustrated with Mary Azarian’s striking woodcuts, this keepsake volume is sure to set any dog lover’s tail a-wagging.
So enter, y’all! These are wonderful books that I just know you’ll enjoy!