It is always such a privilege for me to host children’s book giveaways from Candlewick Press. Time after time, I am impressed with the the quality of books that I find at Candlewick! The stories are well written and the illustrations are always a treat for the eyes.
Speaking of treats, it’s that time of year – Trick or Treat time and Candlewick Press has a wonderful selection of Halloween books for kids. The books featured in this giveaway are for children ages 6-12, but see each description for the exact age range. One Moms Own Words reader will win these five Halloween books from Candlewick Press.
By Tommy Donbavand
PB: 9780763657628∙ July 2015 ∙ $5.99∙ 128 pages ∙ Ages 8-12
Life on Scream Street is becoming unbearable, and Luke, Resus, and Cleo must speed up their quest to save the street. Destination number three: Egypt, land of the pharaohs. The trio’s troubles, however, appear to be following them. With a shoal of vicious scaremaids to deal with and an ancient curse looming, there’s only one thing that could make things worse . . . those pesky goblins!
“Exactly the sort of grisly, gross, and hilarious stuff that kids will love” —Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl
By Marnie Edwards, illustrated by Leigh Hodgkinson
PB: 9780763666101∙ July 2014 ∙ $6.99 ∙ 96 pages ∙ Ages 7-10
Glitter at the ready, this book needs YOU! Emerald the Witch is off to Spell Summer Camp, and asks her best friend, Princess Sapphire, to come along too! Magical fun and chaos ensue as the reader helps the story by drawing and coloring in the book.
Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy
HC: 9780763670009∙ August 2015 ∙ $14.99 ∙ 208 pages ∙ Ages 8-12
Mildred Hubble may be the clumsiest witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy, but as a senior student she’s been assigned the important task of lighting lanterns and candelabras each evening. Inspired by this responsibility, Mildred tries to stay out of trouble. But there are many opportunities for mayhem when a wish on a star leads to a lovable stray pup who, unlike Mildred’s timid tabby, loves to fly on a broomstick. Can Mildred keep Star a secret and avoid setting fire to the school despite an impending talent competition, the disapproving Miss Hardbroom, and her ever-spiteful classmate Ethel Hallow?
By Rob Lloyd Jones
HC: 9780763662530∙ May 2015 ∙ $16.99∙ 336 pages ∙ Ages 10+
London, 1842. Wild Boy, master detective and former freak-show performer, and Clarissa, circus acrobat and troublemaker, are the secret last hope of a city beset by horror. A poisoner stalks the streets, leaving victims mad with terror—and then dead. Can the Black Terror be traced to a demon called Malphas? With their partnership threatened by rules and regulations, can Wild Boy and Clarissa uncover a cure in time to save the queen and the city?
“It’s a thrilling, gory, head-rushing adventure.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
By Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
HC: 9780763668860∙ August 2015 ∙ $12.99∙ 112 pages ∙ Ages 6-9
Francine Poulet is the greatest animal control officer in Gizzford County. She hails from a long line of Animal Control Officers. She’s battled snakes, outwitted squirrels, and stared down a bear. “The genuine article,” Francine’s dad always called her. She is never scared—until, that is, she’s faced with a screaming raccoon that may or may not be a ghost. Maybe Francine isn’t cut out to be an animal control officer after all! But the raccoon is still on the loose, and the folks on Deckawoo Drive need Francine back. Can she face her fears, round up the raccoon, and return to the ranks of Animal Control? Join a cast of familiar characters—Frank, Stella, Mrs. Watson, and Mercy the porcine wonder—for some riotous raccoon wrangling on Deckawoo Drive.
“Fans of Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (2014) will relish this new tale, which successfully expands the core of the Mercy Watson series while offering generous cameos from the original characters, as well as much buttered toast. No one offers early readers better quality prose than DiCamillo, who never allows the constrictions of this format to deter her from excellent writing: “Franny, you are the genuine article. You are solid. You are certain. You are like a refrigerator. You hum.” Series illustrator Van Dusen’s artwork (not seen in final form) is a treat, as always, reflecting the quirkiness of DiCamillo’s unique cast of characters. Francine Poulet will wrangle readers’ hearts along with rascally wildlife in this standout early chapter book.” – Booklist (starred review)
Candlewick Press Children’s Halloween Books Giveaway
One Moms Own Words reader will win this selection of Halloween books from Candlewick Press.
Giveaway ends on October 20, 11:59 PM EST. Open to US. Winners (18 or older) will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Thank you for entering and good luck!!
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