I am so excited to say that my fourth and final picture book of 2019 comes out today!
You might be thinking (if you live up north), “Seriously, Laura, you want us to think about winter on the very first day of school?!” Well…yes. I do. SNACK, SNOOZE, SKEDADDLE: HOW ANIMALS GET READY FOR WINTER is a rhyming nonfiction picture book illustrated by Claudine Gévry and published by Millbrook/Lerner. It was so delightful to write, and I hope you’re going to love it for your units on fall, winter, migration, and animal behavior and adaptation. In fact, I’m hoping you’ll order it now from your indie bookshop or Amazon or put it on reserve at your library so that you can integrate it into your storytime, classroom units, etc. You can check out this page on my site for more details, ordering info (for signed copies!), downloadable activity sheets, a book trailer, and more.
Meanwhile, I’m giving away 5 copies! To celebrate my book birthday, I’ve created a Padlet where you can share how you prepare for or survive or ENJOY winter. Everyone who adds to the Padlet by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sep. 15, will be entered into a drawing, and I will give away 5 signed copies, 1 each to 5 different winners in the continental United States. Please make sure to put your name on your entry. I’ll use a random winner picker (something like https://wheelofnames.com/), and I’ll announce the winners here on this blog on Monday, Sep. 16.
How do you enter? Just click the + button at the bottom right corner of the Padlet below and then double-click anywhere on the snowflake background to add a note–this could be a photo, a sentence or two, a drawing, an audio clip, a map of where you’re traveling to–that explains how you or your family survives winter. Do you knit scarves? Cook soup? Can summer fruits? Go to Florida? Play hockey? I can’t wait to hear or see your favorite way to prep for or enjoy the coldest season!
I’d be grateful if you helped spread the word about this giveaway, too. It’s tough trying to share a fall/winter book when everyone is super-focused on squeezing the last drop of joy out of summer :>)