Once Upon a Story
April 2, 2014

Hooray, hooray, it’s my birthday today!


(That, folks, is as good as my rhyming gets)

If you’ve been following the blog for more than a year, you know what happens today. If you’re new (or just have a slippery memory), I’ll remind you:

It’s GIVEAWAY day!


Every year, I celebrate another year of health (still good!), wealth (HA!) and happiness (definitely) with a little giveaway.  I mix things up from year to year, but the intent is always the same.  To pass along some of my beloved favorites to you.

The deal this year is simple:

1.I’ve selected six books, three picture books and three middle grades that are currently at the top of my list and have been published since my birthday last year. You can check them out below. Click on each image to read more.

2.Decide which book you’d like to own, or give as a gift.

3. Enter your information in the Google Form below.  None of your information will be shared.

4. Do all this by 11:59pm EST on April 9, 2014. No entries will be accepted after that point.

5. U.S. addresses only, please.

6. Cross your fingers!

That’s it!

I will select a winner via Random.org and will announce here on April 10th. The winner will also receive an email and will have 48 hours to respond.


Because I believe in supporting small businesses, I will purchase the book through my local children’s indie bookstore, Hooray for Books.

Got it?

Okay.  Here are this year’s picks.  First, in the PICTURE BOOK category:


The Invisible Boy

written by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton


Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue

by Naoko Stoop


Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

by Bob Shea

And now for the MIDDLE GRADE category:


Listening for Lucca

by Suzanne LaFleur


Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

by Liesl Shurtliff


The Real Boy

by Anne Ursu

Phew! Narrowing it down to three in each category was no easy task! Hopefully picking your favorite is a little easier (or maybe it isn’t and now I’ve got you wanting to read ALL THE BOOKS!)

But pick you must, and enter here:


Good luck, friends! I’m off for a dental cleaning (because adult birthdays are so very glamorous).  But tonight…cake!

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