Sunday, April 5, 2015

Scott Gordon and Friends Kidtastic Giveaway: April 5th - 9th

Scott Gordon & Friends
Kidtastic Giveaway

April 5th - 9th, 2015

This raffle is for children 12 or younger and expecting mothers. (Parents entering for their children is also fine.) By submitting your name, you are confirming that you are eligible to the receive a prize if your name is drawn. International children are welcome to participate provided they have a reliable address that can receive packages. Not responsible for items lost in the mail.

And most importantly--NO CHEATING!

Please do not enter more than once or your entry will be invalidated.

Grand Prize

(1) New 3DS XL ($199.99 or less), color of your choice (black or red) +
(1) 3DS game of your choice (up to a $39.99 value) +
(1) Amiibo of your choice (up to a $14.99 value)

Additional Prizes

Win one of Louise Lintvelt's fabulous children's books:

* Goodnight, Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight
* Sing-Along Construction Song
* How Andrew Got His Spots

Entries will be accepted from April 5-9. The drawing will take place on April 10th, and the winners will be announced shortly afterwards.

Terms may be amended at any time.


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Free Children's Books

The following children's books are available for free from April 5-9, 2015, unless otherwise noted. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can borrow these titles for free at any time.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

—Scott Gordon

by Scott Gordon

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Introduce your children to a great message about accepting people for who they are. Great for bedtime!

BONUS! Grab a copy of My Crazy Pet Frog for just 99 cents >>

The Pig Princess
by Angela Muse

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

The Pig Princess is the story of a princess searching for that perfect dress to wear to the ball. She becomes upset when she cannot seem to find a dress that suits her. Will she ever find her perfect fit? This book is intended for children aged 8 and under.

Also check out Caterpillar Shoes (new!), Lil Glimmer, The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure, The Bee Bully, Eager Eaglets: Birds of Play, Cactus Charlie, Suzy Snowflake, The Christmas Owl, The Cat Who Lost His Meow & Ten Thankful Turkeys by Angela Muse.

What happens when you don't brush your teeth? This is a story about monster Ruzz who doesn't want to brush his teeth ever. But when his teeth starts aching he's not so happy anymore... Follow along when monster Ruzz has to go to the dentist.

This rhyming children's picture book is written in a humorous style with colorful, entertaining images. It's fun, quick and easy to read. Suitable for children 3-8 years old.

BONUS! Grab a copy of Meet the Monsterlingz for just 99 cents >>

Three Wee Peas
by Laura Yirak

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Learn the farm animals and their sounds with the Three Wee Peas. Follow the peas through their day, say the sounds and give them a hey!

This is a fully illustrated children's eBook for ages 18 months and up.

BONUS! Grab a copy of My Silly Kitty for just 99 cents >>

The Many Nibbles of Mister Gibbles
by Laura Yirak

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/7/15! << Ending April 7th!

Mister Gibbles is a funny little guy. Maybe he’ll eat a piece of Mary’s cake? Oh no! Stop! Guinea pigs don’t eat cake. What do they eat?

Mister Gibbles will certainly let us know if we can get him to come out and play.This is a fun poem for the little ones and wait...if Mister Gibbles won’t eat that piece of cake, can I have it?

BONUS! Grab a copy of My Silly Kitty for just 99 cents >>

The little puppy is lost. He dreams of the past and how he got under that silly bush! Find out what happens to him. Will he make it home?

This is a cute fully illustrated eBook for ages 2 and up.

BONUS! Grab a copy of My Silly Kitty for just 99 cents >>

How Oakley Lost His Spots
by D.C. Swain

FREE 4/8/15 - 4/9/15! << Beginning April 8th!

Oakley is a Dalmatian who doesn’t have any spots. Convinced by his friend Rover that he has lost them, he sets off to find his spots, only to find out that Dalmatians aren’t born with spots and that they all develop at different times.

A vividly illustrated picture book, this story is perfect for showing children how everyone develops at different rates.

BONUS! Grab a preorder copy of The Bees for just 99 cents >>

Catching a breeze high in the sky, find out how far this yellow kite will fly.

A fun, rhythmical, picture book - your children will enjoy this imaginative journey.

Recommended for children aged 2 - 5.

BONUS! Grab a preorder copy of The Bees for just 99 cents >>

How Andrew Got His Spots
by Louise Lintvelt

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/7/15! << Ending April 7th!

Poor Andrew is feeling very blue, all the other giraffes are very spotty but he is as white as can be. He does not have any spots, you see!

He keeps seeing spots wherever he goes...

One spot, two spots, three spots...Four!

And many, many, many more.

"Where did you get your spots?" he asks. Join Andrew as he discovers how the ladybug, the leopard and the owl came to have spots and discovers that spots often appear when you are least expecting them! This is a wonderful rhyming picture book for children of all ages.

BONUS! Grab a copy of Louise Lintvelt's Diary of a Dancing Drama Queen for just 99 cents >>

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Animals begin to stir, slowly rising with the sun.

Tourists hop into a bus, and set off for some fun.

"We are off on safari; can you guess what we will see?"

Learn to count and meet all kinds of interesting animals on an exciting safari through Africa.

BONUS! Grab a copy of Louise Lintvelt's Diary of a Dancing Drama Queen for just 99 cents >>

"We are going for a swim in the sea; can you guess what we will see?"

Learn to recognize colours and meet all kinds of interesting marine animals on an exciting underwater adventure.

BONUS! Grab a copy of Louise Lintvelt's Diary of a Dancing Drama Queen for just 99 cents >>

The Fisherman's Son
by Marilyn Peake

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

THE FISHERMAN’S SON is a middle grade fantasy novel about the adventures of Wiley O’Mara. On the back of a magical dolphin, the twelve-year-old rescues six boys trapped in an ancient city under the sea. Along the way, he fights both The Beast in the Forest and a Fire Beast guarding the city of old.

BONUS! You can also pick up the next books in the series for just 99 cents each during this special promotion:

The City of the Golden Sun (Book 2)
Return of the Golden Age (Book 3)

Check out the flashcards that all of the animals are talking about! 36 colorful illustrations in all.

Intended for children 2-6. Approximately 40 pages. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).

BONUS! Grab a copy of Alphabet All-Stars: Funny Flashcards for just 99 cents >>

The Snarls. They live on pillows and in the wind, just waiting to move into long, fine, or curly hair. And when they move in, they make nests, and more snarls, and more nests. But they also have their natural enemies: a comb, a brush, and the dreaded Detangler spray.

This charming story makes hair combing of difficult hair not only enjoyable but a silly experience.

BONUS! Grab a copy of Becca Price's Heart of Stone for just 99 cents >>

by Daria Aran

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Sharee is an adorable alien who lives in outer space on a star. Sharee would really like to meet new friends. But how can he do that if he lives by himself on his own star? Sharee decides to have a party and share his star with other aliens. Will he succeed? You can find out in this colorful and amusing picture book.

This book has an addition of Text Pop-Up, a special feature that allows you to view the text in a bigger size by double-clicking on the text.

They Come Every Night

Sam and his family have a job to do: fight creepers. At night, waves of creepers emerge from the forest and attack his village. The hissing gets louder each night because there are more and more creepers.

He's Got a Problem

Secretly, Sam is obsessed with creepers and wants to know everything about them. He's not even sure they're bad!

Something Weird Is Happening

The problems start when one night he hears a creeper talking to him. In English. Is he going crazy or are they trying to say something?

He Needs to HELP a Creeper

Sam has an idea that can stop the creepers forever, but he's going to need some help: from a creeper. The creeper needs help from Sam: the creeper has a curse. To remove the curse, Sam must travel farther from home than he's ever gone before, and will see things in Minecraft he never knew existed.

On the day of his triumph young scholar Ming Li is kidnapped and forced to take sides in a feud among two supernatural beings. Will his ingenuity allow him to break the curse of the Dragon King?

NOTE: This fairy-tale contains full-color illustrations, while they look good in greyscale, they are better appreciated on the Kindle Fire tablets or on the Kindle apps for devices with color screens.

Bheki and the Magic Light
by Janet Hurst-Nicholson

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/7/15! << Ending April 7th!

A bullied herd boy becomes a hero.

'The big day has arrived and Bheki’s house is flooded with electric light for the first time. He remembers the time, many years before, when his father gave him a light that really did seem to be magic. The torch brought him many friends and a new status in the kraal, until its beam began to fade. Bheki’s journey to bring power back to the magic light tested him to the limit but ended in magic of a different kind. It gave him a belief in himself.'

At the end of the story, Bheki explains how batteries work and how electricity is generated and brought into homes across the world.

If you watched Nelson Mandela's funeral service at Qunu you will recognise the similar rural setting in the story. (Nelson Mandela was also a herd boy.)

BONUS! Grab a copy of Leon Chameleon P.I. for just 99 cents >>

Where Do Ghosts Go When They're Not Spooking and Scaring?
by Allira Bell

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!


What do ghosts do when they are not spooking and scaring people? Do they go to sleep counting ghost sheep? Do they go to ghoul school? Do they tell ghost stories?

A quality children's picture book for kids aged 2-6

BONUS! Grab a copy of Allira Bell's Coco Cow and the Biggest Apple for just 99 cents >>

Pumper the Pumpkin
by Tiffany Turner

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

This Halloween short story is intended for ages 3-10. Get into the Halloween spirit with this family friendly tale.

On Halloween Eve, Pumper is trying to be a jack-o-lantern. Only he needs to find the right family to adopt him. Will he in time? Join Pumper in this amazing Halloween quest of being a part of something bigger.

BONUS! Grab a copy of The Lost Secret of Fairies for just 99 cents >>

Quick, Quick, I Feel Sick!
by Allira Bell

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Oh no! Everyone in the family is sick and rushing to get out of the car! Why are they sick, and who is the only member of the family not to get sick, and why?

BONUS! Grab a copy of Allira Bell's Coco Cow and the Biggest Apple for just 99 cents >>

How My Farts Made Me Famous!
by Max Hinky

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

If you like fart books for kids, you will love this one!

Max Hinky's favorite dinner is his dad's Spaghetti Explodarama. But on the day after he'd had six helpings, Max had a case of gas that wouldn't quit. Now the whole of Cloverfield school thinks he's gassing everyone out on purpose. Probably even Amy (the only non-weird girl at school). On top of that—the bully brothers, Kryton, Kelvin and Kenny—are hot on Max's stink trail. Yet by the end of this day, Max's stinkazoids are going to rocket him to fame!

A humorous book for reluctant readers. Approximately 8000 words.

Game on Boys is a hilarious adventure story for boys and girls that will get you laughing hysterically until your guts explode. Just make sure your Mom doesn't have to clean it up and keep the dog away.

It follows the adventures of 10 year old cool gamer Ryan and his cool school, cool teacher and very uncool sister 'Loom Band Lisa' who does everything in her pink power to ruin his fun.

It's all about boys that love computer games, pea shoot in class, catch flies in their mouth and make fart sounds under their arms.

When their teacher with the unfortunate name (Mr Higginbottom) introduces a Play Station competition at school, everyone in the fifth grade goes into a crazy frenzy as they battle their way to win the prize. With Ryan's cool gaming record he's a sure fire thing to win until something disastrously ugly happens to cause his plans of victory to come tumbling to the ground faster than super sonic radar doing a bungee jump with a triple somersault back flip on the way. SPLAT !!%**$

Will it all end badly, and will Ryan's reputation change from being the coolest gamer to the biggest loser wearing splatted egg on his face or can super dooper good things come out of really horrid bad things?

With heaps of school yard humor and funny illustrations, this book is sure to get you away from your consoles for awhile.

BONUS! Grab a copy of Diary Of a Wickedly Cool Witch for just 99 cents >>

The Search for the Sheriff's Star: A Lost Bookshop Adventure
by Adam Maxwell

FREE 4/9/15 - 4/11/15! << Beginning April 9th!

When Nina, Ivy and Oswald step into the hidden room in the Lost Bookshop they find themselves transported to a saloon in the Wild West and looking down the barrel of the rotten Rude Robbie’s gun. They quickly find themselves caught up in a plot that threatens to demolish an entire town. The children know they must help and, with the aid of a little Indian girl named Wachiwi, they set off to save the town in The Search For The Sheriff’s Star.

Will they find the fabled treasure in time to save the town and if they do will they ever find a way back to the Lost Bookshop? Read on and join the fun in this children’s cowboy (and cowgirl!) adventure!!

Is this your first visit to the Lost Bookshop? I’m not sure I recognise your face. Or perhaps I do. I’ve been in these pages so long sometimes faces get a bit blurred. Well, if it is, welcome back and if it isn’t don’t worry, you don’t need to have read any of the other books to enjoy the story. The Lost Bookshop adventures all stand on their own so the only thing you need to know is that there’s magic in the pages and on the shelves hereabouts. What kind of magic? Well, you’ll have to wait and see...

Baby Blue
by Scott Gordon

FREE 4/7/15 - 4/11/15! << Beginning April 7th!

Simple, delightful and utterly cute, this picture book celebrates the tender years of childhood. Feel the love resonate from the pages!

BONUS! Grab a copy of My Crazy Pet Frog for just 99 cents >>

by Scott Gordon

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to see what the Easter Bunny is up to. This year he's enlisted some help, and it's an odd choice at that. What is that clever rabbit up to and what is he really planning?

BONUS! Grab a copy of My Crazy Pet Frog for just 99 cents >>

Foreign Language Editions

El lejano planeta de Infinim, que promete una existencia celestial y eterna para su sociedad de robots, está aceptando postulaciones. Aunque uno de los postulantes es más viejo y no tan rápido como solía ser, ¡tiene lo necesario para ser aceptado? Adivina quién es antes de que termine la historia en este ingenioso libro para niños.

Cuori Sani e Felici
by Scott Gordon

FREE 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

Leggere Cuori Sani e Felici e' il modo giusto per iniziare una conversazione col tuo bambino sul cibo e su come fare le scelte piu' sane per lui.Tante belle illustrazioni e messaggi positivi accompagnano questo divertente piccolo libricino.

Per bambini dai 2 anni in su. Piu' di 50 pagine in tutto!

This edition includes English and Italian subtitles side-by-side.

Great Books for 99 cents!

A long-lost emerald, a missing treasure map, and a wealthy villain combine for an action-packed adventure!

Thirteen-year-old Noah Winter, the son of sea-exploring treasure hunters, dives the San Isabel shipwreck with his parents in search of a mysterious treasure map lost in the murky depths off the Florida Keys over a century ago. The map reveals the hiding place of the priceless De La Rosa emerald. But before the Winters can find the map, a wealthy treasure-hunting rival kidnaps Noah’s parents. Now Noah must match wits with a dangerous adversary, not only to discover the treasure map first, but to rescue his mom and dad before it’s too late.

Cooper's Smile
by Jerri Kay Lincoln

Just 99 cents 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

This book tells the story of a small child struggling through the daily challenges of childhood while being happily comforted by Cooper the dog. It is an illustrated, feel-good rhyming story that will captivate adults as well as children.

My Crazy Pet Frog
by Scott Gordon

Just 99 cents 4/5/15 - 4/9/15!

MY CRAZY PET FROG doesn't know what he is! Perhaps he's a secret agent or a world champion golfer. Who knows? One day to the next, he runs in circles, trying to be everything for everyone. It's not until he comes across one of his loved ones that he realizes the most important thing of all...

ASCD Arias Publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today.

ASCD Arias titles are conveniently formatted to be read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They offer original and relevent content, answers from voices you trust, and a time-saving, 50-page format. Choose from two value-priced formats: $12.99 (print) and $6.99 (e-book).

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  1. I love the book Where the Wild Things Are

  2. Great! I'll check out all of them!

  3. My daughter loves Diary of a Wimpy Kids books.

  4. I'm entering on behalf of my daughter, who loves Fancy Nancy books.

  5. When I was young, I liked Black Beauty, and my grandchildren now love The Wimpy Kids books.

  6. I am entering on behalf of my daughter.

  7. Entering on behalf of your child is fine.

  8. My daughter and I both LOVE Peter Rabbit

  9. We love the mini myths board books by Joan Holub. We also really like her Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls series!

  10. We love Dr. Suess books, especially The Cat in the Hat, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  11. Entering for my daughter who currently loves the the Ever After High books. My favorite children's book is Charlotte's Web

  12. Dr Seuss and little golden books

  13. Favorite kids' book would be Harry Potter, anything by Roald Dahl, Artemis Fowl, and so many more!!! lol

  14. Anything by R.L. Stine.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Possum Magic by Mem Fox is a great favorite.

    Thank you for this fabulous opportunity.

  16. We are really into Pete the cat books.

  17. Hmm...I'm curious about this book called Pick Me, Pick Me...


  18. Love being able to share my love of books with my son

  19. I loved the story The Little Dutch Boy! Thanks for the chance!

  20. My favorite was the Fairytale Collection from our World Book Encyclopedia set. I found a copy to share with my kids and the love it, too!

    Donna B (jpbddb)

  21. My favorite children's book is Imagine A Night.

  22. My favourite is Thomas's Snowsuit by Robert Munsch.

  23. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

  24. I like The Cat in the Hat.