Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Testing The Ice: Book Giveaway

I'm so excited to be able to present this giveaway to my blog readers. As an aspiring author, blogger, avid reader and collector of children's books, I leaped at the opportunity to introduce my readers to this expertly written and beautifully illustrated masterpiece.


In the early 1950s, legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson literally "tested the ice" for his kids who so eagerly wanted to skate on the frozen lake near their home. Under Sharon Robinson's skillful authorship and Kadir Nelson's vivid illustrations, TESTING THE ICE also becomes a stunning metaphor for her father's remarkable racial breakthrough. Learn more about Sharon Robinson and illustrator, Kadir Nelson's journey [here]


Prizes: (Click image to enlarge) Grand prize valued over $50 USD: Kidorable hat and gloves set and a copy of Testing the Ice. Four (4) additional winners will receive a copy of Testing the Ice.



How to enter: 1. Leave a comment on this post with the title and author of your (child's) favorite children's book (1 entry) 2. Become a follower of Tea & Honey Bread (2 entries) 3. Write about and link (very important) this giveaway on your blog, twitter or Facebook! (3 entries). The Testing the Ice prize pack and book giveaway is available to US residents only. Winners will be randomly chosen on Wednesday October 21st, 2009. Good luck!

31 comments:

Jill said...

What a great give-away. I love children's books--all books really. My two little ones' favorite right now is Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins. It's simple but it's the way we read it--very rhythmical--very fun.
Thanks for this opportunity!

Belle said...
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Belle said...

Correction from last comment...

Wow, this is a really great contest! I'm a collector of children's poetry books. Though my daughter has many books, it's the one's at the library that she enjoys the most. Her number one request at bed time has been "Jazz Baby" by Lisa Wheeler. She loves to follow along with the phrases "Jazz Baby" and "Go man Go". I'll be sure to make this tomorrow's post on my blog!

Lena Gee said...

As a mother and Illustrator of children's books,I love to read good books with great visual appeal to my children. My children and I are fans of Kadir's work. I am so glad to see positive books out there for our children to read and enjoy. Jackie Robinson's story is one of courage and is one that should be repeated for many generations to come. My children's favorite books are for my youngest, "Please Baby Please", by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, and my middle daughter loves "Dancing in the Wings", by Debbie Allen. Both books were illustrated by Kadir. My oldest daughter's favorite is " Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" an African Tale, by John Steptoe.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

My daughter #1 loves the Twilight Saga and Stephanie Meyer. My daughter #2 Loves anything by Dan Gutman such as My Weird School series.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I also reposted this giveaway on my homeschool blog.

http://homeschoolblast.blogspot.com/2009/10/repost-tea-n-honey-bread-testing-ice.html

If I get the time I'll post it on the girls' book review blog

bookienook.blogpsot.com

Tooj said...

Man! I should ask my kids what their favorite books are more often....whenever I do, though, it always changes. :) When they were babes, I loved reading/singing Sandra Boynton to them, Pajama Time specifically. As my 5 year old reads to me now, he loves the Little Critter books...the author is failing me at the moment. We have a book with multiple stories in it, and he loves to read them to me.

I found you via Joan of All Trades. :) Have a wonderful Wednesday.

beclever said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book! We (Alex and I both) love books about amazing folks who had to struggle a bit to break through any barriers, so the world would see them as miraculous and inspiring rather than modifying their praise by pointing out the difference (perceived or obvious).
Some of our favorites have been "Odd Man Out" (about Albert Einstein) and "Salt in His Shoes" (about Michael Jordan). I'm betting that "Testing The Ice" will definitely be high on our favorites list! Love all of your reader's recommendations too! Off to add them to our search list (for treasure hunts at the library)!

beclever said...

Oops- forgot to post the authors and goofed on a title!

Two of our favorites are:
"Odd Boy Out" by Don Brown
and
"Salt in his Shoes" Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan, Kadir Nelson

Another recent favorite is:
"Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids" by Carol McCloud and David Messing.

Shante said...

Well I have 8 year old twins and my daughters favorite books right now are the Judy Moody collection, but I am always looking for more books she can identify with. As for my son, any book that can keep his attention long enough is great for him.

Renee said...

Your jewellery is beautiful.

I love 'War is never a good idea' by Alice Walker.

Renee xoxo

Dina said...

Ruby and the Booker Boys by Derrick Barnes. This series is about an adorable, sassy, yet smart African-American little girl who deals with life with humor, street smarts and common sense. Sort of a Black version of the Junie B. Jones (which I also love).

adiaha said...

WOW my kids favorite book...that changes depending on the season and age. Asherah (1 yr.) loves, Whose Toes/Knees Are These by Jabari Asim. Alana my eldest (7yrs) loves the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. I must mention before these books she can read on her own now, she enjoyed The Golden Compass By Phillip Pullman.

adiaha said...

I follow your blog now....

adiaha said...

This giveaway has been Twittered.

http://twitter.com/adiaha/status/4775785994

wmmahaney said...

My four year old loves the Smash Crash books by Jon Scieszka. My twelve year old has always enjoyed the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

connie said...

One son's fav was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The other loved Alex and his No Good Very Bad Day.

Thanks for the chance!

info@miscellaneousfinds4u.com

Dolphin Girl said...

My kids favorites change frequently. Lately they are really liking The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear.

Uncles said...

we love the bernestein bears books.

Z-Kids said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

The "Babymouse" series is near and dear to our kids' hearts.

zenzart@hotmail.com

Winning Readings said...

This looks like a beautiful book! I'd love to share it with my daughter...

A favorite book of my is The Empty Pot.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

We're following!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings said...

And we've posted about this giveaway:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/testing-ice.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Cheryl said...

My daughter's favorite book is Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark by Will Grace and Ken Geist. She knows it by heart, and giggle with glee when I knock really hard on the book and it a deep voice say "Little fish, Little fish LET ME IN". I am savoring those moments.

Cheryl said...

I am a follower through Google Friends Connect

Cheryl said...

I tweeted this giveaway here http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/4936253944

ossmcalc said...

My grandson loves the Dr. Suess books, especially Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Entry 1

I am a follower of Tea and Honey Bread.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Entry 2

I am a follower of Tea and Honey Bread.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/4961753657

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

Thank you,

Christine
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