Giveaway open to Canadians.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: kids LOVE reading nonfiction. While I've seen many girls (in my classroom and home) who enjoy reading factual information, boys especially seem drawn to this genre, and Scholastic is ready for them.
I was sent samples of Scholastic's new Discover More series to check out, and I've been highly impressed. Divided into three age levels (more on that later) each reasonably-priced book also comes with a free digital e-book (which can be accessed online after purchase) full of more information.
You can find info about all of the books and e-books here: http://www.scholastic.com/discovermore/
Check out the following available titles:
Emergent Reader Ages 4+ (hardcovers, $8.99)
See Me Grow
Puppies and Kittens
Confident Reader Ages 6+ ($13.99)
Expert Reader Ages 9+ ($17.99)
Ocean and Sea
World War II
While the ages provided by Scholastic are a good match for interest levels, I would actually put the reading levels a bit higher - for example, my 6 year old is a strong reader and the first set of books are just perfect for her, while my Grade 3 students (aged 8 and 9) are loving the Confident Reader books, so don't shy away from purchasing below your child's age level if you want to be sure he or she will be able to read the titles (there are no age/grade levels printed on the books).
Jam-packed with fantastic content, these books have been great for teaching "features of nonfiction" (labels, captions, contents, glossary, index and tons of amazing colour photography) and for drawing reluctant readers into the magical world of books.
Scholastic is giving away three Discover More books (winner's choice!), and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below letting me know which three you would choose. Perhaps three from the same level for one child or your classroom? Or a book from each level for three different kids? It's entirely up to you! This prize is worth up to $54 depending which titles you choose. Check out all of the books here: http://www.scholastic.com/discovermore/ Please make sure you leave enough information for me to contact you (e-mail/Twitter/Facebook/Google profile, etc.)!
For extra entries, my current system is based on the idea of rewarding my active readers, as opposed to looking for random follows/subscriptions/likes. For that reason, you can get extra entries by leaving a relevant comment on ANY This Mom Loves post, past or future (up to the contest closing date of Thursday, February 21st 2013). No need to mention this giveaway in your comment; I'll be keeping track. If you've entered my current "Win 3 Magazine Subscriptions" giveaway, additional comments will earn you bonus entries into both contests!