WOW, What a Book Giveaway!

Hi, everybody. Instead of a post today, we’d like to direct you to the TeachingBooks Blog. During the month of October, they’re giving away a BUNCH ‘o books for kids of all ages, and we wanted to make you aware. Here’s a partial list to give you an idea of the fabulousness:

Feeding the Flying Fanellis, by Kate Hosford, illus by Cosei Kawa (3 copies)

The Trouble with Ants, by Claudia Mills, illus by Katie Kath (3 copies)

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, by Ann Jacobus (3 copies)

A Prayer for World Peace, by Jane Goodall & Feeroozeh Golmohammadi (15 copies)

Elwood Bigfoot, Wanted:  Birdie Friends!, by Jill Esbaum, illus by Nate Wragg (3 copies)

Naughty Mabel, by Nathan Lane & Devlin Elliott, illus by Dan Krall (25 copies)

The Power of Henry’s Imagination, by Skye Byrne, illus by Nic George (25 copies)

Scared Witless:  Thirteen Eerie Tales to Tell, by Mitch Weiss & Martha Hamilton (5 copies)

And lots more! Here’s the link again. Go take a look, enter, and win! Fingers crossed for you.

Also, one of my books has been named to the White Ravens 2015 International Youth Library. These are 200 books chosen from countries all over the world. Pretty cool to look through the covers/titles and see how different – or similar – our children’s book are. (Mine is I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! and is listed under Australia, where it was released at the same time as here in the U.S.)

Happy reading!

Jill Esbaum

Jill Esbaum

Jill Esbaum has been picture book crazy since her 3 kids were little, and especially so after her first was published in 2004 (Stink Soup). Recent titles: Bird Girl - Gene Stratton-Porter Shares Her Love of Nature With the World, Parrotfish Has a Superpower, Stinkbird Has a Superpower, Sea Turtle Swims, Kangaroo Hops, Jack Knight's Brave Flight, We Love Babies!, Where'd My Jo Go?, Frog Boots, How to Grow a Dinosaur, Frankenbunny, If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party, Elwood Bigfoot– Wanted: Birdie Friends!, Teeny Tiny Toady, I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!, and more. Coming in 2025: Polecat Has a Superpower!, It's Corn-Picking Time!, Giraffe Runs. She's also the author of many nonfiction books for young readers, as well as an early graphic reader series, Thunder & Cluck. Learn more at


  1. Jill,
    Thanks for passing along information about registering for these giveaways. Congratulations on being named to the White Ravens 2015 International Youth Library for I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! I love that title. What an honor to have been selected. I saw Elwood Bigfoot is also listed in the giveaways. Your name keeps popping up in great places!

  2. Fabulous giveaways. WOW. I would hope to win any of these beautiful books. What an honor for you. I send my congratulations to you. I have to have that book. It sounds like so much fun.

  3. Thanks, Jill, and congratulations!! Loved looking at all those book covers–I AM COW is in some excellent company. MOO!

  4. Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway. It looks fabulous! Congatulations on your recent award (s)! You are very deserving. Waiting on my copy of Elwood from Amazon. Can’t wait to read it to the grandkids.

  5. Congrats, Jill. Thanks for the link!

  6. What a great link to a book give-away! I’m hoping to give some books to a newly opened inner-city elementary school in which I’m volunteering!

  7. Congrats, Jill!

  8. Such awesome news, Jill! Can’t wait to see Elwood there too. 😉

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