Monday, 5 May 2014

10th Picture Book Explorer Giveaway :)

I'm very happy to be announcing the publication of the 10th Picture Book Explorers pack. To mark the celebration, I am hosting a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of the relevant picture book AND a code to download a copy of the new Picture Book Explorers pack to accompany it.
But that's not all, there will be a runners-up prize of a copy of the 10th Picture Book Explorers pack, downloadable from Currclick.

 And, wait, there's more..... as one of the ways to gain an entry into this draw is to leave a comment on this blog, if your comment includes a recommendation of a book that you think is begging to be explored, and your recommendation is selected, at the end of June, you will receive a FREE copy of the Picture Book Explorers pack that accompanies your suggestion.

Announcing the publication of the 10th Picture Book Explorers - I Took the Moon For a Walk. This is a whopper of a pack, with more printables and more activities than before. In this pack you have the opportunity to learn about Derbyshire, the Moon, hills and nocturnal British wildlife. There are hands-on science experiments, art activities and crafts - including one in which you can take your own moon for a walk and another to make your own vintage toy. There are suggestions to help introduce the beginnings of poetry analysis and for creative writing activities. There are maths activities related to the book and, of course, delicious regional recipes. The pack is packed with printables. You'll find a selection of maps, ability differentiated notebooking pages and mini books, flags, fact sheets and a timeline.

What does Barefoot Books think of this Picture Book Explorers pack ? - "What a very impressive document. It is inspiring to all of us who work on creating resources around our books!"



I have to thank the lovely Melissa Jordan for the suggestion to create this Picture Book Explorers pack. Melissa is a Barefoot Books ambassador who very kindly sent me a copy of the book to look at. This is the copy that the winner will receive. (I borrowed a copy from the library to use to work with and use with my own children, so don't worry, it's still  like new.)

The story is a gentle poem of a young boy's adventures as he takes a walk on an evening lit by a Full Moon. The beautiful, vintage style illustrations add to the narrative giving the story an air of comforting nostalgia.

To enter the giveaway just follow the Rafflecopter instructions and read the terms & conditions.
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Open to worldwide entrants over the age of 18.
Competition ends Monday 12th May 2014
Winner will be notified via email within 24 hours of competition ending
Should winner not respond within 7 days, prize will be offered to another entrant



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ETA: The winner of the recommendation prize is Jax for her suggestion of the Cedric the Seahorse books which are set in East Anglia :)
Please can Toni S. and Katy W-L check their emails. If I don't hear from you by Monday, the prize will be redrawn. Thank you.

30 comments:

  1. This looks like a beautiful resource. Amy

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  2. Looks great. Couldn't seem to comment using the rafflecopter box - probably my lack of tech skills! - but wanted to suggest several books worth exploring. We love the illustrations in 'Wolves' by Emily Gravett (And the Bucks County library ticket in the front), 'Cops and Robbers' by Allen Ahlberg, 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson/Axel Sheffler, 'The Whales Song' by Dyan Sheldon/Gary Blythe. I've just discovered 'On a Tall, Tall Cliff' by Andrew Murray, which is good too :)

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    1. Hi L AMQ, you've left your comment here, just click on the green button in the Rafflecopter box to let the widget know you've done it :)
      Thanks for your suggestions xx

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  3. Congratulations on your 10th pack publication, Helen. :) A lovely milestone. x

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  4. If the world were a village.......... the Grouchy Ladybug

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  5. This looks nice, especially learning about Derbyshire, as it's where we live.

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    1. We live not far from Derbyshire ourselves, i was really amazed at the interesting history and beautiful landscape there. We've got a few trips planned now which will extend our exploration nicely :)

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  6. Hi there, I also didn't manage to suggest any but we all like "chocolate mousse for greedy goose" by Julia Donaldson, "peepo" by Allan Alhberg, also "Tatty Ratty" by Helen Cooper.

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  7. The Ravenous Beast by Niamh Sharkey

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  8. Your packs that go with British resources have been so helpful in preparing my young children for our upcoming trip to London! Love them. Stephanie L.

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    1. I'm so glad that you have found them useful. Have a fab time in London :)

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  9. Looks gorgeous. Maybe the next one about the seaside?

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  10. Looks exciting - my little girl loves looking for the moon - will have to check this book out

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  11. I would like to see one for Dr Seuss Cat In The Hat. I love all the Dr Seuss books. :o)

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  12. Never heard of these before, but they look awesome!

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  13. These look great! Suggestion... 'Peepo' (Alhberg).

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  14. We've just downloaded your Greyfriars Bobby pack as dd4 is very interested in dogs at the mo. As for suggestions, what about The Lion and The Unicorn by Shirley Hughes - or if you want a seaside book, what about Sally and the Limpet by Simon James?

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  15. This looks like a fantastic resource ! I would love to see one based around "The Spider and the Fly" by DiTerlizzi as the poem by Mary Howitt is so lovely and the illustrations are fantastic.

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  16. Louise Alsford8 May 2014 at 19:59

    Peter rabbit by Beatrix potter would be a good one! My daughter loves that story.

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  17. There's a wonderful series called Cedric the seahorse I wonder if any of those would work?

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  18. Entered! Love PBE's keep up the fab work. I suggest A Bear Called Paddington for your list x

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  19. I would love for you to cover an Oliver Jeffers book, Lost and Found perhaps or The Great Paper Caper any of his books could open up all sorts of topics to be explored.

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  20. Tatty Ratty is a perennial favourite here too, but another which might lend itself well to the concept is Until I Met Dudley.

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  21. I just discovered this resource and looks fabulous! Thanks for your lovely job!

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  22. Hmm, don't think my comment showed up. These are a fantastic resource for my two girls aged 6 and 3. You should be very proud. :-) x

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  23. Btw have you thought about doing ones on Roald Dahl?

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  24. Finn's Causeway Adventure by Lauren Graham and Dave Orchard is my suggestion. Set on the causeway coast of Northern Ireland - lots to explore!

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  25. What a lovely idea, it's a great way to get kids excited about exploring!

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