Thursday, July 30, 2009

What do you see? Win Timeless Classics for your kids on CD!

If you've been reading the blog for a while, or at least checked out the Holiday Gift Guide back in December, you'll know that I am a huge fan of MacMillan, the book publishers that also offer superior quality books on CD through their audio department.

I first became acquainted with MacMillan Audio through the House of Night series, which has, bar none, the best narrating I've ever heard on CD. All the voices are spot on, the narrator's enunciation and mood change to flow along with the storyline--it's excellent, and I can tell you now that I find their stuff head and shoulders above the other stuff out there.

MacMillan Audio's Young Reader series grow along with your child's ability: they come with both the CD for when kids are just learning how to read, and gorgeously illustrated books for once they have mastered the art.

And MacMillan Audio's CD and book combos are a huge help for busy Moms as well. You can just pop the CD into the car's player while you're driving and relax to some peace and quiet while your child drinks in the pictures in the book and listens along to sterling narration by voices like Gwyneth Paltrow (more on that in a moment).

Or let your older kids read aloud along with the CD, and see how well their comprehension and reading skills are developing with each exposure to the written word.

Cool Moms Rule! is giving away two gorgeous MacMillan Audio Young Readers' CD and book combo offerings that I know you are going to love!

First, we have The Scrambled States of America:
At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story-starring all fifty states-is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.
Along with The Scrambled States of America, I'm excited that we are also giving away one of my favorite kids' books by one of my favorite authors. Eric Carle, who also wrote the adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Bill Martin Jr. created Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? forty years ago, and it's having an anniversary!
Four decades ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then, Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children, selling more than 7 million copies in various formats and languages.

To celebrate Brown Bear’s 40th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and includes an audio CD. Brown Bear fans will be able to read along with the story as it’s read on the CD (by Gwyneth Paltrow!) and hear the author and illustrator talk about this beloved book.
Here's how to enter and win:
Just leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway for BOTH book/CD sets.

For additional entries:
Blog about this contest, tweet about it, or add my button to your site. Just leave me the link! You can also subscribe to our feed, follow the blog or follow coolmomsrule on Twitter.

Whichever entry methods you choose please remember to LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment so that we can contact you if you win!

Contest ends Friday, August 6th at midnight EST.

Good Luck!

Macmillan has lots of children's and teen's titles in hardcover and paperback, too. Check out some of their bestsellers, like the latest from Allison Noel's Immortal Series,
Blue Moon.

77 comments:

Kristen said...

I've been wanting to get this book for my 1-yr old son so this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

Kristen said...

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marybelle said...

Fabulous giveaway. We do love books.

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wigget said...

we love brown bear, brown bear

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Chelise said...

I have Laurie Keller's other books, but not Scrambled States of America. I think she is the best! Also got to love the classic Eric Carle.

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carolyn said...

Oh I have been wanting this book for my grandson. He would love this.

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carolyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Katrina said...

this would be perfect for my daughter, thanks for the giveaway

Mary A said...

Wow this would be great. My son would love to have these. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kim said...

love to win this!! classic

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Stephanie said...

What a great giveaway! My son is a big fan of Brown Bear, Brown Bear and even has some stick puppets he uses to act out the story- I bet he'd love having the audiobook to act along with!

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Tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/3056089513

Kristie said...

My little ones would love this!

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AmandaSue said...

I remember brown bear what great memories! Thanks for the chance.
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etirv said...

Eric Carle is a family favorite, please count me in!

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Meredith said...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear is one of my favorites.

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Abby said...

Whose a huge Eric Carle fan

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

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Ammie said...

The Scrambled States story looks F-U-N, and Brown Bear is a classic. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Mimi said...

I love Eric Carle!

MoziEsmé said...

My girl loves Brown Bear, and I'd love to check out Scrambled States, too!

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Mama Zen said...

My daughter would love these!

leslie said...

I love brown bear brown bear. I have never heard of the other but i'm sure it is great.
leslie
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MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. These would be great!

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Heather R said...

I love the Brown Bear book. It would be a great set for my daughter.

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dctm said...

My son would love this!

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judybrittle said...

What a lovely giveaway! My grandkids would really love this! Thank you!

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Winning Readings said...

We've posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-cool-moms-rule-link-to-giveaway.html

Annette said...

Sounds great to me!
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EllyBean said...

Both of these are wonderful and I would love to share the Eric Carle book with my 14 month old daughter!

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Kiri said...

LOVE illustrated kids' books. We're collecting some for our new baby.
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SharonC said...

I would love to win these for my granddaughter's upcoming 2 yr old birthday!

Bettina said...

I cannot believe that this fabulous book is 40 years old! Where does the time go?

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megankortepeter said...

My neice would love these books! And I would love to win them for her.

Betty N said...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear is a favorite with my grandson and I. The Scrambled States of America sounds delightful...I have another grandson that will be studying about the United States this year in school...I think it would be something great to share with his class.

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Amy B. said...

My kids would love this!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Kimberly said...

Would love to have this for my PreK3 Classroom with a Brown Bear theme!

Alice H said...

Wow both of those books are such classics - thanks for the chance! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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Renee G said...

Would love to share this with my two boys.
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Terra H. said...

Great book! Please count me in to win.
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Julie D said...

Great books!

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Xenia said...

Brown Bear is my daughter's favorite book, this would be perfect for her!

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Renee said...

Eric Carle is my hero :)
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tina said...

i would love to get this for my son jack he loves books and i know he would really like this one thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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