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4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Hop Giveaway. Ends Mar 24th


Lucky Leprechaun Hop

Giveaway Hop

4th Annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

March 17th to 24th

Co-Hosted By I Am A Reader & Books Complete Me

There will be 2 winner for this Hop (USA ONLY)

You have to be a subscriber to enter

Prize Pack is 3 Children’s books

Name Your Selections

Warm Winter Tail


A Warm Winter Tail Written by Carrie A. Pearson & Illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well, they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal’s eyes and discover the interesting ways animals cope with the cold in this rhythmic story.

Desert Baths


Desert Baths Written by Darcy Pattison & Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz

About the Book: All animals bathe to keep their bodies clean and healthy. Humans might use soap and water, but what do animals, especially those living in dry climates, do to keep clean? Darcy Pattison and Kathleen Rietz team up again to explore the desert to find out how snakes, spiders, and birds bathe. This surprising book teaches children about hygiene and how some exciting desert creatures manage to stay clean without the help of soap and water.

Champ’s Story 

Champ’s Story: Dogs Get Cancer Too! Written by Sherry North and Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz

Children facing cancer—whether their own, a family member’s, a friend’s, or even a pet’s—will find help in understanding the disease through this book. A young boy discovers his dog’s lump, which is then diagnosed with those dreaded words: “It’s cancer.” The boy becomes a loving caretaker to his dog, who undergoes the same types of treatments and many of the same reactions as a human under similar circumstances (transference). Medical writer and award-winning children’s author, Sherry North artfully weaves the serious subject into an empathetic story that even young children can understand.

Tree That Bear Climbed


The Tree That Bear Climbed Written by Marianne Berkes & Illustrated by Kathleen Rietz

About the Book: Everyone knows about the house that Jack built, but this is The Tree That Bear Climbed. What makes this tree so fascinating to bear? Starting with the roots that anchor the tree, this chain of events story in cumulative verse explores many different things that help a tree stand tall. It also lends itself to further discussion with fun repetition and detailed picture clues, stimulating a child’s curiosity. Why does the bear climb the tree and what happens when he arrives at his goal?

Most Dangerous


The Most Dangerous Written by Terri Fields & Illustrated by Laura Jacques

About the Book: Dangerous animals from all over the world gather for the Most Dangerous Animal of All Contest. Snakes, spiders, sharks . . . who will the winner be? Deadly poison, huge teeth, razor -sharp horns, and fearsome feet are just a few of the ways that animals kill. Predators mean to kill. Prey simply defend themselves. And yet, the unexpected most deadly-animal doesn’t mean to harm at all!


The Fort

The Fort on Fourth Street. A Story about the Six Simple Machines by Lois Spangler and Illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa comes forward to help. But they can’t do it alone—they get help from the six simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge. Told in cumulative rhyme, similar to The House That Jack Built, this story follows grandfather and grandchild as they build a fort together from start to finish.

 A Butterfly Called Hope

A Butterfly called Hope by NY Times best selling author Mary Alice Monroe with Linda Love, photography by Barbara J Bergwerf.

About the Book: The colorful flowers in Mama’s garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?

The Perfect Pet

The Perfect Pet by Samantha Bell

About the Book: After begging for a pet, a child’s mother finally says “yes.” But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down from Kingdom Animalia, through invertebrates to vertebrates. Reptiles and amphibians are out, and birds and fish are soon off the list. That leaves mammals, but which one? An elephant won’t fit through the door, and a tiger would be too hard to walk. What’s a child to do?

Giveaway Rules


There will be 2 winners

1st  winner selected will be given their selection and the 2nd winner will receive what’s left. If you did not make a selection one will be made for you.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends March 24th

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.


To win more books please check out the other OVER 100 blogs taking part by clicking on the link below to enter more goodies.

This giveaway close at midnight on 24th and the winner will be selected at

This Giveaway Has Ended


#9– Summer G
#20 – Michellwillms2013
#34 – Alina


March 16, 2014 - Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , ,


  1. We’re an animal loving family and love animal books. My son would love any of these.

    Comment by Melissa C. | March 16, 2014 | Reply

  2. Some great choices. Thanks for being part of this Tour and the opportunity.I’d choose The Perfect Pet, The Fort On Fourth Street and A Butterfly Called Hope.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  3. A great selection of animal books. My daughter has been reading more and more about animals lately. She would love to read The Tree that Bear Climbed, The Most Dangerous and A Butterfly called Hope. I believe her little brother would even sit still long enough to hear her read the books. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Ella!

    Comment by Christine A. | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  4. Thanks for taking part in the Lucky Leprechaun Blog Hop – I feel lucky, must be that teensy bit of Irish in me!
    My grandkids are all avid readers. I think the books they would enjoy the most are A Warm Winter Tale, Desert Baths and Champ’s Story. Happy St Patrick’s Day, Ella!

    Comment by tmy56 | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  5. Love blog hops, and love your site – anything to get books into the hands of kids is AWESOME. We love animals in my home, and my choices would be A Butterfly Called Hope, The Perfect Pet, and The Most Dangerous. Thanks for the chance!

    Comment by Jaime Nicole | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  6. What a super collection of kids’ reads!

    Comment by Lisa Weidknecht | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  7. I have a confession to make, I love reading children’s animal stories, in fact I have my own little collection lol.

    Comment by sharon martin | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  8. I think my son would like A Warm Winter Trail the most. He enjoys learning about animals and how they adapt to their different habitats!

    Comment by Ashley | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  9. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Comment by Summer G | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  10. My favorite is The Perfect Pet. With Common Core requiring more nonfiction reading and writing, the comparing of different pets is perfect. A Warm Winter Tail and The Tree That Bear Climbed are my other favorites.

    Comment by L Green | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  11. What a great selection of books I would love to read these with my youngest son! I would love A Warm Winter Tail, The Tree That Bear Climbed, and The Perfect Pet

    Comment by Heather B | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  12. Great homeschool library books could be used in lessons too!

    Comment by Amy | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  13. My daughter would love the Butterfly book. She has a slight obsession with them. I love the top two books though, they would be excellent for teaching. Any of them would be really!

    Comment by Heather Swarthout | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  14. I would pick A Warm Winter Tail, The Perfect Pet and The Most Dangerous. I like how many the books expose children to reading about different facts about animals such as life cycle and adaptability

    Comment by Merry | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  15. The Perfect Pet would be a well read book in our house. My littles would love it.

    Comment by simplysherryl | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  16. Wow-what great children’s books those are! Too bad I have no children-I would want ALL of them!!

    Comment by Michele | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  17. My three little ones would love to get any one of these. My oldest is obsessed with anything pet or bug related. She catches lizards and snakes like Dennis the Menace.

    Comment by Bending The Spine (@BendingTheSpine) | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  18. These look like fun books that could be enjoyable for the storytimes at my library. Thanks for being part of the giveaway!

    Comment by morwesong | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  19. I always buy books for the grandkids for presents. These books would be a great addition to their collections.

    Comment by Laura Smith | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  20. This is a wonderful selection of books. My children are fascinated by animals of all kinds. They are particularly fascinated by dangerous creatures, so I know they’d love The Most Dangerous, and Desert Baths. The Perfect Pet would help them advance their knowledge of the animal kingdom, something they certainly need to do. I appreciate your wonderful books and terrific contest. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

    Comment by michellewillms2013 | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  21. I love the fact that these are Children books. I would give mine to my daughter’s teacher. Schools can use books like these!

    Comment by Colleen | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  22. I love the fact that the winner gets Children’s Books. I am always looking for a way to push my love of reading toward my children! All of these look like great selections that my kids would love!

    Comment by Andrea Corley | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  23. I am always looking for great new books to introduce my children to a wide variety of subjects as well as different authors and illustrators.

    Comment by Jenny Stanek | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  24. What a wonderful selection of books that kids can learn a variety of things from! I think my kids would like: The Fort on Fourth Street, The Most Dangerous and A Warm Winter Tail. 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  25. My son loves books and would enjoy any of these, but especially the ones pertaining to animals. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Comment by Natosha Zachary | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  26. my daughter would love these! my favorite is a warm winter tail, the bear that climbed a tree and deserts baths. perfect books for an animal lover

    Comment by Sarah Hayes | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  27. The Tree That the Bear Climbed looks really cute! I love how it is told from literally the ground up!

    Comment by LB | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  28. The Perfect Pet would be fun to read for a child who likes animals

    bn100candg at hotmail dot ocm

    Comment by bn100 | March 18, 2014 | Reply

  29. The Perfect Pet would be a great book for my niece who loves all kinds of animals.

    Comment by BookLady | March 19, 2014 | Reply

  30. Any of these books would be fantastic. My boys would love The Tree that Bear Climbed, Most Dangerous, and Deserts Baths the most though.

    Comment by cosgrovejulia | March 19, 2014 | Reply

  31. I’d love to give my grandson A Warm Winter Tail, The Tree That Bear Climbed and The Perfect Pet. He will enjoy learning about these animals. Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

    Comment by Carol M | March 19, 2014 | Reply

  32. My kids love books about animals! My son would really enjoy The Most Dangerous and I think my daughter would like the story about the butterfly.

    Comment by Suzie Williams | March 19, 2014 | Reply

  33. These are wonderful book choices. The book, ‘The Most Dangerous’ has a cover that I think would be exciting and draw my nephew’s interest. The content is something he would find interesting as well. I would be most interested in sharing the following books with children, ‘The Most Dangerous,’ ‘A Butterfly Called Hope,’ and Desert Baths. Thank you Ms. Ella 🙂

    Comment by Mippy/Sabrina | March 20, 2014 | Reply

  34. My nephews love books and I love to read to them. I think our choices would be A Warm Winter Tail, Desert Baths and The Perfect Pet. Thanks for this awesome chance!

    Comment by Alina | March 20, 2014 | Reply

    • Also I’m an email subscriber 🙂

      Comment by Alina | March 20, 2014 | Reply

  35. My son is really into sharks so I know he would love The Most Dangerous. He also wants a pet so I know he would like The Perfect Pet. This book also reminds me of the book Dear Zoo and I know my son really liked that book. I think he would also like Desert Baths because the animals in there would be something new to him.

    Comment by Alyn Y | March 20, 2014 | Reply

  36. The Most Dangerous, The Perfect Pet, A Butterfly Called Hope

    Comment by khrystinah wright (@NiNaCOLaDa9587) | March 21, 2014 | Reply

  37. We are a real animal lover family and so any of these books would be great. My daughter especially likes snakes and butterflies. I know a rather strange combination.

    Comment by Mia J | March 22, 2014 | Reply

  38. i love all these books. my son loves animals and loves reading so its a great combination. i think he would like the The Most Dangerous book best.

    Comment by amanda whitley | March 24, 2014 | Reply

  39. My grandchildren would really enjoy A Butterfly called Hope,The Fort on Fourth Street and The Perfect Pet.

    Comment by Pat | March 24, 2014 | Reply

  40. I would choose A Warm Winter Tail, Desert Baths, and The Tree That Bear Climbed. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter at

    Comment by Lily Kwan | March 24, 2014 | Reply

  41. Great collection of books! I am doing a fundraiser for a little boy to help get him adopted and this would be a great prize for one of the kids games

    Comment by Brandy | March 24, 2014 | Reply

  42. My granddaughter is only 7 months. But, my daughter (an avid reader) is already reading to her. It makes me proud.

    Comment by Judy Gregory | March 24, 2014 | Reply

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