Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Valentine’s Day 3-Book Giveaway LOVE BRAVE BEAUTIFUL by Stacy McAnulty

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Our family loves books and give them to our kids on holidays and special days. Books are so important for our children – both in the immediate present and for their futures. For Valentine’s Day, consider these titles from Running Press

Love From award-winning author Stacy McAnulty

From award-winning author Stacy McAnulty comes a sweet story about love and what it's really all about. Love is a sweet hardcover that empowers children to demonstrate affection for others through acts of service.

What is love? Can you only express it in fancy meals, greeting cards, and heart-shaped chocolates? Kids will find love everywhere in this delightful book. It can be found in everyday moments such as baking cookies with grandma, notes from Mom in your lunchbox, or a family singing together on a car trip, and it isn't always what you expect!

Enjoy these free printables to supplement your LOVE activities!

Brave is an empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life superheroes and that all kids have what it takes to be brave. Superheroes seek adventure, never give up, and stay calm when others are afraid. Superheroes are brave. But they aren't the only ones. 

Kids are brave every day. When they are told they are too little, but accomplish something big. When they check for monsters under the bed, just in case. When they face something uncertain, whether a thunderstorm or a hospital visit. When they stand up for what's right, even when it means facing consequences. Like superheroes, brave kids can save the world, just by being brave.

Thoughtful text from Stacy McAnulty paired with vibrant illustrations from Joanne Lew-Vriethoff encourage kids to be brave in all the ways they can: trying new things, speaking their mind, confronting bullies, and more. This book will inspire kids to follow their hearts and to have courage, no matter the situation.

beautiful by stacy mcanulty

Beautiful celebrates inner beauty and actions, rather than focusing on outward appearances.  It also emphasizes the beauty of situations, such as active playtime and moments with friends. Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable. . . .Every girl is BEAUTIFUL.

Much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong!

One lucky reader will win a copy of all 3 books, thanks to the publisher!  The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+.  Void where prohibited by law.  Good luck!

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About the Author:   Stacy McAnulty

About the Author:   Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a dog therapist (is that a thing???), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She has written dozens of books including her debut middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield; Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert, illustrated by Deborah Hocking, Brave and Beautiful, both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, and more. When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 husband.

About the IllustratorJoanne Lew-Vriethoff is the award-winning illustrator of Beautiful and Brave, as well as such books as Another Day as Emily, The Dancing Pancake, and Peace, Baby! She lives in Amsterdam with her family.


  1. I love all 3 books but the book Brave looks wonderful. My children have been ill one a heart transplant the other had Cancer at age 7 so this book is perfect to read.

  2. I like Beautiful because it celebrates beautiful actions not just appearances.

  3. I love Brave because it means soooo much!

  4. Beautiful...because what's inside is far more important than what's on the outside!

  5. I like Beautiful.. i would love to give this to my daughter to teach her!!

  6. Brave looks very good. I think we would enjoy all the books

  7. Beautiful. I would love this for my granddaughter. Thank you for sharing. ❤

  8. Brave because my kids want to be brave.


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