Monday, October 12, 2020

Back To School Fall Picture Books Giveaway from Prestel Publishing! Open US/CA Ends 10/27

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Our family is always looking for fun and instructional books to keep kids/students engaged in reading during the school year, whether in the classroom or learning at home. Check out we found for Imaginative and Educational Fall Picture Books from Prestel Publishing.

How to Spot an Artist by Danielle Krysa - (9/1/2020; ISBN: 9783791374406; Hardcover $16.95; Ages 5+) is a vividly illustrated, funny, and endlessly encouraging picture book “about being an artist, even when someone tells you not to be." 

With over 200,000 Instagram followers, Danielle Krysa has helped a lot of people overcome the fear that they "aren't creative," and in How to Spot an Aritist, Krysa wants to reach readers as kids before their inner critics arrived on the scene, using her characteristic playfulness, lively illustrations, and humor to help kids overcome negativity about their artistic endeavors--and to help them redefine what being an artist means. Every page delivers encouragement to the kid who thinks artists all live in cities, or that art has to look like something familiar, or that painting and drawing are the only way to make art. In a world that drastically undervalues creative freedom, Krysa's whimsical paintings and collages joyfully proclaim that art is essential and that artists are everywhere. Additionally, a page at the back of the book includes ideas for art projects--because who wants fewer art projects? Nobody!


School by Britta Teckentrup (9/15/2020; ISBN: 9783791374420; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 8+) takes readers inside a busy school to follow different students through their day--in class, during free time, at lunch, and through swimming lessons.

We come across a variety of faces and expressions that reflect the enormous range of emotions and experiences that each school day brings. There are arguments and hurt feelings, encouraging hugs and deeply felt smiles. The gentle text explores issues that we've all encountered--bullying and loneliness as well as friendship and achievement. While the school in this book could exist anywhere, young readers will recognize themselves in this beautifully and compassionately wrought story by bestselling author Britta Teckentrup, whose warm and wonderfully detailed illustrations are a marvelous portal to feelings, facts, and fun.

This Thing Called Life by Christian Borstlap (

This Thing Called Life by Christian Borstlap (10/6/2020; ISBN: 9783791374437; Hardcover $17.95; Ages 5+) shows the many shapes and forms life takes all around us, from the smallest specks of life to the largest creatures.

What is life? It's constantly moving, growing, reproducing, and dying. It's happening now, all the time, and it's everywhere around us. From little helicopter seed pods that float through the air to blue whales in the ocean, the world is filled with all different types of odd and familiar kinds of life. This whimsical picture book helps young readers see the connections between all living things. Author and illustrator Christian Borstlap's furry, feathery, smooth, and spiky creatures crawl, eat, growl, fly, and interact with one another. While most of his creations are imaginary animals, they all depict real things that organisms must do to survive and thrive. Bold and quirky illustrations tug at kids' imaginations and help demonstrate complex concepts that can be hard to put into words. The book leaves lots of room for discussion and for new discoveries with each reading.

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Enter below to win the giveaway for School, How to Spot an Artist and This Thing Called Life! This giveaway is open to US/CA ages 18+ and ends on 10/27/20. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!


  1. How to Spot an Artist sounds like a book my daughter would like. She loves art and wants to be an art teacher. She's only 9 so we'll see!

  2. All of the covers are very beautiful. I'd love to read these books with my family.

  3. These look like stunning books. so colorful

  4. thank you for sharing these great books!

  5. I like the art on the many different covers.

  6. These all look so cute I so want the Little Dancer book.

  7. How to Spot an Artist and The House of Happy Spirits look interesting.

  8. I am sure my granddaughter would like this. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Fun and instructional books to keep kids/students engaged in reading during the school year. These books provide motivativation for kids. Your child needs to increase basic skills like reading habits, speaking, and books can help for them. These books are important for their personal development. Kids love funny and stiry books so parents can keep them busy. They will learn how to achieve goals and how they can become a critical thinker?

  10. These books all look good, but I bet my kids would go crazy for the Scary book with the spider on it.

  11. Looks like a great set of fall books. Im curious what else is in The Scary Book!

  12. These all look really nice. Great for kids!

  13. cute books--Our grandkids never have enough books here--I can buy 2 or 3 books a week and every time they show up I read and next thing I know that book is going home with them--lol


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