Children’s Book Giveaway: Win Charlotte’s Web & Rotten Teeth

I love books. As a former librarian and elementary classroom teacher I always looked forward to Children’s Book Week and used it as another way to promote books. I now teach high school but still am excited about this week. I have used children’s books in my class to teach writing skills not just to elementary students but to high school also.

One of the books I have used in both is Charlotte’s Web. In third grade it was the first chapter book they read. I also have used it to teach word choice and characterization to high schoolers. They are familiar with E. B. White’s The Elements of Style and most remember the story of Charlotte’s Web. There is a section in the book where Templeton, the rat is described as having “no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything.” That is a excellent example of great word choice and developing characterization.

Another favorite is Rotten Teeth written by Lauren Simms and illustrated by David Catrow. It is delightful story about a girl bringing teeth for Show and Tell from her father’s dental office. The class loved it but you can imagine the teacher felt differently. This book reinforces writing from your life experiences.

These two books will go to one of my readers. Fill in this easy Rafflecopter form to enter. And then visit the rest of the blogs that are participating!!


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63 Responses to Children’s Book Giveaway: Win Charlotte’s Web & Rotten Teeth

  1. Rachel says:

    Love charlotte’s web of course! I’ve never read Rotten Teeth but it looks so cute! hope i win : )

  2. Tammy Dahle says:

    James and the Giant Peach was a childhood favorite

    • Janice Hidey says:

      Tammy, Roald Dahl is a winner! I would read aloud Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I taught second grade and then when I started teaching third grade I would read Charlie and also James and the Giant Peach. One year I remember I also read Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, which is the sequel. In Chocolate Factory we would talk about how we felt like we could actually smell chocolate. When we got to the point about Charlie getting a ticket, at the end of the day I would give them a candy bar to take home. Of course, I had hidden a golden ticket in it. Magical!

  3. Jen Smithson says:

    I loved The Anne of Avonlea series :) and Little House on the Prarie!

    • Janice Hidey says:

      Hi Jen,
      I read Little House on the Prairie series when I was in 4th – 6th grade and loved them. I wrote to the author and got back a picture and letter. I then reread the series in order when I was a librarian. I still loved them but found out that when I had written Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child, she had already died but the publisher didn’t want the young readers to know that.
      I didn’t read Anne of Green Gables until I was adult and PBS had the series on. I hadn’t heard of it when I was a kid even though I had red hair. I read the entire series and just love Anne.
      Thanks for stopping by Jen.

  4. Shauna says:

    Loved The Giving Tree

  5. Aubreylaine says:

    Chyrsanthemum!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  6. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I loved reading the Fear Street books!

  7. Jess Haight says:

    I loved Beverly Cleary growing up. I could really relate to Ramona.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love Charlotte’s Web!

    • Janice Hidey says:

      They are so good. We had Henry and Ribsy in our house, I think through Weekly Reader books. Funny that when I started teaching I had lots of her books in the third grade library. Ramona was one of those girl characters that both girl and boys liked to read. Thanks for stopping by Jess.

  8. Jeanne B.T. says:

    I have always enjoyed reading “The Velveteen Rabbit”.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. :)

  9. ethel says:

    I love all Dr. Seuss books!

    • Janice Hidey says:

      Ethel, the first one of Dr. Seuss books I read when in elementary school was The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. I just checked and that book was published in 1938! And it was not his first book. That was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street which was published the year prior. What a career Dr. Seuss had!

    • Janice Hidey says:

      Yes, he is timeless and has gotten a number of votes.

  10. brenda says:

    i will always love “the little engine that could”

  11. Maryann says:

    I love Goodnight Moon

  12. Brianne Libby says:

    The Giving Tree!

  13. donna lawrence says:

    One of my favorite children’s books,
    Sweet Tooth

  14. Stephanie says:

    Ella Enchanted!

  15. Rachael Henzman says:

    I love The Polar Express!

  16. alicia marie says:

    i really enjoy reading the mo willems’ series. any of the elephant and piggie books or pigeon books are so fun and cute : )

  17. Katie Amanda says:

    I loved any Roald Dahl book.

    • Janice Hidey says:

      Roald Dahl has so many good ones. I love so many of his but am not a big fan of Matilda though after the movie several of my younger students read it and really liked it.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Tiffany Drew says:

    I love The BFG by Roald Dahl :)

  19. CrystalGB says:

    Goodnight moon.

  20. Robot says:

    Thanks for having a giveaway! The Rotten Teeth book sounds like one I’ll have to check out if I don’t win!

  21. Robot says:

    Oh and one of my favorite children’s books is Artemis Fowl.

  22. Tracy Awalt Juliano says:

    I love: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

    Can’t go wrong with Dr. Seuss :)

  23. Karen says:

    My favorite children’s book is Bridge to Teribithia

  24. Kelley Johnsen says:

    Tom Sawyer! I had many others though!

  25. Susan Smith says:

    We like The Giving Tree

  26. Lauren M. says:

    My favorite children’s book now is Anne of Green Gables.

    • Janice Hidey says:

      I was a red headed girl who loved to read who never heard of Anne of Green Gables until PBS had the Megan Fellows version on. I fell in love with it and then had to read the entire series. I have passed it on to many a girl. What a delightful series.

  27. Les Johnson says:

    My favorite was Where the Wild Things Are.

  28. Kim Reid says:

    My favorite was Black Beauty!
    Thanks :)

  29. Linda Kish says:

    Mortimer K Saves the Day

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  30. Ruth Hill says:

    Love the Chronicles of Narnia.

  31. jodi lasher says:

    My favorite book when i was little was Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat…

  32. Denise C says:

    The Giving Tree!

  33. Gina R. says:

    I like Pickle.

  34. Larissa brunken says:

    Poky little puppy

  35. YvonneJ says:

    The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  36. Jennifer Metz says:

    The Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite however I’m partial to Eric Carle for my little ones!

  37. Kiley P. says:

    The Cat in the Hat

  38. Yay! You are the winner of my bloghop giveaway. Please send your physical address to maryanndennis (at) comcast (dot) net. I will post your Hardy Boys gift selection as soon as I get your address. Thanks for entering. You have a wonderful blog!

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