Welcome to 2017! January Book of Choice Giveaway! I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to leave 2016 behind me and start looking towards what I hope is a much better year!
In my house we love books. Books surround us in almost every room. My dream house would have a room covered in shelves for books, books, and more books. One of my favourite type of books to get my kids are personalized story books. They always love reading books with their names in them. It takes the joy of reading up a notch, and makes it almost magical.
I have some really hard people to shop for on my Christmas list. My 22 year old son is almost impossible as he has everything he needs, doesn’t want much, and what he does want he can afford to buy it himself.
My 19 year old is easier, but he never really asks for anything. This year all he has asked for are some books, new pillows and sheets and a new Build-A-Bear for his stuffed animal collection.
Recently I was introduced to Lost My Name. Lost My Name is an amazing company that makes wonderfully creative personalized stories for kids. I love personalized children’s books. I love them so much I’m not even sure how many we have. Lets just say we have at least a dozen different personalized children’s stories in my house. Probably more. I love how personalized books are more than just stories, they are keepsakes!
Maxime-Alexandra Lavergne is a giving 7 year old girl with a heart of gold. From lemonade stands, to cookie sales, to donating her birthday money, she is often thinking of creative ways to help children and animals in need from not only at home but around the globe. The Little Holiday Helper’s Big Book of Christmas Jokes for Kids is her most recent project to raise funds for charity. Maxime-Alexandra worked very hard on this book, from selecting or writing every joke that went into it, to making every content and design decision.
Don’t leave your book lover friends out in the cold this Christmas.
Pine and the Winter Sparrow is a tale about an injured Sparrow offspring. He is unable to fly south for the winter and is forced to remain behind while his family takes flight, rest assuring everyone that he will be fine over the winter months and will see them in the spring. The sparrow’s travels throughout the forest take him from one possible shelter to another, always being rejected, until he reaches the Pine. It’s a tale of belief, kindness and selflessness.