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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gifts for kids (and the whole family) ~ Children's Picture Book {giveaway}

Country Mouse, City Mouse


It's Day 10 of my Holiday Gift Guide!
Today, it is all about the tradition of Children's Books for Christmas.



As I grew up, I remember that we always received a special children's picture book on Christmas morning. Inside the book was an inscription saying who the book was for and the year it was given. After I had children of my own, I continued this timeless tradition. Now, every year we bring out our special holiday books and read through them together. As my kids learned to read they became the reader of the stories. Often, these kinds of books are the trigger to many memories of Christmas past. Each year I seek out a new picture book to share and become our 'book of Christmas.'



Welcome Mayra Calvani:


Award winning author, Mayra Calvani writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Mayra has over 3000 reviews, interviews, stories and articles published in print and online.




Mayra has written the perfect children's Christmas book to be included in my
Holiday Gift Guide!


The Magic Violin

Eight-year old Melina wants to become a good violinist. When she loses confidence, her Rumanian teacher Andrea decides it’s time for a magic dose of self esteem. A mysterious old woman in rags gives Melina some curious advice; a violinist Russian hamster, who happens to live under the old woman's hat, offers her a virtuoso performance; a shooting star fills her with hope on Christmas Eve. Is Melina actually playing better, or has her violin become magic? Who is the old woman in the town square, and why does she wear the same emerald ring as her teacher Andrea?


Buy ~ You can purchase The Magic Violin at Amazon.




~~ Holiday Giveaway ~~

One lucky Country Mouse, City Mouse reader can win their own autographed copy of
The Magic Violin!



Mandatory Entry

1. Visit Myra's Secret Bookcase and share something which you found out about our author.

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@ ~ The Magic Violin...Christmas Children's Book! Holiday Giveaway

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This giveaway is open to Canada and USA
This giveaway will be open for entries from Nov 10 - 19, 2010
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Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond
This blog bears to responsibility for the delivery of this prize


GOOD LUCK!




Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.

Congratulations!
DEBIJOT
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72 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

great giveaway..
i have oodles of kids books waiting for my future kids.. one day!!

Mayra Calvani said...

Thank you so much for featuring my book, Pam!

slb3334 said...

she started writing stories at around 12.

deb c said...

She is a menber of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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deb c said...

follow mayra on twitter-missdeb1
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flowerchild said...

blog follower
Mayra started writing books when she was 12 years old
thanks
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flowerchild said...

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flowerchild said...

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flowerchild said...

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pippirose said...

I found out that she likes to watch "I Dream of Jeanie"...and "Charlie's Angels".
:o)
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pippirose said...

I friended Mayra on FB
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I received your email updates.
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Gloria Walshver said...

I found that she loves writing for kids that's important that a writer knows what a child is interested in or not.
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DEBIJOT said...

writing for children is her passion and she has more titles coming out 2010-11.

DEBIJOT said...

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mean green mom said...

Would love to win this to share ith my girls this holiday season. I follow and I learned the author likes to watch Charlie's Angels :)
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mean green mom said...

I entered the uncommonly cute giveaway too :)
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Yuki said...

I found out that she wrote stories while in class when she was 12 years old!

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Yuki said...

I Follow Mayra on twitter

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I Receive your email updates

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I follow you on twitter

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Sherrie said...

I learned the author has been reviewing books for twelve years and has written book reviews for several magazines including The New York Journal of Books

GFC follower (shay)

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Sherrie said...

Sent a friend request to Mayra on Facebook.
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Sherrie said...

Following Mayra on twitter @nazelnutz

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Sherrie said...

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Have your regular button on my favorite blogs page.

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Subscribed to your blog via email.

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carol said...

I found out that she has a new book coming out shortly titled Frederico, the Mouse Violinist!

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Jade W. said...

I learned that she is the National Latino Books Examiner for Examiner.com. Pretty cool.

Terra H. said...

I learned that she likes walking with her golden retriever and listening to audio writing workshops. Thanks.
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Terra H. said...

email subscriber and blog follower
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Terra H. said...

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Terra H. said...

have the holiday button up on the right hand side of my blog
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Terra H. said...

grabbed holiday button before Oct 31 #1
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flowerchild said...

daily tweet
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Sherrie said...

tweet
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flowerchild said...

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entered the iStyle giveaway
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scat413 said...

He was not born in the USA, but connects with our kids.
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carol said...

I tweeted
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Yuki said...

I entered the iStyle originals giveaway

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saturdaynightfever said...

The author started writing books when she was twelve.

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carol said...

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flowerchild said...

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entered the momAgenda giveaway
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Yuki said...

Tweeted

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