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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Win it Wednesday: If You Had a Jetpack

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday anud winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

If You Had a Jetpack by Lisl H. Detlefsen; illustrated by Linzie Hunter

Having a jetpack is fun--if you know what to do with one.

If you had a jetpack, you could:
  *  Teach your brother how to build one too.
  *  Demonstrate its usefulness at Show and Share Time at school.
  *  Give your principal a ride home.
  *  Fly south to visit your nana.
  *  Visit the astronauts on the space station and help with anything that needed fixing.

Join one inventive little rabbit as he and his brother put their new jetpack to good use!

Want this book? Fill out and submit this form for a chance to win your very own copy!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Win it Wednesday: Five Days of Famous

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday anud winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Five Days of Famous by Alyson Noël

Seventh-grade girls like guys who are cool. And Nick Dashaway . . . is not cool.
When Nick makes a wish after the epic disaster that was the Greentree Middle School Talent Show, he doesn't actually think it's going to come true. But it does. Soon he has a whole new life--he's rich, he's popular, and girls laugh at all his jokes. He's famous. But when he begins to miss parts of his old life, is it too late to get it back?

Update: Congratulations, Zulema V.!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Win it Wednesday: The Cure for Cold Feet

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

The Cure for Cold Feet by Beth Ain

Hiding out in the girls' bathroom . . .
FaceTiming one friend while group chatting two others . . .
Forced to ballroom dance with a boy for a social studies unit . . .

There is a LOT going on in middle school.

New experiences and shifting dynamics are around every turn. And it's not just her friends--Izzy's family is shifting as well. It's anxiety-inducing but also thrilling as Izzy learns to stake her claim.

Update: Congrats, Jake P.! Your new book is on its way.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Win it Wednesday: How to Be a Lion

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere

In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends, we meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a . . . duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world . . .

This sweet, funny, thoughtful, and much-needed story will open up readers' eyes to the importance of being who they are and not backing down to hurtful criticism. It's an empowering tale about connecting with others and choosing kindness over bullying, and shows children how angry and provocative words can be overcome by empathy and inner courage.

Update: Congratulations, Oscar N.!