Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaway - Chapter Books

On Monday I posted about Wanda Brunstetter's Amish storybook for little ones. She has also written some Amish chapter books for elementary-aged children that I'm pleased to introduce to you as part of this week's giveaway. Rachel Yoder - Always Trouble Somewhere is a series about an Amish tween-aged girl who is full of energy and fun. Through reading these books, children will get a glimpse of the Amish way of life but also see that Rachel experiences many of the same things that they do: chores, parental love (& discipline!), sibling fun (& annoyances!), schoolyard mishaps, and other adventures. Six books are available now, and #7 (Jumping to Conclusions) and #8 (Growing Up) will be released June 1 and are available for pre-order. (As with most children's chapter book series, they can be read in any order.) Here is more information on the 5th and 6th books, along with an opportunity to win them!


Rachel’s Back—with a Bad Case of the Grumpies!

With the arrival of spring come happiness and fun. Not so for ten-year-old Rachel Yoder, who springs into nonstop trouble that turns her from a smiling, laughing girl into a sour-faced grouch. Extra chores, a trip to the eye doctor’s office for glasses, and a little white lie make things go from bad to worse for Rachel and her family. Will Rachel ever learn the secret to true happiness?


Rachel’s Back—-in Her Biggest Adventure Yet!

As summer is coming to an end, Rachel’s troubles are just beginning. Not only does she have a new baby sister to deal with, but she has an ornery cat on the loose, too and Rachel begins to feel that life just isn’t fair. When her jealousy leads her to take a trip to an amusement park with her English friend—without her parents’ permission—her problems only get worse. Will Rachel ever learn to be content?

Here's a trailer for the book series:

There is also a darling Rachel Yoder website with recipes, printable glossaries of Amish words, and a Fun Page containing word searches, puzzles, bookmarks, and other fun activities!

Wanda E. Brunstetter is a bestselling author Amish fiction and nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Washington State. She says, "When I thought about creating a series of children’s books, I wanted them to tell the stories of an adventurous Amish child. I've spent a great deal of time with children from the Amish communities and I adore them and find them so facinating." She can be emailed at wanda[at]rachelyoderbooks[dot]com.

I have an autographed copy of these two books for one of you! Leave a comment on this post by 6:00 p.m. Thursday (5/7) and I will choose a winner. (Continental US residents only, please.) As before, let me know you have posted the button on your blog and receive an extra chance to win!

Happy Reading!


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Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Oooh, those look cute!

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a multi-talented writer she is! Reaching the whole family!

sara said...

I didn't know that she wrote childrens books!!! The trailer is cute!

christin said...

How interesting! Thanks forthe chance:)

Serena said...

These sound like great books!

TCKK said...

I've read several books by Wanda Brunstetter and I love books about the Amish. It would be awesome to have an autographed copy of her books.

Chatty Kelly said...

oooh, my 9 yr old would love these. I'm always looking for good books for her, as she is a book worm. She is amazing! :-) Course I am her mom, so I am prone to think so.

Carol said...

These would be perfect for my granddaughter! Thank you!
Carol M
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NeedANap2 said...

Looks good for my kids! Great giveaway, thanks. :)