Book Giveaway | Red: A Crayon’s Story 

Reading to Fin almost every night has taught Carl and I the value of a good children’s story; a story that can touch both child and reader is a rare find, but when discovered it can make for a wonderful lesson.

I was recently offered a chance by Fully Booked to review Red: A Crayon’s Story

IMG_6829.JPGThis is the tale of a little crayon who isn’t the color that his label says he is. His discovery of his actual identity and worth moved me to the point that my eyes seriously got watery while reading it.

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IMG_6830.JPGIt’s a story about discovering who you really are and not what a “factory” or other people claim you ought to be. It’s about excelling in your own talents and not those that your family and peers think you should be good at.

IMG_6832.JPGIn a world were labels and expectations are put on us from such a young age, this book encourages everyone to look inside and follow your own beat. A lesson both children and parents can benefit from. I can’t recommend this book enough and it’s definitely going in my list of books that I plan to give my godchildren as they grow up.

IMG_6833.JPGNow for the the best part of this post, FULLY BOOKED is offering this book to one of my site’s lucky readers. It’s simple:

1. Leave your email address using rafflecopter OR leave a comment in my comment box.

2. You must be willing to claim your prize at Fully Booked (Bonifacio High Street branch)

3. Feel free to encourage your friends and family members to join. The more entries, the more chances of winning.

4. Raffle closes on July 16, 2015

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Red: A Crayon’s Story can be purchased at all Fully Booked outlets. Find out more through their:

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UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS to BELAZAMENTE for winning this lovely book. Thank you for joining, everyone!  

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Giveaway: Dear Malala, We Stand with You


Dear Malala, We Stand with You is a book that serves as a letter of support and a call to action for girls around world. It is a story that  isn’t always easy to share with our children. But, when the time is right, is one that needs to be said.

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As a teenager in Pakistan, Malala spoke up for her right and those of the girls around her to be educated. The Taliban shot Malala  in the head and left for dead. Her story is one of the most horrific news reports the world has heard in recent times. But in her tale also lies hope, perseverance, and the belief that good can out of darkness.


This book is filled with those beliefs: that girls of all ages and nationalities can come together and stand with Malala in her fight for equality and education. It is filled with beautiful pictures from around the world (Philippines included) of girls sharing their support for Malala.

I recommend this book for children 10 and up. An age when a parent has the task of sharing a little more about how parts of the world work and how they don’t always agree with how we live or the rights we’ve been given.

FULLY BOOKED is offering this book to one of my site’s lucky readers. It’s simple:

1. Leave your email address using rafflecopter OR leave a comment in my comment box.

2. You must be willing to claim your prize at Fully Booked (Bonifacio High Street branch)

3. Feel free to encourage your friends and family members to join. The more entries, the more chances of winning.

4. Raffle closes on May 30, 2015

 

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Dear Malala, We Stand with You can be purchased at all Fully Booked outlets. Find out more through their:

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Reading: A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a book this much in a while. The story of a handful of lives weaved together in a small town in Chechnya is so well written that I found myself fully immersed in the tale. Anthony Marra does an excellent job of jumping from years and characters in a way that you don’t lose the heart of his story in the process. It’s not a happy book, but it’s certainly one filled with warmth. I highly recommend it.

A thank you to my friend Lars for giving me this copy!

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