Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nonfiction Book Giveaway

I'm excited to announce a giveaway from the kind people at Kohl's. As I wrote about last week, you can purchase several great nonfiction books by Steve Jenkins at Kohl's. Now, you can win a set of two Steve Jenkins books (What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? and Biggest, Strongest, Fastest) and a lizard plush. There are five sets available! (Perfect for the new school year.)

Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment below to share how you'd like to use these materials in your classroom or with your children. Be sure to include your email address or your blog link so that I can contact you.

2. I'll choose winners randomly at noon EST on August 10, and then email winners for their addresses so that prizes can be shipped.

Be sure to share the link to this post with others at your school! I look forward to hearing from you.


  1. The Steve Jenkins books could be used with intermediate and middle school readers in several ways. First, in explicit instruction of strategies, these amusing books could sustain the attention of students and help them to see how a strategy is easily applied. Second, the books can be models for writing. (Everyone likes lizards!)

  2. I think the Steve Jenkins books are a great fit with the Eligible Content we are required to teach in Science.

    Jean Frigm

  3. Understanding cause/effect is a crucial skill my students need in my Social Studies class! I am going to try the card activity this year; thanks for the great strategy!!!

  4. Being a parent, and an educator, I always enjoy a curious question from the children I am surrounded by. I appreciate Steve Jenkins's use of inquiry to set the stage for many of his books. His style of writing is a great model for the young information detectives who thrive on investigation and the fun facts they uncover. I believe having these two books in my classroom library would help me motivate my students to keep asking questions and finding answers. The students can connect and enjoy many of his books in an Author Study, too!
    p.s. The artwork is always a creative model for student presentation!

  5. Steve Jenkins books are wonderful tools for any elementary classroom. My students love non-fiction. They especially enjoy learning "little known facts" which Jenkins appears to thrive on as well. These books are perfect for inspiring students to learn more on their own.

  6. Steve Jenkin's books give the elementary school teacher an opportunity to enhance any science curriculum. The material offers students an ejoyable, well-written, visually engaing nonfiction book that can tie-in to several topics covered in the our 4th grade science curriculum.