Welcome to the Hello, Autumn Giveaway Hop. I’m giving away two children’s books that you are going to love. The first is Filigree’s Midnight Ride about a five pound Pomeranian who helps out during the Revolutionary War. I also have Operation Photobomb about a very mischievous monkey!
Filigree’s Midnight Ride
Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst, illus. by Claire Powell
(Aug 27, 2019; McElderry/S&S; ages 6-9; 192 pages)
Join Filigree, a five-pound Pomeranian, as he stows away on Paul Revere’s midnight ride in Filigree’s Midnight Ride, the first book of the At the Heels of History series, inspired by important events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of dogs.
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Filigree may be a small puff of a Pomeranian but he has a big, brave heart. As the Revere family dog, he’s ready to do his part to help the American colonists stand up to the British soldiers. But the other dogs, like Jove, Sam Adams’s Newfoundland, and even the Revere cat, Anvil, think Filigree is a joke. The Reveres’ daughter Frances is the only one who believes in him.
When Frances’s father, Paul Revere, leaves home on a secret mission, Filigree and Frances know they have to help, no matter how dangerous it might be. Will a pint-sized pup just be in the way, or can Filigree prove that even a very small dog can fight for freedom?
Filigree’s Midnight Ride is a book that your early elementary aged kids are going to enjoy. This book will take them on a journey back to the days of the Revolutionary War. I like that this one is written for such young readers because they may not even be familiar with the Revolutionary War or Paul Revere yet.
For this reason, it makes a great book for you to have your child read aloud to you. This way, if they have questions about what they’re reading, you’ll be able to discuss what’s going on in the book. Stories like Filigree’s Midnight Ride are a great way to get children interested in history.
The story is exciting and it sticks to the real history, not the version that’s so often told based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem. The author’s include more of that history at the end of the book, and they let you know which parts were real and which were fiction.
I really think this is a book you and your child will enjoy.
About the authors of Filigree’s Midnight Ride
Pam Berkman has written books for grownups and this is her first book for kids. She loves writing about events in history and thinking about how they connect to things that are happening today. Pam also works as an editor. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons. For more information, visit her website or on Twitter: @PamelaBerkman
Dorothy Hearst is the author of the Wolf Chronicles trilogy; Filigree’s Midnight Ride is her first book for young readers. She loves writing about canine characters, birds, and other creatures who can give us the chance to see ourselves in new ways. Dorothy is an acquiring editor, a martial artist, a self-defense instructor-in-training, an avid hiker and reader, and a dog lover. She is not entirely domesticated, but is very food motivated. Learn more at her website, or on Twitter: @DorothyHearst
About the illustrator of Filigree’s Midnight Ride
Claire Powell is an illustrator, writer, and designer who lives and works in London. She has spent several years as a design director in the world of channel rebranding working for clients such as Nickelodeon, BBC Three, CBBC, and BBC One. To learn more, visit her website.
Check out the fun facts about dogs, activities, and more on the At the Heels of History website.
Filigree’s Midnight Ride is an Amazon Editor’s Book of the Month pick for ages 6-8! (August 2019)
Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illus. by Matthew Rivera
(Sept 1, 2019; Albert Whitman; ages 3-5; 32 pages)
When Monkey finds a camera, Chameleon discovers that he loves to photobomb everyone! But Chameleon’s photobombing starts to drive the other animals bananas. Can they find a way to stop his wild antics?
Operation Photobomb is another fun book by sisters Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie.
Monkey and chameleon love it when the jungle tours are running because they get new toys. Uh, but those “toys” belong to the tourists! Well, monkey finds a camera, and chameleon finds that he loves photobombing! The animals he’s photobombing aren’t too thrilled though. But soon enough, they all find a way to to get along.
Your kids will have fun with this one! They’ll love sneaky chameleon. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and they make the story come to life.
About the authors of Operation Photobomb
Tara and Becky are sisters and collaborators. Tara lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband and three boys. Becky lives in Chicago. Together they’ve written several picture books, including I Am Famous and I Used to be Famous, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, and Shark Nate-O, illustrated by Daniel Duncan.
Visit Becky and Tara online at http://beckytarabooks.com/.
Facebook: BeckyTara Books
Twitter: @t_luebbe and @b_cattie
Instagram: @taraluebbe and @beckycattie
Matthew Rivera began drawing animals when he was old enough to hold a crayon. His parents still prize the toucan he drew when he was five.He earned his degree in fine arts from the University of Arizona. Now he lives with his family in the jungles of Los Angeles where he may, or may not, photobomb unsuspecting tourists. Visit him on Instagram @matthewdidit.
Praise for Operation Photobomb
“Illustrations in this upbeat offering are lush and playful.The narrative is a lighthearted take on the trickster tale . . . that will resonate with young readers. A fanciful foray into lessons learned.” —Kirkus
Enter the giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Filigree’s Midnight Ride, courtesy of Simon & Schuster! (U.S. addresses) and a copy of Operation Photobomb (U.S. addresses), courtesy of Albert Whitman & Company.
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