Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2014








In honor of Children’s Book Week, I am pleased to be participating in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. Young Adult and Children’s literature has a special place in my heart. I devoured books as a child, starting with Sweet Valley Kids, The Boxcar Children, Bunnicula, and  other favorites like Ella Enchanted. As I grew older I found books by L.J Smith, R.L Stine, and Christopher Pike to pass the time. When I close my eyes, those are the favorites I see lining the shelves of the very small middle grade and young adult reader section of the bookstore.

Wow how times have changed. The children’s literature, YA, and middle grade genres have exploded in my lifetime, and I’m so thrilled that my daughter is going to benefit from shelf after shelf of awesome adventures like How to Train Your Dragon, Rise of the Guardians, and so many more. And I’m pleased to have added to the genre with my Daughters of Zeus series.

Persephone is definitely on the older end of children’s lit (firmly planted in YA), but it never would have come to be were it on for the books I read when I was younger. Reading was a massive part of my identity, my absolute favorite hobby, and almost all my friends and I ever talked about. I owe those books and those writers a debt for inspiring me and entertaining me.

So in honor of Children’s Book Week, I am giving away either an e-copy or an audiobook of Persephone (described below). Winner’s choice. All you have to earn a chance to win is to respond in the comments below with the name of your favorite children’s book and explain why it was your favorite. Winner will be chosen at random on the 19th.


There are worse things than death, worse people too.
The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.
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33 thoughts on “Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2014

  1. I loved the Wrinkle in Time Book, Time travel fascinated me! I went on to read quite a few more books dealing with the subject!

  2. Hi Kaitlin, your series looks really awesome. My favourite book of all time is The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey, but I also love Harry Potter, so it is a tough choice there. Thanks so much for joining us on the Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop

    • Thanks! I love the Riders of Pern series. The series about the little dragons (dragonsong I think) got me started when I found it in my school library. And Harry Potter was a major game changer for Children’s lit, so love it 🙂

  3. I loved Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because the HP series was so full of magical places and characters you really wanted to exist. It inspired me to write my own books to create that feeling in others.

    • Gosh! It’s been so long since I’ve thought about Heidi! I loved that book! Didn’t care for any of the movie adaptations for some reason, though. Which was odd, because they were all pretty faithful to the book. That was just a story that was meant to be read.

  4. I totally love The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch! Check it out. 🙂
    Update me if you’re part of the ****** Society already… (Can’t tell what’s the name of the society unless you give me chocolate) 😛
    It’s really amazing. It kept me reading. Pseudonymous Bosch is just sooo great! 🙂

    • Man, the Giver wrecked me as an adult. I’d read it when I was younger and liked it enough, then I reread it for a children’s lit class in college and understood it on a whole new level. The poor babies :(. I’ve discovered there are some books I can’t reread now that I have a kid. Excited for the movie though. Not sure why it’s in color.

  5. I REALLY have trouble picking ONE favorite, especially as I continue to discover new ones I love, but the truth is, the entire Harry Potter series will always hold a special place in my heart. I consider everything about it stellar, I have treasured memories reading them (several times) and spending countless hours theorizing with friends over them and sharing them with so many people. I also learned as a writer from Jo Rowling’s example. So, yeah, I’ll pick the entire series 🙂

  6. It’d be hard to choose just one, but I’ll go with *The Giving Tree*. That book shows true friendship. The tree gave the man everything he ever really needed in life.

    • That book is one of the gaping holes in my book knowledge. I’ve seen it, I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never read it. Every time someone brings it up, I say I’ll go check it out. Maybe this time I’ll actually remember.

  7. My favorite children’s book is Peter Pan. I love it so much for a few reasons. One my mother used this book to teach me to read. Two, I used the same book to teach my sister and a neighborhood friend how to read. Three I Have since passed the tradition down to my homeschool kids!

  8. Great giveaway – thanks for taking part in the Giveaway Hop. Pinning and tweeting…

  9. I do consider all the ideas you’ve offered to your post. They’re really convincing and will certainly work.

    Still, the posts are very short for starters.
    May you please prolong them a little from next time?
    Thank you for the post.

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