CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner, AnnAdele Lawler! And THANK YOU to everyone who enetered!

Woohoo! Read. Learn. Repeat. is 6 months old, and I’m celebrating with a 5 WEEK GIVEAWAY event. One lucky reader has already won the fantastic book If You’re Going to a March by Martha Freeman, illustrated by Violet Kim.


How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller, illustrated by Hatem Aly

This week’s prize is  How to Feed Your Parents. I am featuring it in an upcoming post on Facing Change. Until then, I’ll tell you that it’s a clever, humorous, beautifully illustrated book about trying new things.


  1. Follow this blog via WordPress or email.
  2. Leave a comment on this post listing a food you used to hate, but now love.
  3. Enter by Monday 8/20 @ Midnight EST.
  4. U.S. and Canada only.

WINNER will be selected at random from all comments with active follower status and announced on Tuesday 8/21. I will announce the winner on the blog, Instagram, and Twitter.

I’d like to thank Sterling Children’s Books for supporting my blog by providing both myself and the winner a copy of this truly fabulous book. Below you can find further information from the publisher about the book and its creators.

Thanks for celebrating with me, and best of luck!


Who’s the picky eater? Not Matilda! A little girl with adventurous tastes turns the tables on her food-fussy parents and teaches them that dinner can be more than chicken nuggets.

Matilda Macaroni loves to try new foods, whether it’s her grandma’s jambalaya or sushi at a sleepover. But, in this fun, twisted picture book, it’s finicky mom and dad—not the child—who eat only pizza with pepperoni (delivered), burgers from a bag, or noodles from a box. Eager to experience new flavors, Matilda secretly sets out to learn how to cook, satisfy her hunger for something more . . . and expand her parents’ palates, too. There’s also a Macaroni family recipe for quiche that young cooks can try!


Ryan Miller has worked as a columnist, reporter, newspaper editor, online marketer, blogger, and author. He lives in Northern CA with his wife, three children, dog, and small flock of egg-laying hens.

Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator who currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and pets. He illustrated The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, which won a Newbery Honor and the Sydney Taylor Book Award despite illustrations of a farting dragon, a two-headed cat, and stinky cheese.