CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Dayne Sislen! And THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

Woohoo! Read. Learn. Repeat. is 6 months old, and I’m celebrating with a 5 WEEK GIVEAWAY event. Two lucky readers have already won the fantastic books If You’re Going to a March (Martha Freeman/Violet Kim) and How to Feed Your Parents (Ryan Miller/Hatem Aly).


No Frogs in School by A. LaFaye, illustrated by Eglantine Coulemans

This week’s prize is No Frogs in School by A. LaFaye, illustrated by Églantine Coulemans. It’s a delightfully fun book about a boy who LOVES all animals. This character is totally endearing and tugs on my heartstrings. (As a kid, I loved catching animals and managed to catch quite a variety for a suburban kid: lizards, dogs, cats, frogs, birds, turtles, a rabbit, and a mole.) Packed with great art, ridiculous pets and guaranteed giggles, it’s a book every kid will love.


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  3. Enter by Monday 8/27 @ 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 8/28. 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!

Bartholomew Botts loves pets—but his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, says No Frogs in School! So what will happen when Bartholomew’s beloved creatures meet up with Mr. Patanoose’s rules? Lots of FUN!

Hoppy pets, hairy pets, scaly pets: Bartholomew Botts loves them all. And he doesn’t want to go to school without one. Unfortunately, when Bartholomew brings his brand-new frog to class, his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, declares: “No frogs in school!” How will Bartholomew keep his animal friends close at hand . . . and follow Mr. Patanoose’s rules, too? Illustrated with energetic and humorous artwork, this back-to-school story will be a favorite with every animal-loving kid!
Alexandria LaFaye is best known for her Scott O’Dell Award-winning novel Worth, as well as the IRA Teacher’s Choice picture book Walking Home to Rosie Lee and the critically well-received novels The Year of the Sawdust Man (a flying-start debut with Publishers Weekly), Nissa’s Place, The Keening, Water Steps, and Stella Stands Alone. She lives in Greenville, IL.

Eglantine Ceulemans attended the Emile Cohl School of Art. Her work, including the bestselling Fun Family series by Isla Fisher, has been published in France and abroad. She lives in Paris, France.