CLOSED. Congratulations, Bethany Edwards! 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. Three lucky readers have already won these fantastic books: If You’re Going to a March (Martha Freeman/Violet Kim),  How to Feed Your Parents (Ryan Miller/Hatem Aly), and No Frogs in School (A. LaFaye/Églantine Coulemans).


Allie All Along by Sarah Lynne Reul

This week’s prize is Allie All Along (Sarah Lynne Reul). This is a beautiful and empathic book about little people navigating BIG feelings.  With great ideas for how to calm oneself down, this is a book all parents will love.


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  2. Leave a comment on this post telling me the last time you had to deal with a tantrum!
  3. Enter by Monday 9/3 @ 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 9/4. 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!

“What appears to be a simple story upon first glance actually offers uncomplicated yet practical remedies for helping a child deal with a strong emotion.” —Booklist (Starred review)

Allie All Along deserves a spot on the shelf with Where the Wild Things Are, When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry… and My Mouth Is a Volcano.” —Shelf Awareness

“Allie’s crayon broke.
I blinked.
She was suddenly . . .
furious, fuming, frustrated . . .”

Have you ever felt mad enough to stomp, smash, and crash? Allie has! Meet one angry little girl and see how she calms down, bit by bit—with the help of her understanding big brother.

Poor Allie! She’s in a rage, throwing a tantrum, and having a fit! Her emotions have built and built and now they just burst. Is there a sweet little girl hiding somewhere under all the angry layers? And can her big brother find a way to make things all right again? In the tradition of When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry and Sometimes I’m Bombaloo, Allie All Along explores simple ways kids can center themselves in the face of overwhelming emotions. The illustrations’ varying hues and vibrant colors capture the powerful feelings that young children can’t always express in words.

Sarah Lynne Reul is an illustrator and award-winning 2D animator. She earned an MFA in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art University, and her thesis film, The Search for the Monster of Lake Quannapowitt, won Best Animation for Kids at Animation Block Party 2015. Learn more at her website, Originally from Brooklyn, she now lives just outside of Boston with her husband and two little girls.