Giveaway open to Canadians.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: kids LOVE reading nonfiction. While I’ve seen many girls (in my classroom and home) who enjoy reading factual information, boys especially seem drawn to this genre, and Scholastic is ready for them.

I was sent samples of Scholastic’s new Discover More series to check out, and I’ve been highly impressed. Divided into three age levels (more on that later) each reasonably-priced book also comes with a free digital e-book (which can be accessed online after purchase) full of more information.

You can find info about all of the books and e-books here: http://www.scholastic.com/discovermore/

Check out the following available titles:

Emergent Reader Ages 4+ (hardcovers, $8.99)

See Me Grow
Farm
Animal Babies
My Body
Puppies and Kittens
Emergency Vehicles

Confident Reader Ages 6+ ($13.99)

Penguins
Planets
Bugs
Dinosaurs

Expert Reader Ages 9+ ($17.99)

The Elements
Ocean and Sea
Technology
Night Sky
World War II
Disasters

While the ages provided by Scholastic are a good match for interest levels, I would actually put the reading levels a bit higher – for example, my 6 year old is a strong reader and the first set of books are just perfect for her, while my Grade 3 students  (aged 8 and 9) are loving the Confident Reader books, so don’t shy away from purchasing below your child’s age level if you want to be sure he or she will be able to read the titles (there are no age/grade levels printed on the books).

Jam-packed with fantastic content, these books have been great for teaching “features of nonfiction” (labels, captions, contents, glossary, index and tons of amazing colour photography) and for drawing reluctant readers into the magical world of books.

Scholastic is giving away three Discover More books (winner’s choice!), and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below letting me know which three you would choose. Perhaps three from the same level for one child or your classroom? Or a book from each level for three different kids? It’s entirely up to you! This prize is worth up to $54 depending which titles you choose. Check out all of the books here: http://www.scholastic.com/discovermore/  Please make sure you leave enough information for me to contact you (e-mail/Twitter/Facebook/Google profile, etc.)!

For extra entries, my current system is based on the idea of rewarding my active readers, as opposed to looking for random follows/subscriptions/likes. For that reason, you can get extra entries by leaving a relevant comment on ANY This Mom Loves post, past or future (up to the contest closing date of Thursday, February 21st 2013). No need to mention this giveaway in your comment; I’ll be keeping track. If you’ve entered my current “Win 3 Magazine Subscriptions” giveaway, additional comments will earn you bonus entries into both contests!

Good luck!

33 comments on “Discover More : Win Fantastic Non-Fiction From Scholastic”

  1. I would choose the Planets, Bugs, and Penguins books in the Confident Reader section! As a first year teacher, these would be a great addition to my classroom ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I think books like this (i.e. science/ecology) are awesome. Remember when we were kids and they made the Nature's Children books? We have a few of them here about walruses, coyotes, butterflies…they're awesome…but then I have two boys who don't want to read about Susie and Amy playing, then fighting, then making up again. It takes something with a bit of punch to maintain their interest. So, we go for nature books that talk about animals eating each other, or running really fast, or re-growing limbs (some bug or reptile does that, just can't remember right now). I have noticed that the books my boys bring home from school differ from those that my daughter used to bring home…I suspect their teachers are well aware of these differences that I am just learning about myself;0). My little guy would love animal babies, and emergency vehicles. And if that worked out that his big brothers could read to him, tres cool. And then I would probably go for the Elements…my daughter loves rocks so we might as well introduce chemistry (I am assuming it is about the natural elements like: hydrogen, helium, lithium, borilium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen…my sister used to study out loud…)!

  3. I so remember the Nature's Children books!! Love that these n-f books are bright, colourful and engaging. I'm trying to encourage my JK daughter to choose more n-f instead of reaching for the same Franklin books so often! I think we'd choose See me Grow, My Body and Emergency Vehicles.

    Thanks!

  4. I'd go with books from the emergent reader section… probably farm, animal babies and my body. Though I'm sure my two would love them all! Great giveaway!

  5. I would choose THE ELEMENTS, OCEAN & SEA, and NIGHT SKY from the Expert Reader's list. They'd be be great collections to add to my classroom library!

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