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The 7 Days of HoliYAY! Day 3

My writing group, Critique Sisters, and I are getting into the giving spirit by doing a week of giveaways. Each day, you can visit a new blog for a chance to win a book or #kidlit prize. The giveaway will close on Sunday evening 12/6, and winners will be announced on Monday, December 7th. Think of The 7 Days of HoliYAY! as a fun, blog-hopping experience full of holiday cheer!

I LOVE holiday books, and my children and I have a huge collection. The book I’m giving away is new as a board book this year. My children are three and four, so board books are a BIG part of our lives. There’s something so cozy about Christmas board books in little hands. This year I decided to do 25 Days of Christmas books with my little ones. Santa and the Goodnight Train was our book for December first. It was the perfect pick to kick off the Christmas season.

Santa and the Goodnight Train is written by June Sobel and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. It’s perfect for train fans (and I haven’t met a preschooler who is not a train fan!) The story is written in a bouncy but lulling rhythm that makes it an ideal bedtime book. The adorable illustrations are delightful! My children loved pointing out the darling details, like the gingerbread trees and sleeping sheep. Refrains like “Ring-a-ling! Ring-a-ling! Whooo! Whoo!” make this book a wonderful read-aloud.

This book is a companion to The Goodnight Train and The Goodnight Train Rolls On.  If you’re like me, you can’t resist a cute kid lit series. I also can’t resist a shiny, new holiday board book.

My little elves love this book!

Enter my giveaway for a chance to win Santa and the Goodnight Train! Simply subscribe to my blog here AND retweet my pinned tweet on Twitter. Feel free (and encouraged) to tag your friends!

This giveaway will end on Sunday, December 6th at 8 P.M. EST. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 7th.

Please follow all of us on Twitter by searching the hashtag #kidlitholiYAY, and you can enter all seven of the giveaways— not to mention read some great book reviews!

You’ll find the schedule of blog posts here. You won’t want to miss any of them! 

Monday’s giveaway post is up on Maryna’s blog

Tuesday’s giveaway post is up on Dedra’s blog.

Wednesday’s post: right here!

Thursday’s giveaway post: Nicole’s blog

Friday’s giveaway post: Sarah H’s post on Maryna’s blog

Saturday’s giveaway post: Ciara’s blog

Sunday’s giveaway post: Maryna’s blog

I hope you join us for The 7 Days of HoliYAY and a chance to win fun books and prizes!

All GIF stickers by @ohdoodledo_pri

Published by Sarah Meade

Children's Writer

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  1. Thanks Sarah, looks like a really fun book! I miss the board book days, and the days of reading the same book over and over (and over!) again! Hope your family has a happy Christmas!

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  2. Love the line, “There’s something so cozy about Christmas board books in little hands.” 🙂 Thanks for getting us in the holiday spirit — fun to get some new holiday book suggestions!

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