Happy December to you! I'm gearing up for a busy couple of weeks at work with Christmas concerts and holiday parties. I know many of you are jumping into the month with both feet as well!
Our family has always maintained a pretty low key gift giving strategy. We have always kept in mind "Something you WANT, something you NEED, something to WEAR, something to READ" as our gift giving philosophy. Our kids receive SO. MANY. GIFTS. from so many other people that we really don't feel the need to simply just buy them "stuff".
My favorite gift out of the four they will receive from us is their "READ" gift. I love finding the perfect book for each kiddo. These have become some of our most treasured books. My soon to be 8 year old boy is starting to get tricky to shop for in this area. His interests in books is changing now that he can read fluently on his own and while his reading level is much higher than his age, I've found it hard to find books that are age appropriate that aren't poorly written or that don't bore him to tears. The combo of those two things turns reading into a battle for all of us and that is the last thing I want reading to be.
This summer, I found this new series called "Dragon Masters". He has plowed through all 4 four books and is LOVING them. He loved them so much that I wrote the author, Tracey West, a thank you note for writing such a great set of books for boys! I was delighted when she replied letting me know books 5 and 6 are on their way next year...Andrew is anxious to get his hands on those. Until then, he'll just have to re-read these first 4 :-)
Tracey graciously offered up a signed copy of the first book for me to give away! If you've got a 2nd grade boy, this book will surely be a hit with him!
If you'd like to enter the giveaway, go ahead and show Tracey some love on her Facebook page and enter the giveaway below! Winner will be announced here on Monday December 7th and shipped on Dec. 8th so you can get this book under your tree!
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