Thursday, May 2, 2019

NPM Giveaway Winners!

What a fantabulous National Poetry Month celebration we had!

My heartfelt gratitude to the generous authors, editors, and publishers who put so much time and care into last month's Classroom Connections posts, and who donated copies of their collections, picture books, and verse novels for lucky TLD readers! Please show your support by buying these books and leaving reviews.

To browse all of the Classroom Connections posts, click on the "It's time to INSPIRE" image in the sidebar. Or, if you're looking for a specific post, click on "April" in the 2019 blog archive (also located in the sidebar), or visit my "Poetry in the Classroom" board on Pinterest.

And now, drumroll please...

Congratulations to the giveaway winners!

  • Otters, Snails and Tadpole Tails: Poems from the Wetlands, by Eric Ode, illustrated by Ruth Harper (Kane Miller, 2019)  goes to... LIZ STEINGLASS.
  • The Roots of Rap:16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison (little bee books, 2019)  goes to... MATT FORREST ESENWINE.
  • Clackety Track: Poems About Trains, by Skila Brown, illustrated by Jamey Christoph (Candlewick, 2019)  goes to... ROSI.
  • A Suitcase of Seaweed & MORE, by Janet Wong (YUZU/Pomelo Books, 2019)  goes to... MOLLY HOGAN and DIANNE MORITZ.
  • This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality, by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy (Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019)  goes to... MEGAN K.
  • Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse, by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, illustrated by Bert Kitchen (Candlewick, 2019)  goes to... BUFFY SILVERMAN.
  • The Night the Forest Came to Town, by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Annie Wilkinson (Orca Book Publishers, 2018)  goes to... SHERRY HOWARD.
  • Bayou Song: Creative Explorations of the South Louisiana Landscape, by Margaret Simon, with illustrations by Anna Cantrell and photographs by Henry Cancienne (Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018)  goes to... LEIGH ANNE ECK.
  • Superlative Birds, by Leslie Bulion, illustrated by Robert Meganck (Peachtree, 2019)  goes to... TABATHA.
  • Have You Heard About Lady Bird?: Poems About Our First Ladies, by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter (Disney-Hyperion, 2018)  goes to... ANN MAGEE.
  • I'm the Big One Now!: Poems about Growing Up, by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Jana Christy (Wordsong, 2019)  goes to... JESSE ANNA BORNEMANN.
  • A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks, by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Xia Gordon (Sterling Children's Books, 2019)  goes to... RENEE LATULIPPE (hardcover) and KIMBERLY HUTMACHER (digital).
  • Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children, by Shannon Bramer, illustrated by Cindy Derby (Groundwood Books, 2019)  goes to... CHRISTIE WYMAN.
  • The Moon Within, by Aida Salazar (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2019)  goes to... LINDA MITCHELL.
  • Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices, by Georgia Heard, illustrated by Aaron DeWitt (Wordsong, 2019)  goes to... VICKI WILKE.
  • Home Is a Window, by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Chris Sasaki (Neal Porter Books, 2019)  goes to... LINDA B.
  • They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems, by David Bowles (Cinco Puntos Press, 2018)  goes to... TARAFARAH7.
  • Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc, by David Elliott (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2019)  goes to... JAMA.
  • The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again, by Allan Wolf, illustrated by Anna Raff (Candlewick, 2019)  goes to JANET CLARE F.
  • Hello, I'm Here! and Sweep Up the Sun, by Helen Frost, illustrated by Rick Lieder (Candlewick, 2019)  go to... CHARLIE DELL. Additional copies of Sweep Up the Sun go to... CATHERINE FLYNN and MARGARET SIMON.
  • Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse, by Alexandria Giardino, illustrated by Felicita Sala, (Cameron, 2018)  goes to... STEPHANIE FARROW.


Please send an email with the subject "giveaway winner" to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com. Include your postal address and any inscription details. I cannot guarantee that the books will be signed or inscribed (some are coming directly from the publisher), but in many cases the authors are willing and able to personalize their books. If I don't hear from you and can contact you myself, I will. If my attempts fail, I will draw a new name in a week's time.

See you tomorrow with a brand new Spotlight ON interview 
and Ditty of the Month Club challenge!


  1. Yay, what nice news to wake up to!
    You certainly have a lot of deliveries to coordinate, M. Congrats on running such a successful National Poetry Month!

  2. I agree with Tabatha, what wonderful news to wake up to. I am in awe of this project, Michelle. I would love to see this collection of interviews published beyond this blog. It's so valuable. Thank you for every second you spent making it perfect. Your passion shows and glows.

  3. Thank you, Michelle. It is wonderful to win a book. I enjoyed every one of your posts! What gifts you, the authors, and illustrators gave to us in April.

  4. Wow, so nice to begin the day with good news! Thanks for featuring this wonderful series. Agree with Linda M.; these interviews are such a valuable resource and should be shared/published even more widely. Thanks for organizing all the giveaways too. You are amazing!

  5. Hooray! Thank you, Michelle--looking forward to reading Predator and Prey.

  6. I'm soooo excited! Thank you so much! I'm going to email you right now. I REALLY appreciate all your hard work in putting this together. I have so many new ideas to use with my students. You are AWESOME! Congratulations to all the winners! :-)

  7. Wow. So many books. So many winners. So much fun. Thanks for picking me or one of them!

  8. Awesome, Michelle! Congratulations to all the NPM winners!

  9. Hooray!!!! I'm excited to add Alice Faye's beautiful book to my collection. Thank you, Michelle, and congrats to all!

  10. Yes, happiness IS a new book! What bounty!

  11. Yeah! How fun to win! Thank you so much! — Christie

  12. Oh, I'm so excited (which you may have gathered from my burbling e-mail!). Somehow, I didn't see my name the first time I read through this list. Woohoo :) Thanks so much and congratulations to everyone!

  13. Congratulations to all the winners! And what a generous poetry month--thank you!

  14. Oh, this is fantastic news!! As a Marilyn Singer fangirl, I am very excited! Thanks, Michelle!

  15. So much goodness in your post, Michelle. My biggest regret this month has been that I did not have time to visit your blog. As I said before, I will backtrack to read about your marvelous NPM journey.