Sunday, January 7, 2018

Candlewick Press Children's Books for 2018 and Giveaway

Can you believe it's 2018!? I am still waiting for that flying car I was promised. Anyhow I have some wonderful children's books to share with you so that your kiddos can start the new year right, by reading instead of playing on their tablets. Don't you think we should all make a resolution to spend less time on electronics? Reading is a great past time for adults and children alike, unfortunately with all the distractions of today I think children are reading less. If there is one thing I have always tried to share with my daughter it is my love of books and reading. So here are a few book suggestions for 2018, from Candelwick Press, that I hope your kids will enjoy. 



A World of Information by Richard Platt is a book of knowledge that kids will appreciate. It answers many of the questions that parents get asked but sometimes don't know the answer to. My nine year old daughter was very excited about receiving this book. She is very inquisitive and this book explains things in a way that is easy for kids to grasp. 


How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.
From Morse code to the bones in the human body, this visually stunning collection of facts and figures puts a world of information at your fingertips.


Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! by Martin Handford is another find and seek book featuring the infamous Waldo and his striped shirt. My daughter has another Where's Waldo book on her bookcase but since she has already found the sly guy in all the photos I thought this would be a fun book for her to spend some time with. She found Waldo in every scene and it only took her about 20 minutes! This might be a better fit for a child a few years younger. While this is not a reading book it will still get your child using their brain.
Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places — the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world.
Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?


Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch by Insight Editions is another  book with little reading that will keep your kids away from the TV and lost in the magical world of Harry Potter. Any Harry Potter fan will love this! My daughter is not a huge fan so she gifted this to a friend of hers who absolutely is and I was told she absolutely loves it. 

The wizarding world’s favorite sport, Quidditch is a magical game played high up in the air with Quaffles, Bludgers, and broomsticks. This interactive book allows fans to project their favorite Quidditch scenes from the Harry Potter films on a wall or ceiling using a flashlight. Read along and experience extraordinary moments from the movies like never before, like when Harry catches the Golden Snitch in his first-ever game of Quidditch.
Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this unique book allows fans to project their favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films at home with a flashlight.


Knightology by Dugald A. Steer is my favorite of the lot. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about the world of knights and knighthood. Filled with stories and pictures, it is a beautifully made hardcover book that boys and girls will love. My daughter thought this book was the coolest!

What does it really take to be a knight? Peruse this lavish novelty volume and be surprised.


Norse Myths Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland is the book that has the most reading. 220 pages of tales so your child can escape into a fantastical world of gods, dwarfs and giants. My husband has actually taken it upon himself to read this book and learn all about Norse mythology. 

A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir; and Loki, the infamous trickster. From the creation of the nine worlds to the final battle of Ragnarok, Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland details the Viking gods as never before, while Jeffrey Alan Love's lavish illustrations bring the mythic figures to life on the page. Readers will be caught up in the seesawing struggle for power between gods, dwarfs, and giants, punctuated by surprising love matches, thrilling journeys, and dazzling magic. With its well-researched, lyrical prose and its dramatic and powerful artwork, this wonderful gift edition makes the perfect book for both the staunchest fans of mythology and newcomers with no knowledge of Viking folklore.
Long-recognized master of Norse mythology Kevin Crossley-Holland pairs with award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love for an exceptional look at the Viking gods.

You can find these books wherever children's books are sold. 

I have a great giveaway to share with all readers too! Two of you will win a copy of all 5 books!

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119 comments:

  1. Hi, I like all of the books for my two grandsons!
    A favorite of theirs would be A World of Information!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes@hotmail.com

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  2. i would love the wheres waldo, i have always loved those!

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  3. Norse Myths would be the one book I would really like to read. I have always been interested in this topic. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  4. I am most interested in Knightology.

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  5. I world of information. Looks like a great book.
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  6. I'm most interested in Where's Waldo -- my boys loved these books growing up, I'm sure my granddaughter would too.

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  7. I am most interested in Knightology

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  8. I want to read Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! first. but all the books are good.

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  9. My kids would like A World of Information.

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  10. My daughter will love Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch

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  11. The World of Information book looks like it would be the favorite of both my children.

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  12. They all look cool, but I think A World of Information would be the winner at our house.

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  13. I'm very interested in Knightology.

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  14. These are all great books! I would read knightology first with my son.

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  15. For us we need Norse Myths because our dashound's name is Odin, we had a Yorkie, Thor, and my brother in law has a Siberian Huskey named Loki.

    Thank you



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  16. I am the most excited about Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! I used to love these books as a kid and know that all three of my littles are going to love them too! :)

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  17. A world of Information sounds like a wonderful book.

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  18. Where’s Waldo! It’s a favorite of my students

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  19. Where is Waldo is definitely a favorite. I am looking forward to Wold of Information.

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  20. my daughter would love the where's waldo book!

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  21. My children would like Norse Myths the best.

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  22. I like the Norse myths. The best, my daughter loves the. Greek gods and I. Knows he would. Love this book.

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  23. Oh man, I want the Wheres Waldo, and I know my youngest girl wants anything Harry Potter, thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Norse Myths looks so interesting!

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  25. I'm most interested in Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch. Harry Potter was such a cool series to me, and the game of quidditch is interesting.

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  26. I would love the where’s Waldo book

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  27. would love to get the where's waldo book.. .loved that when i was a kid!

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  28. All of these books sound so awesome! I think my youngest would like the information book, the oldest would like the mythology book and knightology, and they'd all go for Where's Waldo! (Oh, and I'd be the first to read Quidditch!)

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  29. My daughter would love the world of information

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  30. I love them all but I am most excited about A World of Information
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  31. My youngest child would LOVE Where’s Waldo!

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  32. I would be most interested in the Norse Myths Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

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  33. I am most excited for Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch. My boyfriend would read the heck out of it, then pass it along to my nephew!

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  34. All the books look amazing but ESPECIALLY the Harry Potter one!

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  35. Knightology- I think my hubby and son would enjoy reading through it together

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  36. I am most excited about Harry Potter Quidditch!!We love Harry Potter!

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  37. I am most interestdled in Wheres Waldo! :)

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  38. Personally, the Harry Potter book! But, I have a few kids obsessed with Waldo books too!

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  39. I am very much interested in the A World of Information book. I'm a very inquisitive person who loves random facts.

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  40. They all look great! I'd be curious to examine the "A World Of Information" book!

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  41. I would like Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! It would be fun to take on vacation
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  42. I am interested in the Norse Myths Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki! It looks like something fun my kids and I can read together.

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  43. My son LOVES Where's Waldo books!!

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  44. I have 5 kids and they all love reading and there's something for each on this list

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  45. Mine would love all of these wonderful books The one that would get read the first would be Knightology.

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  46. My son would like the Harry Potter book, and I would have fun reading the Waldo book with him.

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  47. I'm looking forward to Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch! I absolutely adore Harry Potter and it sounds perfect to share with kids!

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  48. It's a toss-up between Harry Potter and Waldo. Harry will probably win, he's got a wand, y'know.

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  49. Holy Moly, I'd love the book about Norse mythology!

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  50. Most interested in the Wheres Waldo.

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  51. I would love the Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch book. treasuretoday@aol.com
    Pam C.

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  52. I am most excited about Where's Waldo

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  53. The World of Knowledge is first choice.

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  54. I am most interested in "Knightology".
    MarilynDKC@AOL.com

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  55. While I would probably like the Harry Potter book but my daughter loves Look and Find books and her fave would be Where’s Waldo Destination Everywhere.

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  56. I would like where's waldo best- I used to love those books and would love to share with my kids!

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  57. The World of Knowledge looks good.

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  58. A World if Information sounds awesome

    (Jenny Stanek)

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  59. My granddaughters would like A World Of Information.

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  60. My grandson would like Knighthood and I love Harry Potter.

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  61. World of information would definitely be our favorite!

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  62. They all look great but my favorite is Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!

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  63. I think my daughter would really like Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch but all of them sound great.

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  64. Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! is my favorite.

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  65. I would love the book Where's Waldo.

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  66. I am most excited about where's Waldo!

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  67. We are reading through the HP series as a family so I bet my kids would LOVE the Quidditch book!

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  68. I would love to surprise my daughter with the Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch book. She's a big Harry Potter fan!

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  69. My student's would love Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch.

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  70. Norse Myths Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland looks great, we know almost nothing about North myths and would be very interested to read this book

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  71. A world of information would be really cool

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  72. I used to love the Where's Waldo books when I was growing up!! Would love to share those with my daughter too!

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  73. The Norse Myths.. I bet that would be really interesting!

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  74. I'm most interested in the Norse Myths book.

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  75. I think my nephew would like Knightology.

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  76. I'm most interested in A World of Information.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  77. A World of Information by Richard Platt

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  78. My niece would love the Where's Waldo book and so would I, lol :)

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  79. I am most interested in the Where's Waldo book, but they all look great.

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  80. Where's Waldo has always been a favorite. Would love to win!

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  81. A World of Information because I love to learn things and share them (I like the Norse Myths book for the same reasons).

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  82. My kids would love the Knightology book. We have been reading a lot about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, so that would be perfect!

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  83. As much as I love Where’s Waldo, I’m most excited about A World of Information!

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  84. I would like the Where's Waldo? Destination: Everywhere book.

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  85. The A World of Information book sounds good to me!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  86. My grandson would love A World of Information. He actually would love them all!

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  87. Norse Myths Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland is the book that I am most excited to win! Fantasy, adventure and myths, who could ask for anything more!!

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  88. I am most interested in A World of Information.

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  89. I'm most interested in Where's Waldo. I have a couple here from when my kids were small, and would love to add to my collection for the grandkids.

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  90. I'm interested in the Knightology. My oldest kids (now adults) loved the Ology books but my toddler is too young right now.

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  91. Waldo! My son loves search books and was recently introduced to Waldo.

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  92. I would be most interested in Where’s Waldo - I loved those books when I was little.

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  93. Knightology looks fascinating -- and I love the cover art!

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  94. Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch my kids would love this book they love Harry Potter so much

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  95. I'm most interested in Where's Waldo. They were my favorite books when I was younger, I would love to share the love of that book with my kiddos!

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  96. Norse Myths would be a favorite in our house!!

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  97. A World of Information, Where's Waldo, and Knightology would be my top picks! <3

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  98. Norse Myths!!! omg wow yeah, that looks amazing and totally the type of book i want to get into with my son!!
    brittani adams kbnadams @ gmail.com

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  99. Where's Waldo? yes how awesome, thank you

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  100. Where's Welco was always my favorite so I'm sure my kids would enjoy it

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  101. I'm most interested in the Where's Waldo.

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  102. The where's waldo because i remember looking for waldo as a kid with my sister. would love to share that with are kids

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  103. I'm most interested in Where’s Waldo

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway. This would make a nice gift.

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  105. Knightology by Dugald A. Steer

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  106. My great niece's would love Where's Waldo books.

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  107. I am most interested in Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch. Holly Wright

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  108. I would love to win this for a friend who is expecting

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  109. I like the world of information book

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  110. Julie Ferguson GouldJanuary 20, 2018 at 10:48 PM

    I am most interested in the book . A World of Information it would be great for my grandchildren ages 4 to 9. Really sounds fun.

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  111. HP everything - Quiddith and WALDO would be amazing!

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