Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop!


Last year I had a lot of fun participating in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop in honor of Children’s Book Week, so I am pleased to take part again this year. Thanks to the hosts, Youth Literature Reviews and Mother Daughter Book Reviews! The Giveaway Hop lasts from May 12 – May 18.

What is a kid lit giveaway hop? Why, you get to hop from one blog to the next, checking out what great kids’ books you might win! At the end of this post you will find the link to the list that will keep you hopping.

If this is your first time to Author S. Smith.com, welcome! (And even if it’s not your first time :))


I’m giving away one signed paperback copy of the first book in my Seed Savers Series, Treasure. If you already own Treasure, then you may choose one of the other books (Lily or Heirloom).

In a future where growing your own food is against the law, three young friends risk their safety by studying the illegal subject of gardening. The children’s mentor, an elderly acquaintance named Ana, entices the children with her description of the food she knew as a child–food unlike the square, processed, packaged food they have always known. Constantly watching, however, is GRIM, the government agency that controls the nation’s food source and keeps in check all potential troublemakers.

Can they, only children, help change the world?

“A creative, engaging, well written book series, that is filled with action, and a lot of  truth as it touches the very real issue of  preserving seeds from Greedy Corporate Seed Monopoly and understanding the importance of knowing how to grow our own healthy food. This book series is AWESOME!!!!!!!”  –Rachel Parent, teen activist and founder of Kids Right to Know

One winner will be chosen via random.org and the giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be contacted by email and his/her name posted on AuthorSSmith Facebook page.


I had so much fun last year reading about everyone’s favorite childhood books, that I’d like to do a similar thing this year. I’d like the focus to be on novels rather than picture books, and think of one that you read or had read to you that was less well-known. I think we’ve all heard of Little Women, but do you all know about the Princess and the Goblin?  Or how about Hitty: Her First Hundred Years? These were both books I enjoyed reading aloud to my children when they were little. How about you; what lesser-known books were/are favorites for you and/your kids?

To Enter:

1) Leave a comment and your email in the comment section below answering the above question for one entry in the giveaway.

For extra entries, you may also do any of the following. Please mention it in in your comment. (Ex: I followed you on Twitter.)

2) Sign up to receive newsletter updates about Seed Savers for a second entry.

3) Like AuthorSSmith on Facebook.

4.) Follow me on Twitter.

5) If you have already read any of  the Seed Savers books, leave a review on Amazon.  If you do this, please send me an email (authorssmith@gmail.com) so that I know which review is yours.

As promised, click here for the linky list that keeps you hopping.

Share with your friends and don’t forget to leave a comment! Happy hopping. 🙂

S. Smith is the author of the awesome and award-winning middle grade series, Seed SaversVisit her Facebook and Pinterest pages. Follow her on TwitterSign up for the newsletter!


26 comments on “Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop!

  1. The Very Cranky Bear is a book I just happened upon at a used book store and it is my sons favorite book to read. Again and again and again lol. I really liked Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix, I really wish there was a sequel to it.

  2. As a child, I loved the Chronicles of Narnia. I read all of them, twice a year, for years and years. I already follow you, I liked you on FB, ollow you on Twitter, and haven’t yet read the Seed Savers books. My email is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  3. We read the original WIzard of Oz it was fascinating and I thoroughly enjoyed it. THank you for asking. I follow on email.

  4. I signed up to get information on seed saver. thank you

  5. I do know about the Princess and the Goblin, because my child was required to read that book ( with my help) in our Charlotte Mason focused curriculum! It was a lot of fun.

  6. My favorite is a very old back I have called The Merriweathers.

  7. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum has always been one of my favorites

  8. I’d have to say A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman…hilariously funny (the title is metaphorical…) and not as well known as it should be!

  9. I read Ice Cream Town with my son this past school year and it is now one of my favorites.

  10. I don’t recall a lesser-known novel. Perhaps Jane Eyre qualifies? I was quite a Scholastic Book Fair fan and always reading some obscure kidlit, but names have escaped me!

    I followed you on Twitter. 🙂

  11. HEIDI was a great favorite of mine.

    Signed up.

  12. My siblings and I loved the Animorph books. I signed up for your newsletter, liked you on Facebook, and followed you on Twitter.

  13. Don’t know any lesser known books
    Signed up for newsletter

  14. When my son was little, one of the many books we loved which you don’t tend to hear about is NATHAN AND NICHOLAS ALEXANDER. Loved the adorable story and beautiful illustrations. Read it MANY times over! (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2770373-nathan-and-nicholas-alexander?from_search=true)

  15. Thanks for joining us in the Giveaway Hop again this year! Pinning and tweeting…

  16. Congratulations to Cheryl Rogers who won a copy of Treasure!

  17. Yay, Cheryl! It’s so much fun winning a prize such as a BOOK! 😀

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