Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Free Spirit Publishing {Review & Giveaway}

Untitled-1 My kids LOVE all kinds of books. My six year old daughter was reading before she started Kindergarten and you can most often find her with a book in her hand. She came home from one of her first trips to the library at school and told us that they wouldn’t let her check out a chapter book because it was too hard for a first grader, obviously they didn’t know my child yet and having the big mouth that she does like her mother she told them I read Junie B. Jones books at home ALL the time. She’s even trying to teach her sister who’s a year younger then her and in Kindergarten how to read.

ParentSmart_fanned

When Free Spirit Publishing offered us some books for review we were very excited to try them. After looking at everything, they have a wide variety and selection of books, we decided on the Ready to Play! Ready for Bed! and Ready for the Day! books. After reading these books I knew I had made the right decision! Free Spirit Publishing offers books for kids that help parents and children face every day challenges and how to better deal with them. My girls have a really tough time going to bed at night and getting ready for school in the morning and the words in these books were right on. I felt like I was reading a story about my children with the issues that came up. My kids really enjoyed my reading these books to them but I think they were more for me then anything. I loved how the parent in the book dealt with the children and every little issue that would come up, it really helped me change my way of parenting, especially in dealing with our bedtime routine. It helped show me how to be much more patient and to give my children choices when a problem arose.

DSC_0127

About Free Spirit Publishing (from the website):

Everyday life presents many challenges for kids, from home to school to the wider world. No matter how many choices, changes, and opportunities young people face, Free Spirit has had the same mission for over 27 years: to provide children and teens—and the adults who care for and about them—with the tools they need to succeed in life and to make a positive difference in the world.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Free Spirit Publishing is known for its unique understanding of what kids want (and need) to navigate life successfully. Our reputation as the leading publisher of Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® is grounded in books and other learning materials that are practical, positive, pro-kid, and solution focused. We’re not afraid to tackle tough topics such as teen depression, kids and anxiety, grief and loss, juvenile justice, and conflict resolution. Free Spirit also offers sound advice with a sense of humor on relevant issues including stress management, character building, puberty, school success, self-esteem, service learning, and more. We aim to meet all kids—toddlers, teens, and in-betweens—where they are (not where we wish they were), and support them to develop their talents, build resiliency, and foster a positive outlook on life so they can reach their goals.

Buy It: You can purchase the Ready for Bed! Ready to Play! and Ready for the Day! books at Free Spirit Publishing for only $12.99 each.

Win It: Free Spirit Publishing has offered one of my readers the opportunity to win these same three books that I reviewed!

Mandatory Entry: Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (found on the sidebar), and leave a comment here stating that you’re a follower.

Be sure to leave your email address in each comment so that I have a way to contact you if you win! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

You must complete the Mandatory Entry before you can complete any additional entries.

Extra Entries:

1.”Like” Free Spirit Publishing on Facebook (1 Entry)

2. Follow Free Spirit Publishing on Twitter (1 Entry)

3. “Like” me on Facebook (1 Entry)

4. Follow me on Twitter @bethwillis01 (1 Entry)

5. Subscribe to my blog via Email (must confirm) (3 Entries)

6. Share on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave the URL (1 Entry each- daily)

7. Put my button on your blog (3 Entries)

8. Follow me via Networked Blogs (1 Entry)

9. Enter another one of my current giveaways (1 Entry per giveaway)

10. Write about this giveaway on your blog and link it back here to this giveaway post, then leave the URL directly to your post in a comment. (3 Entries)

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Ends November 17th at 10:00 PM (PST). A winner will be chosen using random.org and notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond after contacted by email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of Free Spirit Publishing. I was sent product free of charge to review but was not compensated monetarily.

175 comments :

  1. follow you on GFC
    erobison09@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. follow Free Spirit on Twitter @erobison09

    ReplyDelete
  3. tweet
    http://api.twitter.com/erobison09/status/29636244679

    ReplyDelete
  4. entered the Mod Mum Baby Sling giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  5. entered the $25 Visa GC & Dinner giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  6. entered the $25 GC Little One Books giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  7. entered the Pillsbury "Love the Pie" giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  8. entered the Rock 'n Learn giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  9. entered the Smiley Cookie giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  10. entered the Tillamook Cheese giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  11. entered the Flowerz in Her Hair giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  12. entered the Vintage Pearl giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  13. entered the Charm Factory giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  14. entered the Miraclebody Jeans giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  15. entered the Gourmet Gift Baskets giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  16. entered the Busy Body Organizer giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  17. entered the Wendy's Pick 2 giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm a follower

    myjourneyppf (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I entered the Wendy's pick 2 giveaway

    myjourneyppf (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  20. .”Like” Free Spirit Publishing on Facebook (

    ReplyDelete
  21. Follow Free Spirit Publishing on Twitter
    @csatko7

    ReplyDelete
  22. I follow you on twitter
    @csatko7

    ReplyDelete
  23. I put your button on my blog
    #2

    ReplyDelete
  24. I put your button on my blog
    #3

    ReplyDelete
  25. entered # All Things Girly Bow (11/4)

    ReplyDelete
  26. entered $25 Visa GC & Dinner (11/5)

    ReplyDelete
  27. entered $25 GC Little One Books (11/6)

    ReplyDelete
  28. entered Pillsbury "Love the Pie" (11/6)

    ReplyDelete
  29. entered Tillamook Cheese (11/11)

    ReplyDelete
  30. entered Flowerz in Her Hair (11/12)

    ReplyDelete
  31. entered Vintage Pearl (11/13)

    ReplyDelete
  32. entered Charm Factory (11/14)

    ReplyDelete
  33. entered Miraclebody Jeans 11/15

    ReplyDelete
  34. entered Gourmet Gift Baskets 11/15

    ReplyDelete
  35. entered Busy Body Organizer (11/16)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm a GFC follower
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like free spirit publishing on FB

    ReplyDelete
  38. following free spirit publishing on twitter @kimhigueria

    ReplyDelete
  39. I follow you on twitter @kimhigueria

    ReplyDelete
  40. subscribed to your blog via e-mail and confirmed
    1

    ReplyDelete
  41. subscribed to your blog via e-mail and confirmed
    2

    ReplyDelete
  42. subscribed to your blog via e-mail and confirmed
    3

    ReplyDelete
  43. button is on my blog at daffodilmama.blogspot.com
    1

    ReplyDelete
  44. button is on my blog at daffodilmama.blogspot.com
    2

    ReplyDelete
  45. button is on my blog at daffodilmama.blogspot.com
    3

    ReplyDelete
  46. following via networked blogs

    ReplyDelete
  47. entered the petcakes giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  48. entered the pilsbury giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  49. entered the rock n learn giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  50. entered the $25 visa GC giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  51. entered the little one books giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  52. entered the Wendy's giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  53. tweeted this:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/566607004827648

    ReplyDelete
  54. entered Care Bears Prize Pack (11/11)

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'm a follower via GFC!
    old sock farm {at} gmail {d0t} com
    (this is my email, but of course, please eliminate all the spaces)

    ReplyDelete
  56. daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/1072175746387968

    ReplyDelete
  57. gfc follower
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. i like your facebook page (Tanya Riley)
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  59. networked blogs (Tanya Riley)
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  60. entered gourmet gift baskets
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  61. entered rock and learn
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. entered smiley cookie
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. entered pet cakes
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  64. entered care bears
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  65. entered charm factory
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. entered miracle body
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. entered busy body
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. entered mod bod
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  69. entered family dinner
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  70. entered pure pearls
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/1510406971461632

    ReplyDelete
  72. shared on FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/kim.higueria/posts/147860448594216

    ReplyDelete
  73. I follow via gfc
    cmsatko@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. entered My Twinn Doll (11/15)

    ReplyDelete
  75. entered Patch 3D Puzzle (11/23)

    ReplyDelete
  76. GFC follower.

    won2xx at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  77. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/2401887412293632

    ReplyDelete
  78. entered your little ones books giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  79. entered The Pretty Peacock (11/24)

    ReplyDelete
  80. entered the pretty peacock giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  81. entered PJ Greetings Stamp (11/25)

    ReplyDelete
  82. entered Mandy Jane Bows (11/25)

    ReplyDelete
  83. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/2762229560643584

    ReplyDelete
  84. Daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/2765393764548608
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. Shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/kim.higueria/posts/176420522371743
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. entered Rock 'n Learn DVD (11/25)

    ReplyDelete
  87. Entered the giveaway for The Pretty Peacock (11/24)
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. Entered the giveaway for PJ Greetings Stamp (11/25)
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  89. Entered the giveaway for Mandy Jane Bows (11/25)
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. Entered the giveaway for Rock 'n Learn DVD (11/25)
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. entered the Mangroomer giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  92. Daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/3137864871182336
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  93. entered Black Friday Survival Kit (11/18)

    ReplyDelete
  94. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/3239256042508289

    ReplyDelete
  95. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/3460299101315072
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  96. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/3487537100234753

    ReplyDelete
  97. entered Storyland Yoga DVD (11/28)

    ReplyDelete
  98. entered The Family Dinner (11/19)

    ReplyDelete
  99. entered Little Green Books (11/23)

    ReplyDelete
  100. tweet
    http://api.twitter.com/erobison09/status/3889842773561344

    ReplyDelete
  101. entered your storyland yoga giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  102. daily tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/3964214028804096

    ReplyDelete
  103. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/4232631671586818

    ReplyDelete
  104. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/4276203758292992

    ReplyDelete
  105. entered JUMBiES (11/29)
    kimhigueria@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. entered Mod Bod Shirt (11/18)

    ReplyDelete
  107. Entered your Bea's Gift Baskets giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  108. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/4578364601933824

    ReplyDelete
  109. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/4597004244099073

    ReplyDelete
  110. entered Made in Washington Ornaments (12/1)

    ReplyDelete
  111. I follow on gfc thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. I ”Like” Free Spirit Publishing on Facebook (mrstinareynolds)

    ReplyDelete
  113. I Follow Free Spirit Publishing on Twitter @mrstinareynolds

    ReplyDelete
  114. . “Like” you on Facebook (mrstinareynolds)

    ReplyDelete
  115. I Follow you on Twitter @bethwillis01 (@mrstinareynolds

    ReplyDelete
  116. I Subscribe to your blog via Email 1/3
    eaglesforjack@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  117. I Subscribe to your blog via Email 2/3
    eaglesforjack@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  118. I Subscribe to your blog via Email 3/3
    eaglesforjack@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. tweet
    http://twitter.com/erobison09/status/5072561251557377

    ReplyDelete
  120. Made in Washington Ornaments giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  121. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/kimhigueria/status/5109171519225856

    ReplyDelete