Monday, March 14, 2016

***WIN*** Lily's New Home and Want to Play? - A new early emergent chapter book series by Lee & Low Books!

It's a multiple book giveaway and I am happy to share with you the release of two wonderful new books by Lee & Low. These Dive Into Reading books are a new line of early reader chapter books 
featuring the C O N F E T T   K I D S !

Introducing these cool kids:
Lily is an African American girl and an only child. She's a little shy at first, but once she's comfortable, she likes to ask a lot of questions.
Pablo is a Latino boy and a New York native, he's the only boy in a family of three sisters. He's a bit of a bookwoorm and can often be found sitting on a corner reading a book.
Mei is a Chinese-American girl, and much to her dismay, she's a bit klutzy. She has an older sister and lives with her parents and grandmother.
Henry is a Caucasian boy who like Lily, is an only child. He likes to play sports, play the drums, and motivates the others to participate in different local events.
Padma is a South Asian girl, who's a bit sassy and outspoke. She lives with her parents, older sister, and younger brother. 

Lily's New Home features Lily, a bright young girl who moves from a home in a suburban neighborhood to an apartment in New York City. Lily is used to living in a house on a quiet street. When they arrive at their new apartment, Lily notices the amount of activity all around. Kids play jump rope on one corner. Buses and taxis zoom by. Lily feels like a small ant on such a busy block and worries that she’ll never feel at home. As she and her parents explore their new, multicultural neighborhood, Lily discovers that sometimes change can be a good thing. 

Want to Play? A Junior Library Guild Selection! - features Pablo, a smart and fun young boy who loves to read. On a warm, sunny day, Pablo and the gang head to the neighborhood playground to play. What should they play? Henry wants to play basketball, and Padma wants to play Follow the Leader. Finally Pablo comes up with a great idea: to play pretend. It’s a game that everyone can do easily. They can pretend to be archaeologists, astronauts, and explorers. There’s no limit to what they imagine they can be!

HOW TO WIN: All you have to do is leave a comment below, and/or help me spread the word about this new line of books by sharing this post, by social media, and/or by word of mouth. Is there a bookstore in your neighborhood who you would like to carry these books? Are there teachers or librarians you may know who don't know of Lee and Low books? I'm committed to sharing these books with my community and would very much appreciate your support sharing the information about this new series.

Thanks friends for your support! 
I'll be picking one winner (you'll receive one of each book) each week for the next 4 weeks. I'll be updating the blog with winners, and sharing on Facebook, Twitter (@shirleysillos) and Instagram (@shirleysillos). 
Good luck! 
LEE & LOW BOOKS is the largest multicultural children's bookpublisher in the country.  Their story began with a simple mission: to publish contemporary diverse stories that all children could enjoy. They are also one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States, as well as a throwback to what many publishers used to be: independent, generational businesses in which the people running the company have a personal stake in its success.

 And, if purchasing directly, Lee and Low books is offering a  
25% off discount and free shipping until April 1, 2016. 
The code is CONFETTI, and it is case-sensitive.


  1. My daughter just started reading at this level. It's important to teach diversity at a young age. Thank you for your contribution to the next generation's understanding and grace.

  2. Hooray Shirley! Congratulations on these books!

  3. And the winner is: Dow! Dow, I'll be in touch!

  4. Wow! Congrats on the book series, Shirley! I'm so happy for you. :D


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