Posted by: nancyisanders | November 10, 2018

The 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway! Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of our 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway. I’m part of an amazing group of writer friends who specialize in writing engaging nonfiction for kids. We’re the Nonfiction Ninjas!

Each day for for 11 days we’ll be offering you the chance to win a free children’s book. Great for your little ones, for the classroom, for homeschooling families, and for libraries everywhere, these books are AWESOME! And they’re written by these talented gals I’m fortunate to know as my writing buddies.

During the giveaway, you’ll get to learn more of the story behind the story of each of these books. Plus you get to meet each member of the Nonfiction Ninjas! How great is that?!

Then, on the last day, Day 12, I’ll announce here on my blog the list of winners for each one of the books featured in this giveaway. So join in the fun. Every day for these 12 days! Here on my blog!!

(This giveaway is for folks in the continental US only. No overseas entries, please.)

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Twisted True Tales from Science: Insane Inventors
by Stephanie Bearce
Hip hip hooray for today’s featured book in our 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway! One of you will be our winner for today and will be receiving a free copy of this exciting book in your mailbox.

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Stephanie, thanks so much for visiting my blog today and offering readers the exciting chance to win a copy of your children’s book.

Stephanie, can you tell us who was the craziest inventor of all?
There are lots of wild stories about inventors and scientists, but I think my two favorites are Nikola Tesla and Tycho Brahe.

Tesla’s ideas were so far ahead of his time that people thought he was crazy. He had a vision and plan for cell phones in the 1890s. He also claimed to have a plan for a death ray gun. But we will never know how close he came to that, because the U.S. government seized all his papers immediately upon his death.

Brahe was probably truly a bit crazy. He got in a duel over a math problem and he kept a moose as a house pet. But he was also a genius astronomer. Often truth is stranger than fiction.

Why do you write nonfiction for kids?
I want kids to fall in love with history and science. School text books often give only facts and dates. They don’t tell the stories of these amazing people and their discoveries. When readers learn the true facts and stories, it makes science and history come to life, and they want to learn more!

Where do you get your ideas?
I read EVERYTHING! I love biographies, history books, memoirs, and science books. I listen to podcasts, read blogs, magazines, newspapers and watch documentaries. When a topic fascinates me I start doing research. The world is full of so many amazing stories, it’s hard to pick which one to write about.

Thanks, Stephanie! It was great to hear more of the “story behind the story”!


Hey everyone. Hop on board and join the fun!!!! You can enter your name once today for a chance to win a free copy of today’s featured book by one of our members of the Nonfiction Ninjas! All it takes is 2 easy steps.

Step One
Visit our brand new blog for children’s writers. CLICK HERE to go to Nonfiction Ninjas, and post a comment!

Step Two
Go to Rafflecopter and enter to win!
CLICK HERE to go to Rafflecopter and enter your name in the contest.

That’s it!

Be sure to stop back here on my blog tomorrow for Day 3 of our Gala Giveaway. You can enter your name for a chance to win our next featured children’s book. We’re giving away 11 amazing children’s books during our Gala Giveaway. And on Day 12, we’ll announce the winners, here on my blog. I hope you’ll be one of them!

But hey…why wait until the giveaway is over to get your hands on this children’s book? It’s great for holiday or birthday giving and perfect for your kiddos to enjoy. You can buy it today on Amazon or at your favorite online bookstores!


  1. Great interview, Stephanie and Nancy.

    • Thanks, Susie! It’s so exciting to have Stephanie visit my blog today!!!

  2. I know a couple of 5th graders who will love this book. Thanks for sharing

    • Great for any kid who likes to tinker with inventions!!!

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