Posted by: nancyisanders | November 16, 2018

The 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway! Day 8

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Welcome to Day 8 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 are 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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Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation
by Peggy Thomas
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 fascinating book in your mailbox.

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

Peggy, there are so many books on Thomas Jefferson, why did you write another one?
I never write a book unless I have something new to share with readers. Most people know Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and enlarged the nation with the Louisiana Purchase. But few realize that he went to great lengths to improve and grow American agriculture. That’s a story I thought was worth telling.

What surprised you most about how Jefferson “grew” the nation?
It is a toss up between mailing a moose to France in order to prove American strength and greatness, and risking the death penalty by stuffing his pockets full of rice and smuggling it out of Italy. He was kind of a rebel.

What do you hope young readers learn from this book?
I hope kids think about why Jefferson went to such great lengths to help farmers, and they come to understand how important agriculture is to our nation, not just in the past, but now. It is the foundation of all we do, and the founding fathers knew that. I also hope it inspires readers to think about where their food comes from and think of ways they could help farmers too.

Thanks, Peggy, for visiting my blog today. 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
Share this post on your favorite social media sites. It’s easy! Just click on the sharing buttons below to post this event and let your online friends know.

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 9 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. It’s great for your school or classroom library, and makes a great holiday donation to your local library! You can buy it today on Amazon or at your favorite online bookstores!


  1. This book pairs well with your George Washington Plants a Nation. Interesting perspective on both founding fathers.

    • Yes, I love this series of yours, too, Peggy!

  2. I have her Anatomy of Nonfiction Book. I know I would love this one, as well.

    • I have the Anatomy of Nonfiction book, too. It’s a must-have!

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