Posted by: nancyisanders | November 17, 2018

The 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway! Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9 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.)

Wendy Transport

Transportation Technology: Inspired by Nature
by Wendy Hinote Lanier
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 very informative book in your mailbox.

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

Wendy, can you share with us why new technology is so important?
Technology is always changing. Things that people thought were impossible fifty years ago are common today. Our clothing and transportation are just two of the things that have changed over the years.

What kinds of things are affected by changing technology?
Clothing Inspired by Nature and Transportation Inspired by Nature are books about how plants and animals have inspired new technology. It’s the story behind some of the inventions that are changing the way we dress and get from place to place.

Why write these books?
Science affects all of us in ways we don’t always think about. It’s cool to learn about the science behind some of the things we use every day. The Inspired by Nature series from Focus Readers is a great way to get the story behind the story.

Thanks, Wendy, 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
Visit our brand new blog for children’s writers, 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 10 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? The paperback edition is great for holiday or birthday giving and perfect for your kiddos to enjoy. It also comes in library binding 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. What a cool book–showing how our sleek modern ideas are actually inspired by “old school” Mother Nature.

    • I agree, Pat. I think Wendy’s idea is brilliant!

  2. Wendy’s book sounds fascinating. I love biomimicry stuff!

    • I think kids do too! This book is such a great topic!

  3. Thanks for the shout out, Nancy!

    • You’re welcome, Wendy! It’s a joy to feature your book in our event!

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