Sunday, October 26, 2008

Win 2 “Let’s Get Ready” Books!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

(We’re picking two winners!)

Here's how . . .


1. Check out Cedar Valley Publishing at http://www.cedarvalleypublishing.com and click “view our books.”
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us something you like about the books. 
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.


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Open to residents of the US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 10, 2008.

 

Meet Stacey of Cedar Valley Publishing

Tell us a little about you . . .

I am not a teacher or educator, and yet I created a book used by schools.  I didn’t create the alphabet, numbers, colors or shapes but found a way to repackage it for parents, kids and teachers.  With a telephone and a computer, I created www.cedarvalleypublishing.com. 10% of all profits are donated to literacy foundations and back to schools.  By donating back to a school, schools see my books and want to write grants to purchase more!

I am an author, publisher, consultant, blogger, speaker, motivator, spokesperson, CEO and Mom!

 

What is your business and where can we find it?

I run four companies from home:

www.cedarvalleypublishing.com

www.momcentralconsulting.com

www.mother-talk.com

www.staceykannenberg.com – coming soon

 

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes, mom-owned, mom invested and mom created!! I am the author and publisher of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! & Let’s Get Ready For First Grade! Both books are award-winning, state-approved and used inside homes and schools across the nation.  They are currently used in over 350 school districts from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon and in libraries and head start programs all across the country.   Parents, kids and grandparents all love them because they are not storybooks or workbooks; they are books meant to be read over and over that cover the curriculum for Kindergarten and First Grade. 

 

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I broke every rule starting out in the publishing world and in the end, it has been a blessing!! Has it been easy, no, it’s been long nights of burning both ends of the candle to juggle everything around my family schedule! I absolutely love it and can’t tell if I am working or playing!! My mantra is if two brothers from Ohio can change the face of aviation, that why can’t a mom, inspired by Oprah change education at the core!  I will be releasing the highly anticipated Spanish/English edition of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! iA prepararse para kindergarten!    My kids think it is hilarious that I am writing a Spanish book without being able to read or write the language.  As my 7 year old says, “Just hire a translator, duh, anyone can do anything!”   This is a true family business! Who better to help me write Let’s Get Ready For Second Grade! than my 2nd and 4th grader!

 

Where else can people find you?

www.cedarvalleypublishing.com/blog

http://twitter.com/StaceyKann

http://twittermoms.com//StaceyKann

On Facebook, Shoutlife, Ning, LinkedIn, JacketFlap as Stacey

Kannenberg

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am a mom inspired by Oprah to change education.  This has become my passion! Thirty-eight states are discussing all day 4 year-old Kindergarten because kids are not coming to school prepared.  But where are the public service announcements telling parents the 7 things they need to know for Kindergarten testing:  the alphabet all mixed up, number to 10 all mixed up, basic shapes, colors, coins, counting objects to 10 and how far they can count to 100? Schools purchase my books in bulk to help get parents, kids and teachers all on the same page of Kindergarten and First Grade!  Now I have a national platform speaking to educators, schools, parents and kids to help get everyone on the same page! 

 

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103 comments:

cpullum said...

Wow Let's get ready for kindergarten is great I looked at the sample pages and this is awsome!!!! Love all the detail put into helping us get our kids ready for school!

Mary512 said...

I liked the 'Lets Name the Seasons' Page in the Kindergarten Book. Great giveaway, thanks!

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windycindy said...

What cute books! I like all of the age appropriate activities in each book. The pages are colorful and friendly looking. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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Roberta said...

I love that the kindergarten book is Spanish and English! - my son start K next year and he will be taught it from there. We live in LA and we have alot of Spanish speakers in our community. Inspiring to read her interview. thanks.

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Roberta said...

I subscribe!

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cathyhall said...

A great entrepeneur, I love that 10% goes back to litercay foundations, but that in return creates her books to be seen by educators more! - An Oprah candidate for sure. Good luck with Cedar publising, though I'm sure you'll be just fine.

cathyhall said...

I subscribe, thanks so much for the giveaway.

Norris Family said...

HI, I looked through the sample pages in all 3 books - great ideas. Let's get ready is a really purposeful yet child friendly phrase. - would love to win. thank you.
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Kristie said...

I love how much it covers-even opposites and seasons-very neat!

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jceko77 said...

I like the illustrations and the bright colors.
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wigget said...

i like the graphics and the easy-to-follow instructions/questions

judybrittle said...

The books are really great. I would love Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like the Lets say opposites page, it is good to see what all kids need to know before they start kindergarden!

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Jesica said...

oh these are GREAT! super graphics for the kids, and a great guide for mommy to know what Jr. needs to know before the big K

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

Jessica W. said...

I love these books. The sample pages opened my eyes as to what Maddie will need to know for K...how nice to see before hand some K expectations!

Sandy said...

love the detail and love that went into these...please enter me thankyou..mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

agordon10 said...

love the illustrations

VickeC said...

I like the Lets Count in the kindergarden book,really nice book,thanks


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sweetsue said...

I love the activities-they look like a lot of fun for young children!

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Karen said...

Love the let's get read for kindergarten :)

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greengirl said...

I like the graphics, bright and engaging.

susan1215 said...

I would love Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten

Heather said...

Let's Get ready for kindergarten would be great for my daughter starting kindergarten next year

mverno said...

the colors are so lively

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

valerie2350 said...

fabulous illustrations :)

Hil'Lesha said...

This looks very fun and educational. :)

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Nad said...

They received so many awards for these books. They must be good!

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Nad said...

I'm a suscriber. Thanks!

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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win. My youngest will be starting PreK in the fall and this book would be fantastic for her. Thank you!
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megankortepeter said...

I like that the there is an English-Spanish version. It's like extra learning packed into the same book. Thanks!

sandra jensen said...

I love the bright colors and the pictures will really hold a child's interest.

Love to have one for my granddaughter!

Thanks!

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bocktalk said...

Kiddos are coming to school with less and less knoweledge acquired from home these days. Books like this are so helpful to help children be prepared and start them off on the right foot for school!

Sharon said...

what wonderful things for kids to learn early...and with fun...site is great and easy to navigate as well. thanks for entry :)

Sharon said...

am a subscriber...thanks!

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dcala said...

I love the Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten book.

kygirl said...

I like the opposites page.

RE said...

Lets count - the kindergarten book would be great!

Sheila said...

OK, I just saw this contest and HAVE to comment. I have these two books for my 4 and 6 yr. old. These books are the ONLY books my boys will pull out on their own and read! They are WONDERFUL!!!!!!! The pages are also wipeable and never stay dirty because I can wipe them down. The educational content is RIGHT ON THE MONEY!! I highly suggest them to anyone looking for the curriculum to be taught for these two grades. :)

Chantelle said...

I like the Lets Count in the kindergarden book,really nice book,thanks

- Marybeth I. said...

great idea! I love the first grade book.

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Sara G said...

I love the fun, bright and colorful artwork! THANKS!

Kari said...

I love the Lets Name the Seasons Page in the Kindergarten Book!

amweeks said...

I like that there's Spanish AND English!

Deane said...

As a mom trying to prepare her daughter for Kindergarten, I am loving this book. I especially like the page with the letters out of order.

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Veronica said...

These look like such great books! What a great giveaway, Thank you :)

vboackle said...

i like that these books prepare kids for school.

~BlkCat~ said...

I love that you do the Kindergarten one in Bilingual.

justicecw said...

I like that they give kids a heads up on what to expect at school! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Erica said...

I like that the books help to prepare children for what is to come in their first years of school.

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Kirsten said...

I love that there is a bilingual version of the kindergarten book.

amy said...

i loev that the books get kids ready for something before it happens...nice way to let them know. i think that would love the books. my children would love the kindergarten one. so bright and colorful...great great great enter us please
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karen and co. said...

Let's get ready for kindergarten looks like a great book! And it's great that the donate to literacy programs.

Cindy P. said...

I like that these are durable and made for children to actually use. My son will be in Kindergarten next year so this would be perfect for him.

Bettina said...

I like how the books are so bright to appeal to the kids!

RebekahC said...

My oldest is in kindergarten this year, and I think she'd really enjoy the Getting Ready for 1st Grade book. It looks like it'd be perfectly geared for kids that age, and I'd love to win it. Plus my youngest will be starting kindy in a few years, and she'd certainly enjoy that one as well.

Thanks for the entry.

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dvice said...

I like the artwork and engaging stories

yellowlabs said...

I love the Kindergarten book!

Candie said...

I like that they have books that get the children ready for Kindergarten. I think it is very important to get them ready for Kindergarten because it is a building block for all of the years to come

Jenna said...

I really like the graphics and how simple the books are!

Brenda S. said...

I liked the 'Lets Name the Seasons' Page in the Kindergarten Book. Thanks!!!

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Bakersdozen said...

I like the "Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten" book and the others as well. This seems like such a great tool for parents to share with their kids. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Dual languages on the Kindergarten book!

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Steph said...

I liked the different activities in the books, they really keep a kid busy and make learning fun.

Melissa B. said...

I like the Spanish option. But, the books themselves have eye appeal, and that's one thing you need for little ones.

Xenia S said...

What great books, I love the detail and all of the activities included.

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Becca Ann said...

What great books.. My daughter just entered kindergarten this year.. I would like the first grade books to get her ready during summer vacation!

Anonymous said...

I ike the illustrations.
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klp1965 said...

when i clicked the link it said NOT FOUND :(

redjennschroed said...

What great books! My oldest son just started Kindergarten thsi year and we were a little unsure how to porperly prepare him for it. Having these books would be so handy. I've got another little one that hasn't started school yet, so the Kindergarten and First Grade books are perfect for me. Thank you for the great contest.

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fancyfeet48 said...

like that the books help to prepare children for what is to come in their first years of school.
thanks for the chance to win

calgirl said...

Spanish and English Get Ready for Kindergarden looks great.

Tammy OHagan said...


Pick Me! Pick Me! I would love to win Let's Get Ready For Second Grade it would be perfect for our homeschooling!!

It's very kind of you to offer such a great giveaway, it rare that I see giveaways for people like us (avid readers & homeschoolers).


Count me in too please.


Thanks
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bev said...

These are nice educational books. I love the get ready for kindergarten and first grade ones. My granddaughter will be in kindergarten soon, so this would be nice to have for her. Thanks for having the contest!

donna444444 said...

They come in both English and Spanish.
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lilyk said...

I like how the books are easy to hold, interactive, and very durable.

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Helen said...

I like that there is a Spanish & English "Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!"

Gianna said...

They make learning fun, that is always a plus :)

Kristen said...

I like the Spanish and English. I think that's fantastic.

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Timster said...

I am not a teacher or educator.