Happy Book Birthday and a Giveaway!

I’m throwing myself a book birthday party and one lucky winner will receive the birthday gift! In celebration of the release of the Dorothy & Toto early reader chapter books that I wrote for Capstone, I’m giving away a full set of the hardcover library/classroom books. These books have reinforced binding and discussion questions at the end of each book and are illustrated by Monika Roe.

There are four books in total: Dorothy & Toto: What’s Your Name?, Dorothy & Toto: The Hunt for the Perfect Present, Dorothy & Toto: The Disappearing Picnic, and Dorothy & Toto: Little Dog Lost. For story summaries, click here. The paperback versions are currently available for pre-order (although some people have said they have received their pre-orders already). If you’d like to buy these books, order them at your favorite indie bookstore, or order online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound.

To enter the drawing to win a hardcover set of these books for yourself, a school or library, or a child or a friend, please comment by midnight Thursday, August 4th EST.U.S. mailing addresses only. I’ll contact the winner via email. I’d be happy to sign the copies if the winner chooses.

EDITED TO ADD: I used a random number generator to choose the winner of the set of DOROTHY & TOTO books. And the lucky winner is….(drum roll please)….Sharon Miner! Congratulations, Sharon! I’ve sent you an email requesting your mailing address and signing information. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and helped me celebrate! I plan to have another drawing for the set of paperback books later this fall (probably in late September/early October). I also plan to have a monthly newsletter filled with activities for kids, information, and more. Come back in the fall to sign up or comment below and I’ll add your name to the list. (If you receive a newsletter because you’ve commented here before and you’d rather not, it’s easy to unsubscribe.)

Thanks for helping me celebrate! Good luck and happy reading!


24 Responses to “Happy Book Birthday and a Giveaway!”

  1. Pam lansberry

    Happy book birthday! I can’t wait to share these with my students!

  2. Lisa Thaler

    Happy Book Birthday, Debbi. I would be thrilled to donate your books to my local library. Then many little readers can enjoy your series.

  3. Sharon Maughan

    Yay for your new book series, Debbi! My children devoured the early reader chapter books at our library when they were younger, and I’d love to add these to the collection there for more children to enjoy. 🙂

  4. Dylan Hatami

    Happy book birthday!! We are all so excited about the books!! Can’t wait to read about Dorothy’s new adventures!

  5. Susan Sakauye

    Congratulations Debbi!! I just finished ordering all four and can’t wait to read them to my grandsons. William attends the same elementary school that his dad did and I would love to add these to their library.

  6. Suzanne Morrone

    Happy Book Birthday! And a huge congratulations!!!

  7. Jason Kline

    Happy book birthday! It’s very exciting, I’m sure!

  8. Ann Bedichek Braden

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read these and share them with my Wizard-of-Oz-obsessed kiddos!

  9. Deborah Bruss

    First, I’d read them. Then pass them on to with granddaughters, with the stipulation that they give them to their small town library when they are done.

  10. Martin Johansson

    Happy book birthday! Can’t wait to read and share the books with our school.library.

  11. Sharon Miner

    Congratulations on your Book Birthday! That is awesome! Of course I would want you to sign them if I win, it will make them all the more special for others to read!

  12. D Yee

    Congratulations, can’t wait to share them with my students

  13. Stephanie Jong


    Happy Birthday and have fun celebrating your birthday!
    I would donate the books to Glenfeliz School Library in your honor since you taught at Glenfeliz School. I would like you to autograph the books so that the teachers can tell the students that they can be a writer just like you.