The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders — Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

Holiday gift giving and books go together like peanut butter and jelly, in my opinion, and when a book comes along that is perfect to be given to an entire family, it simply needs to be shared. The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders by Susan H. Magsamen is the book, and I hope it finds its way to many families this holiday season.

I love that this is more than just a book to be read with your children, as it includes an assortment of poems, stories, a variety of artwork, even selections from Shakespeare to be shared, in addition to its encouragement for families to extend the reading experiences with related activities.

Divided into five themed sections- Outdoor Exploring; Dream It, Make It; Magic and Make-Believe; Yummy in My Tummy; and Bathtime, Bedtime, Dreamtime- there’s something to interest everyone. There’s even a section for parents that explains how the selections included relate to a skill-based learning program focusing on essential skills for children to develop.

There’s clearly a lot here, and families can opt to use the resources and activities at whatever level with which they’re comfortable. So far, my youngest children and I have been sharing some poems and fingerplays and admiring some of the beautiful pieces of art in these pages. My four year old daughter hopes to do a few of the crafts suggested, which will be perfect for the upcoming cold wintry days. All in all, I believe this book will be consulted again and again, making it a true family treasure.

We’re pleased to offer two copies of The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders for giveaway. Leave one comment per person here to be entered (U.S. and Canada residents only, please). The winner will be announced in this column on 12/20.

5 Minutes for Book blogger Dawn’s children look forward to new books every year at Christmas, and she is happy to oblige. Her family’s traditions, and craziness, are shared on her blog, my thoughts exactly.

Disclosure: I received a copy for review purposes.



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1 BJ December 6, 2010 at 5:12 am

Sounds like a great book to have.

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2 Jenn December 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

This does sound like an awesome book! I have a couple other treasuries and I love them – we save them for reading together.

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3 Lindsay December 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

My kids LOVE books! This one looks great!

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4 Kristie December 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

Sounds like a really neat book that I’d love to share with my children :-)

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5 Kristin December 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

This sounds liek a wonderful book.

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6 AutumH December 6, 2010 at 10:52 am

This seems like such a wonderful book to share with my children. Thank you for the opportunity.

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7 TerritoryMom December 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

Great giveaway. My kids would enjoy it.!!!

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8 Vilmarys December 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

Great giveaway!!! Sounds like a wonderful book!

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9 Sharen December 6, 2010 at 11:56 am

Sounds like a great book!

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10 christy davis December 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

my kids love to read and be read to so new books are always very very welcomed here! thanks for the chance :)

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11 Jessica Harwood December 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

This would be so much fun to have in my library!

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12 Jaimie K December 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I’d love to add this to our collection! Thanks!

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13 Aleksandra December 6, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Looks like a great read – thanks for the chance to win!

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14 Debby December 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

My grandchildren would love this books!

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15 Kimberly December 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm

What a lovely sounding book! Would love it to share with DD & DS!

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16 Megret December 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Love how it’s divided into categories.
Would love to win this book!
Thanks,
megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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17 Ellen C. December 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I’d love to win. Thanks!

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18 angie December 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm

this would be an awesome book to have

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19 Zoey December 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Just starting to read to my kids regularly and this sounds splendid! Would be even more special if my toddlers can read it to their baby sister in a few years :)

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20 Natalia December 7, 2010 at 1:50 am

Would like to win it for my daughter

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21 megan russell December 7, 2010 at 7:45 am

my kiddos would love this book

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22 Cheryl Reina-Thunstrom December 7, 2010 at 9:38 am

This would be a great book to add to my kids collection. They love reading and I am always looking for great books to share with them,.

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23 Idaho Jill December 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

What a great resource to have!

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24 Jennifer Bogart December 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

This sounds fun! Please enter us :).

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25 Julie December 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

please enter me

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26 Jessica T December 7, 2010 at 3:04 pm

This looks lovely

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27 judy brittle December 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm

This sounds like a wonderful book! Thank you!

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28 Casey December 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I like the way the book is broken down into themes. Would love to share this with my daughters. Thanks!

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29 Debby December 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm

What child would not love to have this book? Great gift, my grandkids would love it.

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30 Debby December 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm

My oldest granddaughter would love to look at these books. Great gift!

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31 Debby December 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm

My grankids love for me to read to them and this would be perfect. Thanks!

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32 Alison S. December 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Thanks for hosting this. :-)

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33 merlene saunders December 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I love to read to my kids we dont have a very big selection of books and the one we do have we’ve read them so many times my kids bout have them memmorized to be able to put a good quality book like this under the tree for my two children and i to enjoy would be very nice.

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34 Karen Propes December 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm

This looks like a great book
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35 staceyk December 8, 2010 at 12:58 am

a book would be a great prize

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36 ADEILIA TRISTANI December 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

I AM TRYING TO INCORPORATE MORE READING INTO OUR FAMILY
THIS WOULD BE AMAZING

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37 CaroleM December 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

Sounds wonderful!!

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38 Wendy December 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Please enter me.

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39 Jeanine December 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm

This book would be great to read to my grandchildren and pass on to other generations in my family.

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40 Debby December 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Great book. I love to read to my grandkids.

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41 katklaw777 December 9, 2010 at 7:36 am

Excellent book…thanks for the great giveaway!

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42 Jen December 9, 2010 at 10:38 am

I love books like this!

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43 Beth December 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

This would be a great book for my three kids! Thanks for the chance!

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44 melissa n December 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm

sounds like a great book :)

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45 Daniel M December 9, 2010 at 6:31 pm

bet my niece would like it

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46 nan December 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm

i would love this
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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47 Go Amie December 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

This sounds like a book that would “fit” a kid for a long time. :)

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48 Adele December 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Wow! This sounds like a very fascinating book. I would love the opportunity to share this with my grandson.

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49 Samantha R December 11, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Sounds like a neat book!

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50 Mary December 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Sounds like a wonderful book that will become a fondly remembered classic!

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51 Staci A December 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

This sounds like a great book. I would love to share it with my son!

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52 nancy December 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

would love this book :)
thanks!

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53 Sheila K. December 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

My granddaughter would love this book!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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54 Elsie December 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Thsi book sounds ageless and timeless…those are the best kind!
I’m wishing on a snowy night that we are lucky and can share this book within the generations of our family!

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55 Christina December 17, 2010 at 5:50 am

This is a great book, in compilation form, because, classics of childhood books meant so very much to me as a I was growing up and I’m sure will mean quite a bit to succeeding generations also!

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